The state government has launched Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana (KSSY) to provide education loan for those student who are pursuing higher studies. Under this scheme, the students would be provided education loan at an interest rate of just 1% by the several banks.
The objective of Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana (KSSY) is to reduce the burden of parents who can not afford to fee for higher studies. The state government has allocated the fund of Rs. 500 crore in the state budget for successful implementation of this scheme.
Moreover, this scheme will provide loan up to Rs. 10 lakh at 1% of interest rate to the students. The intention behind this scheme is to motivate the poor students to complete the higher studies.
Application Forms of Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana (KSSY)
Interested and eligible students can apply for Sikhya Sathi Yojana through both offline and online modes to get education loan. The offline applications can be made by visiting any of the following bank branches.
List of Banks for KSSY Education Loan
|S. No.||Bank Name|
|3||Bank of Baroda|
|4||Bank of India|
|5||Bank Of Maharastra|
|6||Bharatiya Mahila Bank|
|9||central Bank of India|
|13||India Overseas Bank|
|14||Oriental Bank of Commerce|
|15||Punjab & Sind Bank|
|16||Punjab National Bank|
|17||State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur|
|18||State Bank of Hyderabad|
|19||State Bank of India|
|20||State bank of Mysore|
|21||State Bank of Travancore|
|24||Union Bank of India|
|25||United Bank of India|
|27||Axis Bank Ltd|
|29||City Union Bank|
|34||Indus Ind Bank|
|36||Karur vysya Bank|
|37||Kotak Mahindra Bank|
|38||laxmi Vilas Bank|
|39||Standard Chartered Bank|
|40||the South Indian Bank Ltd|
|42||Orissa State Co-op. Bank|
The sample application form of KSSY education loan scheme can be downloaded from the below link
Sample Application Form Download.
Apply Online for KSSY at vidyalakshmi.co.in
Below is the step by step online application procedure for Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana (KSSY) education loan scheme
STEP 1: Visit the official website at dheodisha.gov.in.
STEP 2: After reaching on website, click on “Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana(KSSY)” link.
STEP 3: On the next page, all the guidelines and online application link is provided. Read all the scheme guidelines and online application form instructions and click on “Click here to apply” button at the bottom of the page.
STEP 4: A new portal named www.vidyalakshmi.co.in will be opened, click the “Register” link to fill the registration form for education loan.
STEP 5: After clicking the “Register” button, fill all the required details in the appeared form.
STEP 6: After filling all the details, click on terms and conditions link because without click on terms and condition link candidate will not be able to complete the form.
STEP 7: Then click on “Submit” button and the candidate will be registered successfully.
STEP 8: After registration, candidate can login using his/her email and password.
STEP 9: Candidate have to click on “Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana (KSSY) Application Form 2017-18” link.
STEP 10: Application form will be appeared on the next page, fill all details in form and submit.
List of Documents Required for KSSY
The list of required documents for applying for the education loan under Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana is available at the below link
Eligibility Criteria of Kalinga Sikhya Sathi Yojana (KSSY)
- This scheme is only for citizens of Odisha state.
- Applicant’s family income should be less than 4.5 lakh per annum from all sources.
- Security will be deposited as per bank rules.
- All category students even SC/ST and backward can apply for the loan.
The students who wants to undergo higher studies in education, medical, engineering, management, law and others can avail the education loan under the new scheme.
To get more information about the scheme visit on official website dheodisha.gov.in
Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana Approved by Odisha Cabinet
Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana, an education loan scheme launched in June 2016 has got approved by the state cabinet on 8th August 2016. Under the Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana, the meritorious students would be provided education loans at just 1% of interest rates to achieve their dreams of higher education. The loan, however, would be given only to candidates whose annual household income is less than Rs. 6.00 Lakh.
The loans under the new scheme would be available to students who are willing to take higher education in medical, engineering, management, law and other fields. The state government has already made an allocation of Rs. 500 Crores to implement the scheme. The allocation has been made from the Government’s own resources.
Launch of Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana as Education Loan Scheme in Odisha
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a new education loan scheme for poor meritorious students in the state. Named as “Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana” the state government will provide education loans at interest of just 1 percent per annum to the poor students.
Objective of Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana
The objective of the scheme is to ensure that the meritorious students from the poor families enroll into the higher studies. Until now, many such students does not enroll into the higher studies due to lack of the funds, but Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana will ensure help to such students and their better future.
The students wants to undergo higher studies in education, medical, engineering, management, law and others can avail the education loan under the new scheme. The scheme will definitely reduce the burden of education loans and financial stress on the poor households across the state. On the next day of launch, students also thanked Mr. Chief Minister by visiting his residence.
The state government has earmarked Rs. 500 crores for Kalinga Sikshya Sathi Yojana from its own resources. The state government has dedicated this scheme to former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on his birth centenary.