JnanaBhumi – AP Scholarship Portal (Apply Online)

JnanaBhumi Portal is a complete digital platform for organizing scholarships & other educational activities in Andhra Pradesh. Instigated in the year 2017.

The major activities like scholarship applications, status, and disbursement of the scholarships are carried out on this portal.

Every year, the Government of AP disburses the scholarship schemes worth Rs. 6,500 crore to the students of various categories in AP.

The following are the scholarships available at JnanaBhumi Portal.

ScholarshipHow to Apply?
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, EBC, BC, Minorities, Kapu & Differently Abled CategoriesApply Here
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST & Disabled ChildrenApply Here
YSR Vidyonnathi SchemeApply Here
Ambedkar Overseas Vidyanidhi for SC, ST, EBC, BC, Brahmin, Kapu, and Minority StudentsApply Here
Skill Upgradation SchemeApply Here

JnanaBhumi Post-Matric Scholarship 2020

The AP Govt. has launched the Post-matric scholarship to provide the financial assistance for SC, ST, EBC, BC, Kapu, Minority, and Differently Abled Category students.

This scheme is divided into two categories

  1. Jagananna Vidya Deevena
  2. Jagananna Vasathi Deevena

Jagananna Vidya Deevena:

This scheme is launched to provide the full tuition fee to all the eligible candidates. The complete fee (Fee Reimbursement) will get credited to the college’s bank account.

Jagananna Vasathi Deevena

The eligible candidates will get hostel and food expenses through this scheme.

  • ITI Students will get Rs. 10,000/- per year towards the hostel & food expenses
  • Rs. 15000/- per year will be provided for Polytechnic Students
  • Candidates pursuing Degree and above courses will get a scholarship amount of Rs. 20,000/- per year.

Students are advised to go through the eligibility criteria thoroughly before applying for the scheme.


  • Candidates pursuing Polytechnic/Diploma Education
  • Students studying ITI course
  • Candidates pursuing Degree or above at Govt. or Private Colleges/ Universities.
  • All the Day Scholar students, Students staying in College Attached Hostels, and Department Attached Hostels are eligible to apply
  • The attendance percentage of the candidate should be 75% or above
  • The family’s income must be less than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum
  • Family’s landholding must be less than 10 acres (wetland) and less than 25 acres in the case of dry land
  • No person in the family should be the Govt. Employee or Pensioner (Exemption is given for Sanitary Workers)
  • Families holding 4 wheeler vehicles are not eligible (Tractors, Taxies are exempted)

How to Apply?

The eligible candidates can submit the application by following the below procedure.

  • Firstly, download the application form of JnanaBhumi Scholarship using the below button
  • There are about 32 fields in the form, fill up all the details and submit it to the college’s principal.
  • It is the responsibility of the Principal to verify the submitted applications.
  • After the verification, the principal will submit your application online through the JnanaBhumi website.
  • You will get notified through an SMS after the successful submission of your application.
  • Visit the nearest Meeseva Centre, provide your Application ID and the Aadhar Number to get access to the online application form.
  • Login to the website through the provided details
  • Verify the submitted details and correct the details if you find any mistakes.

Post-Matric Renewal Process

  • The student has to approach the college’s principal for the renewal process
  • The principal will enter the essential details of the students into the portal
  • An SMS will be sent to your registered mobile number after the completion of the renewal application
  • Verify the details in the application form and give your biometric authentication at the college
  • With that, your renewal process finishes

JnanaBhumi Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST, BC & Disabled Children

JnanaBhumi Pre-Matric Scholarship: The Govt. of AP has introduced this scheme to minimize the drop-outs from classes 5th to 10th.

The Pre-Matric Scholarship provides financial assistance to the students pursuing between class V and Class X of SC, ST, BC & Disabled categories.

Note: This scheme is provided to the students studying at Government schools only.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students Pursuing classes from 5th to 10th at Government schools
  • The family’s annual income must be less than Rs. 2,00,000/- only (Less than Two Lakh Rupees)
  • The student must belong to SC or ST or BC or Disabled Category

Note: Students belonging to the BC category are eligible to apply for 9th & 10th Classes only.

How to Apply?

The eligible candidates have to submit the application at the official portal of JnanaBhumi.

Selection Procedure

  • After the submission of the application at the official website, the HWO (Hostel Welfare Officer) will verify your application.
  • After the successful verification, the School Principal will confirm the student.

YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme 2020

YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme (Earlier it was NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme) is introduced in the year 2015 to provide free coaching for civil aspirants.

Initially, this scheme was provided to SCs and STs, later extended opportunity for BC, Minorities, Kapu, EBC, Brahmin categories.

Around 3850 students got benefited from the notification released in the year 2018.

Recently, the government has released a notification in the month of January 2020 to provide free coaching for Group-1 aspirants.

Ambedkar Overseas Vidyanidhi Scheme 2020

The government of Andhra Pradesh has introduced the “Ambedkar Overseas Vidyanidhi Scheme” to provide financial assistance to the students who are willing to pursue their higher studies at foreign universities.

The selected list of candidates will get the financial support of Rs. 10 lakh to 15 Lakhs.

Students belonging to SC, ST, BC, EBC, Kapu, Brahmin, and Minority categories can check the detailed eligibility & apply online.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must belong to the SC, ST, BC, EBC, Kapu, Brahmin, and Minority categories only
  • The family’s income must be less than Rs. 6,00,000/- per annum (Less than Six Lakh Rupees Only)

Required Documents:

Following are the required documents needed to bring to the verification process

  • Admission offer letter from the Foreign University
  • Scorecard of IELTS or TOEFL
  • Passport
  • I 20
  • SSC Certificate
  • Provisional Certificate
  • Income & Caste Certificate
  • GRE or equivalent scorecard

Application & Selection Process

The application & selection process is carried out in 3 stages

  1. Student Registration
  2. Verification at the Welfare Department
  3. Releasing of the Scholarship Amount

The detailed process has been explained in graphical format in the below infographic.

Ambedkar Overseas Vidyanidhi Infographic

JnanaBhumi Ambedkar Overseas Vidyanidhi Infographic

Jnanabhumi Skill Upgradation Scheme 2020

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is providing the Skill Upgradation Scheme for SC category students.

This scheme offers free coaching for TOEFL, IELTS, GRE & GMAT.

The candidates who belong to SC Category and willing to pursue higher education in foreign universities can apply for the scheme.

Around 400 to 500 students get benefited every year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be from Andhra Pradesh State
  • Only SC Category students are eligible to apply
  • Must have completed graduation from any of the recognized institution/ university
  • The candidates who are pursuing final year of graduation can also apply
  • Annual income of the family must be less than Rs. 2,00,000/- (Less than Two Lakh Rupees)


The eligible candidates will get free coaching for the following entrance tests

  • GRE
  • GMAT
  • Other entrance tests for the admission into foreign universities

Note: The selected students have to take coaching at the empanelled institutes only.

Application Procedure

The government officials release the notification twice in the year. Usually, the notification arrives in the months of June & October.

After releasing the official notification, eligible candidates have to submit the application on the official website of Jnanabhumi.

Application process is carried out through online mode only. No application is accepted through offline method.

After the announcement of the notification, our team will update the direct application link right here.

Required Documents

The below list gives you the basic set of documents required to be uploaded at the time of application submission.

  • Residential Address proof (Domicile Certificate)
  • Certificate of Graduation (For those who finished)
  • A valid Income Certificate
  • Aadhar Card
  • Other Educational Documents

Note: Candidates are advised to check the official notification for the updated list of documents.

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