Vidyajyothi Scheme Govt. of Kerala
Vidyajyothi scheme is an initiative of the govt. of Kerala which aims to provide financial aid for the education of the physically handicapped students of the state. The Social Justice department and the KSSM ( Kerala Social Security Mission ) initiated this scheme and the goal is providing educational ease for physically handicapped students ( 40% or above ) by providing them the financial aid for study materials and uniforms. According to a survey from KSSM, there were around 7,79,793 differently-abled people ( source:
sid.kerala.gov.in ). Out of that number, around 1,30,799 people were below 18 years of age. For the upliftment of their education, the Social Justice Department launched the Vidyajyothi scheme.
VIDYA JYOTHI Scheme Benefits
Class or Course Financial aid for study material Financial aid for Uniform 9 th to 10 th class ₹. 1000/- to 50 students each from every district ₹. 1500/- to 30 students each from every district 11 th, 12 th, POLYTECHNIC, ITI, VHSC ₹. 2000/- to 50 students each from every district ₹. 1500/- to 30 students each from every district DEGREE, DIPLOMA OR PROFESSIONAL COURSE ₹. 3000/- to 25 students each from every district No information available POST GRADUATION ₹. 3000/- to 20 students each from every district No information available Also Check out
National Scholarship Portal for Latest updates on the government scholarhsip schemes
Kerala Vidyajyothi Scheme application procedure
Visit the Vidyajyothi scheme page of the official social justice department of Kerala portal by following this link Scroll down and select the Application form option given under the documents section as shown in the image below.
The pdf file of the form will appear on your screen , download the form and get a print of the form.
Fill the form properly and attach the necessary documents with it then submit it to the concerned authority of Social Justice department of Kerala.
Eligibility criteria and List of required documents
Eligibility Documents Applicant must be a student of government or state-aided institute Document to verify that the student is studying in a govt. or govt aided institution. She/he needs to submit the medical certificate showing 40% or more disability Passport size photo BPL category applicants are given priority Medical certificate showing 40% or more disability Applicants must be a resident of the state If BPL then a BPL certificate is also required Bank details of the beneficiary or parents
Check beneficiary list
To check the list of beneficiaries of the scheme visit the official portal of social justice department of Kerala from here. Scroll down and select the beneficiary details option given under the target group section as shown in the image below.
The list page will open where you need to select your financial year and district. After selecting the beneficiary list for the same will appear on your screen as shown in the image below.
Provisions of RPWD ( Rights of Persons with Disabilities )
Leprosy cured persons Low vision or Blindness Leprosy cured persons Dwarfism Hearing impairment Locomotor Disability Mental illness Intellectual Disability Parkinson’s disease Acid Attack victim Multiple Disabilities including deaf blindness Sickle Cell disease Thalassemia Hemophilia Speech and Language disability Multiple Sclerosis Learning Disabilities Chronic Neurological Conditions Muscular Dystrophy Cerebral Palsy Autism Spectrum Disorder Mental illness Source of the information is Socia Justice department of Kerala sjd.kerala.gov.in/