Jagananna Vidya Deevena

Brief objective

Scholarships are of great importance to all of the students who are not able to pay their fees because of various financial burden on the family. Under this scheme, full fee reimbursement benefits will be given to approximately 14 Lakhs students of the state.

Benefits to the citizens

Financial funds will be provided to all of the students who are willing to study and gain higher education but unable to pay their fees because of the financial burden of their family. The reimbursement is to be directly credited into the mothers’ account of the students in four installments annually.


Under Jagan Anna Vidya Deevena Scheme, the fee of students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, backward classes, minorities, Kapus, economically backward classes and differently-abled categories will be reimbursed.

Any student whose annual family income is less than Rs. 2.5 lakh are eligible under Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme.

Those with 10 acres of wetland and 25 acres of dry land are also eligible for the benefit.

There is no income limit for students hailing from families of sanitation works and those who are professionally dependent on taxi, auto, and tractor. However, the income taxpayers will not be eligible.

Initially, the full fee reimbursement will be extended to students pursuing B Tech, B Pharmacy, M Tech, M Pharmacy, MBA, MCA, BEd and such courses.

How to apply

The institutions in which the students are enrolled will apply for fee reimbursement.

Whom to contact (implementation agency at the state/district level)

Department of Higher Education

Jagananna Vasathi Deevena Scheme

Brief objective

This scheme aims to improve the Gross Enrolment Rate (GER), provide quality higher education, ensure continuation of students in the stream of higher education, and equip the students with essential skills.

Benefits to the citizens

Under Jagananna Vasathi Deewana, the government provides for the hostel and mess charges of BPL students.

Industrial Training Institute Courses (ITI) students will receive Rs 10,000 every year, polytechnic students get Rs15,000, and  degree students get Rs 20,000 as fee reimbursement.

Full fee reimbursement is provided for SC/ST students irrespective of courses.


The students pursuing the following courses are eligible-

Polytechnic; ITI; Degree; PG/Ph.D

The students must be enrolled in the following institution

Government or Government Aided

Private Colleges affiliated to State Universities/ Boards.

The family’s annual income should be less than Rs 2.5 Lakh per anum.

Beneficiaries should only have the wetland below 10 acres/ agricultural land below 25 acres/ or wetland and agricultural land under 25 acres.

The beneficiaries should not own any four-wheelers (Car, Taxi, Auto, etc).

Government employees are not eligible for the scheme. All sanitary workers irrespective of their salary/ recruitment, are eligible.

If anyone in the family is availing pension then he or she is not eligible for the scheme.

How to apply

Link to Online application  : Jagananna Vasathi Deevena Scheme

Whom to contact

The Social Welfare Department is the Nodal Department for execution of the scheme.

Additional Information

The following documents are required if you are applying for the scheme in the Andhra Pradesh region:-

Residential proof; Aadhar card; College admission certificate; Admission fee receipt; Income certificate; BPL or EWS certificates; Parents’ occupational certificate; Non-tax payer declaration; Bank account details