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Gyan Prabha - Educational & Vocational Support scheme for people with disabilities

The Gyan Prabha scheme aims to motivate people with disabilities to pursue higher education or skill development courses.

About Gyan Prabha

  • There are three categories of courses supported - Professional, Graduation and Post-Graduation Courses, and Vocational Courses.
  • Specific amount per course will be given to cover fees, transportation, books, out of pocket expenses, etc.
  • The frequency and duration of funding will depend on the specific course structure of the courses. The frequency can be monthly, trimester wise, six-monthly, or annually.
  • The time allowed for the disabled person to complete the course will be decided by an authority from the concerned Institute.

Eligibility for Gyan Prabha
  • No age and income limit
  • Disabled person should have one of the disabilities under the National Trust Act, 1999
  • Disabled person should not be enrolled under Gharaunda, Samarth, Disha or Vikaas.
  • Disabled person should be enrolled only under one course under Gyan Prabha at a particular point of time.
  • Courses applied for should be recognized by the competent state or central authority.
How to enrol
  • Applicant logs into National trust website for the application form. Form has to be submitted online only. No application fee for this scheme.
  • Upload scanned documents along with application form.
  • Send print-out of the filled application form along with supporting documents of final admission to the National Trust within 40 days.

Documents for enrolment
  • Birth certificate of applicant.
  • Disability Certificate
  • Bank details with account number, name of account holder, name of the bank, name of bank branch, IFSC code etc.
  • ID proof of parent or guardian
  • Admission records of the college, or institute.
  • Document mentioning maximum time duration allowed to applicant to complete the course.
  • Undertaking given on minimum 50% attendance by the student to be given by parents or the guardians as proof for declaration of transportation.

For list of courses covered under Gyan Prabha, click here - http://thenationaltrust.gov.in/content/scheme/gyan-prabha.php

For scholarship details, click here - http://thenationaltrust.gov.in/content/scheme/gyan-prabha.php


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