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Ministry of Education

Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Protsahan Yojana: Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme

Economically Weaker Sections
Education Loan
Interest Subsidy
Professional Programmes
Technical Programmes
Application Process
Documents Required
Frequently Asked Questions
The “Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Protsahan Yojana: Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme” was launched by the Ministry of Education (Erstwhile Ministry of Human Resource Development), Government of India in the year 2009. The scheme provides full interest subsidy during the moratorium period on loans availed under the Model Education Loan Scheme of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) to students belonging to economically weaker sections whose annual parental income is up to ₹4.5 Lakhs from all sources. The subsidy is allowed for pursuing higher education in professional/technical courses only from NAAC accredited Institutions or professional/technical programmes accredited by NBA or Institutions of National Importance or Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) in India. Canara Bank has been appointed as Nodal Bank for the implementation of the scheme.
List of Technical/Professional Courses:
Eligible Bank:
  • The Scheme is adopted by all Scheduled Banks/Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)/Cooperative Banks and is linked with the existing Model Educational Loan Scheme of the Indian Banks’ Association.
Nodal Bank:
  • The Scheme shall continue to be implemented through Canara Bank, which is the Nodal Bank for the Ministry of Education. Modalities for implementation and monitoring shall be finalized in consultation with the Canara Bank.
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