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HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme 2023-24

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HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme 2023-24

The HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme for the year 2023-24 is an endeavor by HDFC Bank to provide assistance to deserving students facing financial hardships due to their disadvantaged backgrounds. This scholarship initiative is tailored to assist students in Classes 1 to 12, as well as those pursuing diplomas, ITI, polytechnic, undergraduate, and postgraduate programs, including both general and professional courses. Through the ECSS program, students encountering financial constraints caused by personal or family crises or other economic difficulties jeopardizing their education receive financial aid of up to INR 75,000 to facilitate their academic pursuits.

About the Program
HDFC Bank, recognized as a prominent financial service provider in India, has launched this scholarship as a key component of its Educational Crisis Scholarship Support (ECSS) flagship program. The bank is deeply committed to various educational and livelihood training projects as part of its social initiative, Parivartan.

ECSS Programme for Postgraduate Courses
Here are the particulars of the HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme for Postgraduate Courses (Merit-cum-Need Based) for the year 2023-24:
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:
The details of eligibility are as follows:
  • Applicants must be enrolled in postgraduate programs encompassing general courses (e.g., MCom, MA) and professional courses (e.g., MTech, MBA) at accredited colleges or universities in India.
  • Applicants are required to have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their previous qualifying examinations.
  • The annual family income should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.
Preference will be accorded to applicants grappling with personal or familial crises that have transpired within the past three years, leading to their inability to meet the cost of education and putting them at risk of discontinuation.

This program is exclusively available to Indian nationals.

Benefits:
The program offers financial support as:
  1. For general postgraduate courses: INR 35,000
  2. For professional postgraduate courses: INR 75,000
ECSS Programme for Undergraduate Courses
Likewise, the HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme for Undergraduate Courses (Merit-cum-Need Based) for the year 2023-24 includes the following details:
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Students must be pursuing undergraduate programs encompassing general courses (e.g., BCom, BSc, BA, BCA) and professional courses (e.g., BTech, MBBS, LLB, B Arch, Nursing) at accredited colleges or universities in India.
  2. A minimum of 55% marks in the previous qualifying examination is mandatory.
  3. The annual family income should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.
Preference will, once again, be directed towards applicants suffering from personal or familial crises that have transpired within the past three years, leading to their inability to meet the cost of education and putting them at risk of discontinuation.
This program is also only available to Indian nationals.

Benefits:
  • For general undergraduate courses: INR 30,000
  • For professional undergraduate courses: INR 50,000
ECSS Programme for School Students

Finally, the HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme for School Students (Merit-cum-Need Based) for the year 2023-24 offers the following details:
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students currently enrolled in Classes 1 to 12, diploma, ITI, and polytechnic courses within private, government, or government-aided schools are eligible.
  • A minimum of 55% marks in the previous qualifying examination is mandatory.
  • The annual family income should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.
Priority will be accorded to candidates facing personal or family challenges that have occurred in the previous three years, resulting in their inability to cover educational expenses and placing them in jeopardy of discontinuing their studies.

This initiative is solely open to individuals who are Indian nationals.

Benefits:
  • For Class 1 to 6: INR 15,000
  • For Class 7 to 12, Diploma, ITI, & Polytechnic students: INR 18,000
Previous Year Scholarships and Results: 2022
HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECS Scholarship in School Programme (Merit-cum-Need Based) 2022-23
Deadline: March 15, 2023
Eligibility
  • Candidates should be presently registered in Classes 1 to 12, attending either a private, government or government-aided educational institution.
  • Successful completion of the previous qualifying examination with a minimum of 55% marks is mandatory.
  • The total annual family income should not surpass INR 2.5 lakh.
  • Priority will be granted to individuals confronting personal or family hardships that have arisen within the preceding three years, hindering their ability to sustain educational expenses and jeopardizing their educational pursuits.
  • Applicants who are children of HDFC Bank or Buddy4Study employees are not eligible for consideration.
  • This opportunity is exclusively available to Indian citizens.
Benefits
  • For Class 1 to 6: INR 15,000
  • For Class 7 to 12: INR 18,000
HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECS Scholarship for Undergraduation Programme (Merit-cum-Need Based) 2022-23
Deadline: March 15, 2023

Eligibility
  • Applicants should be actively engaged in pursuing undergraduate programs, encompassing both general streams (e.g., BCom, BSc, BA, BCA) and professional courses (e.g., BTech, MBBS, LLB, B Arch, Nursing) at accredited educational institutions in India.
  • Students pursuing Diploma courses after completing Class 10 or 12 are also eligible to apply.
  • A minimum of 55% marks in the previous qualifying examination is a prerequisite.
  • The total annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 lakh.
  • Priority will be granted to candidates experiencing personal or family difficulties that have transpired within the past three years, creating obstacles to covering educational expenses and placing them at risk of discontinuation.
  • Applicants who are offspring of HDFC Bank or Buddy4Study employees are not eligible for consideration.
  • This opportunity is exclusively accessible to Indian nationals.
Benefits
  • For diploma courses: INR 20,000
  • For general UG courses: INR 30,000
  • For professional UG courses: INR 50,000
HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECS Scholarship for Postgraduation Programme (Merit-cum-Need Based) 2022-23
Deadline: March 15, 2023
Eligibility
  • To be eligible, applicants should be actively pursuing postgraduate programs encompassing both general courses (e.g., MCom, MA) and professional programs (e.g., MTech, MBA) at accredited colleges or universities in India.
  • Successful completion of the previous qualifying examination with a minimum score of 55% is a mandatory requirement.
  • The total annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 lakh.
  • Priority will be afforded to individuals grappling with personal or family crises that have transpired within the past three years, impeding their ability to afford educational expenses and putting them in danger of discontinuing their studies.
  • Applicants who are children of HDFC Bank or Buddy4Study employees will not be considered for this scholarship.
  • This opportunity is exclusively open to Indian citizens.
Benefits
  • For general PG courses: INR 35,000
  • For professional PG courses: INR 75,000
FAQs
Q. What is the selection process for HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme?
The selection process for HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme is a multi-stage procedure through which students are chosen based on their merit, financial need, or personal/family crises. The process includes:
  1. Shortlisting of Candidates
  2. Document Verification
  3. Personal Interview
  4. Announcement of Final List of Scholars
Q. I do not have my current year’s admission fee receipt for my B.Tech. (first-year) program. How can I avail of this scholarship?
To apply for this scholarship, you need to provide proof of your current year's admission. If you do not have the fee receipt, you can submit your admission letter or admission confirmation letter as an alternative to be considered for the scholarship.

Q. What is the application deadline for HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme?
  • There are three application deadlines for HDFC Bank Parivartan's ECSS Programme:
  • First application deadline: September 30, 2023
  • Second application deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Third application deadline: March 31, 2024
Q. I scored 53.4% marks in my Class 8 examination. Can I apply for this scholarship?
No, the eligibility criteria require a minimum of 55% marks in your qualifying examination. Therefore, you may not meet the eligibility requirements for this scholarship with a score of 53.4%.
Q. If selected, will I receive this scholarship for subsequent years of study?
No, this scholarship is a one-time award. To receive it in subsequent years, you must reapply as a new applicant when the scholarship is renewed for the year.
Q. What document must be uploaded as income proof during the application?
You can upload any of the following documents as income proof:
  • Income certificate issued by SDM/DM/Tehsildar/Collector's Office
  • Salary slip or a letter from your employer
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)
  • Affidavit
Q. What documents are required for different crisis cases?
For different crisis situations, specific documents should be submitted:
  • Death of earning family member: Death certificate
  • Job loss in the family: A letter from the organization confirming the job loss
  • Self-employment failure: Affidavit from a Notary stating self-employment failure
  • Expenditure on medical treatment/critical illness: Medical report or prescription from the doctor documenting the illness
  • Covid-19 affected: Covid-19 test report or any other document proving Covid-19 infection.
  • Natural disasters: Document issued by government authorities confirming the impact of a natural disaster
Q. I completed my Class 12 examination in 2022 and was admitted to B.Tech (1st year) after a gap year. Can I apply for this scholarship?
Yes, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship provided you have proof of your current year's admission, which demonstrates your educational continuity after the gap year.

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