Punjab & Sind Bank Education Loan Scheme | Eligibility & more

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In this article, you will find the complete details of the Education Loan Scheme provided by Punjab & Sind Bank such as Eligibility, Eligible courses, Documents required and more.



For Vocational Education

Vocational/Skill development courses of duration from 2 months to 3 years run or supported by: A ministry/Department//Organization of the Government or a company/society/organization supported by National Skill Development Corporation or State Skill Mission/State Skill Corporations, preferably leading to a certificate/diploma/degree etc. issued by the Govt. Organization or organization recognized/authorized by the government to do so. State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) may add other skill development courses/programmes,having good employability.

For Higher Studies in India and Abroad:

Studies in India: (Indicative list)

  • Approved courses leading to graduate/ post graduate degree and P G diplomas conducted by recognized colleges/ universities recognized by UGC/ Govt./ AICTE/ AIBMS/ ICMR etc.
  • Courses like ICWA, CA, CFA etc.
  • Courses conducted by IIMs, IITs, IISc, XLRI. NIFT,NID etc.
  • Regular Degree/Diploma courses like Aeronautical, pilot training, shipping, nursing or any other discipline, approved by Director General of Civil Aviation/Shipping/Indian Nursing Council or any other regulatory body as the case may be, if the course is pursued in India.
  • Approved courses offered in India by reputed foreign universities.

Note:The above list is indicative in nature. Courses other than the above offered by reputed institutions may also be considered on the basis of employability.

Studies abroad

  • Graduation : For job oriented professional/ technical courses offered by reputed universities
  • Post graduation: MCA, MBA, MS, etc.
  • Courses conducted by CIMA- London, CPA in USA etc.
  • Degree/diploma courses like aeronautical, pilot training, shipping etc provided these are recognized by competent regulatory bodies in India/abroad for the purpose of employment in India/abroad.


Quantum of Finance:

For vocational Education

For Courses of duration upto 3 monthsRs. 20,000/-
For Courses of duration 3 to 6 monthsRs. 50,000/-
For Courses of duration 6 months to 1 yearRs. 75,000/-
For Courses of duration above 1 yearRs. 1,50,000/-


For Higher Education in India and Abroad

Studies in IndiaMaximum upto Rs. 10 lakhs.
Studies AbroadMaximum upto Rs. 20 lakhs.



Upto Rs. 4 lakhs

Nil (including vocational studies)

Above Rs. 4 lakhs

  • Studies in India 5%
  • Studies in Abroad 15%


Rate of Interest:

For higher studies in India & abroad



Loan up to Rs.4 Lac

Loan Above Rs.4 Lac & up to Rs.7.50 Lac

Above Rs.7.50 Lac

General Public

BR (9.75%) +3.00%= 12.75%

BR (9.75%)+3.25%= 13.00%

BR (9.75%)+2.50%= 12.25%

Staff as Co-Borrower

BR (9.75%)+2.00%= 11.75%

BR (9.75%)+2.25%= 12.00%

BR (9.75%)+1.50%= 11.25%

Concession in Interest

No Concession


No Concession


  • Additional concession of 0.50% for girl students
  • Additional concession @1% to all borrowers on account of service of interest during moratorium period.

*All the concessions are subject to charging of minimum of base rate of the Bank.


For Skill Loan Scheme:


Rate of Interest (p.a.)

General Public

BR (9.75%) + 3.00% = 12.75%

Staff as Co-Borrower

BR (9.75%) + 2.00% = 11.75%



Processing fee:

For Vocational Education:



For Higher Education in India and Abroad:

Nil. However, for students studying abroad, refundable security of Rs. 2000/- in lieu of processing fee, in Saving account, to be kept under reserve.


In case of vocational education:

No Security( Parents to be joint borrower)


In case of Higher Education in India & Abroad:

  • Upto Rs. 4 lakhs: NO Security( Parents to be joint borrowers).
  • Above Rs. 4 lakhs and upto Rs. 7.5 lakhs
  • Parents to be joint borrower
  • Collateral security in the form of suitable third party guarantee


Above Rs. 7.5 lakhs

Parent(s) to be joint borrower(s) 
Tangible collateral security of suitable value acceptable to bank, along with the assignment of future income of the student for payment of installments



For Vocational Courses

Loans upto Rs. 50,000/-Upto 2 years
Loans between Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 1.00 lac2 to 5 years
Loans above Rs. 1.00 lac3 to 7 years


For Education loan scheme for pursuing Higher Education in India & Abroad:

For loans upto Rs. 7.5 lakhsupto 10 years
For loans above Rs. 7.5 lakhsupto 15 years



No pre-payment penalty is to be levied for prepayment of loan any time after the commencement of repayment.


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