The Scheme enables all type of needy students viz., students of +2 stage, Graduation courses – B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., etc., Post-Graduation courses, Masters in Ph.D; Professional courses, Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, Law, Dental, Management, Computer etc., Computer Certificate courses of reputed Institutes accredited to Department of Electronics or institutes affiliated to University; Courses like ICWA, C.A., CFA, etc., courses conducted by IIM, IIT, IISc, XLRI, NIFT, etc., Evening Courses of reputed Institutes; Diploma/Degree courses conducted by Colleges/Universities approved by UGC/Govt./AICTE/AIBMS/ICMR, etc., Courses offered by National Institutes and other reputed Private Institutes.
· Students should approach the branch nearest to the place of domicile.
Punjab National Bank is now offering concession in interest in education Loan Scheme. The concession in interest rates is available to new borrowers who will avail education loan from the bank w.e.f. 01.04.2007.
The bank has taken this step to make education loan scheme more customer friendly thus facilitating aspirant students to avail education loan on comfortable & affordable terms. .
Further, Interest is charged monthly on simple basis during the repayment holiday/moratoriumperiod & concession of 1% in rate of interest is also allowed provided the same is serviced regularly during study period.
Punjab National Bank has tied up with Kotak Mahindra Insurance to provide life insurance cover for education loan borrowers.
The insurance would cover study period as well as repayment period, he said, adding in case of any mishap, the insurance company would take care of the loan repayment rather than the aggrieved parents.
Should be an Indian National.
Secured admission to Professional / Technical courses through Entrance Test / Selection process.
Secured admission to foreign University / Institutions.
Student should have secured pass marks in the qualifying Examination for admission to Graduation Courses.
Expenses considered for Loan
Fee payable to College / School / Hostel
Examination / Library / Laboratory fee.
Purchase of books / equipments / instruments / uniforms.Secured admission to foreign University / Institutions.
Caution Deposit / Building Fund / Refundable Deposit supported by Institution Bills / Receipts.
Travel Expenses / Passage money for studies abroad.
Purchase of computers - essential for completion of the Course.
Boarding and lodging expenses in recognised Boarding Houses / private accomondations
Any other expense required to complete the course - like study tours, project work, thesis, etc.
Quantum of Finance
Need based finance, subject to repaying capacity of the parents / students with margin and the following ceilings :-
Upto Rs.4.00 lacs: - Nil.
Above Rs.4.00 lacs: Studies in India 5%
Studies Abroad 15%
Upto Rs.4.00 lacs: No Security.
Above Rs4 lacs and Upto Rs 7.5 lacs: 3rd party guarantee acceptable to the Bank.
Above Rs 7.5 lacs: Collateral Security of Suitable value or suitable 3rd party guarantee.
· The security can be in the form of land / building / Govt. Securities / Public Sector Bonds / Units of UTI, NSC, KVP, LIC Policy, Gold, Shares / Debentures, Bank Deposit in the name of the student parent / guardian or any other third party with suitable Margin.
· The document should be executed by both the student and the parent/guardian.
Rate of Interest
upto Rs. 4 lacs BPLR+TERM PREMIA minus 1.25
Above Rs.4 lacs BPLR + TERM PREMIA+1%
Term premia of 0.50% p.a. shall be added for repayment period of 3 years & above.
The interest shall be debited monthly on simple basis during the Repayment holiday/ Moratorium period.
Penal Interest @ 2% be charged for above Rs.4.00 lacs for the overdue amount and overdue period.
1% Interest concession for servicing of interest during the study period regularly is allowed at the time of start of repayment period of loan.
Repayment Holiday / Moratorium Coursee period + 1 year OR 6 months after getting job, whichever is earlier.
The Principal and interest is to be repaid in 5-7 years after commencement of repayment. If the student is not able to complete the course within the scheduled time, extension of time for completion of course may be permitted for a maximum period of 2 years.
Additional Benefits provided to the students by PNB
While applying for the loan, the borrower is required to furnish the following information/papers: