INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
(Ministry of Human Resource Development)
Subsequent to the announcement of Hon’ble Finance Minister, Vidya Lakshmi Portal has become functional w.e.f. 15.08.2015. Under this
postal, any student can apply for Education Loan online on: - www.vidyalakshmi.co.in. Many options are available: different types of
Bank, different types of scheme, different types of product, etc. A student can apply from his home or institution or kiosk or cyber café or
any other. The portal is also linked with Centre for Good Governance Nation e-scholarship portal: www.scholarships.gov.in. Student can
also apply for scholarship. Besides a good number of student friendly schemes are also mentioned in the portal. Research institutes of
the ICSSR have been requested to give wide publicity in this regard through their websites.
HRD to convey that it is Government portal”.