Educational loans

Central Bank of India

Bank Type : Goverment Bank
No. Of Branches : 4336

About Bank

Established in 1911, Central Bank of India was the first Indian commercial bank which was wholly owned and managed by Indians. The establishment of the Bank was the ultimate realisation of the dream of Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala, founder of the Bank. Sir Pherozesha Mehta was the first Chairman of a truly 'Swadeshi Bank'. In fact, such was the extent of pride felt by Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala that he proclaimed Central Bank of India as the 'property of the nation and the country's asset'. He also added that 'Central Bank of India lives on people's faith and regards itself as the people's own bank'.

Among the Public Sector Banks, Central Bank of India can be truly described as an All India Bank, due to distribution of its large network in 27 out of 29 States as also in 3 out of 7 Union Territories in India. Central Bank of India holds a very prominent place among the Public Sector Banks on account of its network of 4336 Branches, Asset Recovery Branches (ARB) 9,Retail Asset Branches (RAB) 15 and 26 extension  counters along with satelite branches at various centres throughout the length and breadth of the country.

Loan Procedures

Central Bank of India Education Loan:

Purpose of Loan:

 For pursuing higher studies, in India & Abroad




The student should be an Indian National.

Should have secured admission to a higher education course in recognized institutions in India or Abroad through Entrance Test/ Merit Based Selection process after completion of HSC(10 plus 2 or equivalent).

Where there is no entrance test/merit based selection process and admission is purely based on the marks scored in qualifying examinations, the student should have scored minimum 50% marks in qualifying examination. (10% relaxation for SC/ST categories)


Nature of Facility


Term Loan:

Expenses considered for loan


Fee payable to college/ school/ hostel

Examination/ Library/ Laboratory fee

Travel expenses/ passage money for studies abroad

Insurance premium for student borrower, if applicable

Caution deposit, Building fund/refundable deposit supported by Institution bills/receipts.

Purchase of books/ equipment's/ instruments/ uniforms

Purchase of computer at reasonable cost, if required for completion of the course

Any other expense required to complete the course - like study tours, project work, thesis, etc.

While computing loan required, scholarships, fee waiver etc., if any available to the student borrower may be taken into account


Maximum loan amount:


Rs. 10 lakh for studies in India.

Rs. 20 lakh for studies abroad.

The ceilings fixed for studies in India and abroad correspond to the limits fixed by the RBI for treatment as priority sector lending.

No maximum celling if loan amount secured by 100% collateral security.



 Upto Rs. 4 lacs: NIL,

In India Above Rs. 4 lacs: - 5% ,

In Abroad Above Rs. 4 lacs: - 15% Margin

(Scholarship may be included in margin.)


Rate of Interest:


Male Students

Base Rate+2.00%

Female SC,ST,IIT students

Base Rate+1.50%




1% interest concession may be provided by the bank during the study period, if interest is serviced during the study period and subsequent moratorium period prior to commencement of repayment.

Interest is calculated at simple basis during Repayment Holiday / Moratorium Period. Interest will be compounded on monthly rests from due date of first installment.




Payment directly to college / hostel / mess / airlines etc. In appropriate cases disbursement to be made to borrowers subject to satisfactory evidence. Original receipts to be submitted.




Repayment to commence 12 months after completion of studies or 6 months after securing job whichever is earlier.

Maximum repayment period upto 10 years for loans upto Rs.7.50 lakh

Maximum repayment period upto 15 years for loans above Rs.7.50 lakh. Repayment on EMI basis.


 Upto Rs 4 lacs

Parent(s)/guardian to be joint borrower(s).

Assignment of future income of the student for payment of loan installments.

No security.

Above Rs.4 lacs and upto Rs7.5 lakhs

Besides the Parent(s)/guardian executing the documents as joint borrower(s), collateral security in the form of suitable third party guarantee will be taken along with the assignment of future income of the student for payment of installments.

Above Rs.7.5 lakhs

Parent(s)/guardian to be joint borrower(s).

Tangible collateral security of minimum value equivalent to the loan amount and acceptable to bank, along with the assignment of future income of the student for payment of installments.


 Comprehensive life insurance policy for the student availing Educational Loan equivalent to loan amount, for a minimum period of loan term (i.e., course period + moratorium period + repayment period) should be obtained and assigned in favor of the Bank.



Central sector interest subsidy scheme:


It need to be noted that while the Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme of MoHRD is based on 'IBA Model Educational Loan Scheme', the subsidy is applicable only for loans given for Professional and Technical courses (after 12th standard) in India.

It may also be noted that even loans in excess of Rs. 10 lakh qualify for interest subsidy under Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme of MoHRD for loans up to Rs.10 lakh.



Educational Loans to students under Management Quota:


Educational Loans to students under Management Quota are not covered under IBA Model Education Scheme.

These loans are not eligible for Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme of MoHRD.

However, Branches can consider educational loans under management quota seats where employment potential is available, subject to the following conditions:


Fee Structure:

The payment/reimbursement of fees is restricted to fee structure as approved by the State Government / Government approved regulatory body for payment seats.

It should be ensured that the student should have the financial resources to meet the funding gap.


Parent(s)/guardian to be joint borrower(s).

Irrespective of loan amount, 100% tangible collateral security of minimum value equal to loan amount and acceptable to bank should be obtained along with assignment of future income of the student for payment of instalments.


All other terms and conditions as applicable for Centvidyarthi Scheme shall be complied with.


 Processing Fees:


No processing / upfront charges may be levied on loans for studies in India sanctioned under the scheme.

For studies abroad, Rs.500/- for loan up to Rs.10 lakh and Rs.1000/- for loan above Rs.10 lakh will be charged while considering the applications, but refunded when loan is availed by the student i.e. within 6 months from the date of sanction.

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Central Bank of India Chander Mukhi, Nariman Point Mumbai - 400 021

022 -6638 7777

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