Educational loans

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)

Bank Type : Goverment Bank
No. Of Branches : 3433

About Bank

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) was founded on February 10th 1937, by Shri.M.Ct.M. Chidambaram Chettyar, a pioneer in many fields - Banking, Insurance and Industry with the twin objectives of specialising in foreign exchange business and overseas banking. 

IOB had the unique distinction of commencing business on 10th February 1937 (on the inaugural day itself) in three branches simultaneously - at Karaikudi and Chennai in India and Rangoon in Burma (presently Myanmar) followed by a branch in Penang. 

At the dawn of Independence IOB had 38 branches in India and 7 branches abroad. Deposits stood at Rs.6.64 Crs and Advances at Rs.3.23 Crs at that time. 

IOB was one of the 14 major banks that was nationalised in 1969. 

On the eve of Nationalisation in 1969, IOB had 195 branches in India with aggregate deposits of Rs. 67.70 Crs. and Advances of Rs. 44.90 Crs.

Loan Procedures


Should be an Indian National

Should have secured admission to professional/technical courses in India or abroad


Loan is made available for Graduation/Post graduation/Diploma/Computer education in any recognized State/Central Government/University, professional courses including Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, Law, Dental, Management, courses like ICWA, CA, CFA, etc., courses conducted by IIM, IISC, XLRI, NIFT etc, courses offered in India by reputed foreign universities/Evening courses of approved institutes, regular degree/ diploma  courses like Aeronautical , Pilot training , shipping etc  approved by Director  General of Civil Aviation/ shipping  if  the course is pursued in India. Incase the course is pursued abroad,  the institute should be  recognized by the competent local aviation/ shipping authority.   For studies abroad, loans will be made available only for Graduation and Post Graduation Courses offered by Reputed Universities and not for diplomas

Quantum of loan :

Maximum of Rs. 30.00 lakhs for studying in India and Rs. 40.00 lakhs for studying abroad. 

Rate of Interest  :

Can be downloaded from documents below.


For loans upto Rs. 4.00 lakh


For loans above Rs. 4.00 lakh

Studies within India 5%

For studies abroad 15%


For loans upto   Rs. 4.00 lakh


Co obligation of parents . No security

For loans above Rs. 4.00 lakh and up to Rs.7.50 lakh 

Co obligation of parents together with collateral security  in the form of suitable  third party guarantee.

For loans above Rs.7.50 lakh 

Co obligation of parents  together with tangible collateral security .Collateral security in the form of NSC /KVP/ LIC Policy/ Gold/ Shares/Debentures or immovable properties Bank Deposits in the name of student/Parent/Guardian or any other third party with suitable margin. Wherever the land/ building is already mortgaged the unencumbered  portion can be taken as security on second charge basis provided  it covers the required  loan amount. In case the loan is given for the purchase of computer , the computer  has to be hypothecated to the bank..

Holiday period:

6 months after getting the job or 12 months after completion of  the course whichever is earlier. 

Repayment :

Repay the loan in equal monthly Instalments for a maximum period of 5 - 7 years excluding holiday period. 

Interest servicing :

It is left to the option of the student either to service the interest during the study period or pay it along with the principal over a period of 5 - 7 years to commence from 12th month after completion of the study. 

Interest servicing - concession  :

 For prompt servicing of interest for all months during the study period when repayment holiday  is specified for interest / repayment  under the scheme, an interest rebate @1.00 % is allowed. Interest concession at 0.50% on all Education Loans to Girl Students for pursuing education in India and Abroad is allowed. The interest rebate thus calculated will be credited back to loan account at the time of commencement of repayment of the principal sum.

The Rate of Interest and Education Loan Application Can be Downloaded From Documents Below.

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763 Anna Salai, Chennai - 600002

+91-44- 28524212

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