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Oriental Bank of Commerce Education Loan- Student Loan in India

Oriental Bank of Commerce Education Loan Scheme


To provide financial support to meritorious students for pursuing higher studies in India & abroad with affordable terms & conditions.

Eligibility For Loan

Student who is / has: -
1. An Indian national.
2. Meritorious student

3. Secured admission to a higher education course in an institute recognized by a statutory body in India or abroad through entrance test/ merit based selection process after completion of HSC (10+2 or equivalent)


* Entrance test or selection on merit may not be the criterion for admission in some of the post graduate courses or research programmes. In such cases, bank's (sanctioning authority) will have to adopt appropriate criteria based on employability (placement) and reputation of the institute concern.
* Financing more than one member of the family

* Loan to different meritorious students of same family can be allowed on merits subject to the compliance of other terms and conditions applicable to education loan policy. Each loan shall be considered separately.

Eligible Courses

1. Studies in India

1. Approved courses leading to Graduate/ Post Graduate degree and Post Graduate diplomas conducted by recognized Colleges / Universities approved / accredited by Government of India/ State Government/ UGC / Government /AICTE /AIBMS / ICMR or Regulatory bodies.

2. Courses like I.C.W.A., C.A., C.F.A., etc.

3. Courses conducted by IIMs, IITs, IISc, XLRI, NIFT, NID etc.

4. Approved courses offered in India by reputed foreign universities

5. Evening courses of approved / accredited institutes

6. Computer Certificate courses of reputed institutes accredited to the Dep’t. Of Electronics or Institutes affiliated to Universities.

7. 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

8. Nursing Courses conducted by institutes approved by State / Central Govt./ Regulatory body.


a) The above list is indicative in nature the other job oriented courses to technical/ professional degrees/ diplomas offered by recognized institution may be considered under this scheme.

Eligible Courses

a) Studies in Abroad
1. Graduation
For job-oriented professional/technical courses offered by reputed universities.
2. Post Graduation
Courses like MCA, MBA, MS etc.
3. Courses conducted by CIMA-London, CPA in USA etc

4. Degree/ Diploma

Courses like Aeronautical, Pilot training, and Shipping etc. provided these are recognized by competent regulatory bodies in India/ abroad for the purpose of employment in India and abroad.


In some cases for study abroad, the Foreign Universities stipulate a condition that the student is required to clear General English exam / English for Vocational Education exam, before regular course. In such cases where visa has been obtained by the student for pursuing courses from abroad and admission is subject to clearance of General English / English for Vocational Education exam, Education Loan can be considered subject to fulfillment of following conditions :

a) The student has to clear such exam and shall meet all expenses related to such English course from their own sources.

b) In case of urgency, the applicant may deposit the fee for the first semester from his/her own sources for pursuing the main education course.

c) After obtaining the clearance certificate of English Language, the fee for the first semester paid by the student from own sources can be reimbursed or treated as a part of margin, if such request is received within 3 months of payment of fee, and further disbursements may be made directly to the Institute.

Two / Dual Courses

Education loan for Diploma and degree courses simultaneously may also be considered for two / dual courses provided by the educational institutions.

Top-up/Second Loan

Second Education Loan can be permitted for pursuing higher education in view of better placement prospects in case the student approaches for top-up/ second loan during the moratorium period of the first education loan subject to compliance of security stipulations, other terms & conditions defined as per extant guidelines of education loan policy.

Components of Finance

1. Fee payable to college/ school/ hostel (lodging and boarding). Reasonable Lodging & Boarding charges will be considered in case the student chooses/ is required to opt for outside accommodation.

2. Examination/ Library/ Laboratory fee.

3. Insurance premium for student borrower, if applicable.

4. Caution deposit, Building fund/ refundable deposit supported by Institution bills/ receipts, subject to the condition that the amount does not exceed 10% of the total tuition fees for the entire course.

5. Travel expenses/ passage money for studies abroad.

6. Purchase of computers-essential for completion of the course*.

7. Purchase of books/ equipments/ instruments/ uniforms*.

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

Amount of loan
Up to Rs. 10.00 Lacs for studies in India
Up to Rs. 20.00 Lacs for studies abroad


Up to Rs. 4.00 Lacs
Above Rs. 4.00 Lacs
5% For studies in India
15% For studies Abroad

1) Scholarship/assistantship can be treated as margin.

2) Margin may be brought in on year to year basis as and when disbursements are made on a pro-rata basis.

Rate of Interest 

Education Loan 
Loan up to Rs.4.00  lac
BR + 2.50%    =   13.00%

Above Rs.4.00 Lacs & Upto Rs.7.50 Lacs                                      
BR + 3.00%    =   13.50%

Above Rs.7.50 Lacs
BR + 2.50%    =   13.00%

Education Loan to Serving Professionals / Executives and Defence Personnel for Part-time courses
BR + 3.50%     =  14.00%

Scheme for Vocational Courses
BR + 2.75%    =   13.25%

Scheme for Students of IIMS, IITs, XLRI & ISBS (For Male Student)
BR + 2.00%    =   12.50%

Scheme for Students of IIMS, IITs, XLRI & ISBS (For Girls Student)
BR + 1.50%    =   12.00%

Penal Interest

2% over the normal rate of interest shall be charged on loan above 4 Lacs on overdue amount for the overdue period.

Process Fee

For study in India: NIL irrespective of loan limit.

For study abroad: Rs.1000/- +Service tax, if any. However, the fee would be refunded to the student on taking up the course (excluding service tax if paid to Government).

Prepayment Penalty


Security Clause

a) Loan upto Rs. 4.00 Lacs
b) Loan above Rs. 4.00 Lacs & upto Rs. 7.50 Lacs
c) Loan above Rs. 7.50 Lacs

1. No security.
2. Parents / guardian to be joint borrower (s) (irrespective of their means and age of student).
3. Co-obligation of spouse/ parents-in-law in case of married women.
4. In case of commercial pilot course obtaining of Life Insurance Cover shall be obtained.

1. Parents / guardian to be joint borrower (s) (irrespective of their means and age of student).
2. Co-obligation of spouse/ parents-in-law in case of married women.
Collateral security in the form of one suitable third party guarantee, preferably of other family member / close relative. In case of commercial pilot course Life Insurance policy shall be obtained.
Parents / guardian to be joint borrower (s) (irrespective of their means and age of student).
Co-obligation of spouse/ parents-in-law in case of married women.

Mortgage of immovable property or any other tangible security like pledge of NSCs/UTI/LIC (Surrender Value)/ PSU Bonds etc. having value equivalent to 100% of loan amount.
Extension of charge or 2nd charge on unencumbered portion of land and building already mortgaged with Bank or other Banks/PSUs/FIs be accepted provided the residual value of unencumbered portion is at least equivalent to amount of proposed education loan if the conduct of the existing account is satisfactory and falls under standard/regular category.

Assignment of future income of the student on getting employment after completion of the course for payment of installment. An appropriate affidavit to this effect be obtained from all joint borrowers.


Bank may arrange for Life Insurance policy for the students availing education loan. While obtaining such insurance cover, the prior consent of student / co-borrower shall be obtained and kept on record.
The insurance premium has to be borne by the student / co-borrower. However, sanctioning authority may consider the premium amount as one of the component of finance, if requested by student / co-borrower.


For loan upto Rs. 7.50 Lacs - Upto 10 years
For Loan above Rs. 7.50 Lacs - Upto 15 years
Moratorium Period/ repayment holiday (course period + Grace period)
(The moratorium period be permitted within the overall repayment period of respective loan)


1. For studies in India:
Loan shall be disbursed in stages as per requirement / demand, directly to the institutions/vendors of books/ equipments/ instruments etc. to the extent possible.

2. For studies abroad:

In stages as per requirement/demand, directly to the institutions subject to obtention of certified copies of relevant pages of passport and visa of the student.

The Institute eligible under Education loan scheme

1. Diploma, Degree courses conducted by Colleges/ Universities/ Educational Institutions approved by UGC / Central or State Governments/ AICTE/AIBMS/ICMR or other regulatory bodies.

2.The Education Institute not having approval from above said Regulators, but having Head Office approval and if their names are included in approved Educational Institute list (Annexure- A).