Student Education loans in India

Here know the complete information about Student Education Loans offered by Tamilnad Mercantile Bank India.

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank

Studies in India

Eligibility for Education Loan
  • Must be an Indian National.
  • Secured admission to Professional/ Technical courses through Entrance Test/ Selection Process.
Eligible Courses for Education Loan
  • Professional courses like Medical/Engineering/Veterinary/Nursing/Law/Management/PGDRIM/ ICWA/CA/CFA/IIM/ IIT/IISC/XLRI/NIFT and other courses approved by State/ Central Government.
  • All other courses leading to diploma/ degree etc., conducted by colleges/ universities approved by UGC/ Govt./ AICTE/ AIBMS/ ICMR etc., and offered by National Institutes and other reputed private institutions.
Quantum of Finance
Maximum of Rs. 10.00 lacs for studying in India
  • Upto Rs.4,00,000/- -- NIL
  • Above Rs.4,00,000/- -- 5%

Studies in Abroad

  • Must be an Indian National.
Eligible Courses for Education Loan
  • Post graduation/technical courses offered by reputed universities like MCA, MBA, MS and PhD(Doctor of Philosophy) etc.
  • Courses conducted by CIMA - London, CPA in USA etc.,
Quantum of Finance
Maximum of Rs. 20.00 lacs for studies in abroad.
  • Upto Rs.4,00,000/- -- NIL
  • Above Rs.4,00,000/- -- 15%

Common aspects for Indian and Abroad studies

Expenses considered for Education Loan
  • Fee payable to college/school/hostel
  • Payment of course fees
  • Purchase of books/equipments/instruments
  • Examination/Library/Laboratory fee
  • Caution deposits and refundable deposits
  • Upto Rs.4.00 lacs - No security
  • Rs. 4.00 lacs to 7.5 lacs - Suitable third party guarantee
  • Above Rs. 7.50 lacs - 100% collateral in any of the form of Immovable property / NSC / Units of UTI / LIC policy / RBI Bonds or any transferable Government securities.
Holiday Period
Course Period + 6 months after completion of the course. If the student got employed within 6 months after completion of the course, the repayment should start immediately after the expiry of one month from the date of employment.
Rate of Interest
  • For loans upto Rs.4.00 lakhs - PLR - 0.75% (13.25% p.a.).
  • For loans above Rs.4.00 lakhs upto 7.50 lakhs - PLR + 0.75% (14.75% p.a.)*
  • For loans above Rs.7.50 lakhs - PLR - 0.25% (13.75% p.a.).
  • * Interest Rate Concession by 1% if covered by 100% collateral security or 0.5% if covered by 50% to 100% collateral security.
  • Additional 1% interest concession allowed if the interest is serviced during holiday period. Current Prime Lending Rate (PLR) is 14.00% p.a.
The loan 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. If the student is not able to complete the course for reasons beyond his control, sanctioning authority may, at his discretion, consider such extensions as may be deemed necessary to complete the course.
Processing charges
1.00% of Limit sanctioned without any maximum cap.
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