Prerana Scholarship Odisha 2024 – Eligibility, Last Date, Apply

PRERANA Scholarship otherwise Post-Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation Scheme is an initiative launched by the ST & SC Development, Minority & Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha. PRERANA Scholarship 2024 is open to students who are residents of the state of Odisha and belong to SC / ST / OBC / EBC / SBC categories. To apply online for the scholarship, individual must visit the State Scholarship Portal (https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in) to fill the online application form. Online application for PRERANA Post-Matric Scholarship 2024 is currently open for the academic year 2023-24, the last date to apply for the scholarship is April 15, 2024.

Prerana Scholarship Odisha 2024

Prerana Scholarship is a Post Matric Scholarship program supported by the government of Odisha. Its goal is to give financially challenged students who fall into the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC) categories financial support. Prerana scholarship stands for Post-Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation. To encourage individuals to pursue higher education this scholarship provides funding for tuition, living expenses and other educational expenses. It seeks to advance educational equity and provide underprivileged students with the resources they need to fulfill their academic goals. Financial aid will be provided to all selected candidates in accordance with their maintenance allowance and tuition/admission fees.

Overview of Odisha Prerana Scholarship

ScholarshipPrerana Scholarship 2024
Launched BySC & ST Development, Minority & Backward Classes Welfare Department
TypePost Matric Scholarship
BeneficiariesEconomically Backward Section (SC/ST/OBC/EBC Students)
Academic year2023-24
Eligible CoursesClass 10 to postgraduate degree course
Amount₹1,200
Application ModeOnline
Last Date15th April, 2024
Official Websitewww.scholarship.odisha.gov.in

Eligible Courses

GroupsCourses
Group IUndergraduate/ Postgraduate degree in Engineering/ Medical Science/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science Commercial Pilot License course PG Diploma in Management/ Medical Accountancy courses Mphil/Ph.D./ LLM and other post-doctoral programs
Group IIUndergraduate/ Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy/ Nursing/ Paramedical courses/ LLB/ Mass communication courses/ Hotel management/ Interior designing Other postgraduate courses like MA/ M.Sc/ M.Com/ M.Ed /M.Pharma
Group III3-year Graduation courses
Group IVClass 12th, ITI Training, 3-year Diploma courses, and 2-year Vocational courses

List of Scholarship under Prerana Scholarship

Scholarship NameDay ScholarsHostel Residents
1. Post-matric scholarship for SC studentsLibrary fees and Sports Fee Maintenance allowance will be provided of ₹550.Admission cost and college sports fees and library costs will be given which will comprise of ₹1,200 for maintenance.
2. Post-matric scholarship for ST studentsLibrary fees and Sports Fee and Maintenance allowance will be provided of ₹550.Admission cost and college sports fees and library costs will be given which will comprise of ₹1,200 for maintenance.
3. Post-matric scholarship for OBC/ SEBC studentsCollege admission fee Library fees and sports fee Maintenance allowance of ₹350 will be given for assistance.College admission fee Library fees and sports fee Maintenance allowance of ₹750 will be provided.
4. Post-matric scholarship for EBC studentsCollege admission, Library fees and Sports Fee Maintenance allowance of ₹350 will be provided.College admission fee Library fees and sports fee and Maintenance allowance of ₹750 will be given.

Prerana Scholarship 2024 Eligibility

  • An applicant must be a resident of Odisha state.
  • The applicant must belong to backward categories such as SC/ST/OBC/SEBC/EBC.
  • The annual household income of the applicant must be as follows-
  • In the case of SC/ST students, the income should not exceed Rs.2,50,000/- per annum.
  • In the case of OBC/SEBC students, the income should not exceed Rs.1,50,000/-  per annum.
  • In the case of EBC students, the income should not exceed Rs.1,00,000/-  per annum.
  • The applicant must have scored at least 50% marks in the previous examination.

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How to Apply for Odisha Prerana Scholarship 2024?

  • Go to the scholarship’s official website first.
  • Select the “Login” link located in the upper right corner of the site.
  • Enter your “Student Applicant Id” and “Password” to log in if you have previously registered
  • Click the link labelled “New Students: Please Register Yourself” if you haven’t already.
  • Your screen will open to a new webpage.
  • A screen with the instructions will appear. Go over them thoroughly.
  • Complete all of the personal, educational, and bank account information.
  • Press the submit button.
  • Print the completed form out and keep it for future use. 

Application status check

  • Go to the PRERANA Scholarship Odisha website to verify the status first.
  • The main page of the site will open.
  • Press the button labeled “Check Your Status.”
  • The page for login will appear.
  • Click on the “get OTP” option after entering the application ID.
  • The status will now be shown on the screen.

Selection Criteria for Prerana Scholarship

The application form will be examined by the educational institution where the candidate is enrolled for the scholarship. After that, the institution will send it to the district welfare officers’ application. After carefully reviewing the application, the district welfare officials will choose whether or not to provide the candidate with a scholarship. If they say yes, the candidate’s bank account will receive a direct payment of the scholarship money.

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Amount disbursed under Prerana Scholarship

PRERANA scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to students belonging to weaker sections of society such as SC / ST / OBC / SEBC / EBC / Minority categories. The amount of the scholarship is distributed among the beneficiaries depending on the category they fall under. Check out the table below for more information on the scholarship amount.

GroupsCategoryHostellerDay Scholars
Group ISC/ST₹1200₹550
OBC₹750₹350
Group IISC/ST₹1000₹530
OBC₹510₹335
Group IIISC/ST₹1000₹300
OBC₹400₹210
Group IVSC/ST₹1000₹230
OBC₹260₹160

Documents required for Prerana Scholarship 2024

  • Passport photograph
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Aadhar Card
  • Family Income Certificate
  • Cast Certificate
  • Mark Sheet
  • Qualifying Examination Certificate
  • Student icard
  • Bank account Details & Passbook ( Aadhar linked)
Faqs on Odisha Prerana Scholarship
On which portal can I apply for a scholarship?

Go to the State Scholarship Portal (https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in) to apply.

What is the amount of Prerana scholarship?

The scholarship amount ranges from ₹160 to ₹1200.

What is the last date of Odisha Prerana scholarship?

Prerana scholarship’s last date in State Scholarship Portal is 20 March 2024.

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