Prerana Scholarship Odisha 2018: Apply, Dates, Eligibility, Amount

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Prerana Scholarship 2018

Prerana is a type of scholarship scheme which is provided by Odisha Government. The word Prerana stands for Post Metric Scholarship Registration Release And Network Automation.  The scheme is supervised by the SC and ST Development and Minority and Other Backward Class Welfare Department, Govt. of Odisha.

Prerana Scholarship

Students who are financially weak and can not afford to pay their education fees can avail this scholarship scheme by applying online through the official website. So, it is a great opportunity for the students of Odisha to get the financial assistance while pursuing their education.

Important Dates 2018-19

The Process of filling form for this scheme starts every year in between the month of September and November. The mode of filling application is totally online. Aspirants who want to apply for this scheme can check important dates like last date etc.

a) For those students who pursue their studies in Odisha:

Activities Dates
Opening Date 25/09/2017
Last Date for
Fresh Application
Last Date for Submit
hard copies to Institute by
Last Date for scrutiny and
forwarding application by
Last Date for Submit
concerned DWO by
Date for Sanction of
fresh application

b) For those students who pursue their studies outside Odisha:

Activities Dates
Opening Date 25/09/2017
Last Date for Submit
hard copies to Institute by
Last Date for scrutiny and
forwarding application by
Institutes to concerned DWO
Last Date for Online
entry and Sanction of
fresh application

Eligibility Criteria: Who can Apply

Here you can check eligibility criteria for this Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must belong to Odisha State and have a permanent resident.
  • Candidate must be class +2 or above.
  • Candidate must belong to SC/ST/Obc.
  • Maximum family Income must not exceed ₹ 25000(in case of SC/ST students) and Income must not exceed ₹100000 (in case of Obc/SEBC students).

Education Qualification

  • Candidate must be pursuing his/her Post Matriculation study in any technical and professional course from any govt. institute or govt. recognized Private Institute.
  • Minimum Marks secured by the candidate in the last passes examination should be 50%( only for Obc/SEBC).

Financial Assistance to ST candidates:

Candidates who belong to ST category are also eligible to avail the Financial assistance from the government of Odisha. Candidates who are pursuing their post-matric education and Family Income is less than ₹ 2,50,000 are eligible to avail this financial assistance under this Scholarship Scheme.

Grouping Scheme

Group-1: Graduate /Post Graduate level courses in Engg., Medical, Agriculture and Veterinary, CPL course, P.G. Diploma course in Medicine and Management, Courses relating to Accountancy, PhD M.Phil, and Post Doctoral Programme (, D.Litt,  etc), L.L.M

Group-2: Graduate/Post Graduate courses leading to Degree, Diploma, Certification areas like Pharmacy, Nursing, Paramedical, LLB, Mass Communication, Hotel Management, Interior Decoration etc. PG courses-MA/MSc/ etc

Group-3: +3 Courses

Group-4: +2, ITI, 3 years Diploma and 2 years vocational courses

Scholarship Amount

100% course fee will be given by Govt. of Odisha under this Scholarship Scheme in case of General Course and  28500 in case of technical courses like Diploma and Degree. and additional Monthly Maintenance amount is also given to students according to different Groups classifications which are discussed below:

Groups ₹/month
Group 1 (SC/ST)
Group 2 (SC/ST)
Group 3 (SC/ST)
Group 4 (SC/ST)

How to Apply

Step 1: First of all Visit Official website to apply for this scholarship.

Step 2: After that, you will see Student Registration link under student corner on the left side of your screen.

Step 3: Click on Student Registration link and write the necessary information which is asked there.

Step 4: After that, System will generate User Id and Password. Please keep it for future reference.

Step 5: After that, the candidate has to upload Photo and other documents.

Step 6: While Filling the personal details, Please fill every detail carefully. Wrong information can lead it to cancel the Scholarship form.

Step 7: After that, Update your Bank Account carefully in which you want your scholarship amount to be credited.

Step 8: At last, take out the print of online application form and submit it to the respective institutes along with the necessary documents.

Documents required

There are some documents required while filling the scholarship form are given below:
  • 10th passes certificate and mark sheet
  • +2 passed certificate and mark sheet.
  • Graduation certificate and mark sheet( if applying for post-graduation).
  • Odisha Bonafide Certificate
  •  Income certificate of family.
  • Cast certificate made by Tehsil.
  • Bank Account number and Passbook.
  • Two passport size photograph.
Note: Before applying for this Scholarship, Please check your eligibility because if you don't fall under the criteria of this scheme then there is no point of filling up this scholarship form. Bank details you are providing should be correct because you will get your amount credited to your bank account.

Procedure for Prerana Scholarship Renewal

The Renewal of Post Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC is fully handled by the concerned institute in case of applications which have been considered and sanctioned Post Matric Scholarship in the previous year. So you have to contact the concerned institute for renewal.