Odisha: Apply for scholarship for buying laptop; direct link

The Higher Education Department, Odisha government has been distributing free laptops to the 12th pass meritorious students since the year 2013.

The scheme has undergone various modifications since its inception so as to make it more student-centric, faster & transparent.  

The list of meritorious students who pass the Annual Higher Secondary Examination(Arts/Science/Commerce) / Vocational Examination conducted by Council of Higher Secondary Examination (CHSE), Odisha, or Upashastri Examination conducted by Sri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Puri are collected from CHSE, Odisha and SJSU, Puri respectively on the basis of merit under each category.

The list of eligible beneficiaries will be published on the Department’s website as well as in the State Scholarship Portal, i.e., https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in/. The eligible beneficiary students will have to apply through https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in/ to receive Rs.30,000 financial assistance to purchase laptop.

Opening date of Online Application: 29-03-2022 (9:30 AM)

Last date of Online Application:  10-04-2022 (23:59 PM)

Beneficiary student must have an Aadhaar number and mobile number linked to that Aadhaar number to receive log-in credentials during registration in the portal. If not, they should get it done as soon as possible.

The Financial assistance of Rs.30,000/- will be paid via Direct Benefit Transfer through Aadhaar Enabled Payment System, through which the money will be directly transferred directly the bank account linked/seeded/NPCI mapped(the recent linked Bank Account, in case of more than one Bank accounts are linked with Aaadhar number) with the Aadhaar number of the student. Students need not submit his/her bank account to receive the money. Therefore, Eligible Students should ensure that their Bank Account is Aadhaar seeded (NPCI mapped). If not, Aadhaar seeding (NPCI mapping) of the Bank Account must be done by visiting the Bank before applying.

Students should ensure that the bank Account, which is the Aadhaar seeded (NPCI mapped) is able to receive Rs.30, 000 by consulting the concerned the bank.