Integrated Odisha State Scholarship Portal at scholarship.odisha.gov.in has been launched by Odisha Government on 28 October 2020. This Scholarship Odisha Govt. Portal is for automation, streamlining and effective management of scholarship schemes. Around 21 scholarship schemes of 6 major departments brought under one platform. All the eligible students can log in through Odisha State Scholarship Portal. Around 11 lakh+ beneficiaries from Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes and educationally backward classes to get benefit from this service.
Odisha State Scholarship Portal – scholarship.odisha.gov.in
The new Odisha State Scholarship Portal will help eligible students to avail benefits of scholarship programmes in seamless and transparent manner. The features like Aadhaar based registration, integration with other on-line platforms/ data-bases relevant to scholarship programme like SAMS, e-District Portal, BSE database has been inbuilt in the architecture to minimize duplication and ensure leakage free scholarship disbursal.
The State Scholarship Portal has been linked with the State Treasury Portal IFMS for automated payment directly in bank-accounts of beneficiaries. This new Odisha State Scholarship Portal will minimize duplication and ensure leakage free scholarship disbursal.
Integrated Odisha State Scholarship Portal
With the use of technology, Odisha govt. is going to provide the general public with best services at their convenience with efficiency and transparency. The new Integrated Odisha State Scholarship Portal will reduce the distance b/w govt. departments and prospective students. All the interested students can apply for scholarships from their homes within specified time frame. As this portal has been linked with the State Treasury, the scholarship money for the students can now be directly deposited to the registered bank accounts. The official link to access Integrated Odisha State Scholarship Portal is given here – https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in/website/home
How to Apply for Scholarship at Odisha State Scholarship Portal
Prior to the introduction of Scholarship portal, the applications for department wise schemes were invited through the state scholarship portal. However, to ensure transparency and accountability in the scholarship administration, this portal came into existence. Given below is the step wise description of the application process. To apply the scholarship, eligible students need to follow the below given steps:-
STEP 1: Click Registration link at the portal, if you are new user. Existing user can click on the login button.
STEP 2: Enter the Aadhaar number and proceed further.
STEP 3: Check your registered mobile or email to get the user ID and password.
STEP 4: Click login link at the portal and enter User ID and password to apply the scholarship.
STEP 5: Provide all necessary details like student, academic, eligibility and bank information.
STEP 6: Click on the “Save as draft” button to draft the information or click on “Next” button to save and proceed the scholarship form.
STEP 7: The preview of the completed form will appear on the page. Download the forms and take its print out. Check the Scholarship List through the link – https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in/website/scholarship-list
This unitary scholarship portal can now deal with the scholarship presented by ST & SC Department, Higher Education Department, School & Mass Education Department, Labour & ESI Department, Skill Development & Technical Education Department and Agriculture Department. Around 6 lakh students are benefiting from the program under the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Tribes Development Department alone. Odisha is an example for other states today to bring about change through five programs.
Key Documents Required for Odisha State Scholarship Portal
Here is the complete list of key documents required to apply for scholarship at the Odisha State Scholarship Portal:-
- Aadhaar Number
- Applicant’s Photograph
- Income Certificate
- Caste certificate
- Special category certificate
- Resident certificate
- Front page of Passbook for bank account details of the student
- Matriculation Certificate (Except in case of Non-matriculate ITI courses)
- Previous Examination Certificate
Scholarship Sanctioned / Know Your Status
Here are the direct links to check scholarship sanctioned and can know scholarship status:-
Scholarship Sanctioned – https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in/website/scholarship-list-map
Know Your Status – https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in/website/know-your-status
List of Schemes & Eligibility (Department Wise)
- Agriculture & F.E Department – Kalia Scholarship.
- Higher Education Department – Gopabandhu Bruti, Senior Merit and Technical and Professional and PG merit e-Medhabruti, Fakirmohana Vasa Bruti.
- Labour & ESI Department – Children of Building.
- School & Mass Education Department – Junior Merit, Primary Merit (Class – 3 to 4), Primary Poverty cum Merit Poverty (Class 3 to 4), Upper Primary (Class 5 to 6), NRTS Scholarship (9 to 10), Upper Primary Poverty cum Merit Scholarship (Class 5 to 6), Pathani Samanta Mathematics – 1 (Class – 6 to 8), Pathani Samanta Mathematics – 2 (Class – 9 to 10), Pathani Samanta Mathematics – 3 (Class – 11 to 12).
- Skill Development & Technical Education Department – Merit-cum-Poverty Stipend, Sudakshya for Girls Child, Merit Scholarship, BOC Scholarship, Banishree – A Scheme of Scholarship for Students with Disability.
- ST&SC and MBC Welfare Department – Post Matric Scholarship, Pre Matric Scholarship.
About State Scholarship Portal
A large segment of Odisha’s potential workforce is unemployable with 76.04% literacy rate and an increasing number of dropouts failing to enroll or complete any form of higher education. According to a report of MHRD, one of the major reasons students drop out of school or colleges is poverty or economic issues. Apart from financial constraint, lack of awareness about educational scholarships, its accessibility and its application process are also some of the major factors for increase in dropout numbers in the state.
Odisha State Scholarship Portal envisioned to bridge the gap between the scholarship providers and scholarship seekers. This would encouraging more students to be in the system. 6 major departments of the state have on boarded onto this common platform for duplication and leakage free scholarship disbursal. The portal validates the applications of the students online based on Aadhar Authentication. This is a one stop database for scholarships and provides a transparent dashboard for institution and department to check the status of the application. Through this portal the scholarship monies can directly be disbursed to the bank accounts of the selected students.
Odisha Common Scholarship Portal (Update As on 21 November 2019)
Odisha state government has decided to launch a new Common Scholarship Portal (www.odishascholarships.gov.in) for students. Now all the meritorious students would be able to apply online to avail chhatravriti benefits. Odisha State Scholarship Portal is going to be developed as a single digital platform for all scholarship schemes. This website will be maintained by the Odisha Computer Application Center (OCAC).
This Odisha State Common Scholarship Portal will provide an easy to use interface to meritorious students to apply for all scholarships at one place. As per the higher education department, OCAC is also going to provide modules in the common portal for data analytics and blockchain for helping departments taking data based on policy decisions.
It is expected that the common scholarship portal for students will go live from January 2020.
Odisha State Common Scholarship Portal Earlier Announcement
The Odisha govt. has asked OCAC to complete the development, testing and trial run of the Common Scholarship Portal before launching. The official portal would be functional at www.odishascholarships.gov.in. Aadhaar authenticated e-KYC process would be explored to ensure the authentic disbursal of scholarship amount to the students.
The state govt. has decided that pre-metric Unified District Information System of Education (UDISE) database of Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) and Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) and post-metric database of Student Academic Management System (SAMS) will be used for developing a comprehensive “Student Registry” system by the OCAC.
Both these departments will take necessary steps to provide application programme interface for real-time sharing of data with the scholarship portal. Accordingly, to ensure safe usage of student’s data, OCAC will define the data sharing protocol.
The Common Scholarship Portal of Odisha would also be integrated in the iFMS. This will be done to ensure an end-to-end scholarship disbursement process without any human intervention. The student registry could also be used to deliver many other benefits such as financial incentives to school students for purchase of bi-cycles by School and Mass Education Department.