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OP Jindal Engineer & Management Scholarships 2015

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Aug-2015
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What is OP Jindal Engineer & Management Scholarships 2015?

The vision of inclusive growth are being carried forward by the O. P. Jindal Group companies through various initiatives in education & vocational training, healthcare and community development activities across the country. In 2007, the Group instituted the O.P. Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarships (OPJEMS). These scholarships are aimed at promoting academic and leadership excellence and are awarded to meritorious students who emulate the vision and values of Shri O. P. Jindal and have the potential to become leaders in entrepreneurial excellence and innovation. Every year, 100 students from 40 premier engineering and management institutions are awarded.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Engineering Institutes

First three Toppers of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year based on the academic performance in the previous years (CGPA) of the following streams are eligible:

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering

Management Institutes

First 10 toppers of 2nd year are eligible based on the academic performance in the first year of regular PGDM/ MBA.

How can you apply ?

Apply Online through the website http://www.opjems.com/frmRegistration_form.aspx

  1. Please fill in the desired information clearly for all the fields.
  2. Please provide complete details for all mandatory fields.
  3. The fields with * are mandatory.
  4. You will need to attach a recent passport size photograph of yourself.
  5. To fill up the registration form you need to be nominated by your institution.

FAQs

What are the different types of scholarships?

The scholarships are of two types:

  1. INR 1,50,000 for each (Management student)
  2. INR 80,000 for each (Engineering student)

How many people would I be competing against while applying for OPJEMS?

24 Engineering and 16 Management Institutes are invited to participate in the scholarship process.

Engineering Institutes
Each academic year’s top 3 students (based on academic performance in the previous years CGPA) from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year batch of Bachelors in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Metallurgy will be eligible

Management Institutes
First 10 toppers from 2nd year batch of PGDBM/MBA will be eligible.

How does OPJEMS identify students eligible for the scholarship?

There is a three step process:
Step A: Students will be shortlisted based on the eligibility criteria.
Step B: Eligible students will take an online test.
Step C: Shortlisted students from Step B shall appear for a personal interview.

How many students will be awarded?

100 scholarships shall be awarded. Each Engineering institute can have maximum of 4 scholarships, while each Management institute can have a maximum of 2 scholarships.

What is the duration / tenure of the scholarship process?

The selection process will start in August 2015. The entire selection process will be completed by the end of October 2015 and the students will be notified by October 30, 2015.

What are the important dates?

Announcement for OPJEMS-2015                                             :August 07, 2015

Last date for Registration (submission of application form online) :August 31, 2015

Administration of online test at campus                                      :September 07th - 08th, 2015

Announcement of shortlisted students for interview                     :September 19, 2015

Personal interview                                                                    :October 12th – 15th, 2015

Announcement of results                                                           :October 30, 2015

Can I defer my scholarship?

There is no scheme of deferring scholarship. All payments shall be made by RTGS transfer/Cheque drawn in favour of student. The medal and appreciation letter shall be awarded in a felicitation ceremony to be held before 30th November, 2015

Would I be required to sign any long term bonds (e.g. taking up a job with Jindal Group after graduation) if I accept the scholarship?

No. There are no bonds to be signed in order to accept the scholarship.

If at present, I am already holding some other scholarship, would I still be eligible for OPJEMS?

The process does not believe in disqualifying any student on the grounds that he has proved her/his merit before. So yes, a student already holding another scholarship can compete for OPJEMS provided she/he meets the criterion.

Is financial need of a student also taken into account while deciding on award of the scholarship?

No, OPJEMS is a scholarship that is awarded purely on the basis of merit and a financial need is not taken into account in any of the decisions.

Terms and Conditions

Stage 1 – Online Test

PART A: Behavioural Test to determine your leadership competencies.

PART B: General Awareness Test about O.P. Jindal Group (based only on information available on websites of respective companies of O.P. Jindal Group).

Test date and duration:

The duration of the test is 1 hour and will be held on September 07th/08th, 2015 at your campus.

Support:

Technical Support will be provided during the online test. In case any student faces difficulty in undertaking the test due to server problem or any other IT challenges, the invigilator shall give her/ him the option of completing the test in a paper-pencil format.

Results:

The result of Stage 1 shall be published on the website: www.opjems.com by September 19th, 2015.

Stage 2 – Personal Interview

The shortlisted students from Stage 1 will be interviewed by a panel from various Industries. Interviews shall be conducted in-person at four locations i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore based on the proximity from the institute.

Date of Interview:October 12th - 15th, 2015.

Announcement Of Final Results:October 30th, 2015

Note:

  • In case the student is unable to appear in the test due to medical/ any other valid exigency, he/she would be provided with another opportunity on September 09th, 2015 only with prior intimation and permission of concerned Authorities.
  • The time/ date allotted for the test and the interview will be final.
  • Final selection of Scholars will be made by considering both leadership behaviours (Stage 1: Online test) and personality factors (Stage 2: Interview) with a 50:50 weightage.
  • For more details, may please logon to www.opjems.com

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