Medhabruti 2024 – All You Need to Know About e-Medhabruti Scholarship Scheme

Medhabruti 2024 is a merit-cum-means scholarship that comes under e-Medhabruti scheme offered by the Government of Odisha. Started with the objective to financially support the meritorious and needy students, Medhabruti encourages and motivates students to pursue higher education in the fields of general, technical and professional education.

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These scholarship can be availed by the students who are the residents of Odisha and are studying in class 11 to post graduation. A total of 24,500 scholarships are disbursed every year under e-Medhabruti scholarship scheme at the rate of up to INR 10,000.

Medhabruti – Types of Scholarships

There are four categories of scholarships that come under Medhabruti. These categories are Junior Merit, Senior Merit, PG Merit and Technical & Professional Merit scholarships which cater to the needs of students pursuing general courses and technical & professional courses. Find below the list of scholarships that are disbursed among qualified students who are seeking financial assistance under Medhabruti scholarship scheme.

Types of Scholarships


No. of Scholarships


Duration of Scholarships


Junior Merit Scholarship 10,000 (disbursed among boys and girls with the ratio of 50:50) 2 years
Senior Merit Scholarship 3,000 (disbursed among boys and girls with the ratio of 50:50) 3 years
PG Merit Scholarship 1,500 (disbursed among boys and girls with the ratio of 50:50) 2 years
Technical & Professional Merit Scholarships 10,000 (stream-wise distribution among students) According to the duration of the course
Total: 24,500

Medhabruti – Key Dates

These scholarships are announced every year but the application period varies from year to year. The important dates for Medhabruti scholarships will be announced soon. Students interested to apply for e-Medhabruti scholarships in the year 2023 can apply through the official website.

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Medhabruti – Eligibility

The scholarships mentioned in the table above can be applied by the candidates belonging to the state of Odisha. Before checking the eligibility criteria, the students must make sure that they are pursuing their higher education in the following courses:

    • For Junior Merit Scholarship: The applicant must be studying Higher Secondary (+2) course/class 12.
    • For Senior Merit Scholarship: The applicant must be pursuing +3 degree courses like B.A., B.Sc. or B.Com. and also courses like BBA, BCA, BJMC, etc. of 3 years duration.
    • For PG Merit Scholarship: The interested students must be pursuing postgraduation degree courses in Arts, Commerce, Science or other disciplines which are non-professional in nature. The table given below contains the list of such PG courses which are applicable for Medhabruti.

Non-professional PG Courses applicable for e-Medhabruti

Postgraduate Courses

  • M.A. (Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Home Science, I.R. & P.M., Lib. & Info. Science, Linguistic, Oriya, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sanskrit, Statistics, Analytical & Applied Economics, Anthropology, Mathematics, and others)
  • M.Sc. (Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Electronics, Electronic Science & Technology, Marine Sciences, Geology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Remote Sensing & GIS, Wildlife & Biodiversity Conservation, Microbiology, Food Science, Bioinformatics, and others)
  • M.Com.

For Technical & Professional Merit Scholarship

The candidates must be pursuing undergraduate professional and integrated degree courses which are approved by the government regulatory bodies like AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), MCI (Medical Council of India), DCI (Dental Council of India), CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine), CCH (Central Council of Homeopathy, INC (Indian Nursing Council) or UGC (University Grants Commission). The table given below contains the list of professional degree courses which are applicable for Medhabruti.

Professional Courses applicable for e-Medhabruti

  • B.Tech/B.E. (Bachelor of Technology/ Bachelor of Engineering)
  • B. Plan (Bachelor of Planning)
  • B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
  • BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine Surgery)
  • BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine Surgery)
  • B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • Bachelor in Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Sc. & Animal Husbandry
  • B.Sc. Forestry
  • B.Sc. Fisheries/Fisheries Science
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor in Prosthetic & Orthotics
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • B.Sc. Horticulture
  • B.Sc. Community/Home Science
  • Integrated Law
  • Integrated MBA
  • Integrated MCA
  • Integrated M.Sc.
  • Master in Social Work
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Computer Application
  • Master in Financial Control
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management

There are a number of key eligibilities that an applicant must fulfil to avail of the scholarship benefits.

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  • The candidates interested to apply for the scholarship must be permanent residents of Odisha.
  • The annual income of the candidates’ parents must not be more than INR 6 Lakh from all the sources.
  • The applicants must have scored at least 60% marks in the exam for different categories of merit scholarships
  • The applicants must apply for the scholarship only in the year of joining, i.e., 1st year of the course.

Given below is the detailed eligibility criteria that a student falling under different categories of medhabruti scholarships must fulfil.

Types of Scholarships Eligibility Conditions
Junior Merit Scholarship
  • The applicants must have passed class 10 with 60% or more marks from a recognised institution by BSE, Odisha/ CBSE/ ICSE or equivalent Board.
  • The applicant must be pursuing regular +2 courses of 10+2 pattern.
Senior Merit Scholarship
  • The student must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam with 60% or more marks from a recognised institution by CHSE, Odisha/ CBSE/ ICSE.
  • The student must be studying a regular degree course/ +3 course from any recognised college/ institution/ university.
PG Merit Scholarship
  • The candidate must have passed graduation or equivalent exam with 60% marks or more from a recognised institution.
  • The candidate must be studying a regular course in one of the disciplines mentioned above in any recognised college/ institution/ university.
Technical & Professional Merit Scholarship
  • The applicant must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam/graduation with 60% marks or more.
  • The applicant must be studying a regular technical & professional in one of the fields mentioned above in any college/ institution/ university recognised by the respective regulatory bodies.

Medhabruti – Rewards

The students selected for the scholarships are given financial assistance to cover the cost of their higher education. The scholarship amount they become eligible to receive is directly transferred into their bank account through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) by the Higher Education Department. All a student needs to do is to have an active and valid bank account in his/her own name in any nationalised bank which has Electronic Clearing System (ECS) or Core Banking facility. The details of the scholarship amount are highlighted below.

Types of Scholarships Scholarship Amount
Junior Merit Scholarship 10,000 scholarships of INR 3,000 per year will be given to the selected students for 2 years.
Senior Merit Scholarship 3,000 scholarships of INR 5,000 per year will be given to the selected students for 3 years.
PG Merit Scholarship 1,500 scholarships of INR 10,000 per year will be given to the selected students for 2 years.
Technical & Professional Merit Scholarship 10,000 scholarships of INR 10,000 per year will be given to the selected students for the duration of the course.

Medhabruti – Key Documents

The applicants willing to apply for the scholarships need to keep with them the scanned copies of some important documents. These documents are uploaded online on the portal while filling out the Medhabruti scholarship application form. Find below the list of key documents to be uploaded:

    • Aadhar card
    • A copy of domicile certificate issued by the competent authority such as Tahasildar/Addl. Tahasildar
    • Resident proof issued by the employer if the applicant’s parents are employees of Odisha State Govt.
    • Income certificate issued by the Revenue Officer, not below the rank of Tahasildar/Addl. Tahasildar
    • Marksheets and certificate of last qualifying exam as required by the different categories of scholarships
    • First page of applicant’s bank account passbook containing the account number and IFSC
  • College ID card

Medhabruti – Application Process

The students who wish to avail the benefits of e-medhabruti scholarships can apply on the Medhabruti online scholarship portal. Given below is the detailed description of how to apply for the appropriate scholarships.

Application Process for Medhabruti

Types of Scholarships How to apply?
Junior Merit Scholarship
  • Go to the online portal of Medhabruti.
  • Click on the online (fresh) application form.
  • When the Common Application form appears, select the ‘Junior Merit’ tab.
  • Now proceed with filling in the required information in the application form.
  • Upload the necessary documents and submit the application form.
Senior Merit Scholarship
  • Follow the process specified above. Select the ‘Senior Merit’ before filling out the scholarship application form.
PG Merit Scholarship
  • Follow the process specified above. Select the ‘PG Merit’ to apply for this category of scholarships.
Technical & Professional Merit Scholarship
  • Follow the process specified above. Select the ‘Technical & Professional Merit’ to apply for this category of scholarships.

Medhabruti – Selection Process

The candidates applying for Medhabruti scholarships are selected on the basis of their marks obtained in the qualifying exam and their annual family income. Given below are some factors that are considered while selecting a student for the receipt of the scholarship.

  • Applicants must fulfil the eligibility conditions as specified in the different categories of merit.
  • The student record must be validated/authenticated online by the Principal of the concerned college/institute.
  • The applicant’s marks in the last qualifying exam is also considered during the selection process.
  • In case of a tie in the marks under a particular type of scholarship, the student’s annual family income is considered, in which the student with lower family income is given preference.

Medhabruti: Renewal Policy

Financial assistance under e-medhabruti scholarship scheme is automatically renewed on a year-to-year basis in the same category till the end of the applicant’s course. Before the automatic renewal, the institute does online validation/authentication. The students who drop out/pass out are not eligible for the scholarship renewal scheme.

Medhabruti – Terms & Conditions

Applicants must adhere to certain rules and regulations before/while applying for the scholarship. Some important points have been highlighted below.

  • The candidates who are pursuing their higher education through distance learning or open university are not eligible under e-medhabruti.
  • Students who are already availing of any other scholarship scheme of State or Central Government or any other agency are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
  • Students studying diploma level courses are also not eligible.
  • Phil, PhD, B.Ed and M.Ed students are not eligible under e-medhabruti.
  • The candidates who are studying abroad cannot avail of this scholarship.
  • The scholarships are disbursed among boys and girls in a 50:50 ratio.
  • Refrain from multiple registrations/ applications for a particular category of merit scholarships as it would lead to the rejection of the scholarship application form.
  • Wrong information or documentation at any stage of authentication can lead to the cancellation of the scholarship.
  • The applicants are advised to keep a copy of the filled application form for future reference.
  • The applications which are not validated/authenticated by the institute are treated as ‘invalid’.

Medhabruti – Contact Details

In case of any query or any problem, the applicants can contact the scholarship section on the landline number given below or email the question on the email ID as mentioned below.

Phone No. 0674-2396550

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