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Medhabruti: All You Need to Know About e-Medhabruti Scholarship Scheme

Medhabruti 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. This scholarship can be availed by the students who are the residents of Odisha and are studying in class 11 to postgraduation. 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 & Their Durations

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.

Categories of Medhabruti Scholarships

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. If you wish to apply for e-Medhabruti scholarships in the year 2018, apply before 14 October 2018. Given below is the key dates related to the application period of Medhabruti 2018.

Key Dates of Medhabruti Scholarships

S.No. Activities Dates
1. Last date for online submission of application form 14 October 2018
2. Last date to submit the necessary documents by the students in the concerned colleges for uploading them on the Medhabruti scholarship portal 7 October to 15 October 2018
3. Review & online validation of fresh applications by the Principals 7 October to 15 October 2018

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.

Details of Medhabruti Scholarship Amount

S.No. Types of Scholarships Scholarship Amount
1. Junior Merit Scholarship INR 3,000 per annum to each selected student
2. Senior Merit Scholarship INR 5,000 per annum to each selected student
3. PG Merit Scholarship INR 10,000 per annum to each selected student
4. Technical & Professional Merit Scholarship INR 10,000 per annum to each selected student

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

S.No. Postgraduate Courses
1. 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)
2. 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)
3. 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

S.No. Name of the Degree Course
1. B.Tech/B.E. (Bachelor of Technology/ Bachelor of Engineering)
2. B. Plan (Bachelor of Planning)
3. B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)
4. MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
5. BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
6. BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine Surgery)
7. BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine Surgery)
8. B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
9. B.Sc. Nursing
10. Bachelor in Physiotherapy
11. Bachelor of Veterinary Sc. & Animal Husbandry
12. B.Sc. Forestry
13. B.Sc. Fisheries/Fisheries Science
14. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
15. Bachelor in Prosthetic & Orthotics
16. Bachelor of Agriculture
17. B.Sc. Horticulture
18. B.Sc. Community/Home Science
19. Integrated Law
20. Integrated MBA
21. Integrated MCA
22. Integrated M.Sc.
23. Master in Social Work
24. Master in Computer Application
25. Master in Business Administration
26. Master in Financial Control
27. Bachelor of Hotel Management
28. Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management

Now that you know which courses are eligible for Medhabruti, you must know the other key eligibility requirements that an applicant must fulfill in order to avail the scholarship benefits.

  • The candidates wishing to apply for the scholarship must be the permanent resident 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 fulfill.

Eligibility Criteria for Medhabruti Scholarships

S.No. Types of Scholarships Eligibility Conditions
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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: 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

S.No. Types of Scholarships How to apply?
1. Junior Merit Scholarship
  • Go to the online portal of Medhabruti.
  • Click on the online (fresh) application form.
  • You will find a Common Application form where you have to select ‘Junior Merit’.
  • Now proceed with filling the required information in the application form.
    Upload the necessary documents and submit your application form.
2. Senior Merit Scholarship
  • Follow the process specified above, just select ‘Senior Merit’ before filling the scholarship application form.
3. PG Merit Scholarship
  • Follow the similar process as mentioned above, just select ‘PG Merit’ to apply for this category of scholarships.
4. Technical & Professional Merit Scholarship
  • Follow the similar process as mentioned above, just select ‘Technical & Professional Merit’ to apply for this category of scholarships.

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 the Medhabruti scholarship application form. Find below the list of key documents to be uploaded:

  • 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

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 fulfill 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, 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 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 scholarship renewal scheme.

Medhabruti: Terms & Conditions

Applicants must adhere to certain rules and regulation 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 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, Ph.D., B.Ed and M.Ed students are not eligible under e-medhabruti.
  • The candidates who are studying abroad cannot avail this scholarship.
  • The scholarships are disbursed among boys and girls in 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

Email ID: scholarshiphedgov@gmail.com

Also read: INSPIRE Scholarship: Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)

And see: PM Scholarship Scheme 2018

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