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PRERANA – Post-Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation

PRERANA is a post-matric scholarship portal implemented by the ST & SC Development and Minority & Other Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha.  Started with the main objective to give financial assistance to economically weaker students of the state, PRERANA aims to ease the processes related to scholarship applications and timely payment of scholarship amount to eligible students’ bank account.

Given below are some of the key functions the online scholarship portal:

  • The portal lets students submit their application online at any given period of time from any place.
  • It helps students track the status of their application.
  • It helps students apply afresh with the same credentials in a new course of a new college.
  • There is also the provision of bar-coding that lets the officials filter out the fake applications.
  • Students and educational institutions receive SMS and e-mail alerts at various stages of processing.
  • The applications can be renewed (importing the applications from the previous year) by the institutes only.
  • Institutes get benefitted by the auto and bulk processing of scholarship applications.
  • Scholarship sanctioning process has been made easy for the Sanctioning Authority.
  • Auto disbursal of scholarship to student’s bank account.
  • It has become easy for the Department and State Authority to monitor scholarships.

PRERANA – List of Scholarships

PRERANA, an e-scholarship portal, hosts certain scholarship schemes for students studying at post-matriculation level. These students belong to ST, SC, OBC, SEBC and economically backward classes of Odisha. Find below the list of scholarships that can be applied by applicants through the government portal – PRERANA.

List of scholarships that come under PRERANA

S.No. Scholarship Name Application Period Awards
1. Post-matric Scholarship for SC August-October Actual tuition fee/course fee, admission fee, library & sports fee and maintenance allowance of up to INR 550 for day scholars & INR 1200 for hostellers

2. Post-matric Scholarship for ST August-October Actual tuition fee/course fee, admission fee, library & sports fee and maintenance allowance of up to INR 550 for day scholars & INR 1200 for hostellers

3 Post-matric Scholarship for OBC/SEBC August-October Actual tuition fee/course fee, admission fee, library & sports fee and maintenance allowance of up to INR 350 for day scholars & INR 750 for hostellers

4. Post-matric Scholarship for EBC August-October Actual tuition fee/course fee, admission fee, library & sports fee and maintenance allowance of up to INR 350 for day scholars & INR 750 for hostellers

If you are an aspiring candidate who is eligible and wishes to apply for the PRERANA Scholarships in the year 2018, apply by 15 October 2018. Find below the detailed dateline to apply for scholarships in 2018.

Dateline of PRERANA Scholarships

S.No.

Activities

Dates

Fresh Application

Renewal Application

1. Last date for online submission of applications 15 October 2018 15 October 2018
2. Last date to submit the signed printout of applications 31 October 2018 31 October 2018
3. Last date for verification and forwarding of online applications by institutes to the concerned DWOs 12 November 2018 12 November 2018
4. Last date for online sanction of Applications by the DWOs 30 November 2018 30 November 2018

PRERANA – Eligibility Criteria

The post-matriculation scholarships listed on PRERANA can be applied by candidates belonging to the state of Odisha. Also, one key component in eligibility criteria is that the candidates must be pursuing studies at the post-matric level in any of the courses mentioned under Group I, II, III & IV.

Group I: Graduate/Postgraduate level courses in engineering, medical, agriculture and veterinary. Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) course, PG diploma course in management & medicine, courses related to Accountancy M.Phil., Ph.D. and postdoctoral programme (D. Lit, D.Sc. etc), LLM

Group II: Graduate/Postgraduate courses leading to degree, diploma certification areas like pharmacy, nursing, paramedical, LLB, mass communication, hotel management, interior decoration, etc. PG courses like MA, M.Sc., M.Com., M.Ed., M.Pharma, etc.

Group III: +3 courses

Group IV: +2, ITI, 3-year diploma & 2 years vocational courses

Given below is the detailed eligibility criteria that a student needs to fulfill before applying for the scholarship.

Detailed Eligibility for PRERANA Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Eligibility Conditions
1. Post-matric Scholarship for SC
  • The applicant’s annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.
  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of Odisha.
  • The applicant must be continuing his/her post-matriculation studies in any of the courses mentioned under Group I, II, III & IV.
  • The applicant must be studying in a government or government-recognised private institution.
2. Post-matric Scholarship for ST
  • The annual family income of the candidate must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.
  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of Odisha.
  • The applicant must be studying post-matriculation studies in any of the courses mentioned under Group I, II, III & IV.
  • The student must be pursuing studies in a government or government-recognised private institution.
3. Post-matric Scholarship for OBC/SEBC
  • The annual family income of the applicant must not be more than INR 1 Lakh.
  • The applicant must have secured at least 50% marks in the previous exam.
  • The candidate must be a permanent resident of Odisha.
  • The applicant must be continuing his/her post-matriculation studies in any of the courses mentioned under Group I, II, III & IV.
  • The applicant must be studying in a government or private institution.
4. Post-matric Scholarship for EBC
  • The annual family income of the applicant from all sources must not exceed INR 1 Lakh.
  • The applicant must be continuing his/her higher studies from a government institution only.
  • The candidate must be pursuing any of the courses mentioned under Group I, II, III & IV.
  • This scholarship scheme is only applicable for the EBC of General category.

PRERANA – Application Process

The candidates wishing to avail the benefits of PRERANA scholarships can only apply online for the scholarships. Being an online scholarship portal, PRERANA has made the application process easier and simpler for students. Given below is a detailed description of how to apply for these scholarships.

Application Process for PRERANA Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name How to apply?
1. Post-matric Scholarship for SC Apply online through PRERANA (Post Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation) Scholarship Portal.

2. Post-matric Scholarship for ST Apply online through PRERANA (Post Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation) Scholarship Portal.

3. Post-matric Scholarship for OBC/SEBC Apply online through PRERANA (Post Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation) Scholarship Portal.

4. Post-matric Scholarship for EBC Apply online through PRERANA (Post Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation) Scholarship Portal.

PRERANA – Key Documents

The candidates willing to apply for PRERANA scholarships need to keep with them the scanned copies of some documents. These documents are uploaded by the applicants while filling the scholarship form online. Find below the list of documents to be uploaded:

  • Caste certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Matriculation certificate
  • Copy of Aadhaar/Enrolment slip
  • Copy of 1st page of the applicant’s bank account passbook containing the details of the account number, IFSC code of the branch

PRERANA – Terms & Conditions

After knowing about the eligibility criteria, application dateline, application process and rewards, applicants must keep in mind a few terms and conditions while applying for the scholarships. Given below are some important rules and regulations to be considered by the candidates:

  • The candidates applying for scholarships must provide the correct bank-account number which should be in the name of the applicant.
  • Applicants must keep their application ID and password confidential as the application contains sensitive information about the applicant.
  • Applicants must provide correct information while filling the form because incorrect information will lead to rejection and appropriate legal action may be taken against him/her.
  • Institution-wise applications will be processed on the first-come-first-serve basis for early disbursement of scholarship.
  • If the candidate is renewing his/her scholarship application for the same course, he/she need not provide income and caste certificate again.
  • Candidates must be ready with their roll number, year of passing & name of the board of matric exam at the time of online registration.

PRERANA – Contact Details

In case of any query or any problem faced by the applicant while application submission, he/she can contact the District Welfare Officer of the concerned district through the email ID mentioned below:

prerana.grievance@gmail.com

Also read: National Scholarship Portal

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This post was last modified on September 21, 2018, 4:41 pm

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