PRERANA Scholarship 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 of 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.
Update: The last date to submit Pre-matric Scholarship application is September 26, 2022.
PRERANA Scholarship – List of Scholarships
PRERANA, an e-scholarship portal, hosts certain scholarship schemes for students studying at the 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
|Scholarship Name||Application Period||Awards|
|Post-matric Scholarship for SC||November-January||Actual tuition fee/course fee, admission fee, library & sports fee and maintenance allowance of up to INR 5,50 for day scholars & INR 1,200 for hostellers
|Post-matric Scholarship for ST||November-January||Actual tuition fee/course fee, admission fee, library & sports fee and maintenance allowance of up to INR 550 for day scholars & INR 1,200 for hostellers
|Post-matric Scholarship for OBC/SEBC||November-January||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
|Post-matric Scholarship for EBC||November-January||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|
PRERANA Scholarship – 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
|Scholarship Name||Eligibility Conditions|
|Post-matric Scholarship for SC||
|Post-matric Scholarship for ST||
|Post-matric Scholarship for OBC/SEBC||
|Post-matric Scholarship for EBC||
PRERANA Scholarship – Application Process
The candidates wishing to avail the benefits of PRERANA scholarships can only apply online for the scholarships. Earlier, the applications were accepted through the PRERANA portal. However, from 2020-21, the applications can be made through the dedicated scholarship portal of the Government of Odisha named State Scholarship Portal. Given below is a detailed description of how to apply for these scholarships.
Step 1: Visit the official website of the State Scholarship Portal.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Registration‘ button to register on the portal (if you are a new user), or make login using the ‘Login’ button.
Step 3: While registering, enter the Aadhar number and proceed further. Once you register successfully, you will get your User ID and password for login on your registered mobile number and email.
Step 4: Make a login using the user ID and password. The application form will open.
Step 5: Fill in all necessary details in the application form and click on ‘Save as draft‘ button to save the draft and then click on the ‘Next’ button to proceed further. Upload all supporting documents.
Step 6: The preview of your completed application will appear. Please check it and download it. Take a printout of the application too.
PRERANA Scholarship – Key Documents
The candidates willing to apply for PRERANA scholarships need to keep with them 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:
- Aadhaar number
- Applicant’s photograph
- Caste certificate
- Income certificate
- Matriculation certificate
- Resident certificate
- Copy of 1st page of the applicant’s bank account passbook containing the details of the account number, IFSC code of the branch
- Previous examination certificate
PRERANA Scholarship – 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 them.
- Institution-wise applications will be processed on a 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 Scholarship – Contact Details
In case of any query or any problem faced by the applicants while the application submission, they can contact the District Welfare Officer of the concerned district through the email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also read: National Scholarship Portal
PRERANA Scholarship – FAQs
What is the PRERANA Scholarship?
PRERANA Scholarship is a government scholarship program in the Indian state of Odisha. PRERANA stands for Post-Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation. It is aimed to provide financial assistance to students belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST), and other backward classes (OBC) for pursuing post-matriculation studies.
Who is eligible for the PRERANA Scholarship?
Eligible students must be residents of Odisha, belong to SC, ST, or OBC categories, meet income criteria, and pursue post-matriculation courses in recognized institutions.
What documents are required for the PRERANA Scholarship application?
Typically, an applicant needs caste and income certificates, previous academic records, bank account details, identification proof, and a bonafide certificate from the institution. For detailed information, refer to the above article.
How are PRERANA Scholarships awarded?
Scholarships are awarded based on eligibility criteria, academic merit, caste category, and availability of funds. The final selection list is published on the official website.
How and when are PRERANA Scholarship funds disbursed?
Funds are disbursed through direct bank transfers in installments throughout the academic year, subject to satisfactory academic progress and attendance.