Post Matric Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/EBC Communities 2023-24, Odisha

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EligibilityStudents of Odisha studying at post-matriculation level
AwardFinancial assistance

About the Program


Last Updated On : 20-09-2023   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

ST & SC Development and Minorities & Other Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of Odisha invites applications for Post Matric Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/EBC Communities 2023-24, Odisha from SC/ST/OBC/EBC/SEBC community students studying at the post-matriculation level. The selected scholars will receive financial assistance.

  • Post Matric Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/EBC Communities 2023-24, Odisha

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • be a permanent resident of Odisha
    • belong to ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/EBC category
    • be studying at the post-matric level of studies
    • have an annual family income of not more than INR 2,50,000 
    • have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the previous examination (For EBC/OBC/SEBC)

    The selected candidates will receive financial assistance to continue higher studies.

    • Aadhaar number 
    • Caste Certificate 
    • Income Certificate 
    • Residence Certificate
    • Educational documents with respect to all exams passed 
    • Copy of Aadhaar/enrolment Slip (if Aadhar number is not available)
    • Copy of 1st page of the applicant's bank account passbook containing the details of the account number
    • IFSC code of the branch
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the opportunity by following the steps mentioned below -
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required details to register. (Note - If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email Id.)
    Step 3: Navigate to the 'Post Matric Scholarship: ST&SC and MBC Welfare Department' and click on 'Apply' button.
    Step 4: Click on the 'Register Here' button. (Note - The applicants who are already registered can log in using valid credentials)
    Step 5: Read all the instructions carefully, tick the terms and conditions and click on 'Proceed' to continue. 
    Step 6: Provide the Aadhaar Number and verify it to register. 
    Step 7: Once registered successfully, log in to the portal.
    Step 8: Fill in the application form, upload photos and necessary documents and click on the 'Apply' button to complete the process.

    Note - The students can log in and use 'Edit-Lock-Print' to save the form. 

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 15th November 2023

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria.

Terms and Conditions
  • Applicants need to fill bank details very carefully.
  • Institution-wise applications will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis for early disbursement of the scholarship.
  • Applicants need to provide their Aadhaar card number for the disbursement of scholarships.
  • Carefully read the notices 'bank-accounts related advisory' and "Important Instructions" available on the official website.
  • Students who could not apply as fresh students last year are required to apply online as fresh students for the current year in the PRERANA Portal.
  • Students need to be ready with their roll number, year of passing & name of the board of matriculation examination at the time of online registration.
  • Students must furnish correct information regarding annual income as wrong information will get them debarred from getting the scholarship.
  • Students must keep their PRERANA User ID & Password confidential.
  • The students can use the 'Track-Status' option to know the current status of their application form.

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