Prerana Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Government of Odisha
Eligibility Students from financially weak backgrounds who are interested in post-matriculation studies
Region India
Rewards Variable maintenance allowance along with complete course fee, college admission fee, library fee and sports fee.
Last Date of Application January 15, 2021

What is Prerana Scholarship?

The Prerana scholarship portal is an initiative of the Government of Odisha to provide financial assistance to economically weak students of the state to help with their post-matriculation studies. It is implemented by the SC & ST Development and Minority & OBC welfare department of the Government of Odisha. Students belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC/ Minority class are eligible to apply for the scholarship. 

The main aim of the portal is to ease the scholarship application process and ensure timely scholarship transfer to the students’ bank account. It has a bar-code provision that helps the officials to filter out fake applications.

The entire application and renewal process is online and students can track the status of their application through the scholarship portal. The Scholarship sanction department works transparently to avoid any disputes or issues related to the scholarship. Both the students and their educational institutions are kept informed on any update through regular Email and SMS alerts.

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Types of Prerana Scholarship Programs:

All the scholarships offered under the Prerana scholarship scheme are post-matric and students who have completed their matriculation are eligible to apply. The different scholarships are:

  1. Post-matric scholarship for Scheduled Caste (SC) students
  2. Post-matric scholarship for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students
  3. Post-matric scholarship for Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Socially Economic Backward Class (SEBC) students
  4. Post-matric scholarship for Economically Backward Class (EBC) students

Prerana Scholarship Important Dates:

The scholarships under the Prerana Scholarship scheme are open for a limited period. The applicants are advised to apply for the scholarship within the deadline. The important dates for the scholarship application are:

Event Inside State Deadline Outside State Deadline
Prerana scholarship application start date 5th November 2020 15th January 2021
Prerana scholarship application end date January 2021 January 2021
Last date to submit the duly signed online application form to institute January 2021 January 2021
Last date for verification and forwarding of the online applications by the institute to the concerned DWOs November 2020 - January 2021 November 2020 - January 2021
Last date for online sanction of application by the DWO December 2021 January 2022

** Dates for Fresh and Renewal applications are the same, and all the dates mentioned are tentative.

Prerana Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria to obtain scholarships under the Prerana Scholarship are divided into 2 sections - Common eligibility criteria and Specific eligibility criteria. The detailed eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

Common Eligibility Criteria:

The courses pursued post-matriculation are categorized under 4 groups with each group having different courses under it:

Groups Courses
Group 1
  • Undergraduate/ Postgraduate degree in Engineering/ Medical Science/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science
  • Commercial Pilot License course
  • PG Diploma in Management/ Medicine
  • Accountancy courses
  • Mphil/ Ph.D./ LLM and other post-doctoral programs
Group 2
  • Undergraduate/ Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy/ Nursing/ Paramedical courses/ LLB/ Mass communication courses/ Hotel management/ Interior designing
  • Other postgraduate courses like MA/ M.Sc/ M.Com/ M.Ed /M.Pharma
Group 3
  • 3-year Graduation courses
Group 4
  • +2, ITI Training, 3-year Diploma courses, and 2-year Vocational courses

Detailed Eligibility Criteria:

Each scholarship under the Prerana scholarship scheme has different eligibility criteria for the applicants. The eligibility criteria for the respective scholarship are listed below:

Scholarship Name Eligibility Criteria

Post-matric scholarship for SC students

  • The applicant should be a permanent resident of Odisha state.
  • The annual family income of the candidate should not exceed INR 2,50,000.
  • He/ she should be studying in government recognized/ affiliated educational institution.

Post-matric scholarship for ST students

  • The applicant should be a permanent resident of Odisha state.
  • The annual family income of the candidate should not exceed INR 2,50,000.
  • He/ she should be studying in government recognized/ affiliated educational institution.

Post-matric scholarship for OBC/ SEBC students

  • The applicant should be a permanent resident of Odisha state.
  • The annual family income of the candidate should not exceed INR 1,00,000.
  • He/ she should be studying in government recognized/ affiliated educational institution.
  • Candidate should have secured at least 50% marks in the last qualifying exam.

Post-matric scholarship for EBC students

  • The applicant should be a permanent resident of Odisha state.
  • The annual family income of the candidate should not exceed INR 1,00,000.
  • He/ she should be studying in a government college/ institution only.
  • EBC category students under General merit only are eligible to apply for this scheme.

How to apply for Prerana Scholarship?

The application process for the scholarship is online. The interested candidates have to access the online portal PRERANA (Post-Matric Scholarship Registration Release and Network Automation) for the application form. The step by step application process is given below:

  • The applicant should visit the Prerana online portal.
  • He/ she should complete the Registration by providing a valid Email ID and password.
  • After registration, the students should go to the ‘Registered Student’s Login’ and click on the ‘Students Corner’.
  • The applicant should save the registration details and then proceed to fill the form.
  • Next, all the personal, educational and other bank-related details have to be filled correctly.
  • All the supporting documents and passport size photograph should be uploaded by the applicant.
  • The candidate should verify all the details and then ‘Apply for the scholarship’.
  • A print out of the submitted form along with the supporting documents has to be submitted to the college/ educational institution at the earliest.

Prerana Scholarship Renewal Process:

The renewal of the scholarship should be done online by the candidates. The step-wise procedure for the same is given below:

  • The first step is to log in to the Prerana scholarship portal using the valid Registration ID and password.
  • Any changes to the application form can be done at this stage.
  • If required, the candidates can re-upload the supporting documents again.
  • The students should go to the ‘Prerana Renew Application Portal’ and click on ‘Renew Application’.
  • Fresh details about the course and application status have to be filled in.
  • Next, the applicant should click on ‘Renew Application Details’.
  • To complete the online renewal process successfully, the candidate should ‘Lock’ the application.
  • A print out of the submitted renewal form along with supporting documents has to be submitted to the college/ educational institution at the earliest.

Prerana Scholarship Documents Required:

Scanned copies of the documents should be uploaded during the online submission of the form. Post online submission, hard copies of the documents along with a printout of the submitted form should be submitted to the educational institution. The list of documents required are given below:

  1. Caste certificate
  2. Domicile certificate
  3. Family income certificate 
  4. Matriculation passing certificate/ marks card
  5. Graduation certificate/ marks card if applying for Postgraduate scholarship
  6. Aadhar card copy / Aadhar enrollment slip
  7. 2 Passport size photograph
  8. Copy of the first page of the applicants’ bank passbook (Account number, IFSC code, Bank name/ Branch name should be visible).

What are the Rewards and Benefits offered by Prerana Scholarship?

The Prerana scholarship awards different rewards/ benefits to hostel residents and day scholars. The students are provided with maintenance amount every month in addition to 100% course fee coverage. The detailed benefits offered by the scholarship is explained below:

Scholarship Name Scholarship Benefits for Day Scholars Scholarship Benefits for Hostel Residents

Post-matric scholarship for SC students

  • Complete tuition/ course fee
  • College admission fee
  • Library fees and sports fee
  • Maintenance allowance of INR 550
  • Complete tuition/ course fee
  • College admission fee
  • Library fees and sports fee
  • Maintenance allowance of INR 1200

Post-matric scholarship for ST students

  • Complete tuition/ course fee
  • College admission fee
  • Library fees and sports fee
  • Maintainance allowance of INR 550
  • Complete tuition/ course fee
  • College admission fee
  • Library fees and sports fee
  • Maintainance allowance of INR 1200

Post-matric scholarship for OBC/ SEBC students

  • Complete tuition/ course fee
  • College admission fee
  • Library fees and sports fee
  • Maintainance allowance of INR 350
  • Complete tuition/ course fee
  • College admission fee
  • Library fees and sports fee
  • Maintainance allowance of INR 750

Post-matric scholarship for EBC students

  • Complete tuition/  course fee
  • College admission fee
  • Library fees and sports fee
  • Maintainance allowance of INR 350
  • Complete tuition/ course fee
  • College admission fee
  • Library fees and sports fee
  • Maintainance allowance of INR 750

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