Guidelines for selection of students for award of different scholarship under "Medhabruti" Scheme for the year 2017-18.

The Government of Odisha in Higher Education Department have been awarding scholarship each year for encouragement to the meritorious students for prosecuting their higher studies in the field of general { +2 (Jr.), +3 (Sr.) & P.G.} Courses as well as Technical/Professional education. This has necessitated for issue of guidelines pertaining to the selection procedure of eligible students for award of such scholarship.

Four types of scholarship are being awarded by the Higher Education Department :

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Type

Quantum (in Nos.)

01

Junior Merit ( for + 2 students)

10,000

02

Senior Merit (for + 3 students)

3,000

03

Post Graduate

1,500

04

Technical Professional

10,000

Total(Fresh applications per year)

24500

The minimum qualifying marks, qualifying examination, period of scholarship, quantum of students /amount, selection procedure of different -categories of scholarships are mentioned below in a tabular form for better understanding of all concerned . The students will be eligible for scholarship only if he/she is perusing the course in the immediate successive academic year without discontinuation . (This is to ensure merit comparison is fair & objective)

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Name of Scholarship

Selection Procedure

1.

Junior Merit Scholarship

for + 2 Students

  1. Qualifying marks in last examination (in aggregate) --- 60% of 10th Board (Final Result) for both boys and girls (BSE, Odisha/CBSE & ICSE, New Delhi)

  2. Quantum (No. of students) per year --- 10000

  3. Period of scholarship ( in years) --- 2 years

  4. Amount of scholarship per year

(10 months in a year @ Rs. 300/-) --- Rs.3000/-

  1. Annual income ceiling of parents must not exceed Rs. 6.00 lakhs.

  2. Selection of students for this category of scholarship shall be made through descending order of merit.

  3. The CBSE /ICSE grading system i.e. Grade A 1, A 2, B 1 & B 2 shall be converted to the percentage of 95%, 85%, 75% & 65% respectively.

2.

Senior Merit for +3 Students

(for B.A, B.Sc. & B.Com. Only)

  1. Qualifying marks in last examination (in aggregate) --- 60% of 12th Board (Final Result) for both boys and girls.

  2. Quantum (No. of students) per year --- 3000

  3. Period of scholarship ( in years) --- 3 years

  4. Amount of scholarship per year

    (10 months in a year @ Rs. 500/-) --- Rs.5000/-

  1. Annual income ceiling of parents must not exceed Rs. 6.00 lakhs.

  2. Selection of students for this category of scholarship shall be made through descending order of merit.

  3. The CBSE /ICSE grading system i.e. Grade A 1, A 2, B 1 & B 2 shall be converted to the percentage of 95%, 85%, 75% & 65% respectively.

3.

P.G. Merit

(Post Graduate) Scholarship (for M.A, M.Sc. & M.Com. Only)

  1. Qualifying marks in last examination (in aggregate) --- 60% of + 3 Final Result for both boys and girls.

  2. Quantum (No. of students) per year --- 1500

  3. Period of scholarship ( in years) --- 2 years

  4. Amount of scholarship per year

(10 months in a year @ Rs. 1000/-) --- Rs.10000/-

  1. Annual income ceiling of parents must not exceed Rs. 6.00 lakhs.

  2. Selection of students for this category of scholarship shall be made through descending order of merit.

  3. M.Phil and Ph.D., students are not eligible under PG merit.

4.

Technical & Professional

  1. Qualifying marks in last examination (in aggregate) --- 60% of 12th Board (Final Result) or 60% in +3/equivalent examination as applicable to pursue the Technical/Professional courses for both boys and girls.

  2. Quantum (No. of students) per year --- 10000

  3. Period of scholarship ( in years) --- As per course duration ( Maximum 5 years)

  4. Amount of scholarship per year

(10 months in a year @ Rs. 1000/-) --- Rs.10000/-

  1. Annual income ceiling of parents must not exceed Rs. 6.00 lakh.

  2. Students pursuing technical/ Professional studies in the state and in reputed National / outside the state institutions shall get scholarship observing the qualifying mark, resident and income criteria only.

  3. The quotas for each streams of technical/ professional education are to be made in the following manner.

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Courses

No. of Scholarship

1

M.B.B.S.

700

2

B.D.S.

300

3

Engineering & Architecture

7000

4

Veterinary Science



1500

5

Agriculture Science

6

Agriculture Engineering

7

Forestry Science

8

Fishery Science

9

Home Science

10

B. Pharma

11

B.Sc. (Nursing)

12

Bachelor in Homeopathy

13

Bachelor in Ayurvedic

14

5 year Integrated Law

15

Tourism

16

Hotel & Hospitality Management

17

Bachelor in Physiotherapy

18

5 year Integrated MBA

19

5 year Integrated MCA

20

Other Technical/Professional courses

21

Master in Financial Control ( MFC)

500

22

3 year MCA

23

2 year MBA

24

2 year PGDM

The students of B.Ed and M.Ed are not eligible for this scholarship. ( Last year 110 lateral entry engineering students were there. This head was removed as +2 and diploma marks can’t be compared)

General criteria / limitations for award of scholarship

  1. The scholarships meant for +2, +3, & P.G. students shall be awarded to boys and girls in 50:50 ratio. In case, requisite numbers of candidates are not available under any category of scholarship, then the balance number of scholarship shall be awarded to the other eligible applicants of the same scholarship category.

  2. The income ceiling of parents shall not exceed Rs.6.00 lakh per annum. The concerned students shall submit income and resident certificate from the Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahasildar / Additional Tahasildar. The students whose parents are working under Odisha State Government have to produce income as well as resident proof from the employer.

  3. A student already in receipt of any scholarship awarded by the State/Central Government or any other agency can not avail this scholarship unless he/she intends to forgo the other scholarship. If any student after receiving scholarship under Medhabruti receives scholarship from any other source at a higher rate, he/she shall refund the scholarship amount through the Head of the Institution by Bank Draft in favour of the ‘Under Secretary to Government , Higher Education Department‘ payable at Bhubaneswar.

  4. Multiple registrations by a student are strictly prohibited. If any student is found to have been indulged in such irregularity his/her application will be rejected.

  5. In case, requisite numbers of candidates are not available under Professional / Technical categories of scholarship, then the balance number of scholarship shall be awarded to the other eligible applicants of other streams of the same scholarship category proportionately.

  6. Students pursuing their higher studies through distance learning correspondence are not eligible for such scholarship.

  7. The technical / professional scholarship does not cover students pursuing Diploma level courses.

  8. The scholarship may be discontinued at any time on the report of the Head of the Educational Institution that the academic progress and conduct of the concerned student has not been satisfactory. Good conduct shall be a necessary condition of every grant / renewal of scholarship.

Mode of disbursement

  1. The disbursement shall be made through Electronic Credit System (ECS). The payments shall be made to the Savings Bank Accounts of the selected students directly by the above system. For this on-line account transfer, the Saving Bank A/c. of the students must be in active and operative condition.

  2. The scholarship amount shall be disbursed in phased manner. If the scholarship amount could not be disbursed in a financial year due to any reason, the said disbursements shall be made in the next financial year.

Mode of submitting scholarship application:

  1. Students studying in SAMS<Student Academic Management System> Colleges (i.e., +2 / +3 students admitted to Colleges through online selection by Govt. of Odisha) need not apply separately. The relevant documents such as Marksheet, income, residence and bank account details are to be submitted to Principal who will upload the data online.

  2. Other students are requested to apply on-line for scholarship by clicking E-medhabruti link in the Government website www.dheodisha.gov.in. They are advised to go through the guidelines thoroughly and carefully before filling the form on-line. The students are required to submit the downloaded form along with supporting documents to the Head of the Institution where he / she is continuing higher study. All applied records will be displayed in the Principal’s login who will verify the same.

  3. Outside students shall submit the hard copy of the downloaded application forms duly countersigned by his / her Head of the Institution along with copies of supporting documents to the Under Secretary (Scholarship), Higher Education Department, Odisha Secretariat, Bhubaneswar – 751001 by Registered Post within the stipulated time for consideration in the Higher Education Department .

  4. Concerned students are advised to keep a copy of the downloaded application form for their future reference.

Duties of the Head of the Educational Institution : The Head of the Institution after receiving the applications shall verify the correctness of the information viz. income & residential certificate, marks, bank details submitted by the students as per the documents submitted. After verification, the Head of the Institutions shall authenticate online for considering the student for selection under e-Medhabruti.

Duties of OCAC, Bhubaneswar :--

  1. Complete online system for SAMS and non SAMS colleges will be developed as per the prescribed criteria mentioned in the medhabruti guidelines for the year 2017-18.

  2. In this regard, application training will be imparted to all stake holders by the Odisha Computer Application Centre, Bhubaneswar.

  3. All activities and deliverables relating eMedhabruti applications is also to be managed smoothly by the OCAC, Bhubaneswar.

Renewal of Scholarship: After careful consideration, Government have been pleased to make the scholarship for any student once awarded under Medhabruti Scheme automatically renewable from year to year till completion of the course subject to student continuing in the course as authenticated online by the Principal. The online authentication procedure for fresh and renewal cases for SAMS and non SAMs colleges is explained in the Instruction Manual available in www.medhabruti.org

Duties of the Higher Education Department: --- The Higher Education Department shall monitor and ensure timely disbursal on scholarship to eligible students under all categories.

Medhabruti Scheme is a benevolent scheme of Government of Odisha. It is expected that award of scholarship shall encourage students in continuing various streams of education. Government desire that all educational institutions shall render wholehearted co-operation for successful implementation of this scheme. Therefore, for processing / validation of scholarship applications of students no fees in any manner shall be collected from the students.