Govt. of India Merit Scholarships

(National Scholarship)

There are two categories of Scholarships. Under-graduate and Intermediate. Scholarships of Rs. 90.00 and Rs. 60.00 each awarded on the results of the previous qualifying examinations, based on merit cum means.

Senior College Scholarships

These are awarded on the results of the +2 Examination.

These scholarships could be claimed of the value of Rs. 50/- each, it is awarded on state basis and on merit alone. The scholarships reserved for girls are awarded on state basis irrespective of subjects and on merit alone. There are also merit-cum poverty scholarships.

Junior College Scholarships

These are awarded district-wise on the results of the High School Certificate Examination of the Value of Rs. 40/- per month awarded to both boys and girls.

If in any district no girls are eligible for the scholarships, reserved for them, these shall be awarded to the boys of that district on merit alone.

Government of Odisha awards a number of Scholarships of different categories known as merit cum-poverty scholarships maintenance scholarship G.Q.I. merit scholarships, national loan scholarships, Hindi Scholarships, scholarship for children of Primary and Secondary School Teachers etc.

Introduction of New Schemes of Scholarships

National loan Scholarships was introduced in 1963-64 Session. It provides loan facilities for students who secure at best 50% of marks in the Qualifying Examination and the annual income of whose parents guardians do not exceed Rs. 6,000/-

Other Scholarships tenable

Scholarship for children Primary and Secondary School teachers.

Scholarship of Physically handicapped.

Scholarship to students of Hindi in Non-Hindi speaking state.

Lump sum grant to meritorious students.

Post Metric scholarships for S.C. & S.T., O.B.C/SEBC (

Book grant to children, ex-service personnel.

Bandana Choudhury and K.B. Shankar Memorial Scholarship.

Minority Scholarships: (

Central Sector Scholarship – Completed +2 science

Sanskrit Scholarship- Completed 10th & Continuing +2 (Sanskrit As a subject)

Samaja Scholarship

Jindal Scholarship

Indian Oil Corporation Scholarship

Digjyoti Scholarship