Great news for students from farmer families in Odisha! The state government has announced significant changes to the KALIA Scholarship scheme, opening up new opportunities for higher education in both private and national institutions.
KALIA Scholarship Scheme: Education Beyond State Borders:
Previously, the KALIA Scholarship only supported farmer’s children studying in government institutions within Odisha. But now, the scheme has extended its reach, offering scholarships to students pursuing:
Technical and professional courses: This includes fields like engineering, medicine, agriculture and allied subjects, nursing, ITI diplomas, and various trades.
Institutions across India: Students can now choose from government or private institutions with AISHE code, even outside Odisha.
Premier institutes: Scholarship benefits are also available for students studying at prestigious national institutions like IITs, NITs, AIIMS, IIMs, ICAR, and several others.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik:
In a statement, Chief Minister Patnaik emphasized the government’s commitment to “brighten the future of farmers’ families by providing assistance to the children in professional and technical institutions.”
Key Facts about the Updated KALIA Scholarship Scheme:
Registration open till January 31, 2024.
KALIA Scholarship Scheme duration:
Up to 2 years for postgraduate courses.
Up to 4 years for PhD courses (eligible postgraduate courses only, in government institutions within Odisha).
Financial support: Scholarship amount for private and premier institutions will be based on approved rates.
Reaching More Students:
With this expansion, the KALIA Scholarship hopes to reach a wider range of students from underprivileged backgrounds. This opens doors to quality education and career opportunities, potentially transforming the lives of countless young individuals.
As of now, around 1,789 students have benefitted from the KALIA Scholarship program since its launch in 2021-22.
For more details and application process, visit the official website of the Odisha government.
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