Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha higher education department has announced further extension of deadline for submission of online application by students to avail financial assistance to purchase laptops under the Biju Yuva Sashaktikaran Yojana.

The extension of the deadline will enable Plus 2 pass meritorious students to apply for DBT of cash in lieu of laptop under the scheme till May 10, 2022.  

This is the third time the deadline for applying for financial assistance under the scheme has been extended. The online application was first opened on March 29, 2022 and the deadline was April 10. 

The higher education department has requested all the eligible students who have not yet applied to submit their applications at the earliest.   



Only 15,000 eligible students, whose names appeared in the list of meritorious students published by the Department, can apply for the scheme to receive Direct Benefit Transfer of Rs 30, 000/- in lieu of laptop. 

The Financial assistance of Rs 30,000 will be paid via Direct Benefit Transfer through Aadhaar Enabled Payment System. Students need not submit his/her bank account to receive the money. 

Therefore, Eligible Students should ensure that their Bank Account is Aadhaar seeded (NPCI mapped). If not, Aadhaar seeding (NPCI mapping) of the Bank Account must be done by visiting the Bank before applying.

Procedure to Apply:

Eligible students can apply for the scheme by visiting the official scholarship portal of the Odisha government, i.e (https://scholarship.odisha.gov.in).

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