Now, students can avail scholarship online

Bhubaneswar: Henceforth, students of the State can get scholarship directly through their bank account. Unveiling such a system, Higher Education minister Pradip Panigrahi said the students going outside the State for higher studies will be benefitted more by this.

Deserving candidates can apply for the same online and the amount will be sent to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries directly. Around 25,000 students of at least 3,500 colleges will get the benefit, Panigrahi maintained.

This apart, a new system has been developed through which authenticated certificates required for studies in abroad could be available online. These certificates will be available within 12 days of the application, the minister said. Other certificates like migration and CLC will also be available online in the coming days, he pointed out.

Higher Education principal secretary Gagan Kumar Dhal, additional secretary Durga Prasad Behera and other officials of the department were present on the occasion.