Odisha Govt Extends Date For Registration Under KALIA Scholarship Scheme

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has extended the last date for online application for KALIA Scholarship scheme from January 31 to February 8.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the proposal for an extension of the deadline by the Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment department following requests from students, an official release said on Wednesday.

The online registration of students belonging to farmers’ families under the extended ‘KALIA Scholarship’ scheme began on January 9.

The government has also modified the guidelines and extended the scheme for students, who undertake technical and professional courses in private institutes inside and outside state.

According to the new guidelines, scholarship will be given to those who enrol in professional and technical courses like engineering, medical, agriculture and allied subjects, nursing, diploma and different trades in ITI in government or private institutions having AISHE (All India Survey on Higher Education) code besides in premier institutions inside and outside the states like the IITs, NITs, AIIMS, IIMs, ICAR, IARI, IISER, NISER, IVRI, CIFE and NDRI and others. Professional courses like BBA, BCA, MBA and MCA have also been added to the present approved courses.

The scholarship will be given for maximum two years for post graduate and four years for PhD courses. The PhD courses must be related to the eligible post-graduation courses only in government institutions inside the state, an official release had earlier said.

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