Odisha To Reimburse Course Fees Of ST&SC Students Studying In Govt Medical, Engineering Colleges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to reimburse entire course fees of eligible ST and SC students, studying medical and engineering ((BTech and MTech) at various government-run institutions, under the Mukhyamantri Medhabi Chhatra Protsahan Yojana.

All expenses, including admission charge /seat acceptance charge, initial deposit, annual course fee (tuition fee and all compulsory payable charges to the institution), hostel admission charges and annual hostel/mess charges and any other incidental expenses for study like purchase of books/study materials coaching /tutorial expenses, signed by the dean/head of the institution and student has to be forwarded to the district collector for reimbursement under the scheme, said an official.

This scheme will be applicable to all eligible ST and SC students from 2023-24 onwards, Commissioner-cum-Secretary Roopa Roshan Sahoo said in a letter to all district collectors.

The government had earlier launched ‘Chatra Protsahan Yojana'(CPY) in October 2021 to provide free coaching to SC/ST students in the state for medical and engineering entrance examinations.

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