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Odisha Announces NUA-O Scholarship: Rs 9,000 for Boys, Rs 10,000 for Girls Annually

Odisha Government Announces NUA-O Scholarship Program: Male Students to Receive Rs 9,000 and Female Students Rs 10,000 Annually

  • Scholarship:Nua-O Scholarship (Post-matric scholarship)
  • Scheme: Under Nutana Unnata Abhilasha
  • Department :Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha
  • Male students :Rs 9000/-
  • Female students :Rs 10,000/-
  • SC/ST and construction workers families male students :Rs 10,000/-
  • SC/ST and construction workers families female students: Rs 11,000

1. Introduction to the NUA-O Scholarship Program 

2. Eligibility Criteria and Scholarship Amounts 

3. Implementation and Additional Benefits 

Nua o scholarship program in odisha

NUA-O Scholarship Program:

Introduction to the NUA-O Scholarship Program:

The Odisha government has unveiled the NUA-O scholarship program aimed at providing financial assistance to undergraduate and postgraduate students across the state. This initiative, announced ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections, is part of the government's commitment to promoting education and empowering youth.

Eligibility Criteria and Scholarship Amounts:

Under the NUA-O scheme, undergraduate and postgraduate students, except those whose parents are Income Tax payers or permanent Government employees, are eligible to apply for scholarships. Male students will receive an annual scholarship of Rs 9,000, while female students will be awarded Rs 10,000. Additionally, male students from SC/ST and Nirman Shramik families will receive Rs 10,000, and female students from these categories will get Rs 11,000 annually.

Implementation and Additional Benefits:

The decision regarding the NUA-O scholarship program was made during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The program, with a budget of Rs 385 crore for the fiscal years 2023–24 to 2025–26, aims to cover all 30 districts of Odisha, prioritizing tribal and remote areas.

Odisha Government Unveils NUA-O Scholarship for Undergraduate(UG) and Postgraduate(PG* Students: Offering Annual Financial Aid of Rs 10,000"

Scholarships will be available to students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at state universities, government, and non-government aided colleges, including Sanskrit colleges under the Higher Education Department. The scholarships for the current academic year will be deposited in the bank accounts of eligible students starting from February 20 onwards.

Moreover, a corpus of Rs 300 crores will be established, and eligible students will receive the NUA-O Magic Smart Card by August. This card will provide additional benefits such as bus/train travel concessions, free wifi, access to online courses, skill development, coaching programs, etc., based on students' performance and participation in academic and extracurricular activities.

Through the NUA-O scholarship program, the Odisha government aims to empower students, especially from marginalized communities, and pave the way for their academic and professional success.

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