Bhubaneswar, Sept 1: The ST and SC Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Department of the Odisha government will cover all study expenses of ST and SC students pursuing MBBS and engineering (B-Tech and M-Tech) courses in government-run institutions.
The department will provide financial assistance under the Mukhyamantri Medhabi Chhatra Protshan Yojana (MMCPY).
From now on, under MMCPY, the entire fee for the course tenure of ST and SC students studying in government institutions offering MBBS and engineering (BTech, MTech) courses will be covered, said department's Commissioner-cum-Secretary Roopa Roshan Sahoo in a letter to all district Collectors.
The course fee includes admission fees, seat acceptance charges, annual course fee (tuition fee and all compulsorily payable charges to institution), hostel admission charges, mess charges, and any other incidental expenses for study like purchase of books/study materials, coaching/tutorial expenses. This will be applicable to eligible students from the academic year 2023-24 onwards.
All the expenses of the students, duly signed by the dean or head of the institution, should be forwarded to the district collector for reimbursement under the scheme.