What are the different types of scholarships?

The scholarships are of two types:

  1. INR 1,50,000 for each (Management student)
  2. INR 80,000 for each (Engineering student)

How many people would I be competing against while applying for OPJEMS?

24 Engineering and 16 Management Institutes are invited to participate in the scholarship process.

Engineering Institutes
Each academic year’s top 3 students (based on academic performance in the previous years CGPA) from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year batch of Bachelors in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Metallurgy will be eligible

Management Institutes
First 10 toppers from 2nd year batch of PGDBM/MBA will be eligible.

How does OPJEMS identify students eligible for the scholarship?

There is a three step process:
Step A: Students will be shortlisted based on the eligibility criteria.
Step B: Eligible students will take an online test.
Step C: Shortlisted students from Step B shall appear for a personal interview.

How many students will be awarded?

100 scholarships shall be awarded.

What is the duration / tenure of the scholarship process?

The selection process will start in August 2018. The entire selection process will be completed by October 23rd, 2018 and the students will be notified by October 23rd, 2018

What are the important dates?

1. Announcement for OPJEMS-2018 : August 07, 2018
2. Last date for Registration (submission of application form online) : August 31st, 2018
3. Administration of online test at campus: : September 05th - 06th, 2018
4. Announcement of shortlisted students for interview : September 14th, 2018
5. Personal interview : October 10th, 11th & 12th, 2018
6. Announcement of results : October 23rd, 2018

Can I defer my scholarship?

There is no scheme of deferring scholarship. All payments shall be made by RTGS transfer/Cheque drawn in favour of student. The medal and appreciation letter shall be awarded in a felicitation ceremony to be held before 30th November, 2018

Would I be required to sign any long term bonds (e.g. taking up a job with Jindal Group after graduation) if I accept the scholarship?

No. There are no bonds to be signed in order to accept the scholarship.

If at present, I am already holding some other scholarship, would I still be eligible for OPJEMS?

The process does not believe in disqualifying any student on the grounds that he has proved her/his merit before. So yes, a student already holding another scholarship can compete for OPJEMS provided she/he meets the criterion.

Is financial need of a student also taken into account while deciding on award of the scholarship?

No, OPJEMS is a scholarship that is awarded purely on the basis of merit and a financial need is not taken into account in any of the decisions.