Banishree Scholarship Odisha 2024, Eligibility, Application Process, Status

The Government of Odisha has launched various initiatives from time to time to encourage children with special needs, one such scheme is Banishree Scholarship. The scholarship is exclusively for specially abled students who wish to continue their education. Those who are bonafide residents of Odisha and whose family income is less than Rs 60,000 are eligible for the scholarship. Eligible students have to apply for the scholarship on the official website of the Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities ( before the last date.

Banishree Scholarship Odisha 2024

Odisha Banishree Scholarship 2024

The Government of Odisha has launched the Banishree Scholarship Scheme which aims to provide financial assistance to students with special needs. The scholarship is administered by the Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of Odisha. This Scholarship 2024 is open only for physically challenged students. Students studying in primary, secondary and high schools as well as students enrolled in technical / vocational / vocational training courses can apply for Banishree scholarship.

Scholarship NameBanishree Scholarship
Initiated byGovernment of Odisha
Managed bySocial Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department Government of Odisha
Launched inApril 1, 2008
AmountRs. 100 to Rs. 350
Income LimitRs. 60000/yearly
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Where to Apply

Eligibility Criteria for Banishree Scholarship

  • Applicant must be permeant resident of Odisha state.
  • Applicant’s gross annual family income should not exceed Rs.60,000.
  • An applicant must be a regular student of the educational school/institute.
  • If the applicant is receiving any other scholarship or financial allowance under any scheme from the State / Central Government, they are not eligible.
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Banishree Scholarship Application Process

To apply for the Banishree scholarship online, candidates can follow the steps outlined below.

  • Visit the Banishree official website.
  • Select Banishree Scholarship under ‘Beneficiary Services’.
  • Choose ‘New Application’ and click on the Proceed button.
  • Enter student details:- such as Name, Aadhaar Number, Date of Birth, Social Category, Nature of Disability and UDID Certificate Number etc. to fill the application form.
  • Select Nature of Scholarship:- Fresh/Renewal.
  • Provide institute details:- such as currently studying (inside/outside), institute name, district, sub-division, block, GP, village and pin etc.
  • Provide other information:- such as parent’s name, relationship, mobile number, class type, admission date, income, etc.
  • Upload supporting documents:- such as mark sheet and cast certificate etc.
  • Provide bank account details and upload passbook.
  • Cross check all information you provided then click on “Submit” button.

How to Renew Banishree Scholarship Application?

If you have applied for the Banishree scholarship previously and want to get the benefit of the scholarship once again, then you must have to renew the application form. We have described below the step-by-step process of how to renew the Banishree Scholarship application.

  • First go to link.
  • Select “Banishree Scholarship” on the homepage.
  • Then select “Recommended Application from Principal/Head of the Institution” then click on “Proceed” button.
  • Enter the application number and click on submit.
  • Then verify Aadhaar.
  • If there is any wrong information in the application form, correct and update it, otherwise scroll down.
  • Upload the supporting documents.
  • Finally, click on the “Update Details & Submit” button.
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Steps to Check Status of Banishree Scholarship

You can follow the steps outlined below to check the Banishree scholarship application status.




Under Beneficiary Services, click on “Track Your Application Status.”


Now choose “Banishree Scholarship” then click on “Track”.


After that, click on the “Search” button.


On the following page, you will be able to check the status of the application.

Amount of Banishree Scholarship

  • Primary School (Class 1 to 5):- ₹200/per month
  • Middle and High School (Class 6 to 11):- ₹250/per month
  • College (+2 & +3 level):- ₹300/per month
  • College (PG):- ₹350//per month
  • Technical and Vocational Training (inside state):- ₹350
  • Technical and Vocational Training (outside state):- ₹350
Reader’s Allowance for Specially Challenged Applicant
Visually challengedPrimary School₹100
Middle & High school ₹150
Orthopaedically handicapped 75% or above disabilities₹100
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Documents Required for Banishree Scholarship

You must have the following documents with you at the time of submitting the application.

  • Residential Certificate
  • Aadhar Card of the applicant
  • Mark sheet of the previous qualification duly attested by head of Institute
  • Disability Certificate
  • Family income Certificate issued by Revenue Officer, not below the rank of Tahasildar or any other officer of equivalent status.
  • Bank Account Deatils and Pasbbook
  • Ration Card (optional)

Faqs on Banishree Scholarship

Who is eligible for Odisha Banishree Scholarship?

Applicants who are bonafide residents of the state of Odisha and have an annual family income of Rs 60,000 or below are eligible.

What is the official website of Banishree Scholarship?

The official portal for the scholarship is

What is the Helpline Number of Banishree Scholarship?


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