OP Jindal was an industrialist and is better known as the founder chairman of Jindal Steel and Power. In his memory, each year OP Jindal Foundation awards 100 students from 40 premier engineering and management institutions with its OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarships (OPJEMS) scholarships which are aimed at promoting academic and leadership excellence and are awarded to meritorious students who emulate the vision and values of Mr. OP Jindal and have the potential to become leaders in entrepreneurial excellence and innovation.
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Who can apply: There are 24 Engineering and 16 Management colleges invited to participate in the scholarship process. Within these institutes, each academic year’s top 3 students (based on academic merit) from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year batch of Bachelors in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Metallurgical Engineering from Engineering Institutes and first 10 students from 2nd year batch of PGDM/MBA will be eligible, making it a total of 925 applicants.
You can check the list of eligible college here.
Criteria of Selection: 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.
Process of Selection:
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.
Scholarship Amount: Rs.80,000 and 1,50,000 for each Engineering and MBA student respectively.
Number of Scholarships: 100 scholarships will be awarded. Each Engineering institute can have maximum of 4 scholarships, while each Management institute can have a maximum of 2 scholarships.
Duration of Scholarship: These OP Jindal scholarships are meant for one academic year only. You can apply again next year if you want to renew/continue the scholarship.
Here is a link to the OPJEMS’s application form.
The last date to apply for these scholarships is August 29, 2016 this year.
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