The State Government on Monday published district wise list of 15,235 meritorious Plus Two pass out students who will be given free laptops from the Government under Biju Yuva Sashaktikaran Yojana.
The list hosted in the website of the Higher Education Department stated that 10,147 students have been selected for the scheme under general category, while 3,057 and 2,031 students belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories will be the beneficiaries.Of the students selected for free laptops, 7,074 belong to Science stream, 6126 to Arts and 2035 to Commerce.
The State Government will launch the scheme on August 15. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will distribute free laptops here on the Independence Day. In first phase, about 3,750 laptops will be distributed among the students, official sources said.
Khurda district has topped the list with maximum 2,500 meritorious students followed by Cuttack with 1,789 students, 1,470 from Ganjam, 1,224 from Balasore, 41 from Gajapati and 55 from Malkangiri district. Deogarh is at bottom of merit list with 12 students. One leading college of each district has been declared as nodal college for distribution of free laptops.