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OPJEMS Scholarship 2010 Application, How To Apply and Results

OP Jindal Group is once again announcing the OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship (OPJEMS) for the Year 2010. The scholarships are aimed at encouraging and promoting academic and leadership excellence and would be awarded to meritorious students of the leading Engineering and Management institutes in the country.

» Objective
OP Jindal Group is once again announcing the OP Jindal scholarship services for engineering and management institutes in India for the Year 2010. The scholarships aims to identify meritorious post graduate/graduate students who emulate Shri OP Jindal’s vision and values and have the potential to become leaders in entrepreneurial and innovation excellence.

» The Scholarship
Yearly Scholarship Amount:
INR 1, 25, 000 for a Management student
INR 65, 000 for an Engineering student

» Eligibility Criterion
Management Institutes

  1. Top 20 students from 1st year batch based on entrance score.
  2. Top 20 students from 2nd year batch based on performance score in the 1st year.
Engineering Institutes
Students from both the following categories will be considered in the shortlist:

  1. 2 toppers from each batch from the following streams for all 4 years
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
  2. Top 12 students from each batch (any specialization or stream) for all 4 years.

Participating Institute

Management Institutes
IIM – Ahmedabad , IIM – Bangalore , IIM – Lucknow , IIM – Calcutta , IIM – Indore , MDI – Gurgaon , FMS – Delhi , XLRI – Jamshedpur
SPJIMR – Mumbai

» STAGE 1(a) and 1(b): ONLINE TEST

All the students who are nominated based on the eligibility criteria will be required to undertake an online test where

Section 1(a): will be a behavioral test with 60-70 multiple choice questions that aim to assess leadership behaviors
Section 1(b): will be an application blank containing approx 6 open ended questions aiming to seek data on personality factors Scores on section 1(a) will be used to “shortlist” or “reject” students for the interview stage. Section 1(b) will be used as “probe” for the interview process. There will be no elimination basis the responses given in section 1(b). For students’ short listed based on section 1(a), section 1(b) will be printed and shared with the OPJEMS interviewers.

The online test will be held at respective campuses by our invigilators. In order to ensure smooth implementation, the students will be given an option to take this test in paper-pencil format ( in case the institute/student faces server or other IT issues that hamper the effective functioning of the online platform)

Date for the test:

September 12th, 2010

Duration: Section 1: 30 minutes
Section 1(a): 30 – 40 minutes
Section 1(b): 30 minutes

The top 2 students (based on stage 1(a)) of each academic year of each institution would be short listed for the next stage.
Special conditions:

  • In case a student is unable to take the test, due to medical / any other exigency, she/he would not be eligible to move to the next stage.
  • Online technical support would be provided during the course of the online test.


The students short listed from Stage 1(a) would undergo an interview with a panel of interviewers. The interview will focus on the personality factors and some probes from the online test section 1(a).

Interviews would be conducted through web/video conferencing. The interviews will be taken via web conferencing (or telephonically, where web conferencing is unavailable).

The final selection for OPJEMS scholars will be done by giving 50:50 weightage to interview +application blank (i.e. performance on the personality factors) and the online test section 1(a)( i.e. performance on the leadership behaviors)

Dates for interview:
September 24th 2010 to September 30th 2010

Date for announcement of results
To be announced by the end of October 4th 2010

Special conditions:
The time/date allotted for interview would be final. Any request for a change would not be entertained.


Engineering Institutes
IIT – Kanpur , IIT – Kharagpur , IIT – Mumbai , IIT – Chennai , IIT – Delhi, IIT – Roorkee , IIT – Guwahati , IT BHU – Varanasi , NIT – Trichy  , NIT – Suratkal , NIT – Allahabad , NIT – Warangal , MNIT – Jaipur , NIT – Nagpur , NIT – Raipur , NIT – Kurukshetra , NIT – Rourkela , NIT – Durgapur , NIT – Jamshedpur , OPJIT – Raigarh , SVNIT – Surat, BITS – Pilani

» Award of Scholarship

A total of 106 students selected from the 31 institutes would be awarded the OPJEM scholarship. The final scholarship will be awarded based on the score of the individual in the online test (assessing him or her on leadership behaviors), and personal interview in the final stage. Equal weightage will be given for the online test and the interview. Please click here for more information

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