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HETS announces STAR, a Scholarship Test Offering Upto 100% Scholarships for Top Maharashtra Universities – Register by 10th June 2024

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India : Higher Education Talent Skill (HETS) Board, is delighted to announce the prestigious Scholarship Test for All Rounders (STAR). This scholarship program offers all 12th-grade students the chance to avail up to 100% scholarships at top universities in Maharashtra. Covering streams such as Arts, Commerce, Science, and Vocational studies, STAR aims to empower students from all socio-economic backgrounds to access quality higher education. This opportunity not only recognizes and rewards talent but also significantly reduces financial barriers, paving the way for a brighter future. Aspiring candidates are invited to register via the official registration link before 10th June 2024.

Expressing his delight at the unveiling of this scholarship, Prof (Dr.) V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Steering committee Head- HETS Board and Vice Chancellor – Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai, Former UGC Chairman & Director – NAAC stated “I am pleased to announce the STAR scholarship program, designed to provide significant educational opportunities for deserving students. This initiative offers essential financial assistance and inspires ambition, enabling recipients to achieve their full potential.We believe that education is the cornerstone of progress, and by offering these scholarships, we are not just investing in individuals but in the collective advancement of society.”

Adding to Dr. Pillai’s comments, Mr. Amit Shah, Founder of Offee, said: “Supporting Dr. Pillai’s vision, I am deeply committed to enhancing the educational journey for Maharashtra’s youth. At Offee, we believe in leveraging technology to make high-quality education accessible and equitable. The STAR program is a testament to how innovative solutions can transform the landscape of education, making significant scholarships accessible to all talented students, regardless of their background.”

Process Flow

After registering online and completing their profiles, students participate in an offline digital test at partner university campuses, managed and secured by Offee’s innovative technology. The test scores are analyzed and matched to universities. Results are then announced, connecting students to appropriate institutions.

Education for All: STAR Scholarship Program

The STAR Scholarship Program covers the following leading educational institutions of Maharashtra under its ambit – 

  • Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai

  • Sri Balaji University, Pune

  • MIT-ADT University, Pune

  • D Y Patil University, Ambi, Talegaon

  • Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur

  • MGM University, Aurangabad

  • Sandip University, Nashik

  • GH Raisoni University, Amravati

The scholarship examination features a comprehensive assessment structure designed to evaluate various facets of student capabilities. This includes assessing skills such as creative thinking, problem-solving, and practical application, as well as focusing on general aptitude and subject-specific knowledge.

The program features secure, on-campus digital testing to ensure fairness and integrity, alongside an inclusive approach facilitated by Offee’s technological expertise, ensuring accessibility for all students. This scholarship is particularly beneficial for students from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). Additionally, HETS is guided by a Steering Committee of esteemed academicians, industry experts and educators who facilitate the creation of assessments.

Assessment and Weightage

The assessment process assigns weightage to different factors, with 75% of the evaluation focused on academic knowledge, aptitude, and skills. Additionally, 10-15% is allocated to academic achievements and consistency over the past three years, emphasizing stability and excellence. The remaining 10-15% considers non-academic achievements, such as involvement in extracurricular activities and community service, contributing to a well-rounded profile. 

Through its Scholarship Allocation Framework, HETS recognizes student excellence across four categories, reflecting the diverse talents and potential within its achievers, including:

  • Super Stars: Top 2%, Full Scholarship: 90-100% tuition coverage

  • All-Rounders: Top 5%, Partial Scholarship: 80-90% tuition coverage

  • Rising Stars: Top 10%, Significant Scholarship: 50-80% tuition coverage

  • Shining Stars: Top 20%, Merit-Based Scholarship: 40-50% tuition coverage

To sum up, STAR offers a transformative platform for students to showcase their talents and skills beyond academics. With a comprehensive assessment framework, powered by Offee, STAR empowers students to avail scholarships and educational opportunities across various streams. The examination provides a fair and inclusive approach to talent recognition and fosters a culture of excellence and accessibility, ensuring that every student has the chance to shine and succeed in their educational journey.


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