Odisha CM Launches Registration for Nabin Odisha Magic Card, Know Its Features

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of the birth anniversary of legendary leader Biju Patnaik, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Nabin Odisha Magic Card from Malkangiri district in virtual mode.

The CM inaugurated the online registration portal for this card meant for students. The beneficiaries will receive the cards on August 15, 2024.

The Nabin Odisha Magic Card is a smart card system for students is an initiative under the 5T to help students pursuing higher education.

The Magic card will have a point-based system which will be categorised into Silver, Gold, and Platinum cards depending on the students’ academic performances, discipline, extra-curricular activities, social work, etc. This will be a unique initiative of the CM to provide benefits to students such as bus/train concession, phone recharge, wifi access, online courses, and career counselling.

Each magic card will have some basic features, which will be applicable to all students. As a top-up, students can enable themselves to get silver, gold, and platinum cards based on their scholastic and extra-curricular work. Community engagement will be an important feature of student engagements entitling them to extra points.

This card will also provide Job and Placement opportunities through the sharing of this data with potential recruiting companies – a LinkedIn-type platform for the students to interact with the industry and will integrate with the Start-Up ecosystem to encourage the students to aspire to be entrepreneurs and also to provide priority loans to them under various schemes like Swayam etc.

The government will actively engage with the private sector to provide more benefits to the students through these smart cards.

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