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Prospective students should be 3 ½ - 4 ½ years of age and of sound physical and mental health. During the final selection process, preference is given to Orissa orphans and single-parent children dependent upon destitute guardians, and children of extremely poor parents who have little means of livelihood. Not more than one child per family is admitted.

Application Process

The Hariharananda Balashram application process is overseen by a selection committee established by Prajnana Mission. Each year several of the poorest villages in Orissa are identified and the selection committee circulates posters and admission forms. The forms are submitted directly to the school for initial screening and evaluation by the selection committee.

Children are selected for a first round of interviews conducted in their village. This enables the selection committee to visit and interview all family members, to verify forms, and to perform extensive field surveys. The committee must determine whether parents are alive, assess the family financial condition, and determine those children most in need. The selection process takes a total of three months and begins in the month of January.

Admission forms may be downloaded below, picked up at the school office or at Prajnana Mission, Jagatpur, Cuttack 754021, phone 0671-249-1724. Completed application forms should be personally submitted to the school office on campus.

Download Admission Application form here