Nabanna Scholarship 2021 – Key Highlights, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, and Required Documents

Nabanna scholarship scheme is an initiative by the Government of West Bengal for the students who have passed the Madhyamik (Class 10) examination or Higher Secondary (Class 12) exam or any University Examination (UG / PG). The students who are domiciled in West Bengal and fulfill all eligibility criteria can apply for this scholarship. The main objective of the Nabanna scholarship is to provide financial assistance to the meritorious students of West Bengal every year under the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

The article below will provide you detailed information regarding the Nabanna scholarship such as its key dates, application process, eligibility criteria, documents required, and more.

Nabanna Scholarship 2021 – Key Highlights

Name of the ScholarshipNabanna Scholarship 2021
Also Known asWest Bengal Chief Minister’s Relief Fund Scholarship
BeneficiariesStudents who are domiciles of West Bengal and have passed Class 10/12/UG/PG examinations
BenefitsINR 10,000 per year on current course
Application ProcessOffline
Application TimelineAvailable throughout the year

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Nabanna Scholarship 2021 – Eligibility Criteria

To apply for Nabanna scholarship, a student needs to fulfill the following eligibility requirements –  

  • The student should be a domicile of West Bengal.
  • The students must have passed the last examination from any recognized Board, Council of the University of West Bengal, and continuing their study from any recognized institution in West Bengal. 
  • The student must have scored a minimum of 65 percent marks in aggregate in Class 10 examination for +2 level.
  • The student must have scored a minimum of 60 percent in Class 12 for undergraduate level.
  • The students should have scored a minimum of 55 percent in the Honours subject for postgraduate level.
  • The annual income of a student’s family should not be more than INR 60,000.
  • The candidates must not be in receipt of any other government (central/state) scholarship or stipend for the same course or stage of study during the last year.

Nabanna Scholarship 2021 – Application Process

The application process for Nabanna scholarship is offline. Students who want to apply for the scholarship scheme can follow the below-mentioned steps – 

  • Prepare an application on plain paper with all relevant details. 
  • Attach all the required documents with your application. 
  • Send the duly signed application with all the attested documents to – 

The Assistant Secretary,

Chief Minister’s Office,


325, Sarat Chatterjee Road

Howrah – 711 102

Nabanna Scholarship 2021 – List of Required Documents

While applying for the Nabanna Scholarship, the students must attach a set of documents in support of their application. These documents include –

  • Photocopy of tuition/admission fees book
  • Copies of mark sheets of all previously passed examinations 
  • Copies of rank card & allotment letter of selection committee (only for JEE or equivalent examination)
  • Copy of recommendation stating monthly family income of the student from MP/MLA to the Hon’ble Chief Minister 
  • Self bank account details (IFSC Code, Branch Code, Branch Name, Account Number, Bank Name) with photocopy of bank passbook.
  • Copy of monthly family income certificate from DM/ SDO/ BDO / Group-A Govt. Officer not below the rank of Joint B.D.O./ Deputy Commissioner of Corporation/ Executive Officer in case of Municipality
  • Self-declaration of the student regarding his/her present course of study mentioning year/semester and receipt of any scholarship/aid/assistance countersigned by the head of the present institution with seal.
  • Contact details with mobile number

Note: The photocopies of all the documents are required to be attested by a Group-A Government officer.

Nabanna Scholarship 2021 – Selection Process and Funds Disbursement

Students for Nabanna scholarship scheme 2021 will be selected on the basis of their last examination percentage and their family’s financial condition. After submitting the application form, it will take three or more months for the completion of the process. The scholarship request will be examined by the CMRF Cell of the Chief Minister’s Office. It may be sent to the District Magistrate or Commissioner of Police, Kolkata for further verification. 

The selected students will receive the scholarship amount in their respective bank accounts.

Note: The sanctioning of financial help is a one-time grant and is provisional. The authority can cancel the prior sanction anytime without giving any reason thereon.

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Nabanna Scholarship 2021 – QnA

What is a Nabanna scholarship?

Nabanna scholarship is an initiative by the Government of West Bengal for providing financial assistance every year to the students who have passed the Class 10/12 examinations or any University examination. Refer to the above article for more details.

How much grant is provided under Nabanna scholarship scheme?

The Nabanna scholarship is provided by the West Bengal Chief Minister Relief Fund WBCMO. Students who have applied for the scholarship will get INR 10,000 per year for their current course.

How can I apply for the Nabanna scholarship 2021?

If you fulfill the eligibility criteria for Nabanna scholarship, you can easily apply for the scholarship offline. Prepare an application on plain paper, attach copies of required documents, and send it to the WBCMO office address by post.

Nabanna Scholarship 2021 – Contact Details

Students who wish to apply for Nabanna scholarship 2021 can send their application form with all required copies to the below address – 

The Assistant Secretary,

Chief Minister’s Office,


325, Sarat Chatterjee Road

Howrah – 711 102

Furthermore, if you want to seek suggestion or enquire anything, you can call on the given below numbers – 

Telephone : (033)2214 1902 or (033) 2253 5278