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

The Nabanna Scholarship Scheme, initiated by the Government of West Bengal, aims to offer financial aid to deserving students who have successfully cleared the Madhyamik (Class 10), Higher Secondary (Class 12), or any University Examination (UG/PG). This scholarship is exclusively available to students who are permanent residents of West Bengal and meet the specified eligibility requirements. Each year, the scheme provides valuable support to meritorious individuals in West Bengal through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, enabling them to pursue their educational aspirations.

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

Nabanna Scholarship – Key Highlights

Particulars Details
Name of the Scholarship Nabanna Scholarship 2023
Also Known as West Bengal Chief Minister’s Relief Fund Scholarship
Beneficiaries Students who are permanent residents of West Bengal and have passed Class 10/12/UG/PG examinations
Benefits INR 10,000 per year on the current course
Application Process Offline
Application Timeline Available throughout the year
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Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Domicile: The students should be permanent residents of West Bengal.
  • Education:  The applicants must have successfully passed their most recent examination from a recognized Board, Council, or University in West Bengal. Furthermore, they must be currently enrolled in a recognized educational institution within the state of West Bengal. They must have scored –
    • a total of 50% or more but less than 60% marks in aggregate in the Madhyamik (Class 10) examination for the +2 level.
    • a total of 50% or more but less than 60% marks in the Higher Secondary (Class 12) examination for the undergraduate level.
    • a total of 50% or more but less than 53% marks in Graduation for the postgraduate level.
  • Income: The annual income of the student’s family should not be more than INR 1,20,000.
  • Other: 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.

Application Process

The application process for the scholarship scheme is conducted offline. Students interested in applying for the scholarship scheme are advised to follow the prescribed steps outlined below:

  • Prepare a comprehensive application on plain paper, including all relevant details.
  • Ensure that all required documents are properly attached to the application.
  • Sign the application form and ensure that all attached documents are attested.
  • Submit the completed application, along with the attested documents, to the designated address provided below:

The Assistant Secretary,

Chief Minister’s Office,


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325, Sarat Chatterjee Road

Howrah – 711 102

Please note that it is important to follow the application guidelines and submit all necessary documents as per the specified instructions to ensure the smooth processing of the scholarship application.

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 the 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 a photocopy of the 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.

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Selection Process and Funds Disbursement

  • The selection of students for this scholarship scheme will be based on two primary criteria: their percentage of marks obtained in the last examination and their family’s financial condition. Once the application form is submitted, the process of evaluation and verification may take approximately three or more months to complete.
  • The scholarship requests will be thoroughly examined by the CMRF Cell of the Chief Minister’s Office. In some cases, the application may be forwarded to the respective District Magistrate or Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, for further verification and assessment.
  • 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.

Also, Read: Swami Vivekananda Scholarship (SVMCM) – A Merit-cum-means based scheme

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Nabanna Scholarship – 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 2023?

If you fulfil 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 2023 – Contact Details

Students who wish to apply for the Nabanna Scholarship 2023 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 suggestions or enquire about anything, you can call on the given below numbers – 

Telephone : (033) 2253 5335


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