SVMCM Scholarship 2024 – Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

SVMCM Scholarship 2024: In the vibrant history of India’s educational landscape, the state of West Bengal has carved out a special place for itself.  With an objective of supporting meritorious students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their education, the Government of West Bengal initiated scholarship programmes at different levels of higher studies within educational institutions located in the state. The SVMCM Scholarship, also known as Swami Vivekananda Scholarship, is a government program in West Bengal that provides financial support to deserving students to pursue higher education. It aims to help Meritorious students to continue their studies. The Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Scheme underwent comprehensive restructuring in 2016 to cover a larger number of students and enhance the scholarship amounts significantly. 

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This article highlights the objectives, eligibility criteria, and benefits offered under the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship scheme.

SVMCM Scholarship 2024 – An Overview

Name of the Scholarship Scheme Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme 2023
Launched By Government of West Bengal
Applicable for Class XI and XII/Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students Pursuing Studies in Regular Mode 
Type of Scholarship Merit-cum-Means
Official Website https://svmcm.wbhed.gov.in/

SVMCM Scholarship Scheme 2024 – Eligibility Criteria

Students must fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria in order to apply for SVMCM Scholarship Scheme 2023.

  • Applicants must be domiciled in the state of West Bengal.
  • Students must be pursuing their studies in regular mode of one of the following:
    • Class 11 and 12 from West Bengal Board of Secondary Education/West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education/Madrasa Education for Higher Secondary level
    • Undergraduate level in Science/Arts/Commerce, Engineering, Medical and Technical/Professional courses from institutes approved by the AICTE and affiliated to West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education and Skill Development (WBSCTVE&SD)
    • Postgraduate level in Science/Arts/Commerce & Technical/Management courses from a recognised government institution from any State University or AICTE approved institutes of West Bengal
    • M.Phil and Doctoral courses (NON-NET Junior Research Fellow and NET-Lectureship) from state-aided institutions
  • Applicants must fulfill the specified academic requirements to be considered eligible under the scholarship scheme.
  • Total family income of the applicant should not be more than ₹2,50,000 per annum.
Important Note:-

  • Female students of West Bengal who have scored 45% marks in aggregate after obtaining their undergraduate degrees from institutions of the State and want to pursue postgraduate studies in Science, Arts, or Commerce can apply under this scholarship scheme as Kanyashree (K3) applicants.
  • Students awarded under the scholarship scheme cannot concurrently receive any other government (Central/State) scholarship or stipend for the same course/stage of study. However, one-time grants, assistance from any source, or free/partly-free studentships offered by host institutions will not disqualify students from receiving the benefits under this scheme.

SVMCM Scholarship Scheme 2024 – Renewal of Scholarship 

For renewal of scholarship, candidates must submit their application online to the concerned scholarship sanctioning authority within one month from the date of his/her admission in the next higher class due to promotion by passing in the first attempt. It may be pointed out that in the case of semester mode, candidates must clear all semester examinations in the first attempt.

Renewal of cases which are concentrated only at a particular level of study will be sanctioned on the basis of good academic performance. They are as under:

  • Minimum 60% marks should be obtained from Higher Secondary Level to Undergraduate Level combining both semesters at the promotional examination
  • 50% marks combining both semesters at Postgraduate Level.

Directions for Renewal under the  SVMCM Scholarship Scheme 2023  for students pursuing General Degree/Postgraduation Degree programme under the Directorate of Public Instructions (DPI) are as follows:

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  •  1st Renewal: Submission of SEM 1 and SEM 2 marksheet required
  •  2nd Renewal: Submission of SEM 3 and SEM 4 marksheet required

Directions for Renewal under the  SVMCM Scholarship Scheme 2023 for MBBS students are as under:

  • 1st Renewal: With submission of 1st MBBS marksheet
  • 2nd Renewal: 2nd Prof MBBS marksheet will need to be furnished for the 2nd renewal in the following year. 
  • 3rd and Final Renewal: 3rd Prof Part 1 MBBS marksheet will need to be furnished for the 3rd and final renewal in the following year.

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SVMCM Scholarship: Awards

Selected candidates will receive the following benefits offered by the respective departments of the government of West Bengal under the SVMCM Scholarship Scheme 2023:

                                                              Directorate of Public Instruction, West Bengal
Courses Academic Requirements Scholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
Undergraduate (Arts and Commerce) At least 60% marks in the last qualifying exam ₹1,000
Undergraduate (Science) ₹1,500
Undergraduate (Other Professional and UGC Approved Courses) ₹1,500
Postgraduate (Arts and Commerce) At least 53% marks for SVMCM and 45% for Kanyashree (K3 applicants in last qualifying exam ₹2,000
Postgraduate (Science) ₹2,500
Postgraduate (Other Professional and UGC approved courses) At least 53% marks in last qualifying exam ₹2,500
NON-NET M.Phil./NON-NET Ph.D. Date of Enrolment/Registration not before 01.04.2017 ₹5,000 and ₹8,000 respectively
                                                        Directorate of School Education, West Bengal
Courses Academic Requirements Scholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
Higher Secondary (HS) At least 60% marks in last qualifying exam ₹1,000
Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) At least 60% marks in last qualifying exam (Minimum Qualification, HS) ₹1,000
                                                      Directorate of Technical Education, West Bengal
Courses Academic Requirements Scholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
UG (Engineering) Undergraduation: 1. 60% marks 2. 60% marks in Diploma Course from WBSCTVE&SD for lateral entry scheme ₹5,000
PG (Engineering) 55% marks in Graduation from any State University/AICTE approved institutes in West Bengal ₹5,000
Other AICTE-approved Professional Courses 55% marks in Graduation from any State University/AICTE approved institutes in West Bengal ₹5,000
                                      Directorate of Technical Education and Training (DTET), West Bengal
Courses Academic Requirements Scholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
Polytechnic (Diploma Courses) At least 60% marks in last qualifying exam ₹1,500
                                                Directorate of Medical Education, West Bengal
Courses Academic Requirements Scholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
UG (Medical-Degree) and Diploma Courses At least 60% marks in last qualifying exam ₹5,000 and ₹1,500 Respectively

SVMCM Scholarship – Documents Required

Applicants are required to upload some important documents with their online application to appy for SVMCM scholarship –

  • Income Certificate (in the format specified)
  • Admission Receipt 
  • Marksheet of last Board/Council/University/College Examination (both sides)
  • Scanned copy of bank passbook including the first page containing account number and IFSC 
  • Domicile certificate such as Aadhaar Card/Ration Card/Voter ID Card issued by the concerned authority 
  • The declaration of the Head of the Institution related the cause of the gap year. This option will appear only if the applicant selects the year of the qualifying  examination as 2022 or earlier in the process of registration. 
  • While uploading a scanned copy of image and signature,  applicants are advised to maintain file format and file size as mentioned below.
    •  Image and signature format should be JPG/JPEG and size should be in between 20KB-50KB and 10KB-20KB respectively. 
  • After successful submission of application forms, ‘Scanned Supporting Document Upload’ form will appear. Applicants are advised to upload all necessary documents as mentioned in the form.
  • While uploading, applicants must maintain the file format and file size, as mentioned below:
    •  Files should be in PDF format and size should not exceed 400KB.

SVMCM Scholarship – How to Apply

Step-by-step instructions to apply under the SVMCM Scholarship Scheme are as follows:

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Registration Process:

Step 1: Applicants must visit the official website of Swami Vivekanada Merit-cum-Means Scholarship.

SVMCM Scholarship - How to Apply

Step 2: Click on the ‘Register’ button available on the right-hand side of the dashboard.

SVMCM Scholarship - Register

Step 3: Applicants must select the appropriate category. 

SVMCM Scholarship - Applicants must select the appropriate category

Step 4: Select the ‘Application Type’ as ‘Fresh Application’ followed with selection of ‘Apply for Fresh’ option and click on the ‘Proceed’ button.

SVMCM Scholarship - Application Type

Step 5: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents in the prescribed format and click on the ‘Register’ button.

SVMCM Scholarship - Fill in the required details

Note:- Applicants applying for Kanyashree scholarship are required to authenticate their previous Kanyashree details for registration under Kanyashree (K3) application.

Step 6: After clicking on the ‘Register’ button, an OTP will be generated and sent to the registered mobile number of the applicant. Applicants must enter the OTP in order to authenticate the verification procedure.

SVMCM Scholarship - OTP will be generated and sent to the registered mobile number of the applicant

Step 7: After successful verification of mobile number, an ‘Applicant Id’ will be generated. The login credentials will be sent to the registered mobile number and an email containing the Applicant ID and a copy of registration slip will also be shared on the registered Email ID. 

SVMCM Scholarship - Applicant Id

Login Process:

Step 1:  Interested applicants are advised to visit the official website of SVMCM 2023 Scholarship Scheme and click on the ‘Applicant Login’ option available in the right-hand corner of the dashboard.

Step 2: Applicants should login using valid applicant ID and password.

SVMCM Scholarship - Applicant Login

Step 3: After successful login, student dashboard will be displayed. Click on ‘Edit Profile’ or ‘Edit Application’ to continue the application process. Application process for fresh applicants and Kanyashree are same. 

SVMCM Scholarship - Edit Profile

Step 4: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents, and submit the application. 

SVMCM 2023 Scholarship Scheme – Contact Details

In case of any query, the applicants can contact the helpdesk on the following contact details:

  • Support Email ID: helpdesk.svmcm-wbgov.in  
  • Toll Free Number: 1800-102-8014

Also Read: West Bengal Scholarship 2023-24 – Eligibility, Application Process, Dates, Awards

SVMCM Scholarship – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023?

The Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (SVMCM) 2023 is a merit-cum-means based scholarship offered by the Government of West Bengal. This is intended to support financially underprivileged but meritorious students in pursuing their higher studies.

Who is eligible under the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023?

Students hailing from the state of West Bengal, who belong to economically weaker sections and have demonstrated academic excellence are eligible. Specific eligibility criteria include marks thresholds obtained in the previous examinations along with fulfillment of family income limit criteria.

What is the level of education covered under the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023?

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023 covers students pursuing their studies at various levels, including Higher Secondary (Class 11 and 12), undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level courses.

How is the Scholarship amount disbursed under the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023?

The scholarship amount is generally transferred directly to the beneficiary’s bank account.

How are the candidates selected under the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023?

Selection is primarily based on academic merit and financial need, as per the criteria set by the scholarship committee.

Can students studying outside West Bengal apply under the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023?

The Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023 is primarily meant for students domiciled in West Bengal. However, certain categories of students studying outside the state may be eligible. Interested applicants must check the latest guidelines for details.

Is there any provision for renewal under the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (SVMCM) 2023?

For renewal of scholarship, application must be submitted online to the concerned scholarship sanctioning authority within one month from the date of his/her admission in the next higher class due to promotion by passing in the first attempt.

Are there any restrictions on the use of the SVMCM Scholarship funds?

Funds are generally meant to cover educational expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other academic materials. Kindly refer to the article for detailed information on the awards under this SVMCM Scholarship Scheme 2023.

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