Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme for Minorities, West Bengal 2022-23

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EligibilityStudents of Class 11 onwards
RegionIndia
AwardUp to INR 5,000 per month
DeadlineClosed

About the Program

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Last Updated On : 02-09-2022   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme for Minorities, West Bengal 2022-23 is an initiative of the West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation, under the Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department, Government of West Bengal to financially help the minority students of Class 11 to the postgraduate level. The selected candidates will receive up to INR 5,000 per month.

  • Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme for Minorities, West Bengal 2022-23
    DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • be a domicile of West Bengal
    • be studying in Class 11 to postgraduate level at an institution located in West Bengal
    • belong to the minority community (Buddhist, Christian, Jain Muslim, Parsee & Sikh) of West Bengal
    • have secured 60% marks in aggregate in last qualifying examination from West Bengal Board of Secondary Education/West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education/Madrasa Education for Higher Secondary level or Under Graduate level Scholarship OR 
    • have secured 60% marks in aggregate in diploma course from Institutes approved by AICTE and affiliated to WBSCT&VE&SD for Under Graduate level Scholarship (in 2nd year Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy courses through Lateral Entry) or affiliated by State Medical Faculty for Under Graduate level Scholarship (in 2nd year Pharmacy course through Lateral Entry) OR 
    • have secured 53% marks in aggregate in Graduation (Honours Subject) from any State University for Post Graduate Level Scholarship (General Education) /55% marks in Graduate Courses from any State University or AICTE approved Institute of West Bengal for Post Graduate Level Scholarship (Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy)
    • have an annual income of not more than INR 2.5 lakh
    Benefits

    The selected candidates will receive the following benefits - 

    Course Eligibility Criteria INR per month
    UG (ARTS) At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam 1,000
    UG(COMMERCE) At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam 1,000
    UG (SCIENCE) At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam 1,500
    UG (OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, UGC APPROVED) At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam 1,500
    PG (ARTS) At least 53% marks in Last Qualifying Exam 2,000
    PG (COMMERCE) At least 53% marks for SVMCM in Last Qualifying Exam 2,000
    PG (SCIENCE) At least 53% marks for SVMCM in Last Qualifying Exam 2,500
    PG (OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, UGC APPROVED) At least 53% marks in the Last Qualifying Exam 2,500
    NON NET M.PHIL./NON NET PH.D. Date of Enrolment/Date of Registration not before 01.04.2017 5,000 to 8,000 Respectively
    HS At least 60% marks in the Last Qualifying Exam 1,000
    D.El.Ed At least 60% marks in the Last Qualifying Exam(Minimum Qualification H.S) 1,000
    UG (ENGG.), PG (ENGG.) AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES (AICTE APPROVED)

    UG: 1. 60% 2. 60% in Diploma Course from WBSCT&VE&SD for lateral entry scheme.

    PG: 55% in Graduation from any State University/AICTE approved institute in West Bengal

    5,000
    POLYTECHNIC (DIPLOMA COURSES) At least 60% marks in the Last Qualifying Exam 1,500
    UG (MEDICAL DEGREE) AND DIPLOMA COURSES At least 60% marks in the Last Qualifying Exam 5,000 and 1,500 respectively

     

    Documents
    • Marksheet of the last academic examination
    • Family income certificate 
    • First page of the bank passbook
    • Institute verification form duly authenticated by the Head of the Institution (HOI) in the prescribed format
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps mentioned below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all the details.
    Step 2: Click on 'Apply Online' and then click on 'New Registration'
    Step 3: Select the district where the applicant's institute is situated and click on 'Proceed'.
    Step 4: Fill in the required details under the 'Student Information' and 'Scheme Eligibility' sections and Register.
    Step 5: After successful registration, log in using the registered user ID and password.
    Step 6: Fill in the application form, upload the relevant documents and submit.

     

    Note - Submit the hard copy of the application form with the photocopies of the bank passbook to the concerned institute.

Important Dates

Application Start Date: 15th August 2022
Application Deadline: 31st October 2022

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be based on their academic merit and financial need. 

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Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship will be awarded only upon the successful verification of information and relevant documents.
  • Students continuing their studies in institutes outside West Bengal are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • For students pursuing UG courses, a separate merit list will be prepared for Arts, Commerce, and Science stream. 
  • The scholarship amount will be directly transferred to the students' accounts. 

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by August, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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