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 West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation announces Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme 2021

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2021 – Applications are invited from Minority students for scholarship for the year 2021 under “Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme for Minorities” for providing financial assistance.

About the SVMCM Scholarship

  • Swami Vivekananda Scholarship was started by the Govt. of West Bengal for assisting the meritorious students belonging to economically backward families in the State of West Bengal to pursue higher studies
  • Through the Vivekananda Means and Merit Scholarship, the Government is giving scholarships at different levels of higher studies, at educational institutions based in West Bengal

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2021 Important Dates

  • Application Opening : 15th August 2021
  • Last Date of receiving online Application : 15th December 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2021

  • Applicants must be domicile of West Bengal and has been continuing education in institutes situated in West Bengal.
  • Applicants must be continue his/her study in educational institutions of West Bengal after passing out in Current year i.e.2020 from the State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary and Madrasah Education.
  • Students must belong to Minority Community (Muslim / Christian / Sikh / Buddhist / Parsee & Jain).
  • Annual family income not exceeding Rs. 2.5 lakhs (Certificate to be issued by an Officer not below the rank of Joint BDO).
  • Judging Criteria : The total family income for the prospective scholars will be not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum.
  • Merit Judging Criteria : Candidates whose family income is not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum will be judged according to their academic merit in the under-noted manner.
  • For HS – level : The minimum qualifying marks for being considered for award of scholarships will be 75% in aggregate, in Madhyamik Pariksha, and the total marks obtained in the Madhyamik Parkisha excluding pass marks in the additional subject, if any, will be the sole criterion for consideration.
  • For Diploma – level : Students who are enrolled after passing out in Secondary (M.P) examination or its equivalent in 2021 for first year Diploma (Polytechnic) course and after passing out in “West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training “ courses, which is equivalent to H.S Examination for 2nd year Diploma(Polytechnic) courses on lateral entry basis, will be eligible to apply.
  • For UG – level : The minimum qualifying marks for being considered for award of scholarships will be 75% in aggregate, in the H.S. Examination conducted by the W.B. Council of H.S. Education/Madrasha Siksha Parishad. For the UG (Arts), UG (Commerce), UG (Science) separate merit lists will be prepared.

Scholarship Amount

  • The following Scholarship amount has been finalized by the concerned authorities for the different type of courses
  • Directorate of School Education (DSE) : Higher secondary – Rs. 1000 per month
  • Directorate of Madrasah Education (DME) : High Madrasah – Rs. 1000 per month
  • Technical education at college or university level : Undergraduate or postgraduates in Engineering or other professional courses-  Rs. 5000 per month
  • Directorate of Technical Education and Training : Undergraduate – Rs. 1500 per month
  • Directorate of medical education : Undergraduate in Medical stream/ Diploma courses – Rs. 5000 or Rs. 1500 per month respectively
  • Directorate of public instruction (DPI) : Undergraduates in Arts and commerce  – Rs. 1000 per month
  • Directorate of public instruction (DPI) : Undergraduates in science and other professional courses – Rs. 1500 per month
  • Directorate of public instruction (DPI) : Postgraduates in Arts and commerce – Rs. 2000 per month
  • Directorate of public instruction (DPI) : Postgraduates in Science and other professional courses  – Rs. 2500 per month
  • Directorate of public instruction (DPI) : NON-NET M.Phil/ Ph.D – 5000/-/8000/- Respectively

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2021 Application Process

Follow the below steps to apply for the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2021-22.

  • Step 1 : Go to the official website through the URL http://wbmdfcscholarship.in/  or http://www.wbmdfc.org/Home/scholarship
  • Step 2 : Click on “New Registration” button on the home page.
  • Step 3 : Fill up all information under the “Student Information” section.
  • Step 4 : Fill up the scheme eligibility column and click on the “Submit & Proceed” button.
  • Step 5 : Check Your Relevant Scholarship Scheme & Process Accordingly
  • Step 6 : Note Your User ID And Check Email Inbox /Mobile For Retrieving Password
  • Step 7 : Login with Your User Id & Password on “Student Log-In”
  • Step 8 : Change Your Password For Next Step (Mandatory)
  • Step 9 : Fill Up Details Under “Basic Information” Option
  • Step 10 : Fill Up details under “Academic Information “ Option
  • Step 11 : Fill Up “ Bank Account Information” & Verify
  • Step 12 : Verify Complete Application Under “Preview“ Option before Final Submission by Pressing “Final Submit“ Button

Selection Procedure

  • Scholarships will be provided to eligible students in order of merit and subject to the budgetary allocation provided by the State Govt.
  • For renewal, the applicant will be eligible for the scholarship if he/she has obtained 50% marks in his/her previous examination.

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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