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Organisation : Government of West Bengal Higher Education, Science & Technology and Biotechnology Department
Scholarship Name : Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship 2017
Service Name : Allocation & Rate of Scholarship
Applicable For : Class XI and XII, UG in Engineering, Medical & Technical / Professional Courses besides UG/PG Students Pursuing General Degree Courses
Applicable State : West Bengal
Application Last Date : 30.11.2017
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Allocation & Rate of Scholarship :

With a view to assisting the meritorious students belonging to economically backward families in the State of West Bengal to pursue higher studies, the Government of West Bengal introduces this scheme of giving scholarships at different levels of higher studies, at educational institutions based in West Bengal.

Related : Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means/ Kanyashree K3 Scholarship Application West Bengal 2018 :

The Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme has been thoroughly revamped in the year 2016 to cover more number of students as well as to enhance the scholarship amounts significantly.

The basic allocation and rates will be as under :

DPI UG (ARTS) 1000/-
UG (SCIENCE) 1500/-
PG (ARTS) 2000/-
PG (COMMERCE) 2000/-
PG (SCIENCE) 2500/-
NON NET M.PHIL./NON NET PH.D. 5000/- / 8000/-
DSE HS 1000/-

Means Judging Criteria:
The total family income for the prospective scholars will be not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum.

While applying, all students will be required to enclose an Affidavit written on a Non-judicial Stamp Paper valued Rs. 10/- or more, and sworn by his/her parent/guardian before a Notary Public or a first-class magistrate, declaring their total family income from all sources (giving the detailed break-up) during the preceding financial year (i.e. from the 1st of April of the previous year to the 31st of March of the year of applying for the scholarship).

Any deliberate falsification in the Income documents discovered at any stage will be considered as a grievous offence and may invite serious disciplinary actions leading to (i) compulsory and immediate refund of the amount of scholarship already enjoyed by the scholar, (ii) complete forfeiture of his/her right to apply for any governmental scholarship in future and (iii) may also attract penal provisions of other relevant laws for the time being in force.

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. Candidates from outside the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

For Diploma – level:
Students who are enrolled after passing out in Secondary (M.P) examination or its equivalent as stated above in 2016 for first year Diploma (Polytechnic) course[ H.S. Examination or its equivalent for Diploma in Pharmacy or Modern Office Practice and Management of two years duration] 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.

Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination for applying the scholarship [excluding the marks secured in the optional elective subject, if any].

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.

For PG – level:
Candidates should be graduates securing at least 53% marks in the Honours subject at the graduation level.

The marks obtained in Honours subject will be the only deciding criterion academically for award of the PG-level scholarships. Kanyashree recipients (K-2) (married/unmarried) pursuing Post Graduate courses in Science, Arts and Commerce stream from Universities of this State after obtaining Under Graduate Degree with 45% marks in aggregate from Institutions of this State will come under the aegis of this Scholarship Scheme.

There is no need to submit Income Certificate and Income Affidavit in respect of Kanyashree students applying for K-3 scholarship under Swami Vivekananda Merit–cum–Means Scholarship Scheme.

Application & Sanction Procedures:
Candidates for different categories will submit their applications online in the scholarship portal and applications i.r.o scholarship cases would be arranged in descending order (on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination apart from income/means criteria), and scholarship would be sanctioned as per the availability of fund and strictly on the basis of the merit list. fund may be transferred to the beneficiaries account if the documents are in order.

Application & Sanction Procedures :
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. (In case of Semester mode-All Semester Examinations need to be cleared in the first attempt).

Renewal cases (concentrated only at a particular level of study) will be sanctioned subject to good academic performance (Minimum 60% marks should be obtained from Higher Secondary Level to Undergraduate Level at the promotional examination) and 50% marks at Post Graduate Level).

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  1. I read in class 12th in Science stream and secured 67% marks. Can I apply for S.V.M.C.M. Scholarship?

  2. How many candidates will be selected for the scholarship? Does the amount of the scholarship is 1000 per month for the class 11 science group also?

  3. I have filled my application and got the HOI copy but unfortunately, I found a fault in “personal details”. I missed to mention the profession of my father. So what can I do? Please help me.

  4. 1st year B.A.(H Exm.) is over. Result will be out on December 17. What documents do I need to upload?

    1. Information available from the Official Website :

      Documents to be uploaded for Fresh and Kanyashree Application:
      i. Admit Card of Madhyamik Examination or its equivalent
      ii. Mark sheet of Madhyamik Examination or its equivalent (Both sides)
      iii. Admit Card of last Board/Council/University/College examination
      iv. Mark sheet of last Board/Council/University/College examination (Both sides)
      v. Income certificate of family (Not Applicable for Kanyashree)
      vi. Income Certificate Affidavit (Not Applicable for Kanyashree)
      vii. Domicile certificate as Aadhaar ID/Voter ID/Ration card/Certificate Issued by concerned authority
      viii. Scanned copy of Bank Passbook (1st Page, containing A/C No.)

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