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Organization : West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
Scholarship Name : West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme
Applicable For : Meritorious Students
Applicable State : West Bengal

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Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme

The State Government has introduced from the academic year 2006-2007 a new scholarship scheme named ‘West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme’ for providing financial assistance to the poor but meritorious students of the State pursuing higher studies at various post-Madhyamik levels.

Related / Similar Scholarship : WEBEL Hindi Scholarship Scheme

Meritorious students coming from poor families, who are domiciled in West Bengal and have enrolled themselves in one of the State Govt., institutions or State Govt., aided institutions after passing out from the State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary Education or a State-aided University in West Bengal will be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Rates and Quota of W.B.G.M-C-M Scholarships:

SI. No. Level Rate (per month) Quota
1. H.S. Rs. 500/- 1500
2. UG (Arts) Rs. 750/- 550
3. UG(Commerce) Rs. 750/- 150
4. UG (Science) Rs. 900/- 325
5. UG (Professional Courses other than Engg./Med.) Rs. 900/- 25
6. UG (Polytechnic) Rs. 750/- 100
7. UG (Engineering) Rs. 1400/- 200
8. UG (Medicine including MBBS,BDS,BHMS etc.) Rs. 1500/- 200
9. PG (Arts) Rs. 1200/- 300
10. PG (Commerce) Rs. 1200/- 100
11. PG (Science) Rs. 1400/- 225
12. PG (Professional Courses other than Engg./Med.) Rs. 1400/- 25
Total number of Scholarships = 3,700

Though the Department of Higher Education of the Government of West Bengal acts as the nodal department for this scholarship scheme, for ease of administering the scheme it has been decided that the concerned Directorates be given the responsibility to run the scheme for the students and courses falling within their respective jurisdictions. Thus, the Directorate of School Education (DSE) handles the H.S.-level; the Education Directorate (i.e. the Directorate of Public Instruction, or DPI) handles the UG (Arts, Commerce, Science and non-Engg. & non-Med.

Professional Courses)-level as well as the PG (Arts, Commerce, Science and non-Engg. & non-Med. Professional Courses)-level; the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) handles the UG (Engg.)-level; the Directorate of Technical Education & Training (DTET) handles the UG (Polytechnic)-level and the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) handles the UG (Med.)-level of the scholarship scheme. There is a high-power Steering Committee headed by the Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge of Higher Education, West Bengal, for the over-all supervision and monitoring of the scheme.

There is no system of distributing any prescribed application forms for this scholarship; instead the application format is published in newspaper advertisements inserted by the Government of West Bengal around June-July seeking applications for the scholarship.

For applicants in the academic year the minimum eligibility criteria included:
(i) Yearly Income of the applicant’s family from all sources not exceeding Rs. 80,000/-, and,
(ii) 75% marks in aggregate in the Madhyamik or the H.S. Exam, for applying respectively for the H.S.-level or the UG-level scholarships, or 55% marks in the Honours subject in graduation for the PG-level scholarships.

In order to extend relief to the poor and meritorious students admitted into Govt. Engineering and Technology colleges, the State Govt, has taken measures to grant the benefit of full and half free studentship. 10% students selected on merit cum means basis will come under the purview of the scheme each year. Private self financing colleges have also been brought under such facilities extent of minimum 5%.

Note:
* Rs. 8,31,76,800/- for fresh cases and Rs. 6,62,57,250/- for renewal cases have been sub-alloted to 5 (Five) Directors for disbursement of Scholarship money.

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  1. I am a graduate pass 2015(57% arts honours). Now studying MA distance education. Can I apply?
    When form should be submitted?

  2. Shubhajit Mahata.

    I passed H.S exam in 2016 with 85%. I am very poor and my family income is 36000 per year. So I want to get this scholarship. Can I get this scholarship?

  3. I have got 608 in madhyamic 2016. My family gross income is 50000/-. How will I apply?

  4. I get 617 in madhyamik. My family income is 48000 per year. So,I need a scholarship to continue my studies. How can I apply the merit cum means scholarship?

  5. This year I got 78.4% marks in H.S. My family income is 36000 per year. I admit in B. A honors. So I want this scholarship.

  6. I got 72% marks in 2015-2016 MP. So I want to get the scholarship.

  7. I passed HS exam in 2016 with 80%. My family income is 48000 per year. So,I need a scholarship.

  8. NAJIM SK SAMSERGANJ MSD

    I passed the H.S exam 2015 with 80.6%marks. I belong to poor family. My family income is 36000 per year. I applied merit cum means scholarship west Bengal government 2015-2016. I will get it. So I need a scholarship to continue my study.

  9. This year I passed H.S exam with 80.80. There has any scholarship for me?

  10. This year I passed the HS exam with 85% marks. I belong to a poor family. My family income is 36000 per year. So I need a scholarship to continue my study. Please tell me the whole process about the scholarship.

  11. I passed H.S Exam in 2016 with 75.5% marks. I get the scholarship because my family is very poor. So, how to get the scholarship? Please reply.

  12. I passed H.S exam in 2016 with 80.2% marks. I get the scholarship because my family is very poor. So, how to get the scholarship. Please reply.

  13. I got 81.2% in HS exam. How can I apply for this scholarship?

  14. I passed HS exam with 76.4%.

  15. Md Masidur Rahaman

    This year I have passed 11th class. I am poor and looking for a scholarship. Can I get any scholarship? wb.201516002749045

  16. This year I have passed high secondary exam with 85.66%.
    I am poor and looking for a scholarship. Can I get any scholarship? If I can, Then I want to know about the prospectus and the process of application.

  17. I am H.S pass. My marks is 80.4(arts). My caste category is S.C and I am very poor. Please give me scholarship. My roll no is 223911/1050.
    Year – 2016

  18. I passed HS exam in 2016 with 89.6% marks. I belongs to general caste. Can I get the scholarship form? How can I get the scholarship?

  19. I got 82% marks in the madhyamik exam 2016. Can I apply for scholarship?

  20. I got 77% in madhyamik exam. Can I apply for scholarship?

  21. I got 92℅ marks in H.S. 2016(WBCHSE). I want to get the money. How will I get it?

  22. My family income is very poor. My father is a poor farmer. So unable to give my tuition fees. At last I failed to continue my study. If you give me some scholarship for my study in science(11&12) then I shall be very obliged.

  23. I want scholarship money of 2015 (BA 1st year of Tufanganj collage).

  24. I applied for Swami vivekananda west Bengal government MCM scholarship for 2015-2016. When I will get it?

  25. When and how can I get the scholarship?

  26. I want to know 2015 minorities result.

  27. When the result will be out of NMMSE,west Bengal 2015 held on 8th November,2015? I am a candidate of NMMS exam. I am not getting my result.

  28. I attended NMMS exam in 2015. I want information on exam results.

  29. I have completed my hs exam in 2014. Can I apply for the scholarship in 2016?

    1. I passed Madhyamik with 72.12%.
      Please give me scholarship.

  30. I passed madhyamik in 2011 securing 78.75% and HS in 2013 securing 70% marks. Now I am doing diploma in mechanical engineering (3rd year) in a government collage. Can I apply for any scholarship?

  31. I got 92.4% in H.S.(W.B.C.H.S,E) IN 2015. May I entitle to get scholarship? Family income of my parents is more than Rs.1,00,000/- per month.

  32. I passed h.s.in 2015
    Where i can get the link?

  33. I could not get scholarship in 1st year. Please give me my scholar. My id is wb0102153529.

  34. I want to know what is the last date of form fillup?

  35. When will I get my b.sc 1st year scholarship?

  36. What is the last date of application of west Bengal merit cum means scholarship?

  37. I PASSED MADHYAMIK EXAM 2015 WITH 75% MARKS. BUT I AM GENERAL CASTE. CAN I APPLY MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP?

  38. HOW CAN I GET MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP FORM?

  39. I Passed Madhyamik in 2015 A Grade. Can I get / apply schlarship from W.B Government ?

    1. I got 85%marks in Madhyamik(2015-2016).
      Can I get it?

  40. Where I can get the link of 2015’s HS scholarship?

  41. What is the last date of form fillup?

  42. I want to know the last date of merit Cum means scholarship.
    Can I do online application for merit cum means scholarship?

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