Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme

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. 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.

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Scope

 

- The scheme benefits students studying in regular mode of Class XI and XII, and at under Graduate level in Science/Arts/Commerce, Engineering, Medical and Technical / Professional courses. Post Graduate level students pursuing Science/Arts/Commerce & Technical/Management. These scholarships will be sanctioned to deserving students on merit-cum-means criteria.

 

- Students should pass in the year 2020 or 2019 (unable to get admission in the year 2019 due to unavoidable reason) with at least (a)75% marks in aggregate in the 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 (b) 75% 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) (c) 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).

 

- Students pursuing M.Phil courses and Doctoral courses (NON-NET JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW and NET-LECTURERSHIP) from State-aided Institutions will come under the purview of this Scholarship Scheme.

 

- Kanyashree recipients (K-2) 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.

 

- The upper ceiling for family income has been fixed at Rs.2,50,000/- per annum.

 

- There will be no need to submit hard copy of the application.

 

- Candidates opting for these scholarships and found eligible, will not be allowed to enjoy any other governmental (central/state) scholarship or stipend for the same course/stage of study. However, one time grants or assistances received from any source, or free or partly-free studentship allowed by the host institutions will not debar the students from availing of the benefits of this scheme.

 

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship (SVMCM) – How to apply?

 

Step 1: Register for the scholarship

 

To register as a new user, you need to visit the official website and click on the respective category for which you want to apply.

 

Step 2: Log in into your account

 

Once registered successfully, you can log in to your account through your registered user id and password.

 

Step 3: Fillup the required details

 

Once you have logged into your account, you can access the scholarship application form. Fill in all the fields that are marked as mandatory. Make sure you enter the correct information, as any kind of discrepancy in the information can lead to rejection.

 

Step 4: Upload the supporting documents

 

You need to update all the documents that are required in support of your online application. Make sure you upload the correct documents in specified format and size.

 

Once you have updated the Institute verification form duly attested by the head of the institution, you can finally submit the online application form. Your form will only be considered complete if you have uploaded the duly attested institute verification form.

 

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