Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship 2017

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme 2017 for West Bengal Students


Applications are invited for scholarship for the year 2017, under “SWAMI VIVEKANANDA MERIT-CUM-MEANS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME” for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal, pursuing higher studies


Eligibility Criteria

The students of Post Madhyamik levels and onwards in regular courses,who are pursuing the studies and who are resident in West Bengal and studying in educational institutions of this state after passing out from the State Board/council of Secondary/Higher Secondary and Madrasha Education or a University of West Bengal setup by State Act and whose annual family income is not more than Rs.250000/-, may apply for this scholarship

Category wise other eligibility criteria

  1. a) For Scholarship at Higher Secondary Level (Rs.1000/- per month)

Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate in Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent as stated above excluding optional elective subjects. Students who are enrolled in Class XI or its equivalent course c n passing Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent examination in 2017 are eligible to apply

  1. b) For Scholarship at Undergraduate Level (Rs.1000/- to Rs.5000/- per month):

Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate (Best of five). Students who are enrolled in the first year of Undergraduate course in Engineering/Medical/General Education/ G.N.M. Nursing/ Para Medical Diploma Course under the aegis of Directorate of Medical Education after passing the H.S Examor its equivalent Examination 2017 are eligible to apply

c)For Scholarship at Diploma (Polytechnic) Level (Rs.1500/- per month):

Students who are enrolled after passing out in Secondary (M.P) examination or its equivalent as stated above in 2017 for first year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses [H.S. Examination or its equivalent for Diploma in 1) Pharmacy, 2) Modem Office Practice & Management and 3) 3-D Animation & Graphics of 2 year duration] and after passing out H.S. (Vocational) courses from “West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education & Skill Development (erstwhile 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 excluding the marks secured in the optional elective subject, if any]. The Diploma (Polytechnic) courses of the State have to be approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliated to West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education & Skill Development (WBSCT&VE&SD), a Statutory Body under the Department of Technical Education, Training and Skill Development, Government of West Bengal

d) For Scholarship at Postgraduate Level (Rs.2000/- to Rs.5000/- per month):

Candidates must obtain at least 53%o marks in Honours subjects at the Graduation level in General Education (55% marks in Graduation level in Honours subject of Engineering students) in the year 2017 who are enrolled in the first-year class of Post Graduate course in General Education /Engineering, are eligible to apply

e) For Kanyashree applicants (K-3 component) (Rs.2000/- to Rs.25,00/- per month):

Kanyashree recipients with valid sanctioned K-2 ID pursuing Post Graduate courses in Science, Arts and Commerce stream from Universities of this State must obtain at graduation level 45% marks in aggregate from Institutions of this State in the year 20l7are eligible to apply.’There is no need to submit income certificate and income affidavit in respect of Kanyashree (K-3) applicant

f) For M.Phil/ NON-NET/NET-LS Research Fellow (Rs.5000/- to Rs.8000/- per month):

Students pursuing the course from State-aided Institutions of higher learning in the financial year 2017 onwards and whose date of registration/date of enrolment (Ph.D candidate/M.Phil candidate) is 01st Apr. 2017 and onwards is eligible to apply

The concerned Institutes will forward the name of the candidates in requisite proforma Name of the Candidate, Date of Registration in Ph.D./ M. Phil., Mobile No. of the candidate, email of the candidate, the name of the Bank and branch of the candidate alongwith Bank Account Number and IFS code” Period of claim (from to) to the office of the DPI, WB (Scholarship section) (e-mail: [email protected])



Different categories of applicants shall have to submit their applications to the respective hyperlink in the home page of www.svmcm.rry-bhed.gov.in as mentioned hereunder, in online mode

For Class XI students: Commissioner of School Education, West Bengal, 7th flooro Bikash Bhavan. Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091

For First Year students of UG and PG Courses in General Education (Arts’ commerce and Science), and other Professional courses approved by UGC’ excluding Engineering and Medical/ Kanyashree applicants (K-3) pursuing Post Graduate courses in Science, Arts and commerce stream: Directorate of Public Instruction, West Bengal, 7th Floor, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091

For students pursuing 1styear, or 2nd year polytechnic Diploma course after passing Madhyamik Pariksha Higher secondary or its equivalent Examination: Directorate of Technical Education and Training, West Bengal, Karigari Bhavan’ 3’d Floor’ B/7′ Action Area-III, New Town, Kolkata-700107′

For students pursuing First year UG and PG courses (Engineering and Technology) and other professional Engineering courses or its equivalent status approved by AICTE: Directorate of Technical Education, west Bengal, 10th floor, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091′

For students pursuing 1st year UG (Medical) courses like MBBS, BDS, BHMS’ BAMS, UG (Nursing), Diploma in Para Medical course, G.N’M’ Nursing and Students of pharmacy in three Government Institutes located at Jalpaiguri, Kalyani and Bankura: Directorate of Medical Education, West Bengal, Swasthya Bhavan’ GN Block, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091′

Detailed particulars of the “Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme” along with online application procedure, Model proforma for Income certificate and Income affidavit will be available from the following Websitewww.svmcm.wbhed.gov.in

Applicants must submit the office copy of ‘Head of ‘the Institution declaration form (Hard copy) generated {form the web-portal to the concerned institutions Latest by 30th November 2017


Important Date


Online Application process for fresh candidates will commence from: 11th November 20177


Closing Date of Submission of Head of Institution certified copy in the web portal: 30th November 2017


For more information visit the website: https://svmcm.wbhed.gov.in


Government of West Bengal

Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme 2017,Higher Education, science & Technology and Biotechnology Department, Bikash Bhavan,6th Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091 Toll Free HelpLine: 1800 102 8014 (11 AM to 4 PM) Except sundays, E-mail ID for helpdesk: [email protected]


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