West Bengal Scholarships 2020 Complete List, Eligibility Criteria, Application Procedure

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The West Bengal government will soon initiate the process of West Bengal Scholarships. The government of West Bengal has launched a plethora of schemes to uplift the student who belongs to the weaker section of the society. This article covers all the important details of the West Bengal Scholarships.

West Bengal Scholarships

The West Bengal government offers a plethora of scholarship schemes to financially help the students. The students must be pursuing any of the courses such as class 10th, 12th, or higher education programs. The government provides a total of 7 scholarships for the economically weaker section of society. There is some basic eligibility that is required to avail of the scholarships which are mentioned in this article.

Summary of West Bengal Scholarships

SummaryDetails
OrganisationWest Bengal State Government
ObjectiveTo provide financial assistance to the students pursuing higher educations in IIT, IIM, NIT etc.
Name of the scholarshipWest Bengal Scholarships
Classes applicablePre-Matric
Post-Matric
Higher Educational to various Technical and Non-Technical courses
Online RegistrationPre-Matric – August to November
Post-Matric- August to November
Delhi Ladli for girl child – August to November
Application ProcessOnline
Scholarship Releasing datesPre-Matric- January 2021
Post-Matric- 26 January 2021
Delhi Ladli for girl child- 26 January 2021
QualificationThe candidate needs to have completed his Matric or Inter in any of the disciplines in the first-class division.
The candidate must be studying in any higher-level programme in various Technical and Non-Technical courses.
Selection processOn the basis of marks obtained in the Matric or Inter.
Official WebsiteClick Here

Eligibility of West Bengal Scholarships

  • The candidate must be a permanent domicile of West Bengal
  • The student must be admitted to a regular school with at least 75% attendance.
  • The annual income of a student’s parents must be less than Rs 2.5 lakh for the /SC/ST student for the Pre-matric scholarship.
  • The annual income of the student’s guardian must be less than Rs 1 lakh for the General/OBCfor the post-matric scholarship.
  • The student must have appeared and passed in any of Class 1-12 with 1st class division for being eligible to West Bengal Scholarships form.
  • The girl children applying for Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship must be born in West Bengal. The family income of the girl child must not exceed 1 lakh.

Key eligibility of West Bengal Scholarships

The West Bengal government offers total 9 Scholarships for the students of the West Bengal. The West Bengal Scholarships offered have different eligibility which we will discuss in the table given below:

West Bengal ScholarshipEligibility
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti ScholarshipThe girl must be born and a permanent domicile of West Bengal. The students must be studying in class 12th or are a student of any graduate program. The family income must not exceed 1 lakhs.
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBThis scholarship is applicable for students studying in the post matriculation. The candidate’s annual family income must not exceed 2.5 lakhs per annum. If the student belongs to the OBC category, the family income must not exceed INR 1 lakh per annum.
Hindi Scholarship SchemeThe applicant must be a permanent resident of the state. The applicant must belong to a non-Hindi speaking state. The candidate should have passed the Madhyamika, higher secondary, graduation. The student must have scored at least 60% marks in examination with Hindi as one of the major subjects.
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST StudentsThe applicant must be a permanent domicile of the state. The students must be studying in class 9th and 10th. The annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 lakhs per annum.
Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for MinoritiesThis is for students studying from Class 11th onwards. The applicant must have scored at least 75% marks and must be studying in 12th standard. The annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 lakhs per annum.
Kanyashree Scholarship SchemeThe applicant must be a permanent domicile of the West-Bengal. This scheme will be applicable for all the girl students of class 8th to post-graduation.
G P Birla Scholarship ProgrammeThe student must be pursuing any course in the Bachelor’s stream. The student must have attained at least 80% marks in the previous exam attended.

How to Apply for West Bengal Scholarships?

West Bengal Government offers a plethora of scholarship programmes for the students. The West Bengal Scholarships offer financial assistance to the students who are pursuing Higher education programmes in various institutions. The West Bengal Scholarships is applicable only to those institutes which are located in West Bengal. The candidates can follow the simple steps which are given below to submit the West Bengal Scholarships Application Form 2020.

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the scholarship applied for on the home page,
  • Then, Click on the Scholarship Student’s announcement,
  • Click on the scholarship you wish to choose such as Pre/Post Matric
  • Click on the “Apply” tab on the home page.
  • Click on West Bengal Scholarships Form 2020 and read it carefully.
  • After reading notification, click on the proceed button.
  • Enter your details to complete the registration process.
  • After that login again using your Registration ID and Password.
  • Now upload required scanned documents i.e. passport size photo and signature and make a payment of application fees.
  • Post this, upload the required documents such as mark sheets of the exams passed.
  • At last, Click on the submit button and take a print out of your application form.
  • Note down the registration number and password for future use.

Financial Assistance offered by West Bengal Scholarships

West Bengal ScholarshipFinancial AssistanceApplication Link
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti ScholarshipThe candidates will recieve 3000 per month as an annual book grantThe candidates have to apply on the official portal of Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search Kolkata.
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBThe candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs 160-1200 depending on percentage of students.Visit the official website of the ‘OASIS Scholarship Portal’.
Hindi Scholarship SchemeThe student will receive a scholarship amount between 3000/- to 10000/- every month, from West Bengal Education department.Application for this will be submitted offline by sending the application to ‘Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education, Directorate, West Bengal’ Bikash Bhaban, North Block, 9th floor, Bidhannagar, Kolkata – 700091.
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST StudentsThe candidates will get a monthly emolument of Rs. 150/- to Rs. 750/. The students will also receive an additional Adhoc grant of Rs. 1000/- yearly.Visit the official website of the ‘OASIS Scholarship Portal’.
Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for MinoritiesThis aspirant will receive a scholarship amount of Rs 8000 per month.Interested Candidate can apply online on the official website of West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation.
Kanyashree Scholarship SchemeThe aspirant will receive an annual scholarship of Rs. 1000. He will also receive a one time grant of Rs. 25,000.The candidates can apply on the official website of Kanyashree, West Bengal.
G P Birla Scholarship ProgrammeThis student selected for the scholarship programme will receive Rs. 50,000 per year.The candidates can apply on the official portal of G P Birla foundation.

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Dear Reader, if you have any queries regarding West Bengal Scholarships, you may ask us through the comment section. For further more queries, please visit the official website of a particular scholarship. Thanks!