WB Scholarship 2019: To support meritorious minority students in West Bengal, the government has introduced a scholarship known as West Bengal Scholarship Scheme. Some of the subsidiary departments and premium institutes like Indian Institute of Management (Kolkata), Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), Institute of Science Education and Research (Kolkata), and National Institute of Technology (Durgapur) supports and encourages students to get hassle-free education. The Application for WB Scholarship under Aikyashree for minority students are open and last date to apply is September 15, 2019.
The government provides a number of scholarship to the students like Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC, Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST Students and Hindi Scholarship Scheme.
For all the scholarship schemes, the candidate must have a domicile of the state. Candidates can apply offline or can fill online application from the official gov.in WB Scholarship website.
The applications for scholarships under Aikyashree (West Bengal State Scholarship Scheme for Minority Students are now open. The last date to apply is 15 September 2019. Click here to know more.
WB Scholarship 2019 – List of Scholarships
It is difficult to find every information on a single platform when you already are tensed about how to continue further studies with financial assistance. We are here to help you out and we will list every detail about all the WB Scholarships offered in the state.
|Name of the WB Scholarship||Application Period and Scholarship Amount||Provider of the Scholarship|
|Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities||July to September, Up to INR 8000 per month||Government of West Bengal|
|West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC||September to November, INR 160 to INR 1200 per month||Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal|
|Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship||May to July. INR 3000 per month; INR 2000 per year as compensation for an annual book grant||Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata|
|West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST Students||September to October, INR 150 to 750 per month; additional ad hoc grant up to INR 1000 per year||Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal|
|Hindi Scholarship Scheme||October to December, INR 300 to 1000 per month||Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal|
WB Scholarship 2019 – Eligibility
Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities: This West Bengal merit cum means scholarship is for students studying from Class 11th onwards. The students are selected on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Candidates must have scored at least 75% marks in case studying in Diploma, Higher Secondary or graduation level. In the case of Post-graduation, a candidate must have scored at least 53% (general) or 55% (engineering) marks. The annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 lakhs per annum.
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC: Students studying in the post – matriculation or post-secondary level can apply to this scholarship. Students who are studying in class 11th, 12th or in graduation/ post-graduation are eligible to get financial assistance. Candidate’s annual family income must be between INR 2 to 2.5 lakhs per annum. For OBC students, the family income must not exceed INR 1 lakh per annum.
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship: Girl students who are studying in class 12th or are in a graduate program in Medicine/Engineering/Basic Science at any college in the state are eligible to apply.
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST Students: This is a centrally sponsored scholarship scheme for students studying in class 9th and 10th. The annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 lakhs per annum. Candidate must have a compulsory domicile of the state.
Hindi Scholarship Scheme: Students who have passed Madhyamik, Higher Secondary, undergraduate, postgraduate or research level programs are eligible to apply under this WB scholarship scheme. This scholarship is to promote the Hindi language in Non-Hindi state. Candidate must have passed the previous qualifying examination with at least 60% marks with Hindi as a subject.
West Bengal scholarships – Key Eligibility
|Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal||You must be a domicile of West Bengal.|
If studying at the higher secondary level or diploma, you must have scored at least 75% marks in class 10th.
If studying at the undergraduate level, you must have scored at least 75% marks in class 12th.
If studying at PG level, you must have scored at least 53% marks in graduation (for general education) or 55% marks (in case of engineering)
The annual family income of your family should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.
|Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal||You must be a girl student with a domicile of West Bengal.|
You should have passed class 12th from any board and must be studying Engineering, Medicine or Basic Science at a reputed institution in West Bengal.
|West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC||You should have a domicile of West Bengal and belong to SC/ST/OBC category.|
You must be studying in Class 11, 12, Graduation or Postgraduation.
The family income for SC/ST students should not exceed INR 2 Lakh to INR 2.5 Lakh per annum.
The family income for OBC students should not exceed INR 1 Lakh per annum.
|West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST Students||Having a domicile of West Bengal is mandatory.|
You should belong to SC or ST category.
You must be currently a student of class 9 or 10.
The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 2 Lakh per annum from all sources.
|Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal||You should belong to a non-Hindi speaking state.|
You must be a resident of West Bengal.
You should have passed the Madhyamika, higher secondary, graduation, PG or any equivalent degree course.
You must have scored at least 60% marks in the previous qualifying examination in the first attempt with Hindi as one of the subjects.
WB Scholarship 2019 – How to Apply?
Once the candidate fulfills the eligibility criteria, he/she can apply to the respective scholarship schemes. In most of the schemes, candidates can apply online through an online portal and for Hindi Scholarship Scheme, the candidate needs to apply offline.
- Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities: Candidate can apply online through ‘West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation’ official website.
- West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC: Candidates need to apply online through ‘OASIS Scholarship Portal’.
- Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship: Candidates need to apply on the official portal of Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata.
- West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC ST Students: Candidates need to apply online through ‘OASIS Scholarship Portal’.
- Hindi Scholarship Scheme: Candidates need to apply offline through ‘Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education, Directorate, West Bengal’ and send the application form to:
Bikash Bhaban, North Block,
9th floor, Bidhannagar, Kolkata – 700091