Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021-2022: WB Swami Vivekananda scholarship which is also known as Bikash Bhavan scholarship which is swami Vivekananda merit cum means scholarship which is for economically backward and meticulous students studying in West Bengal at a higher secondary level, postgraduate level, undergraduate level, above. This scholarship was revamped in the year 2016 and now it comes up with a significantly increased number of seats and different awards. This scholarship is awarded by the West Bengal government where the sanctioned amount has been increased from Rs. 45 crores to Rs. 2000 crores.

This scholarship was announced for assisting the meritorious students of the West Bengal state that belongs to the economically backward class of the society. Also, the Swami Vivekananda scholarship is helpful to students that are studying in class 11, 12 undergraduate levels, postgraduate level, doctorate level. Swami Vivekananda scholarship’s last date is 15th March 2021.

Latest Update:

The last date to apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship for Minority community students has been extended till 15th March 2021. Click here to apply.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application Process

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Dates

Some of the important dates under the Swami Vivekananda scholarship are as below

Event Dates
Online application starts (Fresh) 7th October 2020
Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 Last Date (Fresh) 15th February 2021
Online application starts (For minority community) 1st August 2020
Online application closes (For minority community) 15th March 2021

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

The key criteria that one needs to follow under the Scholarship Swami Vivekananda scholarship are as follows

  • The students applying for the scholarship must be a resident of West Bengal.
  • The student must be pursuing studies at the higher secondary level or above at recognized Institutes in West Bengal.
  • The family of the student applying should not be more than Rs. 2.5 lakhs per annum.

Besides the above criteria, there are some course-related specific eligibility criteria that students should follow. They are

The current course of study Specific eligibility Percentage marks obtained in the last exam
For Higher Secondary Level studies Candidates should have passed Madhyamik Pariksha or equivalent examination 75% in aggregate
For Diploma (Polytechnic) Level Candidates should have passed Madhyamik Pariksha for first-year diploma courses.
Candidates should have passed the higher secondary examination for a 2-years diploma in –
75% in aggregate
For Undergraduate courses Candidates should have qualified higher secondary examination or equivalent to that. 75% in aggregate (Best of five)
For Postgraduate courses Honors subjects at graduation level 53%
Honors in Engineering subjects at graduation level 55%
For Kanyashree applicants (K-3 component) Students should have a valid receipt sanctioned K-2 ID
Students should be pursuing a PG course in Science, Arts, and Commerce
45% in aggregate
For M.Phil./ Non-NET/NET-LS Research Fellow The students enrolled for an M.Phil or Ph.D. program at a state-aided institution can apply. Not Applicable

How To Apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2020?

The applications related to the scholarship are only accepted through the official website. The link for the application will depend on the category of the student. Also, no hard copies of applications under any circumstances will be acceptable under this scheme. Below is the step by step guide for applying under the Swami Vivekananda scholarship 2021 Online Application Form:

  • Go to the official website of the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Registration 2020 and register yourself based on your category.
  • After registering successfully on the official website, login to the website using your registered password and ID.
  • After logging into the account, fill all the required details that are marked as mandatory. Makes sure that the information added is correct as any discrepancy will lead to rejection.
  • After this, you need to upload the required documents online. Make sure that the documents uploaded are correct documents in a specific size and format.
  • Once you have provided the Institute verification form properly to the head of the Institution, you can also submit the application form online. The Vivekananda scholarship form will be considered complete if you have uploaded the attested form including the verification.

Important Documents for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Below is the list of important documents required for Swami Vivekananda scholarship

  • Mark sheet of the last exam passed
  • Admit card of secondary examination
  • Income certificate
  • The first page of your bank passbook with all the details specifically mentioned
  • Ration card/ Aadhar card/ voter ID
  • Income affidavit
  • Recent passport size photograph with size not more 10 to 50 KB
  • Institute verification form duly signed and authenticated by the head of Institution

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Selection Process

Swami Vivekananda scholarship is a merit-cum-means based scholarship. So, it takes student’s merit as well as financial needs into consideration for the final selection process. Below are the steps through selection takes place

The applications submitted online are differentiated based on the categories are initially arranged into descending order. This is done on the basis of marks that have been obtained in the qualifying exam and also on the basis of income criteria.

Once the merit list is prepared, the scholarship amount is distributed to students in their given accounts upon successful completion of documents verification.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Amount

The amount to be received under the Swami Vivekananda scholarship scheme depends majorly on the course or the level of study that one is currently pursuing. Generally, this amount will vary from Rs. 1000 per month to Rs. 5000 per month. Below is the detailed information related to the eligible amount for the students:

Category Course/Level of Study Scholarship amount
Directorate of School Education (DSE) Higher Secondary INR 1,000 per month
Directorate of Madrasah Education (DME) High Madrasah INR 1,000 per month
Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) Undergraduate in Arts INR 1,000 per month
Undergraduate in Commerce INR 1,000 per month
Undergraduate in Science INR 1,500 per month
Undergraduate in other professional courses (UGC approved) INR 1,500 per month
Postgraduate in Arts INR 2,000 per month
Postgraduate in Commerce INR 2,000 per month
Postgraduate in Science INR 2,500 per month
Postgraduate in other professional courses (UGC approved) INR 2,500 per month
Non-NET M.Phil./Non-NET Ph.D. INR 5,000 per month to INR 8,000 per month
Technical education at college or universities Undergraduate in Engineering, Postgraduate in Engineering and other professional courses (AICTE approved) INR 5,000 per month
Directorate of Technical Education and Training Undergraduate (Polytechnic) INR 1,500 per month
Directorate of Medical Education Undergraduate in Medical stream/Diploma courses INR 5,000 per month/INR 1,500 per month respectively

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Renewal 2020

Every year the recipients of the Swami Vivekananda scholarship will have to renew their scholarship. This renewal process is applicable to some particular level of studies and the renewal cases are subjected to decent performances in academics. The minimum score to obtain during renewal from higher secondary level to UG as well as the diploma is 60% marks. However, for getting a renewal at the postgraduate level, one must obtain a minimum of 50% marks. Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Renewal 2020 Online Application. Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Renewal 2021 Last Date is open up to January 2020. Below is the step by step procedure for applying for the renewal process:

  • Go to the official website of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Login
  • There is a link for the renewal applications, click on this link.
  • Login to the swami Vivekananda scholarship official website using your official ID and password.
  • Fill in all the required details along with the uploading of supporting documents.
  • Submit the renewal application once all details are filled in.

The important documents required for the renewal process are the mark sheets for 2nd-year renewal is the 1st and 2nd semester’s marksheet. Also, marksheet of the 1st and 2nd semester is required for 2nd-year renewal at the PG level.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Contact Number

Address: Higher Education, Science & Technology and Biotechnology Department

Bikash Bhavan, 6th Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship helpline number: 1800-102-8014 (Toll-Free Number)

Email ID: [email protected]

FAQ’s on Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2020

Question 1.
Who is eligible for the Swami Vivekananda scholarship apply?

The student must be a resident of West Bengal. Besides this, there are certain eligibility criteria that one has to meet.

Question 2.
If I have filled the scholarship form in class 11 and I have received the amount then do I need to fill the form for class 12 as well?

One needs to renew the Swami Vivekananda scholarship every year. But there certain criteria that are to be met first before applying for the renewal process.

Question 3.
For whom is Swami Vivekananda scholarship useful?

Swami Vivekananda scholarship is helpful to students that are studying in class 11, 12,  undergraduate level, postgraduate level, and doctorate level.

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