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WBJEE 2018 Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme, West Bengal Freeship Scheme

WBJEE 2018 Scholarships are available under Tuition Fee Waiver  Scheme (TFW) and West Bengal Freeship Scheme for the students who have appeared in WBJEE. The scholarships available are:

  • Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme
  • West Bengal Freeship Scheme
  • Swami Vivekanand Scholarship 

1) Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) Scheme

Applicable only for undergraduate level Engineering / Technology/ Pharmacy/ Architecture courses.

The Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme of AICTE has been implemented by the State Government in the Higher Education Department for all the AICTE approved Govt. Engineering and Technology Colleges, Self-financing Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture Colleges, Universities/University Departments imparting Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture education effectively from the new academic session for economically backward meritorious students of West Bengal.

  • Number of Scholarships: Up to the maximum of 5% of sanctioned intake per course are available onsupernumerary basis (over and above the sanctioned seats) for admission under this scheme.
    • For Universities/University Departments, seats available for admission under this scheme shall be as per the decision of the concerned University Authority.
  • Benefit: The waiver is limited to the Tuition Fee only for all the Institutions concerned. All other fees except tuition fee will have to be paid by the beneficiary.
  • Selection for Scholarship: The selection of candidates for the Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme shall be decided on the basis of merit and preference of eligible students in the State Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE).
    • In the event of non-availability of students in this category or in case of any vacancy created due to non-reporting of any candidate, already selected under this scheme, the seats shall not be allotted to any other category of applicants.

Eligibility criteria

  • Students must be domiciled in West Bengal.
  • Submission of Photo-Copy of Domicile Certificate as prescribed in article 5.3.3 of this Information Brochure is a mandatory requirement to be considered under this scheme.
  • Total annual Family Income of the student from all sources must be less than Rs. 2.50 lakhs (Rupees two lakhs and fifty thousand) only.
  • Submission of Photo-Copy of Income Certificate as prescribed in Appendix-VIII of Brochure

Procedure for submission of Income Certificate in respect of annual family income in favour of applicant students

  • Candidates must submit the ‘Income Certificate’ as per the Blank Proforma provided vide APPENDIX-VIII of this Information Brochure.
  • The ‘Blank Proforma’ is downloadable in duplicate. Get it downloaded and printed in duplicate on A4 size paper.
  • Get the Certificate Filled in properly and duly authenticated/signed by a Competent Authority as per the list provided.
  • The Duplicate Copy of the Certificate is to be kept with the Office of the Issuing Authority for future reference/verification on the matter.
  • The Photo Copy of the Original Certificate is to be attached with the Confirmation Sheet for candidates claimed to be eligible for the Scheme.

Original Certificate need not be submitted with the Confirmation Sheet. The candidate must retain the same and shall have to produce it at the Reporting Centre during admission.

Competent Authority to issue ‘Income Certificate’ in respect of annual family income in favour of applicant students

For the purpose of determining the Annual Income of parents / guardians from all sources, an officer of the State Govt. in the rank of Block Development Officer or Sub-Divisional Officer or Additional District Magistrate or District Magistrate / Group 'A' Gazetted Officer of State or Central Govt. of similar rank or above in the rural region.

Or

Executive Officer of Municipality / Assistant Commissioner or above in Municipal Commissioner / Group "A" Gazetted Officer of State or Central Govt. of similar rank or above in the urban region will be competent to issue Income Certificate to be issued to each of such students.

Note: No elected people’s representative like the municipal commissioner, councillor of Municipal Corporation, any elected member of three-tier Panchayat system or GTA, MLA or MP is entitled to issue such certificates.

2) The West Bengal Freeship (WBFS) Scheme

Applicable only for undergraduate level engineering/technology/pharmacy/architecture education.

The West Bengal Free-ship Scheme has been implemented in the State effectively from the new academic session towards awarding of ‘Half Tuition Fee Waiver’ or ‘Half Free-ship’ and ‘Full Tuition Fee Waiver’ or Full Free-ship’ to students belonging to specific income brackets who become eligible for the same; by virtue of their admission into Government as well as Self-financing Engineering /Technology/ Pharmacy/Architecture Colleges after featuring among the selected candidates through the counselling conducted by the WBJEEB. The scheme has been named as West Bengal Free-ship Scheme (WBFS) applicable for all AICTE approved Government Engineering & Technology Colleges, Self Financing Engineering/ Technology/Pharmacy Colleges as well as all Engineering Departments of state-aided Universities of the State.

Availability of quantum of beneficiaries under WBFS Scheme along with other modalities

Availability of the West Bengal Freeship Scheme is a post admission affair. Students are eligible for the scholarship only after admission to an institution through this admission process.

  • For all Govt. Engineering & Technology Colleges of the State, 10% of the approved seats are available for Half Free-Ship and 10% of approved seats are available for Full Free-Ship.
  • For Self Financing Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy Colleges, opted for admission of students under Management Quota, 10% of approved seats in respect of those courses shall be available for Full Free-Ship.
  • For Self Financing Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy Colleges, implementing the revised Fee-Structure, vide Notification No. 246-Edn-(T), Dated, 06.06.2013, 10% of the approved seats shall available for Half Free-Ship.
  • The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board is in no way responsible for implementation of the Scheme.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be domiciled in West Bengal.
  • Total annual Family Income of the student from all sources must be less than Rs. 2.50 lakhs (Rupees two lakhs and fifty thousand) only.

Procedure for implementation of WBFS Scheme for economically backward meritorious students

  • Candidates desirous of availing such scheme shall have to apply to concerned Institutional Authority in which he/she has taken admission, as per the Notification issued by those Institutions in this regard following their guidelines.
  • Implementation of the Scheme shall be done from the Institutional Level concerned.
  • However, the Income Certificate issued for candidates for the purpose of availing the TFW Scheme, as stated earlier, may also be acceptable for the present purpose.

3) The West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme

Applicable for all undergraduate level medical/dental/engineering/technology/ pharmacy/architecture education in the State of West Bengal. The Scheme has been renamed as “Swami Vivekananda West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme” effectively from the new academic session.

  • The Scheme is available for poor and meritorious students, whose total family income is not exceeding Rs. 80,000/- per annum from all sources.
  • Students must be domiciled in West Bengal, who have passed the ‘10+2’ examination with at least 75% Marks based on two language subjects and three other elective subjects, taken together in the same year of his/her admission to any of the courses, as stated above, under any of the State University.
  • The student must also pass the ‘10+2’ examination from any Institution under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education.
  • This is also is a post admission affair. Students, only after admission to an institution through this admission process shall be eligible to apply for availing the scheme through the concern institution.
  • The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board is in no way responsible for implementation of the Scheme.
  • The rate of Scholarship for beneficiary students is Rs. 1400/- to Rs. 1500/- per month.
  • The Govt. of West Bengal has already taken initiative for implementation of the Scheme through On-Line Application System. However, separate Notification is issued every year for this scheme from the Government of West Bengal.
  • Particulars of the said Scheme are available at http://mcmscholarship.wb.gov.in or www.banglarmukh.gov.in or www.higherednwb.net.

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