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Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2016 is a scholarship program to provide aid and assistance to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal pursuing higher studies.The Application process is accepted both ONLINE as well as OFFLINE. Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2016 is offered to the candidates of Higher Secondary, Diploma, Under Graduate or Post Graduate Levels.

For this year, the scholarship application for the Medical Education will be OFFLINE only. Scholarship Amount and levels of candidates are given below in the table:

Education Level Amount (Per month)
Higher Seconday Rs.1000
Undergraduate Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000
Diploma (Polytechnic) Rs.1500
Post Graduate Rs. 2000 to Rs.5000


It is to be noted that the recipients of Swami Vivekananda scholarship 2016 will not be allowed to opt any other scholarship/stipend from State/Central Government for the same course of the study.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Renewal 2016 - Apply Here

In order to renew the scholarship, candidates have to fill a  "Continuity Certificate" from the head of the educational institution and deposit it with the requisite scholarship sanctioning authority within one month from the date of admission to the next higher class after passing in the first attempt.

In the case of semester system, the candidate can claim scholarship renewal only if he/she has cleared both the Semester 1 & Semester 2 examination in the first attempt.  

  • The application and the continuity certificate should be submitted within one month of the admission in the next class.

The Renewal of the scholarship is possible only if the candidate scores the following minimum %

Course  Minimum % for Claiming 
Higher Secondary level 60%
Graduation 60%
Post Graduation 50%


Payment of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2016

The Payment of scholarship will only be done through ECS, so the candidate should provide his/her following Bank Details:

  • A/c no.
  • Bank Name
  • IFSC Code
  • MICR Number of the Nationalised Bank (Preferably the state bank of India)

Documents: Following Documents are mandatory for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship renewal 2016:

  • Affidavit of Income declaration.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Income Certificate.
  • Copy of last Mark-sheet.
  • Residential proof.
  • Photocopy of the first page of passbook depicting the A/C no.


Submission of Application Form
The application submitted online needs to be printed and sent to the address as mentioned here under:

Education Directorate (Directorate of Public Instruction), W.B.,
Scholarship & Stipend Section,
Bikash Bhavan, 9th floor, North Wing,
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091


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