Hindi Scholarship Scheme 2017-18

Hindi Scholarship Scheme 2017-18 (wbhed.gov.in)

Last date to apply

30 December 2017

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About Hindi Scholarship Scheme

Hindi Scholarship Scheme is conducted for the students in West Bengal by Government of India in order to encourage the study of Hindi in Non-Hindi speaking states. Hindi Scholarship Scheme application process is open for students of West Bengal, who has passed in 2017 the Secondary/ Higher Secondary/ Degree (Pass of Honours) examination or their equivalent course from the recognized institution. There are total 239 scholarships which are subdivided in to further 3 categories i.e. For HS Students, Foer Graduate Students and For Post Graduation of Research Stage Students. 

  • Total No. of Scholarship: 239

Hindi Scholarship Scheme 2017-18 Dates




Hindi Scholarship Scheme Application Begin

23 December 2017 (Tentative)

Last Date of Application Form Submission

30 December 2017

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Hindi Scholarship Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region West Bengal 
Class/ Age There is No Age Limit
  • Candidates must belong to a non-Hindi speaking state and be ordinarily residing in West Bengal.
  • The mother-tongue of the candidate should not be Hindi.
  • Those candidates who have passed the qualifying examination in their first attempt are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Candidates must secure at least 60% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • This scholarship can be combined with other scholarships as an incentive to study Hindi.
  • Those candidates who are employed in a private Organization or a Government Organization whether full or part-time will not be eligible unless they are sponsored by the concerned State Government/ Union Territory Administration and provided they execute a Bond with such State Government /Union Territory Administration if so required by them (State/UT).

Not Eligible for Hindi Scholarship

  • Candidates who belong to non-Hindi speaking states but have been residing for any purpose in a Hindi speaking state will not be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Candidates who wish to pursue their studies through the correspondence course or who are preparing for an examination privately will not be eligible.
  • Candidates who are preparing for two courses simultaneously will not be eligible unless Hindi is one of the subjects of study in both those Courses.

Hindi Scholarship Scheme Reward

Stage of Study

 No. of Scholarships

Scholarship Amount

Eligibility for Applying

For H.S. Stage


Rs. 300 per month Hindi is to be a subject in the H.S. course and   60% marks in aggregate in the Matric Exam. (Madhyamik / CBSE/ ICSE etc.)

For Graduation (UG) Stage


Rs. 500 per month  Hindi to be a subject in the UG-course and 60% aggregate marks in the H.S. Exam

For Post-Graduation (PG) or
Research Stage


Rs. 1000 per month  Hindi to be the subject of study and 60% marks in Graduation or Post-Graduation as the case may be

Hindi Scholarship Scheme Application form and Process

Candidates have to fill the prescribed application form that can be obtained 7 days prior to the submission deadline. Candidates can get the application form either by hand from the Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education Directorate, West Bengal between 12 noon to 4 p.m. on any working day on production of the original Mark Sheet or by sending a self-addressed and stamped (Rs.5) envelope with attested photocopy of Mark Sheet to the below mentioned address.

Submission of Application Form

The completed application form has to be sent by 30 December 2017 between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on all working days to the address mentioned below. The application forms will not be accepted after 30 December 2017. Candidates of Voluntary Hindi Organizations and other candidates must submit the applications Through Parent Body/ School/College/ University with individual accounts details (Name of the bank, Account No, IFSC code, Mobile No.).

Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education Directorate,
West Bengal, Bikash Bhaban, North Block,
9th Floor, Bidhannagar, Kolkata-700 091

Hindi Scholarship Scheme Selection Process

The scholarships are limited in number and will be given strictly on the basis of merit as per the rules. Candidates have to fulfil all the eligibility criteria to get this opportunity. Candidates with wrong information in the application form will be rejected.

Download Hindi Scholarship Prospectus 2017-18

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Hindi Scholarship Scheme Contact Details

Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology Department,
Bikash Bhavan, 6th Floor, Salt Lake
Kolkata-700 091

Phone: 033-2337-8269, 2321-1212
Email: highereducationwb@gmail.com

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