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Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme 2019

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About Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme 2019

Kanyashree Prakalpa 5.0 Scheme 2019 is offered by the Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal for the girl students of Bengal who are aged between 13 & 18. The main objective of the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme is to improve the status and well-being of girls, especial those girls who are from socioeconomically disadvantaged families. The scheme was launched to prevent the early marriage of girl children of socio-economically disadvantaged families. Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme helps such students to continue their education for a long period of time. The candidates selected for the scholarship will be provided scholarship amount of Rs 750 annually till she completes 18 year age and for the girls between 18 to 19, One time grant of Rs 25,000 will be given to the candidates. The eligible students can fill and submit the application form through offline mode until the last date of submission

Government has spent over Rs. 7000 crores on the scholarship scheme since its launch in 2013

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Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme Scholarship Amount 

The girl students who have applied and selected for Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme 2019 will be provided scholarship amount as under: 

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Scholarship Amount

Kanyashree Annual Scholarship

Rs 750 (Up to 18 Years of Age)

Kanyashree One-time Grant

Rs 25,000


One-Time Grant to be paid after a girl turns 18, provided that she was engaged in the academic or occupational pursuit and was unmarried. 

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Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Girl
Region West Bengal 
Class/ Age
  • Category 1: Between 13 to 18 Years of Age
  • Category 2: Between 18 to 19 Years of Age

Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme 2019 offers two types of scholarship only for the girl students. 1st is Annual Scholarship which is for the girl students who are between the ages of 13 and 18 years and the 2nd is the one-time grant for the girls who are aged between 18 and 19. Both the scholarship is only for those girls students who fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • The girl students should be unmarried and Residents of West Bengal.
  • The students must be enrolled in class 8 or above in school/madrassah/equivalent open school/college and regularly attending the educational institution.
  • Annual Family Income Limit has been removed by the Government in 2018 and earlier the family income limit of the students was Rs. 1,20,000 per year.

The girl students must have a bank account before applying for the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme 2019.

Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme 2019 Application form and Process

The girl students eligible for the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme can fill and submit the application form only through offline mode. Before applying for the scholarship scheme, the applicant must have opened a bank account in her name because the government will send the money directly to the student’s bank account. The applicants have to collect the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme application form from the institution where the applicants are currently studying in. The applicants have to follow the guideline before filling the application form.

  • STEP 1: The candidates have to collect the application form from her institution. Annual scholarship forms are printed on light green paper, while the One-Time Grant application forms are printed on light blue paper.
  • STEP 2: The applicants or her parents have to fill up the application form by providing basic details of the applicant in the application form such personal details, address, contact details, school details etc.
  • STEP 3: The application form has to be signed by several people (details are given in the form).
  • STEP 4: The applicants have to provide the required documents which are given below:
    • Birth certificate
    • A statement declaration of being unmarried
    • Family income statement
    • Special handicapped statement (If applicable)
    • Photocopy of the bank passbook page
  • STEP 5: The candidates are not required to pay any application fee to apply for Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme.

Application Submission

The girl students can fill and submit the application form through offline mode to their respective school. After filling the application form, the applicants have to submit it along with required documents to her Head Teacher. Thereafter, the headteacher of the institute will fill the details in, sign it and put an official stamp, tear-off that portion and hand it over to the student. The students are advised to keep the acknowledgement slip carefully because it contains the application form number, name of the students and other details provided in the application form.

Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme 2019 Selection Process

After successfully submission of the Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme application form along with supporting documents, it will be uploaded on the official website of Kanyashree at wbkanyashree.gov.in. After uploading, the application form is in several stages and the students can track her application form on the official website.

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Once the application form is sanctioned by the officers, the amount of the scholarship will be transferred to the student’s bank account directly. The bank will send a message regarding this to the student’s registered mobile number.

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