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Swami Vivekanand Government scholarship-West Bengal

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2018

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30 November 2018

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About Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 is provided to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal to pursue higher studies. The Government of West Bengal has introduced Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM) to provide financial assistance to the students whose annual family income is below Rs. 2,50,000. Swami Vivekananda Scholarship is offered to students to pursue secondary, diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate level studies. Candidates can apply only through online mode for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018. The online application forms are expected to release in the second week of September 2018. The link to Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application Form will be available on this page. Get details on Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 on this page.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Dates

Candidates who want to apply for the scholarship can check Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 dates in the table given below:

Events Dates
Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Application Starts  2nd week of September 2018
Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Application Last date 4th week of November 2018

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Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region West Bengal 
Class/ Age Higher secondary, diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Domiciled and studying in West Bengal

The students of Post-Madhyamik levels in regular courses who are domiciled in West Bengal and studying in one of the educational institutions of this state after passing out from the State Board / Council of Secondary / Higher Secondary Education and Madrasah Siksha Parishad or a University of West Bengal set up by State Act can apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018.

Eligibility conditions

For Scholarships at Higher Secondary level:

  • At least 75% in aggregate in Madhyamik Pariksha (Class 10) or its equivalent excluding optional elective subjects.
  • Students who are enrolled in Class 11 on passing Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent examination in 2018 will be eligible to apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018.

For the Under Graduate

  • Students who are enrolled in the first year of Under Graduate Course after passing the H.S. Examination or its equivalent examination in 2018 will be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks, consisting of two language subjects and three best elective subjects.

For scholarships at Diploma (Polytechnic)

  • Students who are enrolled after passing-out in Secondary (M.P.) Examination or its equivalent as stated above in 2018 for first-year Diploma (Polytechnic) course
  • H.S. Examination or its equivalent for Diploma in Pharmacy or Modern office practice & Management of 2-year duration and after passing-out in ‘West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training courses which are equivalent to H.S. Examination for 2nd-year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses on lateral entry basis will be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate

For the Post Graduate level scholarships

  • At least 55% marks in Honours subjects at the Graduation level.
  • Students who are enrolled in the first year class of Post Graduate Course in general education after passing the Graduation with Honours in 2013 will be eligible to apply.

Family Income Criteria

Candidates whose annual family income is Rs. 2,50,000 or less are eligible to apply.

Adhaar Card recommendation

Applicants have to enter their adhaar card details in the relevant columns. Note: Lack of Aadhar Card shall not debar /disqualify a candidate from applying for the Scholarship in 2018.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Reward

The candidates selected for the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship will be rewarded as under:

Category Reward
Scholarships at Higher Secondary level Rs. 1000 per month
Under Graduate level scholarships Rs. 1000 to  Rs.5000 per month
Scholarships at Diploma (Polytechnic) level Rs. 1500 per month
For the PostGraduate level scholarships Rs.2000 to Rs. 5000 per month
M.Phil, Non-NET, NET-LS Rs. 5000 to Rs. 8000 per month

Here we are giving the details about the rewards of the course mentioned. 



Rate per month (Rs.)


UG (Arts)


UG (Commerce)


UG (Science)


UG (Other professional courses, UGC Approved)


PG (Arts)


PG (Commerce)


PG (Science)


PG (Other professional courses, UGC Approved)


Non Net M.phil./Non Net Ph.d.

5000- 8000





UG (Engg.), PG (Engg.) and other professional courses (AICTE Approved)



UG (Polytechnic)



UG (Medical-degree) and Diploma courses

5000 and 1500 Respectively

The recipients of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 will not be allowed to opt any other scholarship/stipend from State/Central Government for the same course/stage of the study.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Renewal

Candidates can apply online for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Renewal. To renew the scholarship, candidates have to fill to register online, fill the scholarship renewal application form, upload the necessary documents and complete the final submission of application. Swami Vivekananda Renewal application form can be submitted from 11 September to 31 July 2018.

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

  • Higher Secondary level: 60%
  • Graduation: 60%
  • Post Graduation: 60%

Payment of Scholarship: The Payment of scholarship will only be done through ECS, so candidates should provide the A/c no., Bank Name, IFSC Code, MICR number of the nationalized bank in which the students has an account.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application form and Process

Candidates who want apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 can apply online on the portal. The link to Swami Vivekananda scholarship online form link given below. After successful registration, applicants can apply individually for the scholarships as per their eligibility by filling up the online form. Until the last year, the students had to submit the filled application form only through offline mode but now the candidates have to submit the application form through online mode only.

  • Applicants have to register to the form application portal after which they can apply individually for the desired scholarship. 
  • The candidates have to provide the required details asked in the registration form.
  • Students are required to register before 30 November 2018.

Documents Required for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application Form 

  • Income Certificate or the affidavit stating the income in a given format.
  • Declaration of Income Format
  • Proforma for Income Certificate- Affidavit

Submission of the Application form

After filling the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Form, the students have to affix/paste the recently signed passport size photo on the application form. After finalizing the application, download the Verification Certificate which contains two pages. The first page is the Applicant Copy and the second page is the HOI(Head of the Institution) Copy. After verification and signed by HOI, the applicant will scan his copy and upload this in the application portal to complete the application process. 

No hard copy of the applications has to be submitted.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Selection Process

  • It may be noted here that duly filled in and completed applications will only be considered for awarding Scholarships.
  • Level-wise number of awardees will be selected considering both merit and means of the applicants from the valid applications received within the last date of receiving applications. 

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Contact Details

Helpline Number: 1800 102 8014 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Email: helpdesk.svmcm-wb@gov.in

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