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Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 - Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship

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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 SVMCM, Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means 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.
Details

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

Eligibility 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.

Eligibility 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.

Eligibility 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

Eligibility 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

 

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Amount (Course Wise)

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

Course

Rate per month (Rs.)

UG (Arts)

1000

UG (Commerce)

1000

UG (Science)

1500

UG (Other professional courses, UGC Approved)

1500

PG (Arts)

2000

PG (Commerce)

2000

PG (Science)

2500

PG (Other professional courses, UGC Approved)

2500

Non-Net M.phil./Non Net PhD.

5000- 8000

HS

1000

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

5000

UG (Polytechnic)

1500

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 Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship is possible only if the candidate scores the following minimum %

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

Payment of Swami Vivekananda 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 Scheme Benefits

This scholarship scheme provides benefits to the students of Class 11 and 12, and at under Graduate level in Engineering, Medical and Technical/ Professional programs. Apart from that, it also benefits Under Graduate, Post Graduate level students who are pursuing General Degree programs. These scholarships will be awarded to deserving students on merit-cum-means criteria.

  • Students who are pursuing M.Phil and Doctoral programs (NON-NET JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW and NET-LECTURERSHIP) from the State-aided Institutions will come under the purview of the Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme.
  • Kanyashree recipients (K-2) pursuing Post Graduate programs in Science, Arts and Commerce stream from Universities of this State after obtaining Under Graduate Degree with 45% marks in aggregate from the Institutions of this State will come under the support of this Scholarship Scheme.
  • The upper ceiling for family income has been fixed at Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum.

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.

Apply Now  - Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Online Form

Documents Required for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Online Form 

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

Submission of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 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. 
  • Any deliberate falsification in the Income documents discovered at any stage will be considered as a grievous offence and may invite serious disciplinary actions leading to:

    (1) Compulsory and immediate refund of the amount of the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship already enjoyed by the scholar.

    (2) Complete forfeiture of their right to apply for any governmental scholarship in future.

    (3) May also attract penal provisions of other relevant laws for the time being in force.

MEANS Judging Criteria for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

The total family income for the prospective scholars will not be more than Rs. 2, 50,000 per annum. While applying, all the students will have to enclose an Affidavit written on a Non-judicial Stamp Paper of Rs. 10 or more, and sworn by their parent/ guardian before a Notary Public or a first-class magistrate, declaring their total family income from all sources during the preceding financial year i.e. first April of the previous year to the 31 March of the year of applying for the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship.

MERIT Judging Criteria Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

The candidates whose family income is less than Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum will be judged according to their academic merit in the under noted manner.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 - FAQs

Here we have mentioned some of the important questions asked by the applicants related to Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018. 

1. Whether the B. Ed students can apply for this scholarship?

Students who are in the first year of the Undergraduate program in Engineering/ Medical/ General Education/ G.N.M. Nursing/ Para Medical Diploma Course under the aegis of Directorate of Medical Education after passing their Higher Secondary Exam or its equivalent in 2017 are eligible to apply.

2. I got 74% in Madhyamik Parriksha. Can I apply for the scholarship?

Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate in Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent as stated above excluding optional elective subjects. Class 11 students on passing Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent exam in 2017 are eligible to apply.

3. I am studying the second year B. Tech. I completed diploma engineering in 2017. Can I apply for the scholarship?

Students who are enrolled after passing out in Secondary (Madhyamik Pariksha) examination or its equivalent as stated above in 2017 for first year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses, (Higher Secondary Examination or its equivalent for Diploma in Pharmacy Modern Office Practice & Management, 3-D Animation & Graphics of 2 year duration) and after passing out H.S. (Vocational) courses from ‘West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education & Skill Development courses which is equivalent to H.S. examination for 2nd year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses on lateral entry basis, will be eligible to apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018.

4. I would like to know whether a student of B. Sc. (2nd year) who has already got scholarships from the central government, can apply for this scholarship?

Renewal: The applicant should apply through online mode using Login Id and Password as used at the time of first application through the website svmcm.wbhed.gov.in.

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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