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Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018: Government of West Bengal has released the scholarship application form of merit-cum-means scholarship for minorities on its website. Application Form for Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship 2018 has been available since 10th September 2018. Government of West Bengal updated the scholarship scheme in 2016. Due to this change, now greater number of poor but meritious students of West Bengal can get a grant for higher studies. Candidates who have the family income below 2.5 lakh can take benefit by this scholarship scheme.

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Bikash Bhavan Scholarship (Swami Vivekananda Scholarship) ensures students can pursue high school/undergraduate /post-graduate level education carefree. Candidates can apply through the online portal of West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation. Scroll through the complete article for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018, important dates and eligibility criteria.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Date

Government of West Bengal has released Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 (Bikash Bhavan Scholarship 2018-19) application form on 10th September 2018. Candidates need to fill the application form in given time. Check out the table given below to know the timetable of the scholarship scheme.
Events Dates
Commencement of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Application 10 September 2018
Last Date of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Application Last date 30 November 2018

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Government of West Bengal has set up few eligibility criteria for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 scheme in order to be more effective. Only eligible candidates will be allowed to apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018. We have mentioned the eligibility criteria (categorized on the basis of study level) in the table given below.
Eligibility Criteria for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018
State West Bengal
Gender Any
Class High School/diploma/undergraduate or postgraduate level
Details Those who are studying and domiciled in West Bengal will be considered for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018. Candidates must be studying in recognized university/school/institution after successfully completing his prior education in West Bengal recognized educational institution.
Eligibility Eligibility for a scholarship at High School Level

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 75% excluding optional subject in Madhyamik Pariksha (10th) or equivalent.
  • Those who have 10th or is studying in 11th in 2018 can apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018.

Eligibility for a scholarship for undergraduate

  • Students who took admission in 1st year of UG course after passing 12th in 2018 can apply.
  • He/she must have at least 75% marks, strictly including 2 language subjects and 3 elective subjects.

Eligibility for scholarships at Diploma (Polytechnic)

  • Students who took admission in 1st year of Polytechnic course in 2018
  • 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 have at least 75%.

Eligibility for the Post Graduate level scholarships

  • Must have secured at least 53% marks in the Honours subject in graduation. Only honours subjects will be considered while granting the PG-level scholarships.

Family Income Criteria

  • Candidates having family income of less than 2.5 lakh annualy will be considered for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018.

Although Aadhar Card Number is important while filling the application form, it isn’t compulsory.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Application Procedure

Government of West Bengal has already announced the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Application Form in September 2018. This year, the authority made some changes. Unlike last year, Bikash Bhavan Scholarship 2018-19 Application Form will be filled online. The word ‘digitization’ is finally understood by government of West Bengal. As Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 provides only one time grant, students will have to re-apply for the scholarship continuation.

Firstly, students will have to register on the svmcm online portal. After successfully registering, eligible candidates can apply for scholarships of their choice by filling the online application form. Furthermore, aspiring scholars have only 2 months left to submit the form. The last date of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 is 30 November 2018.

Steps on how to register for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018

  • Candidates need to visit: svmcm online portal.
  • Now, candidates will have to click on the new registration button.
  • Fill the registration form by providing all the necessary information.
  • After successfully registering on the portal, candidates will get an Applicant ID and password which will be used to login and complete the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application Form. Same Applicant ID will be needed in future endeavours.

For renewal of scholarship, re-registration is not needed. Candidates can login with their Applicant Id and password to apply for renewal of scholarship.

How to fill Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Application Form

  • Login with the generated Applicant Id and password.
  • After login, fill the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application Form. Upload the required documents. Candidates must know that JPG/JPEG format is permitted and size of the image and signature should be in between 20KB-50KB and 10KB-20KB respectively.
  • Upload all the other important documents in the PDF format. The size of any of the document should be under 400KB.
  • Finalise the application after successfully uploading all the required documents. Candidates must check all the details before finalizing the application as no change will be done after finalizing the application.
  • After finalizing the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Application Form, download the Verification Certificate which contains two pages. First page is the Applicant Copy and second page is the HOI(Head of the Institution) Copy.

Documents Required for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application Form

Documents to be uploaded for fresh candidates

  • Mark sheet of Madhyamik Examination
  • Mark sheet of last board/university/college examination
  • Income certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • Scanned copy of Bank Passbook (A/C No. and IFSC)

Documents to be uploaded for scholarship continuation

  • Copy of the marksheet of the last examination in the present course of study.
  • Admission receipt

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 Selection Process

After successfully submitting the application form with right details, candidates will be considered for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018. Bikash Bhavan Scholarship 2018-19 will be awarded to those who comes from poor background. Candidates are advised to submit their application as soon as possible. Government of West Bengal will grant scholarship on the basis of means and merit of the student. Any falsification found in the income documents will lead to immediate termination of scholarship. In that case, candidates will have to refund the entire scholarship amount. Additionally, candidates won’t be able to apply for any government scholarship in future.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 – MEANS Judging Criteria

  • Maximum family income of the scholar should be under 2.5 lakh.
  • Candidates will have to make a Non-judicial Stamp paper, signed by the parent which will act like a proof of annual family income.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 – MERIT Judging Criteria

Candidates who applies for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2018 will also be judged on the basis of his/her merit. Below, we have mentioned the minimum marks required on the basis of education level.

Education Level Minimum marks required
Higher Secondary level 75% in 10th
Graduate 75% in 12th
Diploma 75% in 12th
Post Graduate level 53% in UG program

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Scheme Benefits

Swami Vivekananda 2018 Scholarship will benefit the students of class 11 and 12, and under Graduate level in Engineering, Medical and Technical/ Professional programs. Furthermore, it will also benefit Under Graduate, Post Graduate level students who pursue General Degree programs.

  • Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme will cover students who are studying M.Phil and Doctoral programs (NON-NET JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW and NET-LECTURERSHIP) from the State-aided Institutions.
  • Scholarship Scheme will also include kanyashree recipients (K-2) studying Post Graduate programs in Science, Arts and Commerce stream from West Bengal state university. They must have 45% marks in aggregate in UG.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Rewards

Candidates who will be selected for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship will be rewarded on the basis of their education level. Furthermore, we have made a table from which candidates can check how much grant they will be getting.

Scholarship on the basis of education level Reward
Scholarship at Higher Secondary level 10,000/month
Scholarship at Under Graduate level 1000/month
Scholarship at Polytechnic level 1500 per month
For Post-Graduate level Scholarship 2000-5000 per month

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