Naba Scholarship competition Announcement For Indian Students
Introduction of Revamped Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme is a giant leap FOR POOR BUT MERITORIOUS STUDENTS. Majority of students at Higher Secondary level, Diploma (Polytechnic) level, Under graduate level, Post graduate level, M. Phil./ Doctoral level as well as Kanyashree (K-2) recipients will get benefit are covered under this scholarship scheme. The income criteria for application under the scheme is not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum subject to fulfilment of other merit criteria.
With a view to assisting the meritorious students belonging to economically backward families in the State of West Bengal to pursue higher studies, the Government of West Bengal introduces this scheme of giving scholarships at different levels of higher studies, at educational institutions based in West Bengal. The Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme has been thoroughly revamped in the year 2016 to cover more number of students as well as to enhance the scholarship amounts significantly.
Applications are invited for scholarship for the year 2018, under “SWAMI VIVEKANANDA MERIT-CUM-MEANS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME” for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal, pursuing higher studies. The students of PostMadhyamik levels and onwards in regular courses, who are pursuing the studies and who are resident in West Bengal and studying in educational institutions of this state after passing out from the State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary and Madrasha Education or a University of West Bengal set up by State Act and whose annual family income is not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- , may apply for this scholarship subject to other eligibility criteria as stated below category wise :-
A) For Scholarship at Higher Secondary level (@Rs. 1000/- per month)
Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate in Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent as stated above excluding optional elective subjects. Students who are enrolled in Class XI or its equivalent course on passing Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent examination in 2018 are eligible to apply
B) For Scholarship at Undergraduate level (@Rs. 1000/- to Rs. 5000/- per month)
Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate (Best of five). Students who are enrolled in the first year of Undergraduate course in Engineering/Medical/General Education/ G.N.M. Nursing/ Para Medical Diploma Course under the aegis of Directorate of Medical Education after passing the H.S Examination or its equivalent Examination in 2018 (with 75% minimum in aggregate) are eligible to apply. Students, who are enrolled in 2nd year of Undergraduate course in Engineering on lateral entry basis after passing out Diploma course in 2018 (with 75% minimum in aggregate) in relevant disciplines from the Polytechnic Colleges, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliated to West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education & Skill Development (WBSCT&VE&SD), a Statutory Body under the Department of Technical Education, Training and Skill Development (erstwhile West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training), Government of West Bengal, will also be eligible to apply.
C) For Scholarship at Diploma (Polytechnic) level (@Rs. 1500/- per month)
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) courses [H.S. Examination or its equivalent for Diploma in 1) Pharmacy, 2) Modern Office Practice & Management and 3) 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 (erstwhile West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training)” courses which is equivalent to H.S. examination for 2 nd year Diploma (Polytechnic) courses on lateral entry basis, will be eligible to apply. Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination [excluding the marks secured in the optional elective subject, if any]. The Diploma (Polytechnic) courses of the State have to be approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliated to West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education & Skill Development (WBSCT&VE&SD), a Statutory Body under the Department of Technical Education, Training and Skill Development, Government of West Bengal.
D) For Scholarship at Postgraduate level (@Rs. 2000/- to Rs. 5000/- per month)
Candidates must obtain at least 53% marks in Honours subjects at the Graduation level in General Education and 55% marks for Graduation level Engineering student in the year 2018 who are enrolled in the first year class of Post Graduate course in General Education /Engineering, are eligible to apply.
E) For Kanyashree applicants (K-3 component) (@Rs. 2000/- for MA & M.COM students and Rs. 2500/- per month for M.SC students)
Kanyashree recipients with valid sanctioned K-2 ID pursuing Post Graduate courses in Science, Arts and Commerce stream from Universities of this State in regular mode (not distance) must obtain at graduation level 45% marks in aggregate from Institutions of this State in the year 2018 are eligible to apply. There is no need to submit income certificate and income affidavit in respect of Kanayashree (K-3) applicant.
F) For M.Phil/ NON-NET/NET-LS Research Fellow (@Rs. 5000/- to Rs. 8000/- per month)
Students pursuing the regular course from State-aided Institutions of higher learning in the financial year 2018 onwards and whose date of registration/date of enrolment (Ph.D candidate/M.Phil candidate) is 01.04.2017 and onwards are eligible to apply in their respective institutions. The concerned Institutes will forward the name of the candidates in requisite proforma- Name of the Candidate, Date of Registration in Ph.D./ M. Phil., Mobile No. of the candidate, e-mail of the candidate, the name of the Bank and branch of the candidate along with Bank Account Number and IFS code, Period of claim (from ______ to ________ ) to the office of the DPI, WB (Scholarship Section) (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Different categories of applicants shall have to submit their applications to the respective hyperlink in the home page of www.svmcm.wbhed.gov.in as mentioned hereunder, in online mode. In any case submission of paper application will not be entertained. There is no need to submit the hard copy of the application.
1. For Class XI students: Directorate of School Education, West Bengal, 7 th floor, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
2. For First Year students of UG and PG courses in General Education (Arts, Commerce and Science), and Other Professional courses approved by UGC, excluding Engineering and Medical/ Kanyashree applicants (K-3) pursuing Post Graduate courses in Science, Arts and Commerce stream: Directorate of Public Instruction, West Bengal, 9th floor, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
3. For students pursuing 1st year or 2nd year polytechnic Diploma course after passing Madhyamik Pariksha/Higher Secondary or its equivalent Examination: Directorate of Technical Education and Training, West Bengal, Karigari Bhavan, 3rd Floor, B/7, Action Area-III, New Town, Kolkata-700107.
4. For students pursuing First year UG and PG courses (Engineering and Technology) and other Professional Engineering courses or its equivalent status approved by AICTE: Directorate of Technical Education, West Bengal, 10th floor, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
5. For students pursuing 1st year UG (Medical) courses like MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, UG (Nursing), Diploma in Para Medical Course, G.N.M. Nursing and Students of Pharmacy in three Government Institutes located at Jalpaiguri, Kalyani and Bankura: Directorate of Medical Education, West Bengal, Swasthya Bhavan, GN Block, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091.
Detailed particulars of the “Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme” along with online application procedure, Model proforma for Income Certificate will be available from the following websites: www.svmcm.wbhed.gov.in
Online application process for fresh candidates will commence on and from 10th September, 2018 and closing date of submission of Head of Institution certified copy in the web-portal is on 30/11/2018. Applicants must submit the office copy of Head of the Institution declaration form (hard copy) generated from the web-portal to the concerned institutions latest by 30.11.2018.
User Manual for Online Application Process
For more details please refer the Scholarship Publisher Website
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