Applications are invited from Minority students for the scholarship for the year 2021 under “ SWAMI VIVEKANANDA MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR MINORITIES” for providing financial assistance to the meritorious students of West Bengal, pursuing higher studies. The Minority students of Post Madhyamik levels and onwards in regular courses including Polytechnic courses, who are resident in West Bengal and studying in educational institutions of this state after passing out in Current year from the State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary and Madrasah Education may apply for this scholarship ( SVMCM for Minorities) subject to other eligibility criteria as stated below:-
- The scheme benefits students of Class – XI and XII, and at under Graduate level in Engineering, Medical and Technical / Professional courses besides Under Graduate, Post Graduate level students pursuing General Degree courses. These scholarships will be sanctioned to deserving students on merit-cum-means criteria.
- Students pursuing M.Phil courses and Doctoral courses (NON-NET JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW and NET-LECTURERSHIP) from State-aided Institutions will come under the purview of this Scholarship Scheme.
- The upper ceiling for family income has been fixed at Rs.2,50,000/- per annum.
There will be no need to submit a hard copy of the application. Candidates opting for these scholarships and found eligible, will not be allowed to enjoy any other governmental (central/state) scholarship or stipend for the same course/stage of the study. However, one-time grants or assistance received from any source, or free or partly-free studentship allowed by the host institutions will not debar the students from availing of the benefits of this scheme.
MEANS JUDGING CRITERIA
The total family income for the prospective scholars will be not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum. While applying, all students will be required to enclose an Affidavit written on a Non-judicial Stamp Paper valued Rs. 10/- or more, and sworn by his/her parent/guardian before a Notary Public or a first-class magistrate, declaring their total family income from all sources (giving the detailed break-up) during the preceding financial year (i.e. from the 1st of April of the previous year to the 31st of March of the year of applying for the scholarship).
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 (i) compulsory and immediate refund of the amount of scholarship already enjoyed by the scholar, (ii) complete forfeiture of his/her right to apply for any governmental scholarship in future and (iii) may also attract penal provisions of other relevant laws for the time being in force.
MERIT JUDGING CRITERIA
Candidates whose family income is not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum will be judged according to their academic merit in the under noted manner.
For HS – level
The minimum qualifying marks for being considered for award of scholarships will be 75% in aggregate, in Madhyamik Pariksha, and the total marks obtained in the Madhyamik Parkisha excluding pass marks in the additional subject, if any, will be the sole criterion for consideration. Candidates from outside the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
For Diploma – level
Students who are enrolled after passing out in Secondary (M.P) examination or its equivalent as stated above in 2019 for first-year Diploma (Polytechnic) course[ H.S. Examination or its equivalent for Diploma in Pharmacy or Modern Office Practice and Management of two years duration] and after passing out in “West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training “ courses, which is 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 in the qualifying examination for applying the scholarship [excluding the marks secured in the optional elective subject, if any].
For UG – level
The minimum qualifying marks for being considered for award of scholarships will be 75% in aggregate, in the H.S. Examination conducted by the W.B. Council of H.S. Education/Madrasha Siksha Parishad. For the UG (Arts), UG (Commerce), UG (Science) separate merit lists will be prepared.
For PG – level
Candidates should be graduates securing at least 53% marks in the Honours subject at the graduation level. The marks obtained in Honours subject will be the only deciding criterion academically for award of the PG-level scholarships.
APPLICATION AND SANCTION PROCEDURES
Candidates for different categories will submit their applications online in the scholarship portal and applications i.r.o scholarship cases would be arranged in descending order (on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination apart from income/means criteria), and scholarship would be sanctioned as per the availability of fund and strictly on the basis of the merit list. The fund may be transferred to the beneficiaries account if the documents are in order.
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West Bengal Scholarship(SVMCM) FAQ’s
Question 1• Is there any specific state scholarship scneme for minorities?
Answer: Yes.TO is year state Govt. has launched a new otate minority scholarship scheme named “Aikhyas h ree”.In addition, there are two existing schemes named TSP and SVMCM.
Question 2 :Who are eligible to apply for Scholarship Schemes?
Answer: Students belonging to minority communities i.e. Buddhist,Christian,Jain, Muslim,Parsee&Sikh are
eligible to apply for various Scholarship schemes. For more details please visit website www.wbmdfcscholarhip.in
Question 3: What is the last date for submitting applications onIine’?
Answer:Please visit our website to get the exact time line.
Question 4• How can a student apply online for scholarship?
Answer •Go to www.wbmdfcschoIarship.in and CIick on New Registration option and continue the process…
Question 5:How and whereto submit the online application?
Answer: Take a printout of the application form, append your signature, get the signature of your parent/ guardian on self-certified income certificate, and then submit it to your educational institutions along with the Bank Account details.
Question 6. Can I edit the information already saved and up-to what time?
Answer: Yes, before locking your application
Question 7: What happens, if I detect mistakes after final locking of the applications ?
Answer: Request the INSTITUTE/DISTRICT Minority office/STATE (where your application is presently lying) to defect your application. However, this can be done only before the final payment process is completed.
Question 8:What kind of search facility is provided to students for Institute, District during registration process?
Answer:List of registered institute and Tracking of application are at Home Page.
Question 9• Do I have to fill up the online application in one sitting?
Answer: Not necessary.It can be completed part by part also.
Question 10: Is there any permanent ID? How will it be Communicated to me?
Answer: Yes, it can be seen in the system after completion of the registration process.
Question 11: What should I do, if I do not find my institute name in the drop-down menu?
Answer:• Contact district Minority officiewith supported documents.
Question 12: What documents are to be uploaded on AIKYASHREE while applying for the scholarships?
Answer: In the case of SVMCM, income certificate, mark sheet of the last exam passed, institute verification form. No such uploading is required for other schemes like Pre matric, Post Matric, TSP, and MCM (Note: except MCM for Listed institutes).
Question 13: How to check the status of my application?
Answer: Go to website www.wbmdfcschoIarship.in . Application tracking option is in HOME page
Question 14: Flow to overcome the problem of Login even after getting system generated Application ID and Password (created by the applicant during application filling)?
Answer: -Contact the District Minority office where your institute is located.or mail it us at [email protected], you can also recover your id and password through Forgot user id and password that is available at the website.
Question 15• For Renewal cases, the Login data i.e Application ID and DOB of the previous year is showing an error “Invalid User Name/ Password”. What is the remedy?
Answer:This year there is no provision for filing renewal applicationexcept in SVMCM scholarship. Please contact your District Minority office or whatsApp with proper screenshot to WBMDFC.
Question 16: There is no link available on AIISYASHREE portal to take care of registration of new educational Institute.
Answer:For registration of new institutes in AIKYASHREE portal, kindly contact District Minority office where your institute is located.
Question 17: what is the prescribed format available in AIKYASFIREE for uploading various types of documents?
Answer:It is available in the portal itself
Question 18: In case applicant is unable to select Block/Taluk, how to overcome this issue?
Answer• – Students may whatsApp with a proper screenshot of the problem or mail it to us to [email protected] nil.com.
Question 19: Telephone helpline Number given 1800 120 213Oon portal is not functioning properly and lot of calls is being put on hold?
Answer: Student can also WhatsAppin 8017071714 or mail us at [email protected]
Question 20: Would the Login credential be sent by SMS?
Answer: yes. And also in mail of the students
Question 21:What are the fields which are not editable at all?
Answer: • Bank Account details/Mobile No. /lnstitute Name etc.
Question 22: What is the remedy in case some scholarship scheme is not coming in drop down list?
Answer: – Please contact WBMDFC.
Question 23• How to track the status of my application?
Answer• PIease visit our website www.wbmdfcschoIarship.in and click on tracking an Application.
Question 24: How to know about the various services available on the portal?
Answer•PIease visit our website www.wbmdfcschoIarship.in.
Question 25: Is the scheme open for all candidates enrolled in Colleges/ Institutes?
Answer: No, Institute of the student should be in West Bengal only
Question 26: ls there any annual income ceiling for candidates to be included under the scheme?
|Scholarship Scheme||Income Ceiling|
|Pre Matric||2.00 Lakh|
|Post Matric||2.00 Lakh|
|Merit Cum Means||2.50 Lakh|
|Swami Vivekananda||2.50 Lakh|
Question 27: Is there any need for uploading of domicile certificate along with the online application form?
Question 28: Are students enrolled in Diploma courses or those who have cleared the Class XII exam or equivalent in the preceding years eligible to apply for scholarship?
Answer: Yes, system will automatically tell for which scholarship scheme you are eligible.
Question 29: Are students enrolled in private/deemed universities (not funded by either Central or State Government) eligible to apply?
Answer: Yes, system will automatically tell for which scholarship scheme you are eligible.
Question 30: Are students enrolled in integrated courses of eligible institutions eligible to apply?
Question 31: Are students enrolled in dual degree courses eligible to apply?
Question 32: Are all courses covered under the ambit of the scheme?
Answer: From class 1 to PH.D and also for all technical and professional courses
Question 33: What is the Rate of scholarship payable to the awardees?
Answer. Please click on the link http://wbmdfcschoIarship.in/main/guidelines
Question 34: Who will verify the credentials of the candidates? flow will payments be regulated?
Answer: Flow of Application: Student -> Institute -> District ->State(WBMDFC) and Payment through IFMS
Question 35• Will the scholarship transferred in case the awardee changes the institution or course during the tenure of the scholarship?
Question 36: Will the scholarship be renewed If the awardee fails in the first or subsequent years of study?
Question 37: Are the students who have enrolled in some courses in distance mode or have obtained admission through management quota be considered eligible for award of scholarship?
Answer: Distant Course is not eligible for the scholarship
Question 38: Can the awardee claim any other scholarship (State/ Institute or other Ministry) during the tenure of award of tbis scholarship?
Answer: One scholarship from all Government body