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Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship to Minority Students

With a view to assisting the meritorious students belonging to economically backward families in the State of West Bengal to pursue higher studies, the MDFC introduces this scheme of giving scholarships at different levels of higher studies, at educational institutions based in West Bengal for minority students.

Scope

• 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.
• The upper ceiling for family income has been fixed at Rs.2,50,000/- per annum.

As the payment will be made by direct beneficiary transfer only, furnishing of Bank details of the applicant, i.e. A/C No., Bank Name, IFS Code of Bank is mandatory.
There will be no need to submit 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 study. However, one time grants or assistances 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.

ALLOCATION AND RATE OF SCHOLARSHIP

The basic allocation and rates will be as under :
LEVEL COURSE RATE PER MONTH (RS.)
DPI UG (ARTS) 1000/-
UG(COMMERCE) 1000/-
UG (SCIENCE) 1500/-
UG (OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, UGC APPROVED) 1500/-

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 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.

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. Fund may be transferred to the beneficiaries account if the documents are in order.

 

Click Here To Apply For Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Minority Students.

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