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Scholarships

Kanyashree Prakalpa

Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal (DWD&SW) has designed the Kanyashree Prakalpa - a conditional cash transfer scheme with the aim of improving the status and well being of the girl child in West Bengal. The Annual Scholarship is for unmarried girls aged 13-18 years enrolled in classes VIII-XII in government recognized regular or equivalent open school or equivalent vocational/technical training course. The One-time Grant of Rs. 25,000/- or K2 is provided for girls turned 18 at the time of application, enrolled in government recognized regular or open school/college or pursuing vocational/technical training or sports activity. Both the benefits under the scheme will be granted to girls who belong to families with annual family income not more than Rs. 1, 20,000/- only.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship

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

Another Scheme is known as K3, in which one time scholarship is provided to those girl students who are persuing their post graduation in various P.G. Departments.However ,in order to apply for K3 scholarship a candidate need to complete K2 authentication process. The website of this scholarship is same as Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship.

Minority Scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded to students for pursuing studies from class XI and onwards up to Ph.D. The students have to be a resident of West Bengal and have to pass their last final examination securing more than 50% marks. He/she should have been continuing his/her studies in regular mode.

Minority Scholarship (Below 50%)

Talent Support stipend is a State Government sponsored programme under MA& ME Department, Govt. Of West Bengal. This stipend is awarded to the students who are resident of West Bengal and have passed their last final examination securing less than 50% marks. He/she should have been continuing his/her studies in regular mode. Scholarship is awarded to students for pursuing studies from class XI and onwards up to Ph.D. Annual Family Income of the student should be upto 2 lakhs. 30 % quota of scholarship has been earmarked for girl students.

Chief Minister Relief Fund Nabanna Scholarship

This stipend is given to students who are permanent resident of the State of West Bengal and have got 60% in aggregate in H.S. Examination or 55% marks in the Honours Subjects. The student should not enjoy any other Govt. Scholarship or stipend (central/state) for the same course or stage and whose annual family income does not exceed Rs. 60000/-.

P.G. Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

In order to achieve and promote girls education, UGC has introduced a Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child with an aim to compensate direct costs of girl education to all levels especially for such girls who happen to be the only girl child in their family. Girl students without having any brother or the girl student who are twin daughters/ fraternal daughter may also apply for scholarship under the aforesaid scheme. Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible. The scheme is applicable to such single girl child who has taken admission in regular, fulltime first year Masters Degree course in any designated university or a post graduate college. This scholarship is available to PG-I year student only.

Other than the above mentioned scholarship there are Central Sector Scheme for meritorious College and University students. There are Post-Matric scholarships for Beedi workers and for students with disabilities. For these three scholarships students should visit https:/.scholarships.gov.in/(same as Minority Scholarship)

SC,,ST and OBC students can also apply for SC,ST and OBC scholarship through the website oasis.govt.in.

Barasat Government College also provides Full and Half free ship to economically backward students both at Honours and General level. However these students must have good attendance and brilliant academic record. The students are selected for free ship on the basis of interview. Decisions of the Head of the Department at Honours level and that of the Students Support Cell at the General level are final.

Scholarship Schemes NO. of Students Received the Scholarship Name of the websites
2016-17 2017-18
Kanyashree Prakalpa K1 08 (2016-17) 13 (2017-18) https://www.wbkanyashree.gov.in
Kanyashree Prakalpa K2 230 (2016-17) 282 (2017-18) https://www.wbkanyashree.gov.in
Kanyashree Prakalpa K3 ----- 12 (2017-18) https://svmcm.wbhed.gov.in/
Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship 108 (2016-17) 248 (2017-18) https://svmcm.wbhed.gov.in/
Minority Scholarship 93 (2016-17) 173 (2017-18) https://scholarships.gov.in/
Minority Scholarship (Below 50%) 65 (2016-17) 75 (2017-18) http://www.tsp.wbmdfc.co.in/
P.G. Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child 11 (2016-17) 1 (2017-18) https://www.ugc.ac.in/sgc/
Chief Minister Relief Fund Nabanna Scholarship 96 (2016-17) 176 (2017-18) http://wbcmo.gov.in/donation.aspx
Central Sector scheme for college and university students 13 (2016-17) 17 (2017-18) https://scholarships.gov.in/
Post Matric scholarship for students with disabilities
Post Matric Scholarship for Beedi workers
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12 (2016-17)
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18 (2017-18)
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Number of Girl Students enjoying Kanyashree Scholarship

Academic Session No. of recipients of “Kanyashree”-K2, scholarship (sponsored by Govt. of West Bengal) Amount (in Rs.)
2013-2014 80 20,00,000
2014-2015 194 49,00,000

Number of Students enjoying Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

Academic Session No. of recipients of Merit-cum-means scholarship (sponsored by State Govt.) Amount (in Rs.)
2010-2011 139 11,74,625
2011-2012 91 5,45,015
2012-2013 156 15,85,800
2013-2014 21 2,85,000
2014-2015 153 15,19,400

Number of students enjoying Minority Scholarship

Academic Session No. of recipients of Minority scholarship (sponsored by West Bengal Minority Development Finance Corporation) Amount (in Rs.)
2011-2012 322 20,58,350
2012-2013 292 3,93,900
2013-2014 139 2,93,300
2014-2015 150 7,17,750