Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme (स्वामी विवेकानंद मेरिट-कम-मैनेजमेंट छात्रवृत्ति योजना) is a great initiative of Government of West Bengal. Under this scholarship, the meritorious students at Higher Secondary level (उच्चतर माध्यमिक स्तर), Diploma (Polytechnic) level, Undergraduate/Postgraduate level, M. Phil./ Doctoral level as well as Kanyashree (K-2) recipients will get the benefit. With a view to assisting the meritorious students (मेधावी छात्रों) 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 (उच्चतर अध्ययनों के विभिन्न स्तर), at educational institutions based in West Bengal. The Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme has been thoroughly revamped (पुर्नोत्थान) in the year 2016 to cover numbers of students as well as to enhance the scholarship amounts significantly. The parental income of the applicant should not exceed more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum from all sources. »»Ω∼Procedure to Apply for Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2017-18 in West Bengal State∼Ω««As we told in above that Swami Vivekananda Scholarship is offered to pursue Secondary, Diploma, Undergraduate, or Postgraduate level studies. The objective of this scheme is to provide financial aid to the poor and meritorious students (गरीब और मेधावी छात्रों) of WB State pursuing Higher Studies. To facilitate smooth applications for students, applications will be accepted via online mode only. All eligible candidates can apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship (स्वामी विवेकानंद छात्रवृत्ति) through the SVMCM Scholarships’ official website. The last date of submission of online application is 30th November 2017. (A) Rewards of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship (स्वामी विवेकानंद छात्रवृत्ति के पुरस्कार): The candidates selected for this scholarship will be awarded the undermentioned scholarship/stipend amount. »For the students of Higher-secondary Level- The amount of scholarship is Rs. 1,000/- (One thousand rupees only) per month. »Students of Diploma (Polytechnic) Level- The scholarship grant (छात्रवृत्ति अनुदान) is Rs. 1,500/- (One thousand five hundred rupees only) per month. »For the students of Undergraduate Level- Stipend amount is Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 5,000/- (One thousand to five thousand rupees) per month. »The students of Postgraduate Level- The rate of scholarship (छात्रवृत्ति की दर) is Rs. 2,000/- to Rs. 5,000/- (Two thousand to five thousand rupees) per month. Ø⇔Note: - The recipients of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship scheme will not be allowed to avail any other scholarship from State/Central Government (राज्य/केंद्र सरकार) for the same course of the study. (B) Conditions of Eligibility for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Scheme in WB State: In order to apply for Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme, the candidates must meet the following criteria. This scholarship scheme is available only for the students who pursuing Higher Secondary, Diploma Course, Undergraduate, or Postgraduate level studies. The candidates must be domiciled (अधिवासित) and studying in West Bengal State. Income Criteria (आय मानदंड)- The parental income of the candidates should not exceed more than Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum from all sources. For Higher Secondary Level (उच्च माध्यमिक स्तर के लिए)- The candidates should have scored minimum 75% marks in aggregate in Class 10th or its equivalent excluding optional subjects. Also, he/she must be enrolled in Class 11th passing on a secondary examination. For the Graduation Course (स्नातक पाठ्यक्रम के लिए)- Students who are enrolled in the 1st year of Undergraduate course after passing the Higher-secondary examination. He/she must obtain minimum 75% marks in the final examination of Senior-secondary. For the Post-graduation course (पोस्ट-ग्रेजुएशन कोर्स के लिए)- The candidates must have passed the graduation level (Honours Subjects) examination with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade. Also, he/she must have to enrol in the 1st year of Postgraduate course in general education. Φ⇒How to Apply for Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship- 2017? Interested and eligible students can apply for “Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2017” (स्वामी विवेकानंद मेरिट-कम-मैनेजमेंट छात्रवृत्ति 2017) through online mode only. There is no offline mode available for the application. For the online application, the applicants will have to register to the official web portal of Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship, Government of West Bengal. The link is mentioned below. After accessing the above website, please click the “How to Apply” option in upper menu section as per the above-given screenshot image. Students are advised to read the given instructions in the web page before filling the “Online Application” (ऑनलाइन आवेदन). After this, tick the appropriate box for declarations to agree on the terms & conditions then “Proceed for Registration” (पंजीकरण के लिए आगे बढ़ें). The demo screenshot image is given below. To complete fill up the online application of SVMCM Scholarship, follow the given below simple steps. (Step 1st)» Online Registration Process (ऑनलाइन पंजीकरण प्रक्रिया)- First of all, choose appropriate ‘Directorate’ and then click on “Apply for Fresh Application” or “Apply for Renewal Application” as per your convenience. After that, fill up the asked details on “Scholarship Registration” (छात्रवृत्ति पंजीकरण) such as Applicant’s Name, Contact Details, Qualifying Public Examination etc and then hit the “Register” button. (Step 2nd)» Online Application Process (ऑनलाइन आवेदन प्रक्रिया)- After successful registration, an “Applicant Registration Id” (आवेदक पंजीकरण आईडी) will be generated. Please note down the Id for subsequent login to complete rest of the application form. Applicants can apply individually for the scholarships as per their eligibility by filling up the online form. After filling the online application form, the applicants have to affix the recently signed passport size photo on the application form. After finalizing the application, download the “Verification Certificate” (सत्यापन प्रमाण पत्र) which contains 2 pages. The first page is the Applicant copy and the second page is the HOI- Head of the Institution (संस्था का प्रमुख) copy. After verification and signed by Head of Institution, the applicant will scan the copy and upload this the application portal to complete the application process. (Step 3rd)» Required Documents (आवश्यक दस्तावेज़)- While filling the Online Application Form, upload the following documents as per given instructions in the portal. »A copy of Marksheet/Certificate of previous class examination. »Attested photocopy of Admit Card of last Board/Council/University/College Examination. »Income Certificate (आय प्रमाण पत्र) or the affidavit stating the income of the family. »Domicile Certificate (अधिवास प्रमाणपत्र) as Aadhaar Card, Voter Id Card, Ration Card, or Certificate issued by the concerned authority. »Front page copy of Bank Account Passbook (बैंक खाता पासबुक) which clearly shows Holder Name, Bank & Branch Name, A/C No, IFSC Code etc. Φ⇒Selection Process for Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme- It may be noted that duly filled-in and completed applications will only be considered for awarding scholarships. The students will be selected for this scholarship on the basis of merit. Level-wise number (स्तर-वार संख्या) of awardees will be selected considering both merit and means of the applicants from the valid applications received within the last date of receiving applications (आवेदन प्राप्त करने की अंतिम तिथि). Ø⇔Renewal Process (नवीकरण प्रक्रिया): - To renew the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship, candidates need to fill a “Continuity Certificate” (निरंतरता प्रमाण पत्र) from the head of educational institution and submit it with the requisite scholarship sanctioning authority within one month from the date of admission to the next Higher Class after passing in the first attempt. The “Renewal Application Form” (नवीकरण आवेदन पत्र) can be submitted from 11th September to 30th November 2017. Candidates are advised that the renewal of the scholarship is possible only if they score the following minimum percentage in the last examination: Higher-secondary Level (उच्च माध्यमिक स्तर)- 60% marks or equivalent grade required Graduation Level (स्नातक स्तर)- 60% marks required Post-graduation Level (स्नातकोत्तर स्तर)- 60% marks required To download the ‘User Manual’ (उपयोगकर्ता पुस्तिका) for Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship, please click the given below link. Φ⇒Contact Details of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship, Govt of West Bengal- If you face any technical problem with ‘Registration/Application Process’ (पंजीकरण/आवेदन प्रक्रिया) then contact the given below support helpdesk on any working days between 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM. »Helpline Number: - 1800-102-8014 (Toll-free) »Email Support: - firstname.lastname@example.org Ø⇔Important Dates of Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: Fresh Online Application 2017 Starts: - 11th September 2017 Fresh Online Application 2017 Ends: - 30th November 2017 Renewal Application (नवीकरण आवेदन) 2016 Starts: - 11th September 2017 Users, here we provided to you all the information related to Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme, Government of West Bengal (स्वामी विवेकानंद मेरिट-कम-अर्थ छात्रवृत्ति योजना, पश्चिम बंगाल सरकार). If you have any query regarding this article then submit your comment below or leave it at “Post Your Question” section. 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