Sister Nivedita University Scholarship Details

  • Kolkata , West Bengal
Ajay Morab Ajay Morab | Mar 27, 2024

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Updated on - Mar 27, 2024

Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata is a renowned institution that offers a range of scholarships to deserving students pursuing education in its campus. These scholarships aim to recognize and reward the students' academic excellence, leadership potential, and overall achievements. Candidates must meet the eligibility conditions set by the colleges to avail of financial aid. Further details about the Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata scholarships are mentioned below.

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SNU Merit Scholarship

SNU awards merit scholarships to its students based on past academic performances. Further details about the SNU merit scholarship eligibility have been tabulated below,

Program Level

Qualifying Examination

Range of marks (%)

Scholarship (%)

Undergraduate Programs

Class 10 & 12

Marks ≥ 95%

100 % on tuition fees

90% ≤ marks < 95%

50 % on tuition fees

85% ≤ marks < 90%

25 % on tuition fees

Postgraduate Programs

Graduation (bachelor’s degree)

Marks ≥ 75%

100 % on tuition fees

70% ≤ marks <75%

50 % on tuition fees

65% ≤ marks <70%

25 % on tuition fees

SNU Talent Scholarship

SNU Talent Scholarships are awarded to students who have represented a State or the Nation in a National or International meet/ performance and who meet the eligibility criteria for admission to any undergraduate/postgraduate program of study, may be offered a 50% scholarship which is equivalent to 50% of the Tuition Fee payable by the student. Further details have been tabulated below,

SNU Sports Category Scholarship




Scholarship (%)

Based on the assessment of sports certificates for the last three years


Diploma / Undergraduate / Post Graduate

International Players


100 % on tuition fees


Diploma / Undergraduate / Post Graduate

National Level Medal winners

(Gold, Silver & Bronze position only)

50 % on tuition fees


Diploma / Undergraduate / Post Graduate

National / State Participation:

Category: - Olympic Games by IOC; World championships under International Sports Federation (IOA and/or MYAS recognized/affiliated Games); Asian Games by Olympic Council of Asia; Asian Championship organized by International Federation of the concerned game (recognized/affiliated by MYAS and/or IOA); Commonwealth Games, S.A.F. Games and Afro Asian Games; Paralympics Games (recognized/affiliated by IOC and/or MYAS)

25 % on tuition fees

SNU Performing Arts Scholarship




Scholarship (%)

Based on the performance in cultural activities & achievements


Diploma / Undergraduate / Post Graduate

At National/International Level


100 % on tuition fees


Diploma / Undergraduate / Post Graduate

At State Level

50 % on tuition fees


Diploma / Undergraduate / Post Graduate

At District Level

25 % on tuition fees

Chancellor cum Means Scholarship

  • This Scholarship is directly granted by the Hon’ble Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University.
  • Under this scholarship scheme, a remission of 50 % to 100 % of total fees is waived for needy students, and the candidate should maintain a good academic record per semester.

SNU Scholarship for Alumni

If the candidate qualifies for his/her previous examination from any of the Institutes under Techno India Group, will be offered a 15% scholarship of tuition fees.  The rules and regulations to avail of this scholarship have been listed below,

  • The scholarship shall remain valid over the semesters (for semester scheme programs of study) and years (for annual scheme programs of study), unless the performance of the student falls below the desired level or any disciplinary action has been taken against the student for any reason and as would be decided by the respective Head of the Department and intimated to the office of Registrar and the Vice Chancellor.
  • Once, the student has been granted any one of the above scholarship schemes and has availed such, he or she will not be able to apply for any other scholarship schemes, including Government Departments, Corporates etc. Reversely, the Students availing of any Scholarship (Government Departments, Corporations etc.) will not allowed to apply for the above scholarships.
  • All such scholarships shall necessarily need to be approved by the Vice Chancellor through the Scholarship Approval Committee, before being offered. Final Grant is solely at the discretion of the University.
  • Before availing of a scholarship scheme a student has to give a declaration (as provided in Annexure-1) countersigned by parent/guardian to the effect that the awardee of the scholarship, is aware that after successfully graduating from the University and after being successfully placed in the career, he/she shall necessarily financially support a needy or economically child to pursue education, as a part of social responsibility; and that he/she after supporting someone needy/economically challenged child shall let know the University the details of this, so that the University may put the fact on record.
  • Cancellation of scholarship: If at any stage it is found that the candidate has suppressed facts and/or has submitted any forged documents, the scholarship shall stand withdrawn immediately.

Government Scholarships

A range of government scholarship facilities can be availed by SNU students which helps them to eradicate their financial hurdles. Details about the government scholarships have been provided below,

NEC Merit Scholarship

  • The full name of the NEC Merit Scholarship is Financial Support To The Students Of NER For Higher Professional Courses
  • It provided financial support for only permanent NER resident students studying anywhere in India; and whose parents’ annual income doesn’t exceed Rs. 8 lakhs.
  • It is not provided to the NER students who already avail benefits under any other scheme.
  • Diploma, Degree, Post-graduate or registration in M.Phil. /PhD students of any institute recognized by the Government are eligible.

Scholarship Scheme by Railways

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF

  • It was introduced in 2005.
  • The scheme aims to encourage higher technical and professional
  • education for the dependent wards of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel and widows (below the Rank of Gazetted officer)
  • 150 students are selected per academic session including 50 percent girls.
  • Professional Degree Courses like BE, B.Tech, BDS, MBBS, BEd, BBS, BCA, MCA B. Pharma, etc. duly recognized by the Government Regulatory Bodies are eligible.
  • It is not eligible for master's degree courses except for MBA and MCA.

Scholarship Scheme by Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles.
  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Wards Of States/UTs Police Personnel Martyred During Terror/Naxal Attacks.

Both the schemes have the following features:

  • The scholarship is given to the dependent children or widows of the martyrs of CAPF, Assam Rifles or those state police personnel who were martyred during terror or naxal attacks.
  • 2000 scholarships are provided for CAPF and Assam Rifles’ wards.
  • 500 scholarships are provided for state police personnel wards.
  • It is given for professional degree programs.

Scholarship Scheme by Ministry of HRD

1. Central Sector Scheme Of Scholarships For College And University Students

  • 82000 scholarships are awarded under this scheme to meritorious students from low-income families.
  • It is awarded for regular graduate, post-graduate and professional degree programmes.
  • Students between the ages of 18 and 25 from different state boards; having above 80 per cent marks in Class 12th are eligible.

2. National Means Cum Merit Scholarship

  • 1. 1 lakh scholarships are provided under this scheme to class 9th meritorious students whose annual family income is not above Rs. 1.5 lakh.

Scholarship Scheme by Ministry of Tribal Affairs

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students.

  • It is a scholarship for ‘Formally Top Class Education for Scheduled Tribe Students.’
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) for ST students and Top Class Education for ST Students were two central sector schemes that merged to create National Fellowship and Scholarship for ST Students Higher Education.’
  • It has two components – Fellowship (Introduced in 2014) and Scholarship (Introduced in 2015.)
  • Fellowship is awarded for ST students for higher education courses like PhD, M.Phil etc, and Scholarships for ST students to opt for graduation or post-graduation courses in government or private institutions.

Scholarship Scheme by the Ministry of Labour and Employment

Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric and Pre-Matric.

  • For the children of Beedi, Cine, Iron Ore, Manganese Ore & Chrome Ore Mine (IOMC), and Iron Ore, Manganese Ore & Chrome Ore Mineworkers.
  • Correspondence courses are not eligible.

Scholarship Scheme by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 

Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students.

  • The scheme was approved in 2007.
  • 4200 scholarships are provided (30 per cent slots for SC Girls.)
  • Those SC students having a total annual family income from all sources up to Rs. 8.00 lakh and having secured admission in a full-time prescribed course in any of the notified institutions according to the general selection criteria prescribed by the concerned institution, will be eligible for a scholarship under the Scheme to the extent of the number of scholarships (slots) allocated to the institution for the course.

Scholarship Scheme by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

1. Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

2. Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

3. Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities

4. National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

5. National fellowships for PwDs

6. Free Coaching for Students with Disabilities

The salient features of the six schemes mentioned above are:

  • All six schemes are for Indian national students with 40 per cent or more disability.
  • Only two children of the same parents are eligible.

Scholarship Scheme by Ministry of Minority Affairs


1. Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

  • It was announced in 2006.
  • It is awarded to meritorious students.
  • It is awarded to students studying in class 1 to class 10th, and have secured at least 50 per cent marks in the last final examination. Also, the annual family income of such students shouldn’t exceed Rs. 1 lakh.

2. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

  • It was announced in 2006.
  • It is awarded for studies in government or private institutions for graduation, technical and vocational courses. (Certificate courses are not allowed.)

3. Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses

  • It is awarded for technical and professional courses at the graduate and post-graduate levels.
  • It is for students with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the previous final examination and whose annual family income does not exceed Rs. 2 lakh.

UGC Scholarships 

The four scholarship schemes run by UGC are listed below,

1. Ishan Uday – Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern Region

  • It was introduced in 2014-15
  • 10000 scholarships are awarded under this scheme annually.
  • General degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and paramedical courses as certified by the Registrar/ Principal/ Director of the University/ College/ Institute are eligible for this scholarship.
  • The students have to be a domicile of the North Eastern region.
  • The annual income of parents shouldn’t exceed Rs. 4.5 lakh.
  • Open University courses and diploma courses are not eligible.

2. PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship For Single Girl Child

  • 3000 scholarships are provided to the only girl child who enrols in the first year of a PG course only.
  • The maximum age of the girl should be 30.
  • PG courses in a distance education mode are not eligible.

3. PG Scholarship For University Rank Holders (Ist And IInd Rank Holders)

  • The awardees, under this scheme, can pursue their Postgraduate programme in any area of specialization in any institution of higher learning in the country

4. PG Scholarship Scheme For SC ST Students For Pursuing Professional Courses

  • 1000 scholarships are provided for postgraduate level studies in professional subjects in Indian universities/institutions/ colleges.

AICTE Scholarships

There are four All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) scholarships:

1. Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girl Students (Technical Degree)

  • 5000 scholarships are provided annually.

2. Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girl Students (Technical Diploma)

  • 5000 scholarships are provided annually.

3. Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Specially Abled Students (Technical Degree)

  • Saksham is an MHRD Scheme being implemented by AICTE aimed at providing encouragement and support to specially-abled children to pursue technical education

4. Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Specially Abled Students (Technical Diploma)

State Government Scholarships

Some of the state government scholarships offered at SNU are listed below,

  • Nabanna Scholarship
  • Swami Vivekananda Scholarship
  • WB Oasis Scholarship
  • Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities
  • Kanyashree K3 Scholarship for University

Sister Nivedita University Check Fees Details

Course Name Avg Course Fees Exams Accepted
BTech ₹7,80,000 (4 Years) -
MTech ₹3,00,000 (2 Years) -
MBA ₹5,56,667 (2 Years) -
LLB ₹4,00,000 (3 Years) -
BSc ₹5,05,544 (4 Years) -
B.Pharmacy ₹6,50,000 (--) -
BCA ₹5,00,000 (4 Years) -
BBA ₹5,00,000 (4 Years) -
MCA ₹3,50,000 (3 Years) -
MA ₹1,77,120 (2 Years) -

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