Aikyashree Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Government of West Bengal
Eligibility Class 9 to Postgraduate level
Region West Bengal
Rewards Variable financial award based on education level and category
Last Date of Application January 31, 2021

What is the Aikyashree Scholarship?

Awarded by the Government of West Bengal and its subsidiary boards, the Aikyashree scholarship is for meritorious students of the state studying at school and college level. It is provided by the West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC) to the minority students to facilitate more socio-economic and educational opportunities. The Aikyashree Scholarship Scheme is fully funded from the state budget for the financial year 2020-21. Different pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means scholarships are available for the students' disbursal.

Scholarship Quick Links:

The Quick Links for ease of access are given below:

Aikyashree Scholarship Program Types:

The different scholarships provided under the Aikyashree Scholarship scheme are given below:

  1. Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal
  2. Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal
  3. West Bengal Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ ST
  4. West Bengal Post-matric scholarship for SC/ ST/ OBC
  5. Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

Aikyashree Scholarship Provider Details:

Each scheme under the Aikyashree scholarship is provided by different departments under the Government of West Bengal. The provider details for all the scholarships are given below:

S No. Scholarship Scheme Provider Name

1.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

Government of West Bengal

2.

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata

3.

West Bengal Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ ST

Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal

4.

West Bengal Post-matric scholarship for SC/ ST/ OBC

Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal

5.

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal

Aikyashree Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The main eligibility criteria to avail the scholarship is that the student should be a domicile of West Bengal state. The other required criteria to apply for the scholarship is listed below:

S No. Scholarship Scheme Eligibility Criteria

1.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

  • Students studying in higher secondary level/ diploma should have scored at least 75% marks in the Class 10 examination.
  • Students studying in undergraduate courses should have scored at least 75% marks in the Class 12 examination.
  • Students studying in postgraduate courses should have scored at least 53% (for standard courses) and 55% (for engineering course) marks in graduate level exams.
  • The annual family income of the applicant should not exceed INR 2,50,000.

2.

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

  • Only girl students can apply.
  • The candidate should have passed Class 12 from any board and should be pursuing Engineering, Medicine or any Basic Science course from a known institution in West Bengal.

3.

West Bengal Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ ST

  • The candidate should belong to SC/ ST.
  • He/ she should be studying in Class 9/ 10.
  • The annual family income of the applicant should not exceed INR 2,00,000 from all sources. 

4.

West Bengal Post-matric scholarship for SC/ ST/ OBC

  • The candidate should belong to SC/ ST/ OBC.
  • He/ she should be studying in Class 11/ 12/ Undergraduate level/ Postgraduate level.
  • The annual family income of the SC/ ST applicants should not exceed INR 2,00,000- INR 2,50,000.
  • The annual family income of the OBC students should not exceed INR 1,00,000.

5.

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

  • The candidate should belong to a non-Hindi speaking state.
  • He/ she should have passed the middle school/ higher secondary/ graduation/ post-graduation or any other equivalent degree course.
  • The applicant should have passed the last qualifying examination with at least 60% marks in the first attempt with Hindi being one of the subjects.

Aikyashree Scholarship Rewards and Benefits:

The scholarship provides variable benefits for different schemes based on the category and financial need of the candidates. The detailed scholarship benefits are explained below:

S No. Scholarship Scheme Scholarship Benefits

1.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

  • Financial aid of up to INR 8000 per month.

2.

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

  • Scholarship amount of INR 3000 per month.
  • Additional Book Grant of INR 2000 per annum.

3.

West Bengal Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ ST

  • Variable financial aid of INR 150- INR 750 per month.
  • Additional Adhoc reward of INR 1000 per annum.

4.

West Bengal Post-matric scholarship for SC/ ST/ OBC

  • Variable financial aid of INR 160- INR 1200 per month.

5.

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

  • Variable financial aid of INR 300- INR 1000 per month.

Aikyashree Scholarship Application Period:

The applicants should apply for the scholarship before the deadline as they are open only for a limited time period. The tentative dates for the scholarships are given below:

S No. Scholarship Scheme Application Period**

1.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

  July - September

2.

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

May - July

3.

West Bengal Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ ST

September - November

4.

West Bengal Post-matric scholarship for SC/ ST/ OBC

September - November

5.

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

October - December

** Dates mentioned are tentative and can be changed at the discretion of the scholarship provider.

Aikyashree Scholarship Application Process:

All schemes under the Aikyashree scholarship are applied online. The step-wise procedure to apply for the scholarship is explained below:

Step 1- Student Registration:

  • The applicant should visit the Aikyashree Scholarship official website.
  • Click on the New Registration/ Student Registration tab.
  • The registration form displayed should be filled in with all the personal details like Name, district, contact number, email ID, bank details, etc.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to proceed.

Step 2- Scheme Eligibility

  • All the academic-related details such as the current institution name, address, marks obtained in the previous qualifying examination, annual family income, etc have to be filled in this step.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to proceed.

Step 3- Students Registration:

  • After submitting all the information in the previous step, a list of all scholarship schemes based on the eligibility criteria is displayed. The applicants receive a temporary User ID for the application. Both the User ID and password will be sent to the email address entered in the previous step.

Step 4- Students Login:

  • The applicants should log in to the scholarship portal by using the User ID and password provided.
  • He/ she should fill in the details under the ‘Basic Information and Academic Information’ section. The bank account details should also be mentioned.

Step 5- Final Submission Online:

  • The candidate should verify all the entered details and any correction should be made at this stage.
  • After verification, the applicant should ‘Submit’ the application.

Step 6- Offline Submission:

  •  Post successful submission of the completed form, the applicant should take a printout of the same and submit it to the head of the institution along with all the supporting documents.

Aikyashree Scholarship Documents Required:

The documents that have to be submitted along with the Aikyashree scholarship application form are:

  • Passport size photograph
  • Income certificate
  • Community certificate
  • Mark sheet of the previous academic year
  • Fee receipt of the current course year
  • Bank account details
  • Residential/ Domicile certificate

Contact Details:

  • Toll-free number: 1800-120-2130
  • Technical Helpdesk: 6290875550
  • Scholarship Helpline Number: 8017071714, 033-4047468

Aikyashree Scholarship FAQs

The Aikyashree Scholarship Scheme is fully funded from the state budget for the financial year 2019-20. Different pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means scholarships are available for the students' disbursal.

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