WB Scholarships

Key Information

Conducted By The state government of West Bengal
Eligibility West Bengal domiciles studying class I or above
Region West Bengal, India
Rewards Up to INR 60,000
Last Date of Application January 15, 2022

WB scholarships, provided by the state government of West Bengal, offer monetary aid and other benefits to its bonafide residents. The subsidiary departments under the state government of West Bengal aim to financially support and uplift the lives of deserving students aspiring to pursue higher education. Students from class I or above can apply to the WB scholarships. The last date to apply for the post-matric WB scholarship for minorities is January 15th, 2022.

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WB Scholarship List 2021 

The West Bengal government and the government and private organisations provide several WB scholarship schemes to students belonging to SC/ST, OBC and minorities. However, the West Bengal scholarships and the scholarship amount will vary depending on the class levels. The list of WB scholarships are as follows: 

  1. Pre-matric scholarship for minorities
  2. Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ ST category
  3. Post-matric scholarship for minorities
  4. Post-matric scholarship for SC/ST category
  5. Post-matric scholarship for OBC category
  6. Merit-cum-means scholarship for technical and professional courses
  7. Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means scholarship for minorities
  8. Talent support stipend WB scholarship scheme
  9. G P Birla scholarship
  10. Fullerton India scholarship

Pre-Matric WB Scholarship 

The state government of West Bengal provides the pre-matric WB scholarships for students belonging to the SC, ST and minority categories. Therefore, students domiciled in West Bengal and studying classes I to X can apply to the pre-matric WB scholarships. However, the pre-matric WB scholarships for the SC/ ST students are available to candidates in classes IX, and X. Students studying in a school located outside West Bengal cannot avail of the pre-matric WB scholarships. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The details of the pre-matric WB scholarships eligibility criteria are as follows: 

WB Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Pre-Matric WB Scholarships
  • The applicants should be bonafide residents of West Bengal.
  • They should study in a recognised school or institution.
  • The candidates should have secured at least 50% (or equivalent grade) in the previous qualifying examination except for the students of class I.
  • The family income should exceed INR 2,00,000 per annum.
  • For SC/ST Students
    • The candidates studying classes IX and X can apply to the pre-matric WB scholarships.
    • They should belong to the SC/ST category.
  • For Minority Students
    • The students from classes I to X can apply to the pre-matric WB scholarships.
    • They should belong to the minority communities such as Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi or Sikh.

Rewards 

The West Bengal government will offer up to INR 11,000 to the selected students. The reward details of the pre-matric WB scholarships are as follows: 

WB Scholarships Rewards
Pre-Matric WB Scholarships for SC/ ST Students
  • The students of the SC/ST category will receive the following WB scholarship amount each month for ten months in a year:
    • Hostellers - INR 750
    • Day scholars - INR 150
  • Additionally, the government will pay the following Adhoc grant to the students every year:
    • Hostellers - INR 1,000
    • Day scholars - INR 750
Pre-Matric WB Minority Scholarship
  • The proposed rate of pre-matric WB minority scholarship amount are as follows:
  • Classes I to V
    • Hostels - Nil
    • Day scholars - Up to INR 1,100
  • Classes VI to X
    • Hostellers - Up to INR 11,000
    • Day scholars - Up to INR 5,500

Important Date 

The last date to apply for the pre-matric minority West Bengal scholarships is December 15th, 2021.

Post-Matric WB Scholarships 

The backward classes welfare department and the minority affairs and madrasah education department provide the post-matric WB scholarships for SC/ST, OBC and minority categories. Students from class XI to the PhD level can avail benefits of the post-matric WB scholarships. The selected candidates will receive up to INR 16,500 per annum. Scroll down to learn more details about the pre-matric West Bengal scholarships. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The OBC, ST/ST and minority candidates of West Bengal should fulfil the following WB scholarship eligibility criteria: 

WB Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Post-Matric West Bengal Scholarships
  • The candidates should be domiciled in West Bengal.
  • They should be in class XI or above.
  • The candidates should study in an institution recognised by the central or state government.
  • They should secure 50% marks (or an equivalent grade) to obtain the benefits of the post-matric WB scholarships.
  • Students should not be studying in institutions located outside West Bengal.
  • For SC/ST Students
    • The students should belong to the SC/ST category.
    • Their family income should not exceed INR 2,50,000 per annum.
  • For OBC Students
    • The applicants should belong to the OBC category.
    • The student's family income should not be more than INR 1,00,000 per annum.
  • For Minority Category
    • Students should belong to the minority communities (Muslim, Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain).
    • Their annual family income should not exceed INR 2,00,000 from all sources.

Rewards 

The rewards of post-matric WB scholarships for SC/ST, OBC and minority candidates are as follows: 

WB Scholarships Rewards
Post-Matric WB Scholarships for SC/ ST Students
  • The SC/ST students will receive the following benefits each month:
  • Classes XI and XII, ITI and polytechnic diploma courses
    • Hostellers - INR 750
    • Day Scholars - INR - 230
  • General courses up to graduate level
    • Hostellers - INR 750
    • Day Scholars - INR - 300
  • BPharm, Bachelor in Nursing, LLB, BHM and postgraduate degree, etc.
    • Hostellers - INR 820
    • Day Scholars - INR - 530
  • Medicine, engineering, BSc in agriculture, LLM, MPhil, PhD
    • Hostellers - INR 1,200
    • Day Scholars - INR - 550
Post-Matric WB Scholarship for OBC Students
  • OBC category students will receive the following benefits each month:
  • Classes XI and XII, ITI and polytechnic diploma courses
    • Hostellers - INR 260
    • Day Scholars - INR - 160
  • General courses up to graduate level
    • Hostellers - INR 400
    • Day Scholars - INR - 210
  • BPharm, Bachelor in Nursing, LLB, BHM and postgraduate degree, etc.
    • Hostellers - INR 510
    • Day Scholars - INR - 335
  • Medicine, engineering, bSc in agriculture, LLM, MPhil, PhD
    • Hostellers - INR 750
    • Day Scholars - INR - 350
Post-Matric WB Minority Scholarship
  • Minority students will receive the following benefits in a year:
  • Classes XI and XII, ITI and polytechnic diploma courses
    • Hostellers - INR 15,200
    • Day Scholars - INR - 13,500
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate degree
    • Hostellers - INR 9,600
    • Day Scholars - INR - 6,600
  • MPhil and PhD
    • Hostellers - INR 16,500
    • Day Scholars - INR - 9,300

Important Date 

The last date to apply for the post-matric WB scholarships is January 15th, 2022.

Merit-cum-Means WB Scholarship for Technical and Professional Courses 

The state government of West Bengal offers merit-cum-means WB scholarships to students pursuing technical and professional courses. Candidates studying in listed institutions located outside Went Bengal can also apply to this WB scholarship scheme. They can obtain the list of eligible institutions on the official West Bengal minorities' development and finance corporation website. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The students should fulfil the following requirements to apply for the merit-cum-means WB scholarship 2021: 

WB Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Merit-cum-Means WB Minority Scholarship
  • The candidates should be permanent residents of West Bengal.
  • They should belong to the minority community.
  • They should have enrolled in a technical or professional course such as medicine, engineering, law, management, CA, etc.
  • The students should obtain at least 50% marks in the Class XII or graduation exam.

Rewards 

The selected students will receive the WB scholarship amount for ten months in an academic year. The rewards are as follows: 

WB Scholarship Rewards
Merit-cum-Means WB Minority Scholarship
  • The hostellers will receive a total of INR 33,000 per annum in the following manner:
    • Admission and tuition fee - INR 22,000
    • Maintenance allowance - INR 11,000
  • The day scholars will receive a total of INR 27,500 per annum in the following manner:
    • Admission and tuition fee - INR 22,000
    • Maintenance allowance - INR 5,500
  • Additionally, the government will reimburse the full course fee for the eligible institutions.

Important Date 

Interested students should apply for the merit-cum-means  scholarship by January 15th, 2022.

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means WB Minority Scholarship 

West Bengal students from minority communities and studying class XI or higher can apply to the Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means WB scholarship. The government will award up to INR 8,000 per month to the selected students. The WB scholarship amount for the Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means scholarship will vary according to the class levels. 

Read more on the Swami Vivekananda scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria 

The WB scholarship eligibility criteria of Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means WB minority scholarship are as follows: 

WB Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means WB Scholarship
  • The students should be bonafide residents of West Bengal.
  • They should be studying class XI or higher grades.
  • They should have cleared one of the following board exams:
    • West Bengal board of secondary education
    • West Bengal Council of higher secondary education
    • West Bengal Madrasah education board
    • Other recognised boards by the state
  • Students pursuing higher secondary level, polytechnic or bachelor's degree should have obtained at least 75% marks in the previous exam.
  • Those pursuing a masters degree should secure a minimum of 55% marks in the Honours subject.
  • Applicants studying post-graduation in engineering should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in bachelor in engineering.
  • The candidate should either be a Christian, Muslim, Jain, Buddhist, Parsee or Sikh.
  • The students should be studying in institutions located in West Bengal.
  • The applicants should have cleared the exams in the current year.
  • Their annual family income should not be more than INR 2,50,000.

Rewards 

The government will reward the students based on their academic merit and economic background. The selected candidates for the Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means West Bengal scholarship will receive the following benefit: 

WB Scholarship Rewards

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means West Bengal Scholarship

  • The government will grant them a WB scholarship amount ranging from INR 12,000 to 60,000 per annum.

Important Date

The last date to apply for the Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means scholarship for minorities is January 15th, 2022.

Post-Matric Stipend Under Talent Support Programme (TSP) 

The West Bengal state government will grant stipends to students pursuing the post-matric level of education through the talent support programme. Therefore, students from class XI are eligible to apply to this WB scholarship 2021. However, it will not cover technical and professional courses. 

Read more on the West Bengal talent support stipend scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

The students applying for the post-matric stipend under the talent support programme should fulfil the following requirements: 

WB Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Post-Matric Stipend Under Talent Support Programme (TSP)
  • The applicants should be domiciled in West Bengal and should belong to the minority community.
  • Students from class XI to PhD level (except technical and professional courses) can apply to this WB scholarship 2021 scheme.
  • They should study in recognised institutions located in West Bengal.
  • Students studying through distance education are not eligible.
  • They should have obtained at least 50% marks in the previous qualifying examination.
  • Their family income should not exceed INR 2,00,000 per annum.

Rewards

The selected will receive the following benefits under the Talent Support Programme (TSP): 

WB Scholarship Rewards
Post-Matric Stipend Under Talent Support Programme (TSP)
  • The selected students will receive a post-matric scholarship stipend ranging from INR 2,550 to INR 4,900 per annum.

Important Date

The last date to apply for the state-sponsored Talent Support Programme (TSP) is January 15th, 2022.

G P Birla Scholarship 

The G P Birla educational foundation provides the G P Birla scholarship to West Bengal students who have cleared the class XII examination. Candidates pursuing a degree in science, arts, commerce, medicine, engineering, architecture, etc., can apply to this West Bengal scholarship 2021. The providers will award over 100 students every year. 

Eligibility Criteria

The students applying for the G P Birla scholarship should fulfil the following requirements: 

WB Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
G P Birla Scholarship
  • The candidates should be West Bengal domiciles.They should have cleared the state board class XII exams with at least 80% marks.
  • Those who have completed their class XII from the central board should obtain a minimum of 85% marks.
  • Their family income should not exceed INR 3,00,000 per annum.
    • Note: However, the management will relax the income ceiling for candidates who have secured 95% (or more) in the state board and 97% (or more) in the central board.
  • They should be pursuing a course in arts, science, commerce, engineering, medicine, architecture, law chartered accountancy, cost accountancy and company secretaryship.

Rewards

The providers will give the first preference to students in need of financial help. They will offer the following rewards to the selected students: 

WB Scholarship Rewards
G P Birla Scholarship
  • The students will receive up to INR 50,000 per annum.
  • In addition, the students in the first year will receive INR 7,000 as a one time payment.

 

Fullerton India Scholarship 

The Fullerton India scholarship offers financial aid to underprivileged West Bengal students from class IX to class XII. Fullerton India sponsors the scholarship as a part of the CSR programme. Besides West Bengal, the scholarship is also available to the students of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. 

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should meet the following WB scholarship eligibility criteria to obtain this West Bengal scholarship 2021: 

WB Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Fullerton India Scholarship
  • The candidates should be domiciles of West Bengal.
  • Students from class IX to class XII are eligible.
  • They should study in recognised schools.
  • The students should have obtained at least 60% in the previous qualifying examination.
  • The family income should not exceed INR 4,00,000 per annum from all the sources.

Rewards

The objective of the WB scholarship 2021 is to offer monetary help to students in need. The will provide the following reward to the candidates: 

WB Scholarship Rewards
Fullerton India Scholarship
  • The selected students will receive INR 10,000 to aid their educational costs.

 

Application Process 

Students can apply to the central and state-funded WB scholarships through the OASIS portal and West Bengal minorities' development and finance corporation portal. However, the application process will vary for WB scholarships funded by private organisations. The candidates can scroll down to learn about the WB scholarship portals. 

West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC) 

The students can apply for the following West Bengal scholarships on the WBMDFC portal: 

  • Pre-matric WB minority scholarship
  • Post-matric scholarship for minorities
  • Merit-cum-means West Bengal scholarship for minorities
  • Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means WB scholarship for minorities
  • Post-matric stipend under Talent Support Programme (TSP) 

Oasis West Bengal Scholarship Portal

The applications for the following WB scholarships are available on the Oasis WB scholarship  portal: 

  • Pre-matric scholarship for SC/ST category
  • Post-matric scholarship for SC/ST category
  • Post-matric scholarship for OBC category 

Fullerton India Scholarship 

  • Interested candidates can apply to the Fullerton India EB scholarship through the organisation's official website. 

G P Birla WB Scholarship 

  • The application forms for the G P Birla WB scholarship is available on its official website.

How to Apply on the WBMDFC Portal? 

The West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC) portal provides WB scholarships for minority communities. The minority affairs and madrasah education department manages the website. It is user friendly even for people with disabilities. The West Bengal scholarship online application process are as follows: 

Step 1: The candidates should visit the official West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC) website.

Step 2: The first-time applicants should click on the new registration button available on the homepage.

WB Scholarship - Registration

Step 3: Next, they should select the district where their institution is located.

WB Scholarship - Select District

 

Step 4: After selecting the location, the applicants should fill the registration form. There are two sections, that is student registration and scheme eligibility. The students should click on the submit and proceed button after filling each section.

WB Scholarship Registration Form
WB Scholarship Registration Process

Step 5: Upon successful registration, the candidates can view a temporary user ID and password on their registered mobile number and email.

Step 6: The applicants should open the mail from WBMDFC and click here to the login button.

WB Scholarship - Login

Step 7: Now, the candidates can log in with their credentials and change the passwords.

Step 8: After logging in, they can apply to the WB scholarships for minorities by filling in the application form with basic, academic and bank details.

 WB Scholarship - Application

Step 9: Next, they should click on the click here button after verifying all WB scholarship details to complete the West Bengal scholarship online application process.

Step 10: After submitting the West Bengal scholarship online form, the candidates should click on the print application button to take a print-out of the application form.

 WB Scholarship Application Form

Step 11: The students will receive a computer-generated WB scholarship online application form. They should take a print-out, attach the required documents and submit them.

 Note: West Bengal students can find more scholarships to benefit the minorities on the WBMDFC scholarship.

How to Apply on the Oasis Portal? 

The WB scholarships available on the Oasis portal are also known as Oasis scholarships. The backward classes welfare department and tribal development department provide scholarships for the SC, ST and OBC categories on the West Bengal scholarship portal. Students applying for the first time should complete the registration process to obtain the login credentials. After receiving the login credentials, they can effortlessly use the Oasis scholarship. 

The applicants can also renew the scholarships by clicking on the renew scholarship button visible on the homepage. In addition to SC/ST and OBC, the state departments also provide a WB scholarship scheme for children whose parents are engaged in unclean occupation. In addition, this WB scholarship portal offers a feature for the students to track their application status in real-time. 

Read more on Oasis Scholarship 2021.

How to Apply for Fullerton India Scholarship? 

The Fullerton India scholarship is available to West Bengal students from class IX to class XII. Fullerton India provides the scholarship to prevent dropouts and encourage young students to complete their education. Interested students can register and submit the all West Bengal scholarship form online through a partner website. 

Read more on Fullerton India Scholarship

How to Apply for the G P Birla Scholarship? 

The G P Birla educational foundation has launched the G P Birla scholarship as part of the CSR programme. It recognises and awards students with an excellent academic record. However, the students should apply for the G P Birla scholarship through offline mode. They can download the WB scholarship form, attach it with required documents and post it to G P Birla educational foundation.

Read more on the G P Birla Educational Foundation Scholarship.

Essential Documents for WB Scholarships 

The candidates should submit the necessary documents while applying for the WB scholarships. They should ensure the documents contain factual and authenticated information. The essential documents of the West Bengal scholarship list 2021 are as follows: 

  • Passport size photo
  • Domicile certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Proof of admission
  • Marksheets
  • Aadhaar card
  • Income certificate issued by the competent government authority

Contact Details of WB Scholarships 

If any queries regarding the WB scholarships, the candidates can reach out to the concerned departments. The contact details are as follows: 

  • WB scholarship helpline number for minority students: 1800-120-2130
  • WB scholarship helpline number for SC/ST and OBC students: +91-84-20-02-3311
  • For G P Birla Scholarship
    • Phone Number: +91-8479915170
    • Email ID: [email protected]
    • Address: GP Birla Educational Foundation, Chetan Agarwal, 78, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Kolkata-700019
  • For Fullerton Scholarship

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