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Swami Vivekananda (Bikash Bhavan) Scholarship 2023-24

Swami Vivekananda (Bikash Bhavan) Scholarship 2023-24

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM) is one of the most famous scholarships for 10th and 12th pass-out students of West Bengal.

Meritorious students from low-income households in the state of West Bengal receive the SVMCM scholarship to help them financially in their higher studies. This scholarship is also famously known as the Bikash Bhavan scholarship.

In this article, you will get to know the following details about the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means/Bikhas Bhavan Scholarship:

Now let’s see each of these points in detail.

About Swami Vivekananda (Bikash Bhavan) Scholarship

Name of ScholarshipSwami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means/Bikash Bhavan Scholarship
Provided ByWest Bengal Government
BeneficiariesStudents of West Bengal
Minimum Eligibility60% in 10th Class
AmountUp to Rs.10,000
ObjectiveFinancial Support to meritorious Students from low-income families

Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means (SVMCM) Scholarship Scheme has been introduced and funded by the government of West Bengal.

With this scholarship, meritorious students can complete higher studies in various institutions in West Bengal.

Students of Class XI and XII, Under Graduate level students in Engineering, Medical and Technical / Professional courses along with Under Graduate, Post Graduate level students pursuing General Degree courses are all benefited under this scheme.

Eligibility of Swami Vivekananda (Bikash Bhavan) scholarship

You need to fulfill the following criteria for applying for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021-22

  1. The student must be a permanent resident of West Bengal.
  2. The students must pass the last examination from West Bengal board, council or any university of West Bengal.
  3. The students will also have to currently study in any institution in West Bengal.
  4. Students who will apply for the HS level examination must have 60% marks in class X.
  5. Those who will apply for UG level will have to score 60% marks in HS level.
  6. Those who will apply for post graduate courses will have to score 55% marks in UG level.
  7. The annual income of the family must not exceed Rs. 250000 per year. Candidate’s family earning more than this amount is not eligible for the scholarship.

Swami Vivekananda (Bikash Bhavan) scholarship amount

The amount of Scholarship offered under the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Scheme by the West Bengal government is provided below:

CourseScholarship Amount
Higher secondaryRs. 1000 per month
High MadrasahRs. 1000 per month
Diploma CoursesRs. 1500 per month
Undergraduates in ArtsRs. 1000 per month
Undergraduates in commerceRs. 1000 per month
Undergraduates in scienceRs. 1500 per month
Undergraduates in other professional coursesRs. 1500 per month
Postgraduates in ArtsRs. 2000 per month
Postgraduates in CommerceRs. 2000 per month
Postgraduates in ScienceRs. 2500 per month
Postgraduates in other professional coursesRs. 2500 per month
NON-NET M.Phil/ Ph.DRs. 5000 – Rs.8000 per month
Undergraduate or postgraduates in EngineeringRs. 5000 per month
Undergraduate in Medical streamRs. 5000 per month

How to apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

To apply for the West Bengal Swami Vivekananda scholarship you need to visit its official website and register yourself.

For a detailed step by step guide on how to apply see the article given below:

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Selection Process of Swami Vivekananda (Bikash Bhavan) Scholarship

The selection of the students for the scholarship is done on the basis of marks scored in the last exam and after that on the basis of family income.

A merit list is prepared on the basis of the criteria mentioned above. After that, all the documents are verified properly by the department.

Finally, the scholarships are distributed to the selected students.

Renewal process of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

For the renewal of your SVMCM Scholarship, you need to visit the Official Website of the scholarship. Then you need to Log In and apply for Renewal by submitting the appropriate documents.

Important Dates of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Important dates related to the Swami Vivekananda (Bikash Bhavan) scholarship are,

Start of scholarship applicationJuly 12, 2023
Last Date of scholarship application
Start of application renewalJuly 12, 2023
Last for application renewal