West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund

The West Bengal State Government Appeals ALL to contribute in West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund and assist the State in prevention and control of situation arising out of unforeseen emergencies like COVID-19 (CORONA).

The contributions can be made both in cash and kind. Bank details for cash contribution are as follows:

A/c Name : West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund Please CLICK the ICON below to make ONLINE PAYMENT
Bank : ICICI Bank Ltd., Branch: Howrah
A/c No : 628005501339
IFS Code : ICIC0006280
MICR Code : 700229010
For contribution in kind contact : wbsacs@gmail.com
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Applications are invited from Minority students for scholarship for the current year under “ SWAMI VIVEKANANDA MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR MINORITIES” for providing financial assistance to the meritorious students of West Bengal, pursuing higher studies. The Minority students of Post Madhyamik levels and onwards in regular courses including Polytechnic courses, who are resident in West Bengal and studying in educational institutions of this state after passing out in Current year from the State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary and Madrasah Education and State University may apply for this scholarship ( SVMCM for Minorities) subject to other eligibility criteria as stated below:-

Eligibility Criteria

1) Applicants must be domicile of West Bengal and has been continuing education in institutes situated in West Bengal.
2) Applicants must be continue his/her study in educational institutions of West Bengal after passing out in Current year from the West Bengal State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary and Madrasah Education and State University.
3) Students must belong to Minority Community (Muslim / Christian / Sikh / Buddhist / Parsee & Jain).
4) Annual family income not exceeding Rs. 2.5 lakhs (Certificate to be issued by any gazetted Officer not below the rank of Joint BDO).

Note:-Students are advised to submit only "One Application Form". In case if students submit more than one application form then all the applications submitted by students will be considered as "Duplicate" and will be "Rejected".

Specific eligibility criteria
Sl. No.Current Course of studyLast Exam Passed in Current Year% achieved in last ExamAmount of Scholarship / month
iHigher secondaryMadhyamik or equivalent. The percentage to be calculated excluding optional elective subjects.75%1000/-
iiDiploma (Polytechnic)• Madhyamik or equivalent for first year Diploma (polytechnic).
• H.S. or equivalent for Diploma in
1) Pharmacy,
2) Modern office practice & Management and
3) 3-D Animation & Graphics for 2 year duration
• H.S (Vocational courses for 2nd Year diploma Polytechnic courses on lateral entry basis)
iiiGraduation levelHigher Secondary or equivalent. The aggregate (75%) will be calculated out of Best of five.75%1000/- to 5000/-
ivPost-Graduation LevelGeneral subject at Graduation level53%`2000/- to 5000/-
Graduation level in case of Engineering/ Technical/Professional students55%

For Renewal Application
Applicant should apply through online mode using Login Id and Password as used at the time of first application through the website www.wbmdfcscholarship.in. The documents in original mentioned below must be uploaded and submitted the same within one month from the date of admission in the next higher class due to promotion by passing in the first attempt. ( in case of Semester mode - Mark sheet of 1st Semester and 2nd Semester for 2nd year renewal; 3rd Semester and 4th Semester for 3rd renewal in U.G. and mark sheet of 1st Semester and 2nd Semester for 2nd year renewal in case of P.G. All Semester Examinations need to be cleared in the first attempt). Renewal cases (applicable only at a particular level of study) will be sanctioned subject to good academic performance (Minimum 60% marks should be obtained from higher secondary Level to Undergraduate/Diploma Level at the promotional examination and 50% marks at Post Graduate Level).
For Renewal Application
The eligible students have to submit their online applications at web portal “www.wbmdfcscholarship.in”.
Following documents are to be uploaded at the time of filing online application:-
(i) Mark sheet of the last examination.
(ii) Income certificate in the prescribed format.
(iii) First page of bank pass book mentioning clearly the A/C no. and IFSC details
(iv) Institute verification form duly authenticated by the Head of the Institution (HOI) in the prescribed format.
After the submission of online application the candidates are required to collect the institute verification form from the portal. The same will be required to be authenticated by the HOI and finally uploaded to the portal.



  • The scheme benefits students of Class – XI and XII, and at under Graduate level in Engineering, Medical and Technical / Professional courses besides Under Graduate, Post Graduate level students pursuing General Degree courses. These scholarships will be sanctioned to deserving students on merit-cum-means criteria.
  • Students pursuing M.Phil courses and Doctoral courses (NON-NET JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW and NET-LECTURERSHIP) from State-aided Institutions will come under the purview of this Scholarship Scheme.
  • The upper ceiling for family income has been fixed at Rs.2,50,000/- per annum.

There will be no need to submit hard copy of the application.
Candidates opting for these scholarships and found eligible, will not be allowed to enjoy any other governmental (central/state) scholarship or stipend for the same course/stage of study. However, one time grants or assistances received from any source, or free or partly-free studentship allowed by the host institutions will not debar the students from availing of the benefits of this scheme.


The total family income for the prospective scholars will be not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum. While applying, all students will be required to enclose an Affidavit written on a Non-judicial Stamp Paper valued Rs. 10/- or more, and sworn by his/her parent/guardian before a Notary Public or a first-class magistrate, declaring their total family income from all sources (giving the detailed break-up) during the preceding financial year (i.e. from the 1st of April of the previous year to the 31st of March of the year of applying for the scholarship).
Any deliberate falsification in the Income documents discovered at any stage will be considered as a grievous offence and may invite serious disciplinary actions leading to (i) compulsory and immediate refund of the amount of scholarship already enjoyed by the scholar, (ii) complete forfeiture of his/her right to apply for any governmental scholarship in future and (iii) may also attract penal provisions of other relevant laws for the time being in force.


Candidates whose family income is not more than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum will be judged according to their academic merit in the under noted manner.

For HS - level

The minimum qualifying marks for being considered for award of scholarships will be 75% in aggregate, in Madhyamik Pariksha, and the total marks obtained in the Madhyamik Parkisha excluding pass marks in the additional subject, if any, will be the sole criterion for consideration. Candidates from outside the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

For Diploma - level

Students who are enrolled after passing out in Secondary (M.P) examination or its equivalent as stated above in 2016 for first year Diploma (Polytechnic) course[ H.S. Examination or its equivalent for Diploma in Pharmacy or Modern Office Practice and Management of two years duration] and after passing out in “West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training “ courses, which is equivalent to H.S Examination for 2nd year Diploma(Polytechnic) courses on lateral entry basis, will be eligible to apply. Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination for applying the scholarship [excluding the marks secured in the optional elective subject, if any].

For UG - level

The minimum qualifying marks for being considered for award of scholarships will be 75% in aggregate, in the H.S. Examination conducted by the W.B. Council of H.S. Education/Madrasha Siksha Parishad. For the UG (Arts), UG (Commerce), UG (Science) separate merit lists will be prepared.

For PG - level

Candidates should be graduates securing at least 53% marks in the Honours subject at the graduation level. The marks obtained in Honours subject will be the only deciding criterion academically for award of the PG-level scholarships.


Candidates for different categories will submit their applications online in the scholarship portal and applications i.r.o scholarship cases would be arranged in descending order (on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination apart from income/means criteria), and scholarship would be sanctioned as per the availability of fund and strictly on the basis of the merit list. fund may be transferred to the beneficiaries account if the documents are in order.

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