The Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (SVMCM Scholarship) is an initiative of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), an organization dedicated to the spread of knowledge, understanding, and culture. This scholarship is awarded to students from economically weaker sections of society, who are aspiring to pursue higher education. The main aim of this scholarship is to help these students fulfill their dreams of pursuing higher education, contributing to the overall growth and development of the nation.

SVMCM Scholarship

Applications are invited from self motivated and eligible candidates for the position of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship, West Bengal.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must belong to an economically weaker section of society as per the criteria laid down by the government of India.
  • The applicant must have secured at least 50% marks in the 10+2 level or an equivalent examination.
  • The applicant must have secured a minimum of 60% marks in the final examination of the course applied for, to be eligible for a merit scholarship.
  • For students seeking admission to vocational courses or any other courses under the jurisdiction of the BVB, the minimum qualifying marks for the scholarship shall be 40% marks.

Scholarship Amount

  • Higher Secondary (XI and XII): Rs 1,000
  • UG (Arts and Commerce): Rs 1,000
  • UG (Science & professional courses): Rs 1,500
  • PG (Arts & Commerce): Rs 2,000
  • PG (Science and professional courses) Rs 2,500
  • UG (Engineering / Medical/Honours): Rs 5,000
  • Diploma (Polytechnic / GNM / Para-medical): Rs 1,500

Admission Process

  • The applicant must submit the prescribed application form, duly filled in, along with the necessary documents, by the last date of submission specified in the advertisement.
  • The selection of candidates will be based on the following parameters: merit in the qualifying examination, academic performance, co-curricular activities, extra-curricular achievements, community service, and social commitment.
  • The BVB reserves the right to verify the documents of the selected candidates and to cancel their admission in case of any discrepancy.

Documents Required

  • The applicant must submit the duly filled application form, along with the necessary documents like:
    1. Photocopy of the birth certificate
    2. Photocopy of the 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination mark sheet
    3. Photocopy of the caste certificate, if applicable
    4. Passport-sized photographs
    5. The signed undertaking, in the format provided by the BVB, regarding the candidate’s acceptance of the scholarship, understanding of the rules and regulations of the BVB, and undertaking to follow the prescribed disciplinary rules and regulations of the institute.

SVMCM Scholarship: Awards

Selected candidates will receive the following benefits offered by the respective departments of the government of West Bengal under the SVMCM Scholarship Scheme:

                                                              Directorate of Public Instruction, West Bengal
CoursesAcademic RequirementsScholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
Undergraduate (Arts and Commerce)At least 60% marks in the last qualifying exam₹1,000
Undergraduate (Science)₹1,500
Undergraduate (Other Professional and UGC Approved Courses)₹1,500
Postgraduate (Arts and Commerce)At least 53% marks for SVMCM and 45% for Kanyashree (K3 applicants in last qualifying exam₹2,000
Postgraduate (Science)₹2,500
Postgraduate (Other Professional and UGC approved courses)At least 53% marks in last qualifying exam₹2,500
NON-NET M.Phil./NON-NET Ph.D.Date of Enrolment/Registration not before 01.04.2017₹5,000 and ₹8,000 respectively
                                                        Directorate of School Education, West Bengal
CoursesAcademic RequirementsScholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
Higher Secondary (HS)At least 60% marks in last qualifying exam₹1,000
Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed)At least 60% marks in last qualifying exam (Minimum Qualification, HS)₹1,000
                                                      Directorate of Technical Education, West Bengal
CoursesAcademic RequirementsScholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
UG (Engineering)Undergraduation: 1. 60% marks 2. 60% marks in Diploma Course from WBSCTVE&SD for lateral entry scheme₹5,000
PG (Engineering)55% marks in Graduation from any State University/AICTE approved institutes in West Bengal₹5,000
Other AICTE-approved Professional Courses55% marks in Graduation from any State University/AICTE approved institutes in West Bengal₹5,000
                                      Directorate of Technical Education and Training (DTET), West Bengal
CoursesAcademic RequirementsScholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
Polytechnic (Diploma Courses)At least 60% marks in last qualifying exam₹1,500
                                                Directorate of Medical Education, West Bengal
CoursesAcademic RequirementsScholarship Rate Per Month (₹)
UG (Medical-Degree) and Diploma CoursesAt least 60% marks in last qualifying exam₹5,000 and ₹1,500 Respectively

Important Dates

  • Last date of submission of the application form: The last date of submission of the application form varies for different courses and institutions. The candidates are advised to check the official website of the BVB for the specific last dates of submission.
  • Last date for submission of additional documents: If any additional documents are required from the selected candidates, they must be submitted before the specified last date.
  • Last date for verification of documents: The documents of the selected candidates will be verified up to the last date of verification, which also varies for different courses and institutions.

Contact Details

In case of any query, the applicants can contact the helpdesk on the following contact details:

  • Support Email ID: helpdesk.svmcm-wbgov.in  
  • Toll Free Number: 1800-102-8014

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