Aikyashree 2021 - Scholarship, Registration, Important Dates, Eligibility, Benefits, Selection Process

Last Updated : 10 Jun 2021
Aikyashree

West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC) offers Aikyashree scholarship programme for providing financial support to meritorious students of the state at both school and college level. The scholarship is provided by the Government of West Bengal and its subsidiary boards to help candidates continue their higher studies. The scholarship programme was started for minority students such as Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis in West Bengal to provide them with more educational opportunities. The Aikyashree scheme covers entire educational expenses including hostel fees. Students from classes 1st to Ph.D level are eligible to apply. This article will provide you an overview of Aikyashree scholarships, eligibility, and application process.

Different Schemes under Aikyashree Scholarship

  1. WB Pre Matric Scholarship
  2. WB Post Matric Scholarship
  3. Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal
  4. Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)
  5. Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

Purpose of Aikyashree Scholarship

The purpose of the Aikyashree Scholarship is as follows:

  • Provide education loans for meritorious students from financially weaker sections of society to help them continue their studies.
  • To undertake programmes for empowering women from minority groups.
  • Training students for competitive exams.
  • Promote training programmes to upgrade skills.
  • Make students financially independent through education.
  • Improve literacy ratio in West Bengal.

Aikyashree Latest Update - The application process for Aikyashree Scholarship 2021 will begin tentatively in August 2021, if the 2020 schedule is followed.

Aikyashree - West Bengal Scholarship Highlights

Scholarship Name

Aikyashree Scholarship

Concerned Ministry

Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department, Government of West Bengal

Launched by

West Bengal minorities Development & Finance Corporation (WBMDFC)

Official Website

wbmdfcscholarship.org, www.wbmdfc.org

Launched for

Students belonging to Minority Communities viz. Muslims, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, Parsi, and Christian

Scholarship Type

State Government Scholarship, Scholarship for Financially Deprived

Class/ Course

Pre-Matric & Post-Matric

Year

2021

Application Mode

Online

State

West Bengal

Helpline Number

1800-120-2130 & 6290875550 (Technical Helpdesk)

Helpline Email ID

[email protected]

Aikyashree Scholarship 2021 - Important Dates

The application dates are scheduled solely at the discretion of the scholarship providing authority. The tentative dates are as under:

Scholarship Names

Application Process (Tentative)

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

May to July

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

July to September

West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC/ ST Students

September to November

West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC/ SC/ ST

September to November

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

October to December

Aikyashree: Quick Overview

Deadline 31 Aug 2021
Class / Course Pre-Matric, Post-Matric
Scholarship Type Scholarship for Financially Deprived, State Government Scholarship
Awarded Amount Entire educational expenses
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State West Bengal
Country India
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Available Application Forms

Aikyashree Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Conditions

West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship

  • Must have a domicile of West Bengal
  • Must be a student of class 9th or 10th
  • Must belong to SC or ST category
  • Annual family income must not exceed ₹ 2 lakh

West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship

  • Must have WB domicile
  • Must belong to OBC, SC, or ST category
  • Must be studying in Class 11th, 12th, Graduation or Post Graduation
  • Annual family income must not exceed ₹ 1 lakh (for OBC), ₹ 2 lakh (for SC), and ₹ 2.5 lakh (for ST) category

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

  • Must have domicile of West Bengal
  • Only female students can apply
  • Should have passed class 12th from a recognised board
  • Must be aspiring to pursue Engineering, Medical or Basic Science courses from a recognised institute in West Bengal

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

  • Must have a domicile of West Bengal
  • Must be studying in class 11th or 12th OR pursuing graduation (general, engineering, medical, technical/ professional courses)

If student is in class 11th or 12th, then he must have secured a minimum of 75% marks in class 10th

If a student is in graduation, he must have secured at least 75% marks in class 12th

  • Annual family income must not exceed ₹ 2.5 lakh
  • Those pursuing M.Phil. or Doctoral courses from state-aided institutions are also eligible.

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

  • Must be a resident of West Bengal
  • Should be from a non-Hindi speaking state
  • Must have passed any one of - Madhyamik, Higher Secondary, Graduation, Post Graduation or any equivalent course
  • Must have secured a minimum of 60% marks in the last qualifying exam with Hindi as one of the subjects

Aikyashree Scholarship Benefits

WB Pre Matric Scholarship

Provided by: Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal

  • Students can avail scholarship amounts ranging from ₹ 150 to ₹ 750 per month.
  • In addition to the scholarship amount, students will also get an Ad hoc reward of up to ₹ 1,000 per year.

WB Post Matric Scholarship

Provided by: Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal

  • Students will get a scholarship amount of ₹ 160 to ₹ 1200 per month.

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

Provided by: Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata

  • Selected students will get ₹ 3,000 per month.
  • Students will also get a yearly book grant of ₹ 2000 in addition to the scholarship amount.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)

Provided by: Government of West Bengal

  • Financial support of up to ₹ 8,000 per month will be given based on the level of course.

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

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

  • Students will get a scholarship amount ranging from ₹ 300 to ₹ 1,000 per month.

Scholarship Incentives for Hostellers

Scholarship Type

Classes

Admission Fee and Tuition Fee Waiver

Maintenance Allowance Waiver

Total Benefit

Pre-Matric

6th to 10th

₹ 4,400

₹ 6,600

₹ 11,000

Post-Matric

11th and 12th

₹ 7,700

₹ 4,200

₹ 11,900

11th and 12th (vocation and technical courses)

₹ 11,000

₹ 4,200

₹ 15,200

UG and PG

₹ 3,300

₹ 6,300

₹ 9,600

M.Phil.

₹ 3,300

₹ 13,200

₹ 16,500

Merit-cum-Means

Engineering, Medical, Law, Chartered Accountant

₹ 22,000

₹ 11,000

₹ 33,000

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Scholarship Incentive for Day Scholars

Scholarship Type

Classes

Admission Fee and Tuition Fee Waiver

Maintenance Allowance Waiver

Total Benefit

Pre-Matric

1st to 5th

-

₹ 1,100

₹ 1,100

6th to 10th

₹ 4,400

₹ 1,100

₹ 5,500

Post-Matric

11th and 12th

₹ 7,700

₹ 2,500

₹ 10,200

11th and 12th (technical and vocational)

₹ 11,000

₹ 2,500

₹ 13,500

UG and PG

₹ 3,300

₹ 3,300

₹ 6,600

M.Phil

₹ 3,300

₹ 6,000

₹ 9,300

Merit-cum-Means

Engineering, Medical, Law, Management, Chartered Accountant

₹ 22,000

₹ 5,500

₹ 27,500

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Aikyashree Scholarship Application Process

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility conditions carefully before applying for the scholarship. Here are the steps to be followed for submitting the applications.

Documents Required for Application Submission

Keep the following documents ready before applying for the scholarship:

  • Applicant’s passport size photograph
  • Fee receipt of the current year
  • Self-attested certificate of previous year’s mark sheet
  • Income certificate
  • Self-certified community certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Bank account details

Steps for Aikyashree Application Submission

  • Visit the official website at wbmdfcscholarship.org.
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ option.
  • Select the district of your institute.
  • Enter details such as name, guardian’s name, DoB, mobile number, email ID, bank account number, etc. Click ‘Submit and Proceed’.
  • Now provide details such as current institution, its location, class, course name, last exam passed, board name, year of passing, percentage marks obtained, annual family income, and email ID.
  • Check the details carefully and click the ‘Submit and Proceed’ button.
  • After submitting the information, a temporary user id will be generated.
  • Check your registered email ID for the password.
  • Now, log in using your user ID and password.
  • Enter basic information, academic information, and bank account information.
  • Verify all details by clicking on the ‘Preview’ tab.
  • Click the ‘Final Submit’ tab.
  • After checking all the information in the application form, click on the ‘Print Application’ button.
  • Submit the hard copy of the application form along with the photocopy of your bank passbook at the concerned institute.

Aikyashree Scholarship - Selection Process

The scholarships will be provided under two categories:

New Scholarship - Scholarship will be offered based on the eligibility and merit of the student, provided the budget available.

Renewal Scholarship - Only those students who have secured 50% marks in the previous exam will be considered for scholarship renewal.


Aikyashree - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: How can I apply for Scholarship renewal?

You can apply for application renewal by visiting the official website and accessing the application renewal option.

Question 2: Can I withdraw my application?

Yes. Withdrawal of application can be done through the ‘Application Renewal’ option.

Question 3: I forgot my User ID for Aikyashree Scholarship login. How can I get a new user ID?

You will not get a new user Id. But, you can retrieve the old one using the ‘Forgot User ID’ option in the student login window.

Question 4: I forgot the password for my Aikyashree Scholarship login. Please provide the steps to access my portal.

You can retrieve the password through the ‘Forgot Password’ option under the student’s login window on the official website. The password will be sent to your registered mobile number.

Question 5: Can students from other states apply for the Aikyashree Scholarship?

No. Other states’ students can only apply for the ‘Hindi Scholarship Scheme’ only if they are currently residing in West Bengal.




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