Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme 2019

Last Updated : 13 Nov 2019
Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship

Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme 2019 is now open for the meritorious and economically backward students belonging to the West Bengal studying at the higher secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate level. The scholarship programme is revamped in the year 2016 and provides opportunities to the financially deprived candidates to perform and prove their skills for the betterment of their lives. Shortlisted candidates of the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2019 will get a fellowship amount ranging from ₹ 12,000 per annum to ₹ 60,000 per annum, based on their capabilities.

Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship: Quick Overview

Deadline 15 Nov 2019
Class / Course Class 11, Class 12, Post Graduates, Undergraduates
Scholarship Type Need Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount Up to ₹ 60,000 per Annum
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State West Bengal
Country India
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Available Application Forms

Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2019 is a great initiative taken by the West Bengal Minorities’ Development & Finance Corporation, under the Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department, Government of West Bengal for the minority students of class 11 to postgraduate level. The last date to apply for the scholarship programme is 18th November 2019. Check more updates related to the fellowship scheme.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2019 – Offering Benefits

The duration of the scholarship period is one year only. Shortlisted candidates will get the fellowship benefits, as under:

  • Class 11th and Class 12th ₹ 10,000 + ₹ 1,500 as a basic maintenance allowance
  • Undergraduate level – ₹ 25,000 + ₹ 4,000 as a basic maintenance allowance and above
  • Postgraduate level – ₹ 30,000 + ₹ 5,000 as a basic maintenance allowance and above

Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme 2019 – Dates

Scholarship Events

Important Dates

Online application starts on

11th September 2019

Online application closes

18th November 2019

Announcement of shortlisted candidates name

January 2020

Distribution of the fellowship

January 2020 (Last-week)

 Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2019: Eligibility Criteria

Interested candidates need to fulfil the basic eligibility norms as guided below:

Class/ Courses


For class 11th and 12th students

  • A Candidate must have passed Madhyamik Pariksha or equivalent examination with 75% marks in aggregate.
  • Must have a domicile of West Bengal
  • Belong to the minority group/community
  • Annual family income must be less than 2.5 lakhs  

For Undergraduate level

  • Have a domicile certificate of West Bengal region.
  • Must have passed their higher secondary examination or equivalent with 75% marks (Best of five).

For Postgraduate level

  • Must have completed their bachelors in the relevant field with aggregate 60% marks.
  • Annual family income must be less than 2.5 lakhs

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application Form 2019 –

  • Visit the official website of the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2019.
  • Tap on the link, which says ‘New Registration’.
  • Choose the District where the candidate’s institute is situated and click on the 'Proceed' option.
  • Fill in the required details in the application form under 'Student Information' and 'Scheme Eligibility' sections.
  • Further, go to the 'Submit and Proceed' and note down the User ID as displayed on the screen.
  • Key in your communicating details such as the registered user id and password.
  • Enter all the necessary information under 'Basic Information', 'Academic Information', and 'Bank Account Details' section.
  • Cross-check and lock the application.
  • Print & submit the photocopy of the application form along with the requested documents to the concerned institute.

Required Documents for Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2019

A list of essential documents required for the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Scheme 2019:

  • Eligible mark sheet of the last academic examination
  • Proof of family income certificate
  • Bank passbook first page
  • Institute verification form attested by the Head of the Institution in the prescribed format