Swami Vivekananda Scholarship – Benefits, Reward and Eligibility

Minorities are a constant subject of education empowerment initiatives both by the central government and the state governments. A lot of education support and welfare schemes are launched every year to support this segment of the society. Students from the minority communities viz Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains are notified as minority by the government of India. Such students can avail various scholarship schemes offered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

One such scholarship that is offered by West Bengal Minorities’ Development and Finance Corporation (A statutory Corporation under Minority Affairs &Madrasha Education Department, Government of West Bengal) is the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship formally known as the Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities. Here are the details about this scheme including overview of the scholarship, eligibility criteria, important dates, application procedure, documents required and all the important application links.

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About Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Scheme: Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship for Minorities

Offered by: West Bengal Minorities’ Development and Finance Corporation (A statutory Corporation under Minority Affairs &Madrasha Education Department, Government of West Bengal)
Objective: To support meritorious students from financially poor families
Meant for: The scholarship is meant for students of Class 11 and above

Eligibility Criteria :-  The following minority community students are eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • Students who are of West Bengal domicile and are studying in this state
  • Students who are at the Higher Secondary level or Diploma must have at least 75% marks in 10th excluding optional subjects
  • Students who are at the undergraduate level must have at least 75% marks in 12th including two language subjects on five subjects
  • Students who are at postgraduate level must have at least 55% marks in graduation in general education or engineering
  • Students who are from a family whose annual family income is INR 250000 or less

Application Process :-  To apply for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship, students need to follow the below provided steps:

  • Register on Buddy4Study
  • Login and create your profile
  • Apply for Swami Vivekananda merit cum means scholarship
  • You’ll be redirected to http://www.svmcm.wbmdfc.co.in/
  • Choose registration category
  • Fill the details and upload required documents
  • Submit the application form

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Documents Required :-  Please ensure that you upload all the required documents. Failure to upload any document or uploading incorrect/fake documents can lead to rejection of the scholarship application. Here is the list of the required documents:

  • Both side of the Mark sheet of the last examination
  • Admit card of Madhyamik or equivalent examination
  • Income certificate in the prescribed format
  • First page of bank pass book mentioning clearly the A/C no. and IFSC details
  • Voter Id/Aadhaar card etc
  • Recent Photograph(size must between 100 to 120 KB)
  • Institute verification form duly authenticated by the Head of the Institution (HOI) in the prescribed format.

Official Scholarship Application Links :-  To apply for the scholarship and to more about the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship, please visit the below provided links:

Buddy4Study Scholarship Application Link:- 


Scholarship Reward :-  
The Swami Vivekananda Scholarship offers numerous rewards ranging from INR 1000 to INR 8000. Here are the details of the awards:

Directorate of Public Instruction(DPI) (Studying in General degree colleges or Universities) INR 1000 to 8000
Directorate of school Education(DSE) INR 1000
Directorate of Madrasah Education(DME) INR 1000
Studying in Engineering or technical colleges or Universities INR 5000
Directorate of technical Education and Training(DTE & T) (Studying in polytechnic colleges or institutions) INR 1500
Directorate of Medical Education (DME) (Studying in Medical colleges or Institutions) INR 1500 and INR 5000

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