Swami Vivekananda Scholarship, Eligibility, Documents, Application Process

The Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2023-24 is open for applications until March 31, 2024. It’s available for all courses and aims to support students with financial difficulties who are pursuing their education. This scholarship is only for students in West Bengal. The scholarship program has been updated to benefit more students.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2023-24

The Swami Vivekananda Scholarship, also known as the Bikash Bhaban Scholarship, is open for new applications from 12th grade students starting July 12, 2023. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2024. Students can apply online at the official website, svmcm.wbhed.gov.in, by filling out the form and uploading the necessary documents.

Scholarship NameSwami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)
Scholarship Funded ByHigher Education Department, Bikash Bhaban (Government of West Bengal)
Official Portalsvmcm.wbhed.gov.in
Application ModeOnline Register & Apply via SVMCM Portal
Application Start Date12th July, 2023
Last date of Application31 March 2024 
Scholarship AmountRs. 12,000 to 96,000 per year
Portal Current VersionSVMCM (V4.0)
Application TypeFresh Registration & Renewal Application
Marks Percentage Needed for Application60% in Board Exam


The SVMCM 4.0 scholarship is open to minority students in West Bengal who are in higher education, including Polytechnic courses. It offers financial help to those who have graduated from the State Board, Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary, or Madrasah Education this year. Make sure to apply before the deadline.

Application TypeOpening Datesvmcm last date
Fresh Application 202312 July 202331 March 2024
Renewal Application 202312 July 202331 March 2024

SVMCM 4.0 Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

The SVMCM Scholarship is open to students from 11th grade to postgraduate levels. To qualify, students must meet certain academic standards. Additionally, their family’s annual income must be less than Rs. 2,50,000 to be eligible for any scholarship.

Current Course of StudyLast Exam Passed in Current Year% achieved in the last ExamAmount of Scholarship/month
Higher SecondaryMadhyamik or equivalent. The percentage to be calculated excludes optional elective subjects.0.751000/-
Diploma (Polytechnic)1. Pharmacy,
2. Modern office practice and management and
3. 3-D Animation & Graphics for 2-year duration
4. H.S (Vocational courses for 2nd Year diploma Polytechnic courses on lateral entry basis)
Graduation levelHigher Secondary or equivalent. The aggregate (75%) will be calculated out of the Best of five.0.751000/- to 5000/-
Post-Graduation LevelThe general subject at the Graduation level0.532000/- to 5000/-

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2023-24 Amount 

  • Undergraduate students need a 60% score. They receive Rs. 1000 monthly.
  • Arts/Commerce postgraduates need at least 53%. They get Rs. 2000 monthly.
  • Science postgraduates also need 53%. They get Rs. 2500 monthly.
  • MPhil students will receive Rs. 5000 monthly.
  • PhD students will receive Rs. 8000 monthly.
  • Engineering undergraduates need 60%, and postgraduates need 55%. Both will get Rs. 5000 monthly.
  • Medical undergraduates need 60% and will get Rs. 5000 monthly.
  • Diploma students will receive Rs. 1500 monthly.
DPIUG (ARTS)At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam1000/-
UG(COMMERCE)At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam1000/-
UG (SCIENCE)At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam1500/-
UG (OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, UGC APPROVED)At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam1500/-
PG (ARTS)At least 53% marks for SVMCM and 45% for Kanyashree(K3 applicants in Last Qualifying Exam2000/-
PG (COMMERCE)At least 53% marks for SVMCM and 45% for Kanyashree(K3 applicants in Last Qualifying Exam2000/-
PG (SCIENCE)At least 53% marks for SVMCM and 45% for Kanyashree(K3 applicants in Last Qualifying Exam2500/-
PG (OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, UGC APPROVED)At least 53% marks in Last Qualifying Exam2500/-
NON NET M.PHIL./NON NET PH.D.Date of Enrolment/Date of Registration not before 01.04.20175000/- / 8000/- Respectively
DSEHSAt least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam1000/-
D.El.EdAt least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam(Minimum Qualification H.S)1000/-
DTEUG (ENGG.), PG (ENGG.) AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES (AICTE APPROVED)UG: 1. 60% 2. 60% in Diploma Course from WBSCT&VE&SD for lateral entry scheme. PG: 55% in Graduation from any State University/AICTE approved institute institute in West Bengal5000/-
DTE&TPOLYTECHNIC (DIPLOMA COURSES)At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam1500/-
DMEUG (MEDICAL-DEGREE) AND DIPLOMA COURSESAt least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam5000/- AND 1500/- RESPECTIVELY

Document Required For SVMCM Scholarship 2023-24

  1. Marksheets
  2. Admit Card of the previous qualification
  3. Income proof
  4. Bank Passbook 
  5. Domicile Certificate
  6. Online Admission Receipt

SVMCM Scholarship Application Process

  1. Visit www.svmcm.wbhed.gov.in and click on ‘Fresh Application’.
  2. Register by providing their name, email, contact number, and date of birth.
  3. After registration, receive an Application ID and password.
  4. Log in using these details and fill in the application form, including academic scores.
  5. Scan and upload necessary documents and certificates (photocopies are not accepted).
  6. Review the form for errors before submitting.
  7. Wait for approval after submission.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Renewal

The renewal for the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship usually starts in July and ends in January. However, the last date for the 2023-24 renewal is March 31, 2024. To renew, you need to fill out a form and submit documents like your last year’s marks, income proof, caste or disability certificate (if needed), proof of residence, and a recent photo.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Status Check

After registering for the scholarship, students should check their dashboard for updates. If approved, the scholarship money will be transferred to their bank account. If not, they should contact the scholarship office to find out why.

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