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Aikyashree scheme of West Bengal

This topic provides information about Aikyashree scheme of West Bengal.

Aikyashree – West Bengal State Scholarships for Minority Students is a state government initiative of West Bengal implemented from the financial year 2019-20 onwards.

Types of scholarship

Three types of scholarships will be provided under this scheme

  • Pre-matric Scholarship (for meritorious students from Class-I to Class-X)
  • Post-matric Scholarship (for meritorious students from Class-XI to Ph. D), and
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarships (for pursuing technical & professional courses).

Eligibility

For Pre-matric Scholarship and Post-matric Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a domicile of West Bengal.
  • Must be studying in a School/ Institution recognized by an educational Board/ Council/ University of the State/ Central Government.
  • Must have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination.
  • The annual family income should not exceed Rs.2 lakh.
  • Students studying in institutes outside West Bengal will not be eligible for pre-matric or post-matric scholarship.

For Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

  • The applicant must be a domicile of West Bengal.
  • Must have got admission in a technical / professional course.
  • Must have secured at least 50% marks in the last Higher Secondary/ Graduation examination.
  • Annual family income of the student should not be more than Rs.2.5 lakh.
  • The students who are residents of West Bengal but pursuing studies in listed institutions located outside West Bengal, as may be notified from time to time by the West Bengal Minorities' Development and Finance Corporation, are also eligible for applying.

Selection procedure

Scholarships will be provided to eligible students in order of merit and subject to the budgetary allocation provided by the State Government. For renewal, the applicant will be eligible for the scholarship if he/she has obtained 50% marks in his/her previous examination.

Rate of scholarship


The proposed rates of scholarships are as follows:

Sl.
No.

Types of Scholarship

Class of Study

Day Scholars

Hosteller

Admission
fee & tuituion fee

Maintenance
Allowance

Total

Admission
fee & tuition fee

Maintenance
Allowance

Total

1

Pre Matric

I to V

0

1100

1100

0

0

0

VI to X

4400

1100

5500

4400

6600

11000

2

Post Matric

XI & XII

7700

2500

10200

7700

4200

11900

XI & XII (technical & vocational courses of this level)

11000

2500

13500

11000

4200

15200

Undergraduate & Post Graduate

3300

3300

6600

3300

6300

9600

M.Phil & PhD

3300

6000

9300

3300

13200

16500

3.

Merit-cum-Means

Medical Engineering, Management, Law, CA etc. courses

22000

5500

27500

22000

11000

33000

Note :

  • Admission and tuition fee are subject to actuals.
  • Hostellers include students not staying in hostel of the institute concerned but are staying as paying guest or on rent.
  • Maintenance allowance is payable for a period not exceeding 10 months in an academic year.
  • Full course fee may be reimbursed for the listed institutions.

How to apply

To apply online, click here

Source : West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation

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