Financial Support of the Government to the students

The Government of West Bengal extends all kinds of support to students across the state in form of scholarships with the motto to make higher Education accessible to all. The numbers of scholarships as well as the beneficiaries have increased overtime and have encouraged students to fulfill their dreams in higher education. A list of scholarships of the Government of West Bengal is as follows:

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (SVMCM)
1. This Scholarship has been introduced to help the meritorious and poor students of Class 11 to PhD level to ensure continuity of Higher Education.
2 Total 9, 05,420 candidates have been registered for the SVMCM Scholarship till March 2022.
3 6,02,231 number of beneficiaries have been covered under the SVMCM Scholarship in the year 2021-2022.
Kanyashree Prakalpa : K1, K2 & K3

Kanyashree Prakalpa K1, K2, & K3 are school and college level scholarships. Kanyashree, a scheme of the Government of West Bengal, is offered by the Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, for the girl students of West Bengal who are aged between 13 to 18. Kanyashree Prakalpa helps students to continue their education for a long period of time. The candidates, who are selected for the scholarship, are provided financial assistance of Rs 1000/- annually till she completes 18 year age. For the girls between ages 18 to 19, one time grant of Rs 25,000 is given. Kanyashree Scholarship K3 is also applicable for the girl students who are currently pursuing their Postgraduate degree from any University. Kanyashree Prakalpa received national and international recognition for its design and governance features. Girl students, who are already registered for the K2 scheme, are eligible for K3 scheme. To apply for the Kanyashree K3 scheme, students must have undergraduate degree with at least 45% marks and has to take admission in any Postgraduate course under any University. Open/Distance University students are not eligible for this Kanyashree K3 scholarship. There is no maximum age limit to apply for Kanyashree K3 Prakalpa. Over years, Kanyashree Prakalpa has been successful to facilitate female students to continue with higher education in a sustainable manner in West Bengal.

K3 Scholarship
1. A Sub-scheme of SVMCM Scholarship to help the female students to pursue Postgraduate studies.
2 22,782 beneficiaries have been covered under this K3 Scholarship in the year 2021-2022.
Hindi Scholarship Scheme

In order to encourage the study of Hindi in Non-Hindi speaking states, Government of India has implemented the Hindi Scholarship Scheme for the post-matric students [H.S., U.G., P.G., and Research (M. Phil. / Ph.D. etc)]. The scholarship is given to students whose mother tongue is not Hindi and who are studying in a Non-Hindi speaking state in a recognized full-time course with Hindi as the sole subject or as one of the combination subjects. The total quota of Hindi Scholarships for West Bengal is 239.