Aikyashree Scholarship 2022 – Online Application Form, Last Date, Renewal, Eligibility

Aikyashree Scholarship is initiated by WBMDFC (West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation) under the Government of West Bengal. The aim of the Aikyashree Scholarship 2022 is to support the education of students belonging to poor and minority families. The students who are underprivileged but have an exemplary academic record are given this scholarship for the betterment of their future. The minority students can achieve equality and stability in their socio-economic status. The selected students are provided financial rewards so they can continue their education.

This is a state scholarship that offers students belonging to poor and minority community. It is an online scholarship program that focuses on encouraging meritorious students and supporting their education. The Department of West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation is responsible for the functioning and distribution of this scholarship. The selected students are provided various benefits like financial assistance hostel fee, fee of cost school and college for meritorious students. Through this article, you will get complete information about its scholarship.

Aikyashree Scholarship 2022 – Comprehensive Details

Aikyashree Scholarship was launched by the Government of West Bengal to promote education in the state. Various scholarships are available for students studying in class 1st to Ph.D. level. All the students who worthy and have a brilliant academic record can avail for these scholarships. The aim to benefit those who are exemplary students but, are not fortunate enough to have enough money to afford education.

Aikyashree Scholarship

The students will be provided financial help and the students who are existing beneficiaries can also apply for the renewal of their scholarship. In this article, we will discuss about the Aikyashree Scholarship and its features. What are the benefits of this scholarship? Which scholarships are offered under this scholarship? What is the application procedure for this scholarship? The answers to all your questions are given in the article given below.

Aikyashree Scholarship Highlights

Scholarship NameAikyashree Scholarship
Launched ByGovernment of West Bengal
BeneficiariesStudents
Registration ProcessOnline
ObjectiveTo provide scholarship to needy students
BenefitsMonetary rewards
CategoryState Scholarship
Official Websitewww.wbmdfcscholarship.in

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Aikyashree Scholarship – Benefits

The government offers scholarship for students pursuing education at all the levels under this scheme. The minority students (Muslim, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Parsi) can avail for these scholarships. The main aim is the betterment of the those who suffer through poverty. The list of benefits that are offered by this scholarship is given below:

  • This scholarship provides loans to underprivileged and meritorious students so they can continue their education.
  • It undertakes various programs to empower female students belonging to minority groups.
  • The students can complete their education which will help in becoming financially independent and stable.
  • The students are also provided training for various competitive exams.
  • The training programs started for the students will help them in developing skills.
  • The poor students are provided scholarships.
  • Through this scholarship the overall literacy rate of West Bengal will improve.

Aikyashree Scholarship – Complete List

Scholarship Name

Details

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

  • The students who are studying Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states like West Bengal are eligible for this scholarship.
  • The students who must be pursuing education at Higher-Secondary; Under-graduate, Post-graduate, MPhil, and Ph.D. level can apply for this scholarship.
  • The students are provided a scholarship amount of Rs.300 to Rs.1000 per month.

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

  • This scholarship is available for female students only.
  • The applicants must have qualified their 12th standard from any board in West Bengal state.
  • The students pursuing or willing to pursue undergraduate course in Engineering/Basic Science/Medicine are eligible for this scholarship.
  • The selected students will receive the following:
  • Financial assistance worth Rs.3000 per month.
  • Book grant worth Rs.2000 per annum.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)

  • This scholarship is the Merit cum Means Scholarship.
  • The students pursuing class post-matric education (11th to Ph.D.) are eligible for this scholarship.
  • The students are selected for this scholarship mainly on the basis of academic performance and financial need.
  • The selected students are provided financial assistance worth Rs.8000 per month.

West Bengal Post-matric Scholarship

  • The students pursuing post-matric education (11th to Post-graduation) are eligible for this scholarship.
  • The students belonging to ST, SC, OBC category who are studying at post-matric level are eligible for this scholarship.
  • The selected students are provided financial assistance of Rs.160 to Rs.1200 per month.

West Bengal Pre- matric Scholarship

  • The students pursuing pre-matric education (9th or 10th) are eligible for this scholarship.
  • The selected students will receive the following:
  • Financial assistance of Rs.150 to Rs.750 per month.
  • Ad Hoc Rewards of Rs.1000 per year.

Aikyashree Scholarship – Provider

Scholarship NameProviders
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West BengalDepartment of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West BengalJagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata
Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)Government of West Bengal
West Bengal Post-matric ScholarshipBackward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal
West Bengal Pre- matric ScholarshipBackward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal

Aikyashree Scholarship – Last Date

Scholarship NameApplication Period
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West BengalOctober to December
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West BengalMay to July
Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)July to September
West Bengal Post-matric ScholarshipSeptember to November
West Bengal Pre- matric ScholarshipSeptember to November

Note – The given dates are for the academic year, they may change every year at the scholarship provider’s discretion.

Aikyashree Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship covers five different types of scholarships that are offered by the government. The eligibility requirements are different for each scholarship that a student must fulfil in order to receive the scholarship of their choice. These scholarships are for the students pursuing pre-matric education, post-matric education, graduation, post-graduation and PhD. The eligibility criteria for every scholarship is given below and check out scholarship is applicable on you:

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

  • The main eligibility for applying for this scholarship is that the student must be a native of the state of West Bengal.
  • The applicant must belong to a non-Hindi speaking state.
  • The applicant must have passed Madhyamik/ higher secondary/ graduation/ PG/ any equivalent degree course.
  • The applicant must have secured minimum 60% marks in previous qualifying exam in the 1st attempt with Hindi as one of the subjects.

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

  • The main eligibility for applying for this scholarship is that the student must be a native of the state of West Bengal.
  • The applicant must be a female student.
  • The applicant must have cleared her 12th standard qualifying exam.
  • The students must be willing to study Basic Science, Medicine or Engineering from any institute in West Bengal.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)

  • The main eligibility for applying for this scholarship is that the student must be a native of the state of West Bengal.
  • The applicant must be pursuing class 11th or 12th.

OR

  • The applicant must be pursuing graduation in Medical, Engineering or Technical/professional courses. If the candidate is not pursuing graduation or post-graduation in general degree courses.
  • The applicants studying in 12th standard or pursuing any diploma course must have secured minimum 75% marks in 10th standard qualifying exam.
  • The applicants pursuing graduation must have secured minimum 75% marks in 12th standard qualifying exam.
  • The family annual income of the candidate must be less than Rs.2.5 Lakhs.
  • The applicants are selected on the merit-cum bases for this scholarship.
  • The students pursuing PhD or MPhil from any state government-aided institute can also apply for this scholarship.

West Bengal Post – Matric Scholarship

  • The main eligibility for applying for this scholarship is that the student must be a native of the state of West Bengal.
  • The applicant must belong to ST/SC category
  • The applicant must be pursuing class 11th, 12th, under-graduation or post-graduation.
  • The family annual income for the candidate should be less than Rs.1 Lakh (for OBC category), Rs.2 Lakhs (for ST category) and Rs.2.5 Lakhs (for SC category).

West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship

  • The main eligibility for applying for this scholarship is that the student must be a native of the state of West Bengal.
  • The applicant must belong to ST/SC category
  • The applicant must be pursuing class 9th or 10th.
  • The family annual income of the candidate should be less than Rs.2 Lakhs.

Aikyashree Scholarship – Documents Required

A generic list of all the documents required for this scholarship is given below. The students must keep all the scanned documents saved on their device before starting the application process to avoid any possible error. The students are also suggested that they must submit all the asked document as absence of any document may lead to rejection of their form.

  • Latest passport-size photo
  • Income certificate
  • Residential/Domicile certificate
  • Certificate of previous year’s mark sheet (Self-attested)
  • Self-certified community certificate
  • Fee receipt of the current course year
  • Bank account details

Aikyashree Scholarship – Selection Procedure

The selection under this scholarship is done by the authority and the students who suit the eligibility requirements the best is selected. The basic and main criteria on which a student is judged is his/her academic performance. The selection procedure for Aikyashree Scholarship 2021 is given below.

The applicants for this scholarship are divided into two categories:

  1. New Applicants
  2. Existing candidates applying for Renewal of their scholarship.

New Applicants: The authority selects the new applicants on the basis of their academic performance and the budget provided to them by the government.

Renewal Applicants: The existing beneficiaries will be selected only if they have secured a minimum of 50% marks in their last qualifying exam.

Aikyashree Scholarship – Application Portals

Scholarship NameApplication Portals
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West BengalThe students interested in applying for this scholarship can send their application to following address: Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education, Directorate, West Bengal,   Bikash Bhawan, DF Block, Salt Lake Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091  
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West BengalThe students interested in applying for this scholarship can visit the portal https://jbnsts.ac.in/
Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)The students interested in applying for this scholarship can visit portal www.wbmdfcscholarship.gov.in or https://svmcm.wbhed.gov.in
West Bengal Post-matric ScholarshipThe students interested in applying for this scholarship can visit the portal http://oasis.gov.in/
West Bengal Pre- matric ScholarshipThe students interested in applying for this scholarship can visit the portal http://oasis.gov.in/

Aikyashree Scholarship – Application Procedure

Interested students who want to apply under this scholarship, they have to follow the steps given below-

Student Registration

  • First of all, visit the official website of the WBMDFC portal. The homepage of the website will open on your screen.
Aikyashree Scholarship
  • On the homepage, click on the “New Registration” option.
  • A registration page will open on your device.
  • Select the “District of Your Institute” and enter your name, email ID, mobile number, date of birth, parent’s names, and bank account number in the form.
  • Lastly, you have to click on “Submit and Proceed” option.

Scheme Eligibility

  • In the next page enter your current institute, institute location, name of board, last class passed, year of passing the previous class, percentage obtained, family annual income and email to check your eligibility.
  • Click on the “Submit and Proceed” tab to move to the next page.

Registration Completion

  • Once, you click on the tab a temporary user ID will be generated by the system.
  • A password will be sent to your email ID or mobile number.

Student’s Login

  • On the homepage, login using this user ID and Password.
  • Now enter the following information:
    • Basic Information
    • Academic Information
    • Bank Account Information
  • Now, change your password (mandatory) and click on “Submit” tab.

Final Submission

  • Enter all the mandatory details under “Basic Information’.
  • Click on “Submit and Proceed”.
  • Enter all the mandatory details under “Academic Information”.
  • Click on “Submit and Proceed”.
  • Lastly, enter your “Bank Account Information” and verify.
  • Check all the filled information by clicking on “Preview” tab.
  • Finally, you have to click on “Final Submit” option.

Verification and Print Out

  • Once, you have verified and submitted your form take a print out of the application form.
  • Now submit this hardcopy of the application form to your respective institutes along with a copy of first page of applicant’s bank passbook.

Aikyashree Scholarship – Renewal Procedure

  • First of all, visit the official website of the WBMDFC portal. The homepage of the website will open on your screen.
  • On the homepage, you have to click on “Renewal Application 2020-21”.
  • A new page will open, there select your “District Institute” and click on the “OK” button.
  • Now, click on the login tab, and enter your user ID, DOB, district, and CAPTCHA code.
  • Click on the “Login” option.
  • You will receive an OTP on your registered number, enter that OTP, and click on the “Submit” button.
  • A new page will open, there you will find two options “Renew Application” or “Withdraw Application”.
  • Click on the “Renew Application” option.
  • A registration page will open, there enters your name, date of birth, parent’s name, email ID, gender, religion, etc.
  • You have to click on “Submit and Next”.
  • Now, enter your previous and current educational details.
  • After this, you have to click on the “Submit and Next” button.
  • Verify your bank details like your bank account number, IFSC code, Bank name, etc., as per your bank passbook.
  • Click on the little box next to the “I confirm that the bank account details are ok to the best of my knowledge & belief” declaration.
  • Click on “Submit and Next”.
  • Upload all the required documents after filling the form.
  • Submit the form by click on the “Submit and Next” tab.
  • Verify all the entered details before submitting your form.
  • Click on the “Submit and Lock Renewal Application” option.
  • A popup will display on your screen if the details are correct.
  • If everything is correct click on the “Ok” button.
  • Lastly, print out a hard copy of the form by click on the “Print Renewal Application” tab.

Aikyashree Scholarship – Application Status

  • First of all, visit the official website of the WBMDFC portal. The homepage of the website will open on your screen.
  • On the homepage, click on the “Track application” tab in the menu bar.
  • Select your district, application ID, and DOB.
  • Enter the CAPTCHA code in the given space.
  •  Now you have to Click on the “Submit” option.

Aikyashree Scholarship – ID and Password Retrieval

  • First of all, visit the official website of the WBMDFC portal. The homepage of the website will open on your screen.
  • On the homepage, click on the “Student’s Login” tab.
  • Then, click on the “Forgot user ID/Password” option given on the login page.
  • Select your registration year, registered mobile number, institute district, DOB, bank account number/application ID.
  • A text will be sent to your registered number containing your application ID and password.

Aikyashree Scholarship – Rewards

The students who get selected under this scholarship receive various benefits. The rewards offered to students vary according to the scholarship you have availed. The benefits are also different for the students who are day scholars and those staying in hostels. The benefits offered under this scholarship include financial assistance, admission fee, tuition fee, etc., that are offered directly to the candidate’s bank account.

For Day Scholars

Types of Scholarship

Class of Study

Admission
fee & tuition fee waiver

Maintenance
Allowance waiver

Total benefit

Merit-cum-Means

Medical Engineering, Management, Law, Chartered Accountant, etc. courses

Rs.22,000

Rs.5500

Rs.27500

Post-Matric

11th and 12th

Rs.7700

Rs.2500

Rs.10200

11th and 12th (technical and vocational courses of this level)

Rs.11,000

Rs.2500

Rs.13500

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Rs.3300

Rs.3300

Rs.6600

M.Phil.

Rs.3300

Rs.6000

Rs.9300

Pre-Matric

1 to 5

Rs.1100

Rs.1100

6 to 10

Rs.4400

Rs.1100

Rs.5500

For Hostellers

Types of Scholarship

Class of Study

Admission
fee & tuition fee waiver

Maintenance
Allowance waiver

Total benefit

Merit-cum-Means

Medical Engineering, Management, Law, Chartered Accountant, etc. courses

Rs.22,000

Rs.11,000

Rs.33,000

Post-Matric

11th and 12th

Rs.7700

Rs.4200

Rs.11,900

11th and 12th (technical and vocational courses of this level)

Rs.11,000

Rs.4200

Rs.15,200

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Rs.3300

Rs.6300

Rs.9600

M.Phil.

Rs.3300

Rs.13,200

Rs.16,500

Pre-Matric

6 to 10

Rs.4400

Rs.6600

Rs.11,000

Aikyashree Scholarship – Last Date for Renewal Application

The students who applied for this scholarship last year and got selected can apply for the renewal of their scholarship this year. The renewal application for this scholarship started on 1st August 2020. The last date for the application as of now is decided to be on 15th November 2020. The last date for the renewal application may extend due to the current COVID situation that is going on.

Contact Us –

If you have any queries regarding this scholarship then, contact on the helplines given below.

  • Helpline number (landline) – 033-4047468
  • Toll-free number – 1800-120-2130
  • Technical Helpdesk – 6290875550
  • Email address – wbmdfc@gmail.com
  • WhatsApp number – 8017071714

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FAQ’s

What is the last date of Renewal Application for Aikyashree Scholarship?

The last date for the renewal application is 15th November 2020. The last date may be extended further because of current ongoing pandemic.

Which scholarships are offered under Aikyashree Scholarship?

Total five scholarships are covered under this scheme:

  1. Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal
  2. Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal
  3. Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)
  4. West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship
  5. West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship

Can a student belonging to any other state apply for Aikyashree scholarship?

No, the students of any other state are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. The prime eligibility condition for Aikyashree Scholarship is that the students must be a domicile of West Bengal.

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