We are pleased to inform you all that the Government of West Bengal has introduced the Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme to assist the meritorious students having annual family income not exceeding Rs. 2,50,000/-in the State of West Bengal for pursuing higher studies and KanyashreePrakalpa (Kannyashree-III), a sub-scheme under Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-means Scholarship Scheme for the girls studying Post Graduate courses. This is to assist parents from the present financial constraints.

Click here to know more about the Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme

Click here to know more about KanyashreePrakalpa (Kannyashree-III)




Application Procedure: Steps to be followed to apply online

Step 1

Online Registration: At first applicants need to fill up and submit the online registration form. On successful submission of the Registration Form, an Applicant ID of 15 characters will be generated and it will be used to login and complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form. The Applicant Id also required for all future correspondences.Please maintain the Password Policy, for choosing the Password in the Registration Form, as instructed. Please download the Registration Slip or note down the system generated Applicant ID for future use. The Applicant ID will also be sent to the mail id, entered at the time of registration.

** If a dropout applicant of previous year selects 2020 as Year of Last Qualifying Exam, then an extra field will be appeared. Applicant has to enter a valid reason in that field for non-admission in the previous academic year.

Note: Please enter valid mobile no and email id as an OTP will be sent to during the registration process for verification of the mobile no and also SMS and email will be sent after completion of registration and submission of application.

Applicants, willing to apply for K3 are required to fill up the authentication form to verify their existence in Kanyashree(K2) with the input fields Kanyashee(K2) Year of Application, Kanyashree ID, Applicant’s Name, Applicant’s Date of Birth, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name. On successful completion of K2 authentication applicants will be forwarded to registration form. The rest of the process is same as fresh application procedure.

** Girls' students pursuing regular course of Post-graduation in Science/Arts/Commerce but do not have any Kanyashree(K2) ID are requested to apply under Directorate of Public Instruction category. The criteria and benefits are same as Kanyashree(K3).

For Renewal of existing beneficiaries, Online registration is not needed, rather they can login with their previous Applicant ID and Password to apply for renewal.

Note: Eligibility criteria for application in Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship 2021 are mentioned in advertisement and also in the About section, available under Downloads menu and About menu respectively.

If Applicants forget their Applicant ID or Password, they can retrieve the same using Forgot Applicant ID/Password option from Applicant Login option.

Step 2

Online Application: Login with the generated Applicant ID, Password (which was set during Registration Process) and Captcha (Security Code). After successful login, fill up rest of the application forms. While uploading Scanned Copy of Image and Signature, please maintain File Format and File Size as mentioned. Image and Signature format should be JPG/JPEG and size should be in between 20KB-50KB and 10KB-20KB respectively.

Step 3

Upload Documents: After successful submission of application formsScanned Supporting Document Upload form will be appeared. Upload all necessary documents as mentioned in the form. While uploading, please maintain the File format and File size, as mentioned. Files should be in PDF format and size should not exceed 400KB.

In the upload documents form, select the Competent Authority (BDO/SDO/Jt. BDO / BLRO (Panchayat Area), Executive Officer / Finance Officer / Education Officer in case of municipality, Commissioner / Dy. Com / Municipal secretary in case of Corporation Area, G.R-A Gazetted Officer) whom the Income Certificate is issued from.

Documents to be uploaded for Fresh and Kanyashree Application:

Documents to be uploaded for Renewal Application:

Format for Income Certificate is available under Downloads option in the Top menu in all pages.

Step 4

Submission: After successful upload, Check the application in view mode & click on Submit Application to complete the application process.

Step 5

Edit: After submission of application form in the portal there will generally not be any option to edit application details. However, if any modification (for example, change of Institution details etc.)is needed after submission, applicant may approach concerned HOI/DI for such modification. HOI/DI will then unlock the application and the applicant will then be able to edit the application details. The applicant may also approach helpdesk by sending email (he/she must give registered mobile number in the email) for getting such edit option.