Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021: Application Process, Eligibility, Documents, Rewards

Bikash Bhavan Scholarship or as more popularly known Swami Vivekananda Scholarship is a merit-cum-means scholarship programme (SVMCM) for the commendable students of West Bengal. These are students that belong to the minority communities of the State and are studying in class 11th, 12th or pursuing graduation, post-graduation and other higher levels of education.

Before the year 2016, this scholarship programme offered a lesser number of seats, however acknowledging the importance of this scheme and how it benefited students, the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship for minority students now promises a larger no. of seats and rewards to worthy candidates.

The Government of Bengal administers this scheme and thus, has permitted a scholarship amount of INR 2000 Crore.

The aim of this scholarship programme is to motivate students at undergraduate, post graduate, M.Phil. and Doctorate levels to pursue education within West Bengal.

From eligibility criteria, important dates, rewards and benefits to application process and renewal of the same, you can find all the information regarding the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship in this article.

In case by the end of the article, you still have any questions regarding the scheme, you can also reach out to the providers of this scholarship by using the contact information given at the end.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Highlights

Name of the Scholarship

Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (SVMCM)


Government of West Bengal (WBHED)

Courses Offered

High School, Under graduate honours, Post-Graduate, Engineering Medical, Paramedical, Nursing, Diploma



Application process begins from


Last Date of Application

November (for new) and July for renewal of scholarship

Official Website


Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Important Dates

Below are the Important Dates for Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021:

Application Type Opening Date Closing Date
Fresh Application 2021 September 2021 November 2021
Renewal Application Form for 2021-22 session September 2021 September 2021
Kanyashree (K3) Application Form 2021 September 2021 November 2021

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Eligibility Criteria

SVMCM is only offered to candidates who have recently passed Madhyamik, higher secondary examination or are currently pursuing courses in the field of engineering, medical, M.Phildiploma, doctorate etc.

However, based on the different categories/levels of students that can apply for this scholarship, there are some other things too that play an important role in deciding whether or not the candidate is eligible for the same.

The current course of study Specific Eligibility Percentage marks obtained in the last exam
For Higher Secondary Level of studies Candidates should have passed Madhyamik Pariksha or equivalent examination 75% in aggregate
For Diploma (Polytechnic) Level Candidates should have passed Madhyamik Pariksha for first-year diploma courses.Candidates should have passed the higher secondary examination for 2-years diploma in – 75% in aggregate
For Undergraduate courses Candidates should have qualified higher secondary examination or equivalent to that. 75% in aggregate (Best of five)
For Postgraduate courses Honors subjects at graduation level 53%
Honors in Engineering subjects at graduation level 55%
For Kanyashree applicants (K-3 component) Students should have a valid receipt sanctioned K-2 IDStudents should be pursuing a PG course in Science, Arts, and Commerce 45%
For M.Phil./ Non-NET/NET-LS Research Fellow The students enrolled for an M.Phil or Ph.D. program at a state-aided institution can apply. Not Applicable

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Benefits

The main benefits of Swami Vivekananda Scholarship (SVMCM) are:

  • The Scholarship amount that you will be rewarded with under the Bikash Bhavan Scholarship programme depends on the course of study or the level of education that you’re pursuing.
  • The amount can range from INR 1,000 per month to INR 5,000 per month.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Application Process

The applications identified with the grant are just acknowledged through the authority site. The link for the application will rely upon the category of the student. Additionally, no printed copies of the application will be accepted under this. The following is the step by step guide for applying under the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 Online Application Form:

Step 1: In order to apply online for Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-means scholarship or (SVMCM), candidates must visit the website www.svmcm.wbhed.gov.in and click on the option ‘register here’.

Step 2: Read the given information on the page that opens up. After that tick on the box below and press ‘Proceed for Registration’.

Step 3: Select the correct Directorate according to your current course in the registration category and then tap on “apply for fresh application”.

Step 4: Now provide your Name, phone number, date of birth, email Id and other information. Then create a password and register yourself. You will need this password for logging onto the dashboard in the future.

Step 5: Once registration is done you will receive an application ID. You will require this ID number for your future logins.

Step 6: Now you have to login to the dashboard by using your application ID and password. In order to add more details to the information regarding the scholarship scheme, tap on ‘edit/profile application’.

Step 7: Fill out the complete form with your current course details, address, communication details, qualifying exam details and upload your scanned photograph along with your signature. Now click on save and next.

Step 8: Here is a list of documents that you will need to upload to the website portal for verification.

  • Mark list of your last qualifying Exam.
  • Admit Card for your last exam.
  • Original income certificate.
  • Bank account details.
  • Domicile.
  • Ration card / voter card / Aadhar card.
  • Madhyamik exam admit card

Step 9: After you have uploaded all the documents mentioned above, save your application form and review it. Finally, you can click on the finalize application and submit your application form. Once submitted, you cannot edit your form anymore.

In case any further modification is required even after the submission of the application form, candidates can approach the HOI for unlocking your application form.

Applying for the Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-means scholarship is a really easy process. Since everything is conducted online, candidates are not required to carry their documents everywhere.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Documents Required

While applying for Swami Vivekananda scholarship you must be ready with the following documents:

  • Mark list of your last qualifying examination.
  • Income affidavit.
  • Income certificate.
  • Your admit card for the madhyamik examination.
  • Bank account details of the candidate.
  • Candidate’s Aadhar Card, ration card or voter ID card.
  • A passport size photograph of the candidate (size less than 50kb).

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Application Status

If you wish to check your Swami Vivekananda scholarship status online you can visit the website svmcm@wbhed.gov.in

All you have to do is log in to the web portal by inserting your application ID number and your password and you’ll see your scholarship application status and verification procedure on the screen.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Rewards

The Rewards that you will get under the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship depend on the course or level of study you are currently pursuing. Here are the rewards as follows:

Course and Level Scholarship amount (monthly)
DPI UG(Arts) INR 1000/-
Undergraduate (Commerce) INR 1000/-
Undergraduate (Science) INR 1500/-
Undergraduate (Other Professional Courses that are UGC approved) INR 1500/-
Postgraduate (Arts) INR 2000/-
Postgraduate (Commerce) INR 2000/-
Postgraduate (Science) INR 2500/-
Postgraduate (Other Professional Courses that are UGC approved) INR 2500/-
NON-NET M.Phil./NON NET Ph.D INR 5000/- / INR 8000/-
DSE HS INR 1000/-
DTE UG (Engineering), PG (Engineering) and Other Professional Courses (AICTE Approved) INR 5000/-
DTE&T UG (Polytechnic) INR 1500/-
DME UG (Medical Degree) and Diploma Courses INR 5000/- and 1500/- Respectively

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Renewal

Every year the lucky candidates chosen for the Swami Vivekananda scholarship for class 12th are required to apply for its renewal.

In order to apply for the renewal of the scholarship during your move from HS level to undergraduate and diploma levels, candidates must score 60% marks.

Whereas, in order to apply for renewal of scholarship at postgraduate level candidates are required to score a minimum of 50 percentage marks.

To be able to apply for the scholarship candidate must pass all the semesters.

Following are the steps to apply for renewal of the scholarship:

Step 1: Head to the website portal for Swami Vivekananda scholarship.

Step 2: Tap on or select the renewal application option.

Step 3: Use your registered ID and password for logging in.

Step 4: Fill out the form and upload all the scanned documents.

Step 5: Now you can submit the application.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – Fees

Zero fee is charged for the application of this scholarship.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship – Contact Information

In case of any queries regarding the SVMCM scholarship, interested applicants can contact at- Higher Education, Science & Technology and Biotechnology Department

Bikash Bhavan, 6th Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091
Helpline number : 1800-102-8014 (Toll-Free Number)
Email : helpdesk.svmcm-wb@gov.in

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship 2021 – FAQs

Q1. When does the online application for Bikash Bhavan Scholarship 2021 begin?
Ans. West Bengal Higher Education Department will commence the process for online application for scholarships in September.

Q2. How can I apply for the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship for minority students?
Ans. Aikyashree is a new scholarship scheme initiated by the Government of West Bengal for the students that belong to the minorities.

Q3. Can students who have passed the HS Exam in 2019, apply for the scholarship in 2020?
Ans. Yes you can apply for the SVMCM 2020 but you will be required to provide a good reason at the time of application as to why you had to drop a year.

Q4. Can I apply for both Kanyashree K3 scholarship and SVMCM 2020?
Ans. No. You can only apply for one of these scholarships.

Q5. What do I do to check the status of my SVMCM application?
Ans. Login to the web portal for SVMCM and check your application status.

Q6. Am I supposed to submit all the documents to school or college even after online application?
Ans. There is no need for you to submit any documents to the institutions once you have applied for the scholarship online. However, there are certain institutions who ask for documents for verification so in this case you will have to contact the institution.

Q7. When will the displacement of SVMCM scholarship 2020 take place?
Ans. It usually takes three to four months to process the applications. The payment is disbursed only after that to the candidate’s bank account.

Q8. Can I modify my application after submitting?
Ans. You cannot edit your SVMCM application form once you have submitted it. However, in order to make urgent changes to your application you must get it unlocked from the HOI.

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