Aikyashree Scholarship 2024 - Portal, Eligibility and Last Date

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West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation

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Scholarship Amount

Up to Rs. 33,000/-

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Class 1st to PhD

Contact Details

6290875550

Last Date

31th March 2024

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About Aikyashree Scholarship 2024

In West Bengal, the Aikyashree Scholarship 2024 is a government program to help financially underprivileged students pursuing higher education. Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, Parsi, and Buddhists are just a few of the diverse communities it serves.

Embarked by the West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC Scholarship), the Aikyashree Scholarship Program aims to give worthy scholars financial aid to follow their aspirations by the end of October 2024. Did you know the scholarship program covers your tuition and other educational expenses? It's an opportunity to ensure everyone has access to quality education. So why not take advantage of it? Students can apply for the Aikyashree Scholarship 2024 through the Aikyashree portal, i.e., www.wbmdfc.org

Scholarship Last Date
Aikyashree Pre-Matric Scholarship Date has passed
Aikyashree Post-Matric Scholarship 15th January 2024

Eligibility Criteria for Aikyashree Scholarship

Pre-matric Scholarship and Post-matric Scholarship

  1. The applicant needs to be a West Bengal citizen.
  2. Enrolling in an educational institution approved by the Central Government, the University of the State, the Board of Education, or the Council is necessary.
  3. Students must score at least 50% of the percentile or an equivalent grade in the last exam.
  4. A family's annual income should be above Rs. 2 lakh. 
  5. Pre-matric and post-matric scholarships are only available to students attending institutions in West Bengal.

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship.

  1. The candidate needs to be a West Bengal citizen.
  2. They are needed to enroll in a professional or technical course.
  3. It is needed to have received a minimum of 50% in the most recent Higher Secondary/Graduation exam.  
  4. The student's family income should be at most Rs. 2.5 lakh per year.
  5. The West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation may notify inhabitants of the following institutions that are not in the state of West Bengal but are offering education there: such students may also apply.

Documents Required for Aikyashree

Before beginning the application process, students must have the necessary documents to qualify for the Aikyashree Scholarship 2024. Among them are:

  1. A community certificate
  2. A certificate of income.
  3. The current academic year's fee receipt.
  4. A certificate of academic achievement from the prior year, self-attested.
  5. Domicile certificate
  6. Bank account Details
  7. A Valid mobile number 
  8. Aadhar Card 

How to Apply for Aikyashree Scholarship 2024

To  complete the Aikyashree application procedure, adhere to the stages listed below:

Steps to Apply

Step 1: Enrollment of Students

  1. Open the Aikyashree Scholarship portal https://wbmdfcscholarship.in/.
  2. Select New Registration.
  3. Choose the District of your Institute.
  4. Fill out the registration form with your name, bank account number, mobile number, email address, district, and guardian's name.
  5. To continue, press the "Submit" button.

Step 2: Eligibility

  • Complete the online form to determine your eligibility for the program, providing information about your current school, course or class name, last exam completed, board name, year of previous exam passing, percentage of marks received, annual family income, and email address.
  • Carefully review the information and select Submit & Proceed.

Step 3: Finishing the Registration

  • A provisional User ID shall be generated for you immediately, a mandatory requirement to access the platform and avail of the services.
  • Students will receive an email ID and the password at the given email address. 

Step 4: Login as a student 

  • To access the Student Login page, enter the User ID and Password.
  • Type in these particulars: Academic Data, Personal detail, Banking Information
  • Click "Submit" after changing the password (Required for increased security).

Step 5: Completed Submission

  1. Complete the section on Basic Information.
  2. Complete the Academic Information field.
  3. Select Submit and Proceed.
  4. Finish filling out the bank account information and make sure it is correct.
  5. Select the "Pre-View" tab and review all the information provided.
  6. Select "Final Submit" from the drop-down menu.

Final Step: Verification and Printing 

  • Examine each detail. 
  • Print a copy of the application form if you know the data is accurate.
  • Send the application form to the appropriate institute with a copy of your bank passbook, which has your IFSC code and bank account number.

How to Apply for the Renewal of Scholarship

  1. Go to the West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC Scholarship) official website.
  2. Select the "Aikyashree Scholarship" menu item.
  3. Choose the button labeled "Renew Application.
  4. Type in your birthdate and application ID.
  5. Your mobile number will receive an OTP. Enter it to proceed.
  6. Verify that your personal information is accurate.
  7. You can amend your bank account details if they have changed.
  8. Press the "Submit" button.

Aikyashree Scholarship Amount

The scholarship amount varies monthly from Rs. 150 to Rs. 8000 based on your academic level and chosen field of study:

Scholarship Scheme Scholarship Amount
Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM) Generous INR 8000 per month assistance.
West Bengal Pre-matric Scholarship Monthly stipend ranging from INR 150 to INR 750.
West Bengal Post-matric Scholarship Monthly support varying from INR 160 to INR 1200.
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal Monthly allowance of INR 3000 along with book assistance of INR 2000.
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal Monthly aid from INR 300 to INR 1000.
Scholarship & Courses Amount For Hostellers Amount For Day Scholars
Pre-matric (1st to 5th Class) None 1100 INR
Pre-Matric (6th to 10th Class) 11,000 INR 4400 INR
Post-Matric (Class 11 and 12) 11,900 INR 10200 INR
Post-Matric 11 and 12 Technical and vocational courses 11,000 INR 13500 INR
Post-Matric Undergraduate and Postgraduate 3300 INR 6600 INR
Post-Matric M.Phil. 3300 INR 9300 INR
Merit-cum-Means Medical Engineering, Management, Law, Chartered Accountant. 33,000 INR 27500 INR


How to Track Your Application Status - Process

  1. Visit the official WBMDFC website
  2. Click on Track Application tab in the website menu bar
  3. Next step is to enter your application ID, select the district and enter your date of birth
  4. Type in the captcha code displayed
  5. Click the Submit button to complete the process

Aikyashree Scholarship Details 

Students can apply for five government scholarship programs through the Aikyashree Scholarship Portal 2024, run by West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation. 

Among these plans are:

  1. Pre-matriculated Scholarship in West Bengal : Class 9 and Class 10 students are eligible to apply for this Scholarship. The government gives monthly scholarships ranging from Rs. 150 to Rs. 750 to selected students. Selected students also qualify for an additional Adhoc Reward of up to Rs. 1000 annually.
  2. Post-Matric Scholarship for WB : Students of classes 11, 12, Graduation, and Post-Graduation can apply for this grant. It financially supports OBC, SC, and ST students pursuing post-secondary or post-matric schooling. The monthly scholarship amounts vary from 1600 to 1200 rupees.
  3. West Bengal's Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship : This grant is only available to female students who have finished their Class 12 education through any West Bengal board. It provides financial assistance to female West Bengali university students pursuing undergraduate degrees in basic science, engineering, or medicine. The monthly award for this Scholarship is Rs. 3,000, and the annual book grant is Rs. 2000.
  4. The SVMCM or Swamy Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship : There are two criteria for this Scholarship: merit and means. Applications are open to students in Class 11 through PhD programs. Depending on their academic performance and financial situation, minority students may be eligible for financial aid of up to Rs. 8,000 per month.
  5. West Bengal Hindi Scholarship Scheme : This fellowship, intended to aid students studying Hindi in non-Hindi-speaking areas such as West Bengal, is open to applicants enrolled in post-secondary, undergraduate, higher secondary, and research-level programs M.Phil., Ph.D., and M.Lit. For chosen students, monthly stipend payments range from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000.

Aikyashree Helpline Number and Contact Details

Students can contact the officials through the WBMDFC Scholarship Helpline with any questions they have about the Aikyashree Scholarship. 

Here are the details for getting in touch

Email: scholarship.wbmdfc@gmail.com

Helpline (landline): 033-4047468  

Call 1800-120-2130 toll-free

Or Call on 6290875550 for technical assistance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Aikyashree Scholarship percentage requirements?

To be eligible, candidates must have scored 50% in their previous test, 75% in their secondary examination, 53% honors in any postgraduate, and 55% in any professional course.

Is it possible for students residing in other states to apply for this scholarship program?

Other than the "Hindi Scholarship Scheme," students from other states are not eligible for this scholarship. In this instance, applicants may be students currently residing in West Bengal but from other states.

When applying for the Aikashree Scholarship 2024, which documents must be uploaded?

Please provide the income certificate, most recent exam pass marksheet, and institution verification form. 

How much money is rewarded in Aikyashree scholarship?

The amount rewarded in Aikyashree scholarship varies based on the category and level of education, ranging from 1100 for Pre-matric (1st to 5th Class) hostellers to 33,000 INR for Merit-cum-Means in fields like Medical, Engineering, Management, Law, and Chartered Accountancy.

Who qualifies for the Aikyashree program?

In the Indian state of West Bengal, the Aikyashree Scholarship is a government program designed to help financially underprivileged students pursuing higher education. It assists students from a range of minority groups, including Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis.

What is the family income of the student applying for Aikyashree?

The student's family should make up to Rs. 2.5 lakh a year.

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