Aikyashree Scholarship Amount 2021-22: Apply Online & Status Check

The main reason for the dropout from the school is the inability of students to pay their school fees.

To overcome this major problem in the higher-level education of children, the West Bengal government has launched various scholarships over the years to financially help the economically weaker section students in the state.

Today, in this article we will educate you about the types of Aikyashree scholarships offered by the government for 2020-21, the rewards offered under each kind of scholarship, the eligibility requirements, and the documentation for the grant.

Moreover, we have prepared a step-by-step guide for the application process, how to login on to the portal, and other important aspects of the scholarship scheme. To get all this information, kindly read till the end of this article.

Aikyashree Scholarship Scheme 2021

The Aikyashree scholarship is an incentive scheme launched by the West Bengal government for the meritorious students which cover their admission fee and maintenance allowances from 1st class to Ph.D. level of education.

Also, the minority development and financial corporation department are appointed for the working of the scholarship effectively. Also, the reward amount is directly transferred through DBT in the beneficiary account.

Mainly the scholarship is available to the backward and minority communities SC/ST/OBC across the state. Furthermore, The ultimate motive is to promote the socio-economic growth of the overall province by uplifting the poor and economically weaker sections of the West Bengal state.

WB AIKYASHREE IMPORTANT DATES 2021

DateEvent
15th January 2021The last date to apply as a new applicant for the Aikyashree scholarships.
31st January 2021The last date to renew the SVMCM, Pre-matric, Post-Matric, and SC/ST/OBC applications.
15th December 2021Fresh applications for Pre-Matric scholarship
15th march 2022Fresh and renewal applications of SVMCM scholarship.Renewal forms for the pre-matric scholarship.Fresh and renewal of the post-matric scholarship.

Important Information

Scholarship NameAikyashree Scholarship Scheme
Launched ByThe Government of West Bengal
Official Website THE MD&FC PORTAL
Beneficiary Students who are residents of West Bengal state
Session2021
BenefitsMonetary help to SC/ST/OBC and minority students for their school and college fee
Concerned DepartmentThe Minority Development and Financial Corporation
The objective of the SchemeTo support the higher education of minority communities in the West Bengal
Mode of ApplicationOnline

Check It Out: WBMDFC Scholarship 2021

Main Objective of the Aikyashree Scholarship Scheme

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide financial aid to the students belonging to minority groups of the state.
  • Also, It covers their school as well as their college fee expenditure.
  • So, the Aikyashree scheme is focused to educate those children who are unable to afford their education fees.
  • Under this scheme, there is specifically one kind of scheme reserved for girl education.
  • Furthermore, the scholarship aims to support the student in their education degrees.
  • Moreover, the initiative has covered a large number of beneficiaries under several scholarships.
  • Every year the scholarships cover students from education level 1st to Ph.D.
  • The scheme aims to increase the literacy ratio by decreasing the dropout rates in higher secondary and university-level education.

List of Beneficiaries

  • A Muslim category student in West Bengal.
  • The student of the Christian community in the state.
  • A Sikh community child of West Bengal.
  • A student who belongs to the Jain community.
  • A Buddhist community student who is a domicile of WB.
  • A student belonging to the Parsi religion in the state.

Types of Scholarships Under Aikyashree Scholarship Scheme

HINDI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP WB
POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP
SWAMI VIVEKANAND MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP (SVMCM)
BIGYANI KANYA MEDHA BRITTI SCHOLARSHIP

Statistics of the Applications On the Portal

NAME OF THE SCHOLARSHIPRELATED STATISTICS
PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP360220
POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP516763
MERIT CUM MEANS5092
THE SVMCM SCHEME18202
TSP200736

SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDERS INFORMATION

You can check below the concerned authorities who are funding the scholarship schemes to make the Aikyashree benefit programme a success in west bengal.

SCHOLARSHIP NAMECONCERNED AUTHORITIES
WB PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SC/ST STUDENTSTHE BACKWARD CLASSES WELFARE DEPARTMENT, WEST BENGAL
WEST BENGAL POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR ST/SC/OBC STUDENTSBACKWARD CLASSES WELFARE DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
HINDI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMEWEST BENGAL DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
SWAMI VIVEKANAND MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT
BIGYANI KANYA MEDHA BRITTI SCHOLARSHIP, WBJAGDISH BOSE NATIONAL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH, KOLKATA

Aikyashree Scholarship Details For Students

TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIPINFORMATION
SWAMI VIVEKANAND MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIPThis scholarship will provide incentives from class 11 to higher educational degrees. Under this scholarship, the student with a poor economic background can become a beneficiary. Also, the higher merit students will be eligible for the scheme.
POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP Under this scheme, only the class 9th and 10th students can apply for this scheme. The scholarship amount is 150 to 750 INR which depends on the severity of the aid and there is a 1000 rupees ad hoc compensation per year.
PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP The SC/ST/OBC students of classes 11th and 12th can avail the benefits of this scheme. Also, the scheme provides per month incentives of up to 12000 per month. Furthermore, the students enrolled in post-secondary level and post matriculation is eligible beneficiaries of the scholarship.
HINDI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMEThe students studying in class 11th, 12th, graduation, post-graduation, or any other doctoral courses are the targeted students in this scheme. Also note that these students should belong to non-Hindi speaking states i.e., west Bengal. Under this scholarship, the student is entitled to receive an amount of up to 1000 rupees per month
BIGYANI KANYA MEDHA BRITTI SCHOLARSHIPThe scholarship is only open to the girl students in west Bengal. Under this scholarship, the beneficiary is rewarded with a 2000 yearly book grant and 3000 per month for educational expenses. The students with professional courses after the 12th can apply for the scheme.

Aikyashree Scholarship Application Schedule/Duration

Name of schemeDuration
HINDI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMEOCTOBER TO DECEMBER
BIGYANI KANYA MEDHA BRITTI SCHOLARSHIPMAY TO JULY
PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SC/ST STUDENTSSEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER
POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP  FOR SC/ST/OBCSEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER
SWAMI VIVEKANAND MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITIESJULY TO SEPTEMBER

REWARD AMOUNT PROVIDED UNDER THE SCHOLARSHIP

  • The Aikyashree scholarship incentives for day scholars and hostelers are distributed differently. As hostelers have some extra charges to pay off in their education session so they are given some extra benefits to cover those expenses.
  • Also, please read the below incentive chart for the tentative scholarship amount as per the scholarship providers:

For Hostelers

NAME OF SCHOLARSHIPLEVEL OF EDUCATIONADMISSION FEE & TUITION FEE WAIVERMAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE  TOTAL INCENTIVES   (PER YEAR)
     
PRE-MATRIC FOR SC, ST STUDENTSCLASS –   6th to 10thUpto 4400 INR Upto 6600 INRThe total incentives are upto 11000/- rupees for one year.
MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIPPROFESSIONAL COURSES: LAW, BengalrecognizedtheMENT, CA, MEDICAL, ENGINEERING, etc2000 INR11000 INRThe limit is upto 33000/-  rupees every year.
POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIPCLASS – 11th and 12th7700 INR4200 INRThe incentives are disbursed upto 11,900/- rupees in every session.
TSPTECHNICAL & VOCATIONAL COURSES11000 INR4200 INR15200/- rupees is the limit for incentives under this scholarship.
M.phil course m.phil3300 INR13200 INRThe total benefits are upto 16500/- INR for a year.
POSTGRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PG & UG courses3300 INR6300 INRThe total reward amount for UG and PG courses is 9600 rupees.
  • DAY SCHOLARS
NAME OF SCHOLARSHIPLEVEL OF EDUCATIONADMISSION FEE & TUITION FEE WAIVER (PER YEAR)MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE (PER YEAR)TOTAL INCENTIVES   (PER YEAR)
POSTGRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PG & UG courses3300/- rupees3300/- rupees6600/- INR
PRE-MATRIC FOR SC, ST STUDENTSCLASS –  1st to 5th      6th to 10thFor class 1st to 5th the waiver is nil.   For class 6th to 10th the waiver is 4400 rupees.For class 1st to 5th the allowance is 1100 INR.     For class 6th to 10th the allowance is 1100 INR.The total benefits for class 1st to 5th students is 1100/- rupees.   And for class 6th to 10th students, the maximum limit is upto 5500 rupees.
MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIPPROFESSIONAL COURSES: LAW, MANAGEMENT, CA, MEDICAL, ENGINEERING, etc22000/- rupees5500/- rupees27500/- INR
POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIPCLASS – 11th and 12th7700/- rupees2500/- rupees10200/- INR
TSPTECHNICAL & VOCATIONAL COURSES11000/- rupees2500/- rupees13500/- INR
M.phil course m.phil3300/- rupees6000/- rupees9300/- INR

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

TYPE OF SCHOLARSHIPELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
SWAMI VIVEKANAND MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITIESThe annual family income of the applicant should not exceed 250000/- INR annually. Students should be the domicile of West Bengal. The class 11th and 12th students can apply for the scholarship. Also, those who are pursuing any professional courses(medical, engineering, CA, etc) are eligible to apply for the scheme. The higher secondary/ diploma student must have secured 75% in his class 10th board exams. The UG &PG enrolled students need to have a minimum score of 75 % marks in their class 12th final exams. The students will be chosen on the merit cum means base by the authorities.
HINDI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMEThe applicant should belong to a Non-Hindi speaking state in India. The student should be living in West Bengal. The student must have secured an undergraduate or higher secondary education from a recognized institute in Bengal. The student needs to clear the qualifying exams on the first attempt. The applicant must have secured a minimum of 60% marks.
BIGYANI KANYA MEDHA BRITTI SCHOLARSHIPOnly girl students are eligible to apply for this scheme. The applicant must be a permanent resident of West Bengal. The student should have passed the 12th class from a recognized board. The student should be pursuing medical or any science-related graduation courses.  
PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SC/ST STUDENTSUnder this scholarship, only students from the 9th and 10th classes can apply for the scheme. The student must belong to SC or ST community to become eligible for the scheme. The annual yearly family income should be less than or equal to 2 lakh INR. The applicant must be a domicile of West Bengal.
POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP  FOR SC/ST/OBCThe student must belong to any minority community of SC/ST/OBC. Also for eligibility, the applicant must be a resident of West Bengal. The student needs to be pursuing 11th class, 12th class, graduation, or post-graduate education for the scheme. The annual family income is ceiled at a limit of:200000 rupees for SC students2,50,000 rupees for ST students1,00,000 rupees for OBC students

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR SCHOLARSHIP

The following documents are required at the time of submission of application for the Aikyashree scholarship:

  • AADHAAR CARD
  • INCOME CERTIFICATE
  • BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
  • MOBILE NUMBER
  • RESIDENTIAL CERTIFICATE
  • PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPH
  • MINORITY CATEGORY CERTIFICATE
  • DETAILED MARKSHEET OF THE PREVIOUS EXAMINATION
  • PHOTOCOPY OF RECEIPT FOR CURRENT YEAR FEES

OFFICIAL WEBSITES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER AIKYASHREE

CONDITIONS 

  • One of the conditions for selected students is that they must attend classes regularly to continue to get the scholarship.
  • Under the scholarship, the reward amount will be credited through direct bank transfer only.
  • For the continuation of scholarship in the following session, the student has to score a minimum of 50% marks in the current year examination.
  • Also, the beneficiary has to follow the rules and regulations in the school premises, in case he/she found at fault the school authorities can cancel the scholarship.
  • Moreover, the documents will be verified and if the documents are fake or not acceptable, then the scholarship will get canceled.

APPLICATION PROCESS

FOR NEW CANDIDATES

To apply for the Aikyashree scholarship kindly read the following steps given below:

  • So, the first step is to visit the official website or you can click here.
  • And then you will reach the homepage of the portal.
  • In the next step, you need to click on the option ‘New Registration 2020-21’.
  • After that, you will be redirected to the next page.
  • On that page, select your district from the list.
  • And then submit it
  • After that, on the following page, the application form will appear on your screen.
  • In the application fill in the information mentioned here:
  • Father name
  • Gender
  • Mother name
  • State
  • District name
  • Date of birth
  • Block name
  • Religion
  • Mobile number
  • Bank account details
  • Then select the proceed option on the same page.
  • On the upcoming page, attach all the mentioned documents.
  • Lastly, select the option ‘submit’.
  • By doing that you will be registered for the scholarship.

RENEWAL OF  SVMCM, PRE-MATRIC, POST-MATRIC, MERIT CUM MEANS, HINDI, BIGYANI BRITTI SCHOLARSHIP

You can easily renew the scholarship by following the procedure we have prepared in the section below:

  • First of all, go to the official portal from your computer/mobile.
  • The next step is to select the option named ‘renewal application’ on the homepage.
  • You will be forwarded to a new page.
  • Then select your choice of the district from the list.
  • Now click on the ‘ok’ button there.
  • It will take you to the login page.
  • Now enter your login credentials i.e., date of birth, application id, district, and captcha code.
  • Then click on the login button.
  • After that, an OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number.
  • Dial that OTP in the box and submit it there.
  • Out of the options choose ‘renew application’ on the following page.
  • After that enter the personal detail on the application panel and submit the same.
  • In the next step, you have to provide your mark sheet scanned photo of the previous year’s exams.
  • Again click on submit button.
  • After that verify your details as per instructions.
  • Finally, you will be able to renew your application.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

NEW APPLICANT

  • The students will be selected on the merit of the respected course.
  • The economically backward category students are considered for the benefits.

RENEWAL

  • For renewal of the scholarship, the candidate should have scored at least 50% marks in the previous examination.
  • The student must have good attendance as well.

LOGIN PROCESS

INSTITUTE LOGIN

You can read and replicate the step by step guide given below for the institute login:

  • For the initial step, go to the West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation Portal.
  • Then on the homepage, click on the option ‘institute login’.
  • After that, you will reach the login page.
  • After that select your district from the panel.
  • On the following page, you need to type your user id and password.
  • Then enter the captcha code.
  • Finally, click on the login button, and this way you can do institute login on the portal.

OFFICIAL LOGIN

For official login follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official portal of WBMD&FC.
  • In the next step, click on the option ‘official login’.
  • Then select the option from the given categories there on the options tab.
  • After that, you will be forwarded to the next page.
  • Now, enter the user id, password, and captcha code in the login panel.
  • Finally, click on the login option.

STUDENT LOGIN

You can perform the student login procedure by going along with the guide written below:

  • In the first step, visit the homepage of the West Bengal scholarship portal.
  • After that click on the ‘student login’ option there.
  • On the following page select the district where your institute is located.
  • Click on the ok button.
  • And then on the upcoming page kindly enter your login details.
  • Enter the captcha code.
  • Press the login button on the panel and you are successfully logged in this way.

REGISTERED INSTITUTE LOGIN 2021

There are several institutes of WB listed for the benefits of Aikyashree. If you are from one of the listed institutes then Please read the procedure below to log in as the registered institute on the portal:

  • First of all, go to the portal
  • The second step is to click on the ‘listed institute login’ option.
  • You will be redirected to the next page.
  • On that page, you will see a list of district names.
  • Click on the district of your choice where the listed institute is located nearest.
  • After that, you need to click on the ‘ok’ button.
  • On the upcoming page, you can see the login tab.
  • Enter your username, password, and captcha code in the following box.
  • Then you can click on the ‘submit button.
  • This is how easily you can login to the portal as a selected institute for the Aikyashree benefits.

CHECK THE LIST OF REGISTERED INSTITUTE ONLINE

Every year the authorities choose institutes for the Aikyashree scholarship rewards. To check if your institute is on the list or not, you only need to use the guidance we have prepared for you below:

  • In the first step visit the official webpage of the West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation.
  • And then You will reach the homepage.
  • After landing there, click on the option ‘listed institute list’ on the page.
  • Then select your choice of the district and submit the page.
  • On the following page, a list will appear on your screen.
  • You will be able to check the name on the list from there.

PROCEDURE TO CHECK APPLICATION STATUS

You can easily track your application status online by just reading and replicating the steps given below:

  • In the very first step go to the Aikyashree scholarship portal.
  •  You will land on the homepage of the website.
  • The next step is to click on the option ‘track application’.
  •  Then coming on the next page a panel will appear.
  • On that page, you have to enter the district name and year of registration.
  • Then select the tracking type for the status check.
  • Furthermore, you need to enter the following details:
  • Application user ID
  • Academic session
  • District
  • Date of birth
  • Captcha code
  • After that click on the ‘submit’ button there.
  • By doing that you can see the latest status information regarding the application on the following page.

DOWNLOAD AIKYASHREE APP

You can use the official website for all the scholarship-related tasks online. Furthermore, the department has launched the Aikyashree app for the efficient working of the scheme. Kindly follow the steps given below to download the app.

  • In the first step, you have to click on the link here.
  • Or you can directly visit the official website on your device.
  • You will be redirected to the homepage.
  • Now, you have to click on the option ‘download the Aikyashree App’.
  • You will reach on the download page after selecting the above option.
  • Then click on the ‘install’ option.
  • After the successful installation on your device, you can easily use every respective service on the app.

CONTACT INFORMATION

In the above article, we have covered all the necessary information about Aikyashree scholarships 2021. In case you still have any queries to ask during any procedure on the scholarship portal you can ask it on the details given below:

HELPLINE NUMBER – 18001202130

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