Bangabasi College, Kolkata Scholarships

Kolkata (West Bengal) Estd : 1887 Approved by : NAAC, AICTE Type : Private
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West Bengal Government Merit cum Means Scholarship

The State Government has introduced from the academic year 2006-2007 a new scholarship scheme named 'West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme' for providing financial assistance to the poor but meritorious students of the State pursuing higher studies at various post-Madhyamik levels.

Meritorious students coming from poor families, who are domiciled in West Bengal and have en¬rolled themselves in one of the State Govt., institutions or State Govt., aided institutions after passing out from the State Board/Council of Secondary/Higher Secondary Education or a State-aided Uni¬versity in West Bengal will be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Rates & Quota of West Bengal Government Merit cum Means Scholarship

SI. No. Level Rate (per month) Quota



Rs. 500/-



UG (Arts)

Rs. 750/-




Rs. 750/-



UG (Science)

Rs. 900/-



UG (Professional Courses other than Engg./Med.)

Rs. 900/-



UG (Polytechnic)

Rs. 750/-



UG (Engineering)

Rs. 1400/-



UG (Medicine including MBBS,BDS,BHMS etc.)

Rs. 1500/-



PG (Arts)

Rs. 1200/-



PG (Commerce)

Rs. 1200/-



PG (Science)

Rs. 1400/-



PG (Professional Courses other than Engg./Med.)

Rs. 1400/-


Total number of Scholarships =


Though the Department of Higher Education of the Government of West Bengal acts as the nodal department for this scholarship scheme, for ease of administering the scheme it has been decided that the concerned Directorates be given the responsibility to run the scheme for the students and courses falling within their respective jurisdictions. Thus, the Directorate of School Education (DSE) handles the H.S.-level; the Education Directorate (i.e. the Directorate of Public Instruction, or DPI) handles the UG (Arts, Commerce, Science and non-Engg. & non-Med. Professional Courses)-level as well as the PG (Arts, Commerce, Science and non-Engg. & non-Med. Professional Courses)-level; the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) handles the UG (Engg.)-level; the Directorate of Technical Education & Training (DTET) handles the UG (Polytechnic)-level and the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) handles the UG (Med.)-level of the scholarship scheme. There is a high-power Steering Committee headed by the Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge of Higher Education, West Bengal, for the over-all supervision and monitoring of the scheme.

There is no system of distributing any prescribed application forms for this scholarship; instead the application format is published in newspaper advertisements inserted by the Government of West Bengal around June-July seeking applications for the scholarship. For applicants in the 2007-08 academic year the minimum eligibility criteria included: (i) Yearly Income of the applicant's family from all sources not exceeding Rs. 80,000/-, and, (ii) 75% marks in aggregate in the Madhyamik or the H.S. Exam, for applying respectively for the H.S.-level or the UG-level scholarships, or 55% marks in the Honours subject in graduation for the PG-level scholarships.

In order to extend relief to the poor and meritorious students admitted into Govt. Engineering and Technology colleges, the State Govt, has taken measures to grant the benefit of full and half free studentship. 10% students selected on merit cum means basis will come under the purview of the scheme each year. Private self financing colleges have also been brought under such facilities extent of minimum 5%.

* Rs. 8,31,76,800/- for fresh cases and Rs. 6,62,57,250/- for renewal cases have been sub-alloted to 5 (Five) Directors for disbursement of Scholarship money.

West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation - Scholarship

The West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation has taken up various schemes for Economic Welfare, Scholarships, vocational training, mass awareness and career counselling which are running successfully for person belonging to the notified religious minority Communities i.e, Muslim/Christian/Buddhist/Sikh/Jain and Parsee for their economic upliftment .

Some of the Function of this Corporation:-

  • To provide financial assistance to the minorities for self employment in the form of Soft Loan.
  • To provide different scholarships (Merit-Cum-Means, Post Matric, Pre Matric and Talent support stipend) for poor and meritorious students.
  • To provide Education Loans for poor and meritorious students.
  • To promote training programmes for development and up gradation of skill.
  • To provide training for various competitive exams.
  • To undertake programmes for empowerment of minority women.

Backward Classes Welfare for Post-Matric Scholarship to SC/ST & OBC students by Government of West Bengal

Post-matric scholarship to SC/ST students

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe students studying at post matriculation or post secondary stages to enable them to complete their education. The Income ceiling of parents/guardian has recently been enhanced from Rs. 2, 00,000/- p.a. to Rs. 2, 50,000/- p.a.

The Government of India bears the entire expenditure beyond the committed liability which is to be borne by the State Government. The committed liability of the State government is equal to the sum total of expenditure incurred during the closing year of the last plan period. Thus the committed liability of the State Government for the year 2012-13 shall be equal to the total expenditure incurred under each of the schemes (Post-Matric Scholarship for SC and Post-Matric Scholarship for ST) during 2011-12, the last year of the 11th Five-Year Plan period. The rates of Post-Matric Scholarship have been revised with effect from 01-07-2010. However, the Govt. of India has decided that such committed liability shall be decided by calculating the expenditure in the pre-revised rates.

The State Government follows the rates fixed by the Government of India. However, in cases of Post-Matric Scholarship for hostellers in Group III & IV are less (Rs. 570/- & Rs.380/- per month respectively) than the rates fixed by the State Government, the State Govt. pays at higher rates fixed by the State Govt. (Rs.750/- per month) and the additional burden is borne by the State Government.

The scholarship is given for study of various recognized post secondary courses pursued in recognized educational institutions. Since the maintenance allowance for different c o u r s e s vary widely, the same have been grouped into 4 categories and shown below as I, II, III, and IV. The amount of scholarship admissible for each group has also been indicated below. Tuition fees and compulsory nonrefundable fees are also paid as per approved rate of the Govt. institution.

Post-matric scholarship to OBC students:

The objective of this Scheme is to provide financial assistance to O.B.C. students studying at Post-secondary stages of education to enable them to complete their education. This scheme has been implemented in this state from the financial year 2003-04.

The scholarship is given for study of various recognized Postsecondary courses pursued in recognized educational institutions. Same procedure for payment of Post-matric scholarship to SC/ST student is followed. There is a ceiling of family income of Rs.1,00,000/- p.a.



Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship for Meritorious Students

The foundation is one of the top NGOs in Bangalore and has setup several schools, colleges, hospitals and constructed many pathshalas (rural schools) apart from initiating and running many welfare schemes and vocational courses for the benefit of the poor and deprived. Besides awarding scholarships to more than 12000 students each year, the Foundation has been extending financial support to more than 500 charitable institutions annually to sustain their activities for over 46 years now.

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Contact Details of Bangabasi College, Kolkata

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    +91-33- 2360 5995 , 2350 0273
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  • Address:
    19, Rajkumar Chakraborty Sarani, Kolkata 700009

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