Aikyashree Scholarship 2023 – Last Date, Eligibility, Benefits and How to Apply

January 29, 2024

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Aikyashree is a scholarship scheme run by the state government of West Bengal. West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation (WBMDFC: wbmdfc scholarship.org) regulates the scheme. The West Bengal government started this scholarship scheme to provide financial aid to underprivileged students belonging to the minority classes.

Financially poor students from Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain, and Parsi communities are entitled to get help under this scheme. However, they must fulfil some specific eligibility criteria to avail themselves of the benefits. The Aikyashree scholarship scheme covers poor students’ education from Class 01 to the PhD level. The beneficiaries have to renew their application whenever needed to continue their candidature.

Aikyashree 2023 Latest News:

POST-MATRIC, MERIT-CUM-MEANS, and SVMCM Scholarships for fresh AND renewal candidates have been fixed on March 31, 2023. If a student cannot renew for MCM and Post Matric Scheme for any specific reason, he or she may apply as a FRESH APPLICANT for the current session, which is 2022–2023.

Aikyashree Scholarship Notification 2023

West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (WBMDFC) is yet to release notification for this year, however candidates can refer to previous year notification.

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Aikyashree Scholarship: Overview

The following are the highlights of the scholarship scheme. Aspiring candidates may go through the following information.

ParticularsDetails
Name of the ScholarshipAikyashree Scholarship. Also known as oikosri
Launched byWest Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (WBMDFC)
StateWest Bengal
Launched forStudents belonging to Minority communities (Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Muslim, Parsi & Christian)
Scholarship TypeState Government scheme
Method of ApplicationOnline
Official Websitewww.wbmdfcscholarship.in , www.wbmdfc.org (wbmdfc scholarship.org)
Session2022-23
Eligible CoursesClass 1 to PhD
Application Start Date15 August 2022
Application Closing Date31 October 2022
Helpline Number1800-120-2130 6290875550 (Technical Helpdesk)
Helpline Email IDscholarship.wbmdfc@gmail.com

Aikyashree Scholarship Important Dates

WBMDFC announces essential dates regarding the application, exam, and results in the official notification on wbmdfc scholarship.org. The following are the important dates as per the previous year notification:

ScholarshipStart DateLast Date
Pre-matric scholarship (for meritorious students from class-1 to class-10)15 August 202231 October 2022
Post-matric scholarship (for meritorious students from class-11 to PhD)15 August 202231 October 2022
Merit-cum-Means scholarship (for technical and professional courses)15 August 202231 October 2022
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship15 August 202231 October 2022
Hindi Scholarship Scheme15 August 202231 October 2022
(previous year dates)

List of Aikyashree(oikosri) Scholarships with Details

When WBMDFC started this scheme in 2019-20, there were only three scholarship schemes. But now it has five schemes in total. The following is the list of scholarships provided under the Aikyashree scholarship scheme:

  • West Bengal Pre Matric Scholarship
  • West Bengal Post Matric Scholarship
  • Swami Vivekanand Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal
  • Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

Details of Scholarship Programmes

Scholarship NameDetails
West Bengal Pre- matric ScholarshipClass 1 to Class 10 students can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship amount ranges from Rs. 150 to Rs. 750 per month. Selected students get an additional Ad hoc Reward of up to Rs. 1000 per year along with the scholarship amount.
West Bengal Post-matric ScholarshipClass 11 & 12, Graduation, and Post-graduation students can apply for this scholarship. This scholarship offers financial aid to SC, ST, and OBC students. The scholarship amount ranges from Rs. 160 to Rs. 1200 per month. 
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West BengalThis scholarship is only for female students. The scholarship is offered to students who have qualified for class-12 from any board in West Bengal. Female students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Basic Science/Engineering/Medicine at any institute in West Bengal can apply for this scholarship. Students will get Rs. 3000 per month, if eligible. Students also get a yearly book grant of Rs. 2000.
Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)This is a  merit-cum-means scholarship. This scholarship is for Technical and Professional candidates. Financial support of up to Rs. 8000 per month is given to students depending on the level of education or program. This scholarship’s distribution is subject to the student’s academic advantage and financial need.
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West BengalThis scholarship is offered to support the Hindi language students in Non-Hindi speaking states like West Bengal. Students studying in higher secondary, undergraduate, postgraduate, and research level courses (M.Phil., PhD or M.Lit. etc.) can apply for this scholarship. Aikyashree scholarship amount ranges from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 per month in this program.

Aikyashree Eligibility Criteria

There are five scholarships under this scheme. All of them differ in various ways. Eligibility for each scholarship is one of them. Every scholarship program under this scheme has different eligibility criteria. The following are the eligibility criteria for the Aikyashree scholarship scheme’s different programs:

West Bengal Pre-matric Scholarship

  • The student must be a resident of West Bengal state.
  • He/she should be a student of class 1 to class 10.
  • He/she should belong to ST/SC category only.
  • Their yearly household income should not be more than 2,00,000.

West Bengal Post-matric Scholarship

  • The student must be a resident of the state of West Bengal.
  • He/she should be a student of class 11, 12, Graduation, or Postgraduation.
  • He/she should belong to ST/SC or OBC category only.
  • Their yearly household income should not be more than 1,00,000 (for OBC), 2,00,000 (for SC) and 2,50,000 (for ST).

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal

  • The student must be female and a resident of Bengal.
  • She must have passed the 12th class from any board.
  • She must be aspiring to study Basic Science, Medicine, or Engineering from any known institute in West Bengal.

Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)

  • The student must be residing in West Bengal.
  • He/she must be studying in class 11 or 12.

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The student must be pursuing a degree in Engineering, Medicine, or technical/professional courses (other than regular graduation or postgraduation course).

  • 75% marks are mandatory in class 10 if the student is pursuing a diploma or studying at a higher secondary level.
  • 75% marks are mandatory in class 12 if the student is studying at the undergraduate level.
  • The yearly household income of the student should not be more than 2.5 lakhs.
  • The scholarship will be sanctioned on merit-cum-means criteria.
  • Students pursuing research programs (M.Phil or Ph.D.) from any state-aided institute are also eligible for this program.

Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West Bengal

  • The student must be residing in West Bengal.
  • He/she should belong to a non-Hindi-speaking state.
  • He/she should have passed secondary, higher secondary, graduation, postgraduation, or equivalent degree.
  • At least 60% marks are mandatory in the last qualifying exam in the first attempt with Hindi as one of the subjects.

Aikyashree(oikosri) Scholarship Amount

Aikyashree scholarship is fully funded by the state government and it is granted only to students who have scored minimum qualifying marks in the previous exam. The scheme divides beneficiaries into two groups – Day scholars and hostellers. Hostellers get monetary benefits moderately higher than day scholars. The following are the Aikyshree scholarship amount under different programs for hostellers and day scholars.

Scholarship Incentives for Hostellers

ScholarshipClassAdmission Fee & Tuition Fee WaiverMaintenance Allowance WaiverTotal Benefits
Pre-Matric1 to 5
Pre-Matric6 to 10Rs. 4400Rs. 6600Rs. 11000
Post-Matric11 and 12Rs. 7700Rs. 4200Rs. 11900
Post-Matric11 and 12 (equivalent technical and vocational courses)Rs. 11,000Rs. 4200Rs. 15200
Post-MatricUndergraduate and PostgraduateRs. 3300Rs. 6300Rs. 9600
Post-MatricM.Phil and PhDRs. 3300Rs. 13200Rs. 16500
Merit-cum-MeansMedical Engineering, Management, Law, Chartered Accountant, etc. coursesRs. 22,000Rs. 11000Rs. 33000

Scholarship Incentives for Day Scholars

ScholarshipClassAdmission Fee & Tuition Fee WaiverMaintenance Allowance WaiverTotal Benefits
Pre-Matric1 to 5Rs. 1100Rs. 1100
Pre-Matric6 to 10Rs. 4400Rs. 1100Rs. 5500
Post-Matric11 and 12Rs. 7700Rs. 2500Rs. 10200
Post-Matric11 and 12 (equivalent technical and vocational courses)Rs. 11,000Rs. 2500Rs. 13500
Post-MatricUndergraduate and PostgraduateRs. 3300Rs. 3300Rs. 6600
Post-MatricM.Phil and PhDRs. 3300Rs. 6000Rs. 9300
Merit-cum-MeansMedical Engineering, Management, Law, Chartered Accountant, etc. coursesRs. 22,000Rs. 5500Rs. 27500

Aikyashree Scholarship Application Process 2023

The following is the process to apply for the Aikyashree scholarship:

1st Step – Student Registration

  1. Visit the official website of WBMDFC for the Aikyashree scholarship portal (wbmdfc scholarship.org).
  2. Choose New Registration.
  3. Select the district in which you’re studying.
  4. Fill in the required information and generate your login ID and password.

2nd Step – Student’s Login

  1. Check your e-mail or phone message to get your password.
  2. Use your login ID and password to login into the student portal.

3rd Step – Complete Application

  1. Fill in the following details:
    • Basic information
    • Academic information
    • Bank details
  2. Check every information carefully before final submission. Submit.
  3. Take a printout of the application form for future reference.
  4. Also, submit a copy of the application form at the concerned institute along with the photocopy of the bank passbook.

Required Documents

If you want to apply for the Aikyashree scholarship, you must ensure that you have all the required documents available. If not, you should arrange them first and then only start with the application. The following are the required documents for the Aikyashree application:

  • Adhar Card
  • Passport size photo
  • Current year fee receipt
  • Last exam’s mark sheet
  • Income certificate
  • Certificate of the minority community
  • Residential certificate
  • Bank details
  • Mobile number

Aikyashree Application Portals

Although you can access the application webpage of any scholarship program from WBMDFC’s official website, there are different portals for each scholarship. The following are different application portals for different scholarships under the Aikyshree scheme.

West Bengal Pre- matric ScholarshipThe application can be sent via the portal http://oasis.gov.in/
West Bengal Post-matric ScholarshipThe application can be sent via the portal http://oasis.gov.in/
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West BengalThe application can be sent via the portal https://jbnsts.ac.in/
Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship (SVMCM)The application can be received via the portal www.wbmdfcscholarship.gov.in or https://svmcm.wbhed.gov.in
Hindi Scholarship Scheme, West BengalThe application can be sent offline to the following address: Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education, Directorate, West Bengal, Bikash Bhawan, DF Block, Salt Lake Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091

How to Track Your Application Status?

You can see the current status of your application by following the following steps:

  1. Visit West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation’s official website (wbmdfc scholarship.org).
  2. Choose the Track Application option from the menu.
  3. Now select district, and enter your login ID, password, and captcha code to log in.
  4. There you can see your application’s current status.

Aikyashree Scholarship Application Renewal Process

West Bengal government’s Aikyashree scholarship is not a one-time benefit scheme. Deserving students can get financial aid over the years. But the mere first application isn’t enough for continuous benefit. Students have to renew their application and update it with the relevant information at prescribed times. 15 December 2022 is the last date for application renewal. The following are the steps to renew the Aikyashree scholarship application:

  1.  Visit the official website (wbmdfc scholarship.org)
  2. Click the Renewal Application option
  3. Select the district of your institute and click OK on the dialogue box appearing on the screen
  4. Use your login credentials (application ID, date of birth, password) and captcha code to log in.
  5. A one-time password (OTP) will be received on the registered mobile number. Enter the OPT and submit.
  6. There will be two options – Renew Application and Withdraw Application. Choose Renew Application.
  7. Enter the required details again i.e. name, parent’s name, email ID, DOB, etc. Submit.
  8. Fill in previous and current year academic details. Submit.
  9. Check if entered bank details match your passbook.
  10. Check the confirmation mark that says, ‘I confirm that the bank account details are ok to the best of my knowledge & belief. Submit.
  11. Upload necessary documents.
  12. Review all the information once again and click Submit and Lock Renewal Application.
  13. Confirm if the provided information is true. Make a final submission.
  14. Take a printout for future reference.

Procedure To Do Institute Login

The procedure for doing institute login is quite similar to student login. The following are steps to institute login:

  1. Visit the official website of WBMDFC (wbmdfc scholarship.org).
  2. You will see the Institute Login option on the home page. Click on it.
  3. Select your district
  4. Enter your login ID, password, and captcha code to login into the institute portal.

Procedure To Do Official Login

The procedure for doing official login is a bit different than institute login. The following are steps to student login:

  1. Visit the official website of WBMDFC (wbmdfc scholarship.org).
  2. Click the Official Login tab.
  3. Choose the relevant login option out of the following;
    • Login to the district
    • Log in to your state (FOR MCM)
    • Login to the State (FOR SVMCM)
    • Log in to your state (FOR MCM 20-21)
    • Log in to your state (FOR SVMCM 20-21)
  4. Now enter your login ID, password, and captcha. Click login.

Aikyashree Helpline and Contact Details

Students can reach out to the authorities to seek any help and report any issues concerning the Aikyashree scholarship. The following are the contact details of WBMDFC (wbmdfc scholarship.org) :

  • Helpline number (landline) – 033-4047468
  • WhatsApp number – 8017071714
  • Toll-free number – 1800-120-2130
  • Technical Helpdesk – 6290875550
  • Email address – wbmdfc@gmail.com

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FAQs

How much scholarship amount will I get from Aikyashree WBMDFC scholarship 2023?

The Aikyshree scholarship amount differs under the different programs. For instance, the scholarship amount is different under the Pre-Matric Scholarship, Post-Matric Scholarship, Swami Vivekanand Merit-cum-Means Scholarship, Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship, West Bengal, and Hindi Scholarship Scheme. Further, there are two groups under each type of scholarship – hostellers and day scholars. They both get different scholarship amounts under the same scholarship program. So, how much you will get as a scholarship amount depends on the type of scholarship and group.

What is the last date to apply for the Aikyashree scholarship?

According to the official website of West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation, the last date to apply for the Aikyshree scholarship is 31 December 2022.

What are the percentage criteria for Aikyashree Scholarship?

The percentage criteria for the Aikyshree scholarship differs in various scholarship types. For the Swami Vivekanand Merit-cum-Means scholarship, students need to score at least 75% in classes 10 and 12. Generally, it requires 53% in postgraduation, 55% in professional courses, and 50% in 10 and 12th. Students need to score at least 50% marks in the previous exam to renew the application.

Can students from other states apply for this scholarship program?

Aikyashree scholarship is exclusive to the resident students of West Bengal. It is a mandatory criterion to be a resident of West Bengal to be eligible for this scholarship. Therefore, students from other states can not apply for this scholarship. However, Hindi Scholarship Scheme is an exception where students from other non-Hindi-speaking states can apply for this scholarship. But they must be residing in West Bengal.