West Bengal Scholarship 2023

Scholarship Name Last Date
Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students West Bengal 2023 31 October 2023
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students West Bengal 2023 31 October 2023
Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students West Bengal 2023 31 October 2023
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST Students West Bengal 2023 31 October 2023


West Bengal Scholarship: The West Bengal State Government of India coordinates with its Backward Class Welfare Development and Tribal Development Department to provide scholarships to students hailing from different sections of society in the state. Among scholarships that the West Bengal Government has provisions for include Pre-Matric and Post-Matric scholarships for students from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), and Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Such groups, due to financial constraints, cannot afford to pay for higher studies. Thus, the West Bengal State Government funds their education fees via scholarships.

The West Bengal Government has launched the OASIS Scholarships portal, where it receives scholarship applications and processes the scholarship forms.

Herein you can learn more about the West Bengal State Government scholarships.

West Bengal Scholarships: Various Types

Refer to the following details for information on the different types of West Bengal Government scholarships:

  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST Students

SC/ST students admitted in Classes 9 and 10 in the schools in the West Bengal state are the beneficiaries of this scholarship scheme. The financial assistance varies from INR 150 to INR 750 per month. Additionally, the beneficiaries get an extra ad-hoc grant of up to INR 1000 per year.

  1. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC Students

This scholarship is open for SC/OBC/ST students who are studying at the Post-Matriculation or Post-Secondary level. Under this scholarship scheme, the scholarship amount varies from INR 600 to INR 1200.

West Bengal Scholarships: Eligibility Criteria

You can find information about the eligibility norms of the West Bengal Scholarships below:

  • It is mandatory for the applicant to have domicile status of the Indian state of West Bengal
  • Candidates hailing from SC/ST/OBC categories are eligible for the Pre-Matric Scholarships; and SC/ST students are eligible to apply for the Post-Matric Scholarships
  • In case of Pre-Matric scholarships for SC/ST students, the annual family income of the aspirant must not be over 2 lakhs per annum
  • As far as Post-Matric scholarships for SC/ST/OBC students are concerned, the yearly family income of SC/ST students must not exceed INR 2.5 lakh per year; for OBC students, this limit is pegged at INR 1 lakh per year
  • If applying for the Pre-Matric scholarships, the applicant has to be a student of Class IX or Class X 
  • Candidates who are enrolled in Class 11, Class 12, undergraduate-level or post-graduate-level courses are invited to apply for the Post-Matric scholarships

West Bengal Scholarships: Registration/Application Process

Interested candidates can submit their applications via the OASIS scholarship portal, as seen below:

  • You have to first browse the home page of the OASIS web portal, oasis.gov.in
  • Under the “Students Corner” section, navigate to the “Student’s Registration” tab and click on it
  • When done, you have to select the district where your Institute is situated
  • Then, the system will display the Registration form, where you have to enter the requisite details
  • After Registration, the system generates your login details, including “Username” and “Password”
  • Your next step includes clicking the “Registered Student’s Login” tab, after which you are required to sign in to your account with your login credentials
  • Proceed by filling out the mandatory fields in the Application Form; uploading scanned copies of the compulsory documents is also necessary
  • Once done, you should cross-check all details in your Application
  • If you have provided all correct details, go ahead and submit your Application
  • Note down your Application Number for later reference
  • Having a print copy of your Application is mandatory for your records also

West Bengal Scholarships: List of Documents

Applicants have to submit the below-mentioned list of documents for applying to the West Bengal Scholarships:

  • Identity documents, which include Aadhaar Card
  • Attested copy of Caste Certificate
  • Income Certificate attested copy
  • Marksheets and other educational certificates of previous years’ exams
  • Bank documents, which include a copy of first page of bank passbook

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