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Scholarship & Stipend
In order that no brilliant student is prevented from pursuing post-matric, higher studies because of poverty, the Central Government as well as the State Government introduced various scholarship schemes, five of which are being currently administered in the state by the Scholarship and Stipend Section of the Education Directorate, Government of West Bengal, Bikash Bhavan, 9th floor, North Block, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 091:
 
National Scholarship Scheme
National Merit Scholarship Scheme
D.P.I. Special Stipend Scheme
Hindi Scholarship Scheme
West Bengal Govt. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme
 
D.P.I. Special Stipend Scheme:
 
This covers two types of financial assistance: (i) General Stipend, and (ii) Ad-hoc grant.

D.P.I. Special Stipends (General Stipend) are given to those Madhyamik-passed / graduation-passed students who have good results but not enough to get them a place in the merit list for National Scholarship / National Merit Scholarship. A fresh Madhyamik-passed student may continue to get the stipend till the last year of his / her graduation, provided he/she continues to perform above a prescribed level in each of the intervening promotional examinations.
 
Current rate, quota and eligibility information for D.P.I. Special Stipend Scheme (General Stipend):
 
Qualifying students Stipend for which stage of study Total quota Rate per month Current Minimum marks required Guardians' / parents income ceiling (per annum)
M.R-passed
H.S.& U.G
250
Rs.40/-
65%
Rs. 25,000 p.a.(for
Non-salaried parents/
Guardians)
Rs. 35,000/- p.a.(for
Non-salaried parents/
Guardians)
Graduation (with Honours) -passed
PG
200
Rs.60/-
50%
Rs.50,000/-p.a (for non-salaried parents/ Gurdians
Rs.60,000/- p.a. (for Salaried parents/ Guardians)
 
The other category of D.P.I. Special Stipend, called Ad-hoc Grant, is given to four institutions in the state - (i) R.K. Mission Vidyapith, Purulia, (ii) R.K. Mission Ashrama, Sarisha, (iii) R. K .Mission MultiĀ¬purpose school, Kamarpukur and (iv) Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College, who in turn disburse this grant among a fixed number of their most needy and meritorious students.
 
Efforts are on to revise and rationalise the rate and quota of D.P.I. Special Stipends (both General Stipend and Ad-hoc Grants).
 
Source : Department of School Education (Annual Report)