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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
 
Hindi Scholarship Scheme:
 
In order to encourage the study of Hindi in Non-Hindi speaking states, Government of India has implemented the Hindi Scholarship Scheme for the post-matric students [H.S., U.G., P.G., and Research (M. Phil. / Ph.D. etc)]. The scholarship is given to students whose mother tongue is not Hindi and who are studying in a Non-Hindi speaking state in a recognized full-time course with Hindi as the sole subject or as one of the combination subjects. The total quota of Hindi Scholarships for West Bengal is 239.
 
Hindi Scholarship Rates and Eligibility Criteria:
 
Stage of Study Quota (239) Rate Eligibility for applying
For H.S. stage
143
@Rs.300/-pm
Hindi is to be subject In H.S. course and 60% marks in aggregate in the Matric Exam. (Madhyamik / CBSE/ICSE etc.)
For Graduation (UG) stage
72
@Rs.500/-pm
Hindi to be a subject in UG-course and 60% aggregate marks in the H.S. Exam.
For Post-Graduation (PG) and/or Research Stage
24
@Rs.1000/-pm
Hindi to be the subject of study and 60% marks in Graduation or Post-Graduation as the case may be
 
Source : Department of School Education (Annual Report)
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