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:
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
Eligibility for applying
For H.S. stage
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
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
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)