Vivekananda Scholarship (Merit-cum-Means -SVMCM)

Everything you need to know about the Vivekananda scholarship will be curated in this blog post. So, stay close and get the information you need.

One of the best things you can do for yourself as either a high school student or high school graduate, aspiring to enter college is to search for scholarship opportunities that will help you support yourself financially, especially if you are not financially buoyant to put yourself through school.

 Thousands of scholarships exist for different purposes. Some of these scholarships are provided by the government of a particular country like the Aikyashree scholarship, while some are provided through the joint effort and resources of some individuals, making them a non-profit organization like the Voyager Scholarship.

Other categories of scholarships also exist for educational purposes as there are scholarships for different fields of study like engineering, accounting, agriculture, criminal justice major, and other fields of study.

 There are also scholarships for children of police officers and also scholarships for the children of first responders because of the high risk associated with the jobs their parents do. Their children are given scholarship opportunities in case of injuries or death during the job to support them financially.

Just as these scholarships exist, you can choose any one of them that you are eligible for and start applying for them. Added to the already existing list of scholarships is the Vivekananda scholarship which will be talked about in this article. Without further ado, let’s delve properly into what the scholarship is all about.

Vivekananda scholarship

Vivekananda scholarship

The Vivekananda scholarship is another scholarship that is provided by the government of Bengal in India. Intending to assist the meritorious students belonging to economically backward families in the State of West Bengal to pursue higher studies, the Government of West Bengal introduced this scheme of giving scholarships at different levels of higher studies, at educational institutions based in West Bengal. The Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme has been thoroughly revamped in the year 2016 to cover more number of students as well as to enhance the scholarship amounts significantly.

What does the swami vivekananda scholarship Cover?

The scheme benefits students studying in regular mode of Class XI and XII, and at under Graduate level in Science/Arts/Commerce, Engineering, Medical, and Technical / Professional courses. Postgraduate level students pursuing Science/Arts/Commerce & Technical/Management. These scholarships will be sanctioned to deserving students on merit-cum-means criteria.

Swami Vivekananda scholarship programs, amounts, and eligibility

The scholarship amount for this scholarship varies, depending on the program. The table below will provide the different scholarship programs, their eligibility, and their scholarship amounts.

CourseEligibility CriteriaScholarship Rate per Month (RS.)
UG (ARTS)At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam1000/-
UG(COMMERCE)            At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam               1000/-
UG (SCIENCE)   At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam               1500/-
UG (OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, UGC APPROVED)At least 60% marks in Last Qualifying Exam1500/-
PG (ARTS)At least 53% marks for SVMCM and 45% for Kanyashree(K3 applicants in Last Qualifying Exam    2000/-
PG (COMMERCE)At least 53% marks for SVMCM and 45% for Kanyashree(K3 applicants in Last Qualifying Exam    2000/-  
PG (SCIENCE)                    At least 53% marks for SVMCM and 45% for Kanyashree(K3 applicants in Last Qualifying Exam2500/-
PG (OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, UGC APPROVED)At least 53% marks in Last Qualifying Exam2500/-

To read up on the rest of the different scholarship programs, eligibility criteria, and amounts, Click Here

Swami Vivekananda scholarship renewal – How to Renew

To renew this scholarship, follow the steps below;

  • Go to the official website of the  swami vivekananda scholarship, and click on the registration icon
  • Click on “topper” and click on “select application type”. Choose the renewal application option
  • Click on “Select action type” and choose “Apply for renewal”
  • Click on Proceed
  • Validate your application ID by typing in your application ID and then clicking on “validate ID”

For renewal of scholarship, applications must be submitted online to the concerned scholarship sanctioning authority within one month from the date of his/her admission in the next higher class due to promotion by passing in the first attempt (In case of Semester mode-All Semester Examinations need to be cleared in the first attempt).

Renewal cases (concentrated only at a particular level of study) will be sanctioned subject to good academic performance (Minimum 60% marks should be obtained from Higher Secondary Level to Undergraduate Level(combining both semesters) at the promotional examination) and 50% marks (combining both semesters) at Post Graduate Level.

Swami Vivekananda scholarship helpline number

The helpline number for the Swami Vivekananda scholarship is +1800-102-8014. It operates during official working hours, from 10 AM to 4 PM on regular working days. Swami Vivekananda Scholarship has a method to support and help Students only by phone call.

Step 1: First call the Scholarship helpline number. Swami Vivekananda Scholarship helpline number is 18001028014. You must call the helpline during office hours i.e. between 11 am and 4 pm except on holidays.

Step 2: When you call the Scholarship helpline number you will be given t many options to choose from. One of the options will say “Dial 1 to know about Swami Vivekananda Scholarship” and then you have to click 1.

Step 3: Next you will be asked for your Name and Application ID from the helpline. After Verifying those Details Helpline Executive will Help you and Solve your Queries Regarding your Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Application. Also, if you want to know more information about the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship, you can easily get it from the Swami Vivekananda Scholarship Helpline.

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship official website

The Swami Vivekananda Scholarship official website is

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How to obtain Swami Vivekananda scholarship income certificate Online

To obtain the scholarship income certificate online, you have to apply for an Income Certificate Online Register in the TN eSevai portal. Register for CAN to access the application form. After the registration, log in to the website. Choose the “Revenue Department” option. And click on the “REV-103 Income Certificate” option from the list. Enter the CAN number and search for your records.

How to apply for swami vivekananda scholarship – application form

To apply for this scholarship, you need to take the following steps;

Step 1 – Online Registration

Step 2 – Online Application

Step 3 -: Document Upload

Step 4 – Submission of Application

Step 5 – Editing of Application Details

To find out more details about the procedure of filling out the application form, Click Here

Click Here to proceed with registration

SVMCM status check – How to check your application status

To check for your application status, follow the steps below;

  • Go to the official website of the  swami vivekananda scholarship, and click on the registration icon
  • Click on “topper” and click on “select application type”. Choose the application type you want.
  • Then click on Select Action and choose Applicant status
  • Click on Proceed
  • Enter the applicant ID and click on proceed


This scholarship is available for you to apply for. So, do so before the deadline. Good luck!