In order to encourage the study of Hindi in Non-Hindi speaking states, Government of West Bengal has implemented the Hindi Scholarship Scheme for the post-matric students [H.S, UG, PG., 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 as one of the combination subjects. The total quota of Hindi Scholarships for West Bengal is 239.

Hindi Scholarship Rates:

Stage of Study Quota (239) Rate Eligibility for Applying
For H.S. stage 143 @Rs.300/- per month Hindi is to be a subject in the H.S. course and 60% marks in aggregate in the Matric Exam (Madhamik/CBSE/ICSE etc).
For Graduation (UG) stage 72 @Rs.500/-per month Hindi is to a subject in the UG-course and 60% aggregate marks in the H.S.Exam.
For Post-Graduation (PG) and/or Research Stage 24 @Rs.1000/-per month Hindi to be the subject of study and 60% marks in Graduation or Post-Graduation as the case may be.


  • The student should belong to a non-Hindi speaking state and be ordinarily residing in West Bengal.
  • His /Her mother-tongue should not be Hindi.
  • Candidates who belong to non-Hindi speaking states but have been residing for any purpose in a Hindi speaking state will not be eligible for the scholarship
  • Candidates who wish to pursue their studies through correspondence course or who are preparing for an examination privately will not be eligible.

How to apply?

Prescribed application forms may be obtained (till 07 days prior to the submission
deadline noted below) either by hand from the Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education
Directorate, West Bengal, Bikash Bhaban, North Block, 9th Floor, Bidhannagar, Kolkata-700
091, between 12 noon to 4 p.m. on any working day on production of the original Mark Sheet or by sending a self-addressed and stamped (Rs.5/-) envelope with attested photocopy of Mark Sheet to the above address.

Completed application forms will be received upto 30th December, 2017 between 1-2 noon and 4 p.m. on all working days in the above office. Forms received after 30.12.2017 will be summarily rejected.

Application Deadline: December 30, 2017.


Scholarship & Stipend Section of Education, Directorate, West Bengal, Bikash Bhaban, North Block, 9th Floor, Kolkata-700091

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