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August 14, 2018

How to apply for Kanyashree

How to apply for Kanyashree

Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme was introduced by Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal. The United Nations has awarded the West Bengal the first place for public service on account of the Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme. The key objective of Kanyashree Prakalpa is to improve the status of girl child in the state by incentivizing schooling of all teenage girls and preventing their early marriages. In this article, we look at Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme in detail.

Objectives of Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme

The objective of Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme are as follows:

  • To provide financial helps to the girls from disadvantaged families to pursue higher studies.
  • To reduce dropouts, especially amongst girls from poor families, who are not covered by any other scholarship
  • To prevent child marriage in West Bengal by increasing the enrolment of girls in secondary education or vocational or sports training.
  • To encourage the delay of marriages of girls until they reach the age of 18.
  • To help students to continue their education for a long time.


Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme Scholarship

The Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme has two benefit components.

Annual Scholarship

Annual scholarship to be paid annually to the girls in the age of 13 to 18, for every year. It helps to ensure that the girls remain in school and unmarried at the time.

On time Grant

Under Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme, one-time grant will be paid to girls between age of 18 and 19.

Kanyashree Prakalpa Scholarship

Scholarship Amount for Kanyashree Prakalpa is as below:

1. K1 (Annual scholarship) – Rs.1000
2. K2 (One‐Time Grant) – Rs.25000
3. K3 for Science stream students (Monthly scholarship)- Rs. 2500
For Arts stream students (Monthly scholarship) – Rs. 2000


Eligibility Criteria for Annual scholarship (K1 Level)

The eligibility criteria to get Annual Scholarship under Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme are given below:

  • Students between 13 and 17 years (before turning 18 years)of age is eligible to get Kanyashree Prakalpa Annual scholarship
  • Applicant should be unmarried
  • Students enrolled in classes VIII‐XII in Government recognised regular or equivalent school or equivalent vocational or any other technical training courses are eligible for this scholarship
  • Students family income should be less than or equal to Rs. 120000 per annum only eligible to apply
  • Family income conditionality to be varied if anyone of the following conditions are true:
    Applicant girl is physically handicapped
    Student’s parents (both father & mother) are deceased
    The applicant’s daughter / ward is already a recipient of the scholarship and applying for a renewal of the   benefit


Eligibility Criteria for One Time Grant (K2 Level)

The eligibility criteria for one time grant under Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme are listed below:

  • Girl age between 18 to 19 years (after turning 18 years and before turn 19) can apply for this.
  • The girl was unmarried on attaining the age of 18 only is eligible
  • If a girl is enrolled and regularly attending an Institution of Higher Education or Training is eligible for One Time Grant
  • To apply for this students family income should be less than or equal to Rs. 120000 per annum only eligible to apply
  • As stated above family income condition can be varied for physically handicapped girls and deceased parents.

Eligibility Criteria for K3

  • Students registered for K2 scheme are only eligible for K3 scheme.
  • To apply Kanyashree K3 scheme, students have to pass Undergraduate degree with at least 45% marks and took admission on any Postgraduate course under any University.
  • There is no any maximum age limit to apply for Kanyashree K3 Prakalpa.

Documents Required

Below mentioned documents should be furnished at the time of application:

  • Age proof document – Copy of Birth Certificate
  • A statement declaration of being unmarried
  • Income certificate
  • Certificate of enrolment and attendance by Head of Institution of Education or Training
  • Copy of Certificate of Disability (for handicapped girls)
  • Photo copy of bank passbook


Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme Application Procedure

Eligible students can apply for Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme by following method. Before applying for Kanyashree Prakalpa eligible girls should open a bank account in her name.

Step 1: Eligible girl student has to collect application form respective educational institution.

Step 2: Fill following details to get the scholarship

  • Personal Details
  • Address
  • Educational Institution Address

Step 3: Signed on that Application form and get signed by parents. Submit the application along with documents to respective educational institution.

Step 4: Head of Department will verify the details furnished by the students and put an official stamp.

Step 5: Obtain acknowledgement slip and keep application number for future reference.

Step 6: After successful submission of Application form, all details will be uploaded on the official webpage of Kanyashree.

Check Status of Kanyashree Prakalpa Application

To get status of Kanyashree Prakalpa Application, follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Visit home page of Kanyashree Prakalpa web portal.

Step 2: Click on Track Application option from the main page.

Step 3: Select the year and Type of scheme from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Enter your date of birth and Application ID and captcha image.

Step 5: Click on submit

Status of your application will be displayed.

Payment Mode

The Annual scholarship or one-time grant will be paid to the beneficiaries by way of fund transfer through a bank account. Once the application is approved, the applicant will be helped in the opening and operating a bank account by the banking partner. Bank account can be opened in any Scheduled Bank as per the Second Schedule of Reserve bank of India Act.

Renewal of Annual Scholarship

The procedures for applications of renewal scholarships will be the same as for new applications. All documents except income certificate is to be provided for renewal. All documents and application will be scrutinized and verified as directed above.

Kanyashree K3 Prakalpa

On July 28th, 2017 the Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal announced that Kanyashree K3 for girl students currently studying at any University. This K3 scholarship will help the girl students to pursue her Higher Studies