Hindi Scholarships 2016-17 are offering by the Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal to the students of West Bengal who passed in 2016 the Madhyamik, the Higher Secondary or the Degree (Pass or Honours) Examination or their equivalent examination of the other recognized examining bodies including Voluntary Hindi Organizations and got themselves admitted in the same year in the next higher course with Hindi as one of its subjects. The students of B.Ed./B.T. Course, where both the contents and methods of teaching Hindi are studied, will be eligible to apply for Hindi Scholarship. Ph.D. or M.Phil or M.Litt candidates of Hindi Language or Literature are also eligible to apply, if they have registered in such studies in 2016. Last Date : The application should be received upto 30th December, 2016 Eligibility Criteria : =@> The Student should belong to a non-Hindi speaking State and be ordinarily residing in West Bengal are entitled to apply for Hindi Scholarship. =@> The candidates’ mother-tongue should not be Hindi. =@> Only those candidates will be eligible, who have passed the qualifying examination in the first attempt. =@> Candidates should secure at least 60% marks in the qualifying examination. Not Eligible : ó 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. ó Candidates who wish to pursue their studies through Correspondence Course or who are preparing for an examination privately will not be eligible. ó Candidates who are preparing for two Courses simultaneously will not be eligible, unless Hindi is one of the subjects of study in both those Courses. ó Candidates in employment, whether full or part time, or whether in a private Organization or a Government Organization, will not be eligible unless they are sponsored by the concerned State Government/Union Territory Administration and provided they execute a Bond with such State Government /Union Territory Administration, if so required by them (State/UT). Application Process : *()= The interested candidates can obtain the prescribed application form seven (7) days before to the last date of submission. *()= There are two ways to get the application form. *()= The applicant can get the application 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 *()= The candidates can also get the application form by sending a self-addressed and stamped (Rs.5/-) envelope with attested photocopy of Mark Sheet to the above mentioned address. *()= Candidates of Voluntary Hindi Organizations and other candidates must submit the applications through Parent Body/ School/ College/ University with individual accounts details (Name of the bank, Account No, IFSC code, Mobile No.). *()= The application form completed in all respect should be received upto 30th December, 2016 between 12 noon and 4 p.m. on all working days in the above office.