Oasis Scholarship

Oasis Scholarship

The Government of India aims to empower SC, ST and OBC with the help of top-class education opportunities to meritorious students from these sections that are in need of financial help for higher education. There are many scholarship initiatives that recognise and promote quality education amongst students belonging to the disadvantaged classes. The Oasis Scholarship for such students is sponsored and disbursed by the Government of West Bengal with a mission to help students at pre-matric and post-matric level of study. Read further to know everything about this state-funded scholarship and its key details.

Understanding Oasis Scholarship

Oasis Scholarship

The Government of West Bengal has come up with this initiative through its Backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development Departments to provide academic scholarships to SC, ST and OBC students studying in pre-matric (class 9th and class 10th) and post-matric (UG, PG and diploma). This scholarship financially supports students in their senior secondary education and higher studies in the field of Medicine, Engineering, Nursing, BEd. and MEd, Pharmacy, Diploma, PTTI, BVSc and LLB courses.

Oasis Scholarship Details 2020-21

EventDetails
Name of the ScholarshipWB OASIS Scholarship
Scholarship ProviderWest Bengal Backward Classes Welfare and
Tribal Development Departments
Applicable forSC/ST/OBC students of West Bengal studying
from Class 9th to Post Graduation
Scholarship Apply DateJune 2020
Deadline to ApplySeptember 2020
Last Date of Renewal Application2nd Week of November 2020
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Scholarship HelplineScholarship Helpline Number: +91-8420023311
You can also visit your BDO/SDO office
for any additional help.
Official Websitehttp://www.oasis.gov.in

List of Oasis Scholarships

The Backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development Departments offer 4 main Oasis Scholarships which are:

  • West Bengal Pre-matric Scholarship for SC/ST Students
  • West Bengal Post-matric Scholarship for SC/ST Students
  • West Bengal Pre-matric Scholarship for OBC Students
  • West Bengal Post-matric Scholarship for OBC Students

Oasis Scholarship Amount Details 2019

Below is a table to help you understand the financial aid received by eligible SC/ST/OBC students for their higher education. Candidates are selected for the scholarship on the basis of their merit and financial conditions. 

S.No.CategoryDistribution of Scholarship Amount
1.Pre-Matric
(Class IX & X)
Class 9th and 10th scholarships for 10 months:
Day scholars will receive ₹150 and hosteller will receive
₹750 per month.
Ad-hoc Grant: Day scholars will receive ₹ 750 and hosteller will receive ₹1000 per year.
2.Post-Matric
(Undergraduate & Postgraduate)
For Engineering, BSc, Agriculture, Medical, LLM,
MPhil & PhD candidates:
Day scholars will receive ₹550 and hosteller will
receive ₹1200 per month.

For BPharma, BSc Nursing, LLB,
Hotel Management & Postgraduate students:
Day scholars will receive ₹530 and hosteller will
receive ₹820 per month.

For Undergraduate (Hons) students:
Day scholars will receive ₹300 and hosteller will receive ₹750 per month.
3.Post-Matric (Diploma)For Class 11th/12th, Polytechnics and ITI students:
Day scholars will receive ₹ 230 and hosteller will
receive ₹750 per month.

Essential Documents Required

Below is a list of essential documents required during the verification procedure and the application process:

  1. Passport Size Photograph
  2. Aadhar Card of the Applicant.
  3. Birth Certificate or Madhyamik Admit Card.
  4. Copy of the Marksheet/Certificate of the Last Examination
  5. PAN Card/Voter Card/Ration Card/Bank Passbook of the Applicant.
  6. EPIC Card of the Candidate’s Father and Mother
  7. Caste Certificate of Parents or someone in blood relation from the parental side.
  8. Income Certificate from Panchayat/Municipality or any other recognised body.

Oasis Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Below is a list of vital eligibility requirements for students to be qualified for Oasis scholarships issued by the West Bengal Backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development Departments.

  1. The applicant should be a West Bengal resident.
  2. The applicant should have a low annual family income to be eligible for the scholarship.
  3. The applicant should have scored 50% cumulative marks in the previous final examination.
  4. The applicant should have attained a certain number of required attendance.
  5. 30% of the scholarship programs are reserved for female students.
  6. The scholarship will be given to only 2 applicants from the same family or blood relation.
Forms of
Oasis
Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria
Pre-matric Scholarship
for SC students
1. The applicant should have the State of Origin
Certification of SC.
2. Only applicable to students in Class 9th and 10th.
3. The annual family income of the applicant should not be over ₹2 Lakh.
Pre-matric Scholarship
for ST students
1. The applicant should have the State of Origin
Certification of ST.
2. Only applicable to students in Class 9th and 10th.
3. The annual family income of the applicant should not be over ₹2 Lakh.
Post-matric Scholarship
for SC/ST Students
1. The applicant should have the State of Origin
Certification of either SC or ST.
2. Only for the applicant who has enrolled at post-matric
education level.
3. The annual family income of the applicant should not be over ₹ 2.5Lakh.
Post-matric Scholarship
for OBC students
1. The applicant should have the State of Origin
Certification of OBC.
2. The applicant should have passed SSC
(Secondary School Certificate) Examination.
3. The annual family income of the applicant should not be over ₹ 1 Lakh.

Oasis Scholarship Application Process 2019

The online Oasis Scholarship portal ensures an easy application process for the scholarship. Below we have compiled a step-by-step procedure to be followed for applying for WB Oasis Scholarship. However, it is always recommended to read the instructions and guidelines carefully before initiating the application process to avoid any incorrect submission which may lead to cancellation of the form.

Fresh Registration to Generate User ID and Password

  1. Visit the official OASIS Scholarship Application Portal and click on the Student’s Registration link to apply as a fresh candidate.
  2. Choose your District (where your institution is located) for application. Students who are studying outside West Bengal should select the district of their permanent address.
  3. Fill in the required caste certification details: Your Name, Father’s Name and Computerised Caste Certificate Number (Manual Certificate will not be accepted) and click on the Submit button.
  4. Update basic details like Date of Birth, Sub-Caste, Current Institution Name, Phone Number and Email along with a Scanned Photograph.
  5. Then click on Submit button to complete your registration.
  6. Download the computer-generated Acknowledgement Slip.
  7. The PDF file will contain the Applicant’s User ID and Password for future login.

Completion of the Application Form

  1. Visit OASIS Scholarship Application Portal and click on Registered Student’s Login link. 
  2. Now enter your User ID, Password and District and click on the Login button.
  3. Click on Further Details button and fill all the required details like communication address, institution details etc and save it. 
  4. Enter your bank account information: Bank Name, Account Number, IFSC Code and MICR Code. Then click on Verify and Lock option and once lock it you cannot edit these details.
  5. Click on the Print Application button and download the Application Form.

Submission of the Application Form

  • Take a printout of your Application Form and attach the following documents.
    • Stamp size photograph.
    • Attested copy of the Marksheet or Certificate of the last examination.
    • Attested copy of Caste Certificate.
    • Copy of the first page of your bank passbook.
  • Submit your application form with your signature to your concerned BDO Office (for block area) and PO-cum-DWO (for corporation and municipality area) on or before the last date of submission i.e 30/09/2019.

Know your Application Status

  1. Visit the OASIS Scholarship Application Portal and click on the Track Application button.
  2. Enter your User ID or Application Serial Number and Application Session.
  3. Click on the Check Status button to view your scholarship application status.

Renewal Online Application

Here is the procedure to be followed for quick online renewal of your scholarship application provided by the West Bengal Backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development Departments.

  1. Visit the OASIS Scholarship Application Portal and click on the Renew Scholarship button.
  2. Log in with your User ID, Password and applied District.
  3. Check all the details and information provided by you previously. If you wish to update any information, add it and save the changes.
  4. Click on Renew Application and then Renew and Lock Application button.
  5. Download the acknowledgement slip.
  6. Now submit this copy with your signature to your concerned BDO Office (for block area) and PO-cum-DWO (for corporation and municipality area).

Note: Once the documents of both fresh and renewal candidates are successfully verified, the scholarship amount will be credited to their bank accounts. This takes approximately 6 to 8 months.

FAQs

What is Oasis Scholarship?


Oasis Scholarships are offered by the Backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development Departments of the West Bengal government to candidates under the pre-matric education stage as well as for post-matric programs. There are four main scholarship schemes under this:
– West Bengal Pre-matric Scholarship for SC/ST Students
– West Bengal Post-matric Scholarship for SC/ST Students
– West Bengal Pre-matric Scholarship for OBC Students
– West Bengal Post-matric Scholarship for OBC Students

How can I apply for Oasis Scholarship?


You can apply for Oasis Scholarship online at the official website of this scholarship scheme. You will be required to register as a new candidate and fill up your personal details along with computerised caste certificate number, sub-caste name, current academic institution, etc.

What is the last date of Oasis Scholarship 2020?


According to the tentative dates for Oasis Scholarship 2020, the application portal will mainly close by September 2020. Also, the applications for both Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarship are open now!

How to track the Oasis Scholarship application?


To track your scholarship application, you need to visit the official portal of Oasis Scholarship and click on “Track an application” at the centre of the page, then you will be redirected to the login page where you can add your credentials and check the scholarship application status.

We hope you’ll make the best use of the Oasis Scholarship initiated by the Government of West Bengal. You can also reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu if you need any information regarding scholarships for Indian students planning to pursue their higher education abroad.

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