Oasis Scholarship – Overview

Oasis Scholarship is an online scholarship scheme initiated for those students who fall under the SC, ST, OBC categories. The welfare department of the backward class, which is controlled by the government of West Bengal, provides Oasis Scholarship to underprivileged students. This initiative has been done under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, Honourable chief minister of West Bengal. Oasis scholarship fulfills the dream of higher education to those students who cannot afford their education expenses.

An estimate of enrolment for the academic year 2019-2020 is given below:

Total Schemes Institutes Registered Applications Received
6 Schemes 12526 institutes 801855 Applications

The above figures are the latest as on 08/08/2019

The main aim behind developing the Oasis Scholarship website is to provide a platform for filling applications and managing the scholarship offered by the government.

Who can apply for an Oasis Scholarship?

The students who are residents of West Bengal can only apply for Oasis Scholarship. Oasis Scholarship is concentric to a particular state, as the government of West Bengal has launched it. However, all the underprivileged students who want to complete their higher education but are not financially capable can apply for the Oasis scholarship. The students should be from SC, ST, OBC categories. Oasis Scholarship details are mentioned below:-

Scholarship name Oasis Scholarship
Provider Government of West Bengal
Issuing Authority BDO or PO cum DWO
Eligible Students 9th to Post Graduate
Application mode Online

The Scholarship application is based online. Students from 9th standard to Postgraduate, i.e., 9th, 10th, HS, UG, PG, Engineering, Medical, LLB, and other courses, can apply to get the benefit.

Eligibility Criteria for Oasis Scholarship 2020

  • The scholarship is only available for SC, ST and OBC students.
  • The annual family income of the SC/ST student should not exceed 2.5Lacs
  • The family income of OBC should not exceed 1 Lakh
  • The student is required to have a proper caste certificate.
  • A 9th or 10th standard student of SC/ST category is eligible for pre-matric Oasis Scholarship
  • AHS, UG or PG student is eligible for Post-matric Oasis Scholarship.
  • Oasis Scholarship is given based on merit and financial condition.

Types of Oasis Scholarship

Oasis Scholarship differs based on the category to which students belong. The detailed list is provided below:

Name of Scholarship Provider Application Duration
West Bengal Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students Backward Classes Welfare Department, West Bengal May – November
West Bengal pre- Matric scholarship for ST students Backward Classes Welfare Department, West Bengal May – November
West Bengal Post- Matric Scholarship for SC/ST students Backward Classes Welfare Department, West Bengal May – November
West Bengal Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC students Backward Classes Welfare Department, West Bengal May – November

Oasis Scholarship Benefits and Rewards

Oasis Scholarship is very beneficial for the students of West Bengal because it provides financial support to students of various underprivileged groups. Oasis Scholarship provides the amount for the various category as discussed below:

Pre Matric Scholar for SC Students:

  • For day scholars: Rs.150/month for 10 months + Adhoc grant Rs.750/annum.
  • For hostellers: Rs.750/month for 10 months + Adhoc grant Rs.1000/annum

Pre Matric Scholar for ST Students:

  • For day scholars: Rs.150/month for10 months + Adhoc grant Rs.750/annum.
  • For hostellers: Rs.750/month for 10 months + Adhoc grant Rs.1000/annum

Pre Matric Scholar for SC/ST Students:

  • For day scholars: Maintainance fees of up to Rs.550/month
  • For hostellers:  Maintenance fees of up to Rs. 1200/month

For Medical/Engineering/Bsc(Agri)/MPhil/PhD/LLM students:

  • For hostellers: Rs.820/month
  • For day scholars: Rs.530/month

For general Courses up to Graduate level:

  • For day scholars: Upto Rs.300/month
  • For hostellers: Upto Rs.750/month

For students of 10th, 12th, polytechnic and ITI courses

  • For day scholars: Rs.230/month
  • For hostellers: Rs.750/month

Post Matric Scholarship for OBC students:

  • For day scholars: Maintenance up to Rs.350/month
  • For hostellers: Maintenance up to Rs.750/month

Oasis Scholarship 2020 Last Date

Oasis scholarship is a renewal scholarship, which means it can be renewed after one year. Oasis Scholarship is not based on a one-time scholarship program. Oasis scholarship application Date and last date of submsission are mentioned below:

Application Starts on June 2020
Last date to apply September 2020
Last date for renewal November 2020

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Documents Required for Oasis Scholarship 2020:

The following documents are required while filling the application form:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Annual Income Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Stamp Sized Photograph
  • Copy of Caste Certificate
  • Bank Passbook
  • Copy of mark sheets and certificate of the last exam passed
  • Fee receipts.

Oasis Scholarship Application Procedure:

  • Visit website www.oasis.gov.in
  • Click on ‘New student Registration.’
  • Choose your district and move to the next step.
  • Enter name, fathers name, Caste certificate
  • Click submit and go-ahead
  • Submit all the details, including your scanned photograph and click on the Submit button.
  • At the next step, the Oasis Acknowledgement slip will be generated. This will be used when the user logs in next time.
  • Use the Id and password from the next time to track the application or in case of any changes to the application.

Oasis Scholarship Status:

To track the status of your application, follow these simple steps:

  • Go to the website www.oasis.gov.in
  • Select the district where your institute is located.
  • Enter the application no. /User id.
  • Now, enter the field ‘Applied district.’
  • Enter session
  • Now click on ‘check status’ box
  • The status of the application is displayed.

Oasis Login Scholarship

In case of login, students must follow these steps:

  • Go to the website www.oasis.gov.in
  • Now click on ‘registered user.’
  • Enter the details as provided on the acknowledgment form and click the login button.
  • You will successfully login into the portal

 Oasis Scholarship Renewal 2020

Oasis Scholarship Renewal Application can be filled online. The student needs to follow these steps:

  • Visit the website www.oasis.gov.in
  • Click on Renew Application
  • Enter the user id, password for the quick login
  • The student can edit any information if required or else click on the ‘Renew & lock button.’
  • Download the application form and take a printout.
  • After sign-in through the application form, attach your photo.
  • Now click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Oasis Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How much time is required to verify Scholarship Documents?

It takes around 2-3 months for the documents to get verified.

Q2. I am from the General category, will I get an oasis Scholarship?

A. No, General Category students can’t avail the scholarship

Q3. Can I get the scholarship if I am not from West Bengal?

A. No, only those students who are from ‘West Bengal’ state can avail of the benefit.

Q4. How can I contact Oasis Scholarship in case of any issue?

A. Students can contact the helpline no. provided on the website www.oasis.gov.in

Q5. Can I edit the application after submitting it?

A. No, you cannot edit the application if already ‘logged & submitted.’

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