Term Loan Scheme: Loan upto Rs. 1.00 lac (upto Rs. 5.00 lacs with the approval of NMDFC).  A Guarantor required.  Application time- mid-February to mid-March and mid-August to mid-September at BDO / Panchayat Samity Office (for rural areas) and SDO office (for municipality areas) in prescribed format. Repayment : 20 Quarterly instalments in 5 years.

Cluster Loan Scheme:
Loan upto Rs. 25,000 without Guarantor in selected cluster areas (one or two GPs or few wards of Municipality / Municipal Corporation).  Application form sold from & received at pre-announced place & time.  Repayment in 30 monthly installments.

Micro Financing Scheme through NGO & Rokeya Sakhawat Gas Oven Micro-credit Scheme: Small loans provided to members of Self-help group through reputed NGOs. They may directly apply in prescribed format for both schemes at the office of WBMDFC.

Micro Finance Direct to SHGs: Small loans for income generating economic activities provided directly to members of SHG, specially women @5% interest p.a. Repayment in 18/24 months. Applications through Filed Supervisors of WBMDFC.

Minority Women Empowerment Programme: This programme is launched by MAME deptt. for providing soft loan to SHGs for undertaking any income generation activity. Subsidy upto Rs.15000/- is given to each beneficiary. Applications on advertisement at BDO/ Municipality office.

Educational Loan: Maximum Rs. 2.5 lacs for pursuing professional courses like Medical, Engineering, Management, Nursing etc.  Interest free in case of timely repayment in two years. Online Application time- July/August every year.

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: Scholarship upto Rs. 30,000/- per year per student is given for pursuing professional / technical courses at graduate and post graduate level. Online application in July / August every year. Family Income upto Rs.2.5 Lakh.

Post Matric Scholarship: Scholarship is given to students for pursuing studies from class XI to PhD. Yearly maintenance to students Rs. 1400/- & 2350/-, 1850/-, & 3350/- & 5100 for class XI & XII, Graduation and Master Levels respectively plus actual tuition fees. Application time  July / August every year at DM office (Minority Cell). Family Income upto Rs.2 Lakh.

State Government Stipend for Meritorious Students: Scholarship given to students pursuing H.S, Graduation & Post Graduation @Rs.6000/-, Rs.9000/- & Rs.14400/- respectively. Selection on the basis of merit. Application time July/ August every year at DM office (Minority Cell). Family Income upto Rs.80 thousand.

Pre-Matric Scholarship: Scholarship is given to students for pursuing studies from class I to X ranging fron Rs. 1000/- to 10,700/- per year. Application time  July / August every year at BDO/ Municipality office. Family Income upto Rs.1 Lakh.

Vocational Training Programme: For upgrading the skill, 6 months courses in various trades conducted mainly through reputed govt. and private institutions. Application on advertisement at concerned institutions.






1. Preparation, Printing and Publication of prescribed Text Books in Urdu

  The Academy prepares, translates, prints and publishes prescribed text books of Secondary and Higher Secondary classes in Urdu. It also prints primary text books in Urdu on behalf of the Primary Board. There is a seal depot in the premises of the Academy from where the published books are sold at concessional rates.

2. Awards

  The West Bengal Urdu Academy confers the following Awards to encourage linguistic and literary activities in Urdu and to recognize the accomplishments in different fields of literary activities.

    a. West Bengal Urdu Academy Award Rs. 51,000/-

    b. Parvez Shahidi Award Rs. 15,000/-

    c. Maulana Abdur Razzaque Malihabadi Award Rs. 15,000/-

    d. Shanti Ranjan Bhattacharya Award Rs. 15,000/-

    e. Raza Ali Wahshat Award Rs. 40,000/-

    a. West Bengal Urdu Academy Award is the newly introduced but highest award of the Academy and is to be declared on a national basis every year to felicitate the a particular work or on an appreciation of works of an author for his/her superlative literary accomplishment either with regard to in any field of Urdu language or literature over a span of time.

    b. Pervez Shahidi Award is now to be declared every year to felicitate a poet or writer of West Bengal in recognition of his/her excellent accomplishment in poetry or prose in Urdu over a period of time.

    c. Maulana Abdur Razzaq Malihabadi Award is declared every year to felicitate either an individual or an organization of West Bengal in recognition of his/her or its accomplishment and/or contribution to Urdu journalism.

    d. Shanti Ranjan Bhattacharya Award is a newly introduced award to be declared every year to felicitate an Urdu writer of West Bengal for his/her original research work of high value and for new insights on Urdu language and literature.

    e. Raza Ali Wahshat Award is meant for talented scholars and writers of West Bengal and is awarded to an Urdu writer of West Bengal for works published during the previous year in each of the following fields:

    a. Criticism and / or Research.

    b. Creative writing by students of Higher Secondary to Post-Graduate Level.

    c. Creative writing by writers in the age group of 18 to 35 years.

    d. Science and Technology/Social Studies.

    e. Children’s literature, and

    f. Translation into Urdu from Bengali or Urdu into Bengali.


3. Grant to Urdu Libraries

  The Academy provides grant to Urdu libraries up to an amount of Rs. 1,00,000.00 (Rupees one lakh) every year in the form of books to Urdu Libraries, both public and school / college libraries. The award is granted on the basis of the inspection of libraries who apply for the award in response to the relevant advertisement released by the Academy. The advertisement is generally issued in the month of June - July every year.


4. Scholarships

  Scholarships are sanctioned to the students who are studying Urdu in different Universities, Colleges and Schools of West Bengal in the following manner:

    M.A. in Urdu Rs. 6000/- each for 05 students for the whole session.

    B.A.(Hons.) Urdu Rs. 5400/- each for 20 students for the whole session.

    Class XII Rs. 1200/- each for 30 students

    Class XI Rs. 1200/- each for 30 students

    Class X Rs. 600/- each for 50 students

    Class IX Rs. 600/- each for 50 students

    Class VIII Rs. 600/- each for 50 students

    Class VII Rs. 600/- each for 50 students

    Class VI Rs. 600/- each for 50 students

    The scholarships are given for one academic session or a part of the session and it may be extended / renewed for another session if the results remain satisfactory or show improvement. The scholarships are sanctioned on the basis of marks obtained in aggregate and in Urdu in the previous qualifying examinations. Students securing 65% and above marks in Urdu and 50% marks in aggregate with a family monthly income of less than Rs. 8,000/- are eligible for such scholarship.



5. Merit Prizes for students

  In addition to shcolarships aimed at encouraging the students to pursue their studies with vigorous interest and fervour, the Academy also awards several prizes for outstanding performance so that the morale of the hardworking achievers may be boosted. These prizes are:

    a. Reza Ali Wahshat Prize :Rs. 1000/- with a Certificate of Merit to the student securing highest marks in Urdu in M.A. Examination of any University of West Bengal.

    b. Agha Hashr Kashmiri Prize: Rs. 1000/- with a Certificate of Merit to the student securing highest marks in Urdu in B.A. examination having Urdu as an Honours subject in any University of West Bengal.

    c. Prof. Abbas Ali Khan Bekhud Prize: Rs. 1000/- with a Certificate of Merit to student securing highest marks in Urdu in Higher Secondary Final examination of West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education.

    d. Neyaz Ahmed Khan Prize: Rs. 1000/- with a Certificate of Merit to student securing highest marks in Urdu in Madhyamik examination of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education.

6. Urdu Language Course

  This was started in 1984 for Non-Urdu speaking people of the State. Those having minimum qualification of Madhyamik standard and knowing preliminary Urdu can take admission in the course. Now it has come under the scheme of NCPUL, Govt. of India.

7. Bengali Language Course

  It was introduced in 1986 mainly for Urdu speaking people. It is still running successfully. There is a capacity of 30 students in each batch. Generally advertisements for admission are published in the month of July every year. The duration of the course is of one year and one time registration fee is Rs. 250/- only. There is no monthly fee.

8. Literary and other Activities

  The Academy organizes various literary and cultural functions like drama festivals, Mushairas, Debates, Seminars and One-Act Playwriting etc. for the promotion of Urdu language.

    a. Recently a National Seminar on Sajjad Zahir, a well known scholar and leader of Progressive Movement, was organized by W.B. Urdu Academy. Eminent scholars presented their papers in this seminar. Later on a special issue of Rooh-e-Adab was published, consisting of articles presented during the Seminar.

    b. W.B. Urdu Academy has participated in the 13th Uttar Dinajpur District Book Fair in the month of January,2008. A delegation comprising Chairperson-in-Charge and members of Governing Body including the dignitaries of Urdu world paid a visit to Uttar Dinajpur on the 5th& 6th January, 2008. On this occasion a Cultural Programme was also organized at Islampur.

9. Publishing Literary Magazine “Rooh-e-Adab”

  The Academy in order to encourage Urdu writers, poets and thinkers publishes its own quarterly literary magazine Rooh-e-Adab. This contains literary articles from all over the world.

10. Translation Works

  The Academy has taken pioneering initiatives to translate the selected works of Urdu and Bengali writers. It has also initiated the work of preparing Bengali-Urdu-Bengali Dictionaries.

11. Common Question Model Programs

  The Academy prepares models of common question papers for Urdu medium schools so that uniformity is maintained in examination system and standard is perfect.

12. Kitabat

  This course commenced on 16.03.1980. It is open to students of Madhyamik level and is of two-year duration. The minimum age required for admission in 18 years. Rs. 200/- is given as stipend to every student on the basis of 75% minimum attendance. In the first year the students are taught the method of Kitabat, its importance along with the practice on conventional methods. In the second year, the students are taught Graphic Designing through Computer. The registration fee is Rs. 150/- for the whole session.

13. Urdu Library

  The Urdu Library is a rich and valuable asset of the Academy. It remains open on all working days including Sundays from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm except Fridays & Saturdays and from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm on Sundays. It contains about 45,000 books, journals magazine etc.

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