Department of Higher Education

About the Scheme

The West Bengal Free ship Scheme (WBFS) has been introduced from the year 2011. WBFS is for the under Graduate students level in Engineering & Technology/ Pharmacy/ Architecture programmes conducted by the self financing private Engineering and Technical Institutions of the State. The waiver is limited to the tuition fee for all the institutions concerned. All other fees except tuition fees will have to be borne by the beneficiary.

Eligibility for students who can apply under WBFS:
  • Merit rank in State Level/National Level Entrance Examination.
  • Candidate must be domicile of the West Bengal.
  • Annual family income of the candidate must not be more than Rs.2.50 lakhs.
  • Candidates selected under Tuition Free Waiver (TFW) Scheme of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or West Bengal Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme will not be eligible under this WBFS.

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