Inspire Scholarship — Scholarship for Higher Studies

Department of Science and Technology under the aegis of Ministry of Science & Technology offers scholarship for pursuing higher education in the field of Science under the Inspire Scholarship scheme. The Inspire Scholarship- Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) facilitates students at undergraduate as well as post-graduate level. The students who have cleared their class 12 in previous academic year and are willing to go for further studies in the field of basic science are eligible for the scholarship.

The aim of the Inspire Scholarship (SHE) is to provide exposure to young students and attract youth to undertake research as a career option by offering scholarship to them and mentor them through summer attachment camps for research purpose. The students selected for the scholarship are provided with cash benefits of up to Rs. 80,000 which includes Rs.60,000 as annual scholarship while Rs. 20,000 will be summer time attachment fee of Rs. 20,000. The maximum duration for which the scholarship is being offered or renewed is 5 years. In this article we will discuss about eligibility of Inspire Scholarship:

• Age: The age of the candidate needs to be between 17 to 22 years.
• Educational Qualification: The student must have finished his/her class 12 examination in previous year, so that students can pursue Bachelor and Masters level education in the Natural & Basic sciences.

o Students among Top 1% in class 12 at their respective Board of Examinations and are willing to pursue UG courses in Natural Science are eligible for the Scholarship.

o Pursuing UG: The students must be pursuing 3 years undergraduate courses related to Basic Science such as B.Sc., B.Sc (Hons), Four years B.S and Five year integrated M.Sc/M.S program in any University Grant Commission recognized University/College situated in India.

o The following subjects will be considered to the scholarship under Inspire Fellowship Program:

. Physics
. Biology
. Statistics
. Astrophysics
. Anthropology
. Geology
. Electronics
. Astronomy
. Botany
. Zoology
. Biochemistry
. Chemistry
. Microbiology
. Geophysics
. Geochemistry
. Atmospheric Sciences
. Mathematics
. Oceanic Sciences.

o KVPY, NTSE, JBNSTS scholars and Science Olympiad Medalists who are willing to go for studies related to Natural & Basic Science are also eligible to be a part of the Scholarship Program.

o Those students who were successful in getting admission in any one of the following institutes are also eligible for the scholarship

 Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences (DAE-CBS)
 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)
 National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)

o Students who were amongst Top 10,000 ranks in National Level competitive Examinations such as AIPMT, JEE Mains, JEE Advance are also eligible for the Scholarship.

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