INSPIRE Scholarships for Bachelor and Master’s Students, India

INSPIRE Scholarship

Department of Science & Technology (DST) under Ministry of Science and Technology announces Innovation   in   Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scholarships. 

About Scholarship: Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) is a component program under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) program, which is a flagship scheme of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, to engage young talents for the study of Science and Technology and pursue research as a career. SHE aims to augment youth to undertake higher education in Science programmes by providing scholarships to deserving students. Under this scheme SHE, 10,000 scholarships, each valued at Rs. 80,000/- are announced annually for students pursuing Bachelors and Masters level courses in Basic and Natural Sciences. 

Study: Basic and Natural Sciences

Course Level: Bachelors and Masters Program

Scholarship By: Ministry of Science & Technology

Location: India 

Duration: Selected candidates will be supported for a maximum period of five years starting 1st year course in B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons) and integrated course leading to M.S. or M.Sc. 

Value: Each scholarship is valued at Rs. 80,000/- are announced annually for students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s level courses in Basic and Natural Sciences. 

Eligibility:

– Students with aggregate marks within top 1% of their Class XII examination of any State/ Central Board in India are eligible.

-Student must be pursuing courses in Natural and Basic Sciences at the B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc. level. Natural and Sciences include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology and Earth Sciences. Courses other than these subjects (such as Engineering Sciences, Computer Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Electronic Sciences and -Medical and Bio-medical Sciences) are NOT included in the current scheme.

-Students who have secured in the Joint Entrance Examination of IIT top 10,000 ranks, AIEEE (top 10,000 ranks) plus those clearing AIPMT (top 10,000 ranks), and who also opt to study Natural and Basic sciences in any academic institute or university leading to graduate and post-graduate degree, would be eligible for scholarship.

-Those students who have secured ranks in the JEE of IIT, AIEEE, CBSEMedical (within top 10000 ranks), and are presently pursuing Natural and Basic Science courses in India.

- Students pursuing Integrated M.S. courses at IISER, NISER and Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholars and International Olympiad medalists pursuing Bachelor/ Master level courses in Natural Sciences.

-Students admitted to Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences (DAE-CBS) at the University of Mumbai or happen to be Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholars and Science Olympiad Medalists, opting to undertake courses in the Natural & Basic sciences leading to B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are eligible for “SHE” scholarship. 

Scholarship Open for: Indian students can apply

Number of Awards: 10,000 scholarships 

Apply: By post

Deadline: Completed applications should be sent by ordinary post only within 90 days from the date of the advertisement in Newspapers.

Further Information: http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/scholarship.html