(Scholarship) Ministry of Science & Technology : INSPIRE: Scholarship - 2011

Ministry of Science & Technology
Department of Science & Technology (DST)

INSPIRE Scholarship - 2011

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)" is an innovative programme sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology for attraction of talent to Science. The basic objective of INSPIRE is to communicate to the youth of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science, attract talent to the study of science at an early age and thus build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R&D base.

A striking feature of the programme is that it does not believe in conducting competitive exams for identification of talent at any level. It believes in and relies on the efficacy of the existing educational structure for identification of talent.

Submission of Application for the “SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (SHE)” – a component of the `Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)’.

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for `Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)’, a component of INSPIRE. Total of 10,000 scholarships are available annually under SHE starting April 2008. The scholarships are limited only to the candidates studying courses in natural/basic sciences at B.Sc.,B.Sc (Hons), integrated M.Sc./MS programs in any one of the recognized institutions in India. The scheme in its current format does not include courses in engineering, medicine, technology and other professional courses.

Eligibility Criteria :

The selection of candidates will be based on a) performance in Board Examinations within the cutoff threshold (of top 1%) for each State or Central Board Examination Class XII level as listed in Table 1 and/or b) performance in any of the specified Competitive Examinations within stipulated cut off ranks (Table 2) and recipient of various fellowships and medals (Table 3). The eligible candidate must be already enrolled into degree level education in natural / basic sciences in any recognized College or university in India. Details are available at the website: www. inspire-dst.gov.in.


Before filling up this 'Online Application Form', please scan and store the following documents as separate files that can be uploaded as required, during the 'On-line Application' process.

  1. Passport size photograph along with signature of the applicant
  2. 12th class Certificate
  3. 10th class Certificate
  4. Rank certificate of Competitive exams, if any
  5. Endorsement Form
  6. Other supportive documents

Website: http://www.dst.gov.in

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