Science & Technology
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
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.
- Passport size photograph along with signature of the applicant
- 12th class Certificate
- 10th class Certificate
- Rank certificate of Competitive exams, if any
- Endorsement Form
- Other supportive documents