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INSPIRE Scholarship :-

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is one of the novel programs offered by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Applications are invited for the Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) named “INSPIRE Scholarship” for year 2014 from eligible candidates. Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) is one of the components of Inspire.Interested candidates can apply before 31st October.

Inspire Scholarship (SHE) — Essential Details

 Total No. Of INSPIRE Scholarships 10,000 scholarships under SHE.
Last Date for submission of application 31st October 2014 (17-00 hrs)
  1. Eligibility For INSPIRE Scholarship :-

INSPIRE Scholarship is given only to the candidates who have passed Class XII in the year 2014 from various recognized Indian State and Central Boards and pursuing their study courses in natural/ basic sciences at three years B.Sc., B.Sc (Hons), four years B.S and five years integrated M.Sc./M.S programs in any recognized College/ University/ Institutions by UGC in India.
Note:- The Scheme in its current format does not include courses in engineering, medicine, technology and other professional or technical or applied science courses.
  • Selection Procedure for Inspire Scholarship

The applicants who satisfies certain requirements (laid down by the DST) will be selected for INSPIRE Scholarship.

1.) Candidate must be a good performer (Based on cut off marks for each state) in XII class. Students should be among top 1% in class 12 at their respective Board examination.

2.) Candidates performance in competitive examinations.Students who secured IIT JEE Score and comes under :-

  • JEE Advance Top 10,000 ranks
  • JEE Main Top 10,000 ranks
  • AIPMT (NEET) Top 10,000 ranks

3.)  Candidate must be a receiver of various scholarships and medals. All Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), National Talent Search Exam (NTSE),Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBSTS) Scholars and Science olympiad medalist can apply.

Download KVPY Question Papers with Answer Key4.) Candidates pursuing natural/ basic science degree courses from any of reputed institutes as mentioned below are also given preference for selection.

  • 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)
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)


  • Amount Of Scholarship Payed :-

Each eligible candidate will receive scholarship valued at Rs.80,000 annually. The cash value payable to the SHE scholarship holder is Rs.60,000 per annum along with a summer time attachment fee of Rs.20,000 which will be paid for undertaking summer time research project.

NOTE :- The scholarship amount of Rs. 60,000/- is provided directly to the candidate. Later amount of Rs. 20,000/- is transferred to the concerned institution from where the candidate is pursuing the course.


  • Duration of Inspire Scholarship Support

Selected candidates will be supported for a maximum period of five years starting from 1st year course in B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), BS and integrated course leading to M.S. or M.Sc. or till completion of the course, whichever is earlier.
Continuation of the scholarship for selected candidates is based on performance in the examinations conducted and certified by the institution imparting education.
  • How To Apply For INSPIRE Scholarship (SHE) Scheme :-

Interested and eligible students must apply and submit their application with all essential documents through ONLINE mode only.
  • Document To be Upload Online :-

Students need to upload some documents at the time of application submission. Here is the list of scanned documents need to be upload :-

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