Aruna Lal Scholarship by Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad [For 11th Standard, Gujarat Students]: Apply by Dec 24

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By: Rashmi | 13 Dec 2019 3:59 PM
About the Scholarship 

National Science Day will be celebrated at Physical Research Laboratory on Saturday, 29th February 2020. On this occasion, Aruna Lal Scholarships and other prizes will be awarded to meritorious students selected based on a screening test at designated test centres, followed by competitive events and personal interview at PRL. The Aruna Lal scholarship has been instituted by Late Prof. Devendra Lal, former Director of Physical Research Laboratory.

On the occasion of the National Science Day, the Aruna Lal Scholarships are awarded to five meritorious students selected based on a screening test, followed by personal interview by a panel of scientists. The Aruna Lal foundation was established by Late Prof. Devendra Lal in memory of his wife Mrs. Aruna Lal.

Late Prof. Devendra Lal was Director of PRL (1972-1983) and Visiting Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA (1989 – 2012).

The fellowship is given to encourage high school children to pursue studies in Science and related subjects. These Scholarships are awarded for a period of two years to 5 students of 11th Standard (Science Stream) subject to their satisfactory performance in science subjects during higher secondary. This may be extended to 3rd year in case of those awardees who study in basic sciences after 12th standard.

Application and Eligibility

Principals of higher secondary schools of Gujarat are requested to nominate students of 11th standard (Science stream). Please register the school using the School Registration menu and subsequently nominate your student(s). The schools having multiple mediums (English/ Gujarati/ Hindi) can register each medium separately. Each medium can nominate a maximum of seven students.

Screening Test

A screening test will be conducted on Sunday, 5th January 2020. The screening test will be held in offline mode and online mode. The Offline test (i.e. OMR based exam) will be held at 16 different centres across Gujarat. The school principal has to opt either offline or online mode of the exam during school registration. The school opting for the online exam must comply with the terms and conditions and facilitate the exam in their school for their students.

Selection Procedure

Top 150 students in the merit list of the screening test will be selected for a subsequent round of competitive events to be held at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, on Saturday, 29th February 2020.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply through this link.

Important Dates
  • Last date for nomination for the screening test: Tuesday, 24th December 2019 05:00:00 PM
  • Screening Test: Sunday, 5th January 2020
  • National Science Day activities at PRL: Saturday, 29th February 2020

Tel: 079 – 2631 4869/4863
E-mail: sciday[at]

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