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INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education by Ministry of Science & Tech [Rs. 80,000 per Year]: Apply by Dec 31

By: Priyanka Barik | 10 Nov 2017 11:25 AM


Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) is a component scheme under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), which is a flagship programme of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

It aims to engage young talents for the study of Science and Technology and pursue research as a career and to augment youth to undertake higher education in Science intensive courses 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.

Who can apply?

  • Meritorious Students with aggregate marks within top 1% of their Class XII examination of any State/ Central Board in India are eligible. In addition, the student must be pursuing courses in Natural and Basic Sciences at the BSc, BS, and Int.MSc/MS level.
  • Those students who have secured ranks in the JEE of IIT, AIPMT (within top 10000 ranks), and are presentlypursuing Natural and Basic Science courses in India at the BSc, BS, Int.MSc/MS level.
  • Students pursuing Integrated M.S. courses at IISERs, 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.

In the case of receiving more than 10,000 eligible applications in the given year, the selection will be on the basis of Board inclusive model within the available number of Scholarships in that year.

What courses are eligible for INSPIRE Scholarship?

The following subjects under Basic and Natural Sciences are within the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship for pursuing B.Sc/B.S/Int.M.Sc/Int.MS. course:

(1) Physics (2) Chemistry  (3) Mathematics  (4) Biology  (5) Statistics  (6) Geology (7) Astrophysics (8) Astronomy (9) Electronics (10) Botany (11) Zoology (12) Bio- chemistry (13) Anthropology (14) Microbiology (15) Geophysics (16) Geochemistry (17) Atmospheric Sciences & (18) Oceanic Sciences.

How much is SHE valued?

The scholarship is valued at Rs. 80,000/- per annum. Each candidate will receive annual scholarship total value of Rs. 60,000/- in cash.

All the SHE scholars are required to undertake summer research projects under an active researcher in any recognized research centers across India.

A summer time attachment fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be paid as Mentorship every year.

The scholars have to submit the project report and Certificate from mentor after the completion of the project in due course of time.

What is the tenure of INSIPE-SHE?

Selected candidates will be supported for a maximum period of five years, starting from the 1st year BSc, BS, Int. MSc/Int.MS or until the completion of the course, whichever is earlier.

How to apply

The online application link can be found here.


INSPIRE Programme Division, Department of Science and Technology,
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi: 110 016.
Tel. No: 0120-4676260 Email:

For further details on the same, click here and view the official notification by clicking here.

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