Ministry of Science & Technology

Department of Science & Technology (DST)
Innovation   in   Science   Pursuit   for   Inspired   Research (INSPIRE)

10th Advertisement : Date of Release: 20.06.2012

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

Call for Applications under SHE – 2012

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. 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 / applied science courses.

Value & Type of Support Duration of the Support

Eligible candidates will receive annually scholarship @ total value Rs.80,000 per candidate. 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 to the mentoring institution for undertaking summer time project

Duration of the Support : Selected candidates will be supported for a maximum period of five years starting from 1st year course in B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons) and integrated course leading to M.S. or M.Sc. or till completion of the course, which ever is earlier. Continuation of the scholarship for selected candidates is based on performance of the examinations conducted and certified by the institution imparting education.

Eligibility Criteria : The selection of candidates will be based on a) performance in Board Examinations within the cut-off threshold (of top 1%) for each State or Central Board Examination at 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 scholarships and medals (Table 3). Student who passed Class XII Board Examination in 2012 and are in receipt of Eligibility Certificate/ Note issued by the respective Board are also eligible to apply, subject to evaluation as per respective Boards actual cut-off which will be finalized later. 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.

Student’s Need to do

Interested and eligible candidates (as per Table 1 for Board examination based eligibility or as per Table 2 or Table 3 for Competitive Examination based eligibility or passed Class XII Board Examination in 2012 having Eligibility Certificate/ Note issued by the respective Board) must apply in the prescribed format written preferable in English & Hindi only. Attach attested copy of i) Certificate of Class X Board Examination for verification of Date of Birth, ii) Mark sheets of Class XII Board Examination, iii) Copy of the Eligibility Certificate/ Note for students passed in 2012, iv) Copy of the Rank Certificate for IIT-JEE/ AIEEE/ AIPMT examination, and v) Endorsement Certificate from Principal of the College/ Director or Registrar of the Institute or University where the applicant is presently enrolled/ admitted.

Application Format with all Tables is available at the website: for online ( and off-line ( submission. However, submission of application along with all other documents through On-line would be preferred. After On-line submission of application, the Applicant must send the Hardcopy of the submitted application along with all necessary documents to the Director, National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS), Dr K S Krishnan Marg , New Delhi – 110012 by Ordinary Post only within 90 days from the date of this advertisement in Newspaper.

The envelope should mention on top “Application for INSPIRE Scholarship for 2012” program.

Students who have passed +2 examination before 2011, need not to apply now and application from these students would not be considered any more.

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