MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi – 110 016.
Released on 15.01.2014
Innovation in Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), A SCHEME OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, OFFERS STANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR PURSUING DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN ANY RECOGNIZED UNIVERSITY IN INDIA THROUGH FELLOWSHIPS AT THE LEVEL SAME AS NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET) QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a Program launched by the Government of India to strengthen the National Science and Technology base. It is being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). One Component of the AORC Scheme in INSPIRE is focused on attraction of student to pursue doctoral degree in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either masters’ degree in science or bachelor/ masters’ degree in engineering/ applied sciences.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applications are invited from:
i)INSPIRE Scholars having secured minimum 65% marks in aggregate at 2 years M.Sc. or 5 Years Integrated M.S./ M.Sc. courses, and
ii)First Rank holders in the Post Graduate Degrees in Basic/Applied Sciences OR
Graduate Degree in Engineering Sciences/ Medical Sciences/ Pharmaceutical
Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences of any recognized Indian University or Institute/ Statutory Body in India for award of INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP and appropriate research grants for a maximum period of five years for doing full-time research leading to Ph.D. degree. Application format and necessary documents required are available on the website: www.inspire-dst.gov.in.
i) INSPIRE Scholar having secured minimum 65% marks in aggregate at M.Sc. or Integrated M.S./ M.Sc.
ii) 1st Rank Holder in each Post-Graduate (PG) level examinations in Basic/ Applied Sciences including Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agricultural sciences and Veterinary Sciences at the University and academic Institutions. Similarly, 1st Rank Holders at the Graduate Level Examination in Engineering Sciences and other professional courses conducted by a University/ Institution in India are also eligible to apply
for directly pursuing doctoral degree. These students shall also be eligible for admission to pursue research, leading to Ph.D. in any Indian University/ National Institute/ National Laboratories in India. 1st Rank Holder in College including Autonomous College Examination is not eligible. Candidates who are only Indian Citizen and have acquired their required qualifications
necessary for admission to the PhD program only during the last year or Current year are eligible. However, students who are already enjoying Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) or higher position in any project need not to apply for this.
AMOUNT, NUMBER & DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP:
It offers financial support in the form of a Fellowship equivalent to NET/ GATE fellowship (Junior
Research Fellowship / Senior Research Fellowship) and research grant to the candidate. There is a
provision of 1000 INSPIRE Fellowships every year to offer fellowships to eligible students and each
Fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of five years, subject to the completion of their PhD
degree whichever is earlier. This Fellowship shall not be available at MSc or MPhil or MTech level during pursing in any such Integrated MSc-PhD/ MPhil-PhD/ MTech-PhD courses. However, continuation of the Fellowship for once selected candidates is based on satisfactory performance certified by the institution as per stipulated GOI guidelines for such Fellowship.
Selection for INSPIRE Fellowship shall be purely on the basis of academic merit of the candidate,
choice of the Supervisor, Host Institutions and the Research Proposal.
Students need to apply in On-line mode only. To apply On-line, please visit the website:
http://www.online-inspire.gov.in and follow the process as prescribed therein (Guidelines for Filling up).
The On-line application submissions shall commence on 15th January 2014 and will be available
through-out the year or till completion to offer 1000 Fellowship, whichever is earlier. After Online
submission of application, the Applicant must obtain a print-out of application submitted. The printout
of On-line application along with all up-loaded documents must be sent by post to
INSPIRE & FIST Division,
Department of Science & Technology,
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi – 110 016.
Incomplete or wrongly filled up application or application with lack of essential documents will summarily be rejected. Any legal proceedings in respect to any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and / or application can be lodged only in Delhi Courts/ Tribunals/ Forums and Delhi Courts / Tribunal/ Forums only shall have the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any case / dispute.
Please mention “Application for INSPIRE Fellowship – (Subject Code)” on top of the Envelope.
This advertisement is also available at the website: www.inspire-dst.gov.in.
Note: Before fil ling application form, please scan and save the following documents as separate files . The same needs to be uploaded as required during the ‘Online Application’ process.
For more details visit: www.inspire-dst.gov.in.
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