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INSPIRE Scholarship

Submission of Application for the “SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (SHE)” - a component of `Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)’.


Call for Applications under SHE - 2013

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 who have passed Class XII in the year 2013 from various recognized Indian State and Central Boards and studying 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 in India. The Scheme in its current format does not include courses in engineering, medicine, technology and other professional or technical or applied science courses.


Value & Type of Support

Each eligible candidate will receive annually scholarship @ total value Rs.80,000. 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.

Duration of the Support

Selected candidates will be supported for a maximum period of five years starting from 1

st 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, which ever is earlier. Continuation of the scholarship for selected candidates is based on performance in the examinations conducted and certified by the institution imparting education.


Eligibility & Selection Criteria

The eligibility of candidates will be based on a) performance in Board Examinations within the cut-off threshold (top 1%) for each State or Central Board Examination for the year 2013 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 and recipient of various scholarships and medals (Table 2 & Table 3). The eligible candidate must be already enrolled into a valid degree level course in natural / basic sciences within the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship (Table 4) at any recognized College or University or Institute in India. Receipt of Eligibility Note or Eligibility Certificate on INSPIRE Scholarship from respective Board is not mandatory as an eligibility criteria to apply and also do not guarantee the Scholarship. Moreover, top 1% Cut-off of previous year (2012) given in Table 1 would only be used for guidelines purpose. For more details visit our website: The selection will  be subjected to evaluation of each application based on the above eligibility criteria including finalization of actual top 1% cut-off of Class 12 examination 2013 for each Board. 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.


Student’s Need to do

Interested and eligible candidates who have passed Class XII Board Examination only in 2013 [as per Table 1 for Board examination based eligibility or as per Table 2 or Table 3 for Competitive Examination based eligibility or having Eligibility Certificate or Eligibility Note for 2013 Board Examination issued by the respective Board (not mandatory)] must apply in the prescribed format.

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 or Eligibility Note for students passed in 2013 (if received by the candidate, not mandatory), iv) Copy of the Rank Certificate for JEE (Main) or JEE (Advanced) for engineering/ NEET for medical examination/ NTSE / International Olympiad Medalists/ JBNSTS and v) Endorsement Certificate from Principal of the College/ Director or Registrar of the Institute or University where the applicant is presently enrolled/ admitted.

Students may apply either Off-line or On-line. Application Format with all Tables is available at the website: for information and download, in case of Off-line submissions. However, submission of On-line application would be preferred. To apply On-line, please visit the website: and follow the process as prescribed therein. The On-line application submissions shall commence on 6th of August 2013 and will be closed on 30th November 2013.

After On-line submission of application, the Applicant must obtain a print of application submitted. Off-line applications and the print out of the submitted On-line application along with all necessary documents must be sent to The Director, National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS), Dr K S Krishnan Marg, New Delhi - 110012 by Ordinary Post only, on or before 9th December 2013. The envelope should mention on top “Application for INSPIRE Scholarship for 2013” program. DST-INSPIRE will not be responsible for postal delays in receiving the completed application form.

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 apply only after 6th August 2013. No Applications will be accepted before 06th August 2013.

Please note that students who have passed Class 12 examination in the previous years need not apply now.




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INSPIRE Programme
Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi - 110016
Tel : 011-26568099

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