DRDO Scholarship Scheme for Girls 2022

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EligibilityGirl/Women students studying in first year UG and PG courses
AwardUp to INR 1,86,000 per annum

About the Program


Last Updated On : 24-02-2022   Posted By : Salma

DRDO Scholarship Scheme for Girls 2022 is an opportunity offered by the Defence R&D Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India through Aeronautics Research and Development Board (AR&DB), DRDO HQ. to girl/women students studying in the first year of undergraduate (B.E./B.Tech - full-time four-year degree) and postgraduate (M.E./M.Tech. - two-year full-time degree) courses. The selected students will receive financial assistance of up to INR 1,86,000 per annum.

  • DRDO Scholarship Scheme for Girls 2022

    To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must - 

    • Be an Indian national
    • Be a girl/women student pursuing UG/PG courses in Aerospace Engineering/ Aeronautical Engineering/Space Engineering & Rocketry/Aircraft Engineering/Avionics 
    • Have taken admission in the 1st year of the current academic year (2021-22) to the relevant B.E./ B.Tech./B.Sc Engg. course OR M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc. Engg. course
    • Have cleared JEE (Main) with a valid score (For Undergraduate candidates)
    • Have scored a minimum of 60% marks in the qualifying exam (graduation level - B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. Engg. or equivalent) for getting admission to the subject course as per the guidelines set by AICTE/MHRD with a valid GATE score (For Postgraduate candidates)*


    Note* - In cases where the conversion formula is not obtainable, CGPA/CPI of 6.75 (for a 10 point scale) will be taken as equivalent to 60%, as per AICTE guidelines.


    The selected students will receive the following benefits - 

    • For 20 Undergraduate students - INR 1,20,000 per annum or annual fees, whichever is less for a maximum period of four years.
    • For 10 Postgraduate students - INR 1,55,000 to INR 1,86,000 per year for a maximum period of two years.


    Note - For detailed information, kindly go through 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

    • Scanned copy of each of the requisite certificates with the online scholarship application. 
    • Recent passport size colour photograph (max. size 50 KB)
    • Aadhaar Card (max 500 KB) 
    • Proof of admission (max 500 KB) 
    • Fees details (max 500 KB)
    • Certificate from Institute (max 500 KB)  
    • A printout of the finally submitted/Locked online application for reference
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship by following the steps mentioned below:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below. 
    Step 2: Fill in a valid email and contact number to 'Register'.
    Step 3: After successful registration, fill in the details, upload the relevant documents and submit.

Important Dates

Online Application Starts - 10th February 2022
Application Deadline - 31st March 2022

Selection Criteria

The selection for undergraduate students will be done on the basis of merit obtained by them in JEE (Main). However, the selection for postgraduate students will be made on the basis of merit obtained in the GATE examination.


Note - The candidates without valid GATE/JEE (Main) scores will not be considered.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The students pursuing dual degree course/integrated master's degree in the above-mentioned subjects can also apply/receive this scholarship only for the first four years as applicable for B.Tech. degree course under this scheme, subject to fulfilling the eligibility requirements.
  • The prescribed essential qualifications are bare minimum and mere possession of the same does not guarantee the scholarship.
  • The scheme is free from any bond obligation. However, the scholars of the scheme will have to do their major final year project work preferably at DRDO/ Govt. Labs or AR&DB funded projects in any institutions during their course work.
  • Once a scholarship is discontinued to a candidate it will not be granted further, in spite of qualifying the eligibility in the later years.
  • The students availing this scholarship will be entitled to avail only one scholarship at a time and an undertaking has to be furnished by the students and it should be countersigned by the institute that she is not availing any other scholarship from any other institute/department/agency.
  • The candidates will have to produce all certificates, in original, for verification in the Institute and a certificate has to be forwarded to AR&DB in this regard by the institute where the student belongs.
  • Applications without scanned copies of certificates for the requisite essential educational qualification or incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. No correspondence would be entertained in this regard.
  • The selected candidates will be considered for scholarships and will receive scholarships through their respective institutes. The Institute has to submit the contingent bill with ECS mandate for all the candidates selected for a scholarship for release of the money.

Note - For detailed information, kindly go through 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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