Ministry of Science and Technology Department of Science and Technology invites application for the “Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)” – a component of the`Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)’.


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.

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.

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