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.
Amount of INSPIRE Scholarship: Each eligible candidate will receive annu- ally 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 under- taking summer time research project.
Duration of INSPIRE Scholarship: Selected Candidates will be supported for a maximum period of five years starting from 1st year Course in B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons.), B.S. 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 can- didates is based on performance in the examinations conducted and certified by the Institution imparting education.
Eligibility: 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. Performance in any of the specified Competitive Examinations within stipulated Cut-off Ranks and recipient of various Scholarships and Medals . The eligible Candidate must be already enrolled into a valid Degree Level Course in Natural/ Basic Sciences within the Scope of INSPIRE Scholarship at any recognized College or University or Institute in India.
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 http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in or information and download in case of Off- line submissions. However, submission of On-line application would be preferred.
The On-line application submissions shall commence on 6th 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.
Please note that students who have passed Class 12 examination in the previous years need not apply.
Reference Website: http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in
Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi – 110016 Tel : 011-26568099