INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education -INSPIRE Programme 2017-18ONLINE Scholarship for Higher Education -INSPIRE Programme2017-17ONLINE FORMScholarship for Higher Education (SHE) aims at attracting talented youth into undertaking higher education in science intensive programmes, by providing scholarships and mentoring through 'summer attachment' to performing researchers. The scheme offers 10,000 scholarships every year @ Rs 0.80 lakh per year to talented youth in the age group 17-22 years, for undertaking Bachelor and Masters level education in Natural and Basic sciences.
However, the 18 Science subject such as (1) Physics, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics, (4) Biology, (5) Statistics, (6) Geology, (7) Astrophysics, (8) Astronomy, (9) Electronics, (10) Botany, (11) Zoology, (12) Bio-chemistry, (13) Anthropology, (14) Microbiology, (15) Geophysics, (16) Geochemistry, (17) 

Atmospheric Sciences and (18) Oceanic Sciences, either as major/honours or their combination in BSc/Integrated MSc/Integrated MS course will be under the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship. The main feature of the scheme is mentorship support being planned for every scholar through his scheme offers 10,000 scholarships every year @ Rs.80,000/- each for undertaking Bachelor and Masters level education in the Natural & Basic sciences, possessing any of the following criteria:

Students who happen to be among the top 1% in 12th standard at their respective Board Examinations and are pursuing courses in Natural and Basic sciences at the B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc. levels. Courses are not included other than Natural and Basic sciences in the current scheme in view of the focus on research in Basic sciences.

Students who have secured in the Joint Entrance Examination of JEE-Advance top 10,000 ranks, JEE-Main (top 10,000 ranks) plus those clearing NEET (top 10,000 ranks), and who also opt to study Natural and Basic sciences in any academic institute or university leading to graduate and post-graduate degree, would be eligible for scholarship.

Students admitted to Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences (DAE-CBS) at the University of Mumbai or happen to be Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholars and Science Olympiad Medalists, opting to undertake courses in the Natural & Basic sciences leading to B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are eligible for "SHE" scholarship. 

"Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research 
(INSPIRE)" is an innovative programme sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology for attraction of talent to Science. The basic objective of INSPIRE is to communicate to the youth of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science, attract talent to the study of science at an early age and thus build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R & D base.
A striking feature of the programme is that it does not believe in conducting competitive exams for identification of talent at any level. It believes in and relies on the efficacy of the existing educational structure for identification of talent.Selection criteria
You can obtain the inspire scholarship in any one of these ways:
  • Board Exams: Students who are among the top 1% in Class 12 at their respective state  Board  Examinations.
  • National Competitive Exams: Students who performed well in these national level exams: JEE advanced- top 10,000 ranks; JEE  mains- top 10,000 ranks; AIPMT- top 10,000 ranks
  • Students part of  IISER, NISER, DAE-CBS(under university of Mumbai) can avail the scholarship.
  • KVPY,NTSE and JBNSTS scholars are also eligible if they pursue programs in science
Scholarship rewards
  • The selected candidate will get benefits worth 80,000 for a maximum of 5 years.
  • 60,000 will be given in cash form to the student.
  • All the scholars are required to do a research project in any recognized research center in India. Rs.20,000 will be given as the Mentorship Grant which shall be reimbursed either to the mentoring institutions as a bench fee to             accommodate the INSPIRE scholar or directly to the Scholar to carry out research work
  • Further continuation of the scholarship is subject to academic performance where you need to submit your progress report to the committee each year.
Guidelines for online application
INSPIRE scholarship can be applied through online/offline mode. But we strongly recommend you do it using Online to         avoid any hassle. Following documents are mandatory
  1. Application Form with photograph (in case of offline applications)
  2. Class XII Mark Sheets
  3. Class X Mark Sheet/Certificate (for proof of date of birth)
  4. Endorsement Certificate as per the prescribed format, signed by the Principal of the College/Director of the Institute/Registrar of the University
  5. Eligibility Note/Advisory Note (if provided by the State/Central Board)
  6. Certificate specifying Rank or Award in JEE (Main)/ JEE (Advanced)/ NEET/ KVPY /JBNSTS/ NTSE / International Olympic Medalists (if the candidate is eligible under this criterion

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