INSPIRE Scholarship (SHE) 2015-16

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About INSPIRE Scholarship (SHE) 2015-16

  • Inspire Scholarship 2015 offers 10,000 scholarships every year for undertaking Bachelor and Masters level education in the Natural & Basic sciences.
  • Inspire Scholarship is conducted by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science Technology.
  • The Online application for Inspire Scholarship 2015 will begin in August 2015 and will end on October 31, 2015 (tentative dates)
  • Latest Update: Inspire Scholraship 2015-16 details have not been announced by DST. As soon as the details are announced we will update that on this page.

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Who can apply - The Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age 17-22 years
  •  A student cannot avail any other scholarship along with the INSPIRE Scholarship 2015 (SHE).
  • Students should have passed class 12 in 2015 from any recognised state or central board in India.
  • Student must be pursuing three years B.Sc., B.Sc (Hons), four years B.S and five years integrated M.Sc./M.S programs in any UGC recognized College/ University/ Institutions in India in natural/basic sciences.
  • Board Exams: Students who happen to be among the top 1% in Class 12 at their respective Board Examinations and are pursuing courses in Natural and Basic sciences at the B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc. levels. 


  • National Competitive Exams: Students who have secured in the Joint Entrance Examination of the following exams and have also opted to study Natural and Basic sciences in any academic institute or university leading to graduate and post-graduate degree. JEE Main Result 2014
  • 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 are also eligible for the Inspire Scholarship.
  • The scholarship is also open to all  KVPY, NTSE, JBNSTS scholars and Science Olympiad Medalists, opting to undertake courses in the Natural & Basic sciences leading to B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees

The following subjects under Basic and Natural Sciences are within the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship for pursuing BSc/BS/Int. MSc/Int. MS course

(1) Physics, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics, (4) Biology, (5) Statistics, (6) Geology, (7) Astrophysics, (8) Astronomy, (9) Electronics, (10) Botany (11) Zoology, (12) Biochemistry, (13) Anthropology, (14) Microbiology, (15) Geophysics, (16) Geochemistry, (17) Atmospheric Sciences & (18) Oceanic Sciences. 


Inspire Scholarship 2015 Reward

  • Each Inspire awardee get Rs. 80,000 p.a for a maximum period of 5 years and is given in following ways:
    • Each candidate will receive annual scholarship @ total value of Rs. 60,000 in cash. 
    • All the SHE scholars are required to undertake summer research projects under an active researcher in any recognized research centers across India. A summer time attachment fee of Rs. 20,000 will be paid as Mentorship every year.
  • The scholarship will be transferred to the scholar’s State Bank of India (SBI) bank account directly.
  • Inspire Scholarship Renewal: Continuation of the scholarship for the selected candidates is based on good academic performance in the examinations conducted by the University and upon the recommendation by the Head of the Institution

Application Mode and Process

Inspire Scholarship Application Process

  • The student must be enrolled into the aforementioned B.Sc., BS, Integrated M.Sc/ Int.MS courses before applying for INSPIRE Scholarship.
  • There is only Online Application for Inspire Scholarship 2015. There will be no offline application. >> Online Application for Inspire Scholarship 2015

     Guidelines for filling online inspire scholarship form

  • Before initiating the online aplication process for Inspire Scholarship 2015, the student should keep the scanned copy of the following documents ready with them.

Documents to be uploaded for Inspire Scholarship 2015 Application Form


Document Remarks File Size- Maximum
Passport Size Photograph  Mandatory 50 kb
Community/Caste Certificate  only if the applicant belongs to OBC/SC/ST 1 MB
Eligibility Note/Advisory Note Not Mandatory
If provided by the State/Central Board
1 MB
Class 10 Mark sheet Mandatory- For Date of Birth Proof 1 MB
Class 12 Mark Sheet Mandatory 1 MB
Certificate specifying Rank or Award in JEE (Main)/
International Olympic Medalists
Only if eligible under this criteria 1 MB
Endorsement Form signed by the Principal of the College/Director of the Institute/Registrar of the
Download Endorsement Form Format
Mandatory 1 MB


  • The student does not have to send any document by post.

Selection Process

Inspire Scholarship Selection Process

  • All selected candidates shall receive an Email notification informing that they are selected for the Inspire scholarship.
  • The selected students are required to log into the online portal to download the offer letter.


INSPIRE Programme
Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,New Delhi - 110016

Contact INSPIRE Scholarship (SHE) 2015-16

Tel : 011-26568099, 0120-6137050

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Conducted by

Ministry of Science & Technology
Department of Science & Technology (DST)