INSPIRE Scholarship (SHE)-2013

Last date to apply

Online Application - November 30, 2013
Date to receive application form- December 9, 2013

About INSPIRE Scholarship (SHE)-2013

  • The scheme offers 10,000 scholarships every year for undertaking Bachelor and Masters level education in the Natural & Basic sciences.
  • It is conducted by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science Technology.

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 SHE Scholarship.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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
  • 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

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. 


  • Rs. 80,000 p.a for a maximum period of 5 years. 
    • 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.
  • 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

  • The student must be enrolled into the aforementioned BSc., BS, Int. MSc/Int.MS courses before applying for INSPIRE Scholarship.
  • The application can be done online or offline
  • The offline or the printed online form along with documents must be sent to the address mentioned below by ORDINARY post only. The envelope should mention on top " Application for INSPIRE Scholarship for 2013"

Selection Process

  • All selected candidates shall receive an Email notification informing that they are selected for the 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)-2013

Tel : 011-26568099


Conducted by

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