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DRDO Scholarship for Girls 2020 - Application, Amount

Last date to apply

30 September 2020

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About DRDO Scholarship for Girls

DRDO has launched “DRDO Scholarship Scheme for Girls through Aeronautics Research and Development Board (AR&DB), DRDO HQ. It is a scholarship for Girls studying in Aerospace Engg / Aeronautical Engg / Space Engg / Rocketry / Avionics / Aircraft Engineering. The number of scholarship is limited to 30 i.e. 20 scholarships for Under Graduate and 10 for Post Graduate students. This is the scholarship for first-year students of B.Tech and M.Tech who have qualified JEE Main and GATE Exam respectively and have also met other eligibility for the scholarship. The DRDO scholarship application has to be filled online by the candidates. 

DRDO Scholarships for Girls Dates

Event Dates
DRDO Scholarship Application Starts 25 July 2020
DRDO Scholarship Last Date 30 September 2020
DRDO Scholarship Result  


DRDO Scholarship Amount

Level Scholarship Amount
DRDO Undergraduate scholarship amount Rs.120000 per year or annual fees whichever is less for a maximum period of four years
DRDO Post Graduate Scholarship Amount Rs.15500 per month subject to Rs.186000 per year for a maximum period of two years.

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DRDO Scholarship for Girls Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Girls
Region  All India
Class  First Year B.Tech and M.Tech Girls students

Eligible Courses for DRDO Scholarship

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Space Engineering
  • Rocketry
  • Avionics
  • Aircraft Engineering

Eligibility for Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Must be an Indian National.
  • Should have got admission in the 1st year of the current academic year (2020-21) to the relevant B.E./ B. Tech./B.Sc Engg. course.
  • Should have cleared JEE (Main).
  • Should have a valid JEE(Main) score.

Students pursuing Integrated Degree

Students pursuing dual degree course / integrated master degree in the above-mentioned subjects may also apply/receive this scholarship only for first four years as applicable for B.Tech degree course under the above scheme, subject to fulfilling the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility for Post Graduate Scholarship

  • Must be an Indian National
  • Should have secured admission in the 1st year of the current academic year (2020-21) to the relevant ME/M.TECH / M.Sc Engg course
  • Must have scored minimum 60% marks in the qualifying exam (graduation level: BE/B Tech/B Engg. or equivalent) for getting admission to the subject course as per the guidelines set by AICTE/MHRD.

In cases where the conversion formula is not obtainable, CGPA/CPI of 6.75 (for a 10 point scale) will be taken as equivalent to 60%, as per AICTE guidelines.

  • Candidate should have a valid GATE (General Aptitude Test in Engineering) score.

One Scholarship at a Time

Students availing DRDO scholarship will be entitled to avail only one scholarship at a time and an undertaking has to be furnished by the students and it should be countersigned by the institute that she is not availing any other scholarship from any other institute/department/ agency

DRDO Scholarship Renewal

Minimum CGPA/ Marks needed for renewal: During the period under scholarship, Post Graduate and Under Graduate scholars are required to pass all the tests and examinations which may be prescribed by the Institutions so as to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 7.00 or 70% marks.

Students who fail the examination: The scholarship amount of the particular year will however not be disbursed to those who are not able to pass test/examination and do not successfully complete the academic year.

Institutes will forward the name of the students for renewal of the scholarship

The list of the qualifying students in the first and the following years, institute-wise, would be forwarded to AR&DB for further processing of the case for the release of scholarship to the Grantee Institutions. The list of students for discontinuity of the scholarship would be forwarded to AR&DB from the institutes for the record.

DRDO Scholarship for Girls Application form and Process

 The students have to apply online for the scholarship. The candidate shall receive a copy of the submitted application on registered e-mail id (as mentioned at the time of registration) and SMS on their registered mobile number (as mentioned at the time of registration) after successfully submitting the online application. The candidate can also take a printout of the completed application form for future reference. There is no need to send a hard copy of the scholarship application form.

Apply Online for DRDO Scholarship

Documents to be uploaded Online for DRDO scholarship

  • Recent passport size colour photograph (max. size 50 KB) 
  • Aadhaar Card (max 500 KB)
  • Proof of admission (max 500 KB)
  • Fees details (max 500 KB)
  • Certificate from Institute (max 500 KB) 

Verification of Original Documents by Institute

Candidates will have to produce all certificates, in original, for verification in the Institute and a certificate has to be forwarded to AR&DB in this regard by the institute where the student belongs.

Selected candidates will get a DRDO scholarship through their respective Institute. The Institute has to submit the contingent bill with ECS mandate for all the selected candidate for release of money for the scholarship.

DRDO Scholarship for Girls Selection Process

  • Undergraduate Scholarship -  The selection would be based on the JEE Main Merit
  • Post Graduate Scholarship - The selection would be based on the GATE Merit

Candidates without valid JEE (Main) score/ GATE will not be considered

The scheme is free from any bond obligation. However, the scholars of the scheme will have to do their major final year project work preferably at DRDO/ Govt. Labs or in AR&DB funded projects in any institutions during their course work.

Also read: List of scholarship for Girls in India

DRDO Scholarship for Girls Contact Details

EMail: ardb@hqr.drdo.in

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