Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology offers ‘Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)’, a component of INSPIRE every year. Total of 12,000 (including Institute Mode) scholarships are available annually under SHE.

The scholarships are limited to the candidates who have passed Class XII in that academic year only from various recognized Indian State and Central Boards and studying regular 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 UGC recognized College/ University/ Institutions in India.

Value of the Scholarship:

Each eligible candidate for INSPIRE Scholarships will receive scholarship valued at Rs. 80,000/-annually. 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 undertaking summer time research project.

Duration of the Support:

Selected candidates under INSPIRE Scholarship will be supported for a maximum period of five years starting from 1st year course in B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), BS and integrated course leading to M.S. or M.Sc. or till the completion of the course, whichever is earlier.

Eligibility Criteria

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 at Class XII level.