Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, has invited applications for Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE), a component of Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE).
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Eligibility and Selection 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 in the year 2018 at Class XII level as listed in Table 1 and/ or b) performance in any of the specified Competitive Examinations within stipulated cut off ranks and c) recipient of various scholarships and medals (Table 2 & Table 3). The eligible candidate must be already enrolled into a valid and regular degree level course (No correspondence course) in Natural / Basic Sciences within the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship (Table 4) at any UGC recognized College or University or National Institute in India.
Receipt of Eligibility Note or Eligibility Certificate on INSPIRE Scholarship from respective Board is not a mandatory criterion to apply and also do not guarantee the Scholarship.
Moreover, the top 1% Cut-off of the previous year (2017) given in Table 1 would only be used for guidelines purpose. In the case of receiving more than 12,000 eligible applications in the given year, the selection will be on the basis of Board inclusive model within the available number of Scholarships in that year as it has been accepted and implemented for the selection
of students passed out in the previous years.
The selection will be subject to evaluation of each completed online application based on the above eligibility criteria including finalization of actual top 1% cut-off of Class 12th examination 2018 for each Board. For more details visit our website: www.onlineinspire.gov.in.
STUDENT’S NEED TO DO
Interested and eligible candidates within age group of 17-22 years who have passed Class XII Board Examination in the year 2018 (only) [as per Table 1 for Board examination based eligibility or as per Table 2 or Table 3 for Competitive Examination based eligibility or having Eligibility Certificate or Eligibility Note for 2018 Board Examination issued by the respective Board (not mandatory)] must apply in the prescribed format along with the documents listed below.
THE APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH ON-LINE MODE ONLY.
NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED OTHER THAN THROUGH ONLINE MODE.
To apply On-line, please visit the website: http://www.online-inspire.gov.in