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Organization : Department of Science & Technology
Scholarship Name : Scholarship For Higher Education SHE 2016
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Application Deadline : 15th January 2017

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Scholarship For Higher Education :

Applications for the year 2016 are invited from eligible candidates for INSPIRE Scholarship under Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) component of Innovation in Science Pursuit forInspired Research (INSPIRE) scheme of the Department of Science & Technology.

Related : DST SHE Scholarship For Higher Education 2015:

Interested and eligible students must apply and submit their application with all essential documents through ONLINE mode only, through the web-portal

Value & Type of Support:
Each eligible candidate 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 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 completion of the course, whichever is earlier.
** Continuation of the scholarship for selected candidates is based on performance in the examinations conducted and certified by the institution imparting education.

Eligibility & 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 2016 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 recipient of various scholarships and medals.

The eligible candidate must be already enrolled into a valid degree level course in natural / basic sciences within the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship 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 mandatory as an eligibility criterion to apply and also do not guarantee the Scholarship.

Moreover, top 1% Cut-off of previous year (2015) given in Table 1 would only be used for guidelines purpose. For more details visit our website: and The selection will be subject to evaluation of each application based on the above eligibility criteria including finalization of actual top 1% cut-off of Class 12 examination 2016 for each Board.

In the case of receiving more than 10,000 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 year 2016.

Students Need to do:
Interested and eligible candidates who have passed Class XII Board Examination in the year 2016 (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 2016 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: and follow the process prescribed therein. The On-line application submission process shall commence from 15th November 2016 (10-00 hrs) and shall end on 15th January 2017 (17-00 hrs)

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  1. How are candidates selected for this scholarship?

    1. Candidates are selected purely on merit basis. Candidates who clear the exam with good marks will be selected.

  2. I was applied for scholarship in the year 2013.(means my 2nd puc was in the year 2012-13). But I didn’t received the scholarship. I have the percentage 95.17. Let me know whether the scholarship was sanctioned.

  3. I am a student of B.Sc geography honors. Can I apply for this scholarship?

  4. I registered for the inspire scholarship from August onwards. Now there is a date for uploading the certificates and mark sheet i.e 15th January. But I am not able to upload that because site will show the error. I tried so many times but it’s not working. What can I do now?

  5. I would like to know whether a student passed with top percentage in 2015 are eligible for applying the scholarship.

  6. Where did we get eligibility certificate or note?

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