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Organization : Department of Science & Technology
Scholarship Name : SHE 2017 Scholarship For Higher Education
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Application Deadline : 31st December 2017
Website :
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Scholarship For Higher Education (SHE) :

Applications for the year 2017 are invited from eligible candidates for INSPIRE Scholarship under Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) component of Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scheme of the Department of Science & Technology.

Related : Inspire DST SHE 2016 Scholarship For Higher Education :

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

This webportal will be open from 15th October 2017 (10-00 hrs) and will be available up to 31st December 2017 (17-00 hrs) for submission of applications. The detailed notification of this announcement call is available at the website

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for ‘Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)’, a component of INSPIRE. Total of 10,000 scholarships are available annually under SHE.

The scholarships are limited to the candidates who have passed Class XII in the year 2017 only from various recognized Indian State and Central Boards and studying 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.

The Scheme in its current format does not include courses in engineering, medicine, technology and other professional or technical or applied science courses.

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 1styear 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 2017 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 (Table 2 & Table 3).

The eligible candidate must be already enrolled into a valid degree level 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 mandatory as an eligibility criterion to apply and also do not guarantee the Scholarship.

Moreover, top 1% Cut-off of previous year (2016) given in Table 1 would only be used for guidelines purpose. For more details visit our website: 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 2017 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 with in age group of 17-22 years who have passed Class XII Board Examination in the year 2017 (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 2017 Board Examination issued by the respective Board (not mandatory)] must apply in the prescribed format along with the documents listed below. THE

To apply On-line, please visit the website: and follow the process prescribed therein. The On-line application submission process shall commence from 15th October 2017 (10-00 hrs) and shall end on 31st December 2017 (17-00 hrs). Please click the link below to download the guidelines for filling up On-line applications:

The applicants are advised to obtain a print out of the submitted online application for his/her records. Please do not send the application or any other documents which are submitted online by Post. The following points may be observed by the applicant very carefully.

(i) Incomplete or wrongly filled up application or application with lack of essential documents will summarily be rejected.

(ii) The applicant’s own valid and functional email address must be used for submission of the On-line application. The status of the application will be informed to the applicant’s web-portal/On-line portal.

(iii) Do Not Submit More Than One Application. Please ensure that all aspects of the application are correct before submitting. No claims shall be entertained in case of incomplete or non-submitted application.

(iv) Any legal proceedings in respect to any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and / or application can be lodged only in Delhi Courts/ Tribunals/ Forums and Delhi Courts / Tribunal/ Forums only shall have the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any case / dispute.

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