Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) programme, sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), is offered to pursue undergraduate (UG) studies and continue up to postgraduate (PG) studies, based on Class 12th standard examination results (top 1%) of respective Boards or within eligible rank in chosen few competitive examinations such as JEE (main), JEE (Advanced), NEET (AIPMT), KVPY and securing admission in science stream (in any of science courses or their combination out of the 18 identified subjects) in any recognized College or University or Academic Institution in the country. 

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For continuation of INSPIRE Scholarship, the scholar should pass in all subjects in first attempt with minimum 7.0 CGPA on a 10-point scale in his/her annual examinations in B.S. /Int. M.Sc. /Int. M.S. or M.Sc. every academic year, failing which the scholarship for the next academic year shall not be released.


To renew INSPIRE-SHE, a student is expected to fulfil the following conditions:

  • Applicant is a student of Integrated M.Sc. programmes (II to V year) from Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
  • Applicant has availed INSPIRE Scholarship (SHE) in the previous year(s).


The following procedure will be adopted to select the students for INSPIRE (SHE) for Continuation:

  • SCSP office will invite the application from the students.
  • SCSP will verify the details and documents submitted of each applicant. Defective/incomplete applications will be kept on hold for correction from students’ side within a given duration. SCSP will also verify that the student is not awarded the similar scheme from some other source.

SCSP will submit the list of students eligible for renewal of INSPIRE (SHE) to DST.