Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) to study undergraduate courses in basic and natural sciences

Written By: / Career Guidance and Education / Wednesday, 27 July 2022 17:32

Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India, has invited applications for Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) 2022-23, a component under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Scheme.
The Scheme aims at attracting meritorious students to study basic and natural sciences at the college and university level and to pursue research careers in both basic and applied science areas including engineering, medicine, agriculture and veterinary sciences.
Under INSPIRE-Scholarship for Higher Education (INSPIRE-SHE) component, scholarships are offered to pursue undergraduate (UG) studies and to be continued up to postgraduate (PG) studies, based on Class 12 examination results (top 1%) of respective Boards or within eligible rank in chosen competitive examinations such as JEE (Main), JEE (advanced), NEET,  and securing admission in science stream (in any of science courses or their combination out of the 18 identified subjects. The identified subjects include The following subjects under Basic and Natural Sciences are within the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship: (1) Physics, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics, (4) Biology, (5) Statistics, (6) Geology, (7) Astrophysics, (8) Astronomy, (9) Electronics, (10) Botany, (11) Zoology, (12) Bio-chemistry, (13) Anthropology, (14) Microbiology, (15) Geophysics, (16) Geochemistry, (17) Atmospheric Sciences & (18) Oceanic Sciences.
Scholarship Amount: The scholarship amount is Rs. 60,000/- per annum (Rs. 5,000/- p.m) + Mentorship grant 20,000/- per annum.
Eligibility:Applicant should have completed Class 12 in 2022 and must be pursuing the first year of B.Sc., B.S., Integrated M.Sc. or Integrated M.S. courses in Natural and Basic Sciences in any recognized College/University/Academic Institution in the country.
Applicant should in addition satisfy anyone of the following criterion: (i) should have aggregate marks within top 1% of their Class XII examination of any State/ Central Board in 2022 (Top 1% Cut-off marks of Various Boards Result in Class XII Examination in Year 2022 and Repositioning Cut-Off Marks are given in the detailed Notification available at Cut-off for the Year 2022 for respective Boards shall be finalized by DST Based on Board Inclusive Model) (ii) secured ranks within top 10000 in JEE Main/Advanced or NEET (iii) be a National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholar (iv) be a Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholar (v) be an International Olympiad medallist.
Applications can be submitted online at  on 31stJanuary every year.
Exam. Conduct every year in November/Dec 
The list of documents to be uploaded along with the application is specified in the detailed Notification.
For details, visit


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Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

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