INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) 2023

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)
November 8, 2023
November 8, 2023

Brief Description:

INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) 2023 is an initiative of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India to provide financial help to students who have passed Class 12 and wish to pursue courses in Basic and Natural Science. The selected students will receive a scholarship amount of INR 5,000 per month and a mentorship grant of INR 20,000 per annum.


To be eligible, an applicant must –

  • be within the age group of 17-22 years
  • be pursuing a degree in one of the following subjects under Natural and Basic Sciences at the B.Sc., B.S., and Int. M.Sc./M.S. level:-
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Statistics
    • Geology
    • Astrophysics
    • Astronomy
    • Electronics
    • Botany
    • Biochemistry
    • Zoology
    • Anthropology
    • Microbiology
    • Geophysics
    • Geochemistry
    • Atmospheric Sciences
    • Oceanic Sciences
  • have scored in the top 1% of their Class 12 examination OR
  • have secured ranks in the JEE of IIT, AIPMT, NEET (within the top 10,000 rank) OR
  • be a National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholar, Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholar or International Olympiad medalist



  • Students pursuing courses other than specified are not eligible to apply.
  • Students pursuing studies through open university or distance mode are not eligible to apply.
  • Students who have passed Class 12 examination in the previous academic year will not be considered.

Selected scholars will receive a monthly emolument of INR 5,000 for a period of five years, or until the completion of their course, whichever is earlier. Scholars are also eligible to receive a mentorship grant of INR 20,000 per annum.


Applicants are required to submit the following documents in the specified format:

Name of the Document Type Size
Passport size photograph (mandatory)* JPEG 50KB
Class 10 marksheet or Certificate, for proof of Date of Birth (mandatory)* PDF 1MB
Class 12 marksheet (mandatory)* PDF 1MB
Endorsement Form signed by the Principal of College/Director of Institute/Registrar of University (mandatory*) PDF 1MB
Eligibility Note/Advisory Note, if provided by the State/Central Board (not mandatory) PDF 1MB
Certificate specifying Rank or Award in IIT-JEE/AIPMT/NEET/JBNSTS/NTSE/International Olympic Medalists (if applicable) PDF 1MB
Community/Caste Certificate (if applicable) PDF 1MB
Any other supporting document PDF 1MB

How to Apply:

  • Navigate to the ‘New User? Register here‘ option on the right-hand side of the dashboard and click on it.
  • Fill in the required details and click on submit button at the bottom of the page to ‘Register‘.
    After successful registration, the applicants will receive a confirmation mail on the registered email ID with the activation link. Click the activation link to proceed.
  • Log in to the portal using the registered email ID and password.
  •  Click on the ‘Scholarship’ link.
  •  Click on ‘Apply for Scholarship’.
  • Fill in all required details and upload the scanned copy of all supporting documents in the prescribed format.
  •  Finally, submit the application form.

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