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Scholarship for Higher Education to CBSE Class 12 students

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Scholarship to CBSE Class 12 students
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India awards Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) to the students who are within the top 1% at Class XII examination conducted by the Board during the academic session ending March/April 2013.

The candidates of Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi who have passed Class XII Examination 2013 and are within top1% (Cut-off score 473 marks excluding 6th Additional subject) are eligible for the scholarship.

Letters to eligible Candidates along with "Advisory Note to the Candidates for Eligibility in Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) Component under INSPIRE Scheme" have been sent through email to the schools from where they studied Class XII during the academic session ending March/April 2013.

The candidates may collect the same from the school Principal. Performance in top 1% in Class XII Board Examination and enrollment into education in Basic and Natural Science courses at B.Sc./Integrated M.Sc. or M.S. levels qualify eligibility automatically for Scholarship for Higher Education of GOI valued at Rs. 80,000 per year for five years.

Details of scholarship scheme are available at

What is INSPIRE programme:
The strength of the innovation infrastructure of a nation has enormous significance in the competition among emerging knowledge economies. The realization of Vision 2020 calls for action and a well designed innovation infrastructure.

INSPIRE Scholarship:
This scheme offers 10,000 scholarships every year @ Rs.80,000/- each for undertaking Bachelor and Masters level education in the Natural & Basic sciences, possessing any of the following criteria:

  • Students who happen to be among the top 1% in 12th standard at their respective Board Examinations and are pursuing courses in Natural and Basic sciences at the B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc. Levels.
  • Students who have secured top 10,000 ranks in all india engineering, Medical entrance exams.
  • Students admitted to Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences (DAE-CBS) at the University of Mumbai or happen to be Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholars and Science Olympiad Medalists, opting to undertake courses in the Natural & Basic sciences leading to B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are eligible for "SHE" scholarship.

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