Inspire Scholarship Eligibility 2020 - Department of Science and Technology (DPT) awards SHE scholarship to meritorious students. Interested students must fulfil the SHE Inspire 2020 scholarship eligibility criteria in order to avail the same. Student’s age must be between 17-22 years. As per the Inspire scholarship eligibility 2020, top 1% Class 12th students of any board can apply for the same. In addition to this, students who secure rank within 10000 in JEE or NEET will also be eligible to apply. DPT releases the cutoff for the selection of the students. Therefore, students must know the complete eligibility criteria and then apply for the Inspire scholarship 2020. Read this article to know the detailed information about Inspire scholarship 2020 eligibility.

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Inspire Scholarship Eligibility 2020

Students can go through the educational eligibility, courses accepted and unaccepted in this section.

Educational Eligibility

  • Top 1% meritorious Class 12th students of any state or central education board are eligible to apply for Inspire scholarship 2020.

  • Students who will secure rank within 10000 in JEE or NEET can also apply for the scholarship.

  • Students fulfilling the above eligibility conditions and pursuing BSc, BS, and Int.MSc/MS in basic and natural science will satisfy the Inspire scholarship eligibility 2020.

  • Students of ISERs, NISER and Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences studying integrated M.S. course can also apply for this scholarship.

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholars and International Olympiad medalists who are studying UG or PG course in Natural science are also eligible to apply for the Inspire scholarship program.

Inspire Scholarship Eligibility 2020 - Courses Accepted

  • BSc/BS/Int. MSc/Int. MS course in Mathematics/ Geology/ Physics/ Statistics/ Chemistry, Astrophysics/ Botany/ Biology/ Astronomy/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Electronics/ Geophysics/ Bio-chemistry/ Geochemistry/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Anthropology/ Oceanic Sciences.

  • Only students pursuing regular courses are eligible for the Inspire scholarship 2020.

Inspire Scholarship Eligibility 2020 - Unaccepted Courses

  • Other courses in any other subjects such as Medicine, Agriculture, Psychology, Engineering, Seed Technology, Military Science, Anthropology, Defense Studies, Home Science, Biotechnology, Bio-informatics, Geography, Economics, Physical Education, Education, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Applications, Instrumentation will not be accepted.

  • Distance Education students will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

UP students can also apply for post-matric UP scholarship 2020.

Documents required for Inspire Scholarship 2020

Students who will satisfy the Inspire eligibility 2020 will have to produce the given document to claim the scholarship. The scanned copy of the documents mentioned below needs to be uploaded while applying for Inspire 2020 scholarship:

  • Passport size photograph (Compulsory for all)

  • 10th class mark sheet (Compulsory for all)

  • 12th class mark sheet (Compulsory for all)

  • Certificate specifying rank in National level competitive entrance exam (if applying under this category).

  • Caste Certificate (for OBC/SC/ST)

  • Medallists (if applying under this category).

  • Certificate specifying award in KVPY/ JBNSTS/ NTSE/ International Olympic

  • Eligibility Note/Advisory Note (Not mandatory)

  • Endorsement form signed by Principal/Director/Registrar of current College/Institute/University (Mandatory for all)

  • Any other documents

Inspire Scholarship 2020 - Selection Process

  • No exam (online/offline) is conducted for the selection in the Inspire scholarship. Students are shortlisted on the basis of the marks obtained in Class 12th.

  • Board-wise cutoff marks will be put out on the official website in the form of a pdf file. Students who attain equal or more than the cutoff marks are shortlisted for DST Inspire scholarship.

  • Selected students are supposed to open a savings bank account in SBI bank and link the same with their Adhar card.

  • They further need to upload the scanned file of self-attested photocopy of passbook’s first page on the DST web portal.

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Inspire Scholarship Amount 2020

  • The selected students will be awarded Rs. 80,000 per annum. The Inspire scholarship amount will be differentiated into annual scholarship (Rs. 60000) and summertime attachment fees (Rs. 20000) respectively.

  • The annual scholarship of Rs. 60,000 will be deposited to the student’s account. The amount will be provided as a draft of Rs.5000 per month.

  • Summertime attachment fees of Rs. 20000 will be awarded to the students who have attended the summertime research project.

  • A total of 12000 Inspire SHE scholarships will be provided to the eligible students.

  • The scholarship is disbursed for a maximum of five years or until the completion of course.

Inspire Scholarship Cutoff 2020

Department of Science and Technology (DST) releases the cutoff for the DST Inspire SHE scholarship. Students who will apply for this scholarship need to score the minimum qualifying marks or more in order to get shortlisted. The cutoff will be released in the form of a selection list. Students can check the previous year DST Inspire SHE scholarship cutoff for the reference.


Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020

Interested students who will satisfy the Inspire scholarship eligibility criteria 2020 will be able to apply for the same from November 1, 2020. The application form will be available on the official website, Students will need to create a valid email account and then register for this scholarship. They will also need to upload the relevant documents for applying for the scholarship.

Things to Keep in Mind to Avoid Rejection

Students are advised to read the complete INSPIRE scholarship eligibility 2020 details in order to avoid rejection. Go through this section to know the reason for the rejection in the Inspire scholarship.

  • Name not available in top 1%

  • Course/subject beyond the scope of Inspire

  • Duplicate application

  • 12th marks beyond the cutoff

  • Form not uploaded or not in a proper format

Therefore, students must be very careful while applying for this scholarship and make sure that the documents are in a proper format. For reference, go through the rejection list of the scholarship and avoid those mistakes.


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Inspire Scholarship Eligibility 2020

Question: Can I apply for the Inspire scholarship if I’m currently studying in Class 12th?


No, only those students can apply for the SHE Inspire scholarship who have completed Class 12th.

Question: If I have a gap of 1 year after Class 12th, will I be eligible to apply for SHE Inspire scholarship 2020?


No, a student with a gap year cannot apply for the Inspire scholarship 2020.

Question: Can a or engineering student apply for the Inspire scholarship 2020?


No, or engineering students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Question: If I’m already availing another scholarship, can I apply for the Inspire scholarship as well?


No, if you are already availing another scholarship, you’ll not be eligible to apply for the Inspire 2020 scholarship.

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