Pursuing Doctoral Programme In Science & Technology from Inspire Fellowship


Name of the Department  : Department of Science & Technology (inspire-dst.gov.in)
Title of the Fellowship :  Pursuing Doctoral Programme In Science & Technology from Inspire Fellowship
Location :  Delhi

Official Website : inspire-dst.gov.in/index.html
Fellowship Web Portal  : inspire-dst.gov.in/fellowship.html

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Inspire Fellowship For Pursuing Doctoral Programme In Science & Technology :
Innovation in Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), a Scheme of the Government of India, offers standing opportunity for pursuing Doctoral Research at any recognized University or Institute in India through Fellowships at the level same as National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified candidates.

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is being implemented by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) to st rengthen the Nat ional Science and Technology base. One Component of the AORC Scheme in INSPIRE is focused on attraction of student to pursue doctoral degree in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either masters’ degree in science or bachelor/ masters’ degree in engineering/ applied sciences.

Call For Applications :
Applications are invited from :
i) INSPIRE Scholars after completion of their post-graduation degree and
ii) University level First Rank holders in the Post-graduate Degrees in Basic/Applied Sciences OR Graduate Degrees in Professional courses at any recognized Indian University or Institute/ Statutory Body in India for award of INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP.

Eligibility Criteria :
i) To apply for the INSPIRE the Scholar must have secured minimum 65% marks in aggregate at M.Sc. or Integrated M.S./ M.Sc.
ii) 1st Rank Holder in each Post-Graduate (PG) level examinations in Basic/ Applied Sciences including Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agricultural sciences and Veterinary Sciences from any recognized University and academic Institutions in India. Similarly, 1st Rank Holders at the Graduate Level Examination in Engineering Sciences and other Professional courses conducted by a University/ Institution in India are also eligible to apply.

These students shall also be eligible for admission to pursue full – time research, leading to Ph.D. in any Indian University/ National Institute/ National Laboratories in India. 1st Rank Holder in College including Autonomous College Examination and obtained degree (s) through Distance Education Mode are not eligible. Candidates who are only Indian Citizen and have acquired their required qualifications necessary for admission to the PhD program only during the last year or Current year are eligible. However, students who are already enjoying Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) or higherm position in any project need not to apply for this.

Amount, Number & Duration Of  Fellowship :
This scholarship offers financial support in the form of a Fellowship equivalent to NET/ GATE fellowship (Junior Research Fellowship / Senior Research Fellowship) and research grant to the candidate. There is a provision of 1000 INSPIRE Fellowships every year to offer fellowships to eligible students and each Fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of five years, subject to the completion of their PhD degree whichever is earlier. This Fellowship shall not be available at MSc or MPhil or MTech level during pursing in any such Integrated MSc-PhD/ MPhil-PhD/ MTech-PhD courses. However, continuation of the Fellowship for once selected candidates is based on satisfactory performance certified by the institution as per stipulated GOI guidelines for such Fellowship.

Selection Procedure :
The selection procedure for INSPIRE Fellowship shall be purely on the basis of academic merit of the candidate, choice of the Supervisor, Host Institutions and the Research Proposal.

How To Apply- :
All eligible candidates are required to apply through online mode only. To apply Online, please visit the official website : http://www.online-inspire.gov.in and follow the process as prescribed therein (Guidelines for Filling up).

The Online submission of  application shall commence on 15th January 2014 and will be available throughout the year or till completion to offer 1000 Fellowship, whichever is earlier. After Online submission of application, the Applicant must obtain a print-out of application submitted. The printout of On-line application along with all up-loaded documents must be sent by post to Head, INSPIRE & FIST Division, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016.

If there will be Incomplete or wrongly filled up application or application with lack of essential documents found then it will  be summarily be rejected. Any legal proceedings in respect to any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and / or application can be lodged only in Delhi Courts/ Tribunals/ Forums and Delhi Courts / Tribunal/ Forums only shall have the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any case / dispute.

Please mention “Application for INSPIRE Fellowship – (Subject Code)” on top of the Envelope.

Kindly Note :
Before filling the application form, please scan and save the following documents as separate files.The same needs to be uploaded as required during the ”Online Application Process”

Important Dates :
Starts on : 15th January 2014
Ends on : Through out the year or till completion to offer 1000 Fellowship


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  1. Guest user says

    I got rank 1 in MSc. Mathematics from Ranchi university this year I want to do PhD I want to know am I eligible for inspire fellowship this year or not please send me details in naziatabassum005@gmail.com

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