INSPIRE is an innovative program that attracts all of the top-notch students of India to come together to apply all of their principles and knowledge for better infrastructure and for expanding and building the critical resource pool and for developing the R and D division of India. This scheme offers the scholarship to about 12,000 students all over India every year and given an amount of Rs.80,000 per year for each student who is pursuing his/her Bachelors’s or Master’s level of education.
The Eligibility criteria for this scheme is a bit high end.
Only the top 1% of the students in the 12th class at their respective boards of education are eligible. The student must also pursue only the Natural and Basic Sciences at the B.Sc or Integrated M.Sc levels.
If the student opts for any other course other than the Natural classes are not eligible for this scholarship scheme
Students who have secured the top 10,000 ranks in the JEE Advanced, top 10,000 JEE Mains, and top 10,000 ranks of NEET and who are willing to register in the Natural and Basic Science streams in any academic institute or university are also eligible.
Students who are in the top 1% of the 12th exams and are admitted to IISER, NISER, DAE-CBS at the University of Mumbai, KVPY, NTSE, JBNSTS who are willing to take a Natural and Basic science leading to B.Sc and M.Sc degrees are eligible.
Students who wish to pursue their Engineering or Medical courses are not eligible.
The application process is online and can take place through the INSPIRE portal.
You will need a few documents to apply to this Scholarship:
- A passport-sized photo.
- Community/ Caste certificate in case of caste/community reservations.
- Eligibility or Advisory note from the state or central government.
- Class 10th and 12th certificates.
- Certificate specifying the rank/award in JEE Mains/ JEE Advanced/NEET/KVPY/NTSE/JBNSTS/International Olympic Medalists
- An Endorsement form signed by the principal of the College.
- The first page of the Students bank passbook.
The student has to apply online through the portal by becoming a new user on the INSPIRE Scholarship portal. The student must fill in all of the details genuinely. Then the student shall receive an ID and Password, which is to be kept safe as it will become necessary for further reference. Now the students have to log in and activate his/her account. Now the student has to log in to his INSPIRE account and fill in the details and upload all of the documents mentioned above. The student then has to review the details before the final submission.
The students are selected based on specific rules and criteria. The selected students are displayed on the portal. The selected students have to download their offer letter from the official web site, and they have to upload all of the asked documents within the given deadline. The selected candidates get their scholarships directly into their SBI accounts.
The shortlisted candidates have to submit their progress every year and to renew the scholarship the student must have at least 60% marks or 7.0 GPA out of 10 in their annual examination each year. If the student fails to secure the required marks, then the scholarship funds would be canceled until the student has performed better.