Inspire Fellowship for Pursuing Doctoral Programme in Science and Technology

Department of Science and 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 impl emented by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) to strengthen the National 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/​Applied Science/​Engineering or bachelor/​masters’ degree in Medicine.

Applications are invited from:

i) INSPIRE Scholars after completion of their post-graduation degree in Science areas and 

ii) University level First Rank holders in the Post-graduate Degrees in Basic/​Applied Sciences/​Engineering OR Graduate Degree in Medicine only at any recognized Indian University or Institute/​Statutory Body in India for award of INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP. Now the Fellowship shall be offered only on the basis of availability of fellowship in the current year.


i) INSPIRE Scholar having secured minimum 65% marks in aggregate at M.Sc. or Integrated M.S./ M.Sc.

ii) 1 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, 1 Rank Holders at the Graduate Level Examination in Medicine only conducted by a University/​Institution in India are also eligible to apply. 1 Rank should be of obtained in minimum batch size of 10 students in that university level examination with minimum aggregate of 60% marks of the entire course/​program

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. However, Students who are i) 1 Rank Holder in College including Autonomous College Examination, 

ii) obtained degree (s) through Distance Education Mode and 

iii) 1 Rank Holder in any specialization given at MSc 2 last Year, are not eligible. 

To Apply

Students need to apply through On-line mode only. To apply On-line, please visit the website: http://​www​.online​-inspire​.gov​.in and follow the process as prescribed therein (Guidelines for Filling up). The On-line application submissions will commence 6th September 2016 and will be available up to 5th October 2016. No Print out of Application copy needs to be sent. Incomplete or wrongly filled up application or application with lack of essential documents will 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. The advertisement and its guidelines are also available at the website: www​.inspire​-dst​.gov​.in, and www​.dst​.gov​.in

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