INSPIRE Programme


The strength of the innovation infrastructure of a nation has an enormous outcome in the competition among emerging knowledge economies. The realization of Vision 2020 calls for action and a well-designed innovation layout.

Creation and nurturing of a human talent pool capable of utilizing and developing first principles in science is both a pre-condition and integral part of such an innovation infrastructure. An India particular model for attracting talent with an aptitude for research and innovation, for a career in Basic & Natural sciences is required. INSPIRE is an innovative programme created by the Department of Science & Technology to attract talent to the excitement and study of science at an early age, and to help the country build the required critical resource pool for strengthening and expanding the S&T system and R&D base. It is a programme with high term foresight.

INSPIRE has three components:

  1. Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent (SEATS)
  2. Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)
  3. Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC)

This is the final offer list of INSPIRE Fellows who are eligible to get INSPIRE Fellowship under INSPIRE Program of DST. Students, who are First Rank holders in the University/Academic Institute Examination or INSPIRE scholar secured 65% marks in aggregate at MSc or Integrated MSc/MS examination and have already taken admission in the PhD. Program in a recognized University/Academic Institution in the country are listed here.Each student shall deposit now Joining-Acceptance Letter as a format to DST. As per Fellowship Guidelines, DST is now taking appropriate action for releasing the Fellowships alongwith Contingencies to these Fellows through their host University/Academic Institution.

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