INSPIRE Fellowships under Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) by Department of Science & Technology (DST)

INSPIRE Fellowships under Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) by Department of Science & Technology (DST)

INSPIRE Fellowships under Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) by Department of Science & Technology (DST)

For the First Rank holders qualified for Doctoral Research in any recognized university in India, Innovation in Scientific pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), a new scheme of the Government of India, offers standing opportunity through fellowships at the level same as National Eligibility Test qualified candidates. The fellowship is applicable to the Indian Nationals only. Programme includes three components namely Scheme for early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS), Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC). The scheme AORC is focused on attraction of students to pursue degree in basic & applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc., after either master’s degree in science or bachelor/master’s degree in engineering/applied sciences.

Scholarship provider

Department of Science & Technology (DST) Government of India

Eligibility criteria

Only First Rank Holders in each Post Graduate (PG) level Examinations in the above mentioned subjects at the University and academic institutions who are eligible for admission & want to pursue research, leading to Ph. D. in any Indian University/ National Institute/National Laboratories in India, will be eligible for the fellowship. Candidates who have qualified Joint CSIR-UGC, National Eligibility Test for fellowship/GATE can also apply. Similarly, 1st Rank holders at Graduate level examination in Engineering Science and other professional courses conducted by the University/ Institution in India are also eligible to apply for directly pursuing doctoral degree.

Benefits of scholarship/Award

Equivalent to NET/GATE Fellowship JRF. SRF and grant for research to the candidates.

Application Procedure

In the prescribed A4 size format along with documents as listed in Annexure 1 to 3. Applications should reach by post within 60 days from the date of release of the advertisement.

Frequent Queries

What is the selection procedure?

The candidates will be selected purely on the basis of merit.

Contact details

The Head

INSPIRE Programme

Department of Science & Technology

Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road

New Delhi – 110016, Delhi

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