Inspire SHE 2024: Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Merit, Scholarship

Inspire 2024Inspire SHE 2024 Registrations will begin from the month of August 2024. From the year 2022 onwards, DST (Department of Science & Technology), Govt. of India has subsumed KVPY with Inspire. The KVPY fellows have been receiving the fellowship according to the norms of DST.

Component of Inspire, SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education) is a flagship course of DST under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The objective of this scholarship is to attract candidates to study basic and natural science subjects at UG & PG levels. Further it aims to pursue research as a career by providing scholarships to the meritorious students. Every year, number of scholarships are announced for students pursuing Bachelors/ Master level courses in Basic & Natural Science areas. Through this article, candidates can know about complete information related to Inspire SHE 2024.

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Inspire SHE 2024 Overview

NameInspire SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education)
ObjectiveTo encourage students to pursue basic and natural science subjects under UG/ PG level & provide scholarships to the meritorious students
Conducting AuthorityDST (Department of Science & Technology), Govt. of India
Subsumed examKVPY subsumed with Inspire
Registration modeOnline
ExamNo exam conducted.

Inspire SHE 2024 Dates

Know below tentative dates details regarding Inspire SHE 2024:

EventsInspire SHE 2024
Start of registration onlineSeptember 2024
Last date to register onlineLast week of November 2024
Release of merit listMay/ June 2025
Cut off releasesMay/ June 2025

Inspire SHE 2024 Application Form

Go through complete details about Inspire SHE 2024 Application, in below provided section:

  • Inspire SHE 2024 Online Registrations will begin from the month of September 2024.
  • The applications are accepted for scholarship through online mode only. No offline applications are accepted.
  • Students must fill the form completely as incomplete applications will get rejected. No representations will be entertained later for the same.
  • Application Forms will be available for submission till last week of November 2024.
  • Correction may not be available in application forms so candidates must be careful while filling details in application.
  • While submitting the application form, candidates are also required to submit some documents. These are:
    • 12th level Marksheets/ Pass certificate
    • 10th level Marksheets/ Pass certificate
    • Endorsement certificate in prescribed format
    • Advisory note/ Eligibility notes
    • Certificate specifying rank or award in JEE Main/ JEE Advanced/ NEET/ KVPY/ NTSE/ JBNSTS/ International Olympic Medalists, etc.

How to Register for Inspire SHE 2024?

Check below the step-by-step procedure to register for Inspire SHE 2024:

  • Visit the website (Link will be given here).
  • Register by clicking on – ‘New User Registration’.
  • Start filling your form by entering details – name, email, DOB, verification code, etc.
  • Scan and store documents – photograph, class 10th/12th marksheet, etc. before filling application.
  • Login by entering details – username and password.
  • Click on the option ‘Scholarship’ and then click on – ‘Apply for Scholarship’.
  • In the next step, students are required to upload their documents (10th/ 12th marksheet/ certificates, etc.).
  • Verify details and proceed further.
  • Choose option state/ central board from drop down menu.
  • Click on ‘YES’ or ‘No’ button if you are availing any other scholarship or not.
  • Submit the application and take print out of application form for any further reference.

Inspire SHE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

For availing scholarships under Inspire, candidates can check complete Inspire SHE Eligibility Criteria 2024:


  • Candidates secured ranks in JEE of IIT, AIPMT (within 10000 ranks), and who are presently pursuing Natural and Basic science courses in India at B.Sc, B.S, Int. M.Sc, M.S level.
  • Meritorious candidates secure aggregate marks within top 1% of 12th level exam of any state/ central education board in India are eligible. Additionally, students should be pursuing courses in Natural and Basic Sciences at B.Sc, B.S, Int. M.Sc, M.S level.
  • Those having aggregate marks within top 1% of their 12th level exam of any State/ Central Education Board in India and pursuing Int. M.S courses in Natural and Basic Sciences at IISERs, NISER & Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences University of Mumbai and Visva Bharati, Shanti Niketan.
  • National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholars, Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholars and International Olympiad medalists pursuing Bachelor/ Master level courses in Natural Sciences are also eligible.
  • Candidates selected under KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) and pursuing Bachelor/ Master level courses in Natural Sciences.

Age Limit:

  • Applying candidate’s age minimum age must be between 17 years & maximum age should be 22 years.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Answer: The INSPIRE application form 2024 will be released in the month of August 2024.

Answer: The top 1% meritorious candidates in 12th of any state/ central board who achieve the cut off marks are selected for DST INSPIRE scholarship. Also, those having rank in IIT JEE/AIPMT, etc.
Answer: Inspire SHE qualified students will be provided scholarship amount of Rs.80, 000 per annum which will be further segregated into annual scholarship Rs 60,000 and summertime attachment fee will be Rs 20,000.
Answer: The amount of scholarship will be transferred to scholars State Bank of India (SBI) bank account directly through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
Answer: No, only online mode is available for registration.
Answer: Candidates need to send their performance report signed by the Head of Institution and self-attested result mark sheet.

Inspire SHE 2024 Selection Procedure

Students will be selected for Inspire SHE 2024 only based on qualifying exam scores/rank. Scores of students obtained in 12th level/ national level entrance exams like JEE, AIPMT, etc. will be considered.

Meritorious candidates securing top positions/ ranks in various State Board or Central education board in India will be selected for scholarships.

Inspire SHE 2024 Cut Off

Students in their qualifying exam securing marks /rank equal or above the decided cut off will be eligible for availing Inspire SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education). The cut off will be announced online along with the merit list.

The cut off marks will vary for various state & central boards. It is released in the PDF form. The cut off is set based on various parameters. It will be available in the month of May/ June 2025.

Inspire SHE 2024 Merit List

The merit list of selected candidates will be available in May/ June 2025. The board will release the provisionally selected list of applicants of Inspire SHE Batch 2024. It can be checked online on the website.

Students can download the merit list in PDF format. The list of selected candidates will mention about reference no, applicants name, fathers name and remarks as ‘selected for provisional offer’. It will also mention names of candidates selected based on competitive exam qualified.

Inspire SHE 2024 Scholarship Amount

The students who will be successfully selected in Inspire SHE merit list will be considered eligible for scholarship amount. Scholarship will be offered to students for maximum of 5 years until the end of their course. Each qualified student will be provided Rs.80, 000 per annum.

The amount is segregated into annual scholarship Rs 60,000 and summertime attachment fee will be Rs 20,000. The annual scholarship amount of Rs.60,000 will be divided into Rs.5000 and deposited into student’s account per month. The authority will provide total 12, 000 Inspire (SHE) Scholarship.

If you have any other query regarding Inspire SHE 2024, you can ask us in the comments section below.


    1. No, Candidates must have ranks in JEE of IIT, AIPMT (within 10000 ranks), and who are presently pursuing Natural and Basic science courses in India at B.Sc, B.S, Int. M.Sc, M.S level.

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