Bihar Board Inter Pass Inspire Scholarship Online Form 2021

Q. What courses are eligible for the offer of INSPIRE Scholarship?

The following subjects under Basic and Natural Sciences are within the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship for pursuing BSc/BS/Int. MSc/Int. MS course:
(1) Physics, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics, (4) Biology, (5) Statistics, (6) Geology, (7) Astrophysics, (8) Astronomy, (9) Electronics, (10) Botany, (11) Zoology, (12) Bio- chemistry, (13) Anthropology, (14) Microbiology, (15) Geophysics, (16) Geochemistry, (17) Atmospheric Sciences & (18) Oceanic Sciences.

Q. What Courses are not supported for Inspire Scholarship?

Courses other than these subjects such as Engineering, Medicine, Military Science, Defense Studies, Agriculture, Psychology, Seed Technology, Anthropology, Home Science, Geography, Economics, Education (including B.Sc.-B.Ed. dual degree course), Bio-technology, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Bio-informatics, Instrumentation, Information Technology, Physical Education, courses in Distance Education mode at the Open Universities and other professional courses are NOT supported.

Q. How much is my SHE valued?

The scholarship is valued at Rs. 80,000/- per annum. Each candidate will receive annual scholarship @ Rs. 5000/- per month total value of Rs. 60,000/- . All the SHE scholars are required to undertake summer research projects under an active researcher in any recognized research centers across India. A summer time attachment fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be paid as Mentorship every year. The scholars have to submit the project report and Certificate from mentor after the completion of the project in due course of time.

Q. What documents should I submit along with the application form?
The following documents are mandatory

  1. Class XII Mark Sheets
  2. Class X Mark Sheet/Certificate (for proof of date of birth)
  3. Endorsement Certificate as per the prescribed format, signed by the Principal of the College/Director of the Institute/Registrar of the University (mandatory)
  4. Eligibility Note/Advisory Note (if provided by the State/Central Board) (not mandatory)
  5. Certificate specifying Rank or Award in JEE (Main)/ JEE (Advanced)/ NEET/ KVPY /JBNSTS/ NTSE / International Olympic Medalists (if the candidate is eligible under this criterion)

         Please note that incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. No claims or representations will be entertained regarding the same.


Q. How will I receive my scholarship?
The scholarship will be transferred to the scholar’s State Bank of India (SBI) bank account directly through DBT.

Q. When should I submit the documents?
a) a) The annual Performance Reports and Mark sheets (annual/two semesters) should be submitted as soon as the results of the respective examinations are announced. The scholarship will be released only after the approval of the Performance Report and mark sheets as per the norms. The Scholar shall submit above referred documents altogether. Scholarship will not be processed in case any one of the aforementioned documents is not submitted.
b) Scholars are advised to submit their yearly Mark-sheets and performance related documents on-time, preferably within 2 months of announcement of yearly results to facilitate the payment of scholarship by DST-INSPIRE. However, keeping in view the diverse time schedules of the examinations in Universities across the country, scholars are permitted a maximum period of twelve (12) months to submit their Performance Report and Mark-sheets for a given completed academic year ending June every year. As an example, 2014 batch enrolled student is expected to submit the First Year Performance Report and First Year Mark Sheet before 30th June 2016. This analogy can be followed by other batches for the release of the INSPIRE Scholarship. After the expiry of maximum time period of 12 months, no document will be considered. No representations in this regard shall be entertained.

Q. Who can apply for SHE? What are the eligibility criteria for availing these scholarships?

(a) Meritorious Students with aggregate marks within top 1% of their Class XII examination of any State/ Central Board in India are eligible. In addition, the student must be pursuing courses in Natural and Basic Sciences at the BSc, BS, and Int. MSc/MS level.

(b) Those students who have secured ranks in the JEE of IIT, AIPMT (within top 10000 ranks), and are presently pursuing Natural and Basic Science courses in India at the BSc, BS, Int. MSc/MS level.


(c) Students with aggregate marks within top 1% of their Class XII examination of any State/ Central Board in India and pursuing Integrated M.S. courses in Natural and Basic Sciences at IISERs, NISER and Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Basic Sciences-University of Mumbai, Visva- Bharati , Shanitiniketan.


(d) Students who have been selected under Kishore Vaigyanik  Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) and pursuing Bachelor/ Master level courses in Natural Sciences.


(e) 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.

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