Sashakt Scholarship is a one-of-its-kind initiative to encourage young women across India to prepare for and pursue a career in science. It provides a level playing ground to girl students, especially from rural India and low socio-economic backgrounds, to get access to quality education in some of India’s best science institutions by offering financial support and mentorship throughout their undergraduate studies.
The scholarship covers all three years of study towards earning a B.Sc. degree.
With a lead woman scientist as a mentor, the scholars are guided through the crucial stages of their education, apart from having a role model for a career in science.
The scholarship award is Rs 2,40,000 (Rs 80,000/year) for three years of study, which covers the college tuition fees, study expenses, and basic living costs.
Limited scholarships available, for students securing admissions in any of the below-listed science colleges.
Mount Carmel College
St Joseph’s College
The Oxford College of Science
|Chennai||Madras Christian College
Stella Maris College
Women’s Christian College
St. Stephen’s College
Kirori Mal College
|Hyderabad||St. Francis Degree College for Women
St. Ann’s College for Women
|Kolkata||Vivekananda College, Madhyamgram|
St Xavier’s College
Sophia College for Women
Who can apply
Bright, young girls with a record of academic excellence, confident of getting admission in India’s best science colleges, can apply as soon as they complete their Class XII examinations.
Only students who opt to study pure/natural science courses for their graduation are eligible for this scholarship.
Preference will be given to students with rural backgrounds, economically weak backgrounds and interest in scientific research.
IMPORTANT: The scholarship will be given only to students who have confirmed admissions to any of the colleges listed.
How to apply
- Register and apply online at this page.
- Fill the application and submit documents.
- Select institution/s.
- Submit admission offer from any one institution (by 31 Jul 2019).
- Wait for the selection confirmation email.
The last date for application submission will be 31 Jul 2019, by which time all the listed colleges will have announced their final list of admissions.
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