Frequently Asked Questions


What is INSPIRE?

A Scheme / programme implemented by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India for attraction of talent amongst the students to study Science and pursue career with research.

What is the purpose / aim / objective of INSPIRE?

A Scheme / programme implemented by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India for attraction of talent amongst the students to study Science and pursue career with research.

Which age group is covered under the INPSIRE Programme / Scheme?

10 – 32 years.

How many components / sub-parts / sub-scheme are there in the INSPIRE Programme?

  • INSPIRE Awards MANAK
  • INSPIRE Internship
  • INSPIRE Scholarship
  • INSPIRE Fellowship
  • INSPIRE Faculty

(a) INSPIRE Award-MANAK

(b) INSPIRE Internship

(c) INSPIRE Scholarship

(d) INSPIRE Fellowship

(e) INSPIRE Faculty.

What is the INSPIRE Award MANAK ?

INSPIRE Award MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge) scheme, previously known as INSPIRE Award Scheme, is being implemented through State and UT governments with objectives (i) to attract young students to study science and pursue research career (ii) to promote creative thinking and foster a culture of innovation among them. Under INSPIRE Award MANAK scheme, in a financial year, ten (10.0) lakh ideas are being targeted from more than five (05) lakh middle and high schools across the country, out of which one (1.0) lakh ideas are to be shortlisted for an initial award of Rs. 10000/- each, for preparation of project/model/showcasing of the idea. These awardees, who are students from class 6 to 10, then participate in a 3-tier competitions ; District, State and National level.

Children / Students in which classes are eligible for INPSIRE Awards?

Classes 6 to 10.

Are the private schools also eligible to participate in Scheme?

Yes.

Whether the schools run by the State Government or Central Government or Local Bodies eligible to participate in the Scheme?

Yes, all schools in the country. Whether Government or private / Aided or unaided / run by Central Government or State Government / local bodies like panchayats, municipalities, etc. are eligible to participate in the scheme.

How many States / UTs are participate in the Scheme?

All the 29 States and 7 Union Territories are participating in the Scheme

Who nominates the children for the INSPIRE Awards -MANAK?

Headmasters / Headmistresses / Principals of the schools nominate the children for the INSPIRE Award of Rs. 10,000/-.

What is the selection process for INSPIRE Awards-MANAK Scheme?

All middle and high schools of the country whether Government, private, semi-private, aided, un-aided are eligible to nominate 2-3 students from their schools, during a financial year, along with all the details including a brief write-up of the idea of the student. The short listing of students for INSPIRE award MANAK and mentoring will be provided by National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Ahemdabad, a autonomous organization of DST, based on Innovation/creativeness/novelty of the idea submitted by the student.

Under the INSPIRE Award Scheme, how is award money is to be utilized by Awardees?

For preparing the science project and to bring it for the district level competition

If wrong email-id is entered, what to do?

First,please check the status of application.If the application is forwarded , then please write to higher authority and write to helpdesk.If application is not forwared you can change it by clicking edit button.Please call to helpdesk if required.

Under the INSPIRE Award Scheme, what to do if password is forget?

Go to link forget password and enter your application id.You will get a system generated email.Click on link in mail and reset your password.

What is the web address of the Department of Science & Technology from where information about the INSPIRE can be obtained?

http://www.dst.gov.in/

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