CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has issued an important circular (CBSE/CU/INSPIRE-2012/ dated 20.06.2012) relating to Scholarship for Higher Education for the students who have passed Class XII examination in the year 2012 by securing 471 marks or more (out of 500).
As per this circular The Department of Science Technology (DST) would award this scholarship to the meritorious students who have secured the cut-off mark of 471 or more and enroll themselves for the basic science courses (B.Sc or Integrated M.Sc courses).
Obviously, award of this scholarship by DST is to encourage students to pursue basic science courses. As per the Education Experts, there is a vacuum in Education on Basic Sciences as Bright students are put by default for the race of admission to Professional Courses such as Engineering in IIT, NIT etc. Consequently, the Basic Science courses faces dearth of good talents
The circular dated 20.06.2012 issued by CBSE relating to award of scholarship by DST is as follows.
CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
(An Autonomous Organisation under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development Govt. of India)
“SHIKSHA KENDRA”, 2, COMMUNITY CENTRE, PREET VIHAR, DELHI – 110092
CBSE/CU/INSPIRE-2012/ 20th June, 2012
Subject : Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India awards Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) under Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) to the students who are within the top 1% at Class XII examination conducted by the Board during the academic session ending March/April 2012.
The candidates of Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi who have passed Class XII examination 2012 and are within top 1% (Cut-off score- 471 marks excluding 6th Additional subject) are eligible for the scholarship.
Letters to eligible Candidates along with ” Advisory Note to the Candidate for Eligibility in Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) Component under INSPIRE Scheme” have been sent to the school from where they studied Class XII during the academic session ending March/April 2012. The candidates may collect the same from the school Principal.
Performance in top 1% in Class XII Board Examination and enrolment into education in Basic and Natural Science courses at B.Sc./Integrated M.Sc. or M.S. levels qualify eligibility automatically for Scholarship for Higher Education of GOI valued at Rs. 80,000 per year for five years.
If enrolled into Bachelor or Integrated Master’s level programmes in Basic and Natural Science courses (like Mathematics or Statistics or Physics or Chemistry or Life Sciences (Botany and Zoology), in any University or College in India recognized by UGC, India, the candidate is advised to register for Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) through on-line registration at http://www.inspiredst.gov.in/requirement.html or through an application to the Department of Science and Technology http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/inspire-advertisement.pdf by downloading the application and attaching this Advisory Note and avail the eligibility for scholarship.
(B M GUPTA)