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.

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The scholarship covers all three years of study towards earning a B.Sc. degree.

Limited scholarships available, for students securing admissions in any of the 12 listed science colleges.

With a lead woman scientists as 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.


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.

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X Std. CertificateMandatory
X Std. Mark sheetsOptional
XII Std./ 10+2 Mark sheetsMandatory
XII Std./ 10+2 CertificateOptional
Income CertificateMandatory for household income less than Rs 5 lakhs
Disability CertificateMandatory for PwD Candidates

Applicable Institutions

BangaloreChrist University  Mount Carmel College  St Joseph’s College  The Oxford College of Science
ChennaiMadras Christian College  Stella Maris College  Women’s Christian College
DelhiMiranda House  Hindu College  St. Stephen’s College  Kirori Mal College  Hansraj College  ARSD  Gargi College
HyderabadSt. Francis Degree College for Women  St. Ann’s College for Women
KolkataVivekananda College, Madhyamgram
MumbaiMithibai College  St Xavier’s College  Sophia College for Women