State Science and Technology Programme (SSTP) for students awards


Ministry Of Science & Technology


Under INSPIRE award scheme of the Department of Science & Technology, two students are selected from every middle & high school of the country having classes 6 to 10 during a Five Year Plan period for an INSPIRE award of Rs.5,000 each for preparing a science project/model.

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INSPIRE award of Rs. 5,000 to two students of every middle and high school for the science project/model


Students from every middle & high school of the country attending classes 6 to 10 are eligible to apply for the award.

Merit based selection of students is done by the State Government machinery involving Headmaster/Headmistress/Principal of the schools.



Entire cost for conduct of competitions at various levels is borne by the Central Government. Money is released to State Nodal officers in-charge of INSPIRE for organising competitions at District and State levels. This core grant assistance partially covers support for scientific, technical & administrative manpower, travel, office expenses and modern office equipment, etc.

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to the Ministry




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