Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence; Govt of India, has announced a Scholarship Scheme for Girls studying in Aerospace Engineering / Aeronautical Engineering / Space Engineering & Rocketry / Avionics / Aircraft Engineering.
The scheme, ‘DRDO Scholarship Scheme for Girls’ is implemented through Aeronautics Research and Development Board (AR&DB), DRDO HQ.
The scheme aims to nurture quality aeronautics human power in the country. The scholarship scheme aims at attracting women power from various institutes through a transparent process with an objective to tap the talent of bright students across the country.
There are 20 scholarships for Under Graduate studies. The scholarship amount is Rs.1,20,000 /- year or annual fees whichever is less for a maximum period of four years. For Post Graduate studies, the number of scholarships is 10. The amount of scholarship is Rs.15,500/- per month subject to a maximum of Rs.1,86,000/- per year for a maximum period of two years.
Eligibility: Applicants should be Indian Nationals.
For the UG Scholarship, applicant should have got admission to the 1st year BE/ B.Tech/ B.Sc. Engineering in Aerospace Engineering / Aeronautical Engineering / Space Engineering & Rocketry/ Avionics/ Aircraft Engineering in the current academic year, 2019-20. Applicant should have cleared JEE (Main) and should have a valid JEE (Main) score. Those pursuing Dual Degree course / Integrated Master Degree in the specified subjects may also apply / receive this scholarship only for first four years as applicable for B.Tech degree course under the above scheme, subject to fulfilling the eligibility requirements.
For the PG Scholarship, applicant should have secured admission to the 1st year of ME/M.Tech / M.Sc Engineering course in Aerospace Engineering / Aeronautical Engineering / Space Engineering & Rocketry/ Avionics/ Aircraft Engineering during the current academic year, 2019-20. Applicant must have scored minimum 60% marks in the qualifying exam (Graduation level: BE/B Tech/B.Sc Engineering or equivalent) for getting admission to the subject course as per the guidelines set by AICTE/MHRD. In cases where the conversion formula is not obtainable, CGPA/CPI of 6.75 (for a 10 point scale) will be taken as equivalent to 60%, as per AICTE guidelines. Applicant should also have a valid GATE (General Aptitude Test in Engineering) score.
Applicants should satisfy the eligibility criteria on the closing date of application, 10.9.2019.
The scheme is free from any bond obligation. However, the scholars of the scheme will have to do their major final year project work preferably at DRDO/ Govt. Labs or in AR&DB funded projects in any institutions during their course work.
Selection Process: Selection for the Under graduate (B.E./B.Tech./BSc. Engg.) scholarship (for 4-yr full time course) will be based on the merit of JEE (Main). Post graduate (M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc. Engg.) scholarship (for 2 yr full time course) will be based on the valid GATE score on merit basis.
Renewal of Scholarship: During the period under scholarship, Post Graduate and Under Graduate scholars are required to pass all the tests and examinations which may be prescribed by the Institutions so as to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 7.00 or 70% marks. The scholarship amount of a particular year will not be disbursed to those who are not able to pass test/examination and do not successfully complete the academic year. The list of the qualifying students in the first and the following years, institute-wise, would be forwarded to AR&DB for further processing of the case for release of scholarship to the Grantee Institutions. The list of students for discontinuity of the scholarship would be forwarded to AR&DB from the institutes for record.
Once scholarship is discontinued to a candidate, it will not be granted further, in spite of qualifying the eligibility in the later years.
Students availing this scholarship will be entitled to avail only one scholarship at a time and a certificate issued by the Grantee Institute certifying that she is not availing any other scholarship from any other institute / department / agency, should be attached
Candidates will have to produce all certificates, in original, for verification in the Institute and a certificate has to be forwarded to AR&DB in this regard by the institute where the student belongs.
Selected candidates will be considered for scholarship and will get scholarship through their respective Institute. The Institute has to submit the contingent bill with ECS mandate for all the candidates so selected for scholarship for release of money for scholarship.
List of candidates selected for scholarship will be made available at AR&DB website: https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/boards/ardb/index.htm
Application: Applications can be submitted at https://rac.gov.in, latest by 10th September, 2019. The documents to be uploaded as part of the application include (a) scanned copy of each of the requisite certificates with online scholarship application (b) recent passport size colour photograph (max. size 50 KB) (c) Aadhaar Card (max 500 KB) (d) Proof of admission (max 500 KB) (e) Fees details (max 500 KB) (f) Certificate from Institute (max 500 KB)
Applicant may keep a printout of the finally submitted/Locked online application for future reference.