Women Scientists Scheme


The Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the aegis of the Ministry of Science and Technology initiated the scheme for women scientists and technologists between the age of 27-57 years. The objective is to provide an opportunity for women who are having a break in their career because of motherhood and family responsibilities and have the desire to return to mainstream

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One has to fulfill the following conditions of eligibility to avail the scheme : Only for women candidates.Age between 27 to 57 years.Women scientists having a PhD in Basic or Applied Sciences B.Tech, M.Sc, MBBS, M.Tech, MD, MS, DM, MCH in Medical Sciences from recognized universities.Age relaxation of 5 years would be given to candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC and physically challenged category.

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The intended benefits associated with the scheme includes financial assistance for project and research and development support in five streams which includes Physical and mathematical science, chemical science, life science, earth & Atmosphere science, and engineering services.

Mode of Application

One can submit an online application by visiting the official website of the scheme managed the Department of Science and Technology. 

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