Science scholarships get Rs 240 crore in the Union Budget 2010

February 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm 1 comment

Following is a report by PTI:

New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Government’s initiative to award scholarships to those opting for science studies today got a Rs 240 crore allocation in the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

The first 39,000 INSPIRE scholarships were awarded earlier this month by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

They are aimed at attracting students towards basic science and research.

The budgetary allocation for Department of Science and Technology was hiked to Rs 2,025 crores from Rs 1,672 crores from the previous. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research saw its plan allocation go up from Rs 1,279 crores to Rs 1,600 crores.

Allocation for the Department of Biotechnology has been hiked from Rs 902 crore to Rs 1,200 crores.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ plan allocation has been pegged at Rs 1,000 crores from Rs 793 crore the previous fiscal.


Entry filed under: Admission to PG Courses, Admission to PhD Courses, Admission to UG Courses, Advertisements, Scholarships for UG, PG, Ph.D Programs.

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  • 1. hima tejaswi.malladi  |  October 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

    i am hima tejaswi of B.Tech(eee) 1st year in machilipatnam.i want scholarship for my 4yrs B.Tech .so plz grant mi the suitable scholarship for mi.i secured a percent of 91 in 10th standard & 75.4 in +2.i ‘ll prove myself if u r given scholarship.


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