Inspire Awards To Students

Press Release ID: 115895
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015
Ministry: Ministry of Science & Technology

 

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a National Programme implemented by the government of India for attraction of talent amongst students to study science and pursue career with research. Under the INSPIRE Award Scheme, there is a provision to give an award of Rs. 5000/- to students studying in classes 6th to 10th for preparing a science project/model. The number of such awards given to various States/UTs during the last three years is enclosed (Annexure-I).

Nominations for INSPIRE Awards are received by the Department from States/UTs online all the year round and are processed by the Department from time to time for sanction. The State/UT wise details of nominations received during 2014-15, are enclosed (Annexure-II).

ANNEXURE-I

 

Year-wise Number of INSPIRE Awards sanctioned to various States/UTs

 

Sl. No States/UTs/Independent Organization   No. of Awards sanctioned
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
1.        Andhra Pradesh 16893 15871 27469
2.        Arunachal Pradesh 303 88 1
3.        Assam 2045 2419 1728
4.        Bihar 4393 8456 22380
5.        Chattisgarh 14942 6388 20901
6.        Goa 277 43 170
7.        Gujarat 21670 23138 15304
8.        Haryana 2748 5614 75
9.        Himachal Pradesh 7143 526 1523
10.    Jammu and Kashmir 3712 3486 1423
11.    Jharkhand 6728 6584 1484
12.    Karnataka 39412 24293 24715
13.    Kerala 3286 4601 2022
14.    Madhya Pradesh 21201 11308 26047
15.    Maharashtra 13906 28282 9366
16.    Manipur 521 148 143
17.    Meghalaya 1334 321 301
18.    Mizoram 818 802 1
19.    Nagaland 292 186 40
20.    Orissa 10838 4557 11439
21.    Punjab 836 6684 1
22.    Rajasthan 11318 27333 17323
23.    Sikkim 483 203 139
24.    Tamil Nadu 8847 8364 8518
25.    Telangana* 0 0 0
26.    Tripura 1500 64 48
27.    Uttar Pradesh 38663 22956 6059
28.    Uttarakhand 743 3132 417
29.    West Bengal 5384 2106 1745
30.    A&N Islands 60 62 1
31.    Chandigarh 200 159 1
32.    Dadra and Nagar Haveli 128 117 136
33.    Daman and Diu 96 105 56
34.    Lakshadweep 8 15 1
35.    NCT of Delhi 1687 463 250
36.    Puducherry 246 175 194
37.    Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 664 354 524
Total 243325 219403    201945

*Included in the Andhra Pradesh as Telangana State came into being on March1, 2014

 

ANNEXURE-II

State/UT wise details of INSPIRE Award Nominations Received during 2014-15 (As on 19/02/2015)

S. No. States/UTs/Independent Organization Number of Schools from which nominations received (see note 1) Number of schools to which INSPIRE Awards have been sanctioned
Number of  schools Awards Sanctioned (see note 2)
  Andhra Pradesh 10544 8642 11832
  Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 0
  Assam 705 472 470
  Bihar 3604 3232 4449
  Chattisgarh 1564 1564 1564
  Goa 4 0 0
  Gujarat 15861 13989 13989
  Haryana 3333 2389 2389
  Himachal Pradesh 2396 2297 3660
  Jammu and Kashmir 2629 2629 3892
  Jharkhand 11761 10802 18336
  Karnataka 11369 7906 15128
  Kerala 1471 1128 1128
  Madhya Pradesh 12082 9180 13179
  Maharashtra 9459 7272 9839
  Manipur 234 234 234
  Meghalaya 284 284 284
  Mizoram 0 0 0
  Nagaland 57 57 57
  Orissa 7707 1641 1641
  Punjab 6052 5845 5845
  Rajasthan 12121 9408 18618
  Sikkim 0 0 0
  Tamil Nadu 9678 9628 11599
  Telangana 10513 7836 12111
  Tripura 0 0 0
  Uttar Pradesh 12035 7881 15715
  Uttarakhand 582 582 582
  West Bengal 2165 2002 2002
  A&N Islands 48 43 43
  Chandigarh 57 43 43
  Dadra and Nagar Haveli 88 0 0
  Daman and Diu 48 0 0
  Lakshadweep 0 0 0
  NCT of Delhi 524 474 937
  Puducherry 201 193 193
  Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 303 0 0
Total 149479 117653 169759

Note: 1. Two students from each school studying in classes 6th to 10th are selected for INSPIRE Awards during the 5 year plan period.

Note: 2. About two lakh awards are sanctioned during each financial year. Balance awards will be sanctioned by March 31,2015

This information was given by the Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan in Lok Sabha today.

 

KSP/SRD

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