The Sashakt Scholarship

“Building capacity dissolves differences. It irons out inequalities.”

– DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM

Sashakt Scholarship is a one-of-its-kind initiative to encourage young women across India to prepare for and pursue a career in science. It provides a level playing ground to girl students, especially from rural India and low socio-economic backgrounds, to get access to quality education in some of India’s best science institutions by offering financial support and mentorship throughout their undergraduate studies.

The scholarship covers all three years of study towards earning a B.Sc. degree.

With a lead woman scientists as mentor, the scholars are guided through the crucial stages of their education, apart from having a role model for a career in science.

Limited scholarships available, for students securing admissions in any of the 12 listed science colleges.

The scholarship award is Rs 2,40,000 (Rs 80,000/year) for three years of study, which covers the college tuition fees, study expenses and basic living costs.

Why Sashakt Scholarship?

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Encourage and support young, academically bright girls to pursue science studies.

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Address the attrition of girl students in science during transition from school to college.

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Financially empower rural and economically challenged girls to access the best science education in India.

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To contribute more women scientists as mentors and achievers to India and the world

About Dr Reddy’s Foundation

Dr Reddy’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organization set up in 1996 to enable socially and economically vulnerable groups to take control of their lives. We develop and test innovative solutions to address complex social problems and promote the scaling up of impact by leveraging partnerships. We work with Children, Youth (including persons with disabilities), Women and Households across 18 States in India.

Our Founder’s Vision

Dr Kallam Anji Reddy, founder of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, was a renowned scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. About a decade after setting up Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, he was encouraged by the possibilities of helping others to also reap the benefits of India’s economic growth. He started Dr Reddy’s Foundation in 1996, with the vision of assisting disadvantaged youth to have access to quality education and developing skills to keep pace with modern day challenges. It is in keeping with his vision that we are facilitating this opportunity for young girls to become scientists.