Opening Doors to Great Possibilities

If science excites you and you dream of a career in research, this scholarship is for you


Science shows no gender discrimination, and in that sense offers hope to a society where discrimination is practised."


Dr. Tessy Thomas,


Advanced Systems Laboratory, DRDO

Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals."


Kallam Anji Reddy

Through this scholarship, we not only hope to help budding women scientists achieve their dreams, but also bring together women role models and mentors to catalyse this process."


Radha and V. Sasisekharan

The Sashakt Scholarship

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


Sashakt Scholarship is a one-of-its-kind initiative to encourage promising young women across India to prepare for and pursue a career in science.

Covers all three years of study towards earning a B.Sc. degree.

Lead woman scientists as mentor-Scholars 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.

Bright, young girls with a record of academic excellence, who are confident of getting admission in India’s best science colleges, can apply as soon as they complete their Class XII examinations.


Fill application and submit documents (01 March 2020 onwards)

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Submit admission offer from anyone institution (by 31 Oct 2020)

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1st March 2020 Registrations will begin
31 Oct 2020 Last date for application submission with admission offer
Bangalore Christ University
Mount Carmel College
St Joseph's College
The Oxford College of Science
Chennai Madras Christian College
Stella Maris College
Women's Christian College
Delhi Miranda House
Hindu College
St. Stephen's College
Kirori Mal College
Hansraj College
Gargi College
Hyderabad St. Francis Degree College for Women
St. Ann's College for Women
Kolkata Vivekananda College, Madhyamgram
Mumbai Mithibai College
St Xavier's College
Sophia College for Women

Why Sashakt Scholarship?


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


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


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


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