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 three/four years of studies towards earning a B.Sc./B.Tech/MBBS 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 listed 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 (3rd Jun 2024 onwards)

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Submit admission offer from anyone institution (by 30th Oct 2024)

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3rd Jun 2024 Registrations will begin
30th Oct 2024 Last date for application submission with admission offer
City College Names
Bengaluru IISc
M S Ramaiah College of Arts, Science, and Commerce
Department of Science (Christ University)
St. Joseph's College
Delhi Miranda College
Hindu College
Lady Shri Ram College For Women
Kirori Mal College
St. Stephen's College
Hans Raj College
Sri Venkateswara College
Deshbandhu College
Acharya Narendra Dev College
Kolkata St. Xavier's College
Bethune College
IISER Kolkata
Chennai Presidency College
Loyola College
Madras Christian College
Queen Mary`s College
Women`s Christian College
Stella Marie College
Mumbai The Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amruthben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics
Sophia College for Women
St. Xavier's College
Hyderabad St. Francis College for Women
Bhavans Vivekananda College of Science, Humanities and Commerce
Telangana Mahila Viswavidyalayam
IISER Mohali
IISER Bhopal
IISER Thiruvananthapuram
IISER Tirupathi
IISER Berhampur
College City College Name
Chennai, Tamil Nadu IIT Madras
New Delhi IIT Delhi
Mumbai, Maharashtra IIT Bombay
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh IIT Kanpur
Kharagpur, West Bengal IIT Kharagpur
Roorkee, Uttarakhand IIT Roorkee
Guwahati, Assam IIT Guwahati
Hyderabad, Telangana IIT Hyderabad
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi
Indore, Madhya Pradesh Indian Institute of Technology Indore

College should be in among top 50 NIRF ranked medical schools

City College Name
Delhi All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Hardinge Medical College
Vellore, Tamil Nadu Christian Medical College
Puducherry Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Banaras Hindu University
Chennai Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital, Chennai
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh King George`s Medical University
Jodhpur, Rajasthan All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur
Bhubaneswar All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar
Aligarh, UP Aligarh Muslim University
Chandigarh Govt. Medical College & Hospital

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