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Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme (WOS-C), India

Published on Nov 24 2010 // Non Degree, Scholarships in India, South Asia

Scholarship program for women’s in the field of Science/ engineering / medicine or allied areas in the area of intellectual property rights in India


A scheme of Government of India for the women scientists, “Women Scientists Scholarship Scheme (WOS-C)” is being operated by the Department of Science & Technology (DST). The scheme aims to train women having qualifications in science/ engineering / medicine or allied areas in the area of intellectual property rights (IPR) and their management for a period of one year. Government is interested in retaining the scientific talent of Indian women seeking scientific pursuits and keen to encourage women to work from their homes and enabling them to draw a good balance between professional and domestic demands. The scheme is being coordinated and implemented by Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) on behalf of DST.

The selection of the candidates is done by an all India level written test followed by a rigorous interview. Selected candidates will be given stipend for one year. Training will include one month of an intensive orientation programme on IPR followed by specialized workshops and hands-on-training in agencies engaged in IPR protection and management.


The scholarship will be admissible for a period of one year and the amount of scholarship will be Rs. 12,500 per month for candidates having MSc/BTech/MBBS/BPharma or equivalent qualification and Rs.17,500 per month for PhD/ MTech/ MPharma/ MVSc/MS/MD or equivalent.

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate should be:

  1. An Indian citizen.
  2. Master of Science in physical sciences, chemical sciences, life sciences or allied areas; or Bachelor or Master degree holder in engineering, medicine, pharmaceutical science, veterinary science or allied areas or doctorate in any of the above areas. Candidates with higher qualifications are welcome to apply.
  3. Familiar with handling of computerized databases, surfing the net and information searches.
  4. A candidate should not be more than 50 years of age on the date of advertisement in the Employment News on October 31, 2010.

Experience in research, preparation of project reports, term papers and similar activities

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 December 2010

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