The Defence Research Development Organisation has announced the scholarship programme for girls for the Post Graduate (PG) and Under Graduate (UG) programmes. The students in the Post Graduate programme can get a scholarship upto Rs 1.86 lakh per annum (Rs 15,500 per month), while the undergraduate (UG) students will get a scholarship till Rs 1.2 lakh per annum. The scholarship will be provided in the subjects of Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineering, Space Engineering and Rocketry/ Avionics/ Aircraft Engineering.
The online application process has started on July 25. The candidates can apply till September 10 through the website drdo.gov.in. The scholarships are limited to 20 for undergraduate and 10 for postgraduate students pursuing their respective degrees at the academic institutes. The selection of Post Graduate (MTech/ME) scholarship for the first year will be on the basis of valid GATE score, on a merit basis. The selection of Under Graduate (BTech/BE) scholarship will be on the basis of valid JEE(Main) score on merit basis.
To be eligible for the Post Graduate (PG) admission, the candidates need to secure a minimum 60 percent marks in Bachelor of Engineering (BE/ B.Tech). For the Under Graduate programme, the students need to secure admission in the first year of B.Tech/ BE or equivalent.