Defense Research and Development Organisation has announced scholarships worth INR 42 lakh for female engineering candidates of the country- Check eligibility and selection details here and find a direct link
DRDO Scholarship for engineering girls announced- Apply
The Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO has recently notified the DRDO Scholarship 2020 Scheme for Girls through Aeronautics Research and Development Board, AR&DB. The scheme is especially for female engineering students in the country. The students can check the eligibility details, the scholarship details, and how to apply shown in brief steps below.

DRDO Scholarship 2020: Important Date

The registration process would begin on July 19, 2020, and therefore the last date to use is going to be September 30, 2020.

Scholarship Amount

DRDO has announced worth more than 42 lakh rupees

  • Post-graduation students will get Rs. 1,86,000 /- Or Rs. 15,500 per months
    • Total 10 students are selected in post-graduation
  • Under graduation, students will get Rs. 1,20,000 /- Or Annual fee whichever is less.
    • Total 20 Students are selected in undergraduate

DRDO Scholarship 2020: Selection Criteria

  • First-year Undergraduates in B.E./B.Tech./BSc. Engineering courses scholarship will be based on the merit of JEE Main. Candidates without valid JEE (Main) score won’t be considered.
  • First-year Postgraduate (M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc. Engg.) scholarship (for 2-year full-time course) will be based on the valid GATE score on merit basis. The candidates without a legitimate GATE score won’t be considered.

DRDO Scholarship 2020: Eligibility Details

DRDO has specifically stated that date for determining the eligibility of all candidates in every respect would be the prescribed closing date for online scholarship application. Check detailed notification here

  • For graduate Scholarship:
    • Candidate must be an Indian National.
    • Candidate should have gotten admission within the 1st year of the present school year 2020-21, to the relevant B.E./ B. Tech./B.Sc Engg course.
    • Candidate should have cleared JEE Main and should have a valid score in that.
  • For postgraduate scholarship
    • Candidate should have secured admission in the 1st year of the current academic year 2020-21 to the relevant ME, M.TECH, or M.Sc Engg course.
    • Candidate must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in the qualifying exam for admission to the subject course as per the guidelines set by AICTE or MHRD. In cases where the conversion formula is not obtainable, CGPA/CPI of 6.75 will be taken as equivalent to 60%, as per AICTE guidelines.
    • Candidate should have a valid GATE score

DRDO Scholarship 2020: How to apply

  • Click on the “Apply Onine” button below, it will take you on the official site of DRDO Scholarship
  • Fill within the details within the section that reads scholarship for female engineering students
  • Choose your profile as a graduate or postgraduate student
  • Fill the form and deposit the scanned copies of the certificates
  • Print the form for your future reference.

DRDO Scholarship 2020: Documents required

The candidates must possess the following for the application for the scholarship:

  • Attached a scanned copy of each of the requisite certificates with an online scholarship application.
  • Recent passport size colour photograph
  • Aadhaar Card copy
  • Proof of admission copy
  • Fees details
  • Certificate from Institute
  • A printout of the finally submitted/Locked online application for your reference

Some Useful Important Links 

Apply OnlineClick here
Official siteClick here
NotificationClick here

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I am MBA, in what position can I join DRDO?

DRDO recruits only Scientists and Technologists having First Class Postgraduate degree in Science or First Class Graduate Degree in Engg. However, MBA may be desirable in few cases.

Is there any scope in DRDO for Graduates/Postgraduates in Arts?

The minimum qualification to enter DRDO is First Class Master’s degree in Science or First Class Graduate degree in Engg. However, candidates holding M.A Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research and Psychology can also apply for Scientist ‘B’ position.

What are the main subjects of relevance to DRDO scientific positions?

The main subjects of interest are:
Aeronautical Engineering
Agricultural Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Science
Food Science
Fire Engineering
Life Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Textile Engineering
Medicine / Nuclear Medicine
and other related subjects of relevance to DRDO.