Government is interested in retaining the scientific talent of Indian women seeking scientific pursuits and keen to encourage women to work from their homes, 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 program on IPR followed by specialized workshops and hands-on-training in agencies engaged in practicing of IPR.
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 / B.Tech / MBBS / B.Pharma or equivalent qualification and Rs.17,500 per month for Ph.D. / M.Tech / M.Pharma / MVSc / MS / MD or equivalent.
Long Term Objectives
Empower talented and skilled women who have studied science, engineering, medicine and allied areas to contribute effectively in the advancement of science and technology in the country.
Develop a pool of women scientists geared up in creating, protecting and managing intellectual property in India.
Short Term Objectives
Train talented and meritorious women, who have studied science, engineering, medicine and allied areas, in laws related to protection of intellectual property (IP), management of IPR, determination of novelty and originality of IP, ascertaining patentability of an invention, searches of databases related to patents and allied databases and other aspects of IPR; enabling them to seek specialized employment or be self employed.
Develop a core of professionals for preparing specialized reports based on IPR such as technology scan and freedom to operate reports.
A candidate should be:
- An Indian citizen.
Master of Science / Doctorate in Science in physical sciences, chemical sciences, life sciences or allied areas; or Bachelors or Masters degree holder in engineering, medicine, pharmaceutical science, veterinary science or allied areas. Candidates with higher qualifications are welcome to apply.
- Familiar with handling of computerized databases, surfing the net and information searches.
- A candidate should not be more than 50 years of age on the date of advertisement.
Centre for Cooperation in Science & Technology among Developing Societies (CCSTDS),
2, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai - 600025,
Phone: 044 - 24430228, 24419466, 24901367,
Director, Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC),
Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC),
Vishwakarma Bhavan, A - Wing,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110016,
Phone: 011 - 42525802, 42525803, 26967458, 42525815,
Dean, Continuing Education Programme,
"Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme - TIFAC - PFC - DST",
Continuing Education Programme,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,
West Bengal - 721302,
Phone: 03222 - 28211 / 282112,
Unit for Research & Development of Information Products (URDIP),
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research,
Jopasana, 85/1 Paud Road,
Kothrud, Pune - 411038,
Phone: 020 - 25382296, 25383557 - 58, 25387209,
Terms and Conditions
- Only 8 days of leave will be permitted during the training for one year.
- Candidates should be prepared for relocating themselves for training in and around Coordination Centres.
- Candidates have to report to the Coordination Centre within one week of the orientation program.
Candidates deciding not to join the training program after the orientation program, will not be given internship for the orientation program.
- No leave will be permitted during the orientation program.
TIFAC will be authorized to recover paid internship from the candidates who leave the program in between.
Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme 2009