Please find the guidelines below.
Guidelines of Promotion of Science Education (POSE)
Scholarship Scheme for the year 2019-20
In order to encourage meritorious students towards science education and to
support them for continuation of their science education up to higher level,
Haryana State Council for Science & Technology provides scholarship to the
meritorious students of 3-year B.Sc./4-year BS/5-year integrated M.Sc./M.S.
courses and 2-year M.Sc. course students opting for basic & natural science
subjects viz (1) Physics, (2) Chemistry, (3) Mathematics, (4) Biology, (5) Statistics,
(6) Geology (7) Astrophysics, (8) Astronomy, (9) Electronics, (10) Botany, (11)
Zoology, (12) Bio-chemistry, (13) Anthropology, (14) Microbiology, (15) Geophysics,
(16) Geochemistry, (17) Atmospheric Sciences & (18) Oceanic Sciences. The details
of the scheme are as under.
2. Admissibility of Scholarship
The scholarships are limited only to the students who have taken admission during
the year 2019 in any of the following courses: –
(i) 3-year B.Sc./ 4-year BS or 5-year integrated M.Sc./M.S. program in Basic &
Natural Sciences at IIT, IISc, IISER, NISER, DAE-CBS or in any
college/university in India.
(ii) 2-year M.Sc. program in Basic & Natural Sciences.
Under basic & natural science 18 subjects mentioned above will be
The Scheme in its current format does not include courses in engineering,
medicine, technology and other professional or technical courses.
1. For 3-year B.Sc./4-year BS/5-year integrated M.Sc./M.S. in basic & natural
science subjects, the students should have passed class X and XII Board
examination from a school situated in Haryana with minimum 85% marks for
Haryana Board School and 90% marks for other boards like CBSE/ICSE etc. in
2. For 2-year M.Sc. in basic & natural science subjects, the student should
have passed X, XII and B.Sc./B.A. (B.A. for M.Sc. Mathematics) from
school/college/university situated in Haryana with minimum 75% marks in
4. Number of Scholarship
(i) 3-year B.Sc./4-year BS/5-year Integrated M.Sc./M.S. courses – 150
(ii) 2-year M.Sc. course – 50
Chairman, EC has the right to select a student from a discipline in case the
said discipline is not represented.
In case of tie preference will be given as under:-
(a) Girl students will be preferred.
(b) Preference to language score better of (English/Hindi) in 12th class
(c) Student younger in age will be preferred.
5. Amount of Scholarships
(i) Rs. 4,000/- P.M. for 3-year B.Sc. course.
(ii) Rs. 6,000/- P.M. for 2-year M.Sc. course.
(iii) If the students take admission in 4-year B.S. or 5-year integrated M.Sc./M.S.
then the amount of scholarship during 1st, 2nd & 3rd year will be Rs. 4,000/-
P.M. and during 4
th & 5th year Rs. 6,000/- P.M.
6. Merit List / Selection Criteria
a) For 3-year B.Sc. or 4-year BS or 5-year integrated M.Sc./M.S. Courses
Merit list will be prepared based on average percentage score obtained in
board examination in English/Hindi (better of the two) and best
of three out of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology (i.e. Total of
four subjects divided by maximum marks in four subjects = %age).
i) First priority will be accorded to the students admitted in national
institutes i.e. IIT, IISER, NISER, DAE-CBS and IISc. Remaining
scholarships will be given to the others on merit.
ii) Students who studied 11th & 12th class in a rural area school will be
given additional 3% weightage, subject to maximum of 100%. Rural
area school will be regarded as those schools which are within the
jurisdiction of the Gram Panchayat.
iii) The students who have passed their 11th & 12th class from rural area
elite schools will not be given additional weightage of 3%. ‘Elite’
schools are defined to be schools, where tuition fees and other
charges payable exceed Rs. One lakh per year.
iv) Additional weightage would be added to the average percentage
score obtained by the student for determining inter se merit (for
example if a student got 90% marks in 12th class board exam and
he/she has passed 11th and 12th class from a non-elite rural area
school than his/her marks will be considered as 93%).
v) The students claiming the benefit of rural area must submit the rural
area school certificate of passing 11th and 12th
class from the rural
area school duly signed by the Principal of the school, Sarpanch of
the village panchayat from where 11th and 12th class passed and
b) For 2-year M.Sc.
The merit list will be prepared on the basis of average percentage marks of
B.Sc./B.A. course in three years.
7. Research Mentorship
The selected students will get mentorship grant (one time) of Rs. 12,000/-
in 3-year B.Sc. program, Rs. 17,000/- in 4-year B.S. program, Rs. 22,000/- in 5-year
integrated M.Sc. program and Rs. 10,000/- in 2-year M.Sc. program.
To avail the mentorship grant, the scholars are required to do project work
under a Professor/Research Supervisor (Mentor) during vacation period, in any
recognized Universities or Institutes or Research Laboratories/ Centres of their
choice (preferably outside their parent institutions) either in India or abroad. For
students doing a project in India, the expenses related to travel, accommodation
and consumable expenses are reimbursed to the student within the mentorship
grant. Please note that no food expenses are covered by this grant, as the students
receive scholarship during this period. Students at 4th or 5th year of the
Scholarship are allowed to carry our research project in any Institute/ University/
Laboratory abroad by utilizing the Mentorship Grant. If the sponsoring institute
pays any stipend or travel grant, only the difference between the support received
from all sources put together and actual expenditure will be reimbursed from the
The Mentorship Grant shall be reimbursed directly to the Scholar to carry out
research work/project. After completion of the project work at the Institute or
University or Research Laboratory (either in India or abroad) under a
Professor/Research Supervisor (Mentor), the candidate should submit the following
documents to the HSCST for reimbursement of the Mentorship Grant.
(i) A letter issued by the Professor/Research Supervisor/Head of Institution
where the scholar is enrolled for the project indicating the duration of the
project i.e. date of commencement and date of completion.
(ii) A report outlining the objectives and results of his/her research
(iii) Brief details of the expenditure i.e. travel, accommodation, consumable
etc. duly countersigned by the Head /Principal/ Registrar/ Teacher of the
College/University/Institute of the concerned institute.
(iv) Detail of the funds received from any other department/institute for the
said research work/ project.
8. Continuation of Scholarship
(i) Students are advised to submit their self attested semester Mark-sheets
through their institutions immediately after the declaration of result,
preferably within 1 month of announcement of semester results to
facilitate the payment of scholarship. Provisional or Internet copy of the
Mark-sheets will not be considered.
(ii) The Scholarships are paid to the students on the basis of performance in
the semester examination. For continuation of scholarship the selected
students have to maintain at least 60% marks in each semester. In case of
SGPA/SPI or any other index awarded by the university, the conversion
would be done as per university approved formula. In case such university
formula is not available the percentage will be derived by scaling down
the SGPA/SPI by 10%. For example the SGPA/SPI is 6 on 10 point scale, the
equivalent percentage would be taken as 54%.
(iii) In case the institute/university is awarding SGPA/SPI or any index, the
students are required to send the institute/university approved conversion
formula from SGPA/SPI to equivalent %age.
(iv) The scholarship will be paid to the students for all the twelve months in a
year starting from the month in which the admission is taken. It will be
from July (admission year) to June (next year).
(v) The scholarship will be released to the students in two half yearly
installments semester wise. First installment will be released on selection,
the 2nd on the basis of performance of 1st Semester, 3rd on the basis of
performance of 2nd semester and so on.
(vi) Candidates having Compartment / Re-appear in semester examination will
not be considered for further installment of scholarship.
(vii) In case of re-appear or below 60% marks in any of the semester, the future
installments of scholarships of the students will be discontinued.
Candidates clearing the re-appear in supplementary examinations will not
be considered for continuation of scholarships.
9. POSE Scholarship shall be regulated with the following terms and
(i) The students selected under this scheme will not be entitled for any
(ii) The applications received through online mode will only be entertained. The
applications received by other mode will not be considered.
(iii) Don’t submit more than one application. Please ensure that all the columns
of the application are correct before submitting. No claims shall be
entertained in case of incomplete or non-submitted application.
(iv) The applications received online will be scrutinized and a merit list will be
prepared as per the criteria of the scheme.
(v) All offers made initially shall be ‘Provisional’. This shall be confirmed based
on the verification of original documents by this office or by the concerned
institute where the student is studying. The selected students have to
submit the certificate of subjects/courses pursued in the 3-year B.Sc./4-
year BS/5-year integrated M.Sc./M.S. & 2-year M.Sc. courses. The selected
students have to submit a certificate that he/she is not availing any other
scholarship along with POSE scholarship. The certificate is to be
countersigned by the head/principal/registrar of the college / university /
institute. The student will submit the proof of enrolment certificate duly
certified from the Head /Principal / Registrar / Director of the College /
University / Institute.
(vi) Any change or re-admission to another College/ University/ Academic
Institute within the same academic year is acceptable, provided the scholar
pursues subjects out of identified 18 nos. subject(s). The Offer would stand
invalid in case this change or re-admission occurs in the next academic year
and thereon, or subject(s) pursued is/ are beyond the 18 identified
subjects. In such a case, there will be no scope for restoration of the offer
and no communication would be made separately to Scholar.
(vii) The scholarships will be disbursed directly to the students in their bank
accounts through online (NEFT / RTGS). All the students while applying shall
have to open their accounts in the banks having Electronic Transfer / ECS
facility and furnish the bank details like Name of bank, branch address, IFSC
code and account number in the application format for online transfer
(RTGS / NEFT) of scholarship. The student may ensure that their bank
account number should be linked with Aadhar Number.
(viii) This scholarship will be given to the students studying basic & natural
science in the identified 18 subjects.
(ix) Only regular students will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. The
students studying privately or through correspondence / distance mode or in
unrecognized institutions will not be eligible for this scholarship.
(x) The students should not be involved in any type of indiscipline or unfair
(xi) There is no limit of family income for availing benefits of this scholarship
(xii) Self Attested photocopies of all the certificates from 10th onwards will have
to be uploaded with the application.
(xiii)HSCST will have the right to increase or decrease the number of scholarship.
(xiv) If a student is found to have obtained a scholarship by false statement,
his/her scholarship will be cancelled forthwith and the amount of the
scholarship paid will be recovered, at the discretion of HSCST.
(xv) In case of any confusion/dispute decision of Secretary, Executive Committee
HSCST will be final.
(xvi) Sanction in respect of the shortlisted students will be issued by this office
after verification of original documents, submission of the proof of
enrolment certificate and other relevant papers duly certified from the
Head /Principal /Registrar /Director of the College /University / Institute.
(xvii) All correspondence in respect of POSE scholarship may be made in the
name of Secretary, Executive Committee, Haryana State Council for
Science & Technology, Bays No. 35-38, Sector 2, Panchkula. Phone No.
0172-2563439, 2560309, 2560339, Fax No. 0172-2560018, E-mail
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