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TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting And Assessment Council)

Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme

For Women Having Science Qualification, TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting And Assessment Council) offers Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme. The Department of Science and Technology had launched a Scholarship scheme in the year 2002 for women having science qualifications for training in the area of intellectual property rights, especially in patent searches, understanding of patent specification and preparation of technology scan report. The scheme is continuing. Applications are invited from interested women having science qualifications for availing of Scholarships.

Objective of the Scheme

  • To empower the talented and skilled women who have studied science, engineering and medicines to contribute effectively in the advancement of science and technology in the country.
  • To develop a pool of women in India who are ready to undertake scientific and technical aspects of intellectual property rights.
  • To train talented and skilled women who have studied science, engineering and medicines in patent searches and other aspects of intellectual property rights enabling them to seek specialized employment or be self employed.
  • To develop a core of professionals for preparing repots such as technology scan based on patent information.
  • To develop a pool of resource persons in intellectual property rights for conducting workshops on IPR.


    • Candidates should not be more than 50 year of age and possess good health.
    • Candidates should be MSc/PhD in physical sciences, chemical sciences, life sciences or BTech or BE/MTech or MBBS/MS/MD/MVSc/MPharma with good academic record. Candidates with higher qualifications can also apply.
    • Candidates should have a good familiarity with computers in handling database, surfing the net and information searches.
    • Candidates with research experience, preparing project reports and experience of thesis writing will be preferred.

    Financial Assistance

    The Scholarship is given for a period of one year and the amount of Scholarship will be maximum of Rs.10,000 per month for candidates having MSc, or BTech or MBBS and maximum of Rs.15,000 per month for Ph.D/M.Tech/MPharma/MVSc and M.S./M.D

    Application for Scholarships:

    • Applications should be sent in the prescribed format with all the relevant information asked for, duly filled up
    • Copies of educational documents need not be sent along with the application initially


    The Director
    Patent Facilitating Centre
    Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment council (TIFAC)
    Vishwakarma Bhavan, A-Wing
    Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
    New Delhi -110 016
    Ph: 26967458, 26592815, 28592802
    Website: www.indianpatents.org.in

    For Application Format, refer "Employment News" dated 23 - 29, September 2006