About INSPIRE Internship Camp

"Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research" (INSPIRE) is an innovative programme sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) for attraction of talent to Science. The basic objective of INSPIRE is to communicate to the youth of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science, attract talent to the study of science at an early age and thus build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R & D base.

Under the purview of DST INSPIRE program, Srimad Andavan Arts And Science College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli is organizing a science camp with an aim of attracting and motivating the young minds to study basic sciences and pursue their career with research. The camp provides an opportunity for the students to interact with eminent scientists and an academic fellows. The camp helps the students to relish the fascinating facts of sciences from the experiences of renowned scientists of India. This would instigate their passion towards the creative pursuit of science. With this view, the practical sessions have been designed to provide hands on training and demonstrations of sophisticated instruments.

The program is a 5-day residential camp with maximum strength of 150 students. The lecture sessions will be addressed by 10 eminent scientists from premier research institutes in India such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), etc. The mornings are devoted to interactions with the mentors who share their experiences of scientific pursuits, how they stumbled upon questions of interests, what motivated them to stay on, an introduction to their areas of work, the unexplored horizons of their research areas, etc. The afternoons are devoted to hands-on experiences where students perform simple guided experiments in physics, chemistry and biology. In the evenings, the students engage in discussions based on the guided experiments they performed. Further, students will also participate in discussions on scientific reasoning, and identifying scientific solutions to global issues.
Students completed X Standard with the following marks are eligible for
registering the camp

CBSE Board ICSE Board State Board
95% and above 95% and above 94.2% (471/500)
and above

NOTE: Students who have already attended “INSPIRE INTERNSHIP ” Science camp earlier
anywhere in INDIA are not eligible.


Mentors for INSPIRE Internship who will interact with the students would be various Academy Fellows, Bhatnagar other National Awardees and Scientists of National and international repute in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology from IITs, IISc, IISERs, and other nationally renowned institutes will participate.
Below is a partial list of mentors who will come for the camp.

Prof.N. Chandrakumar (SS BHATNAGAR AWARDEE),
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai.

Scientist, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)

Dr. N. Ramanujam,
Former- Professor & Head
Dept. of Mathematics,
Bharathidasan University,

Dr. Perumal Alagarsamy
Assistant Professor Dept of Physics Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Guwahati.

Prof. P.Selvam
National Centre for Catalysis
Research Department of Chemistry, IIT-Madras, Chennai.

Interested eligible students should fill up the application form click here to download.

The completed application with one passport size photo and an attested copy of the Class X mark sheet should be submitted to the respective Principal/Head of the Institute. The Principal or Head of the Institute shall verify, endorse the student application form and send all applications in one single pack along with bonafide certificate from the school principal to the Coordinator by Tuesday, 30th October 2018.

Acceptance letter click here to download from parents should also be submitted.
Selected students will be intimated by Saturday, 10th November 2018 and also displayed in the website. The final programme schedule and other details will be displayed in the website

Selection criteria

Students of Class XI or XII who have secured more than 94.2% (471/500) in Tamilnadu State Board or 95% in ICSE or 95% in CBSE in the 10th Board exam are eligible to participate. The applicants will be ranked according to their class X marks (in each boards separately) and will be selected for the camp.

NOTE: Students who have already attended “INSPIRE INTERNSHIP ” Science camp earlier anywhere in INDIA are not eligible.

Important dates

Last date for registration : 30th October, 2018

Intimation of Selected candidates : 10th November, 2018

Confirmation from selected candidates : 12th November, 2018

Camp dates : 16th – 20th November, 2018

The camp is a residential one. Boarding and Lodging will be provided at Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College (Autonomous), No. 7, Nelson Road, Tiruchirappalli – 620 005 for the entire duration of the camp. Boys and girls will be provided with separate accommodation. NO registration fee for boarding and lodging. TA will be provided for participants.

Dr. G. Jothi
Coordinator – INSPIRE 2018
Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College (Autonomous)
7, Nelson Road, Thiruvanaikoil,
Tiruchirappalli – 620 005.
E-mail: /
Phone: 8220026271, 9443781438, 9629816376 and 9865447667.