Updated on Jul 31, 2013 - 6:50 p.m. IST by Team Careers360

Scholarship:  Shell Junior National Science Scholars Programme

Sponser: Shell India in association with British Council in India

Knowledge Partner: The National Council of Science Museums

Selection Procedure: Written exam

Duration: 3 hours

Subjects assessed in:  Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Category of students: Class 9 and 10 from any school across India (private or government; offering any curriculum - SSC/ CBSE/ ICSE/ IB/ IGCSE).

Mentor: The school will have to name a science teacher as mentor for the students of the school.


  • The examination will be held in six cities i.e. Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai
  • Apart from English, the examination will be conducted in six regional languages i.e. Hindi, Tamil, Bangla, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati
  • Subjects will include Physics, Chemistry, Maths and General Knowledge
  • The test will mainly be objective type with only one subjective question to determine the student's aptitude and motivation for science


  • 8 regional winners will get a scholarship of Rs. 50,000 each and the 3 national winners will get Rs. 75,000 each
  • A student could win two prizes: the Shell Junior Regional Science Scholar Award as well as the Shell Junior National Science Scholar Award
  • As part of the scholarship programme, science teacher(s) from participating schools will be required to submit a question bank of 5 questions each.
  • The mentor teachers of the regional and national winners will get a “Science Excellence Award” with the opportunity to visit the National Science Centre, UK for a one week workshop/training.

How to apply:

Download the registration form

Send the completed form with the Principal’s signature and the school stamp :

Submit a hard copy to your nearest British Council office
Send the completed form as a PDFattachment (scanned copy of the form with stamp and signature) by email to: connecting.classrooms@in.britishcouncil.org

Important dates:
Scholarship test in six cities: December 16, 2012

Announcement of results: January 15, 2013

Teachers’ visit to the National Science Centre, UK: Feb/ Mar 2013

Click here for details

Contact: Anjoo Mohun
Email: anjoo.mohun@britishcouncil.org

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