“Women Scientists Scholarship Scheme (WOS-C)”is a Government of India scheme for the women scientists. It is operated by the Department of Science & Technology (DST). This scheme aims to train women having qualifications in science/ engineering / medicine or allied areas in the area of intellectual property rights (IPR) and management of IPR for a period of one year.

This scheme shows Government’s interest in retaining the scientific talent of Indian women. Government is keen to encourage women to work from their homes and enable them to draw a good balance between professional and domestic demands. This scheme is being coordinated and implemented by Patent Facilitating Center (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 that is scheduled for 14th October, 2012 followed by a rigorous interview. Selected candidates will be given stipend for one year. Training includes one month of an intensive orientation programme on IPR followed by specialized workshops and hands-on-training in agencies engaged in IPR protection and management.

For admit cards please visit: http://www.pfc.org.in/

Note:All candidates who had applied earlier with respect to Advertisement dated November 20, 2010 with respect to 7th batch may please note that those applications are not /no more valid.