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Kerala Biotech Commission KSCSTE Research Fellowship 2017

Kerala KSCSTE Research Fellowship Programme 2017

Under KSCSTE Research Fellowship Programme Fellowships are awarded by KSCSTE, Kerala Govt. to young students to support their Research during their PhD work.


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About Fellowship

The goal behind KSCSTE Research Fellowship Programme is to promote and support MSc/M.Tech rank holders from the Universities in Kerala in PhD work

Kerala Govt. provides approximately 100 research fellowships in the subject areas namely Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Environmental Sciences


To provide the research training and to develop careers as scientists

To motivate fellows and impart the skills needed for them to become lifelong learners and researchers

Research Areas:

- Mathematical Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Chemical Sciences
- Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
- Engineering Sciences
- Environmental Sciences

Tenure/ Duration

The period of fellowship shall be for a period not exceeding three years


The fellowship carries a monthly stipend of Rs 20,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs. 25,000/- per month for the third year.  Additionally there is an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- and HRA (10% of the Fellowship amount)

Who can Apply?

Candidates who have been awarded MSc/M-Tech degree in any of the subjects listed above in 2016 and two previous years

Candidates should be from among the 1stTen Rank /Position holders from any of the Universities in Kerala

Age should not be more than 35 years as on 1st January 2017

Mode of Selection

The fellowship is awarded to eligible candidates after an online test followed by an interview. Online Exam is introduced this year

The Online Exam will be conducted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode

Candidates have to mark their choice of centres during the online registration process. Every attempt will be made by KSCSTE to allot the centre chosen by the candidate

However, if the number of applicants in a particular centre exceeds the permissible capacity, the candidates may be allotted to their second or third preferred centre.  The address of the online examination centre for a candidate will be mentioned in the admit card, which can be generated online

The request for changing the examination centre allotted after generation of admits cards will not be entertained under any circumstances. The final decision in this case will be that of KSCSTE

How to apply

Candidates who wish to avail KSCSTE Research fellowship may submit their application online by clicking here and follow the instructions displayed, carefully

The Head, Basic Science Division, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Sasthrabhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695004, Kerala

For more Information regarding, check Fellowship webpage https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/

Important Dates

Last Date of Online Submission of Applications 08th February 2017

Date of Entrance Exam: 19th February 2017 (at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi & Kozhikode)

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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