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KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarships 2017

Prathibha Scholarship Scheme 2017 announced by KSCSTE

The KSCSTE, under its STARS (Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Science) Programme invites applications from eligible candidates for the award of Prathibha Scholarship 2017-18


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About the Programme

The Programme provides scholarship for students who have qualified meritoriously in the Higher Secondary Examination from Kerala for pursuing Degree/Post Graduate Courses in Basic/ Natural Science in Institutions/ Universities in India.



Motivate aspiring students to higher studies and a career in Science by providing scholarship


Application Procedure

Students who have qualified with minimum aggregate marks of 95% or equivalent grade for all subjects and minimum 95% aggregate marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects for the Higher secondary Board Examination


Such students should also have  secured admission for B.Sc. / Integrated M.Sc. Courses in Basic or Natural Science in any of the Institutions or Universities in India (SC/ST Reservation Category the minimum eligibility is stipulated to minimum marks of 90% or equivalent grade for all subjects in total and minimum 90% marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects in total in the Higher Secondary Board Exam)



Degree Course: 3 years

Post graduate Course: 2 years



Students selected for the award of Prathibha Scholarship are eligible for scholarship as follows

B.Sc. Degree Course/ First 3 years of Integrated M.Sc. Course

1st Year - Rs.12000/-

2nd Year - Rs.18000/-

3rd Year - Rs.24000/-


M.Sc. Course *

1st Year/ 4th Year of Integrated M.Sc. - Rs.40000/-


2nd Year/ 5th Year of Integrated M.Sc.  - Rs.60000/-


Continuation of the scholarship for the Post graduate course is subject to securing minimum   75% mark for Degree course


The scheme also offers opportunities for attending Science Enrichment Programmes and summer internships in reputed national and state level R&D institutions in the State
Eight Prathibha Scholars (two scholars in each of the disciplines- Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) are eligible to be considered for summer programs at IISER-Trivandrum without screening test


The selection of Prathibha Scholars for summer programmes is subject to the norms of IISER-Trivandrum


The scheme ensures atleast 50% of the selection for girl students; 10% of the selection is reserved for SC/ST students


How to Apply

Application form and other details are available in KSCSTE website www.kscste.kerala.gov.in


The envelope containing the application should be superscripted "APPLICATION FOR PRATHIBHA SCHOLARSHIP, KSCSTE"


Application Form duly filled in and signed by the candidate, forwarded by the Head of the Institution where the candidate is currently undergoing the course along with the required enclosures should be addressed to "The Head, Women Scientist Division, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P.O.,




Important Dates


Last Date for Receipt of Application 15th September 2017


KSCSTE Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, Women Scientists Division, KSCSTE - Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695004, Tel.: 0471-2548208, Email womenscientistkerala@gmail.com, Website www.kscste.kerala.gov.in