Location : Kerala

Category : Undergradute

Important Dates

Last date of receipt of application: 15th

The scheme implemented by the Women Scientist Division of KSCSTE aims to identify and nurture students who have qualified Higher Secondary Board Examination meritoriously from Kerala to avail scholarship for pursuing B.Sc. / Integrated M.Sc. courses in Basic / Natural sciences anywhere in India.

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he total number of Scholarships available in an academic year is 100. Scholarships are awarded as per anking based on the marks secured in higher secondary examination for all science subjects. The applicants should have secured admission for Degree course in the current academic year. Those who are availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply. Eight Prathibha Scholars (two scholars in each of the disciplines- Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) are eligible to be considered for summer programmes at IISER-Trivandrum without screening test.

Scholarship Amount : 1. B.Sc. Degree Course/ First 3 years of Integrated M.Sc. : 1st Year - Rs. 12,000/- , 2nd Year - Rs. 18,000/- , 3rd Year - Rs. 24,000/- 2. M.Sc. Course: 1st Year/ 4th Year of Integrated M.Sc. - 40,000/-, 2nd Year/ 5th Year of Integrated M.Sc. - 60,000/-

Scholarship Duration : uration of scholarship is for 3 years of the Degree course. The scholarship could be continued for their M.Sc. course or 4 th year of their Integrated M.Sc. course subject to the condition that the student scores a minimum aggregate mark of 75% or equivalent grade for the Degree course or first three years of Integrated M.Sc. course.


Reservation :

To ensure adequate opportunity for girl students, half of the total number of scholarships are set-aside for them. The scheme has also provision for reservation for SC/ST candidates as per rules.

Eligibility :

  • Applicants should have qualified with minimum aggregate marks of 90% 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.

Marks needed to qualify :

A. 95 % for general, 90 % for SC/ST candidates in higher secondary board examinations. B. 75 % in graduate courses

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