Many students with potential face financial constraints that hinder their pursuit of higher education and that is where the Prathibha Scholarship comes in. This transformative initiative has been instrumental in shaping the futures of countless aspiring scholars. Read through to learn more.

Prathibha Scholarship

About Prathibha Scholarship Programme 

The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment has established a Student Programme for Excellence in Experimental Design.

The organization is currently welcoming applications for a scholarship initiative aimed at assisting students engaged in science-related studies.

Eligible students will have the opportunity to receive an annual scholarship of INR 60,000, facilitating their uninterrupted educational pursuits.


Benefits of the Prathibha Scholarship

The recipients of this scholarship will enjoy the following advantages:

For undergraduate programs or the initial 3 years of an Integrated MSc course:

1. First year: Students will be granted INR 12,000

2. Second year: Students will be awarded INR 18,000

3. Third year: Students will receive INR 24,000

For postgraduate programs:

1. First year: Students will receive INR 40,000

2. Second year or fifth year: Students will be provided with INR 60,000.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must adhere to the subsequent eligibility criteria:

1. The candidate should be a resident of Kerala and must have completed their Higher Secondary Examination in Kerala (ICSE/CBSE/Kerala State Board).

2. An average score of 90% or an equivalent cumulative grade across all subjects is required.

3. An average score of 90% or an equivalent cumulative grade in all science subjects combined is necessary.

4. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum average requirement is relaxed to 80% or an equivalent cumulative grade.

5. The candidate should have enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Integrated Bachelor’s cum Master’s Degree program in Basic and Natural Sciences.

Selection Criteria

The applicant must undergo the subsequent selection criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

A total of 100 scholarships are conferred annually, with 10% earmarked for SC/ST candidates and 50% designated for female candidates.

The selection and ranking of students are determined by their cumulative marks achieved in the Higher Secondary Board Examination across all Science subjects.

Documents Required

The scholarship application necessitates the submission of the following documents:

1. A completed Student Data Sheet, signed by the applicant and endorsed by the Head of the Institution where the applicant is enrolled for the Degree Course.

2. A self-attested copy of the Mark list from the Higher Secondary Board Examination.

3. A Community Certificate for SC/ST applicants.

4. A Certificate validating the applicant’s ‘Place of Origin’ [Applicant must have Kerala origin].

5. The “Terms & Conditions” document, signed appropriately.

6. The E-payment form in the designated format.

How to Apply

To start the scholarship application process, follow the uncomplicated steps provided below:

1. Access the KSCSTE scholarship website using the provided link.

2. The scholarship homepage will display on your screen.

3. Opt for the Prathibha Scholarship program from the menu labeled “Schemes & Programs.”

4. The scholarship program details will be presented on your screen.

5. Click on the “Register Here” option.

6. The registration form will appear for completion.

7. Provide all necessary details and upload the requisite documents to successfully register for the scholarship.

For Registered Users to Log In:

1. Visit the official scholarship website through the given link.

2. The scholarship homepage will become visible.

3. Choose the Prathibha Scholarship program from the “Schemes & Programs” section.

4. The program details will be viewable.

5. Select the “Login” option.

6. A login form will emerge.

7. Enter your login credentials such as username and password.

8. Proceed by selecting the “Login” option.

To Access the List of Pratibha Scholars:

1. Utilize the provided link to reach the scholarship’s official website.

2. The scholarship homepage will be displayed.

3. Opt for the Prathibha Scholarship program within the “Schemes & Programs” category.

4. The program details will be accessible.

5. Choose the “List of Pratibha Scholars” option.

6. A list categorized by year will appear.

7. Select the desired year for the list.

8. A PDF containing the names of all scholars will be displayed.

9. An option to print the list is also available.

Application Deadline

The deadline for both new and renewed scholarship registrations will be updated shortly.

Contact Helpline

Address: The Head, Women Scientist Division (WSD), Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 4

Phone: 04712548346, 04712548208

Fax: 0471 2540085, 2534605

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


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