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Kerala Prathibha Scholarship 2017 - 18

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About Prathibha Scholarship

KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Scheme is implemented under the STARS- Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Science programme of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE).The Prathibha Scholarship Programme aims to motivate aspiring students to pursue higher studies to take a career in Science and thus, is offered to students for pursuing Degree/ Post Graduate courses in Basic/ Natural Science in Institutions/ Universities across the country.

The scholarship is given for pursuing B.Sc. / Integrated M.Sc. courses in Basic / Natural sciences 

Prathibha Scholarship Dates 2017-18

Events Dates
KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship Application ends 15 September 2017
KSCSTE Result declaration November 2017
Last date to submit documents  December 2017


The scholarship is divided into two segments, namely:

  • Prathibha Scholarship- A: It is awarded to meritorious students who have excelled in Class 12 Board examination and pursuing Degree Courses in Basic and Natural Sciences.
    • The scholarship is awarded for three year Degree programmes and first three years of Integrated M.Sc programmes
  • Prathibha Scholarship –B: It is awarded to students who have alreadyavailedPrathibha Scholarship –A for their Degree Courses and are pursuing a Post-graduate course in Basic Sciences. 
    • The scholarship is awarded for M.Sc programmes and 4th & 5th year of Integrated M.Sc Programmes.

(This page deals with Pratibha Scholarship in detail )

  • Duration of Prathibha Scholarship-A: It is initially sanctioned for three years of study of B.Sc. Degree course and for the first three years of study of Integrated M.Sc. Degree course. A total number of scholarships awarded in a year is 100.

Subjects Eligible for Prathibha Scholarship


Astronomy 2. Astrophysics 3. Atmospheric Sciences 4. Biochemistry 5. Biotechnology 6. Botany 7. Chemistry 8. Computer Science 9. Electronics 10. Food & Nutrition 11. Geochemistry 12. Geology 13. Geophysics 14. Mathematics 15. Microbiology 16. Ocean Sciences 17. Photonics 18. Physics 19. Plant Science 20. Statistics 21. Zoology

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Prathibha Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Kerala
Class/ Age  Undergraduate students
Details The following candidates are eligible to apply for Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment Scholarship:"

Minimum Marks Required for Scholarship

  • The candidates of Kerala origin who attained 95% or above in Higher Secondary Board Examination (from any board i.e. CISCE/CBSE/State Board of Kerala)/or equivalent grade.Also minimum 95% aggregate marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects in total. (90% marks in case of SC/ST Students)
  • The candidates should have secured admission in B.Sc. Degree/Integrated M.sc Degree. courses in the academic year of 2017-18 in any of the recognised Indian University/ college/ Institutes.
  • The students pursuing Basic or natural Sciences are only eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Not Eligible for KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship

  • Students currently getting any other scholarship are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. (This is not applicable for SC/ST students)
  • SC/ST students can apply for this scholarship even if they are receiving an additional scholarship from any other source. (provided they are receiving the lump sum amount for the additional scholarship)

In case the Prathibha scholar desires to avail any other scholarship after receipt of the Prathibha scholarship, the Prathibha scholarship amount received by them should be refunded with immediate effect from the date of avail of the other scholarship.

Prathibha Scholarship Reward

Total 100 KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship will be given to the selected students. Candidates  selected for the KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Program will receive the scholarship as per the following:

  • 10% Scholarships are reserved for SC/ST Students.
  • 50% scholarships reserved for Girl Students

B.Sc. Degree Course/ First 3 years of Integrated M.Sc. course
(Duration: 3 years)

Year Amount Payable
1st Year Rs. 12,000
2nd Year Rs. 18,000
3rd Year Rs. 24,000

M.Sc. Degree Course/ 4th and 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. Degree Course
(Duration: 2 years)

Year Amount Payable
1st Year Rs. 40,000
2nd Year Rs. 60,000


Pratibha Scholarship Renewal

Renewal Criteria of the KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme

  • B.Sc Course: Students securing a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in all the subjects in the previous year examination can apply for the renewal of the scholarship for the subsequent years of study.
  • M.Sc Course: Continuation of the scholarship for the Postgraduate course is subject to securing minimum 75% mark for Degree course.

Prathibha Scholarship Application form and Process

Candidates who wish to avail Prathibha Scholarship Format A should submit their application only after securing admission for the B.Sc. and for Integrated M.Sc. Degree Course Format A2.

Download - Form A for B.Sc

Download - Form A2 for M.Sc

Enclosures to be sent along with the KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship Application

  1. Duly filled the application in the prescribed format. 
  2. Attested copies of HSE Certificate / Mark list
  3. Community Certificate for SC/ST applicants
  4. Certificate for  proof of place of origin

KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship Application Submission

Duly filled in Application Form 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 sent to the following address

The Head
Women Scientist Division
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P.O
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004

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

Prathibha Scholarship Selection Process

Scholarship will be awarded as per the ranking based on the marks secured in Higher Secondary Examination for all science subjects

  • The decision regarding Grant of Scholarships will be taken by the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of WSD.
  • Selection will be made as per ranking based on marks scored in all science subjects in class 12 or equivalent.
  • In the case of a tie that is applicants securing same marks in the science subjects will be selected based on the marks of the subjects selected (Main) for the degree course. Further, if there is any tie, then the evaluation will be made on the order of marks scored in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics respectively.
  • The number of scholarship to be given will be decided in proportion to the number of eligible applicants in the corresponding Boards.

The provisional rank list of selected candidates will be published in KSCSTE website in November.

Steps to be followed after Provisional Selection

On confirmation of acceptance of Prathibha Scholarship, the applicant should submit the following documents for Disbursement: Such students will only be considered for final ranking

  • Status verification certificate
  • Signed the copy of “Terms & Conditions on a Stamp Paper of Rs. 50
  • Advance Receipt for the scholarship amount for 1st year duly signed by the student
  • Undertaking: Once provisionally selected candidates have to confirm their willingness to avail Prathibha Scholarship by submitting an Undertaking that they will neither apply nor accept any other scholarship for the current course of study.

The students who submit the above-given documents will be considered for the scholarship.

KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship Result 2016 - 17

The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE) Result has been released on 18 January 2017 by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Kerala. The list of the candidates who get selected for the KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship is given below.

The Department of Science & Technology, Government of Kerala has released the provisional rank list of the selected candidates for KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship. 

  • Students ranked 94 to 100 who are selected provisionally from the waiting list. Such students need to submit the list of documents to the KSCSTE Office. The complete details about this are given in the Result section on this page.

Documents to be submitted at KSCSTE Office

The candidates ranked from 94 to 100 are selected provisionally from the waiting list need to submit the documents in availing Pratibha Scholarship. Such candidates need to submit the following documents

  • Terms and condition: The candidates need to send the terms and conditions printed on stamp paper worth Rs 50 and signed by the student in all pages of the document.
  • Undertaking: An undertaking on non-acceptance of any other scholarship/grant for the present course of study.
  • Status Verification Certificate: The status verification which should duly sign by the Head of the Institution where the student is pursuing the Degree Course should also be submitted to the KSCSTE office.

 The above documents should reach the office of Kerala State Council for Science,
Technology & Environment on or before 25 January 2017 for confirmation of acceptance of Prathibha scholarship. The address of the KSCSTE is given below.

The Head Women Scientist Division
KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan,
Pattom P O Thiruvananthapuram-695004

Prathibha Scholarship Contact Details


Women Scientist Division

Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram 695004
Kerala, INDIA.

Tel: ++91 + 471 2548208/ 2548346
Fax: ++91 + 471 2540085
E-mail: wsdkscste@gmail.com

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