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KSCSTE Research Fellowship 2018 for Undertaking PhD

Last date to apply

4 November 2018

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About KSCSTE Fellowship

KSCSTE Research Fellowship scheme is offered by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), an autonomous body of Government of Kerala. The KSCSTE Fellowship scheme aims to promote and support MSc/M.Tech rank holders from the Universities in Kerala in PhD work. The main objective of this fellowship scheme is to provide the research training and develop a candidate's careers as scientists. The fellowship will be awarded based on the online test followed by an interview.

Until last year there was no application fee for the fellowship but now the candidates have to pay the required application fee to appear in the online exam.

The total number of PhD Fellowships awarded in a year is 100.

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

KSCSTE Fellowship Dates for Kerala PhD Admission

Event Date
KSCSTE Research Fellowship Application begins

3 October 2018

Last Date of Online Application submission

4 November 2018

Last Date for submission of the Application Form in Hard Copy 7 November 2018
KSCSTE Entrance Examination Date  2 December 2018


 KSCSTE Fellowship Subject Areas for Fellowship

  1. Mathematical Sciences
  2. Life Sciences
  3. Physical Sciences
  4. Chemical Sciences
  5. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  6. Engineering Sciences
  7. Environmental Sciences

KSCSTE Research Fellowship Stipend Amount

The fellowship carries a monthly stipend and is given below.

Year Stipend Amount
First Two Years Rs. 22,000 per month
Third Year  Rs. 25,000  per month

 Other benefits to the fellows

  • Additionally, there is an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000
  • The fellows will also get HRA (10% of the Fellowship amount).

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KSCSTE Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Kerala 
Age Maximum: 35 years
  • Nationality: People of Indian Nationalities are eligible to participate
  • Age: The candidate should not be more than 35 years old as on 1 January 2019
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate should have been awarded MSc/M-Tech degree in any of the subjects listed above in the current year and two previous years.
  • Candidates should have secured 70% and above marks in their qualifying degree (MSc / M-Tech) from any of the Universities in Kerala.
  • Candidate should have cleared M.Sc/ M.Tech in 2018 or two previous years 2017 or 2016 

KSCSTE Fellowship Application form and Process

Candidates who wish to avail KSCSTE Research Fellowship have to fill in their application form online only. Candidates can visit the official website of KSCSTE Research Fellowship to apply for this fellowship or click on the following link:

Click here to Apply Online for the Fellowship Programme

The new candidate has to Register first before filling the application form. For registration, the candidate has to fill his general details such as Name, DOB, Contact Number etc. After successful registration, the candidate will receive a confirmation email with id & password.

KSCSTE Application Fee

The application fee of Rs. 500  is to be paid as DD, taken in favour of The Member Secretary, KSCSTE' payable at SBI Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram.

Category Fee
General, OBC students Rs. 500
SC, ST students No Application Fee

KSCSTSE Online Application: Documents to be uploaded with form

  1. A passport size photo (At the time of Registration)
  2. MSc./ M.Tech Certificate Rank/position certificate
  3. M.Sc/M.Tech Marklist
  4. Certificate to prove age/DOB ((10th or 12th certificate/Birth certificate)
  5. Copy of DD

KSCSTE Fellowship Application Submission

PDF of the printed online Application Form signed by the candidate should be sent to the following address

The Director
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)
Sasthrabhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram
Pin-695004, Kerala

The envelope containing the application should be "Application for KSCSTE Research Fellowship 2018."

KSCSTE Online Entrance Exam Centres

  1. Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Kochi
  3. Kozhikode

KSCSTE Fellowship Admit Card for the Online Exam

The Admit card for the online exam will be generated online. The admit card will have the details of the online test centre. The requests for changing the examination centre allotted after generation of admit cards will not be entertained under any circumstances.

KSCSTE Fellowship Selection Process

Candidates will be selected on the basis of an objective type Entrance examination, conducted by KSCSTE.

Based on the cutoff marks recommended by the fellowship committee for each subject area, candidates who have scored marks above the cut off will be called in for an Interview

KSCSTE Fellowship Exam Pattern

The entrance examination will be conducted in online mode and carries two papers

  • Paper 1: It is common for all candidates
  • Paper 2: It will be a test based on the subject area chosen by the candidate.

KSCSTE Fellowship Syllabus 

KSCSTE Fellowship Result and Interview

The candidates will be shortlisted based on the cut off marks recommended by the KSCSTE Research Fellowship Committee for each of the subject area, candidates who have scored marks above the cut off will be called for an interview.

The list of shortlisted candidates will be published in KSCSTE website and the shortlisted candidates will be notified via e-mail for the interview to be held at KSCSTE, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram.

KSCSTE Fellowship Contact Details

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)
SasthraBhavan, Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram 695004
Kerala, India.

Tel: +91 471 2548314, 0471 2548254
E-mail:  directorkscste@kerala.gov.in, bdskscste@gmail.com

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