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KSCSTE Research Fellowship 2017 for Undertaking Ph.D

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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 candidate's careers as scientists.The fellowship will be awarded based on the online test followed by an interview.

This fellowship scheme is also motivating the candidates and improving their skills for transforming them into lifelong learners.

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.

Venue of Entrance Examination

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kochi
  • Kozhikode

KSCSTE Fellowship Dates for PhD

Event Date
Last Date of Online Application submission

31 October 2017

6 November 2017

Last Date for submission of the Application Form in Hard Copy 10 November 2017
Entrance Examination Date   10 December 2017


Subject areas for KSCSTE Fellowship are (Seven)

  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 Fellowship Syllabus 2017-18

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KSCSTE Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Kerala 
Class/ 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 2018
  • 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 2017 or two previous years 2016 or 2015 

KSCSTE Fellowship Reward

The fellowship carries a monthly stipend

Year Stipemd Amount
First Two Years Rs. 20,000 per month
Third Year  Rs. 25,000  per month


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

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

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.

Documents to be uploaded at the time of Online Application

  • A passport size photo (At the time of Registration)
  • MSc./ M.Tech CertificateRank/position certificate
  • M.Sc/M.Tech Marklist
  • Certificate to prove age/DOB ((10th or 12th certificate/Birth certificate)

KSCSTE Fellowship Application Submission

Duly filled in Application Form signed by the candidate should be sent to the following address by 15 February 2017:

The Head
Basic Science Division
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-2017-18"

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 2017-18

KSCSTE Fellowship Contact Details

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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