Govt. of Kerala

Prathibha Scholarship Programme

Prathibha Scholarship Programme is 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. Prathibha Scholarship-A is awarded to meritorious students who have excelled in Higher Secondary Board examination and pursuing Degree Courses in Basic and Natural Sciences. The scholarship is awarded for 3-year degree programs and first 3 years of Integrated M.Sc programs. Prathibha Scholarship-B is awarded to students who have already availed Prathibha Scholarship-A for their degree programs and are pursuing post-graduate course in Basic Sciences. The main objective of KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme is to motivate hopeful students to practise higher studies and to promote scientific research between the students practise Degree/ Post Graduate courses in Basic/ Natural Science in Institutions/ Universities crossways the country.

Benefits of the Prathibha Scholarship Programme:

  • Prathibha Scholarship Programme provides Scholarship in the form of financial assistance. Rates of scholarship are mentioned below:
  • Prathibha Scholarship – A (B.Sc. Degree Course / First 3 years of Integrated M.Sc. Course)
  1. 1st  Year – Rs. 12,000/-
  2. 2nd Year – Rs. 18,000/-
  3. 3rd Year – Rs. 24,000/-
  • Prathibha Scholarship – B (M.Sc. Degree Course/ 4th and 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. Degree Course)
  1. 1st Year M.Sc./4th Year Integrated M.Sc. – Rs. 40,000/-
  2. 2nd Year M.Sc./5th Year Integrated M.Sc. – Rs. 60,000/-

Required Eligibility and Conditions for Applying Prathibha Scholarship Programme:

  1. Candidates of Kerala origin who have qualified Higher Secondary Examination from Kerala and who have secured admission for B.Sc. / Integrated M.Sc. course in the current year (year of application) are eligible to apply for Prathibha Scholarship-A
  2. Those who have availed Prathibha Scholarship in all three years of B.Sc Degree Course and have secured admission for M.Sc Degree Courses or continuing fourth year of Integrated M.Sc Degree Courses are eligible to apply for Prathibha Scholarship-B
  3. Those students of Kerala state are eligible for the scholarship scheme who obtained 90% or above for all subject and minimum 95% marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects in Higher Secondary Board Examination (from any board CISCE/CBSE/State Board of Kerala)/or equivalent grade
  4. The SC/ST candidates must obtained 90% marks or equivalent grade for all subjects and minimum 90% marks or equivalent grade for all science subject in Higher Secondary Board Exam are eligible to apply
  5. The students who are getting any other stipend or scholarship are not entitled for this scholarship scheme
  6. The Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe students are eligible to apply for this scholarship even if they are receiving any other scholarship from any other source

Document Required for Applying Prathibha Scholarship Programme:

  1. Age proof of the applicant
  2. Attested copies of HSE certificate and Mark list
  3. Community Certificate for SC/ST applicants
  4. Certificate in proof of place of origin
  5. 1st page of S.S.L.C Book
  6. Birth Certificate
  7. Nativity Certificate

Application Procedure:             

  1. Candidates should apply only after securing admission for the B.Sc./Integrated M.Sc. Degree Course
  2. Application form and other details are available in KSCSTE website http://www.kscste.kerala.gov.in/
  3. The application should be forwarded by the Head of the College/Academic institution in which they have joined for B.Sc. /Integrated M.Sc. Degree course
  4. Application form duly filled and 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 send to address given in the contact details section on this page
  5. The envelope containing the application should be superscripted “Application for Prathibha Scholarship, KSCSTE”

Contact Details:                                                             

  1. Candidate can contact to the institute where he/she pursuing education
  2. The application send to following address: The Head Women Scientist Division Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P.O Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004
  3. Email Id: womenscientistkerala@gmail.com
  4. Phone No.: 0471 2548208

References & Details:

  1. For more information and application form student can visit the following links:
  2. http://www.kscste.kerala.gov.in/
  3. http://www.kscste.kerala.gov.in/index.php/programmes-initiatives/stars/prathibha-scholarship
  4. http://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/8810-prathibha.pdf
  5. http://www.kscste.kerala.gov.in/images/wsd/prathibha_guidelines16.pdf
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