KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2023-24

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EligibilityUndergraduate students of Kerala
AwardUp to ₹60,000 per annum

About the Program


Last Updated On : 09-02-2024   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2023-24 is an opportunity offered by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), Ministry of Science and Technology, Kerala to selected undergraduate students in Basic/Natural Sciences studying at an Indian institution or university. The objective of the program is to motivate students to pursue higher studies and a career in Science. The selected candidates will receive up to ₹60,000 per annum.

Source: Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)

  • KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • be an Indian national 
    • be a domicile of Kerala
    • have scored at least 90% marks in the Kerala Higher Secondary Examination (HSE)
    • have qualified for the Higher Secondary Board Examination (HSBE) with a minimum overall grade of 90% or equivalent
    • have secured at least 90% marks or equivalent grades in all Science subjects of the HSE


    • Students will be selected at the Undergraduate level only.
    • In the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe category, eligibility requires a minimum of 80% marks or equivalent grade in all subjects and all science subjects combined.
    • Selection is based on the aggregate marks obtained in all science subjects in the Higher Secondary Examination.
    • Students who have received this scholarship for all three years of their undergraduate program and graduated with a minimum of 75% marks are eligible to continue the scholarship for their postgraduate course.
    • A total of 8 Prathibha Scholars (two scholars from each discipline: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics) are eligible for consideration for summer programs at IISER-Trivandrum.
    • Offers opportunities to attend Science Enrichment Programmes and summer internships at renowned National and State-level R&D institutions in Kerala.
    • Selection of Prathibha Scholars for summer programs is subject to the norms of IISER-Trivandrum.
    • The scheme guarantees at least 50% of selections for female students. Additionally, 10% of selections are reserved for students from SC/ST communities.

    The selected candidates will receive the scholarship as follows: 

    For undergraduate courses/first 3 years of integrated postgraduate courses:

    Class Amount of Scholarship per annum (in ₹)
    First year 12,000
    Second year 18,000
    Third year 24,000


    Postgraduate courses subject to scoring a minimum of 75% marks for the undergraduate course:

    Class Amount of Scholarship per annum (in ₹)
    1st year/4th year of integrated postgraduate course 40,000
    2nd year/5th year of integrated postgraduate course 60,000
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    After selection in the Provisional Rank List, the student will have to submit the following documents for confirmation of scholarship:

    • Student data sheet, duly signed by the applicant and endorsed by the Head of the Institution where they have taken admission
    • Self-attested copy of mark list of Higher Secondary Board Examination
    • Community certificate for SC/ST applicants
    • Domicile certificate
    • Duly signed terms and conditions
    • E-payment form in the prescribed format
    How can you apply?

    Eligible applicants can apply for the scholarship by following the below-mentioned steps - 
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note:- If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID).
    Step 3: Navigate to 'Register Here' under the Applicant's Portal 2023-24 and click on it.
    Step 4: Click on 'New Applicant Registration' and fill in the required details to Register. (Note:- If the applicant is registered, click on 'Registered User Login' and log in using valid credentials)
    Step 5: After successful registration, fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents, and submit.

Important Dates

Scholarship Deadline: 29th February 2024

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the aggregate marks obtained for all science subjects in the Higher Secondary Examination.

Scholarships are awarded with a weighting of 30% for Mathematical Science, 40% for Physical Science, and 30% for Life Sciences based on the subject chosen for the degree course. Students in triple-main courses will be ranked in all three subject areas and selected based on their top ranking position.


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