State Merit Scholarship (SMS), Kerala 2020-21

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EligibilityUG and PG students
AwardUp to INR 1,500 per annum

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About the Program

The Government of Kerala invites applications from first-year graduate and post-graduate students of Kerala for State Merit Scholarship (SMS), Kerala 2020-21. The scholarship aims to support the education of needy students. Selected 300 graduate students will receive INR 1,250 per annum whereas 150 post-graduate students will receive INR 1,500 per annum under this scholarship scheme.

Scholarship Details
  • State Merit Scholarship (SMS), Kerala 2020-21 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be a first-year student of undergraduate or postgraduate course in Govt/ Aided colleges or University Departments
    • Be a native of Kerala 
    • Have scored 50% or above in the qualifying examination.
    • Have an annual family income not exceeding INR 1 lakh

    The selected students will get the following benefits:

    • INR 1,250 per annum to 300 graduate students 
    • INR 1,500 per annum to 150 postgraduate students 
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps -
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
    Step 2: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and 'Continue'. 
    Step 3: Fill in the registration details of matriculation or equivalent examination. 
    Step 4: A registration id will be generated automatically. 
    Step 5: Proceed to complete the registration process and submit. (Note: Note down the registration id as well as the password for further reference.)
    Step 6: Click on 'Candidate Login' to complete the application process. 

Important Dates

Application start date: 20th October 2020
Application deadline: 01st December 2020

Selection Criteria

Selection of the candidates will be based on their academic merit.

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