KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship

KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship

Conducted By : Kerala State Council For science, Technology & Environment
September 28 2018   Scholarship   Undergraduate   India
 About KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship
  • KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship Scheme is implemented under the STARS- Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Science programme of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE).
  • The KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme aims to motivate aspiring students to pursue higher studies to take a career in Science and thus, is offered to students for pursuing Degree/ Post Graduate courses in Basic/ Natural Science in Institutions/ Universities across the country.
  • The scholarship is divided into two segments, namely:
    • Prathibha Scholarship- A. It is awarded to meritorious students who have excelled in Class 12 Board examination and pursuing Degree Courses in Basic and Natural Sciences.
      • The scholarship is awarded for 3 year Degree programmes and first 3 years of Integrated M.Sc programmes
    • Prathibha Scholarship –B: It is awarded to students who have already availed Prathibha Scholarship –A for their Degree Courses and are pursuing the Post-graduate course in Basic Sciences. 
      • The scholarship is awarded for M.Sc programmes and 4th & 5th year of Integrated M.Sc Programmes.

This page in detail deals with Prathibha Scholarship- A

  • Duration of Prathibha Scholarship-A: It is initially sanctioned for three years of study of B.Sc. Degree course and for the first three years of study of Integrated M.Sc. Degree course.
  • The total number of scholarships awarded in a year is 100.
  • Students of Kerala origin who attained 90% or above in Higher Secondary Board Examination (from any board i.e. CISCE/CBSE/State Board of Kerala)/or equivalent grade.
  • Applicants should have secured admission in B.Sc. Degree/Integrated M.sc Degree. courses in the academic year of 2017-18 in any of the recognized Indian University/ college/ Institutes.
  • Students currently getting any other scholarship are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. (This is not applicable for SC/ST students)
  • In case the Prathibha scholar desires to avail any other scholarship after receipt of the Prathibha scholarship, the Prathibha scholarship amount received by them should be refunded with immediate effect from the date of avail of the other scholarship.
  • SC/ST students can apply for this scholarship even if they are receiving an additional scholarship from any other source. (provided they are receiving the lump sum amount for the additional scholarship)
 Reward Description

KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship 2017 Reward:

  • Total 100 KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship will be given to the selected students.
  • Candidates  selected for the KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Program will receive the scholarship as per the following:

B.Sc. Degree Course/ First 3 years of Integrated M.Sc. Course (Duration: 3 years)


Amount Payable

1st Year

Rs. 12000

2nd Year

Rs. 18000

3rd Year

Rs. 24000

M.Sc. Degree Course/ 4th and 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. Degree Course (Duration: 2 years):


Amount Payable

1st Year

Rs. 40000

2nd Year

Rs. 60000

Renewal Criteria of the KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme

  • B.Sc Course: Students securing a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in all the subjects in the previous year examination can apply for the renewal of the scholarship for the subsequent years of study.
  • M.Sc Course: Continuation of the scholarship for the Postgraduate course is subject to securing minimum 75% mark for Degree course.
 Application Process
  • Candidates who wish to avail Prathibha Scholarship-A should submit their application only after securing admission for the B.Sc./Integrated M.Sc. Degree Course.

Submission of Application Form:

  • Duly filled in Application Form 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 sent to the below mentioned address by September 27, 2017:

Address: The Head
Women Scientist Division
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P.O
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004

Kindly Note: The envelope containing the application should be superscripted “APPLICATION FOR PRATHIBHA SCHOLARSHIP, KSCSTE”

Enclosures to be sent along with the Application Form

  1. Duly filled application in the prescribed format. 
  2. Attested copies of HSE certificate / Mark list
  3. Community certificate for SC/ST applicants
  4. Certificate for  proof of place of origin
 Selection Process
  • The scholarship will be awarded as per the ranking based on the marks secured in Higher Secondary Examination for all science subjects

Selection Criteria of KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship:

  • A decision regarding Grant of Scholarships will be taken by the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of WSD.
  • Selection will be made as per ranking based on marks scored in all science subjects in class 12 or equivalent.
  • In case of a tie that is applicants securing same marks in the science subjects will be selected based on the marks of the subjects selected (Main) for the degree course. Further, if there is any tie, then the evaluation will be made on the order of marks scored in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics respectively.
  • The number of scholarship to be given will be decided in proportion to the number of eligible applicants in the corresponding Boards.
  • Provisional Rank List: The provisional rank list of selected candidates will be published in KSCSTE website in November.

Steps to be followed after Provisional Selection

On confirmation of acceptance of Prathibha Scholarship, the applicant should submit the below-mentioned documents for Disbursement: Such students will only be considered for a final ranking

  • Status verification certificate
  • A signed copy of “Terms & Conditions on a Stamp Paper of Rs. 50
  • Advance Receipt for Rs. 12,000/- (for First-year course), duly signed by the student
  • Undertaking: Once provisionally selected candidates have to confirm their willingness to avail Prathibha Scholarship by submitting an Undertaking that they will neither apply nor accept any other scholarship for the current course of study.


  • 10% of seats are reserved for SC/ST applicants.
  • Minimum of 50% seats are kept aside for girl applicants.

KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Scholarship 2018 Result

  • Rank list of selected candidates will be published on the KSCSTE website.
 Contact Details
  • Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom,
    Thiruvananthapuram 695004
    Kerala, INDIA.
  • Website: www.kscste.kerala.gov.in
  • Tel: ++91 + 471 2548200
  • Fax: ++91 + 471 2540085
  • E-mail: kscste@gmail.com