KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarships for UG Science programs 2020-21 online applications

Are you enrolled in an Undergraduate Course in a Science subject? Are you looking for a scholarship? KSCSTE has announced Prathibha Scholarship Scheme for 2020-21 session. Interested and eligible Science Students can apply for the same. Read this article to know the details of the scholarship, eligibility criteria and application procedure, etc.

About the Prathibha Scholarship

The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science &Technology, Kerala, promotes the development programme through Science and Technology. The Prathibha Scholarship Programme is one initiative of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Kerala, which is awarded to the Science students. The scholarship scheme is for meritorious students of Kerala only. The program is aimed to support aspiring students for higher studies and a career in Science.

Details of Scholarship

The scholarship is for the students who are studying in undergraduate programmes specifically in Basic / Natural Sciences. Prathibha Scholarship recipient who has availed this scholarship in all three years of undergraduate course and qualified their course with more than 75% marks will be eligible to continue the scholarship in their postgraduate studies. Under this scheme, at least 50% of seats are reserved for girls' students and 10% for SC/ST students. The scholarship will provide opportunities to 8 Prathibha scholars in science subjects (2 scholars-biology, 2 scholars-Chemistry, 2 scholars-Mathematics and 2 scholars-Physics) for participation in summer programmes at IISER-Trivandrum. Prathibha Scholarship recipient will also get opportunities for attending Science Enrichment Programmes and summer internships in reputed National and State level R&D institutions in Kerala.

Scholarship Amount

The student who will be selected for the Prathibha scholarship scheme will receive the scholarship at the rate of:
UG Course (All three years) / Integrated PG Course (First 3 years)
  • First Year of Under graduation/ Integrated PG Course: Rs. 12,000/-
  • Second Year of Under graduation/ Integrated PG Course: Rs. 18,000/-
  • Third Year of Under graduation/ Integrated PG Course: Rs. 24,000/-

PG Course /Integrated PG Course
  • First Year of PG Course / Fourth Year of Integrated PG Course: Rs. 40,000/-
  • Second Year of PG Course / Fifth Year of Integrated PG Course: Rs. 60,000/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be a domicile of Kerala.
  • Applicant must have completed his/her education from Kerala.
  • He/she should have qualified Higher Secondary Examination with at least 90% marks or equivalent grade for all subjects, including Science subjects. There will be a relaxation of 10% marks for SC/ST candidates as per the reservation policy of Govt of India. They need to have secured at least 80% marks or equivalent grade for all subjects, including Science subjects in total.
  • The candidate must be enrolled in B.Sc. /Integrated M.Sc. / Integrated BS-MS course in Basic or Natural Science with any one of the following 23 subjects either as Major/ Honours or in combination in any of the Indian Institutions or Universities in the session 2019-20.
    1. Astronomy
    2. Astrophysics
    3. Atmospheric Science
    4. Biochemistry
    5. Biotechnology
    6. Botany
    7. Computer Sciences
    8. Chemistry
    9. Electronics
    10. Geochemistry
    11. Geography
    12. Geophysics
    13. Geology
    14. Food & Nutrition
    15. Mathematics
    16. Microbiology
    17. Ocean Sciences
    18. Photonics
    19. Physics
    20. Polymer Chemistry
    21. Plant science
    22. Statistics
    23. Zoology

Application Procedure

Stage 1: Online Registration
The candidate who wants to apply for the Prathibha Scholarship Scheme will have to apply through online portal only. Students who are going to apply for the scholarship scheme must visit and read the guidelines available on the official website of KSCSTE. First, the applicant must register online on the website of KSCSTE. To get register themselves, the candidates need a valid Mobile number and accessible E-mail ID. The applicant will have to fill personal details such as Name, Date of Birth, Higher Secondary Education Roll no., Mobile no. and Email ID. Upon submitting details an OTP will be received on Email that must be entered the space provided and a 6-character password must be created. After the successful registration, an application number will be generated. The candidate will receive the application number along with the password on his/her registered email ID. After registration, the candidate must log in using login credentials and fill the online application form and also upload a recent passport size photograph (Image-150W ×200H pixels).

Stage 2: After the publication of Provisional Rank List
Selection of the students for this scholarship scheme shall be based on total marks secured in all science subjects in 12th examination.

KSCSTE will prepare the Provisional Rank List (PRL) based on the applications received and publish this PRL on their website. Upon publication of PRL, selected students (who are in PRL list) will have to upload the following relevant documents on the Prathibha scholarship web portal for confirmation of scholarship:
  1. Duly signed "Data-sheet" endorsed by their Head of the Institution
  2. Self-attested copy of HSE mark list
  3. Duly signed Terms and conditions by the applicant in the prescribed format
  4. Certificate or Proof of Kerala nativity/domicile
  5. Community Certificate (for SC/ST candidates only)
The only timely submitted application will be considered for final ranking. The final Rank List of selected students shall be prepared after documents verification.

Key Dates

Start of Application Registration: January 01, 2021
Application Submission Deadline: February 15, 2021
Publication of the Provisional Rank List in KSCSTE website: March/April 2021

Contact Details

The Head,
Women Scientist Division (WSD)
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment,
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom,
Phone: + 91-471-2548208
Fax : 0471 2540085, 2534605
E-mail: wsd.kscste@kerala.gov.in

For registration related queries:
E-mail: prathibhascholars2021@gmail.com
Phone: + 91-471-2548346, 2548208

Helpful Links
Official Website: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/
Notification: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/NOTIFICATION-EXTENDED.pdf
Guidelines: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PS_Guidelines_2021.pdf
Term & Conditions: https://kscste.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PS_TC_2021.pdf


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