Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2023: Registrations, Eligibility, Selection Process

The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment launched the Prathibha Scholarship Programme to promote Basic and Natural Sciences.

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The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment launched the Prathibha Scholarship Programme to promote Basic and Natural Sciences. The candidates who aim to get financial support while studying subjects in the same field must apply for this scheme. The Meritorious students in Kerela who are willing to pursue BSc or Integrated MSc courses in Natural Sciences can apply for this programme.

The candidates must do so through the KSCSTE portal. However, before the application, one must check all the details, such as the eligibility criteria, scholarship incentives, selection procedures and more. All the information about the Prathibha scholarship programme is available in the ensuing article.

Prathibha Scholarship Programme

Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2023

The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment is currently not accepting applications for the scholarship programme through which they shall be supporting meritorious students. The candidates who must have passed the Higher Secondary Board Examination and belong to Kerala can apply for the scheme.

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These students shall pursue their higher education in the field of Natural Sciences. This scheme is launched under the STARS or Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Sciences and will be implemented by the Women Scientists Division at KSCSTE. Additionally, this program will also contribute to the encouragement of women in the field of Science.

Kerala KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2023: Overview

Name of the SchemePrathibha Scholarship Programme 2023
AuthorityKerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment or KSCSTE
Implemented By Women Scientists Division at KSCSTE
Launched UnderSTARS or Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Sciences
AimTo promote Science Education and support Women’s Education
SubjectsBasic and Natural Sciences
Course3-year BSc or 5-year Integrated MSc
BeneficiariesMeritorious students who have passed HSE in Kerela
AmountRs. 12,000 – Rs. 60,000
Amount Disbursement ModeDirect Bank Transfer Mode
Amount Disbursement DurationAnnual
Application ModeOnline

Aim of the KSCSTE Scholarship

The prime aim of the scholarship is to promote education in Basic and Natural Sciences. The meritorious students of Kerala will be awarded and provided with additional assistance to support their higher studies in the sciences. Additionally, women candidates will receive preference; hence, the KSCSTE also aims to empower women candidates and ensure that female education in the field is boosted.

The academically excellent students in Kerela will be highly motivated and promulgated to take up the field of science and not give up on their educational dreams or any opportunities at any point in life.

Prathibha Scholarship Amount

The following scholarship amount has been fixed depending on the academic level that the applicants are pursuing:

S.No.Academic Level Scholarship Amount (Annual)
1.1st year at Undergraduate LevelRs. 12,000
2.2nd year at Undergraduate LevelRs. 18,000
3.3rd year at Undergraduate LevelRs. 24,000
4.1st year at Postgraduate LevelRs. 40,000
5.2nd year at Postgraduate LevelRs. 60,000

Benefits & Features of the KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship Programme

The candidates who are willing to apply for the scholarship programme must carefully observe the following features and benefits that they can receive by applying for this scheme:

  • The candidates will receive a grant annually based on their eligibility for the scheme.
  • Those pursuing higher education in Basic and Natural Sciences will be motivated.
  • The scholarship shall support the meritorious but financially insecure candidates pursuing higher education.
  • The candidates who will be selected will also receive the opportunity to attend the Science Orientation Programmes.
  • The scholars who will be selected will also be able to interact with highly esteemed researchers in the same field through the SPEED Scheme.
  • The candidates will be receiving the scholarship amount directly into their bank accounts through Direct Bank Transfer Mode.
  • The scholars will have to apply for Renewal every forthcoming academic year depending on their performance. This will ensure that only deserving and hardworking candidates in the field are benefitted.

Kerala KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

The aspirants for the scholarship must observe the following eligibility conditions as laid down by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment before applying:

  • The students must be from Kerela by origin.
  • They must not receive financial assistance through any other scholarship scheme for the same course.
  • Gaps are not allowed while receiving benefits under this scholarship programme.
  • The candidates must have passed the Higher Secondary Board Examination with at least 90% marks. However, the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes category must have scored a minimum of 80% marks.
  • The candidates should have been admitted into the 3-year BSc Programme or 5-year Integrated MSc Course in Basic and Natural Sciences.
  • The candidates must have been admitted to any college across India.
  • The scholars should have opted for Honours or Majors in any of the subsequent subjects:
    • Mathematical Sciences: Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics.
    • Physical Sciences: Astrophysics, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Chemistry, Electronics, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, and Photonics.
    • Life Sciences: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Food Sciences, Microbiology, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.

Prathibha Scholarship Application Procedure

Follow the method mentioned below to apply for the Prathibha Scholarship:

  1. Open the official portal of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment or KSCSTE at
  2. On the homepage, tap on the Schemes and Programmes dropdown list.
  3. In the list of options, click on Student Programmes. Following this, click on the Prathibha Scholarship Programme.
  4. The information page in the portal for the scholarship scheme will open up.
  5. In the Applicant’s Portal 2023, click on Register Here.
  6. The registration form will open up.
  7. Enter Name, Date of Birth, E-mail, Mobile Number, and Higher Secondary Examination Roll Number.
  8. Press on Register.
  9. The login credentials will be created. Head back to the scholarship information page and press Login to log into the portal.
  10. Enter the Application Number and Password. Enter the captcha code and press Login.
  11. In the user dashboard, complete all the remaining formalities and fill out the online application form for the scholarship.
  12. Finally, click on Submit.
  13. Print a copy of the completely filled-in and submitted application form.

KSCSTE Scholarship Renewal Procedure

The candidates who have previously applied for the scholarship and have received benefits through it shall apply for renewal. To do so, observe the steps given below:

  1. Open the Information page of Prathibha Scholarship on the website of KSCSTE.
  2. On the main page, tap on Renewal Portal.
  3. Click on Register Here.
  4. The renewal registration form will subsequently open up.
  5. Select the course year in which the applicant is currently studying.
  6. Enter the PS Number or Prathibha Scholarship Number, Mobile Number and Password.
  7. Enter the Captcha Code and press Register.
  8. Use the credentials to log into the portal under the Renewal Portal by tapping on Login.
  9. In the user dashboard, fill out the Renewal Application Form.
  10. Press Submit and print the filled and submitted application form for future reference.

Prathibha Scholarship Selection Procedure

The selection of the applicants for the reception of benefits through the Prathibha Scholarship will happen in the following manner:

  1. The online forms filled out by the candidates will be scrutinized, and the eligible contenders will be shortlisted.
  2. Candidates will be ranked based on the marks secured by them in the Higher Secondary Examination in Science Subjects.
  3. They will be further categorised based on the Majors or Honours subject they have opted for in their Degree course.
  4. The following weightage has been fixed for the subsequent categories:
    • Mathematical Sciences: 30%
    • Physical Sciences: 40%
    • Life Sciences: 30%
    • SC/ST: 10% of the total
  5. The documents submitted online shall be checked for the Provisional Selection List or PRL.
  6. The documents will be further verified for the Final Rank List or FRL.
  7. All the decisions will be taken depending on the guidelines of the KSCSTE.

Important Links for Prathibha Scholarship

Portal of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and EnvironmentKSCSTE Portal Link
Online Application LinkAvailable Soon
Renewal LinkAvailable Soon
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