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NOTIFICATION 2016-17 - Call for applications from Students for pursuing higher education in Basic/Natural Sciences

The KSCSTE under its STARS (Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Science) programme invites applications from eligible candidates for the award of Prathibha Scholarship.

The scheme implemented by the Women Scientist Division of KSCSTE aims to identify and nurture students who have qualified Higher Secondary Board Examination meritoriously from Kerala to avail scholarship for pursuing B.Sc. / Integrated M.Sc. courses in Basic / Natural sciences anywhere in India.

Applicants should be Kerala origin and should have qualified with minimum aggregate marks of 95% or equivalent grade for all subjects in total and also minimum 95% aggregate marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects in total, for the Higher Secondary Board Examination. SC/ST students should have secured minimum 90% marks as subject total and also minimum 90 marks in overall subjects. Applicants should also have secured admission for B.Sc. /Integrated M.Sc. courses in Basic or Natural Science in any of the Institutions or Universities in India.

The total number of Prathinha Scholarships available in an academic year is 100. Scholarships are awarded as per ranking based on the marks secured in higher secondary examination for all science subjects. The applicants should have secured admission for Degree course in the current academic year. Those who are availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply.

Duration of Prathibha scholarship is for 3 years of the Degree course. The scholarship could be continued for their M.Sc. course or 4th year of their Integrated M.Sc. course subject to the condition that the student scores a minimum aggregate mark of 75% or equivalent grade for the Degree course or first three years of Integrated M.Sc. course.

Application form and other details are available in KSCSTE website

Application duly filled along with the required enclosures and forwarded by the Head of Institution (where the candidate is undergoing the degree course) should be addressed to,

The Head, Women Scientist Division, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom (P.O), Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004.

Last date of receipt of application: 15th September 2016.

For queries, please contact or Tel: 0471-2548208/ 2548346.

For more details & Eligibility, Terms and Conditions please refer the Website : PRATHIBHA SCHOLARSHIP