Emeritus Scientist Scheme (KESS)


KSCSTE is in the process of e-office implementation with effect from 01.08.2017.  Therefore all correspondance/Documents/Proposals/Reports shall be submitted to Director, KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Trivandrum In addition, the soft copy of all correspendance/Documents/Proposals/Reports in the PDF format as a single file (not exceeding 15 MB) shall be forwarded to the email id: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the scheme

KSCSTE invites applications from candidates for the selection of Emeritus Scientists of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, an autonomous body of Government of Kerala. Scientists / academicians in any of the Science/ Engineering branches from the State of Kerala who have retired from service or completed their assignments from reputed institutions with research publications in reputed journals are eligible to apply. The Emeritus Scientists will engage in full time research work for 3 years in the relevant subject areas.


  • Tap knowledge and to provide support to superannuated outstanding scientists to  pursue research in their respective field of specialization.
  • To utilize their talent and use their experience in addressing state level important issues.

Who can apply?

  • Candidates should be scientists / academicians in Kerala by birth or domicile and should have worked as a scientist / academician in reputed institutions with commendable scientific achievements.
  • Candidates should have published research papers in peer reviewed journal with impact factor greater than 1.
  • Age should not exceed 65 years as on 1st January 2017.
  • The duration of Emeritus Scientist Scheme shall normally be for a period of 3 years.


  • Rs.25,000/- per month for the three years with 10% HRA and annual contingency of Rs.1,00,000/-.
  • Assistance of a Research Fellow can be availed.
Mode of selection
  • Based on reviewing the application, assessment and evaluation of a proposed project by experts before the Selection Committee meeting and personal interview by the Selection Committee.

How to apply

Eligible candidates may submit application in the prescribed format with copies of certificates, training, age, educational qualifications, achievements, publications etc. The application should contain mailing address, contact number and e-mail ID. An undertaking from Head of any of the recognized Research Centres/Departments/Institutions stating that research facilities will be extended to the Emeritus Scientist if selected or have no objection in allowing the Emeritus Scientist to carry out the programme in the institution is to be attached along with  the application.  The candidate may also submit a brief profile in the prescribed format along with the application form.




        Norms for Submission of SE & UC as per KSCSTE Council(M)OrderNo.144/2017/KSCSTE dated 26-05.2017

For further details 

The Head


Kerala State Council for Science,Technology and Environment


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