About the Programme

The programme provides scholarship for students who have qualified meritoriously in the Higher Secondary Examination from Kerala for pursuing Degree/ Post Graduate courses in Basic/ Natural Science in Institutions/ Universities in India.



Motivate aspiring students to higher studies and a career in Science by providing scholarship.


Who can apply?

  • Students who have qualified with minimum marks of 90% or equivalent grade for all subjects put together and minimum 90% marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects put together, for the Higher Secondary Board Examination. 
  • For SC/ST reservation category, the eligibility is stipulated to minimum marks of 80% or equivalent grade for all subjects in total and minimum 80% marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects in total in the Higher Secondary Board Examination.
  • Applicants should  have secured admission for B.Sc. /Integrated M.Sc. / Integrated BS-MS course in Basic or Natural Science in any of the Institutions or Universities in India. {Please see guidelines for subjects applicable}


  • Students are selected at Undergraduate level only.
  • Selection is based on the aggregate marks obtained for all science subjects in the Higher Secondary Examination.
  • Those who avail Prathibha Scholarship for all 3 years of Undergraduate course and qualify Degree course with minimum 75% marks are eligible to continue the scholarship for Post-graduate course.
  • Students selected for the award of Prathibha Scholarship are eligible for scholarship as follows.B.Sc. Degree Course/ First 3 years of Integrated M.Sc. course
       B.Sc. Degree Course/ First 3 years of Integrated M.Sc. (BS-MS) Course
                                1st Year                                 - Rs. 12,000/-
                                2nd Year                                 - Rs. 18,000/-
                                3rd Year                                 - Rs. 24,000/-
      M.Sc. Course *
                                1st Year/ 4th Year of Integrated M.Sc.  Course  - 40,000/-
                                2nd Year/ 5th Year of Integrated M.Sc.  Course - 60,000/-         
  • The scheme also offers opportunities for attending Science Enrichment Programmes and summer internships in reputed national and state level R&D institutions in the State.
  • Eight Prathibha Scholars (two scholars in each of the disciplines- Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) are eligible to be considered for summer programmes at IISER-Trivandrum. The selection of Prathibha Scholars for summer programmes is subject to the norms of IISER-Trivandrum.
  •  The scheme ensures atleast 50% of the selection for girl students. 10% of the selection is reserved for SC/ST students.

        Prathibha Scholarship Final Rank List 2018-19 


     1. Prathibha Scholarship 2018-19 

            Documents for Confirmation
    4. Proof on Nativity


5. Community Certificate ( For       Reservation Students)








    2. Scholarship Renewal (2nd yr.& 3rd yr. B.Sc./ Integrated M.Sc., 2nd yr. M.Sc./ Integrated PhD, 5th yr. Integrated M.Sc.)


    3. Continuation of Scholarship for PG Programme  (1st yr. M.Sc., 4th yr. integrated M.Sc., 1st yr Integrated PhD)