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 form (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.


The scheme is intended to augment basic infrastructure facilities for promoting R&D activities primarily in the University Departments, Colleges and R & D institutions in Kerala. SARD envisages modernization of laboratories by way of acquisition of essential equipments and the upgrading of existing facilities for promoting research. 

The facilities provided under the program are intended to support the efforts of the Department as a whole and proposal towards individual R&D support will not be accepted under this scheme.

Financial Support
Rs. 40 lakhs for a period of 3 years, mainly for the equipments and maintenance support.
The duration of support for each project will be for a period not exceeding 3 years. 
Who can apply?
The support will be considered for the 'Science Department / Center' as a unit with a  coordinator to take up the project.  
  • A permanent faculty having doctorate degree from any of the Science (including Medical & Agriculture) and Engineering Departments/ Centres from the State of Kerala having strong postgraduate teaching and research programs are eligible to apply.   
  • The department should have at least 3 faculty members who are doctorate holders.  
  • The coordinator should have at least 3 years of experience (in the case of young coordinator) or 5 years left for retirement (in the case of senior coordinator) in the institute.  
  • R & D Institutes under KSCSTE are not entitled to apply under the SARD scheme
  • Self-financing colleges / institutes are entitled to a maximum of 50% of the outlay.
The selection will be through a peer-review mechanism. An expert committee evaluates the viability of the scheme based on the report from three reviewers.
Applications are invited from eligible post-graduate Departments at Universities and other higher educational institutions in the prescribed format which can be downloaded from below. 
Duly Filled application should reach the KSCSTE Office on or before 16.02.2019.
The Application should be sent to :
The Director
Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment
Sasthra Bhavan
Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004


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

For Further Details

The Head 
Basic Science Division
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004
Tel: ++91 + 471 2548200
Fax: ++91 + 471 2540085
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