Science Popularisation Programme


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.

About the scheme

Science Popularization Programme (SPP) is a flagship programme of KSCSTE for the popularization of Science in the Kerala State. Specific activities / tasks in identified theme areas, which enable science popularization through awareness programmes, folklores, short films, documentaries, exhibition, other Science movements etc. for specific target groups are sanctioned under this programme. The focus of the programme shall be popularization of SCIENCE IN TOTO, including basic Science, Applied Science, Technology, Environmental science, Medical Science and other related area. The financial grant for the project will be generally limited to Rs. 2 Lakhs. However, in case of high impact programmes, the ceiling may be raised to a maximum of Rs. 5 Lakhs, considering the merit of the proposal which shall be decided by the SPC.

Who can apply?

  • Faculty from Government/ Non-Government organizations/ Colleges, Approved or registered Institutions can be the Programme Coordinator (PC) and are eligible to apply under this scheme.  Highly motivated individuals can also apply for the programme.  In such cases, the individuals should identify a Collaborating Institution through which the funds will be routed and monitored. 
  • The PC should be a faculty of the institution OR shall be office bearer of the applying NGO. It is desirable that the PC has at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Science/Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a University. 

How to apply?

  • The Application Form and Guidelines are available in our website.
  • Two copies of the project proposal along with a soft copy have to be submitted in the prescribed format to the Director, Kerala State Council For Science, Technology and Environment for funding.



*Form l - Central Government Institutions/ State Government Institutions/ University Departments/ R&D Centres of KSCSTE/Government Colleges/Government/Aided Schools 

*Form ll - Aided Colleges/ Un-Aided Colleges/ Self financing Colleges/ Autonomous Institutions/NGOs

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

For further details

Dr. P Harinarayanan
Principal Scientist 
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE),
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004.
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Telephone : (0471) 2548299, 341