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 aggregate marks of 95% or equivalent grade for all subjects and minimum 95% aggregate marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects for the Higher secondary Board Examination. Such students 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.(SC/ST reservation category the minimum eligibility is stipulated to minimum marks of 90% or equivalent grade for all subjects in total and minimum 90% marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects in total in the Higher Secondary Board Examination.)
- 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
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. - 40,000/-
2nd Year/ 5th Year of Integrated M.Sc. - 60,000/-
[*Continuation of the scholarship for the Post graduate course is subject to securing minimum 75% mark for Degree course.]
- 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 without screening test. 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.
Degree Course : 3 years
Post graduate Course : 2 years