Wednesday, 17 September 2014

‘A scheme for identifying Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Science (STARS)’

- Call for applications from Students for pursuing higher education in Basic/Natural Science

The KSCSTE under its STARS (Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Science) programme invites applications from eligible candidates for the award of Prathibha Scholarship.

The scheme implemented by the Women Scientist Division of KSCSTE aims to identify and nurture students who have qualified Higher Secondary Board Examination meritoriously from Kerala to avail scholarship for pursuing B.Sc. / Integrated M.Sc. courses in Basic / Natural science anywhere in India.

The total number of Scholarships available in an academic year is 100. Scholarships are awarded as per ranking based on the marks secured in higher secondary examination for all science subjects. The applicants should have secured admission for Degree course in the current academic year. Those who are availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply.

To ensure adequate opportunity for girl students, 50% of the total number of scholarships are set-aside for them. The scheme provides 10% reservation for SC/ST candidates.

Duration of scholarship is for 3 years of the Degree course. The scholarship could be continued for their M.Sc. course or 4th year of their Integrated M.Sc. course subject to the condition that the student scores a minimum aggregate mark of 75% or equivalent grade for the Degree course or first three years of Integrated M.Sc. course.

Application form and other details are available in KSCSTE website

Application duly filled in along with the required enclosures and forwarded by the Head of Institution (where the candidate is undergoing the degree course) should be addressed to,

The Head
Women Scientist Division
Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom (P.O)
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004.
Last date of receipt of application: 30th September 2014.


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