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Scholarships

1. Kerala State Higher Education Council Scholarship (HECS)

Eligibility: First year degree students of Science, Humanities, Social Science, Business Studies. Qualifying marks in previous examination: For SC/ST 45% in Science and 40% in other subjects. For others 50% in Science and 45% in other subjects. Scholarship Amount: For UG Rs. 12000 for first year ; Rs.18,000 for second year (1st Renewal); and Rs. 24,000 per year (2nd Renewal) for final year;   PostGraduation (for continuing education) – Rs. 40,000 for first year (3rd renewal) and Rs. 60,000 for second year (4th renewal).

Website: http://dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/hescholarship/he_ma/he_maindx.php

2. State Merit Scholarship (SMS)

Eligibility: applicant should have scored 50% or above in the qualifying exam and should be first year student of UG or PG. Annual income of the parents/guardian from all sources should not exceed Rs. 1lakh. Scholarship Amount: For UG Rs. 1250 per annum for 3 years. For PG Rs. 1500 per annum for 2 years. http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in

3. Merit Scholarship to the Children of School Teachers (MSCT)

Eligibility: Children of Primary and Secondary School Teachers only are eligible. Scholarship Amount: For UG and PG Rs. 50 per month for 3 years and 2 years respectively. Website: http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in

4. Hindi Scholarship (HS)

Eligibility: Hindi must be one of the subjects in the present studying course. Only I year students are eligible for applying the scholarship. Scholarship Amount: For UG Rs. 500 per month for 3 years;  For PG Rs. 1000 per month for 2 years.  http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in

5. Muslim Nadar Girls Scholarship (MNS)

Eligibility: Should be first year girl student of UG and should belong to Forward of BPL family and Backward Community. Annual income of the parent/guardian should not exceed Rs. 18,000 per annum. Scholarship Amount: For UG Rs. 125 per annum for 3 years http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in

6. Sanskrit Scholarship (SSE)

Eligibility: Sanskrit must be one of the subjects in the present studying course. Only Ist year students are eligible for applying the scholarship. Scholarship Amount: For UG and PG Rs. 200 per month for 3years and 2 years respectively. Website http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in

7. Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship (SJMS)

Eligibility: should be first year students of UG or PG. should belong to BPL family. Should have scored 50% or above in the qualifying examination. Scholarship Amount: For UG and PG Rs. 10000 per annum or 3 years and 2 years respectively. Website http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in

8. Blind/PH Scholarship (BPHFC)

Eligibility: Blind/PH/Deaf students studying in UG and PG. Financial support: Fee Charges for Blind students with family annual income below Rs. 2.5 lakhs. Hostel charges for all PH students who are hostellers and whose family annual income is below Rs. 4.50 lakhs. Boarding charges for all PH students who are day scholars and whose family annual income is below Rs. 4.50 lakhs. Can apply as fresh in all academic years. http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in

9. District Merit Scholarship (DMS) Renewal

Eligiblity: Continued from +2 level upto UG level. Should have scored A Plus in all subjects in the SSLC Examination March 2013, conducted by Board of Public Examinations, Kerala State. Scholarship amount : Rs. 1250 per annum for 3 years http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in

10. Kerala University Merit Scholarship

Eligibility:  Meritorius students of UG & PG, who scored not less than 60% marks in the qualifying examination. Students enjoying any other scholarship are not eligible.

Scholarship amount : for UG students Rs. 2500/- per annum for 3 years  & for P.G. students Rs. 3,000/- per annum for 2 years  http://www.keralauniversity.ac.in/

11. Student Aid Fund (SAF) Scholarships from Kerala University Union

Eligibility: Students of Degree & P.G. classes whose parents’ annual income does not exceed Rs. 10,0000 per annum.

Scholarship amount:  for UG Rs. 2000/- per annum  for 3 years & for P.G. students. Rs. 3,000/- per annum for 2 years https://www.keralauniversity.ac.in/dptStuService

12. SNEHAPOORVAM scholarship of Kerala Social Security Mission

Eligibility: Orphans (die either father or mother) who are living in the family, with their relatives, friends, or the support of the community.

Scholarship amount: for UG and PG students, Rs.10,000/- per annum for 3 years and 2years respectively http://socialsecuritymission.gov.in/index.php/snehapoorvam

13. ASPIRE scholarship for PG/M.Phil/Ph.D programmes

Eligibility: Meritorious students of the University Departments / Colleges under the University of Kerala for pursuing short term internships/projects in institutions other than their parent Colleges/University Departments.

Award: Rs.8000/- p.m, for internship/ project undertaken within the state and Rs.10,000/- for internship/ project undertaken outside the state. The Scholarship will be provided for minimum period of one month  for P.G. Course and a maximum period of 4 months for M.Phil and Ph.D courses (at a single stretch or in 2 phases) depending upon the proposal. Website: http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/

14. C.H. Muhammedkoya Scholarship (CHMS)

Eligibility: Should belong to Muslim, Latin, Converted Christian Community and should be a native of Kerala. Should be a girl student studying for the first year graduation or higher courses. Should have scored 50% or above in the qualifying examination. Annual income of the parent/guardian should not exceed Rs. 6 lakhs. Scholarship Amount: For UG:  Rs. 5000 per annum for 3 years For PG:  Rs. 6000 per annum for 2 years Website: http://dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/dmw/dmw_ma/dmw_ind.php#dialog

15. Prof. Joseph Mundassery Scholarsip (PJMS)

Eligibility: Meritorious students of Muslim, Cristain, Sikkh, Buddah, Parsis, Jains community who studying in BA/BSc/B.Com in Arts/science colleges

Award:  Rs. 15000/- each given to outgoing students, scores 80% in UG final year examination and 75% in PG final year examination

Website: http://dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/dmw/dmw_ma/dmw_ind.php

16. VIDYASAMUNNATHI Scholarship

The UG & PG students of economically backward forward communities will get educational scholarships and competitive assistance for their studies. Award: Scholarship will be given to Undergraduate (Rs. 5000/- per year & post graduate students (Rs. 6000/- per year) Can apply as fresh in all academic years. No renewals.  http://samunnathi.com/vidyasamunnathi

17. Kerala State Backward Classes Development Corporation (KSBCDC) Scholarship

 The economically backward OBC students will get educational scholarships and competitive assistance for their studies. Annual income of the parents/guardian from all sources should not exceed Rs. 1,20,000/-

Scholarship amount: Rs. 5000/- per year to Undergraduate & post graduate level for 3 years and 2years respectively Website: www.ksbcdc.com

18. PRATHIBHA Scholarship (KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala)

Eligiblity: The scholarship offered to meritorius BSc students of Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Zoology; should have qualified Higher Secondary Board Examination with minimum 90% marks or equivalent grade for all subjects put together and minimum 90% marks or equivalent grade for all Science subjects put together. (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.

The objective of the programme is to motivate bright students to Higher studies in Basic and Natural Sciences by awarding them Scholarships. Prathibha Scholars are also provided opportunities to attend Science orientation programmes in reputed research laboratories in the state so as to introduce themselves to cutting edge areas of research and interact with pioneers in Science.

The selected students are initially eligible for scholarship for 3-year U.G. programme. The scholarship could be continued for 2-year P.G. / 4 th & 5 th years of Integrated P.G./ 1 st and 2 nd years of Integrated Ph.D. subject to the guidelines of the scheme. http://ws.kscste.kerala.gov.in/prathibha

19. INSPIRE Scholarship (DST, Govt. of India)

The scholarship offered to pursue undergraduate (UG) studies and continued up to postgraduate (PG) studies, is based on Class 12th standard examination results (top 1%) of respective Boards or within eligible rank in chosen few competitive examinations such as JEE (main), JEE (advanced), NEET (AIPMT) and securing admission in science stream (in any of science course or its combination out of 18 identified subjects) at any recognized colleges or universities or academic institutions in the country.  Website: http://www.online-inspire.gov.in/

20. PG Merit Scholarship For University Rank Holders

Eligibility: The rank holders of each university at undergraduate level to pursue their Master’s Degree. All universities/degree awarding institutions would be required to issue rank certificates to the toppers of the university in B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com. Website: https://scholarships.gov.in/

21. PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

Eligibility: Any single girl child, being the only child of her parents, is eligible to apply for the PG scholarship scheme. The scheme is applicable to such a single girl child who has taken admission to the first year master’s degree programmes. The age of the girl student should not exceed 30 years at the time of admission. Scholarship Rates: Rs. 2,000/- per month for a period of two years only (10 months in the year) i.e. full duration of a PG course. Website: https://scholarships.gov.in/

22. Post Metric Scholarship (PMS)

Eligibility: Students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community (Muslims & Christians). 50% or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and the annual income of the parents/guardian from all sources should not exceed Rs. 2 lakhs. Scholarship Amount: Rs. 3000 per annum for UG and PG students and maintannce allowance of  Rs. 570/- per month for Hosteller & Rs. 300/- per month for Day Scholar. Website: https://scholarships.gov.in/

23. Central Sector Scholarship (CSS)

Eligibility: applicant should have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by CBSE and have secured the total aggregate marks (in first five subjects) equal or above the following minimum marks as per the stream opted by the applicant. Science: 418, Commerce: 396, Others: 332 (For all categories: SC/ST/OBC/UR). Annual income of the parents/guardian from all sources should not exceed Rs. 4.50 lakhs. Scholarship Amount: For UG 1000/- per month. For PG Rs. 2000 per month. Website: https://scholarships.gov.in/

24. Post Metric Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (PMSD)

Eligibility: The Scholarships are to provide financial assistance to the parents of students with disabilities for studying in post-matric level. The financial assistance includes scholarship, book grant, escort/reader allowance, etc. Selection of the beneficiaries under these two scholarship schemes is on the basis of merit. Website: https://scholarships.gov.in/

‘E-Grantz’ SCHOLARSHIPS

E-grantz is web based solutions for the timely disbursement of educational assistance to all eligible students of UG, PG and PhD level, which is independent to availing other eligible scholarships. Website: https://www.egrantz.kerala.gov.in/  

The different categories of educational grants/concessions under this scheme are given below:

25. Educational concession to the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Eligible Communities including Kudumbies and Converts

Award: For Degree students lump-sum grant Rs. 950. Stipend : Rs. 600/- per month for students who come from places beyond the distance of 8 km. and Rs.530 per month for students who live within 8 km. PG students – lump-sum grant Rs. 675, stipend as above. All students eligible for concession should apply in the prescribed forms with necessary documents within one month of their admission to the college.

26. Educational concession to Socially and Educationally Backward Communities under KPCR

Award : Full fee concession for Degree students. Full fee concession, lump-sum grant and stipend for P.G. Students.Income limit: Rs. 25,000/- per annum (Degree) Rs. 42,000/- per annum (P.G.) Applications are to be submitted within two months from the date of admission.

27. Educational Concession to the Forward Communities under KPCR

Award: Full fee concession for Degree and P.G. students.
Income limit: Rs. 25,000/- per annum (Degree). Rs. 42,000/- per annum (PG)

28. Grants for FISHERMAN’s Child (Fisherman Scholarship)

Award: Rs. 400- per annum – Subject to the date of enrollment.
Eligibility: Students of all classes belonging to fishermen community irrespective of income limit. The application forms are available at the office of the Regional Deputy Director of Fisheries, Kollam. Website:  http://www.egrantzfisheries.kerala.gov.in/

For updated guidelines and details of scholarships, visit https://scholarships.gov.in/

https://kerala.gov.in/scholarship

http://www.highereducation.kerala.gov.in/index.php/academic/scholarships