Kerala State Merit Scholarships are granted to students studying for the first year of the Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programmes in Government/Aided Arts and Science Colleges and University Departments in the state of Kerala.



Applicant should be a first year student of Under Graduate or Post Graduate course in Govt/ Aided colleges or University Departments in the state and should have scored more than 50% marks in the qualifying Examination. In the case of Post Graduate students, they should have scored at least 50% marks in Main and Subsidiary together.



Annual income of parents should not exceed Rs.1,00,000/-. However, the top 6 students of the Arts courses, top 6 of the Science courses and top 3 of the commerce courses based on merit, of the Post inter stage (BA/B.Sc/B.Com) and the top 1 student each of the three categories of the Post Graduate Courses based on merit will be awarded scholarship irrespective of the family income.



Scholarship amount will be credited to the Bank Account of the candidates selected. So Applicant should have a Bank Account in his/her name in any one of State Bank of India, State Bank of Travancore, South Indian Bank or Federal Bank.