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Organisation : Kerala Directorate of Collegiate Education (DCE Scholarship)
Scholarship Name : State Merit Scholarship 2020-21
Applicable For : UG/PG First Year Students
Applicable State : Kerala
Last Date : 21-01-2021 (Date is Extended)
Website :

DCE State Merit Scholarship

Kerala Directorate of Collegiate Education invites online application for State Merit Scholarship Fresh & Renewal for the year 2020-21.

Related / Similar Scholarship : DCE SMS Scholarship Renewal 2021-22

Who Can Apply?

** Students must be a citizen of India and domicile of Kerala
** Should be a first year student of Under Graduate or Post Graduate course in Govt/ Aided colleges or University Departments.

** Should have scored 50% or above in the qualifying Examination.
** Family annual income should not exceed 1 Lakh. For Exemption of annual income based on merit, please see the notification.

Important Dates

Fresh :
** Starting Date for Fresh Applications is 20-10-2020
** Ending Date for Fresh Applications is 31-12-2020

Renewal :
** Starting Date for Renewal Applications is 20-10-2020
** Ending Date for Renewal Applications is 31-12-2020

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the State Merit Scholarship Fresh & Renewal 2020-21.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of Kerala Directorate of Collegiate Education through the URL provided above

Step 2 : Then Click on the State Merit Scholarship under Types of Scholarship.
Step 3 : Next read the instructions carefully and click on the Apply Online link.


Step 4 : If you have not registered, Please signup for new registration. click on the New Registration link in the Login page

Step 5 : Fill the form with the following details and Finally click on Submit button
1. Registration Details of Matriculation or Equivalent Examination
2. Personal Details
3. Permanent Address
4. Communication Address

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5. Details of Present Institution and Course
6. Details of course based on which scholarship is being sought
7. Bank Details
8. Password Settings

Step 6 : Accept the declarations, type the captcha image and finally click on the Submit button

Step 7 : After complete your registration you can Login with your Registration Id, Date of Birth and Password to complete the fresh scholarship application.


Step 8 : For Renewal cases, Click on the Renewal link in the home page and enter the following details to complete your renewal process.

** Select Your Scholarship Type
** Select Your State
** Select Your District
** Select Your Institution Type
** Select Your Scholarship awarded institution name
** Select Your Scholarship awarded year
** Select the Name of the student
** Enter Your Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
** Enter Your Registration ID

Rate & Number of Scholarships

** Graduation Rs. 1250/- per annum (300 Nos)
** Post Graduation Rs. 1,500/- per annum (150 Nos.)

Notification :


1. Can I edit the information already saved and up to what time?
Allows the candidate to edit his/ her personal details related to Online Registration. This feature has restrictions if the application is verified by the Institution.

2. What happens, if I detect mistakes after forwarding the applications to the institutes?
You should intimate the institution regarding the mistakes. The institution can revert the verification status, which allows you to edit the details. Correct the details, take the print out and resubmit the print out to the institution for online verification.

3. What should I do, if I do not find my institute name in the drop- down menu?
You should immediately approach the institute to contact Scholarship Office .

4. What is to be done after submitting the online application ?
After submitting the application online, you should take a print out of the application, sign and submit it with requisite/supporting documents to your institution.


For any queries please send mail to dcescholarship [AT] or contact the Help Desk Numbers 9446096580; 0471-2306580; 9446780308

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