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Organization : Directorate of Collegiate Education DCE, Government of Kerala
Scholarship Name : SMS State Merit Scholarship 2023-24
Applicable States/UTs : Kerala
Last Date of Scholarship : 15th February 2024
Apply Online here :
Website :

What is State Merit Scholarship?

State Merit Scholarship 2023 24 fresh applications are invited by Directorate of Collegiate Education,Government of Kerala. Applicant 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. Last Date of Scholarship is 15th February 2024.

Rate of State Merit Scholarship

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

Eligibility Conditions of State Merit Scholarship

** 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 incme based on merit, please see the notification.

Important Dates of State Merit Scholarship

Fresh :
Start Date: 02-02-2024
End Date: 15-02-2024

Objectives of DCE Scholarships Kerala

** The Government of Kerala has introduced various scholarships awarded to meritorious students of outstanding performance in the education sector as well as to the students of socially and economically backward categories.
** The Higher Education Department of Government of Kerala is entrusted with the responsibility of selection and disbursement of various scholarships to Higher Secondary, under Graduate and Post Graduate Streams.

** This project envisages the development and implementation of a web-enabled scholarship management system to facilitate the Directorate of Collegiate education for an efficient, foolproof system for the selection of the students and also do the disbursements.

** The System also facilitates the students, various educational institutions and the Scholarship Department to update and monitor the selection and disbursement process.

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FAQ on State Merit Scholarship

How can I apply online for Scholarship ?
In order to apply online Please visit the website through URL

What is the last date for submitting applications online?

Please see the notifications for corresponding scholarship. Also click on the scholarship, which gives the start and end date for online registration

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.

Which fields in the application form are mandatory?

Fields provided with red asterisk mark are mandatory fields

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.

What is Registration ID number

This will facilitate to authenticate your Identity and will help in avoiding duplication

Can I apply one or more scholarship

yes, you can apply one or more scholarship

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 .

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.

How to check the status of my application?

By logging-in with your registration Id ,date of birth and password you can check the status of your application anytime. In the home page, ‘Registered students list’ link also provides the status of your application.

What if I forget my Password
You can contact the institution, and request for resetting your password

How I can apply one or more scholarship?
Once you have registered online, you can login with registration ID and select scholarship details and apply for the required scholarship(s).

Can I take print-out of my application at any stage?

Yes. Do ‘Candidate Login’ and take print out using the link ‘View/ Print Application’

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