Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will present the Pratibha scholarships to 100 select students at a function at Kanakakunnu Palace here at 2 pm on Wednesday. Muraleedharan MLA will preside over the function.
Merin Jose, a student of Christ College, Irinjalakuda, and Aparna S, who is studying at Union Christian College, Aluva, topped the list of 100 students selected for the Pratibha scholarships for the academic year 2013-14.
The Pratibha scholarship scheme, instituted by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) to encourage students to take up studies in basic/ natural sciences, identifies and nurtures students from the state who have scored meritorious marks in higher secondary board examinations.
Students can avail of the scholarship for pursuing BSc/ Integrated MSc degree courses in basic and natural sciences anywhere in the country.
KSCSTE executive vice-president V N Rajasekharan Pillai will welcome the gathering. Technical Education director J Letha, NATPAC (National Transportation Planning and Research Centre) director B G Sreedevi and KSCSTE Women Scientists Division head K R Lekha will address the participants.
In the technical session following the inaugural meeting, KSCSTE scientific officer C Anil Kumar will deliver a lecture on the schemes and programmes of the Council for promoting students in science.
A documentary film ‘Women in Science’ will also be screened.