Scholarship for Minorities in Kerala

Pre-matric scholarships of Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India, for financially backward minorities in Kerala. Download the application form and apply before august 11.

The scholarship will be awarded to the students from class 1 to class 10, who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination and annual income of their parents /guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1 lakh.

30% of scholarship are reserved for girl students. Scholarship will not be given to more than two students from a family.

Kerala, Scholarships for 29380 minority students (16600 Muslim students and 12780 Christian Students ) will be awarded in the year 2008-09.

For the details of Pre-matric scholarship
click here..
Download the application form here...
Read the Kerala Government
press release in malayalam.

Read instructions for the application for Post-matric scholarship on Kerala Government press release in malayalam.

You may also check the details of Post-matric scholarship and other schemes/programmes of Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India here...

Nehru Trophy Boat race

Punnamada Lake is getting ready to host the most popular and competetive Boat race of Kerala. Nehru Trophy Boat race held on the second saturday of August every year, is celebrated as a festival by the people of Alappuzha and the nearby places.

As a famous water sport event Nehru Trophy Boat race attracts thousands of indian and foreign visiters. Book your tickets early...

On the day of race the lake front will be transformed into a sea of spectators. The main attraction of the boat race is the competition of chundan vallams or snake boats.

Watch the video of Nehru Trophy Boat race 2007....

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Nearest tourist places to visit

Volvo Ocean Race at Kochi Port

Kochi port of Kerala is getting ready to host “The Volvo Ocean Race” 2008-09. This is the first time in 35 years of the race history that an Indian port associated with the event.

The race will start from Alicante in Spain and finishes at St. Petersburg in Russia.

See the race schedule below.




In-Port Race

04 Oct 2008


Leg 1 Start

11 Oct 2008

Cape Town

Leg 2 Start

15 Nov 2008

Kochi (India)

Leg 3 Start

13 Dec 2008


Leg 4 Start

18 Jan 2009


Leg 5 Start

14 Feb 2009

Rio De Janeiro

Leg 6 Start

11 Apr 2009


Leg 7 Start

16 May 2009


Leg 8 Start

6 Jun 2009


Leg 9 Start

14 Jun 2009


Leg 10 Start

25 Jun 2009

St. Petersburg

Race Finish

27 Jun 2009

The racing Yachts will arrive at Kochi port on December 3 and stay there for ten days. Cochin port trust and Kerala Tourism Department are hosting the events in Kochi.

The special arrangements for the race in BTP Jetty of Cochin Port and the Construction works of the race village near BTP Jetty are progressing fastly. It is expected that The Volovo Ocean Race event will attract tourists from India and abroad.

Visit the Volvo ocean race website or to know more..

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Allotment to Professional Degree courses 2008 - Submit your options

Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) to Kerala Engineering and Medical courses sheduled to begin on 05-07-2008. All eligible candidates can register their options through the website from 5th July 2008 10 am to 14th July 2008 10 am.

First Trial Allotment will be published on 10.07.2008 and second Trial Allotment will be published on 16.07.2008.

The first allotment to various courses will be published on 17.07.2008.

Candidates allotted to all courses will have to remit fee at selected branches of State Bank of Travancore (SBT) from 19.07.208 to 24.07.2008.

Students can register their options free of charge at the Information, Guidance and Option Facilitation Centres (IGOFC) and Institutions function as Help desks in all Districts of Kerala.

Information, Guidance and Option Facilitation Centers for registering options: click here...

List of Institutions to function as Help Desks only for registering options: click here...