Educational Schemes

Kerala government runs various educational schemes, programmes, and scholarships for promoting literacy and elementary as well as higher education in the state.


The project has been conceived jointly by the State government and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and will cover eligible students in classes I to VIII. 
Beneficiaries and Selection Process
  • Students in classes I to VIII of government and aided schools in the State
  • All girls and ST/SC students
  • Boys from Below Poverty Line families
  • Boys from Above Poverty Line families are exempted
An empowered committee has been constituted with the Director of Public Instruction, SSA State Project Director and textile experts for the implementation of the project.
The designs and colors for uniforms are scrutinized by the empowered committee to ensure quality. School management committees and Parent Teachers Associations are central to the implementation of the scheme. It is left to them to choose the design and color of their choice from the 10-12 designs that will be shortlisted.
The procurement of cloth and its stitching will also be the responsibility of school management committees or Parent Teachers Associations as funds for this will be handed over to them.
The Mid-Day Meal Scheme was first introduced in the state of Kerala in 1984, in the LP Schools functioning in 222 Villages, having Fishermen as the major inhabitants. During 1985 the scheme was extended to all LP schools (STD. I to IV). The scheme was extended to Upper Primary Schools (std. V to VII) during 87-88. The scheme was extended to STD VIII during 2007-08.
Key Objectives of MDM Scheme
  • Increasing school enrollment and attendance
  • Improved socialization among children
  • Addressing malnutrition
  • Social empowerment through provision of employment to women
Beneficiaries and Selection Process
  • students in classes I to VIII of government and aided schools in the State
  • students in approved pre-primary centers run in government and aided schools in the State
  • students of alternative schools or multi-grade learning centers functioning under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan
  • STD VIII from Technical High schools
  • mentally challenged students from special schools
  • STD VIII Students are offered the benefit on the opening day of the school year
  • The average Mid-Day Meal Scheme enrollment rate is as high as 85-95%. Government schools have a better rate
  • There is no inter community difference
Total Physical Fitness Programme is the Kerala State fitness test battery for Youth.  TPFP can be used by students to help them in planning personal fitness programme and also by teachers to the determine student needs and to help guide students in programme planning. It also can be used by parents to understand their child's needs and to help the child plan a programme of physical activity. Moreover it can be also used as a tool for talent identification.
The total physical fitness testing programme is being implemented through the three-tier system of local self government with help of education, health and sports departments. The programme aim to assess the health related physical fitness of 100% school going children which includes state schools, CBSE, ICSE, KV and Navodaya Vidyalayas.
Objectives of the Project
  • The proportion of children and adolescents between 9 to 17 years of age, who are regularly participating in appropriate physical activities, particularly cardio-respiratory fitness programmes, which can be carried into adulthood, should be greater than 90% (Currently less than 30%).
  • The proportion of children and adolescence of 9 to 17 years of age, participating in daily physical education programmes should be greater than 60%. (Currently less than 5%)
  • The methodology for scientifically and systematically assessing the health related physical fitness of children and adolescence should be established and 100% of children and adolescence between the age group of 9 to 17 years, participating in such testing programme for assessing health related physical fitness.
I. Kerala State Welfare Corporation for Forward Communities Limited
Vidya Samunnathi (Educational Schemes)
Under this scheme, economically backward students from forward communities will get educational scholarships and competitive assistance for their studies.
Started in the financial year 2013-14, under this scheme scholarships will be given to students studying from high school level to post graduation. Special scholarships will be given to students studying professional courses like CA/ICWA/CS and those studying in IIT, IIM, NIT and similar National Institutes.
How to apply?
  • Applicants should be from non-reservation forward community and a resident of Kerala.
  • Annual income of the family should be less than 2 lakhs based on all sources.
  • Only online applications are accepted. You may logon to for the same
  • Applicants must have a Bank account in any recognized bank.
II. Directorate of Backward Communities Development Department
  • OBC Pre-matric Scholarship
  • OBC Post-matric Scholarship
  • OEC Pre-matric Assistance
  • OEC Post-matric Assistance
  • Educational assistance under KPCR
  • Overseas Scholarship for OBCs
III. Directorate of Minority Welfare
Schemes Implemented by Directorate of Minority Welfare
  1. Coaching Center for Muslim Youth
  2. Multi Sector Development Program (MsDP)
  3. Madrasa Teachers Welfare Pension Scheme
  4. C.H. Mohammed Koya Scholarship
  5. Table & Chair for Minority Students
  6. Kerala State Minority Commission
  7. Kerala State Minority Finance Development Corporation
  8. Minority Certificate
  9. Self Employment Scheme for Minority Women
  10. Password
  11. Water  Supply Scheme for Minority concentrated areas
  12. Housing Scheme for Minority Divorced Ladies/Widows
  13. Fees Reimbursement for ITC Students
  14. CA/ICWA/CS Scholarship
  15. Career Guidance Program
  16. Short Term Research Fellowship
  17. Health Program for Coastal School Girls
  18. Pre-Recruitment Training
  19. Minority Promoters
  20. National Minority Day
Other Schemes
  1. Civil Service Fee Reimbursement Scheme
  2. ITC Fee Reimbursement Scheme
  3. CA / ICWA / CS Scholarship
  4. Prof. Joseph Mundasseri Scholarship