Engineering & Technology Programme (ETP)

Engineering and Technology Programme (ETP) is a Research Support Programme of KSCSTE to encourage and promote high quality research in the emerging areas of Engineering and Technology by providing research grant for the implementation of such research projects. Faculties of Engineering Colleges and Scientists from Research Institutions/Research Laboratories can apply under the scheme. The scheme supports research projects in any of the identified domain themes/sub themes which will be notified from time to time. Based on the recommendations of the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC-ETP), maximum research grant of Rs.30 lakh will be provided to the selected projects for a maximum duration of 3 years.

List of Proposals Shortlisted for Presentation before the PAC 

List of Selected Proposals for Funding in 2022-23 under Engineering & Technology Programme (ETP) 

Details of Payment Effected in the Year 2021 
March 2021
Details of Payment Effected in the Year 2020
August 2020
May 2020

Project Proposals will be invited through notification in the website of KSCSTE, once in a year. The Proposals can be submitted through online only on notification and during the active time. Proposals submitted in any other mode will not be considered and summarily rejected.

The Research proposals are to be submitted in two stages. In the first stage, only pre-proposals will be invited. The detailed proposals need to be submitted on intimation after the review and evaluation of the pre-proposals. The proposal should fit in to any of the following domain themes/sub themes, which will be notified from time to time.

Sl No Domain Themes Sub Themes


Natural Hazards: Mitigation & Management


Drought, Floods, Landslides, Earthquake, Cyclone, Sea Erosion, Lightning, Spatial temporal dynamics of climatic parameters, Carbon Sequestration, Mitigation of climate changes
ii Water Resources Conservation and Management Water Quality, Wetlands, Studies on water relations to forests
iii. Advanced Methods of Waste Management Solids & Liquids Waste Treatment and Disposal

E-mobility and High-Speed Transportation Systems

Biofuel, Fuel cell, Solar energy, Energy Storage

Health Sector & Biotechnological Developments


Epidemiological Studies, Development of Medical devices, Standardisation of Ayurvedic Medicines and Traditional Knowledge, Vaccine & Drug Development, Viral Studies, Nutraceuticals, Disease Diagnostic kit Development, Vector borne diseases, Translational research, Medical Biotechnology

Resource Mapping & Management

Biodiversity Conservation, Value Addition of Heavy Minerals, Wood Technology



Development of Improved & High Yield Varieties, New IOT based irrigation Technologies, Integrated Pest Management, Precision Agriculture, Micronutrient Development, Modern Harvesting Technologies, Post Harvest Technologies, Land use land cover dynamics, Climate change resilient crops

Data Science

Spatial decision support systems, MIS, Expert systems, Geo-informatics, Bigdata with AI, Machine Learning
ix. Solution Oriented Research for Location Specific Problems of Kerala State. River bank stabilization, Salinity ingression, radiation issues, implication of large scale sand mining, groundwater status

Other relevant Themes


Biological invasions,  Natural capital accounting, Devices based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems and Nano Technologies, Higher Research in Mathematical Sciences, Veterinary science and fisheries
  • Maximum research grant of Rs.30 lakh is provided for carrying out the research for a maximum duration of 3 years.
  • Selection of projects for research grant is made in two stages

          Stage 1: Review and evaluation of pre-proposals by subject experts
          Stage 2: Review of detailed proposals by Reviewers followed by Evaluation by Programme Advisory
Committee (PAC- ETP)

  • The research grant for the implementation of the project is released through the Implementing Institution.
  • Implementing Institution is eligible for an overhead @ 10% of total expenditure subject to a ceiling of Rs.1 lakh, on successful completion of the project and after settlement of the SE & UC.
  • Principal Investigator (PI) shall be a regular Faculty of Research Centres/Scientists in R&D Institutions, Engineering Departments of Universities, Government/ Aided/ Govt. supported (cost sharing) Engineering Colleges in the Kerala State.
  • The PI shall have more than five years of service period left for superannuation at the time of submission of project proposal.
  • Ph.D. in Engineering is essential for the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • There shall be a Co-I from the same Institution of PI.
  • Co-Investigator (Co-I), shall be at least a Master’s Degree holder in the relevant research field.
  • There can be more than one Co-I for Inter-disciplinary research projects.
  • Only regular faculty can apply under the scheme as PI / Co-I.
  • Research Scholars/students cannot apply and cannot be included under the scheme.
  • In the case of research proposals from Centrally funded Institutions, it is desirable that there may be a State Institution as collaborator.
  • For interdisciplinary subjects, at least one of the Co-Investigators should be an Expert with commendable experience in the specialized filed of Engineering.
The Director, KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram Tel : 0471 2548200 –209  Email:
Scientist – in – Charge Dr. Ajit Prabhu V. Chief Scientist (Scientist G), KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram Tel: 0471–2548252, 2548315 E-mail: