The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.
This program aims to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.
The Department of Science and Technology, the nodal agency of the Government has entrusted the overall responsibility for organizing and running the KVPY Program to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and set up a Management Committee and a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation. A core committee looks after both the day-to-day and academic aspects of the KVPY Program.
The KVPY Fellowships are given to Indian Nationals only to Study in India (Students holding PIO, OCI Card and students intending to pursue/pursing under graduate program under Distance Education scheme /correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply). Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science.
Stream SA: Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science subjects) during the academic year and have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/ & PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard (+2) [Science subjects] during the academic year 2014-15 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./ B.M ath/I nt. M.Sc./M.S.) for the session 2015-16 provided they have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/ & PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math/Int. M.Sc./M.S. during the academic year 2014-15 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/ & PWD) marks in aggregate
SA/SX/SB – during 1st to 3rd years|
of – B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.
|Rs. 5000||Rs. 20000|
SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th |
years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.
|Rs. 7000||Rs. 28000|
After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for a written aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, the 3rd November. The details of the venue of the aptitude test for the eligible students and their seat number will be published in the KVPY website during the second week of October.
Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.
How to Apply:
The candidates should ensure they fulfill the prescribed eligibility norms of KVPY before applying. Their admission to the Aptitude Test will be purely provisional subject to satisfying of the eligibility conditions. Candidates can apply through online mode only.
Students who have applied online may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the second week of October 2014. For students who have applied with a hard copy, admit card will be sent by speed post. Important Dates Last date for closing of Online
Application: 20-08-2019 Exam Date: 03-11-2019 Apply Online: KVPY Website