KVPY Felloship 2020 – Apply for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship Awards. 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. KYPY Fellowships are National Fellowships for students interested in Research Careers. Selection is open to Indian nationals for study in India.
An ongoing National Program of Fellowships in Basic Sciences to attract exceptionally motivated students to pursue research career in Basic Sciences. Funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and implemented by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
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.
KVPY Aptitude Test 2020 – Details
|Name of the Fellowship Name||KVPY Fellowships 2020|
|Title||KVPY Fellowships 2020 notification|
|Subject||DST, GoI has released KVPY Fellowships Notification|
|Fellowship issuing Agency||Department of Science and Technology, GoI|
|Fellowship Level||National Level|
|Full-Form||Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship Awards|
|Name of the Department||Indian Institute of Science|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Applying Closing Date||05-10-2020|
|KVPY Aptitude Test 2021||31-01-2021|
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 Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, offers attractive fellowships (Rs.5,000/- Rs.7000/- p.m.) and contingency grants (equivalent to four months fellowship per annum) to students studying in 1st year program in basic science course such as B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. Selection to the program takes into account the academic excellence and skills to take up research career in Basic Sciences.
Eligibility for KVPY Fellowship
Eligibility for KVPY Fellowship Award 2020: 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.
Eligibility for KVPY Fellowship 2020 Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2020-21 and have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Board examination are eligible to appear for the aptitude Test.
The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an under graduate course in Basic Science (B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. ) in the academic year 2022-23 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in Science Subjects in the XII Standard /(+2) Board Examination. During the interim period of one year they will be invited for National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY.
Eligibility for KVPY Fellowship 2020 Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard / (+2) (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2020–21 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S.) for the session 2021–22 during the academic year having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination are eligible to appear for the aptitude test.
The Fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic Science (B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2021-22 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST & PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII standard/(+2) Board Examination.
Eligibility for KVPY Fellowship 2020 Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. during the academic year 2020–21 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST&PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects both in the XII Standard / (+2) Board Examination and 1st year of B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. are eligible to appear for the aptitude Test.
KVPY Fellowship Amount
|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|
KVPY Fellowship Exam 2020 Mode: A computer based online version of the aptitude Test will be conducted at the selected cities.
Mock Test of KVPY Aptitude Test: For the benefit of students, a Mock Test of KVPY aptitude Test for Online mode of examination is also available. For more details visit KVPY Website (http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in).
Selection Process for KVPY
Aptitude Test: 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.
Interview: 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.
Important Note: KVPY Fellowship 2020 Will Be Awarded Solely Based On Aptitude Test. No Interviews Will Be Conducted this year (2020).
Application Fee: For General category Rs. 1250/- (Rupees one thousand two hundred and fifty only) and Rs. 625/- (Rupees six hundred twenty five only) for Students belonging to SC/ST/Persons With Disabilities. Application fee once paid will not be refunded.
Necessary Documents: Please follow the instructions and submit all the documents online through the website.
- Caste certificate issued and duly signed by the competent authority (GOI) in the prescribed proforma in the case of students belonging to SC/ST.
- Medical certificate from the prescribed authority (GOI) in the case of physically and visually challenged students certifying the percentage of disability.
- Scanned photo & signature.
How To Apply
How to Apply for KVPY Fellowship: 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.
Applications are invited from Indian Nationals. However, as per the interim order (Final Order awaited) of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka OCI/PIO Students will be allowed to write the KVPY Aptitude Test 2020.
The KVPY fellowship is available to the students who have enrolled as a regular students of UG Program in Basic Science course in any College/Institution of a University recognized in India.
Students may apply Online at http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in clearly indicating the stream (i.e., SA/SX/SB).
KVPY Fellowship Admit Card 2020: Students who have applied online may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the second week of January 2021.
Important Dates for KVPY Aptitude Test 2020
|Start of online submission of|
|6th September 2020|
|Last date for closing of online|
|5th October 2020|
|KVPY Aptitude Test 2021||31st January 2021|
Exam Date: KVPY Aptitude Test 2021 will be held on 31st January 2021 at various centres across the country.
Note: KVPY reserves the right to postpone the aptitude test due to any reason, including the prevailing situation arising from the coronavirus pandemic.