Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) National Fellowship for Students Interested In Research Careers

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) National Fellowship for Students Interested In Research Careers

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) National Fellowship for students interested in Research Careers by Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Department of Science and Technology (DST) provides attractive fellowships and contingency grants for students studying in Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Selection to the programme takes into account academic excellence and demonstrated interest in Research. Selection is open to Indian nationals studying in India. Selection procedures are different for Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. All of them, however, include an interview for final selection.

Scholarship provider

Department of Science & Technology (DST) Government of India

Eligibility criteria

Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2019-20 and 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 immediately in the preceding academic year are eligible to appear for Aptitude test.

The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (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. During the interim period of one year they will be invited for the National  Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY.

Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2019–20 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. for the session 2020–21 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/ Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination during the academic year 2017-18 are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.

The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if  they join an undergraduate course in Basic science (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2020-21 after having secured a minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination during academic year 2019-20.

Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join an UG program (viz. B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2019-20 are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2019–20 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology)  in the XII Standard Board Examination  are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Benefits of scholarship/Award

BASIC SCIENCES Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
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

 

Application Procedure

Each stream has a different application form. Separate requisition must be made by the student who wish to apply for more than one stream. Applicants may apply either by hard copy or online.

  • Application forms may be downloaded from the KVPY Website or may be obtained from KVPY on request by remitting a processing fee of Rs. 200/- and Rs. 100/- for SC/ST, at any core banking branches of State Bank of India, to the credit of Administrative Executive, KVPY A/C No. 10270577392.
  • The pay–in-slip should be sent along with the request clearly indicating the stream (i.e. SA, SB, SB+2(SX), SP, EA, EB, MA etc). Pay-in-slip form is available at the Website.
  • SC/ST candidates should provide a copy of the caste certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed proforma.

Frequent Queries

What is the selection procedure?

Selection procedures are different for Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Aptitude Test is held for Stream SA/SB and SB +(SX). All of them however, include an interview for final selection. For more details, visit Website.

Contact details

The Convener

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore – 560012, Karnataka

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