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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

scheme November 25, 2016 18 Views

The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a program started 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.

Objective

  • ┬áTo identify students with talent and aptitude for research.
  • ┬áHelp them realize their academic potential.
  • ┬áEncourage them to take up research careers in Science.

Eligibility

  • Stream SA:Students enrolled in XI Standard during the academic year 2016-17 and having secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Board.
  • Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard during the academic year 2016ΓÇô17 and 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 and a minimum of ┬á60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE in XII board.
  • Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic sciences during the academic year 2016ΓÇô17 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in XII Board. In the 1st year final examination they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

 Selection Procedure

  • Aptitude Test:┬áAfter scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for┬á aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country.
    Admit Card: Students  may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website.
  • Interview:┬áBased 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.

Benefits

        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
  • The student is eligible to receive the KVPY Fellowship up to pre-PhD level or 5 years whichever is earlier.
  • Summer program is an important part of the nurture program for the KVPY Fellows.
  • Each KVPY Fellow will be issued an Identity Card so as to have access to National Laboratories/ Universities who have agreed to extend special privileges like┬álibrary, laboratory facilities, etc. to KVPY Fellows on production of the ID card.

How to Apply

  • Application for KVPY-2016 must be done online only.
  • There are three steps to complete your application successfully;
  • Step┬á 1.┬á Registration.
  • Step 2. Filling personal and academic details, choosing test centre and uploading photo, signature and other certificates as applicable.
  • Step 3.┬á Payment of application fees.

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