KVPY History and Objective
The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a research program launched by the Department of Science and Technology in the year 1999 under the guidance of the Government of India. The objective of this scheme is to create eagerness and awareness among youth for research. Under this scheme, talented youth are invited to come into the research field by giving suitable fellowship. As we all know that the youth are the key to the success of a progressive country. The youth who have the unique ability to ask questions and find their answers is not untouched by anyone. That was the main objective of starting this program.
The Department of Science and Technology Government of India has the entire responsibility of running the KVPY program successfully. It has given IISc Bengaluru the full authority to run the KVPY program. A managing committee is also formed to takes complete care of the program that is going on well.
Fellowship and Contingency Grant
Talented students who qualify this scholarship exam are awarded a fellowship of ₹ 5000 per month right from the first year of their graduation and this fellowship is held for 3 years, along with an annual contingency grant of ₹ 20000 to the student. If the students continue their studies for their doctoral master’s degree after finishing their 3 years, their fellowship is increased from ₹ 5000 to ₹ 7000 per month and their annual contingency grant is also increased to ₹ 80000.
- Students in class 11th and studying in the Science stream.
- Students have completed the 10th standard.
- UR/OBC/EWS – a minimum of 80% marks and SC/ST/PWD – a minimum of 70% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science from any recognized school board of India.
- Students in class 12th and studying in the Science stream.
- Students are interested in joining the undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.).
- UR/OBC/EWS – a minimum of 80% marks and SC/ST/PWD – a minimum70% marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science. Physics/Chemistry/Biology subjects in the X Standard from any recognized school board.
- UR/OBC/EWS – a minimum of 60% marks and SC/ST/PWD – a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in Science subjects. Physics/Chemistry/Biology in the XII standard from any recognized school board.
- Students in the 1st year of the undergraduate program studying Basic Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology) leading to (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.).
- UR/OBC/EWS – a minimum of 60% marks and SC/ST/PWD – a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in Science subjects. Physics/Chemistry/Biology and Mathematics in the XII standard from any recognized school board.
- Students appearing the final examination of the first year of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S. they must have secured A minimum of 60% marks for UR/OBC/EWS and 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD in aggregate.
These criteria must be fulfilled before the fellowship is awarded.
The eligible candidates are invited to the written examination. This written aptitude test is conducted in English and Hindi. This test will be conducted nationally in various test centers. The entire detail of the examination like Aptitude test center, roll number, and eligible students is published on the official website of KVPY. This detail is available on the web portal during the second week of October.
Admit cards will be available to download in the 2nd week of October.
This is the final stage of the selection procedure of the key exam. All shortlisted candidates are invited to appear for the interview.
Click Here to visit the official KVPY web portal.