What is Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)?

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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana – An opportunity for class XI students interested in pure science

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Programme to provide Mentorship and Scholarship support to pursue study in Basic Sciences. While KVPY program is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, it is administered and implemented by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore to attract exceptionally motivated students to study science and pursue careers in research.

The objectives of the program are to identify students with talent and aptitude for research, help them realize their potential in their studies, encourage them to take up research careers in science and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having aptitude for scientific research. Special groups / Committees are set up at IISc to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centres in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered.

Generous fellowships are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected KVPY Fellows. The KVPY Programme announces every year sometime in May/June to conduct its selection process which is carried out in two stages: i) Aptitude Test (in November or so) and ii) Personal Interview. Each year nearly 2000 students are selected in 3 streams and approximately 1000 students received KVPY Scholarship every year.

For more information, visit KVPY site

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