Note : This is for students who are in Class XI / XII /Undergrad 1st Year in the academic year 2017-18
KVPY "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" is an ongoing National Programme of Fellowships, funded by the Dept of Science of Technology, Govt of India and implemented by the India Institute of Science, Bengaluru. KVPY was started in 1999 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.
Courses eligible for grant of Fellowships : Under the KVPY programme, attractive fellowships are provided to students studying in Basic Sciences courses like BSC, BS, B.Stat, B.Math, Integrated MSc, Integrated MS.
Rs.5,000 per month + Annual Contingency Grant of Rs.20,000 during 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.
Rs.7,000 per month + Annual Contingency Grant of Rs.28,000 during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat
a) Aptitude Test : After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, the 5th November 2017.
b) 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.
IMP : Please note that KVPY is one the 3 channels for admission into the 7 prestigious Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati. For admission in IISERs, KVPY fellowship winners are exempt from appearing in IISER’s Aptitude Test (ofcourse a cutoff KVPY score is applicable).
Note for OCI / PIO candidates : The KVPY Fellowships are given to Indian Nationals to Study in India (Students intending to pursue/pursing under graduate program under Distance Education scheme/correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply). 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 2017.