KVPY application date extended2020-10-03
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. Students who are in Class XI / XII / UG First Year in the academic session 2020-21 are eligible to apply.
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 who enroll in Basic Science courses, that are, B.Sc / B.S / B.Stat / B.Math / Int. M.Sc / M.S in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Environmental Science or Geophysics.
Application and exam dates
Opening of online application portal : 6 Sep 2020
Last date (EXTENDED) of submission of online application : 19 Oct 2020 (earlier, it was 5 Oct 2020)
Download Admit Card : Second week of Jan 2021
KVPY Aptitude Test : 31 Jan 2021
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.
b) Interview waived off : In 2020, no interview will be conducted. Selection will be based only on the Aptitude Test.
In previous years, based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students were interviewed which used to be the final stage of the selection procedure.
Exemption from IISER Aptitude Test for KVPY Scholars : 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 : Applications are invited from Indian Nationals. 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 2020