KVPY - Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2013 - Apply Now


About KVPY
The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowships in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally and highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and career in research.
The objectives of the program are to identify the 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.
The advertisement for the KVPY Fellowship appears in all the national dailies normally on Technology Day the May 11 and Second Sunday of July every year.
The selection of students is from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Natural and Basic Sciences having aptitude for scientific research. There are special groups or committees set up at IISc, which screen the applications, conduct aptitude test at various centres. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are invited for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview are required.
Generous scholarships are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected students.
Fellowships

BASIC SCIENCES

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency Grant







SA/SX /SB  - during 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S. /Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.Rs. 5000Rs. 20000



SA/SX /SB  - during  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.Rs. 7000Rs. 28000



Eligibility

The KVPY Fellowships are given only to Indian Nationals to Study in India(OCI and PIO’s are not eligible).
Students enrolled in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that is, 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 or Geophysics.
Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2013-14 and having secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination. The students under this stream will be mentored for one year. Their fellowship will be activated when they enrol in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after XII Standard(+2) securing a minimum of 60% (50%for SC/ST/PWD) mark or equivalent grade.  During the mentoring period of one year, they will be invited for Regional Science Camp/National Science Camp and expenses for attending those camps will be met by KVPY.
Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2013–14 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. for the session 2014–15 provided they have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join an UG program (viz. B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.)in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2014-2015 are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to   B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. during the academic year 2013–14 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics)  in the XII Standard Board Examination. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S. they must secure 60%(50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded. Empowerment initiative in the KVPY Fellowship Program:
  1. A certain number of additional fellowships exclusively for the students belonging to SC/ST community under the various streams as stated above will be operated.  A special orientation program for the selected SC/ST students will be organized.
  2. A certain number of fellowships under various streams as stated above will be operated exclusively for students under the category of Persons With Disability (Physically and Visually Challenged).
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SELECTION PROCEDURE
  1. Aptitude Test: After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for a written aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, the 27th October 2013. The details of the venue of the aptitude test for the eligible students and their seat number will be published in the KVPY website during the first week of October 2013.
    Admit Card
    • Students who have applied online may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the second week of October 2013.
    • For students who have applied with a hard copy, admit card will be sent by speed post.
  2. 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Request for Application Form
  • Each Stream has its own application form.
  • Students may apply either by hard copy or Online (http://www.kvpy.org.in/).
  • For Online application forms, click here. Those who are unable to apply online may request for a hard Copy.
  • A hard copy of the application form can be obtained from KVPY on request on a plain paper enclosing the paid “Bank Challan/ Pay-in-slip” (available at: http://www.kvpy.org.in/), clearly indicating the stream SA/SX/SB on the envelope.
  • APPLICATION FEE:  An application fee of Rs. 500/- may be remitted at any core banking branch of the STATE BANK OF INDIA to the credit of “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) A/c. No. 10270577392”
  • The Processing fee is  exempted for the following category of students:
    1. Students belonging to SC/ST community
    2. Students With Disability (Physically and Visually Challenged Students)
  • The completed application form along with the following documents, superscribing on the envelope the stream applied for, should reach the KVPYoffice on or before 02/09/2013.
    1. Caste certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed proforma in the case of SC/ST students.
    2. Medical certificate from the prescribed authority in case of Persons With Disability (physically and visually challenged students) certifying the percentage of disability.
    3. Copy of the marks/grade statement of the previous qualifying examination(s).
    4. The original Pay-in-slip of Rs. 500/- if applicable.
  • KVPY will not be responsible for postal delays in receiving completed application.
IMPORTANT DATES

Last date for receipt of the request for application form.

1.By post:26 August 2013

2.In person at IISc:29 August 2013
Last date for closing of Online application:29 August 2013
Last date for receipt of the completed application:
(both Online/Hard Copy along with cast certificate, project report and processing fee)
:02nd September 2013

ADDRESS
The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik  Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012.


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