KVPY

INTRODUCTION

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) , Government of India,to motivate students for  pursuing basic science courses . It was initiated in the year 1999 by DST. Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected students. In addition, summer programs for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

ELIGIBILITY

STREAM SA

  • Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc./M.S.)
  • Should have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in  MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination

STREAM SX

  • Students enrolled in XII Standard (Science subjects) and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc./M.S.)
  • Should have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

STREAM SB

  • Students enrolled in the 1st year of B. Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc./M.S.
  • Should have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.

BENEFITS

  • On the basis of performance in the examination and  interview  generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected students every year.
  • After Xth- Monthly Stipend of Rs.4000  +  Annual Contingency Grant of    Rs. 16000.
  • During 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S. /Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.- Monthly stipend of Rs.5000  +  Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 20,000.
  • During  M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.- Monthly stipend of Rs.7000  +  Annual Contingency Grant of Rs. 28,000.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Aptitude Test :  After scrutiny of applications forms, based on the performance in the Board Examination, all the eligible students will be called for a written aptitude test.
  • Interview : Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be invited for  an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure

EXAM  PATTERN

  • All the questions are MCQ type
  • Equal weightage given to Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics.

SYLLABUS

  • The written test aims to test the understanding and analytical ability of the student than his/her factual knowledge.
  • students are tested for the syllabus up to class XII ( Science and Mathematics)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Last date for receipt of the request for application form.
    1. By post : 26th August 2013
    2. In person at IISc : 29th August 2013
  • Last date for closing of Online application : 29th August 2013
  • Last date for receipt of the completed application (both Online/Hard Copy) : 02nd September 2013