Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowships are only for Indian Nationals studying in India.
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, offers attractive fellowships (Rs. 4000/- to Rs. 7000/- p.m) and contingency grants (Four months fellowship p.a) for students studying in Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Selection to the program takes into account academic excellence and demonstrated interest in pursuing research career.
Selection procedures are different for SP (Basic Sciences) and SP (Medicine). All of them, however, include an interview for final selection.
Eligibility for SP (Basic Sciences) :
Stream SA : Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2010 – 2011 and have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
Stream SB+2 : Students enrolled in Class 12 (+2) of the academic year 2010 – 2011 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc/B.S./Intd. M.Sc) for the session 2011 – 2012 provided they secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.
Stream SB: Students enrolled in 1st year B. Sc./B.S./Intd. M.Sc. during the academic year 2010 – 2011 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.
Stream SP (Basic Sciences) : Students enrolled in XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc../B.S./Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences and I/II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. during the academic year 2010 – 2011 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. Students enrolled in the II year B.Sc./B.S./Intd. M.Sc/B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. program must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination. A hard copy of an original and creative Science based research project is required to be submitted along with the application.
Eligibility for SP (Medicine) :
Stream SP (Medicine) : Students joining First / Second Professional year of MBBS program during the academic year 2010-2011. Students must have passed XII Standard Board Examination with 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks aggregate in Science subjects or passed First Professional MBBS exam with not less than 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks. A Copy of the Bio – Medical research project is required along with the application.
Selection Procedure for KVPY Fellowship 2010 :
Basic Sciences (SA, SB+2(SX) and SB) After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the Board Examination, all the eligible candidates from Streams SA, SB+2(SX) and SB will be called for a written aptitude test (conducted both in Hindi and English). The test will be conducted at different centers across the country on 31st October 2010. The details of the venue of the aptitude tests will be put on to the KVPY website in October 2010. Based on the performance in the aptitude test candidates will be called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.
The interview will be conducted at IISc, Bangalore during the month of December 2010 or January 2011.
How to apply:
a.Online application forms may be submitted at http://www.kvpy.org.in/. Those who are unable to do so, may request for a Hard Copy.
Last Date: By Post : 01 September 2010
In person at IISc : 09 September 2010