KVPY Fellowship | Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowship

SELECTION PROCEDURE


Basic Sciences (SA and SB)

After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the Board Examination, all the eligible candidates from Streams SA and SB will be called for a written aptitude test (multiple choice). The test will be conducted at different centers across the country on 1st November 2009 (First Sunday). The details of the venue of the aptitude tests will be put on to the KVPY website in October 2009. Based on the performance in the aptitude test candidates will be called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

SP (Basic Sciences); SP (Engineering) and SP (Medicine)

KVPY applicant is required to submit the project report, chosen and executed by the candidate exclusively for this application. The projects done jointly with other candidates are not considered for KVPY Fellowship award. Applicant’s creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. This project has to be supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of application forms, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted either at IISc, Bangalore or IIT-Bombay, Mumbai or ICMR, New Delhi during the month of December 2009 or January 2010.

Please Note that applications without the project report will not be considered. The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring well known property of materials etc.) The supervising teacher / professional is required to provide a recommendation letter certifying the extent of the applicant’s original contribution to the project.

FELLOWSHIP

BASIC SCIENCES

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency
SA and SP
(After Xth Class)

Rs. 4000

Rs. 16000
SB and SP
During B.Sc. and 1st to 3rd years of Integrated M.Sc.

Rs. 5000

Rs. 20000
SB and SP
During M.Sc. and 4th and 5th years of Integrated M.Sc.

Rs. 7000

Rs. 28000

SP (ENGINEERING)

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency
2nd and 3rd year
During Subsequent Years

Rs. 5000
Rs. 7000

Rs. 20000
Rs. 28000
SP (MEDICINE)

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency
2nd and 3rd year
During Subsequent Years

Rs. 5000
Rs. 7000

Rs. 20000
Rs. 28000

Continuation of fellowship
Annual renewal of fellowships will depend on maintaining good academic performance first class/60% in aggregate marks in the chosen stream and satisfactory performance in summer programs. Note that KVPY Fellows in the Basic Sciences selected in XI Std (Stream SA) who opt out of the science stream at the end of XII Standard will forego the Fellowship and Contingency support.

Privileges
Summer program is an important part of the nurture program for KVPY Fellow. These are meant to expose the Fellows to methods of scientific research and inculcate in them an abiding interest in doing scientific research. These are normally organised during the summer vacation, when KVPY Fellows spend one or two weeks in scientific institutions listening to lectures by experts in different fields of science, engineering or medicine, seems things in a research environment, watching scientists at work/science in action, interacting with scientists, visiting nearby scientific research laboratories and institutions, and exchanging views with other research students. Sometimes Fellows with specific interest are associated with individual scientists who talk to them about their interest, help them to clear their doubts, give them problem, to work out let them to do experiments, and tell them about the future scope in the area of their interest.

The Summer Program for KVPY Fellows in the Basic Science Stream is arranged either at Bangalore or Kolkata or Allahabad or Mumbai for One / Two weeks.

The Summer Program for KVPY Fellows in the Engineering Stream is organised by IIT-Bombay. The Fellows get an opportunity to work on innovative projects under the guidance of distinguished engineering faculty.

KVPY Fellows in the Medicine Stream are required to attend a summer program for two weeks or more on a mutually convenient time of the fellow and the mentor may be identified by the fellow in consultation with ICMR, New Delhi.

Other Privileges
An Identity Card is issued to each KVPY Fellows. Several national laboratories, universities and other institutions have agreed to extend special privileges like library, laboratory facilities to KVPY Fellows on production of the ID card.

Our Hope
KVPY hopes that the award of this Fellowship to student is an encouragement and opportunities that they derive from it will expose them to research in the subject of their liking and induce them to choose a research career in science. This would really be a fulfillment of the main objective of the KVPY program.

ELIGIBILITY

These 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 Basic Sciences, SP (Engineering) and SP (Medicine) and SP(Basic Sciences). All of them, however, include an interview for final selection.

Click here for eligibility details for each stream:

* Basic Sciences
* SP (Engineering)
* SP (Medicine)

Basic Sciences

Stream SA: Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2009-2010 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 2009 – 2010 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc / Int. M.Sc) for the session 2010 – 2011 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 / Int. M.Sc. during the academic year 2009 – 2010 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./Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. A hard copy of an original and creative science based research project is required along with the application.

Note for Students applying for Science Stream SP (Basic Sciences)

This has been started in order to program to recognize and encourage creative and innovative talent of youngsters pursuing Science. The project carried out as part of this application should be based on novel and innovative ideas. The project can be experimental or theoretical in nature. However, the project must show that the applicant is creative and adventurous, and ready to explore. The project should not merely reflect use of certain techniques or reporting of routine experimentation improvement of an existing product or a technique may be accepted provided such improvement involves original ideas and creativity. One may try to incorporate some addition to the design or practical implementation that improves an existing technique. The main criteria that would be followed for selection for the interview would be originality and innovation. Only after these criteria are met, the level of sophistication and the nature of the project would be taken into consideration.

SP(Engineering)

Stream SP (Engineering): Students joining First / Second year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks aggregate in X and XII Standard Board Examinations. Students joining Second year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch must have passed with a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) in the First year exam of B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. A hard copy of the Science/Engineering based research project is required along with the application.

Note for Students applying for SP Engineering Stream

KVPY application requires the report of a project, chosen and executed by the applicant and supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field, to be submitted along with the application. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of application forms, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted at IIT, Bombay during the month of December 2009 or January 2010. Application without the project report will not be considered.

The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring well known property of materials etc.). Applicant’s creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. The supervising teacher/professional is required to provide a recommendation letter on the form (supplied along with the application form) certifying the extent of the applicant’s original contribution to the project.

Medicine

Stream SP (Medicine): Students joining First / Second Professional year of M.B.B.S. program during the academic year 2009 – 2010. 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.

Note for Students applying for Medicine Stream SP (Medicine)

KVPY application requires the report of a project, chosen and executed by the applicant and supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field, to be submitted along with the application. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of application forms, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted at ICMR, New Delhi. Application without the Bio-Medical project report will not be considered.

The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring well known property of materials etc.). Applicant’s creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. The supervising teacher/professional is required to provide two recommendation letters on the form (supplied along with the application form) certifying the extent of the applicant’s original contribution to the project.

If you have questions, please ask below

10 Comments

  1. kamal says:

    which type of project will be accepted?/

    means that should be related to………????
    reply for same on my account

  2. ambreen baig says:

    i am in M.Sc final year(chemistry) and i want to do summer training or any project in your institute.please tell me about procedure

  3. i m bhupendra says:

    sir im B.Sc.(biotech)-2year students please tell me when kvpy application form will come n. from where syllabus i will get

  4. anushpra says:

    sir im B.Arch-1st yr(2009-2010) student….plz tel me about the syllabus for sp(engineering)…..
    i also want to knw about the project report.!!
    we had our year’s final project related to our MEASURED DRAWING thing…..will that be considered???? plz tell me all the details……..

  5. Raviraj Rajendra Duraphe says:

    I am interested in this KVPY Scholarship. But I am Graduate. I am eligible for this? Please send me e-mail informing the same.

  6. somebody says:

    what is the syallabus for bsc(1st year) level students…….

  7. somebody says says:

    dear sir
    will u kindly let me know the syllabus for bsc(1st year) students……

  8. anu vikram says:

    sir,
    now i am in class12 and i m planned to go in engineering college . can i give the exam of kvpy? what is the syllabus for me?

  9. vivek tripathi says:

    sir i m vivek, and i m waiting for longer time ,plz help me…when will the result of sp engineering will be declared,…and goin to be published???

  10. vineet says:

    are there any forums where we can connect and discuss with students aspiring for KVPY and those who have already qualified ?

    as such there are no specific forums only one was there – kvpyhelpline, it was quite useful but relatively new !!

    any other suggestions

    vineet

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