The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an ongoing program started by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. It involves the selection of students from those studying in +1, +2, any U.G. Program in Science / Medicine and also Engineering students having aptitude for scientific research.The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for research.

EMPOWER EDUVENTURES provides young scientists with innovative projects and assists them to qualify the KVPY attitude test. This contact program strives to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is tapped for research and development in the country.

KVPY is:

Funded by In Association with Zonal Centers Administered by
Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India IIT-Bombay, Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR), New Delhi IIT-Bombay ICMR, New Delhi, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research – Kolkata, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Objectives of KVPY

  • To identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for research
  • The program strives to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is developed for research and growth in the country
  • Provides scholarship and contingency grant (up to the pre-Ph.D. level) to the selected students

Benefits of KVPY

  1. Monthly fellowship of Rs. 4000/- & annual contingency of Rs. 16000/-
  2. KVPY fellows get opportunity to spend some time in scientific institutions attending lectures by experts in different fields of science, engineering or medicine, experience a research environment with science in action, watch scientists at work, interact with scientists, visit nearby scientific research laboratories and institutions, and exchange views with other research students.
  3. An Identity Card is issued to each KVPY Fellow. 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.
  4. Direct Admission in various reputed colleges like, IISER, IISC etc.

Eligibility

Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2012-2013 and 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 Class XII (+2) of the academic year 2012 - 2013 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc/B.S./Int. M.Sc) for the session 2013 - 2014 provided they 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 1st year B.Sc. /B.S. /Int. M.Sc. during the academic year 2012-2013 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.

Selection Procedure

Stage1 - Aptitude Test: The written test (multiple choice) is normally conducted in the first week of November at different centers across the country .The venue details of the test are uploaded on the KVPY website in the month of October. The test is of maximum marks 100 with 80 to 90 questions with no negative marking and the weight age of the test is 50%.

Stage2 - Interview:
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.

Subjects Covered
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology

Fellowships

Basic Sciences Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
SA (After Class X) Rs. 4000/- Rs. 16000
SX/SB (Class XII & during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S. /Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. ) Rs. 5000/- Rs. 20000
SX /SB - during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S Rs. 7000/- Rs. 28000