The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2016 : The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. The aim of the program is to offer scholarship to talented and motivated students for pursuing a research career in Science.
Latest – Result of KVPY 2016 Aptitude test has been announced & Call letter for interview is also available for download. Check the “Result” link below.
This program strives to assist the students to realize their potential and ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. 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.
KVPY Scholarship Exam 2016 schedule is given below.
|Opening of online application portal||18 Jul 2016|
|Last date for closing of online application||30 Aug 2016|
|Last date for closing of online application||30 Aug 2016|
|Download Admit Card||17 Oct 2016|
|Exam Date||06 Nov 2016|
Aptitude Test: After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students are called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, the 06 November 2016. 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 second week of October 2016.
KVPY Online aptitude test 2016 will be held in the following 54 cities: Agarthala, Agra, Ahamedabad, Allahabad, Ambala, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mohali, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Siliguri, Thrichur, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.
Admit Card: Students may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website as per the schedule given above.
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.
|Basic Sciences||Monthly Fellowship||Annual Contingency Grant|
|SA/SX/SB – during 1st to 3rd years of – B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.||Rs. 5000||Rs. 20000|
|SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.||Rs. 7000||Rs. 28000|
Renewal/Continuation of fellowship
Annual renewal of fellowships will depend on the KVPY Fellows maintaining a good academic performance of first class (60% marks) or equivalent grade point average (50% or equivalent grade point average for SC/ST/PWD) in science subjects in aggregate in each academic year in the first attempt. Students who failed to secure 60% marks or equivalent grade in a year (50% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/PWD) will forfeit the fellowship. However, in the subsequent year if they get 60% marks or equivalent CGPA (50% or equivalent CGPA for SC/ST/PWD) on aggregate over all the previous years, the fellowship will be renewed from that year. This is effective from 2012 awardees onward. The student is eligible to receive the KVPY Fellowship up to pre-PhD level or 5 years whichever is earlier.
In addition to the above, participation and satisfactory performance in the Summer Camp in the first year and Summer project every year thereafter is required for renewal of the fellowship.
KVPY Fellows who opt out of the basic science (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) stream at any stage will forfeit the Fellowship and Contingency Grant forthwith.
The fellowship for the students selected under the stream SA/SX/SB will be started after the XII Standard/ (+2) / I year UG, only if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that are, 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, Materials Science, Environmental Science or Geophysics.
Summer program is an important part of the nurture program for the KVPY Fellows. These are meant to expose the Fellows to methods of scientific search and inculcate in them an abiding interest in doing scientific research. These are normally organized during the summer vacation, when KVPY Fellows spend one or two weeks in scientific institutions listening to lectures by experts in different fields of Basic Sciences and other related subjects, observe things in a research environment, science in action, watch scientists at work, interact with scientists, visit nearby scientific research laboratories and institutions, exchange views and interact with other research students. Sometimes Fellows with specific interest are associated with individual scientists who talk to them about their interest, help them clear their doubts, give them problem to work on, let them do experiments, and tell them about the future scope in the area of their interest.
Summer Program for the KVPY Fellows is arranged at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) – Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal, and Trivandrum for a week.
Other Privileges: Each KVPY Fellow will be issued an Identity Card so as to have access to National Laboratories/ Universities who have agreed to extend special privileges like library, laboratory facilities, etc. to KVPY Fellows on production of the ID card.
Our Goal: We hope that the award of the Fellowship to a student acts as an encouragement and motivation to take up research in a subject in B.S. (Basic Sciences) of their liking that induces the student to choose a research career.