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The KVPY or the “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” scholarship is one of the most prestigious under graduate level scholarship programmes out there. This is an ongoing scholarship programme that was started by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, with the mission to tap the best young scientific minds of the country and give them proper amount of exposure in basic science subjects so that they become research-ready.

The KVPY scholarships are fully funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the exams are conducted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Students pursuing science in post matriculation level, undergrad courses in basic sciences, and engineering/medical courses are eligible to apply for this renowned fellowship.

KVPY SP (Medicine) for MBBS

To avail a KVPY scholarship during the MBBS degree, the students have to appear in the KVPY SP (Medicine) examination. To be eligible for KVPY SP Medicine, the students must be in their first or second year of their MBBS PROGRAMME. It is compulsory to have a minimum of 75 % marks in the Science subjects in the class 12 examination (65% for SC/ST) or a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST) in the first professional examination of the MBBS program.

The students must submit a biomedical project report along with the application that has been supervised by a certified professional in the respective field. The supervisor must provide two recommendations acknowledging the degree of contribution of the candidate in the project. Based on the performance in the KVPY SP examination and the attached project report, the candidates will be called for an interview in IISC Bangalore.

Fellowships

The Department of Science and Technology, the nodal Government agency, has given the overall responsibility for conducting the scheme to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and set up a National Advisory Committee (NAC) so as to overlook to its proper implementation. A Basic Committee and a National Scientific Committee look after both the administrative and academic aspects of the KVPY Program. The fellowships provided by the KVPY scholarship scheme are as follows:-

Basic Sciences
Type Amount per Month Yearly Contingency
SA and SP
(After Class X)
4000 16000
SB and SP
(During B.Sc./B.S. and
1st to 3rd years of
Integrated M.Sc.)
5000 20000
SB and SP
(During M.Sc./M.S and
4th and 5th years of
Integrated M.Sc.)
7000 28000
Basic Science/Engineering
SP

(1st, 2nd and 3rd year)

5000 20000
SP

(During subsequent Years)

7000 28000
Medicine
SP

(1st, 2nd and 3rd year)

5000 20000
SP

(During subsequent Years)

7000 28000

So if a student is interested in pursuing a career in medical field, applying for the KVPY scholarships can be a very good option, not only because of the generous stipend and contingency grant but because of the ample learning exposure one can get through it. KVPY scholars are regularly given a chance to work in the best institutes in India and get to learn from the best scientific minds in our country.

Also, the organizing institute has a memorandum of understanding with ICMR, New Delhi, so that a KVPY medicine scholar can attend various workshops and internship programmes conducted by that institute.

Along with this, the KVPY issues an identity card to its scholars which offers various additional facilities like access to the Libraries and research facilities of many nationally acclaimed medical and research institutions on production of the identity card.

To know more about the KVPY Examination, click here.

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