The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a fellowship program to encourage students (studying Basic Sciences) to take up research career in Science. For this purpose, the program provides generous fellowship and contingency grant to the selected students. There is an Aptitude Test (in Mathematics and Subjects of Science) that one has to qualify in order to become eligible for fellowship in KVPY.
There are 3 streams under which fellowships are granted. The details of these streams are mentioned below.
This stream is for students enrolled in 11th Standard (Science Subjects) in the current year. They must have a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science Subjects in 10th Standard Board Examination. The fellowship of the students selected under this stream gets activated only when they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after passing 12th (within 2 years of passing 10th). Also they should secure a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the 12th Board Examination. During the interim period of one year, selected students are invited for Regional/National (Vijyoshi) Science Camp and their travel and other related expenses are met by KVPY.
This stream is for Students enrolled in 12th Standard (Science subjects) during the current year and aspiring to join an Undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) in the next year. They should secure a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the 10th Standard Board Examination and a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the 12th standard Board Examination.
This stream is for students enrolled in the 1st year of an Undergraduate program (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) in the current academic year. They should have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics) in the 12th Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
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