Funded by the Department of Science & Technology, KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna) is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered to students. As the name is suggestive, it aims at promoting the notion of research as a career amongst youth.

Eligibility Criteria for KVPY

Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) are eligible. To put it simply, if you are preparing for AIPMT or JEE you definitely are eligible for KVPY application. Now, you can avail the KVPY scholarship, subject to the following conditions:

1) You should have secured a minimum of 80% aggregate marks in Mathematics & Science subjects in your 10th boards.

2) Fellowship will begin only after you join an undergrad course in basic sciences immediately after clearing your 12th boards.

3) You are able to cross the selection procedure.

All those enrolled in +2 and going to pursue undergrads in a subject of basic science the following year can be a scholar if

1) You have scored a minimum 80% aggregate marks in Mathematics & Science subjects in your 10th boards.

2) You score a minimum 60% aggregate marks in Science subjects in your 12th boards.

3) You are able to cross the selection procedure.

Selection Procedure

1) Selection procedure starts with application, which can be done online through the official KVPY website.

2) Based on scrutiny of applications by a dedicated panel, selected students are called to take a written aptitude test for KVPY.

3) If you are able to clear the aptitude test, there will be an interview, post which you will be a KVPY scholar!

Although never a recipient, I have had chances of interacting with KVPY scholars during different times in my life.

One of my friends, who was an awardee, described KVPY as a life changing experience for him. He got selected while he was still a school student. After the selection they conduct an interaction camp for the selected students. The camp is attended by the best minds of your age which is a highly enlightening experience. Apart from your peer group, the lectures conducted are great too. The list of lecturers during his time included Nobel Laureates, Bharat Ratna awardees etc. It was a two day camp during his time.

One of my seniors was awarded KVPY scholarship after he successfully integrated a bucket of water with his alarm clock during his first year in college. I am sure you will agree that his prototype can be very useful for the most of us.

Apart from all these much important things, Scholarship amount is great too! KVPY not only shows great on your profile but adds to it a great deal too!! So, it’s a request,Please apply for it! You’d never know if you never try!

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