Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowships 2013

The “Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana” ( KVPY ) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology ( DST ), Government of India to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.

KVPY Fellowship program aims to assist the students to realise their potential and to 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 KVPY Fellows. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

Eligibility for Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana Fellowships 2013

The KVPY Fellowships are given only to Indian Nationals to Study in India. ( OCI and PIO ’s are not eligible ).

Undergraduate course in Basic Sciences,

  • B.Sc
  • B.S
  • B.Stat
  • B.Math

Postgraduate Courses

S.No.City Name
01.Ahmedabad
02.Bangalore

Stream SA

Students enrolled in XI Standard ( Science Subjects ) during the academic year 2013 – 14 and having secured a minimum of 80% ( 70% for SC / ST / PWD ) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination. The students under this stream will be mentored for one year.

Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana fellowship will be activated when they enrol in an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences ( B.Sc. / B.S. / B.Stat. / B.Math. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. ) after XII Standard ( +2 ) securing a minimum of 60% ( 50%for SC / ST / PWD ) mark or equivalent grade.  During the mentoring period of one year, they will be invited for Regional Science Camp / National Science Camp and expenses for attending those camps will be met by KVPY.

Stream SX

Students enrolled in XII Standard / ( +2 ) ( Science subjects ) during the academic year 2013 – 14 and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics  & Biology leading to  B.Sc. / B.S. / B.Stat. / B.Math. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. for the session 2014 – 15 provided they have secured a minimum of 80% ( 70% for SC / ST/ PWD ) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects ( Physics / Chemistry/ Biology ) in the X Standard Board Examination.

They must secure 60% ( 50% for SC / ST / PWD ) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects ( Physics / Chemistry / Biology ) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and aspiring to join an UG program ( viz. B.Sc. / B.S. / B.Stat. / B.Math. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. ) in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2014 – 2015 are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 80% ( 70% for SC / ST / PWD ) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects ( Physics / Chemistry / Biology ) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% ( 50% for SC / ST / PWD ) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects ( Physics / Chemistry / Biology ) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Stream SB

Students enrolled in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics & Biology leading to   B.Sc. / B.S. / B.Stat. / B.Math. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. during the academic year 2013 – 14 and having secured a minimum of 60% ( 50% for SC / ST / PWD ) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects ( Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Mathematics )  in the XII Standard Board Examination. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc. / B.S. / B.Math. / B.Stat. / Int. M.Sc. / M.S. they must secure 60% ( 50% for SC / ST / PWD ) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Procedure for Applying the KVPY Fellowships 2013

  1. Each Stream has its own application form.
  2. Students may apply either by hard copy or Online website : http://www.kvpy.org.in/.
  3. For Online application forms, click here. Those who are unable to apply online may request for a hard Copy.
  4. A hard copy of the application form can be obtained from KVPY on request on a plain paper enclosing the paid “Bank Challan / Pay – in – slip” ( available website : http://www.kvpy.org.in/ ), clearly indicating the stream SA / SX / SB on the envelope.

Application Fee for KVPY Fellowships 2013

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowships application fee of  Rupee 500/- may be remitted at any core banking branch of the STATE BANK OF INDIA to the credit of  “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana ( KVPY ) A/c. No. 10270577392”.

KVPY application fee is  exempted for the following category of students :

  1. Students belonging to SC / ST community
  2. Students With Disability ( Physically and Visually Challenged Students )

The completed Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana application form along with the following documents, superscribing on the envelope the stream applied for,should reach the KVPY office on or before 2nd September 2013.

  • Caste certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed proforma in the case of SC / ST students.
  • Medical certificate from the prescribed authority in case of Persons With Disability ( physically and visually challenged students ) certifying the percentage of disability.
  • Copy of the marks / grade statement of the previous qualifying examination ( s ).
    The original Pay – in – slip of  Rupee 500/- if applicable.
  • KVPY will not be responsible for postal delays in receiving completed application.

Selection Procedure for KVPY Fellowships 2013

Aptitude Test

  • After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for a written aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on 27th October 2013, Sunday.
  • 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 first week of October 2013.

Admit Card

  • Students who have applied online may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the second week of October 2013.
  • For students who have applied with a hard copy, admit card will be sent by speed post.

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