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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2021 Notification Released

Notification Date: 2020-09-07
Last Updated on: 2020-09-19
  • The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.

Eligibility Criteria:

Stream SA:

  • Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2020-21 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination immediately in the preceding academic year are eligible to appear for Aptitude test.
  • The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc/ B.S/ B.Stat/ B.Math/ Int. M.Sc/ Int. M.S) in the academic year 2022-23 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/ (+2) Board Examination.
  • During the interim period of one year they will be invited for the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY.

Stream SX:

  • Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 202021 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc/ B.S/ B.Stat/ B.Math/ Int. M.Sc/ Int. M.S for the session 202122 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination during the academic year 2018-19 are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.
  • The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic sciences (B.Sc/ B.S/ B.Stat/ B.Math/ Int. M.Sc/ Int. M.S) in the academic year 2020-21 after having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination during academic year 2020-21.
  • 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/ Int. M.S) in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2020-21 are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% 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/ Int. M.S during the academic year 202021 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology) in the XII Standard Board Examination are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.
  • In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc/ B.S/ B.Math/ B.Stat/ Int. M.Sc/ Int. M.S they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.

Mode of Application: Online

Application Fee:

  • For General/ OBC Category: Rs. 1250/- + (Bank Charges extra)
  • For SC/ ST/ PWD: Rs. 625/- + (Bank Charges extra)

Mode of Payment: Online

For Applying: Click Here

Mode of Exam: Online & Offline

Selection Procedure:

  • Aptitude Test: Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country.

Important Dates:

Opening of online application portal 6th September 2020
Date for closing of online application 5th October 2020
Download Admit card Second week of January 2021
Date of Examination 31st January 2021

For complete information about Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2021 Notification and for Register online, Visit http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm


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