Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(English: Young Scientist Incentive Plan) (KVPY) is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, aimed at encouraging students to take up research careers in the areas of basic sciences. It offers scholarship and contingency grants up to the pre-Ph.D. level to selected students. Begun in 1999, it is administered by the Indian Institute of Science. The students who qualify KVPY Exam are eligible for the fellowship as well as admissions into institutes like IISC or IISER based on additional criteria. This exams has 3 Streams: SA (Class 11), SX (Class 12), and SB (First year BSc). For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test (75%) and interview marks (25%) are considered.
The students who qualify KVPY Exam are eligible for the fellowship. The students receive fellowship from 1st year onwards of their graduation. The KVPY fellows receive Rs. 5000 monthly fellowship from 1st to 3rd year of B.Sc/ B.Stat/ B.S./ B.Maths/ Integrated M.S./M.Sc and an annual contingency grant of Rs.20,000. After three years the fellowship is enhanced to Rs.7,000 per month during M.Sc/4th and 5th year of Integrated M.S./M.Sc and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 28,000.
This exam serves as an entrance exam to various premium pure science institutes in India such as IISC and IISER.
The results of Aptitude test are generally declared in the second fortnight of December. Final results of the exam(i.e. Aptitude Test+Interview) are declared in the second fortnight of March. In the year 2015-16, the result of Aptitude Test was declared on 21 December 2015, and final results were declared on 26 March 2016. In the year 2016-17, result of Aptitude Test was declared on 19 December 2016, and final results were declared on 31 March 2017. The Aptitude Test results of 2017 were declared on 22 December 2017 and final results were declared on 9 April 2018. After passing examinees verify their original documents, thereafter organization provide suitable posts to all qualified candidates.
- Junior Science Talent Search Examination (for grade 9 students only)
- "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) - Scholarships for students interested in science as a career". kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Retrieved 18 April 2016.