Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana
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|Developer / administrator||Indian Institute of Science|
|Knowledge / skills tested|
|Purpose||Admission to Undergraduate Science Courses of B.Sc. in IISC, IISER, IIST, IIIT Hyderabad and CVCE with Fellowship during basic science Studies and Free Entry to all National Libraries in India|
|Score / grade range||
|Offered||Once a year|
|Countries / regions||India|
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (English: Young Scientist Incentive Plan) (KVPY) is a scholarship programme 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 scholarships 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 in the KVPY Exam are eligible for a fellowship as well as admissions into institutes like the IISc and the IISER based on additional criteria. This exam has 3 Streams: SA (Class 11), SX (Class 12), and SB (First year BSc). Streams SP Basic Sciences (Class 11, 12 and First-year BSc, BTech) and SP Medicine (First-year MBBS) were discontinued since 2012-13.
The students who qualify KVPY Exam are eligible for the fellowship. The students receive a fellowship from 1st year onwards of their graduation (science field).
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.
- Junior Science Talent Search Examination (for grade 9 students only)
- "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) - 2010-11 Poster on Eligibility and Entry Points" (PDF). kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
- "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) - Scholarships for students interested in science as a career". kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Retrieved 18 April 2016.