13 CFAL students selected in in the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Examination, 2018-2019
Vishnu Bharadwaj AIR-35, Shreyas Pai AIR-68
In the series of continuous success stories, 13 students of CFAL (Centre for Advanced Learning) evoked a feeling of pride as they were selected for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship organized by Dept. of Science and Technology. It is noteworthy that Vishnu Bharadwaj and Shreyas Pai have secured the 35th & 68th AIR ( All India Rank) respectively in this prestigious examination and made the City proud with their exemplary performance.
There are 3 streams for which KVPY is conducted – SA, SX and SB (General Category). SA for candidates studying science stream in class 11, SX for candidates studying science stream in class 12 and SB for candidates studying in their 1st year of Bachelor degree in any of the Basic Science courses. Only 945 and 1539 students have made it in the SA & SX categories respectively this year.
CFAL has yet again proved that they are the masters, when it comes to coaching in STEM related examinations. It is indeed a matter of pride that their students from Mangalore are creating new records every year and the number of students qualifying in various competitive exams are incessantly increasing.
The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a national fellowship programme in basic sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The aim of the KVPY programme is to identify highly motivated students who could pursue basic science courses and research careers. Students of classes XI and XII, who qualify, receive a monthly scholarship up to their pre-Ph.D level or five years, whichever is earlier. The exam is administered by the IISc, Bengaluru with only a few students qualifying out of lakhs who apply.
KVPY is conducted in two rounds – Aptitude Test and Personal Interview. While the aptitude round checks a candidate’s knowledge across various subjects, the interview process will test knowledge of science and research related topics.
The selected students have the opportunity to get direct admission into some of the most prestigious institutions in the country such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER’s) and other institutions in basic sciences, besides receiving a scholarship of Rs. 80,000/- to Rs.1,12,000/- per annum.
CFAL – The pioneers in coaching
CFAL aims to promote a passion for Math and Science learning among students and has the best results in Mangalore in all STEM related examinations including JEE, NTSE, KYPY, OLYMPIADS etc. The outstanding results of their students prove that given the right learning environment, children from the region can match or even outperform their peers from the Tier 1 cities. While rote-learning and learning for the sake of marks characterizes many institutions in the region, passion for the subject is what CFAL aims to attain. The vision of CFAL is to inculcate interest in basic sciences and to encourage research and innovation in the field of Math and Science.
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Kishore Vaigyanik ProtsahanYojana (KVPY) fellowship, 2018-2019
Selected Candidates (CFAL):
|Name of the student||AIR (All India Rank)||Class Studying|
|Vishnu Bharadwaj||35||II PUC / 12th|
|Shreyas Vasudev Pai||68||II PUC / 12th|
|Akarsh Rai||293||II PUC / 12th|
|Royston D’Souza||382||I PUC / 11th|
|Koustubh Rao||625||I PUC / 11th|
|Manali Upadyaya||713||II PUC / 12th|
|Shravan Singh Mehra||819||II PUC / 12th|
|Samarth Bhat||837||II PUC / 12th|
|Dheeraj Kamath||872||I PUC / 11th|
|Sana Azmia||939||I PUC / 11th|
|Shravani Laxmi Somayaji||1059||II PUC / 12th|
|Vidyarashmi||1144||II PUC / 12th|
|Subrahmanya Hande||1415||II PUC / 12th|