KVPY 2016 – Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana
The Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana (KVPY) 2016 :The Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. The aim of the program is to offer scholarship to talented and motivated students for pursuing a research career in Science.
Latest – Admit Card of KVPY 2016 will be available from Second week of October 2016.
This program strives to assist the students to realize their potential and 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 students. In addition, summer programs for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.
KVPY 2016 Eligibility Criteria – Check the eligibility criteria of KVPY 2016 below:
Students of Class X and XII from both government and private schools are eligible for KVPY 2016 scholarship programme. Only Indian National candidates are eligible for the KVPY fellowships/scholarships. Students who want to pursue their education in India in the undergraduate courses as listed below are eligible for the KVPY programme.
To provide scholarships, the exam conducting authority selects students of class XI to first year of undergraduate programme in Basic Sciences – B.Sc/B.S/B.Stat/B.Math/Int. M.Sc/M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
There are 3 streams under which fellowships are granted. The details of these streams are mentioned below.
This stream is for students enrolled in 11th Standard (Science Subjects) in the current year. They must have a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science Subjects in 10th Standard Board Examination. The fellowship of the students selected under this stream gets activated only when they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) after passing 12th (within 2 years of passing 10th). Also they should secure a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the 12th Board Examination. During the interim period of one year, selected students are invited for Regional/National (Vijyoshi) Science Camp and their travel and other related expenses are met by KVPY.
This stream is for Students enrolled in 12th Standard (Science subjects) during the current year and aspiring to join an Undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) in the next year. They should secure a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the 10thStandard Board Examination and a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the 12thstandard Board Examination.
This stream is for students enrolled in the 1st year of an Undergraduate program (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) in the current academic year. They should have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics) in the 12thStandard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./M.S before taking up the fellowship, if awarded.
KVPY 2016 Application Form – KVPY 2016 application process started from July 18 and continued till August 30, 2016. The candidates were required to fill in online application forms along with remitting the requisite fee.
The KVPY Application Fee 2016 for various categories was as below:
- For General Category/OBC: Rs 1000
- For SC/ST/PWD: Rs 500
KVPY Scholarship Exam 2016 schedule is given below.
Aptitude Test: After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, the 06 November 2016. 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 second week of October 2016.
KVPY Online aptitude test 2016 will be held in the following 54 cities: Agarthala, Agra, Ahamedabad, Allahabad, Ambala, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mohali, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Siliguri, Thrichur, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.
Admit Card: Students may download the admit card for the aptitude test from the website from the second week of October 2016.
Interview: Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.
|Basic Sciences||Monthly Fellowship||Annual Contingency Grant|
|SA/SX/SB – during 1st to 3rd years of – B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.||Rs. 5000||Rs. 20000|
|SA/SX/SB – during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.||Rs. 7000||Rs. 28000|
Renewal/Continuation of fellowship
Annual renewal of fellowships will depend on the KVPY Fellows maintaining a good academic performance of first class (60% marks) or equivalent grade point average (50% or equivalent grade point average for SC/ST/PWD) in science subjects in aggregate in each academic year in the first attempt. Students who failed to secure 60% marks or equivalent grade in a year (50% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/PWD) will forfeit the fellowship. However, in the subsequent year if they get 60% marks or equivalent CGPA (50% or equivalent CGPA for SC/ST/PWD) on aggregate over all the previous years, the fellowship will be renewed from that year. This is effective from 2012 awardees onward. The student is eligible to receive the KVPY Fellowship up to pre-PhD level or 5 years whichever is earlier.
In addition to the above, participation and satisfactory performance in the Summer Camp in the first year and Summer project every year thereafter is required for renewal of the fellowship.
KVPY Fellows who opt out of the basic science (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) stream at any stage will forfeit the Fellowship and Contingency Grant forthwith.
The fellowship for the students selected under the stream SA/SX/SB will be started after the XII Standard/ (+2) / I year UG, only if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences, that are, B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Neurosciences, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Geology, Human Biology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Environmental Science or Geophysics.
Summer program is an important part of the nurture program for the KVPY Fellows. These are meant to expose the Fellows to methods of scientific search and inculcate in them an abiding interest in doing scientific research. These are normally organized during the summer vacation, when KVPY Fellows spend one or two weeks in scientific institutions listening to lectures by experts in different fields of Basic Sciences and other related subjects, observe things in a research environment, science in action, watch scientists at work, interact with scientists, visit nearby scientific research laboratories and institutions, exchange views and interact with other research students. Sometimes Fellows with specific interest are associated with individual scientists who talk to them about their interest, help them clear their doubts, give them problem to work on, let them do experiments, and tell them about the future scope in the area of their interest.
Summer Program for the KVPY Fellows is arranged at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) – Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal, and Trivandrum for a week.
Other Privileges: Each KVPY Fellow will be issued an Identity Card so as to have access to National Laboratories/ Universities who have agreed to extend special privileges like library, laboratory facilities, etc. to KVPY Fellows on production of the ID card.
KVPY SP (Medicine) for MBBS
To avail a KVPY scholarship during the MBBS degree, the students have to appear in the KVPY SP (Medicine) examination. To be eligible for KVPY SP Medicine, the students must be in their first or second year of their MBBS PROGRAMME. It is compulsory to have a minimum of 75 % marks in the Science subjects in the class 12 examination (65% for SC/ST) or a minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ST) in the first professional examination of the MBBS program.
The students must submit a biomedical project report along with the application that has been supervised by a certified professional in the respective field. The supervisor must provide two recommendations acknowledging the degree of contribution of the candidate in the project. Based on the performance in the KVPY SP examination and the attached project report, the candidates will be called for an interview in IISC Bangalore.
So if a student is interested in pursuing a career in medical field, applying for the KVPY scholarships can be a very good option, not only because of the generous stipend and contingency grant but because of the ample learning exposure one can get through it. KVPY scholars are regularly given a chance to work in the best institutes in India and get to learn from the best scientific minds in our country.
Also, the organizing institute has a memorandum of understanding with ICMR, New Delhi, so that a KVPY medicine scholar can attend various workshops and internship programmes conducted by that institute.
Along with this, the KVPY issues an identity card to its scholars which offers various additional facilities like access to the Libraries and research facilities of many nationally acclaimed medical and research institutions on production of the identity card.