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									What is KVPY ?

The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" is an ongoing program started by the Department
of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students of Basic Sciences,
Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. The aim of the program is
to identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for research.

This program strives to assist the students to realise their potential and to ensure that the best
scientific talent is tapped for research and development in the country. Generous scholarships
will be provided (up to the pre-Ph.D. level) to the selected students.

In addition, summer programs for the KVPY Fellows are organised in prestigious research and
educational institutions in the country.

The KVPY is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of
India. The program is administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore),
through the overall control of the Chief Executive (SID). The selection of students from
those who are studying +1, +2, any U.G. Program including First/Second year
Engineering/Medicine are carried out by IISc (Bangalore), IIT-Bombay (Mumbai), and
ICMR (New Delhi), respectively, in association with two Zonal Centres one at Kolkata
(Indian Institute of Science Education Research, Kolkata) and another at Mumbai
(HBCSE, TIFR). There are special groups or committees set up at IISc, IIT and ICMR
which screen the applications, conduct interviews at various centres, make the final
selection and attend to follow-up matters.

The Department of Science and Technology - the nodal agency of the Government has entrusted
the overall responsibility for organising the scheme to the Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore and set up a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation.
A Basic Committee and a National Scientific Committee has been set up to monitor various
aspects, both administrative and academic, of the KVPY Program.

FELLOWSHIP :
       BASIC SCIENCES               Monthly Fellowship     Annual
                                                         Contingency

          SA and SP                      Rs. 4000         Rs. 16000
        (After Xth Class)

           SB and SP                     Rs. 5000         Rs. 20000
During B.Sc. and 1st to 3rd years
       of Integrated M.Sc.

          SB and SP                      Rs. 7000         Rs. 28000
  During M.Sc. and 4th and 5th
   years of Integrated M.Sc.
                                    Monthly             Annual
       SP (ENGINEERING)
                                   Fellowship         Contingency

        2nd and 3rd year            Rs. 5000           Rs. 20000
    During Subsequent Years         Rs. 7000           Rs. 28000

                                    Monthly             Annual
        SP (MEDICINE)
                                   Fellowship         Contingency

        2nd and 3rd Year            Rs. 5000           Rs. 20000
    During Subsequent Years         Rs. 7000           Rs. 28000




CONTINUATION OF FELLOWSHIP :

Annual renewal of fellowships will depend on maintaining good academic performance first
class/60% in aggregate marks in the chosen stream and satisfactory performance in summer
programs. Note that KVPY Fellows in the Basic Sciences selected in XI Std (Stream SA)
who opt out of the science stream at the end of XII Standard will forego the Fellowship and
Contingency support.

ELIGIBILITY :

These Fellowships are only for Indian Nationals studying in India.

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, offers attractive fellowships
(Rs. 4000 to Rs. 7000 p.m) and contingency grants (Four months fellowship p.a) for students
studying in Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Selection to the program takes into
account academic excellence and demonstrated interest in pursuing research career. Selection
procedures are different for Basic Sciences, SP (Engineering) and SP (Medicine) and SP(Basic
Sciences). All of them, however, include an interview for final selection.

   ·    Basic Sciences :

Stream SA: Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year
2009-2010 and have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in
MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

Stream SB+2: Students enrolled in Class 12 (+2) of the academic year 2009 - 2010 and aspiring
to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc / Int. M.Sc) for the session 2010 - 2011
provided they secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks aggregate in
MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination.

Stream SB: Students enrolled in 1st year B. Sc / Int. M.Sc. during the academic year 2009 –
2010 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE
subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.
Stream SP (Basic Sciences): Students enrolled in XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc./Int. M.Sc.) in
Basic Sciences during the academic year 2009 – 2010 and have secured a minimum of 60%
(50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. A hard copy
of an original and creative science based research project is required along with the application.

Note for Students applying for Science Stream SP (Basic Sciences)

This has been started in order to program to recognize and encourage creative and innovative
talent of youngsters pursuing Science. The project carried out as part of this application should
be based on novel and innovative ideas. The project can be experimental or theoretical in nature.
However, the project must show that the applicant is creative and adventurous, and ready to
explore. The project should not merely reflect use of certain techniques or reporting of routine
experimentation improvement of an existing product or a technique may be accepted provided
such improvement involves original ideas and creativity. One may try to incorporate some
addition to the design or practical implementation that improves an existing technique. The main
criteria that would be followed for selection for the interview would be originality and
innovation. Only after these criteria are met, the level of sophistication and the nature of the
project would be taken into consideration.

· SP (Engineering) :

Stream SP (Engineering): Students joining First / Second year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch during the
academic year 2009 - 2010 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks
aggregate in X and XII Standard Board Examinations. Students joining Second year
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch must have passed with a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) in the First
year exam of B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. A hard copy of the Science/Engineering based research
project is required along with the application.

Note for Students applying for SP Engineering Stream

KVPY application requires the report of a project, chosen and executed by the applicant and
supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field, to be submitted along with the
application. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of application forms, short listed
candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The
interview will be conducted at IIT, Bombay during the month of December 2009 or January
2010. Application without the project report will not be considered.

The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring well known property of materials
etc.). Applicant's creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. The
supervising teacher/professional is required to provide a recommendation letter on the form
(supplied along with the application form) certifying the extent of the applicant's original
contribution to the project.
· SP (Medicine) :

Stream SP (Medicine): Students joining First / Second Professional year of M.B.B.S. program
during the academic year 2009 - 2010. Students must have passed XII Standard Board
Examination with 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks aggregate in Science subjects or passed First
Professional MBBS exam with not less than 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks. A Copy of the Bio –
Medical research project is required along with the application.

Note for Students applying for Medicine Stream SP (Medicine)

KVPY application requires the report of a project, chosen and executed by the applicant and
supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field, to be submitted along with the
application. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of application forms, short listed
candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The
interview will be conducted at ICMR, New Delhi. Application without the Bio-Medical
project report will not be considered.

The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring well known property of materials
etc.). Applicant's creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. The
supervising teacher/professional is required to provide two recommendation letters on the form
(supplied along with the application form) certifying the extent of the applicant's original
contribution to the project.

PRIVILEGES :

Summer program is an important part of the nurture program for KVPY Fellow. These are meant
to expose the Fellows to methods of scientific research and inculcate in them an abiding interest
in doing scientific research. These are normally organised during the summer vacation, when
KVPY Fellows spend one or two weeks in scientific institutions listening to lectures by experts
in different fields of science, engineering or medicine, seems things in a research environment,
watching scientists at work/science in action, interacting with scientists, visiting nearby scientific
research laboratories and institutions, and exchanging views with other research students.
Sometimes Fellows with specific interest are associated with individual scientists who talk to
them about their interest, help them to clear their doubts, give them problem, to work out let
them to do experiments, and tell them about the future scope in the area of their interest.

he Summer Program for KVPY Fellows in the Basic Science Stream is arranged either at
Bangalore or Kolkata or Allahabad or Mumbai for One / Two weeks.

The Summer Program for KVPY Fellows in the Engineering Stream is organised by IIT-
Bombay. The Fellows get an opportunity to work on innovative projects under the guidance of
distinguished engineering faculty.

KVPY Fellows in the Medicine Stream are required to attend a summer program for two weeks
or more on a mutually convenient time of the fellow and the mentor may be identified by the
fellow in consultation with ICMR, New Delhi
.


OTHER PRIVILEGES :

An Identity Card is issued to each KVPY Fellows. Several national laboratories, universities and
other institutions have agreed to extend special privileges like library, laboratory facilities to
KVPY Fellows on production of the ID card.

OUR HOPE :

KVPY hopes that the award of this Fellowship to student is an encouragement and opportunities
that they derive from it will expose them to research in the subject of their liking and induce them
to choose a research career in science. This would really be a fulfillment of the main objective of
the KVPY program.

								
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