Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of Government of India aimed at motivating students to take up research of basic sciences.
The KVPY exam is regulated by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc). Every year over 1 lac students appear for this exam out of which almost 2500 candidates’ mange to get KYPY scholarship.
The merit list of KVPY scholars is based on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview marks. There are 3 streams for which KVPY is conducted: SA, SB, SX.
- SA can be written by students studying Science stream in class 11.
- SX can be written by students studying Science stream in class 12.
- SB can be written by students studying Science stream in first year of graduation.
KVPY scholarship are not provided for Distance learning or correspondence Bachelors or Master degree courses.
Monthly and Annual Grants
|Basic Science Courses||Monthly Fellowship Amount||Annual Contingency Grant|
|SA/SX/SB - 1st to 3rd years of Bachelors in Science, Statistics or Math and Integrated M.Sc./M.S.||Rs 5000||Rs 20000|
|SA/SX/SB - during M. Sc./4th to 5th years of Integrated Masters in Science, Statistics or Math||Rs 7000||Rs 28000|