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KVPY 2019 (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) 2019
Exam Date: 03/11/2019 Exam State: All India Last Date: 31/08/2019
Exam Details:

The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.

Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having aptitude for scientific research. Special groups / Committees are set up at IISc to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centres in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered.

KVPY Aptitude Test 2019 will be held online in the following cities across India:

East: Patna (Bihar), Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela (Orissa), Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh), Guwahati, Tezpur (Assam), Imphal (Manipur), Shillong (Meghalaya), Agarthala (Tripura), Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hoogly, Kolkata, Siliguri (West Bengal) 

North: Chandigarh (Chandigarh), New Delhi (Delhi), Meerut (Delhi-NCR), Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat (Haryana), Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala (Punjab), Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur (Rajasthan),  Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Dehradun (Uttarakhand) 

South: Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamangaluru,  Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Udupi, Uttara Kannada (Karnataka), Hyderabad (Telangana), Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur (Kerala), Puducherry (Puducherry), Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem (Tamil Nadu)

West: Mapusa, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodra (Gujarat), Bhopal, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Amaravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane (Maharashtra), Bilaspur, Raipur  (Chhattisgarh).

Eligibility:

The KVPY Fellowships are given to Indian Nationals  to Study in India (Students intending to pursue/pursing under graduate program under Distance Education scheme/correspondence course of any university are not eligible to apply). 

Stream SA: Students admitting in 12th Standard (Science Subjects) should secure minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board examination.

The fellowship of the students selected under this stream will be activated only if they join an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S.) in the academic year 2020-21 after having secured a minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII standard/(+2) Board Examination. During the interim period of one year they will be invited for the National  Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel expenses and local hospitality will be met by KVPY. 

Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2019–20 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to  B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. for the session 2021-2022 provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination and a minimum of  60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination. 

Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination Board and wishing  to join an UG program (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. in Basic Sciences namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in the Academic year 2019-20 are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the X Standard Board Examination. They must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) in the XII standard Board Examination before taking up the fellowship, if awarded. 

Stream SB: Students admitted in the 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences namely Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics & Biology leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. during the academic year 2019–20 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in MATHEMATICS and SCIENCE subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology)  in the XII Standard Board Examination. In the 1st year final examination of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S. they must secure 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the fellowship, if awarded. 

Empowerment initiative in the KVPY Fellowship Program: 

Some additional fellowships for the students belonging to SC/ST community/ Persons With Disability (Physically and Visually Challenged)  under the various streams as stated above will be operated.

Students admitted in an undergraduate course in B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. 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, Geophysics, Materials Science or Environmental Science are eligible for KVPY fellowship.

Selection Process:

Aptitude Test: Eligible students will be called for  aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country

Interview:  Candidates who have passed aptitude test will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

How To Apply:

Application for KVPY-2019 must be done online only. 

There are three steps to complete your application successfully.

Step 1. Register first

Step 2. After filling personal and academic details, choosing test centres and upload photo, signature on white paper and other certificates and documents, as applicable.

Step 3. Pay application fee online through

  • Credit Card
  • ATM-Debit Card
  • Net Banking.

 

Once the payment is successful and application is submitted, no refund of application fee will be done.

The application fees for KVPY-2019:

For General/OBC Category: Rs. 1000/- 

For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500/- (Bank Charges extra).

Important Dates:

KVPY 2019 Dates

Exam Date

03 November 2019

Online application form starts

08 July 2019

Online application form ends

31 August 2019

Download admit card

07 October 2019

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Contact
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science 
Bangalore - 560 012
Fax: (080) 2360 1215 
Telephone:(080) 22932975 / 76, 23601008, 22933536
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