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The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 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.

Eligibility

For Basic Sciences
Stream SA: Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2010-2011 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 2010 - 2011 andaspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc/B.S./Int. M.Sc) for the session 2011 - 2012 provided they 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: Students enrolled in 1st year B. Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc. during the academic year 2010–2011 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.

SELECTION PROCEDURE : Selection procedures are different for SP (Basic Sciences) and SP (Medicine). All of them, however, include an interview for final selection.

Basic Sciences (SA, SB+2(SX) and SB)
After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the Board Examination(s), all the eligible candidates from Streams SA, SB+2(SX) and SB have to appear for a written aptitude test (conducted both in Hindi and English). The test will be conducted at different centers across the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, candidates will be called for the interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

BASIC SCIENCES

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency

SA and SP  (After Xth Class)

Rs. 4000

Rs. 16000

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

Rs. 5000

Rs. 20000

SB and SP
During M.Sc./M.S and 4th and 5th years of Integrated M.Sc.

Rs. 7000

Rs. 28000

SP (Basic Science Engineering/Medicine students)

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency

2nd and 3rd year

Rs. 5000

Rs. 20000

During Subsequent Years

Rs. 7000

Rs. 28000