KVPY Fellowship 2021: Apply by September 6
Applications are invited from students interested in pursuing courses and careers in research in Basic science for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowship Award-2021 offered by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The fellowship will be awarded for a maximum of 5 years (up to Pre-PhD level) for Undergraduate and Post Graduate studies in Basic Sciences.
The selected student has to join a program in a basic science course such as B.Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S, initially. The list of eligible subjects is given at http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/. As per the scheme, fellowships are awarded @ Rs.5000/- per month and an annual contingency grant of Rs.20000/-, for the first 3 years. The amounts will be increased to Rs.7000/- per month and Rs.28000/- per annum during the 4th and 5th years of study at the Post Graduate Level.
Fellowships can be availed under three streams, SA, SX, and SB, by students pursuing science studies in Class 11, 12 of the first year of the Undergraduate Programme respectively during 2021-22. Selection will be based on Aptitude Test.
Eligibility: Stream SA: Students enrolled in XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2021-22 are eligible to appear for the aptitude Test under SA Stream.
Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2021-22 are eligible to appear for the aptitude test under the SX stream.
Fellowship of the students selected under SA and SX streams will be activated only if they join for an undergraduate course in Basic Science (B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. in 2023-24 or 2022-23 respectively, after Plus 2 Board examination securing 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in Mathematics and Science (Physics/Chemistry/Biology).
Stream SB: Students enrolled in the 1st year of B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. during the academic year 2021-22 are eligible to appear for the aptitude Test under SB stream. Fellowship of the students selected under SB stream will be activated only if they Secure 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PwD) in the first year B. Sc./B.S./B. Stat./B. Math./ Int. M.Sc./ Int. M.S. Examination.
Application: Applications can be submitted online latest by 6th September at http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in.Application Fee is Rs.625/- for those belonging to SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities and Rs.1250/- for all others.
Selection: Selection will be based on a computer-based online Aptitude test that will be held on 7th November 2021 (Sunday) at various centres across the country. Details of the test are available on the KVPY website. Sample question papers are also available on the website.
Mock Test will be made available on the website. For details visit http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Email: email@example.com.