The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsaha Yojana (KVPY) Fellowships are given to Indian students who wish to pursue their higher education in India. Candidates doing UG under correspondence course or distance education scheme are not eligible to apply for this examination.
The students willing to pursue a regular degree in basic sciences like Chemistry, Physics, Applied Physics, Geophysics, Statistics, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Botany, Zoology, Bioinformatics, Physiology, Biotechnology, Ecology, Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences, Marine Biology, Human Biology, Genetics, Geology, Materials Science or Environmental Science are eligible for KVPY aptitude test.
Eligibility for SA stream in KVPY
The students who have secured 75% marks in aggregate in science and mathematics in Class X board examination in the previous academic year are eligible to write this test. The students belonging to SC/ST/PWD should secure 65% in the Class XII board examination.
The fellowship for the qualified student will be given only if he/she joins a UG course in science (Int.M.Sc./Int.M.S../B.Stat/B.Math/B.Sc./B.S) and scores 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in the science subjects in Class XII board examination. During the one-year interim period, selected candidates will be called for the National Science Camp and their hospitality and travel expenses will be taken care of by KVPY.
Eligibility for SX stream in KVPY
The students in Class XII and aspiring to join an undergraduate program in basic science are eligible to write this examination provided they have secured 75% marks (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science and mathematics in Class X board examination
The fellowship for the qualified student will be rewarded only when they join the UG course in science stream after securing 60% in Mathematics and Science in Class XII board examination.
Students in their 2nd year of study in Cambridge International Examination board are also eligible to write the test if they are willing to pursue a degree in basic science. They must have got 75% marks (65% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science and mathematics in Class X board examination marks and 60% marks in aggregate in science and mathematics in 2nd-year board examination.
Eligibility for SB stream for KVPY
The students who have enrolled in the 1st year of UG program in basic sciences and have secured 60% marks in aggregate in mathematics and science in Class XII board examination are eligible to apply for this test.
The fellowship will be awarded after the final examination of the 1st year UG course. The students must score 60% in the examination to get the fellowship.
Empowerment Initiative in the KVPY fellowship program
Additional scholarships are given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD community and persons with disabilities.