The online application for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2018 has started. KVPY is a National Programme of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The last date to apply for KVPY Fellowship 2018 is August 31. The aptitude test will be held on November 4 and the admit cards for it will be available in second week of October.
Interested candidates can apply through the online application link available on the official KVPY website: www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in. Candidates must have a soft copy/scanned images of their recent passport size photograph (less than 150 KB) and Signature (less than 80 KB) in JPG/JPEG format.
The fellowship programme is for the students studying in class 11 to first year of any undergraduate course in Basic Sciences namely BSc/BS/BStat/BMath/Int MSc/MS in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The students are selected for fellowship on the basis of their performance in the aptitude test and interview. A merit list is prepared on the basis of students’ score in the test and the shortlisted students are then called for an interview. The selection process is screened by groups/committee set up at IISc.
A final merit is prepared based on the combined scores of both aptitude test and interview. Candidates selected under the scheme are provided scholarship up till pre-PhD level.
Candidates should ensure that both photograph and signature are saved on the PC/Laptop/Other Media. The SC/ST and PWD candidates must upload scanned copy of caste (SC and ST) and medical certificate (for PWD) in PDF format (less than 300 KB).