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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2017

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, KVPY, is  National on-going fellowship programme in basic sciences started way back in 1991 by department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India to attract and motivate exceptionally high potential students to to take up research career in Science. The basic aim of KVPY is to identify talented students having strong inclination for research and encourage them to pursue career in research.

Every year Department of Science and Technology give advertisement notify about Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, KVPY by releasing suitable advertisement in all national newspaper on the Second Sunday of July every year and on the Technology Day (May 11).

Any student enrolled in an undergraduate Basic science course (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc./M.S.) can apply for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana.


In order to be eligible for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana the students must satisfy following conditions:

1.Stream SA: Students who have taken admission in 11th Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2017-18 and having scored a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in MATHS and SCIENCE subjects in 10th Board Exam.  

2.Stream SX: Students who have taken admission in 12th standard/(10+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year  2017-18 and aspiring to join an undergraduate course in basic science namely P/C/M/B leading to B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc./M.S. for the academic session 2017-18 provided they have scored at least 80%(70% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in MATHS and SCIENCE subjects (P/C/M/B) in 10th Board exam and at least 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in SCIENCE subjects (P/C/B) in HSC board exam.

3.Stream SB: Student admitted in the first year of undergraduate course in Basic Sciences namely P/C/M & Biology leading to BSc./B.S./B.Stat/B.Math./Integradted M.Sc./M.S. in the current academic year 2017-18 and having scored minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) aggregate marks in SCIENCE subjects (P/C/M/B) in 12th Board Exam. In the final examination of 1st Year course of B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat./Integrated M.Sc./M.S they must have scored at least 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks before taking up the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship if awarded.






Deadline Details

Deadline details of Kishore Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)-2017 are as follows:

Opening of online KVPY application portal 9th July 2017
Last date for closing of online application process 23rd August 2017
Exam date 29th October 2017






Scholarship Amount Details

Benefits under Kishore Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)-2016 programme:

Basic Sciences

Monthly fellowship

Annual Contingency Grant

SA/SX/SB  - during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.



SA/SX/SB  - during  M. Sc. /4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat.



Besides this, each fellow selected under Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)-2016 will be issued an Identity Card so as that they could have free access to National libraries and laboratories on production of the ID Card.



Application for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)-2017 (KVPY)-2017 must be submitted online only.

Your online application process can be completed in 3 steps as described below:

  • Step 1. Registration
  • Step 2. Filling personal and academic information, choosing of examination centre and uploading photograph, signature and other certificates as applicable.
  • Step 3. Payment of online examination fees. Please note fees for examination must be paid online only at the KVPY portal. The required fees can be paid either by using a credit card/ATM-Debit card/Net Banking or by downloading a challan from the KVPY application portal. Payment by no other means will be accepted. Once application is submitted and fees is paid it shall not be refunded or adjusted under any circumstances.

The application fees for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)-2017 is as follows:

For general category/OBC: Rs.1000

For SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 500

Scanned documents to be uploaded along with the KVPY application form:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Scanned copy of caste/medical certificate for candidates with disability in CD/DVD/Pen drive as per their convenience

Note: 1.Please enter  valid e-mail and mobile number while registering for online application. KVPY will send all important notification with regard to your application on this registered e-mail and mobile number
         2. Candidates are requested to fill the online application form for KVPY with utmost care because certain fields on application forms are not editable.

Selection procedure of Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)-2017

1.Aptitude Test: After shortlisting of application forms, only those candidates meeting the eligibility criterion will be called for aptitude test to be conducted across the country on Sunday, the 29th October 2017. Students can take the exam in both languages English as well as Hindi.
2.Admit Card: Students may download the admit card for computer based aptitude test from KVPY portal from the second week onwards of October 2017.
3.Interview: Based on the performance of candidate in computer based aptitude test, the short-listed candidates will be asked to appear for a personal interview which will be the last stage of selection procedure of  Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)-2017




The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore 560 012
Tel : 080 - 22932975/76, 080- 23601008 & 080 - 22933536
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