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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2021

About KVPY 2021

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2021 is a National Program of Fellowship on Basic Sciences, conducted and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. This fellowship aims to assist the students in realizing their potential at the national level and to make sure that the best scientific talent is groomed for the field of research and development in the country. It will encourage them to pursue their career in scientific research in the future.

The Department of Science and Technology which is the nodal agency of the government has entrusted the overall responsibility for organizing and running the KVPY Program to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and they have been entrusted to set up a management committee and a National Advisory Committee (NAC) to oversee the implementation.

Reasons to Participate in KVPY

  • Being a KVPY scholar, students can get direct admission into top institutes like IISc and the various IISERs. If a student wants to be a part of IISc, they must appear for KVPY as the cutoff for admissions into IISc JEE Mains/JEE Advanced/ NEET is really high.
  • There are two KVPY scholarships that are offered to the students who attempt the exam in any of the three streams under KVPY. The streams are SA, SB, and SX. A certain number of additional fellowships exclusively are awarded to students belonging to SC/ST community under the various streams as stated above. A certain number of fellowships under various streams as stated above will be operated exclusively for students under the category of Persons With Disability (Physically and Visually Challenged).
  • KVPY exam is a great opportunity for the JEE aspirants to get an insight regarding their concepts, understanding and application of logic. NEET aspirants also can test their PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) concepts through the exam.
  • A KVPY scholar will get free entry to all the National libraries in the country.
  • KVPY scholars need to go through a research project under the guidance of a scientist or scholar specializing in respective fields. This experience enhances the candidates' knowledge and motivates them to think independently.

Important dates to remember

  • Registration starting on: 12 July 2021
  • Registration ending on: 25th August 2021
  • Admit Card Release Date: October 2021
  • KVPY 2021 Aptitude Test: 7th November 2021
  • KVPY 2021 Result: November 2021
  • Interview dates: No interviews are to be conducted this year due to COVID

Who can participate (Eligibility)?

The KVPY Fellowships are offered to Indian Nationals who are willing to continue their higher education in India.

For Stream SA, students who have passed  X Standard Board Examination and are eligible to enroll in XI standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2021-22, are eligible to appear for the Aptitude test.

For Stream SX, Students enrolled in XII Standard (Science subjects) during the academic year 2021–22 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./Int. M.S) during the academic year 2022-23.

Students must check out the detailed Eligibility criteria here before applying -

Selection Procedure

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for various streams will be called for the aptitude test. This test will be conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country on Sunday, the 7th of November 2021.

How Cheenta can help you?

Cheenta can help you prepare for any entrance test that may be required for these tournaments. This assistance is an exclusive service for Cheenta internal students.

We believe that it’s our duty to help passionate students find their way and achieve their goals. Participating in these camps can help students to avail themselves of financial aids and mathematics scholarships during their university applications.

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