Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana-2008 (KVPY)

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The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” is an ongoing programme started by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. The aim of the programme is to identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for research.

This programme strives to assist the students to realise their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is tapped for research and development in the country. Generous scholarships will be provided (up to the pre-Ph.D. level) to the selected students.


These Fellowships are only for Indian Nationals studying in India.

Basic Sciences:

Stream SA: Students joining in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2008-2009 and having secured a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science in the X Standard Board Examination.

Stream SB:
Students pursuing First Year B.Sc. degree / M.Sc. Integrated (UG Programme) in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2008-2009 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.

Stream SB+2: “Students of Class 12 (+2) of the academic year 2008 – 2009 who are aspiring to join IISER for Integrated M. S programme for the session August 2009 may also take the KVPY Aptitude Test for the SB Stream provided they secure a minimum of 75% marks (65% for SC/ST) aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in X Standard Board Examination

Stream SP(Basic Sciences):
Students pursuing XI, XII standard, First or Second year of any UG programme in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2008 – 2009 and having secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks aggregate in X Standard and XII Standard Board examination may apply by completing a science based research project. The report of the project, chosen and executed by the applicant and supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field, to be submitted along with the application. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of application forms, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during the month of December 2008 or first week of January 2009. Application without the project report will not be considered.

Note for Students applying for Science Stream SP (Basic Sciences)

This has been started in order to programme to recognize and encourage creative and innovative talent of youngsters pursuing Science. The project carried out as part of this application should be based on novel and innovative ideas. The project can be experimental or theoretical in nature. However, the project must show that the applicant is creative and adventurous, and ready to explore. The project should not merely reflect use of certain techniques or reporting of routine experimentation improvement of an existing product or a technique may be accepted provided such improvement involves original ideas and creativity. One may try to incorporate some addition to the design or practical implementation that improves an existing technique. The main criteria that would be followed for selection for the interview would be originality and innovation. Only after these criteria are met, the level of sophistication and the nature of the project would be taken into consideration.

Students who represent India in the International Olympiads Physics/Chemistry/Biology /Mathematics/Informatics and Astronomy in 2008 will automatically qualify for KVPY Fellowship provided they complete X / XII Standard Board Examination by 2008 and continue studying in science subjects.


BASIC SCIENCESMonthly Fellowship Annual Contingency
SA and SP
(After Xth Class)
Rs. 4000Rs. 16000
SB and SP
During B.Sc. and 1st to 3rd years of Integrated M.Sc.
Rs. 5000Rs. 20000
SB and SP
During M.Sc. and 4th and 5th years of Integrated M.Sc.
Rs. 7000Rs. 28000


Basic Sciences (SA and SB)

After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the Board Examination, aall the eligible candidates from Streams SA and SB will be called for a written aptitude test (multiple choice). The test will be conducted at different centers across the country on 2nd  November 2008 (First Sunday). The details of the venue of the aptitude tests will be put on KVPY web to the in October 2008. Based on the performance in the aptitude test candidates  will be called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

Sciences (SP); SP (Engineering) and SP (Medicine)

KVPY applicant is required to submit the project report, chosen and executed by the candidate exclusively for this application. The projects done jointly with other candidates are not considered for KVPY Fellowship award. Applicant’s creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. This project has to be supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of application forms, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted either at IISc, Bangalore or IIT-Bombay, Mumbai or ICMR, New Delhi during the month of December 2008 or first week of January 2009.

Please Note that applications without the project report will not be considered. The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring well known property of materials etc.) The supervising teacher / professional is required to provide a recommendation letter certifying the extent of the applicant’s original contribution to the project.


Request for Application Form

a. Each Stream has its own application form. Students who wish to apply for more than one Stream should submit separate applications.

b. Applicants may apply either by Hard copy or Online. (

c. Application forms may be down loaded from the KVPY website. Those who are unable to do so, may request for a Hard Copy.

d. Hard copy of the application form can be obtained from KVPY on request by sending a processing fee of Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST) by means of remitting Rs. 200 (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST) to any core banking branches of STATE BANK OF INDIA, payable at all branches in India. Paid into the credit of Administrative Executive, KVPY A/c. No. 10270577392” and send the “pay-in-slip along with the request, clearly indicating the stream (i.e.SA, SB, SP etc.) on the envelope

e. The SC/ST – candidates should provide a copy of the caste certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed proforma.

f. The completed application form along with the

1. Caste certificate in the case of SC/ST candidate

2. Project report in the case of SP/Basic Sciences/ Engineering/ Medicine

3. copy of the marks statement of the qualifying examination(s), in the case of SP (Engineering), SP(Medicine).

4. Processing fee of Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST) should reach KVPY on or before 12.9.08 (Friday).

g. KVPY will not be responsible for postal delays in receiving completed application.

h. Last date for receipt of the request for an application form.

1.By post


01 September 2008
2.In person at IISc


11 September 2008
3.Last date for receipt of the completed application (both Online/Hard Copy along with cast certificate, project report and processing fee )


12 September 2008

All correspondence should be addressed to:
The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik  Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012.

63 thoughts on “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana-2008 (KVPY)”

  1. Please advise the last date for submitting application for student who are in Grade X batch 2008-2009.

    that is whose result will be out only in May ‘2009.

  2. Kindly advise on application for KVPY exam 2009 as my 10th standard results are expected in May 2009

  3. My sons Deep Dey & Sudeep Dey will be completed Xth Board Exam on 2010. And next year they are going to appear for the test in KVPY. And minimum 75% is required in Maths & Science. But I want to know whether any relaxation for sports quota. Because they have completed black belt (Marhsall Art) in Taikwondoo. Please clarify the same so that I can be relaxed. Thanking you

  4. i have given class xii exam 2009 when can i apply for the kvpy fellowship award for the year 2009-2010

  5. i have completed my 10th in 2009 and results are out.please update the information how and when can i apply for kvpy.

  6. Respected Sir,

    How can apply for the session 2009-2010. As I have passed 10th board this yead. Now i want to be a part of this esteemed yojna. So, Please suggest me the right path…

    With Regds,

    Anshul Jain
    Standard: 11th
    Lovely Public School

  7. sir, i have completed Xth Board in this year and appearing in for the test in KVPY of current year kindly tell me about syllabus of this exam and natur of exam paper .
    Thanking you

  8. I am masha Nazeem from Kanyakumari studying XII std now in 2009-10 academic year. I would like to get KVPY fellowship.
    shall I eligible unde Stream SP(basic Sciences)?

  9. hello sir,
    i would like to know abt the criteria of analysis of the project work, some suggestions abt the same and the availability of sample papers for the exam if there are any other than the ones available on the site.
    thanking you,
    Saksham Bhatnagar


  11. respected sir, please send some model questions of the exam to my e-mail id [ [email protected] ]. i want to know from which topics questions will be asked. so please send the syllabus also.

  12. Sir, I would like sample papers for the KVPY test. I’m in the eleventh grade and will be taking the exam this sunday. I gave my tenth boards this year. Thanking you.

  13. Please write me the books to refered for the preparation of enterence exam. Now I am in X and want to appear for KVPY.

    Thanks, with regards

  14. I had given the kvpy test this year and have been selected for the interview in SX stream.I am really tensed about the interview procedure.Can you please throw some light regarding the pre interview preparations?

  15. My question is that I will appear in X Board in 2011 Through ICSE Board, Now I want to Know the Detail procedure for Adminission in KVPY.


  17. sir,i want to know about the kind of project to be submitted for sp(engg)stream & some example projects.

  18. I am currently a class 12 student, I have made a new mathematical trick, which I think would surely do good in KVPY, but the problem with me is that I am highly confused regarding the format in which the project report is to be submited and doubt on the clearity of my mathematical wrigting.

    I request you to kindly contact me and give me some guidance in this issue.

    My email id is [email protected]


  20. Sir,
    I want to apply for KVPY. I just completed my BE 2 year. Computer sc.
    please tell me what type of projects we should submit at

  21. plz tll me some latest tech topics reltd to kvpy n also d submsn date as d given date is nt correct so plz mail to my id

  22. Sir,
    Kindly let me know the nature of project i must take up as i am a B.Arch student.?Can i have more details on the aptitude test being held?

    • Stream SA (2010) – Download-

    • Stream SA (2009) – Download-• Stream SB (2009) – Download-

  24. sir pleaze tell me what kind of project is to be submitted in kvpy.i would be grateful if u mail me a sample project.

  25. Sir, u want to know the books i can reder for kvpy as im planning to appear the kvpy exam this year.Im so tensed .Sir please guide me and suggest a book for practise.Ill be grate ful sir.Thanking you,Priyanka

  26. hi i’ve passed my icse in 2009 with 94.6% and isc in 2011 with 94%(pcm)
    presently i am enrolled in I.T. college lko please tell me exactly about the course of kvpy the marking scheme and about the project as i wish to apply under the SB category also please suggest a book for its preparation

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