KVPY 2021 revised exam date released; check schedule

IISc Bangalore has announced the revised exam dates for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) exam. The exam will now be held on May 22, 2022. The KVPY exam was previously scheduled for January 9, 2022, but was postponed due to a spate of Covid cases in the country.

The new date of May 22, 2022 was announced by the authorities through the official website — kvpy.iisc.ac.in.

KVPY is an ongoing national program of fellowship in Basic Sciences initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The purpose of this exam is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to embark on a research career in science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of undergraduate program in Basic Sciences, namely B.Sc./BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./MS in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology with an aptitude for scientific research. At IISc, special groups/committees are set up to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centers in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, selected students are invited for an interview, the final stage of the selection procedure. To receive a fellowship, both the aptitude test and the interview grades will be taken into account.

For the first to third year of B.Sc./BS/B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /MS candidates will be given a monthly scholarship of Rs. 5000 and annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000. In the first and second year of M.Sc. or fourth and fifth years of Integrated M.Sc. / MS, the monthly stipend is Rs. 7000 and annual contingency grant is Rs. 28000.

Sajal Jain
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