KVPY Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Exam Date

Aug 17, 2021

Result Date

Sep 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Science

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To encourage youth to pursue Basic Science and take up research, the Government of India through the Department of Science and Technology awards scholarships to students studying or willing to study Basic Science at undergrad level like BSc/SC/B. Math /B.Stat. /Int.MSc/Int.MS for a maximum of 5 years or until the Pre-PhD level. The fellowship is offered to all Indian nationals who are seeking to complete their higher education.

KVPY 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to apply for KVPY 2021 to seek a scholarship for pursuing or willing to pursue any basic science degree should belong to any one of the following streams:  

  • Stream SA-

    • Must be studying in class XI in the science stream in the academic year 2021,

    • Must have secured a minimum of 75% in mathematics and science in class X.

    • Must pursue BSc/SC/B.Math./B.Stat. /Int. MSc/Int. MS after securing a minimum aggregate score of 60% in Science subjects in class XII.

  • Stream SX-

    • Must be studying in class XII in the science stream in the academic year 2021 OR must be studying in the 2nd year of Cambridge International Examination Board in the academic year 2021,

    • Must have secured a minimum of 75% in mathematics and science in class X.

    • Must pursue BSc/SC/B.Math./B.Stat. /Int. MSc/Int. MS in 2021-22 after securing a minimum aggregate score of 60% in Science subjects in class XII.

  • Stream SB

    • Must be studying in the first year of UG programme in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics like BSc/SC/B.Math./B.Stat. /Int. MSc/Int. MS in the academic session 2021.

    • Must have secured a minimum aggregate score of 60% in Science subjects in class XII.

    • Must have secured a minimum aggregate score of 60% in the first-year final examination before taking up the fellowship (if awarded).

  • For SC/ST/PWD applicants a relaxation of 10% in the percentage of marks scored will be allowed.

  • Applicable streams at the undergraduate level are – Applied Physics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Botany, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental Science,  Physics, Mathematics,  Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Physiology, Marine Biology, Human Biology, Genetics, Geology, Geophysics, Materials Science and Zoology.

  • Students should note that the fellowship will be discontinued if the above marks/grade is not obtained. The Student is eligible to receive the KVPY fellowship up to Pre-PhD level or 5 years whichever is earlier.

  • If a KVPY Fellow opts out of the basic science (B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) stream at any stage, then IISc will forfeit the Fellowship and Contingency Grant forthwith.

  • In order for the renewal of KVPY Fellowship, it is mandatory for the KVPY Fellows to participate and perform satisfactorily in the summer programme/Project each year from the second year (B.Sc./B.S./B.Math./B.Stat /Integrated M.Sc./Integrated M.S.) onwards in an academic Institution of National or International repute or a DSIR approved research labs (in case of private lab or institutions).

  • KVPY does not allow its Fellows to receive simultaneously fellowship /scholarship from more than one source, either government or private. In case they are in receipt of any other fellowship or scholarship, they will have to relinquish it in order to avail of the KVPY Fellowship.

  • The candidates who hold a valid OCI/PIO card are also allowed to take up the KVPY Aptitude Test 2021.

  • The students or candidates who are pursuing an undergraduate course from any of the Distance Education schemes/correspondence courses from any university or institute are not eligible to apply.

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