The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptional and highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

The advertisement for the KVPY Scholarship exam appears in all the national dailies usually on the Technology Day (May 11) and the Second Sunday of July every year.

Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. For receiving a fellowship, both aptitude test and interview marks are considered. Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph.D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier.


BASIC SCIENCES(for students appearing in SA/ SX/ SB stream of KVPY and awarded scholarship) Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
During 1st to 3rd year of-B.Sc./ B.S./ B.Stat./ B.Math./ Integrated M.Sc./ M.S. Rs. 5000 Rs. 20000
During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th year of Integrated M.Sc. / M.S./ M.Math./ M.Stat. Rs. 7000 Rs. 28000

In addition, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.