Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

Department of Science and Technology


The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students who are studying Basic Sciences to take up research career in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research.

This program aims to assist the students to realize their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. 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. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

The Department of Science and Technology, 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 set up a Management Committee and a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation. A core committee looks after both the day-to-day and academic aspects of the KVPY Program.

To Apply

1. Candidates are required to fill all the required details carefully without making any mistake. 

2. A valid E‑mail and Mobile Number is mandatory for the registration of your Online Application. The E‑Mail id and Mobile number should be kept active till the declaration of results (Aptitude test and Interview). KVPY will send important information with regard to your application and examination on this registered E‑Mail/​Mobile number. In case, a candidate does not have a valid personal email ID, he/​she should create his/​her own new email ID before filling up the online application. 

3. After receiving the confirmation of registration on your e‑mail / mobile, you may login with the user ID and password. 

4. Before submitting the application form, the candidates should carefully verify the data. Once submitted, no changes in the application form will be entertained. 

5. The online application form involves the following process: Registration/​login, personal details, academic details, uploading of photograph, signature and other required documents, payment of fee and final submission. 

6. Before applying online, the candidate will be required to have a soft copy / scanned (digital) image (in JPG/JPEG format) of his/​her recent Passport Size Photograph (less than 150 KB) and Signature (less than 80 KB). Candidates should ensure that both photograph and signature are saved on the PC/​Laptop/​Other Media. The SC/ST and PWD candidates must upload scanned copy of caste (SC and ST) and medical certificate (for PWD) in PDF format (less than 300 KB). 

7. Candidates can check their eligibility for various streams offered at KVPY through this link .

8. It is advised that the candidates who completed the application form must proceed to the payment immediately. Payment can be done by using a Credit Card, ATM-Debit Card or Net Banking. No other means of payment will be accepted. After the successful payment, the transaction details will be displayed. The candidates may note down the transaction details. Once the payment is successful, no refund of application fee will be done.

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