The “Kishore Vaigyanik ProtsahanYojana” (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students for pursuing a research career.This program strives to assist the students to realise their potential and ensure that the best scientific talent is developed for research and growth in the country. Generous fellowship and contingency grant are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to the selected students. In addition, summer programs for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.
-Stream SA:Students enrolled in the XI Standard (Science Subjects) during the academic year 2012-13 and have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and SCIENCE subjects in the X Standard Board Examination -Stream SX: Students enrolled in XII Standard/ (+2) (Science subjects) during the academic year 2012 – 13 and aspiring to join undergraduate program in Basic Sciences (B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc./M.S.) for the session 2013 – 14 provided they have secured a minimum of 80% (70% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science subjects in the X Standard Board Examination -Stream SB:Students enrolled in the 1st year of B. Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc./M.S. during the academic year 2012–13 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in Science subjects in the XII Standard Board Examination.