Announcement for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY 2010)

The “Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana” is an ongoing program started by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented students with aptitude for research.

This program strives to assist the students to realise their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is tapped for research and development in the country. Generous scholarships are provided (up to the pre-Ph.D. level) to the selected students.
The KVPY is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The program is administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore). The selection of students from those studying in +1, +2, any U.G. Program in Science / Medicine and also Engineering students having aptitude for scientific research, are carried out by IISc (Bangalore), IIT-Bombay (Mumbai), and ICMR (New Delhi), respectively, in association with two Zonal Centers one at Kolkata (Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata) and another at Mumbai (HBCSE, TIFR). There are special groups or committees set up at IISc, which screen the applications, conduct interviews at various centers, make the final selection.

The Department of Science and Technology – the nodal agency of the Government has entrusted the overall responsibility for organizing the scheme to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and set up a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for overseeing its implementation. A Basic Committee and a National Scientific Committee look after both the administrative and academic aspects of the KVPY Program.

APPLICATIONS
Request for Application Form

• Each Stream has its own application form. Students who wish to apply for more than one Streams should submit separate applications.
• Applicants may apply either by Hard copy or Online.
• For Online application forms, click here. Those who are unable to apply online, may request for a Hard Copy.
• Hard copy of the application form can be obtained from KVPY on request by remitting a processing fee*, ** of Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST) at any core banking branches of STATE BANK OF INDIA, payable at all branches in India into the credit of Administrative Executive “KVPY A/c. No. 10270577392” and sending the “Pay-In-Slip” along with the request, clearly indicating the stream (i.e. SA, SB, SP) on the envelope

* Girl students are exempted from payment of processing fee.

** Physically challenged candidates are exempted from payment of the fee and should provide the certificate issued by the competent authority.
• The SC/ST – candidates should provide a copy of the caste certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed proforma.
• The completed application form along with the

Caste certificate in the case of SC/ST candidate
Project report in the case of SP (Basic Sciences/Medicine).
Copy of the marks statement of the qualifying examination(s), in the case of Stream SP.
The original copy of the challan of processing fee of Rs. 200/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ST)
should reach KVPY on or before 10.9.2010 (Friday).

• KVPY will not be responsible for postal delays in receiving completed application.
• Last date for receipt of the request for application form.
By post : 01 September 2010
In person at IISc : 09 September 2010
• Last date for closing of Online application : 09 September 2010
• Last date for receipt of the completed application (both Online/Hard Copy along with cast certificate, project report and processing fee) : 10 September 2010

All correspondence should be addressed to:
The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012.
For details check

http://www.kvpy.org.in/main/

Born in Bilaspur, Dr. Vatsayayan is at present working as a Assistant Professor at Aerospace Engineering Department of IIT, Mumbai, India.

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