Friday, June 8, 2012


Stream SP (Basic Sciences): Students enrolled in XI/XII standard, I/II year (B.Sc./B.S./Int. M.Sc.) in Basic Sciences during the academic year 2011 – 2012 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the X & XII Standard Board Examinations. A hard copy of an original and creative science based research project done by the applicant is required along with the application. In addition to this, students enrolled in I/II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. during the academic year 2011–2012 and have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in X and XII Standard Board Examinations. Students enrolled in the II year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. program  must have secured a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST) marks in the I year examination. A hard copy of an original and creative science based research project done by the applicant is required along with the application 

SP (Basic Science / Engineering students)

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency Grant

1st, 2nd and 3rd yearRs. 5000Rs. 20000
During Subsequent YearsRs. 7000Rs. 28000

Note for Students applying for  Stream SP (Basic Sciences)
This has been started in order to  recognize and encourage creative and innovative talent of youngsters. The project done by the applicant as a part of this application must be based on a novel and innovative idea. The project can be experimental or theoretical in nature. However, the project must show that the applicant is creative and adventurous, and ready to explore. The project should not merely reflect use of certain techniques or reporting of routine experimentation, an improvement of an existing product or a technique may be accepted provided such improvement involves originality and creativity. One may try to incorporate some addition to the design or practical implementation that improves an existing technique. The main criteria that would be followed for selection for the interview would be originality and innovation. Only after these criteria are met, the level of sophistication and the nature of the project would be taken into consideration.


KVPY applicant is required to submit the project report, chosen and executed by the candidate exclusively for this application. The projects done jointly with other candidates are not considered for KVPY Fellowship award. Applicant’s creativity and originality should be amply reflected in the project. This project has to be supervised by a teacher/professional in the relevant field. Based on the project submitted and scrutiny of the application form, short listed candidates will be called for an interview, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The interview will be conducted at IISc, Bangalore during the month of December 2011 or January 2012.
Please Note that applications without the project report will not be considered. The project should not be a routine one (such as measuring a well known property of a material) The supervising teacher / professional is required to provide a recommendation letter certifying the extent of the applicant’s original contribution in the project.


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 (will open in new window). 
  • For Online application forms, click here (will open in new window). 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 "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana(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. 

    Download Pay-In-Slip: .pdf format or .doc format.

    * Girl students are exempted from payment of processing fee.

    ** Physically and visually challenged candidates are exempted from payment of the processing fee.
  • 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
    • Medical certificate from the prescribed authority in case of physically and visually challenged candidates.
    • 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 12.9.2011 (Monday).
  • KVPY will not be responsible for postal delays in receiving completed application.
  • Last date for receipt of the request for application form.
1.By post:02 September 2011
2.In person at IISc:09 September 2011
  • Last date for closing of Online application                   : 09 September 2011
  • Last date for receipt of the completed application       : 12 September 2011
    (both Online/Hard Copy along with cast certificate, 
    project report and processing fee) :

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


  • Mailing Address:

    The Convener
    Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 
    Indian Institute of Science 
    Bangalore - 560 012 
  • Fax: (080) 2360 1215 
  • Telephone: (080) 2360 1008, 2293 2975 / 76 (EPBX 11-22) 
  • Email
    For Application related queries:
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