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Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a national level scholarship program up to Pre-Ph.D level. It is organized by IISc Bangalore annually. KVPY Eligibility includes age criteria, citizenship and academic criteria for each stream. The minimum age required to apply for SA stream is 16 years. The lower age limit for SX stream is 17 years. The candidates who apply for SB stream must be 18 years old. Only Indian candidates can apply for the KVPY Fellowship programme.

For Stream SA
  • Those candidates studied in XI Standard (Science Subjects) can apply for this test.
  • Candidates have to score at least 75% marks (65% marks in case of the SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science & Mathematics subjects in Class X.
  • Candidates have to secure minimum 60% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate in Science Subjects in XII Standard Board Examination.
  • Selected students fellowship will be activated only when they join an UG programme in Basic Science (B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS) in the academic year 2020-2021.
  • During the interim period of one year, students will be invited for the National Science (Vijyoshi) Camp and their travel and other related expenses will be sponsored by KVPY.
For Stream SX
  • Candidates studying in 12th can apply under this stream. They must score 60% in the 12th Board exam (50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates)
  • Selected students fellowship will be activated only when they join an UG programme in Basic Science (B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS) in the next academic year.
  • According to KVPY eligibility criteria 2019, Candidates must secure minimum 75% marks in class 10 while SC/ST/PwD candidates have scored 65% in aggregate of all Science subjects and Mathematics.
For Stream SB
  • Those candidates studied in 1st year of UG course in Basic Science such as Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics and Biology leading to B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math. /Int.M.Sc/MS can appear for this exam.
  • Candidates have to secure at least 60% marks in case of GEN category & 50% marks in case of SC/ST/PWD category in aggregate in Science subjects in Intermediate Board Examination.
  • Candidates have to obtain 60% marks (50% Marks for SC/ST/PWD category) in the 1st year final examination of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat./B.Math./Int.M.Sc/MS before taking up the fellowship, if awarded

The fellowship and the contingency grant offered to students is listed in the table below:

Fellowship Monthly Fellowship Annual Contingency Grant
SA/SX/SB- during 1st to 3rd years of - B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S. Rs. 5000 Rs. 20000
SA/SX/SB- during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S./M.Math./M.Stat. Rs. 7000 Rs. 28000
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