Mangaluru: 11 students of CFAL to be awarded KVPY fellowship

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Mangaluru, Mar 25: As many as 11 students of Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Mangaluru, have been selected for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowships for 2019-20 in the general category. Among the 11 students, two students Pranav Rao (II PUC) and Druhan Shah (I PUC) have secured AIR 70 & 78 respectively, making it the best results in Mangalore.

What makes the feat really special is that all the students have secured the KVPY fellowships in the general category. The students will be awarded with scholarships ranging from Rs 80,000 to Rs 1,12,000 per annum to continue their education in the basic Science stream. They also stand a chance to study in top educational institutes in the country. The award of KVPY fellowship is based on the marks obtained by the candidate: 75 % of the marks in the Aptitude Test + 25 % of the marks in the Interview. About 1,500 students from all over the country in each category were selected for the final interview this year.

As many as 5 students in the SA category and 6 students in the SX category respectively have been selected from CFAL. SA, SX and SB are the 3 streams under which KVPY is conducted. Stream SA: The students studying in class 11 (Science Subjects) choose Stream SA and students studying in Class 12 (Science Subjects) choose Stream SX while appearing for KVPY Exam. The students studying in first year of any undergraduate programme choose Stream SB. CFAL has a progressive record of nurturing Kishore Vaigyani Scholars year after year with highest percentage, selections and ranks and the students have consistently attained the top ranks in Mangaluru. They have 78 KVPY scholars, the highest in Dakshina Kannada District. Prominent among them are Sumith (AIR – 7 in 2013-14), Kenrick Pinto (AIR – 16 in 2015-16), Prathyush Poduval (AIR -7 in 2017-18), Vishnu Bharadwaj (AIR – 35 in 2018-19), Shreyas Pai (AIR – 68, 2018-19).

List of selected students:

All India Rank List – General Merit cut off marks are:

• Stream – SA (53.00 % and above)
• Stream – SX (55.00 % and above)
• Stream – SB (50.00 % and above)

All India Rank List - SC/ST students cut off marks:

• Stream – SA (42.00 % and above)
• Stream – SX (45.00 % and above)
• Stream – SB (40.00 % and above)

About KVPY

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), one of the most prestigious examinations conducted in India is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The objective of this exam is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Basic Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country. These examinations require analytical skills and logical thinking- rote learning or memorization will not yield results.

Aptitude Test: After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centres across the country, in the month of October/ November each year. Based on their performance in this written examination, students with the highest scores are called for interview. After the interview the selected students are declared as “KISHORE VAIGYANI “and they are eligible for this National Level Fellowship.

Besides receiving a scholarship of Rs. 80,000/- to Rs.1,12,000/- per annum as fellowship, these students are also entitled to several other benefits- They get direct admission to institutions that specialize in Basic Sciences, they can attend study camps organized by various scientific institutions and can attend lectures and workshops of renowned scientists. Besides this, an I.D. card is provided to them which gives them access to various prestigious Laboratories, Libraries, scientific and research institutions throughout the country.

Fellowship Details:

CFAL – Institution with the highest number of KVPY Scholars in Dakshina Kannada

CFAL is happy and honoured to have record- breaking results in the region and aims to promote a passion for Math and Science learning among students. CFAL has the best results in Mangaluru in all STEM related examinations including JEE, NTSE, KYPY, OLYMPIADS etc. The outstanding results of their students proves that given the right learning environment, children from the region can match or even outperform their peers from the Tier 1 cities. While rote-learning and learning for the sake of marks characterizes many institutions in the region, passion and excellence in the subject is what CFAL aims to attain. The outcome is deep understanding of the subject and excellent performance in exams. The vision of CFAL is to inculcate interest in basic sciences and to encourage research and innovation in the field of Math and Science.

For further details please contact:

Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) at Bejai-Kapikad
9900520233/ 99722 75120

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