The Government of India instituted a fellowship programme in 1999, the
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana - (KVPY) to attract students to
research careers in Science, Engineering and Medicine. It is funded by
the Department of Science and Technology New Delhi and coordinated by the Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangalore. In addition, the Indian
Institute of Science handles all aspects of Science Stream, while the
Engineering and Medicine Streams are handled by the Indian Institute of
Technology-Bombay, Mumbai and the Indian Council of Medical Research,New Delhi respectively.The Fellowship is open to students completing X Std, XII Std, I year.B.Sc., I year BE and I Year M.B.B.S. Further details are available on the
KVPY website: http://www.iisc.ernet.in/kvpy.