Bangalore, March 30, 2016: Once again the students of BASE bring outstanding results in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) examination 2016, a Government of India initiative to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers. 33 out of 37 students from BASE have qualified in the interview round and are eligible for the KVPY fellowship. This prestigious scholarship program is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore). Scholarships are provided (up to the pre-Ph.D. level) to the selected students. Apart from the scholarship, the qualification in KVPY is used as a basis for admission to many premier institutions like IISc, Bangalore and IISERs.
Speaking on the occasion, Vallish Herur, Director of BASE said, “The tradition of creating success in Karnataka continues this year too. BASE students have bagged the top ranks in both SA (Students enrolled in XI Standard) & SX (Students enrolled in XII Standard) in Karnataka. Deeparaj Bhat has bagged 15th All India Rank in SX stream and Ninad Huilgol has bagged 17th All India Rank in SA stream. 100% of SX and 92% of SA (Gen merit) students who qualified in Aptitude test have cleared the interview round and are eligible for KVPY fellowship. We shall continue our tradition to strive & improve each year”.