Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during the press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Severine Rosario-Principal-Centre For Advanced Learning-Mangaluru said, “Ten students undergoing JEE Advanced/JEE-Main training at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) Kuntikan here have been selected for fellowships in the prestigious KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA (KVPY), 2014-2015. Scholarships up to Rs.1,12,000/- per annum. All of these students are pursuing their advanced education at CFAL. This achievement by our students shows that our children in Mangalore have the high caliber required for excelling in National level examinations- what they need is the right information and the right tools”.
She further said, “KVPY is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India in order to encourage students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in these fields. The selection procedure takes into account the academic performance of the student as well as their interest in pursuing research as a career. Selected students have the opportunity to get direct admission into prestigious institutions such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER’s) and other institutions in basic sciences. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented students who have an aptitude for research”.
The selected students are:
School/Pre-University Category Class studying
Pradeep Pai B Canara PUC
II PUC – Leon Fernandes -Lourdes Central School
SX-General Merit – XII Std.- Aneesh Aithal- Lourdes Central School
SX-General Merit- XII Std.- Vilas M- Lourdes Central School
SX-General Merit- XII Std.- Adarsh Somayaji- Canara PUC
SX-General Merit- II PUC- Siddarth V- NIOS(National Institute of Open Schooling)
SX-General Merit- XII Std.- Swapnil P Kumar- Lourdes Central School
SX-General Merit- XII Std.-Rithwik S V- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Panambur
SX-General Merit- XII Std.- Yashas Samaga- Lourdes Central School
SA-General Merit- XI Std.- Kenrick Pinto- Lourdes Central School
SA-General Merit- XI Std.- Pradeep Pai B; Leon Fernandes; Aneesh Aithal; Vilas M
Adarsh Somayaji; Siddharth V; Swapnil P Kumar; Rithwik S V; Yashas Samaga B L; Kenrick Pinto
SELECTION PROCEDURE: After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the 10thstandard board examination, around 10,000 students from India are called for a written test 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. 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.
CFAL has a progressive record of Kishore Vaiyani Scholars year after year. So far, 25 students have been selected as Kishore Vaigyanis. CFAL has the highest selections at KVPY, NTSE, JEE-Advanced & JEE-Main examinations in Mangalore.
Other members present at the press meet were Arthur Pais, Vice Principal, CFAL; and Henry Rosario, Co-ordinator, CFAL.