KVPY: Another feather in Kota coaching institutes’ cap

After reigning supreme at the Indian National Olympiads, the institutes in the coaching capital have claimed huge success in the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY 2015) Fellowship scheme. The results of the tests were declared today. Most of the coaching institutes here have stormed the scene, claiming many selections, including those in Top 10, Top 50 and Top 100 rankers.

Resonance Institute has claimed 407 selections, including state toppers of Rajasthan, Odisha and Karnataka. RK Verma, Managing Director, Resonance Adventures Private Limited, said, “407 students from our institute have been selected for KVPY Fellowship, of which 200 students are from classroom coaching and 207 from distance learning programme. Eight of our students are in Top 50 Merit List of KVPY.” Three of Resonance Institute’s students who have stood first in the states are Yash Jain (Rajasthan), Ninand Huilgol (Karnataka) and Anubhav Satpathy (Odisha). The state toppers have got good rankings at the national level as well. Yash has secured All India Rank (AIR) 8, Ninand (AIR 17) and Anubhav (AIR 26) in the General category of KVPY.

Allen Career Institute is not far behind. It has claimed 217 selections, with four of its students in Top 10 Merit List and 32 in Top 100. Brajesh Maheshwari, Director, Allen Career Institute, said, “Our students in Top 10 Merit List include Sanjay Shah (AIR 6), Utkarsh Anand (AIR 7), Bhavesh Dhingra (AIR 10) and Ujjawal Gauri (Reserved Category, AIR 5). In Top 100 Merit List, 32 students of Class 11 and 12 succeeded in bagging KVPY Fellowship.”

The others who have made a mark include Rao IIT Academy, which has claimed 28 selections, and Career Point Institute whose 23 students made it this year.

A programme started by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, KVPY aims to encourage students, who are studying basic sciences, to take up research career in science. This scheme will assist the students to realise their potential and to ensure that the best scientific talent is groomed for research and development in the country. Generous fellowship and contingency grants are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre-PhD level or 5 years, whichever is earlier. Also, summer camps for the KVPY Fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.