The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana or KVPY 2021 exam had earlier been scheduled for November 07, 2021. However, the examination now stands postponed. As per the official website kvpy.iisc.ernet.in, further updates regarding the examination will now be made available on the website. Primarily, the decision to postpone the examination was due to the litigation filed in the Madras HC demanding the exam to be conducted in all regional languages as well instead of English and Hindi only.
For this year, as per the verdict of Madras HC, the examination will be conducted in two languages only – English and Hindi. This is because preparing the question papers in the regional languages, as argued by the ASG representing the government, will take around six months’ time. Eventually, leading to its cancellation. Next year onwards however, the KVPY examination will be conducted in the regional languages, as directed by the honourable court. The process in this regard will commence soon.
On Tuesday, the bench of judges comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P D Audikesavalu dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and directed the centre to make arrangements for conducting the in only two languages for this year. The court further sought an affidavit from the centre, by November 15, making the statement that the examination will be conducted in all regional languages from next year.
It is expected that with this move, the KVPY exam will become more accessible to the young aspirants in the country once the language barrier is removed. At this point, the final order regarding the upcoming KVPY 2021 exam will be passed only after the government presents the affidavit.
With the judgement being passed by the Madras High Court, it is expected that the revised dates of KVPY 2021 will be released soon on the official website. Hence, students should keep an eye on the official website to catch up with all the latest updates related to the examination. KVPY is conducted every year for the students of class 11th, 12th, or UG (first-year course) in Basic Sciences. The students who qualify for this examination become eligible for a fellowship.
The fellowship amount ranges from Rs 5000 to Rs 7000 per month. This fellowship is awarded only on the basis of the KVPY aptitude test and not on an interview. As per the previous advertisement, the application fee is Rs 1250 for the general category students and Rs 625 for the SC, ST and PwD category ones. The test will be conducted at various centres across the country.