Vadodara: As many as 36 city students have qualified for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) — the prestigious national-level programme of fellowship in basic science — funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, which had conducted the aptitude test in January declared the results on Tuesday. According to private coaching institutes, 27 students of SX stream (students enrolled in class XI) and nine students of SA stream (students enrolled in Class XII) have qualified from the city.
“18 students from our institute have been awarded the KVPY fellowship,” said M L Jain and Priyank Bariar, managing partner of FIITJEE Vadodara centre.
While Aayush Dasgupta bagged All India Rank (AIR) 39, Akshat Sanghvi bagged AIR 192 and Maharshi Kadeval AIR 215.
“AIR 39 has boosted my confidence for the next level preparation for JEE Advanced,” said Aayush, thanking his parents and teachers for constant motivation, encouragement and mentoring.
“Six students from our centre have been selected in KVPY 2020-21,” said Jeetu Vijay, managing director of RJ Vision Pvt Ltd. Divija Nanavati, Shrey Patel, Atreya Aiyer, Hiranya Dave, Anjali Sharma and Sur Shah are the students from the institute who have qualified for the scholarship.