CFAL STUDENT SUMITH SECURES ALL INDIA RANK SEVEN (AIR-7) IN KVPY 2013-2014

FIRST STUDENT IN THE HISTORY OF DAKSHINA KANNADA & UDUPI TO SECURE SUCH A HIGH RANK Three students of Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) Mangalore, selected for “KVPY Kishore Vaigyani” fellowship 2013-2014. Scholarships up to Rs.1,12,000/- per annum

Three students undergoing JEE-Advanced/JEE-Main training at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangalore, have been selected for fellowships in the prestigious KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA (KVPY), 2013-2014. The selected students are Sumith of Sharada P.U. College, Adarsh Somayaji of Canara P.U. College & Shamitha of Kendirya Vidyalaya Panambur. All of these students are pursuing their advanced education at CFAL. History is being made in Mangalore by Sumith! Never before has such a high rank been obtained by anyone in the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. This achievement by our student 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.

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 researchs

Fellowship Details:

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.  This year 1255 students were selected nationally as finalists. 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, 15 students have been selected as Kishore Vaigyanis.  CFAL has the highest selections at KVPY, NTSE, JEE-Advanced & JEE-Main examinations in Mangalore

For further details please contact : Centre For Advanced Learning(CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangalore.

Phone : 2249220/2214100/9845737120/9972275120.Website: www.cfalindia.org

Present at the press meet: Mrs. Severine Rosario, Principal, CFALKuntikan, Mangalore, Mr. Arthur Pais, Vice Principal, CFALKuntikan, Mangalore, Mr. Henry Rosario, Co-ordinator, CFAL Kuntikan, Mangalore