CFAL student secures top rank in KVPY 2016-2017

PRATHYUSH PRASANTH PODUVAL of CFAL secures ALL INDIA RANK – 26 and tops the ranking list in Mangalore!

Fourteen students of Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) Mangalore are selected for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship 


KVPY 2016-17 English Final Results

Fourteen students studying at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) Mangalore have been selected for fellowships in the prestigious KVPY 2016-2017. With these results, CFAL students have proved to be among the best in science and math subjects in India. Prathyush has an All India Rank of 26 and is the topper in Mangalore. Selected students receive scholarship of up to Rs.1,12,000 per annum.

Details of the selected students are:

Name of the Student AIR (All India Rank) Class studying
Prathyush Prasanth P. 26 I PUC
Suraj S. 288 I PUC
Aditya Prakash 290 XI Std
Krishna Swaroop 381 I PUC
Abel Shibu 383 XI Std
Aditya Upadhyaya 421 XII Std
Chaithanya Krishna Moorthy 536 XII Std
Prajna N. Hebbar 546 I PUC
Shashanka Katta 601 II PUC
Reewen George D’Silva 862 XII Std
Roshni Shetty 896 XII Std
Yashas Samaga B.L. 959 XII Std
Bavish K 971 XII Std
Rashmi B. Kasangeri 19 (category) XI Std

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is one of the most prestigious examinations conducted in India. KVPY is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The objective of this exam is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Basic Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country. These examinations require analytical skills and logical thinking- rote learning or memorization will not yield results. CFAL has a progressive record of nurturing Kishore Vaigyani Scholars year after year with the highest percentage selections and ranks. CFAL students have consistently attained the top ranks in Mangalore. 

All of these students are studying at CFAL. This achievement by our students shows that children in Mangalore have the high caliber required for excelling in National level examinations. Students in the region are intelligent and hardworking- right guidance at the right time, strong conceptual foundation and a proactive teacher and peer group can help children compete in national level exams.  These selected students 

have the opportunity to get direct admission into some of the most prestigious institutions in the country such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER’s) and other institutions in basic sciences.

CFAL is happy and honored to have record- breaking results in the region. CFAL is situated at Bejai-Kapikad Road, Mangalore. CFAL aims to promote a passion for Math and Science learning among students and has the best results in Mangalore in all STEM related examinations including JEE, NTSE, KYPY, OLYMPIADS etc. The outstanding results of our students proves that given the right learning environment, children from the region can match or even outperform their peers from the Tier 1 cities. While rote-learning and learning for the sake of marks characterizes many institutions in the region, passion for the subject is what CFAL aims to attain. The outcome is deep understanding of the subject and excellence in math and science. The vision of CFAL is to inculcate interest in basic sciences and to encourage research and innovation in the field of Math and Science.

Fellowship Details:

More information about KVPY: 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Aptitude Test:After scrutiny of application forms and meeting the eligibility criteria for various streams, all eligible students will be called for aptitude test conducted both in Hindi and English at different centers across the country, 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. 

Basic Sciences

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency Grant

during 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math. / Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.

Rs. 5000

Rs. 20000

during M. Sc. / 4th to 5th  years of Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.

Rs. 7000

Rs. 28000

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. 

For further information, you can call the Program Coordinators at

9845737120, 9901115108 or 9740939374.

Present at the press meet:

Dr. Srikanth Pai, (Doctorate from IISc Bangalore), teaches math and physics at CFAL. 

Ms. Severine Rosario, Program Coordinator, Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL)

Mr. Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL)