Aakash Institute student Chirag from Pune bags third rank all-India in KVPY national fellowship program  

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PUNE, April 30, 2019:

Pune boy Chirag Falor, a student of Aakash Institute, has done the city proud by grabbing third position in the country in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), the National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences run by the Indian Institute of Science and funded by the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

Chirag emerged in the top three rank out of all students in general category who cleared the renowned national fellowship. The KVPY program is meant to attract exceptional school students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science. Generous fellowships are provided up to the pre-Ph.D. level to selected KVPY Fellows by the Indian Government.

Congratulating Chirag, Aakash Chaudhry, CEO & Whole-time Director, Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), said, “We at Aakash believe in imparting quality test preparatory services to students. We are glad to announce that three students from Aakash are in the Top 10 list in the country in KVPY this year, which is considered among one of the toughest examinations in India. Congratulations to Chirag and all other Aakash students for performing well in KVPY. We are delighted that the hard work put in by our students and faculty has paid off.”

Nationwide, in the general category, 17 out of Top 30 students in KVYP are from Aakash Institute this year. In addition, the following 6 Aakash students from Classroom program have emerged in Top 10 ranks in KVYP exam results:

· Akshat Kaushik from Varanasi bagged Rank 1

· Chirag Falor from Pune, Maharashtra bagged Rank 3

· Sarvagya Jain from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, bagged Rank 4

· Arnav Upadhayaya from Meerut, UP, bagged Rank 13

· Dhruv Kushwaha from Lucknow, UP, bagged Rank 10

Selection of the students to KVPY is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences having aptitude for scientific research. Special groups and Committees are set up at IISc to screen the applications and conduct an aptitude test at various centres in the country. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students are called for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure.

The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

Aakash Institute aims to help students in their quest to achieve academic success. It has a centralized in-house process for curriculum and content development and faculty training and monitoring, led by its National Academic Team. Over the years, students from Aakash have shown proven selection track record in various Medical & Engineering entrance exams and competitive exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads.