Teacher Recommendation Form


Prof. Puspendu Kumar Das
December, 2015
Dear Teacher,
The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a programme initiated by the Department of
Science and Technology, Government of India to identify and attract bright young students to a research
career in science. This programme was started in 1998 and is now in its 17
year of operation.
The selection of students for award of KVPY Fellowship has several stages. After an initial short listing
of applicants, about 97467 students were invited to appear for an All-India Examination, which was held
in over 184 Schools 37 centers all over India on 1
November 2015. Stream SX Students who are
enrolled in XII Standard (Basic Science Subjects), during the academic year 2015-16 have been
selected for interviews.
I am happy to inform you that the student bearer of this letter has been selected to appear for the
interview to be held during January/February 2016, which is the final stage of the selection procedure. In
order to judge these young students’ potential properly, I would like you to share with us some aspects
of her/his academic background. Your observation would be invaluable in helping us to encourage
her/him to perform well during the interview as well as for us to evaluate the students’ inclination for a
research career in Basic Sciences. In particular, we are interested in finding out the interest and abilities
of the students going beyond the prescribed syllabus of her/his course. Such information can only be
given by teachers like you.
I request you to kindly fill in the attached questionnaire and return it in the enclosed envelope to the
student. The envelope may please be sealed, and your signature affixed on the flap. The student will
bring this form to the interview.
Thanking you and with kind regards,
Yours sincerely,


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