Is this grant only for students in Final year?
Yes. Our aim is to help students who see potential in their graduation project and want to meaningfully continue/conclude it after college. While the applications will be accepted while students are still in their college, the grant will be provided only after they have successfully completed their college. The graduation projects will be examined very closely for the grant. Students will have to justify the process and deliverables of the project.
Is there a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) needed?
You must have passed all your previous courses and semesters and should not carry any backlogs. You have to produce attested documents and passing certificates ofyou’re your previous semesters.
What should be the background of the project? Are there any set categories?
Your project needs to fall into any of these categories-innovative, creative and design. As long as your project meets these needs and can justify the grant, it will be considered.
Will I get a mentor?
No. We will just provide you with financial assistance. You can have your own mentor for the project but you should produce a no objection certificate from the mentor. The grant will not help the mentor in any manner.
Will I have to make a final presentation?
Yes, after your project is completed (with the Kyoorius Grant), you have to make a final presentation and document the entire project.
Are visual aids for the application compulsory?
No, but visual aids like photographs, videos, presentations etc. will make your application much stronger.
What will be the criteria of selection?
Potential of your project and idea, how well have you planned and justified the project.
What if I want to start a self-initiated project? Will I get assistance?
No. The grant is only for Final Year Degree/Diploma projects.
Once I get the grant, what if the project is not working out as planned or if I lose interest? Will the grant be withdrawn and would I have to give a refund
Yes, the grant will be withdrawn. Also, the grant is only given in installments at various stages of the development of your project.
Is there a set time frame?
Yes, the project should be finished in maximum six months.
What if my project cost exceeds the limit of Rs 1 lakh?
We would still like you to send in your entry justifying the same. If your project idea is extremely strong, we can consider it as a special case.
When can I apply?
You can apply in the month of December or June. You can apply when you are half way through your final year project, but the grant will be provided only once you complete your college.
Will Kyoorius give me set guidelines and milestones before commencing the project under the grant?
No. You have to provide a plan for the same. Kyoorius will approve the milestones and budget for milestone. To achieve each milestone, we will give you a part of the financial assistance in advance.
Will Kyoorius own rights to my project?
What exactly is the NOC? How do I go about it?
NOC is a No Objection certificate which will validate that you (and your team members) hold rights for the project and the grant and your faculty, college or any other person/organization does not have any objection to it.