About the BS-MS Degree Programme at IISER
To promote high-quality science education, research, and training, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has set up seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, and Tirupati.
It is a five year degree program for bright and motivated science students who have passed (10+2) level. The program integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions.
The first two years of the program consist of core courses in basic sciences, the third and fourth years are dedicated to specialization in chosen science subjects and the fifth year includes a research project.
The training during the program enables students to pursue a career in academia, R&D institutes, and science-based industries. For candidates seeking admission to BS-MS dual degree in Engineering Sciences stream of IISER Bhopal, Mathematics at 10+2 level is mandatory.
From this year onward a four year BS programme in Economic Sciences is also being introduced in IISER Bhopal for students having mathematics at 10+2 level.
There are three channels of admission. Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through these channels.
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE) channel
State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel
Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2018-19 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.
Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2018 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBCNC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank should be within 10000.
Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2017 or 2018 with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards as given in the table below are eligible to apply. For the candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of the Other Backward Classes (OBCNC) and Persons with Disability (PD) categories, there is a 5% relaxation. The cut-off percentage for the Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Kashmiri Migrants (KM) candidates is 55% in (10+2) level for all boards.
Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test which will be conducted at various centres across the country. To calculate your percentage of marks obtained, use the percentage calculation method adopted by your board. The cut-off percentages of various boards are given here.
The deadlines for the three different streams are given below.
|May 21||Application portal opens at 9:00 AM|
|May 24||Application portal opens at 9:00 AM|
|June 08||Last date for applications till 12:00 noon|
|June 11||Application Portal opens at 9:00 AM|
|June 12||Last date for applications till 12:00 noon|
|June 13||List of allotted candidates published|
|June 14||Submission of SAF begins|
|June 18||Downloading of admit cards for IISER Aptitude Test begins|
|June 19||Last Date for submission of SAF|
|June 21||Last Date for application till 12:00 noon|
|June 24||IISER aptitude test (IAT)|
|June 25||List of allotted candidates published|
|June 26||Submission of SAF begins|
|June 30||Last Date for submission of SAF|
|July 03||Declaration of Results of IAT|
|July 04||Submission of SAF for first round of allotment begins|
|July 21||Last Date for submission of SAF for final round of allotment begins|
How to apply
Online application link will be available on this page starting May 21, 2018. The last dates for the different streams are given above.
Phone: +91 172 229 3122 (10 AM to 1 PM on weekdays)
For official website link, click here.