PREMIUM : IACS Kolkata Integ BS-MS

IACS-UPST Entrance Exam

Exam name IACS-UPST
Notification Status Not Announced
Examination Body

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata

Examination Body Type Deemed Univ
Popularity Popular - All India
Summary

Course offered : 5 Year Integrated BS-MS in Science

About the institute : Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) is the oldest science research institute of its kind in India. Since its inception in 1876, IACS has been conducting research in fundamental sciences at the highest level. IACS is the only institution of India which has earned the Asia’s first and the country’s only Nobel Prize in Science on the basis of the work done from India. IACS has been conferred a Deemed to be University status under the de novo category for offering degrees in emerging areas of basic and applied sciences vide notification dated 26th May 2018 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. IACS is running its Integrated Bachelor's and Master's Program in Science and Master's /Integrated Master's-Ph.D. programs in various areas of Science along with regular Full-time Ph.D. Program under the different Schools, namely, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemical Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, School of Applied & Interdisciplinary Sciences, School of Materials Sciences and School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences.

Apart from fundamental researches in the various frontier areas of physics and chemistry, IACS has ventured in a significant way, for the past few years, into the emerging multidisciplinary areas such as non-conventional energy sources, advanced and novel nano-materials, chemical biology and interdisciplinary sciences.

About the course : IACS is conducting a de novo five year Integrated Bachelor's-Master's Program in Science for highly motivated students who have passed (10+2) Level Examination in science stream. The objective of this program is to provide high-quality education, research, and training in science. Through this special program, undergraduate teaching is integrated with modern research in all major Schools of Science. The first three semesters of the program will comprise foundational courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science and Biology. From the fourth semester onwards the students will choose one discipline (from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Computer Science) as major, subject to fulfilling eligibility criteria and availability of seats in the respective Schools. From seventh semester the students will be directly exposed to research.

Selection procedure : Selection will be based on performance in UG Pre-Interview Screening Test (UPST) followed by interview, subject to obtaining 60% marks (reservation criteria will apply as per rules) in the qualifying board (10+2) examination.

In addition, KVPY Fellows may be eligible for direct interview, depending on their rank and other screening criteria.

Stipend : Admitted students entering into the fourth year may be eligible to receive monthly stipend, following the institute norms (last year, the stipend offered was Rs.12,000 per month).

Reservation : Admission under the reserved categories, including EWS will be as per rule. See details at https://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/8174449_Letter---Reservation-for-EWS.pdf

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