Programs Offered: (1) 5-Year BS-MS Integrated Dual Degree Program and (2) 4-Year BS in Economic Sciences
To promote high quality scientific 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. The IISERs offer wonderful opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students seeking fulfilling science-based careers. Students can learn the basic sciences through a detailed program and, in parallel, work on cutting-edge research alongside exceptional faculty members. Each IISER is an autonomous institution which awards the degrees.
5-Year Dual Degree BS-MS Programs:
This is a fully residential program. 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.
Intake: Total 1300
Berhampur — 100
Bhopal — 250 (Basic Sciences – 200; Engineering Sciences – 50)
Kolkata — 200
Mohali — 200
Pune — 200
Thiruvananthapuram — 200
Tirupati — 150
SC — 15%, ST — 7.5%, OBCNC (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) — 27%, PD — 3% supernumerary, KM — 1 seat in each IISER, supernumerary.
4-Year BS in Economic Sciences offered at IISER Bhopal:
IISER Bhopal offers four years BS Programme in Economic Sciences for bright and motivated science students who have passed (10+2) with mathematics as one of the subjects. The programme integrates classroom learning with research. The training during the programme enables students to pursue careers in academia, industry or government organizations.
- The first year of the programme consists of core courses in basic sciences and introductory courses in Economics.
- The next three years are dedicated to specialization in Economic Sciences.
- The students pursuing the BS Programme in Economic Sciences can also earn a ‘minor’ degree in other disciplines after fulfilling the prerequisites laid down by the respective department.
- After spending four years in BS programme in Economic Sciences, students have the option to obtain BS-MS (Dual Degree) in Economic Sciences by spending an additional year devoted to courses and research project.
The number of seats available for BS degree in Economic Sciences in IISER Bhopal is 40 for the year 2018.
Mode of selection:
There are three channels of admission. Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through these channels.
Mode 1: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 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. (No need to take IISER Aptitude Test)
Mode 2: Joint Entrance Examination - Advanced of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE) channel (No need to take IISER Aptitude Test): 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.
Mode 3: State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel (IISER Aptitude Test): 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 in Eligibility Section are eligible to apply.
- Max 50% seats: Through KVPY and JEE channels.
- Remaining seats: Through the SCB channel based on the merit in the IISER aptitude test. Unfilled seats from KVPY and JEE channels will be added to the SCB channel for allotment.
- Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2016 or 2017 with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards as given in the Eligibility Section are eligible to apply via Mode 3 (SCB channel via IISER Aptitude Test)
Total fee at the time of admission: varies in each institute. 100% Tuition fee waiver for students belonging to SC/ST community.
IISER Bhopal, IISER Behrampur:
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 45,675 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 30300, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 1500, Other fees/sem: Rs.10000, One-time fee: Rs. 5500)
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 15375
IISER Kolkata :
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 45,675 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 32200, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 6075, Other fees/sem: Rs.4000, One-time fee: Rs. 3400)
For SC/ST /PD/KM candidates: Rs. 13475
IISER Mohali (2017 Data):
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 38,389 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 32,000, Other fees/sem: Rs.4500, One-time fee: Rs. 2389)
For SC/ST/PD candidates: Rs. 10,889
IISER Pune (2017 Data):
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 42,449 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 27500, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 2000, Other fees/sem: Rs.9949, One-time fee: Rs. 3000)
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 14949
IISER Thiruvananthapuram :
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 46,515 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 30300, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 3025, Other fees/sem: Rs.11940, One-time fee: Rs. 1250)
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 16215
IISER Tirupati :
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 44,899 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 30250, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 2500, Other fees/sem: Rs.9149, One-time fee: Rs. 3000)
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 14649
KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs will draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition, a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships of ₹5000/- per month will be available for candidates admitted through JEE and SCB channels.