IISER Indian Institute for Science Education & Research

IISER Entrance Exam

Exam name IISER
Notification Status Announced
Examination Body

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER)

Examination Body Type Institute of National Importance
Popularity Popular - All India
Summary

Programs Offered:  (1) 5-Year BS-MS Integrated Dual Degree Program and (2) 4-Year BS in Economics and Engineering 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.

Programs offered at each of the seven IISERs:
5 Year Integrated BS-MS: Offered Majors range from
* Biological Sciences
* Chemical Sciences
* Earth & Climate Sciences/Earth & Environmental Sciences
* Economic Sciences
* Engineering Sciences (Chemical Engineering, Data Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
* Geological Sciences
* Integrated & Interdisciplinary Sciences (Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Data Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences)
* Mathematical Sciences
* Physical Sciences
depending on the institute.

Students are trained in various disciplines of basic sciences as per the designed curriculum of respective IISERs during the formative year(s). Subsequently, they can take up a specialized subject(s). Please refer to the website of individual IISERs for a description of their curriculum structure.

4 Year BS:  Offered only at IISER Bhopal.
Two streams offered: Engineering Sciences and Economics
Engineering Stream: Chemical Engineering, Data Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  The courses in the above disciplines are designed to enable students to pursue careers in the industry, academia, or government organizations. 
Humanities and Social Science discipline (Economic Sciences):  Students must have taken mathematics in (10+2). The training during the programme enables students to pursue careers in academia, industry or government organizations.  

Intake: Total 1734 seats (Approx)
5-Year BS-MS Integrated Program
Berhampur — 256
Bhopal — 252 (Basic Sciences – 202; Engineering/Economics Sciences – 50)
Kolkata — 233
Mohali — 244
Pune — 288
Thiruvananthapuram — 280
Tirupati — 181
4-Year BS Program is offered at IISER Bhopal campus:
BS (Engineering Sciences): 73
BS (Economic Sciences): 42

Reservation:
SC — 15%, ST — 7.5%, OBC-NCL — 27%. PwD — 5% (supernumerary), KM — 3 seats per IISER (supernumerary), and  EWS — 10% (as per Government of India rules). 

Mode of Selection (For Indian Nationals, PIO or OCI candidates):
Mode 1: 25% seats are filled through Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel: Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2020-21 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional board cut off criteria is also applicable.  (No need to take IISER Aptitude Test)
Mode 2:  Joint Entrance Examination - Advanced (JEE-Advanced) of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE) channel  (No need to take IISER Aptitude Test): Candidates in General category securing a rank within 15000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2021 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBCNC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank should be within 15000.
Mode 3: State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel (IISER Aptitude Test): Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2020 or 2021 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 (IISER aptitude test will need to be taken).

Note:
- 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 2019 or 2020 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)

Fee:
Total fee for the year 2021 shall be available at the time of admission:  The fee varies in each institute. 100% Tuition fee waiver for students belonging to SC/ST community. 2020 fee information is shared below:

IISER Behrampur:
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 45,800 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 30,300, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 1500, Other fees/sem: Rs.8500, One-time fee: Rs. 5500)
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 15500

IISER Bhopal:
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 44,900 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 33400, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 500, Other fees/sem: Rs.3500, One-time fee: Rs. 7500)
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 11500

IISER Kolkata : 
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 34,000 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 21000, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 5300, Other fees/sem: Rs.3000, One-time fee: Rs. 4700)
For SC/ST /PD/KM candidates: Rs. 14,000

IISER Mohali:
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 44,190 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 33,400, Hostel fee/sem: Rs.2000, Other fee: Rs. 8490)
For SC/ST/PD candidates: Rs. 10,790

IISER Pune:
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 52,817 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 33400, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 2000, Other fees/sem: Rs.10800, One-time fee: Rs. 6617)
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 13500

IISER Thiruvananthapuram (2019 data):
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. 19,417

IISER Tirupati:
Total Fee at the time of admissions: Rs. 47,979 (Tuition fee/sem: Rs. 33330, Hostel fee/sem: Rs. 2500, Other fees/sem: Rs.9149,  One-time fee: Rs. 3000)
For SC/ST candidates: Rs. 14649

Scholarships:
KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs will draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition, a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships of Rs. 80000/- per year will be available for candidates admitted through JEE and SCB channels.

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