PREMIUM : IISc (Indian Institute of Science) Bengaluru BSc (Research) 2019 Admissions

Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru has started accepting applications for admission to its Premium BSc (Research) programme.

Course offered : 4 Year Bachelor of Science(Research)

The four-year Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme is organized into eight semesters. The final semester is devoted exclusively to a research project.

Major disciplines offered

- Biology

- Chemistry

- Earth & Environmental Science

- Materials

- Mathematics

- Physics

On successful completion, students will get a Bachelor of Science(Research) degree with specialization in a particular discipline. Students specializing in any of the above disciplines will have to take a set of prescribed core and elective courses in the chosen discipline. They will also take courses in engineering, humanities, and interdisciplinary areas for a well-rounded learning experience. While a student specializes in a major discipline, he/she can also broaden his/her knowledge and skills by taking courses in other disciplines. Students who take a sufficient number of designated courses in a discipline other than their major will qualify for a "minor" in that discipline. The combination of courses taken by a student will be listed in his/her final transcript.

About Indian Institute of Science and the BSc Programme : Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has retained the Number 1 Position since 2016 as a University in India as assessed by NIRF (National Institution Raking Framework, GoI). IISc is a leading institution of higher learning with a strong tradition of research for over a century. Its 4 Year Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme designed as a blend of core science and interdisciplinary topics that serve as a launching pad for attractive career opportunities in academia and industry.

The novelty of this programme lies in its interdisciplinary approach, strong flavour of engineering, exposure to disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and a year-long research project. The graduates of this programme will obtain a Bachelor of Science(Research) degree with specialization in a particular discipline. Students specializing in a particular discipline are encouraged to take courses in other disciplines, thus maintaining the strong interdisciplinary flavour of the programme.

Option to go for MSc : Students who complete all requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Research) degree have the option of getting a Master of Science degree by studying at the Institute for a fifth year.

Supercomputing facility : The Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) supports state-of-the-art computing facilities that cater to the ever-increasing demands of high performance computing for scientific and engineering research. The supercomputing facility at SERC is a symbiosis of computing, storage, graphics, visualization and network. The Centre has been conceived of as a functionally distributed supercomputing environment housing leading-edge computing systems with sophisticated software packages, and connected by a powerful high-speed network. In addition to the facilities offered by SERC, computer laboratory facilities are available exclusively for undergraduate students in the UG infrastructure complex.

Eligibility

Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2018 and those who are expecting to complete their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2019 are eligible to apply.

The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects during their II PUC / 12th Standard. Candidates who have studied Biology, Statistics, Electronics, Computer Science, etc., in addition to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are also eligible to apply.

The candidates must have secured a first class or 60% or equivalent grade (relaxed to pass class for SC/ST candidates) in the II PUC / 12th Standard examination.

Selection criteria / procedure

Selection is based on the merit list of one of the following national examinations:

(a) KVPY

KVPY-SA [appeared in 2017 and selected for the Fellowship]

KVPY-SB [appeared in 2018 and selected for the Fellowship]

KVPY-SX [appeared in 2018 and selected for the Fellowship]

KVPY Fellows selected through the Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST candidates [appeared in 2017 for SA, 2018 for SB/SX and selected for the Fellowship]

(b) JEE-Mains

Appearing in 2019 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC / ST / PWD)

(c) JEE-Advanced

Appearing in 2019 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC / ST / PWD)

(d) NEET-UG

Appearing in 2019 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC / ST / PWD).

Reservation : Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Person with disability (PWD) and Kashmiri-Migrant (KM) candidates is asper Government of India regulations.

How to apply

Application Forms are available only online. The online application may be prepared and submitted by accessing the IISc website https://www.iisc.ac.in/ug/  

The application fee is Rs. 500/- for GN/OBC/KM candidates and Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PWD categories.

Payment of the Application Fee can be done on-line by Net-banking, Visa Card/ Master Card, Debit/Credit Cards.

Fee Structure

(a) For non reserved category

Tuition Fee (Annual): Rs.10,000

Gymkhana Fee (Annual) : Rs.1,200

Other Academic Fee (Annual) : Rs.3,700

Students Emergency Fund (Annual) : Rs.300

Statutory Deposit (Refundable) : Rs.7,500 (to be paid in the first year only)

Library Deposit (Refundable): Rs.7,500 (to be paid in the first year only)

(b) For SC/ST candidates

Tuition Fee (Annual): Fully Waived

Gymkhana Fee (Annual) : Rs.1,200

Other Academic Fee : Rs.3,700

Students Emergency Fund (Annual) : Rs.300

Statutory Deposit (Refundable) : Rs.7,500 (to be paid in the first year only)

Library Deposit (Refundable) : Rs.7,500 (to be paid in the first year only)

Key dates

Start of online applications : 1 Feb 2019

Last date for application submission : 30 Apr 2019

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