National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) is an autonomous research institute established in the year 2006 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The institute is under the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India and is affiliated to Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai. It offers an Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc. program in six disciplines at the UG level, Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. at the Postgraduate level and PhD in six disciplines at the Doctorate level.

NISER Quick Update

  • May 11: NEST 2021: Registration Deadline has been extended till May 20. Exam on June 14. Apply Now
  • May 1: NISER Admission 2021: Registration Deadline for Ph.D extends to May 31, 2021. Check Here
  • April 30: NISER Admission 2021: Registration Deadline for Integrated M.Sc-PhD Programme is May 31, 2021. Click Here

NISER Bhubaneswar Highlights

Established in 2006
Institute Type Autonomous
Affiliated to Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai
Courses offered Integrated M.Sc., Integrated Ph.D. & Ph.D. 
Admission Criteria Entrance-based
Application mode Online
Official Website https://www.niser.ac.in/

NISER Bhubaneswar Courses

National Institute of Science Education and Research offers the following courses across various disciplines. Tabulated below is the list of the same:

Courses Specializations Eligibility
Integrated B.Sc. + M.Sc. Biology Sciences, Chemical Science, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Mathematical Science, Physical Science Must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks. 
Integrated M.Sc. + Ph.D. Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Physical Science Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate
Ph.D. Biology Science, Chemical Science, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Mathematical Science, Physical Science Must have a Master’s degree in any course related to Biology Sciences, or any other equivalent subjects

Read more: NISER Bhubaneswar Courses and Fees

NISER Bhubaneswar Admission

Candidates seeking admission to the institute must apply online through the official website of the institute. Listed down are the admission criteria for each course offered by the institute:

  • B.Sc.-M.Sc. Admission: The students applying for this course must clear the entrance examination NEST. The selection is based on the evaluated marks obtained in the NEST test.
  • M.Sc. – Ph.D. Admission: Admission to PhD is based on the JEST (Joint Entrance Screening Test) or JAM (Joint Admission Test) entrance examination conducted by IIT.
  • Ph.D. Admission: The selection is based on the overall performance and the marks obtained in any of the National Level Eligibility Test such as NET, ICMR, ICAR, DBT, and GATE. During the admission process, the aspirants need to go through the Group Discussion as well as Personal Interview conducted by the Institute.

How to Apply?

  • The application form is available offline
  • Candidates qualifying the Entrance Exam in the required course can apply for admission.
  • Admission is purely based on a cut off score.
  • Candidates can apply for counseling.
  • They need to select NISER for seat allocation.
  • Selected candidates have to lock the college 
  • They can visit the college with all the required documents to carry out a further admission process.

Read more: NISER Bhubaneswar Admission

NISER Bhubaneswar Facilities

National Institute of Science and Research provides its students with all the required facilities in order to make their students develop their skills in a good atmosphere. They are provided with all the opportunities to enhance their knowledge.

 Listed below are some of the facilities provided by the institute:

  • Library: The institute provides its students with diverse resources in order to increase their knowledge. They have their own central library, stocked with more than 20,000 books, journals, and magazines. However, they also have access to e-journals and digital repositories across various specialized subjects.
  • Laboratories: The institute provides its students with both teaching as well as research laboratories where the students are allowed to carry out their works accordingly. Each department has got its own laboratories for the students.
  • Hostels: The institute has got separate accommodation for girls and boys. The hostels are divided into various blocks which are supervised by different wardens.
  • Transportation: The institute provides its students and faculties with transportation facilities as well in the city.

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NISER Bhubaneswar FAQs

Ques. Is NISER Bhubaneswar a public university?

Ans. It is an autonomous university which runs under the Government of India

Ques. Does NISER Bhubaneswar provide separate UG courses?

Ans. No, the University provides an integrated B.Sc- M.Sc. course in six specializations.

Ques. How are the faculties at NISER Bhubaneswar?

Ans. The institute has a strong team of faculty members in every department who are extremely talented and highly qualified to deliver the students with the best education and knowledge

Ques. Is the Mathematics department of NISER Bhubaneswar preferable?

Ans. The institute is highly recognized for the Mathematics department across the country. The department has got highly qualified faculties and the university itself focuses on providing their best to foster education in basic sciences along with various research programs. As for the question, the Mathematics department is highly preferable.

Ques. What is the INSPIRE program of NISER Bhubaneswar all about?

Ans. The institute offers scholarships to all its students through the INSPIRE (Innovation for Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) program, where they receive an amount of INR 5,000 per month in correspondence to the course and boarding fees.

Ques. What courses are offered in the National Institute of Science Education and Research?

Ans. NISER offers an Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc. program in six disciplines at the UG level, Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. at the Postgraduate level and Ph.D. in six disciplines at the Doctorate level.

Ques. Does NISER accept state/national level exam scores for admission?

Ans. Yes, NISER accepts JAM, NEST, JEST, NET, ICMR, ICAR, DBT, and GATE examination scores for the admission process.

Ques. How does NISER select candidates for Ph.D. admission?

Ans. The selection is based on the overall performance and the marks obtained in any of the National Level Eligibility Tests such as NET, ICMR, ICAR, DBT, and GATE. During the admission process, the aspirants need to go through the Group Discussion as well as Personal Interview conducted by the NISER.

Ques. Does NISER provide hostel facilities to its students?

Ans. Yes, NISER has got separate accommodation for girls and boys. The hostels are divided into various blocks which are supervised by different wardens.

Ques. Does NISER have a separate wing for the Hospital?

Ans. Yes, Health centre in NISER, Bhubaneswar has been established to provide health care facility to the Institute members and their dependent entitled family members, students, research fellows.

Ques. Is there any relaxation for SC/ST category students in the NISER admission process?

Ans. Yes, NISER offers admission on the basis of reservation policy. The institute accepts 55%.aggregate marks for the B.Sc program for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD).

Ques. Does NISER offer admission to Foreign students?

Ans. Yes, NISER provides admission to Foregin students provided they have cleared the entrance exam and qualified for the programs.