Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) is an autonomous research institute located in Bhurai, Bhopal. The institute was established in the year 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, (MHRD). IISER Bhopal was ranked 37th in the overall ranking of NIRF 2019. The Institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs in the field of science. Admission to these courses is done on the basis of the national level entrance exam namely JEE Advanced. 

IISER Bhopal PhD Admission 2021 has started at iiserb.ac.in, last date to apply is April 5, 2021. 

Official Website https://www.iiserb.ac.in/
Type of Programs UG, PG and Doctorate
Accepted Exam Score JEE Advanced, JAM, NET, GATE
Application Mode Online

IISER Bhopal Courses

Following are the courses offered by the Institute at different levels:

Course 1: BS-MS (Dual Degree)

Duration: 5-years | Full-time
Eligibility: Intermediate graduate with science stream from a recognized board
Specializations: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics

Course 2: BS Program

Duration: 4-years | Full-time
Eligibility: Intermediate graduate with Maths as one of the subjects
Specializations: Chemical Engineering, Data Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Humanities and Social Science. 

Course 3: Integrated Ph.D. Program

Duration: 4-years | Full-time
Eligibility: Graduate in B.Sc/ B.Tech/ B.E.
Specializations: Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics

Course 4: Ph.D. Program

Duration: 3-years | Full-time
Eligibility: Master’s degree in MS/ M.Sc/ M.Tech/ MBBS 
Specializations: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics

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IISER Bhopal Admissions

The admission process of the Institute is managed by the Joint Admissions Committee (JAC). The candidates seeking admission will require to meet the basic eligibility requirements as per the Insitute.

BS-MS (Dual Degree) Admission

Eligible candidates can take admission through any of the 3 channels: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY); Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Advanced); and State and Central Boards Channel (SCB). Given below are more details regarding the admission procedure: 

  • Candidates securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List of JEE Advanced 2019 can apply.
  • Students applying through the SCB channel will have to appear on the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT). This test is conducted at various centres across the country. 
  • Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship are eligible to apply for admission. They will be required to meet the cutoff criteria as per their board of examination. 

Integrated Ph.D. Admission

Selection is made on the basis of the Entrance Exam and Personal Interview conducted by the Institute.

Ph.D. Admission

Selection to the Ph.D. course is based on scores obtained in GATE/ NET/ UGC-JRF /CSIR-JRF /JEST /JGEEBILS /INSPIRE-PhD /NET-LS entrance exams.

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Reservations

Following seats are reserved as prescribed by the Insitute:

  • 15% and 7.5% of total seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe respectively. 
  • 27% of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Other Backward Class (OBC) 
  • 3% seats are reserved for students who are Physically Disabled category. 

IISER Bhopal Fee Structure

Tabulated below is the fee structure followed by the Institute for the academic year 2019. 

Course Name General/OBC SC/ST
BS-MS and BS INR 44,400 INR 11,000
Integrated Ph.D. INR 44,000 for the first 2 years
INR 11,000 third year onwards
INR 31,000 for the first 2 years
INR 11,000 third year onwards
Ph.D. INR 31,000 INR 11,000

IISER Bhopal Scholarships

The Institute provides a number of scholarships and fellowships to deserving and meritorious students. Given below are the details for the same:

  1. Students taking admission in the Institute will be offered a scholarship of INR 60,000 + INR 20,000 per annum. This will be sponsored by INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research).
  2. Scholarship prize of INR 1000 per month will be awarded to the best student studying in the 1st and 2nd semester of the first year.
  3. Students admitted to Ph.D. program will receive a fellowship of INR 10,000 per month.

IISER Bhopal Placements

The training and placement cell of the Institute helps the students to fulfill their aspirations. It also organizes seminars, pre-placement talks, expert talks to acquaint the student with the placement processes. To talk about recent placement statistics, 87% of students in BS-MS program are placed in reputed organizations and companies. 


FAQs

Ques: What is the first year syllabus for BS+MS (Dual Degree) programme at IISER Bhopal?

Ans: The first year of BS-MS (Dual Degree) programme consists of mandatory, common courses (core courses) from Natural and Engineering Sciences as well as interdisciplinary courses from Humanities, Social Sciences and Economic Sciences. Candidates who have completed 10+2 can apply for a BS+MS course.

Ques: What is the course fee for Master Of Science [M.S] + PH.D at IISER Bhopal?

Ans: The course fee for Master Of Science [M.S] + PH.D at IISER Bhopal is total INR 3.80 Lakhs. For SC/ST category, students will need to pay course fees of INR 1.26 Lakhs.

Ques: What are the Scholarships offered at IISER Bhopal?

Ans: IISER Bhopal offers a number of scholarships and fellowships to deserving and meritorious students. It will include INR 60,000 + INR 20,000 per annum sponsored by INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research). Also, Scholarship prize of INR 1000 per month will be offered to the best student studying in the first year. For Ph.D. programs, students will receive a fellowship of INR 10,000 per month.

Ques: How is the IISER Bhopal Placement cell?

Ans: The Institute Career Development and Placement Council (ICDPC) of IISER Bhopal helps the students to fulfill their aspirations. It also organizes seminars, pre-placement talks, expert talks to acquaint the student with the placement processes. Based on the recent placement statistics, 87% of students in the BS-MS program are placed in top companies.

Ques: What is the ranking of IISER Bhopal in THE 2021 national ranking?

Ans: The national rank in Times Higher Education 2021 of IISER Bhopal is 26th overall out of 63 in the top 1000.

Ques: Does IISER Bhopal offer hostel facilities to its students?

Ans: Yes, IISER Bhopal has 6 hostels; Girls Hostel: Hostel-2 & Hostel-3, Boys Hostel: Hostel-1, Hostel-5, Hostel-6 & Hostel-7, Mess Facility: Dining Hall-1, Dining Hall-2, Dining Hall-3 & Dining Hall-4. The rooms are well-furnished and offer all basic and advanced amenities.