Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), located at Berhampur, Orissa was established in the year 2016 by MHRD with an aim of promoting Higher Scientific Learning and Research. IISER Berhampur is dedicated to producing high-quality teaching and excellent research. The institute offers BS-MS and PhD programs across 4 specializations. It has central facilities and advanced research laboratories to create an excellent learning environment.

As per the latest updates, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Berhampur is inviting applications for its PhD Program in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences. Interested and eligible applicants can apply online before the deadline of April 24, 2021, for IISER Berhampur Admission 2021.

IISER Berhampur Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2016 | Government
Approved by MHRD, Govt. of India
Courses offered Dual degree & Research
Admission Criteria Merit & Entrance based
Entrance Test IISER Entrance exam, JEE Advanced, KVPY
Application Mode Online
Official website

IISER Berhampur Courses

Following are the courses offered by IISER, Berhampur under various specializations and levels:

Course 1: BS-MS Dual Degree 

  • Specializations - Biological Science, Mathematical Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science
  • Duration - 5 years
  • Eligibility - Candidates must have completed 10+2 in science stream with 75% marks from a recognized board
  • Selection Criteria - Selection will be based on merit scored in the entrance test and academic performance.

Course 2: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

  • Specializations - Biological Science, Mathematical Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science
  • Duration - Minimum 3 years
  • Eligibility - Candidates must have completed a master's degree in relevant discipline with minimum 55% of marks in aggregate
  • Selection Criteria - Selection will be based on merit scored in the entrance test and academic performance followed by an interview

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IISER Berhampur Admission

Application forms are available on the official website of the college. The link will be made available when the application window opens. The admission criteria for the courses are mentioned below:

BS-MS Admission: Candidates need to qualify IISER Berhampur Entrance Examination. Candidates having a valid score in JEE Advance or KVPY can apply for direct admission. Selection will be done on the basis of merit in any one of the above-mentioned exams and also academic performance

Ph.D. Admission: Candidates with a valid score in NET/ GATE/ JRF can apply for Ph.D. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon the performance of the above tests or academic performance. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Application Procedure:

  • Visit the official website of IISER Berhampur
  • On the ‘Academics’ tab, click on ‘Academic Programmes’
  • Choose the desired course and then click on ‘Click Here To Apply For’
  • Provide personal information and educational qualification details
  • Upload photograph and scanned images of signature (up to 50KB)
  • Pay the application fee of Rs 200

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IISER Berhampur Scholarships

The IISER community is allotted a fund by the government which goes into providing scholarships for students. However, this fund is distributed amongst all IISERs, hence a limited number of DST-INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channels as per the norms prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme. To be eligible, you must be within the top 575 students, irrespective of the caste category.

If a student qualifies the KVPY exam conducted then he or she can apply for the KVPY fellowship program, which provides an annual scholarship to selected students.

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IISER Berhampur Facilities

The college provides an array of facilities for the holistic development of students. Some of the facilities are mentioned below:

Computer Centre - Students can access the computer center during its opening hours by filling a form. Network connectivity is provided to the entire transit campus that connects all the Lecture Halls, Academic Departments, Hostels, and Central Library. Internet access is provided by 50 Mbps.

Central Library - The Central Library of this institute offers access to essential and specialized information resources and services to meet the growing information requirements. Library currently has a wide range of books, magazines, journals, and e-journals.

Hostels - The College has 3 hostels for girls and 5 for boys. Students can apply for hostels online via the university site.

Transportation - Students can avail of transportation via bus by applying through the campus website.

Sports - Various sports facilities, including a fully-equipped world-class fitness center are available on the campus. In addition, the college regularly conducts yoga sessions and training programs throughout the academic calendar 

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IISER Berhampur FAQs

Ques: Can I opt-out of the Dual degree program after completing my UG degree?

Ans: As of now, candidates must complete the five-year program and there is no option to leave the course after completion of the UG degree.

Ques: Is there any internship or placement opportunities at this institute?

Ans: Placements are controlled by the Academic Affairs Office. Dates for application of internships are regularly posted and updated on the institute website. Ph.D. students with a valid GATE/ NET score receive a fellowship for working as TAs. Students can apply online for summer/ Winter Internships.

Since the college was established in 2016, the first batch of BS-MS students is set to pass out in the year of 2021, so as of now there is no data regarding the placement scenario at the institute.

Ques: How do I apply for an internship?

Ans: Visit the college website and under the "Academics" tab you will find an option called "Internships". Under this, the staffs regularly update internship positions available. You can also get the form and submit it to the office. Once done, the merit list will be released in the same place a few days later. Both internal and external (students from other colleges) can apply.

Ques: Does the institute provide any special courses for students?

Ans: The Institute Open Online Course committee implements open online courses, as per the principle of Swayam and MOOC of MHRD, in the Institute and will be accountable to the Senate of the Institute. It is headed by Prof. S N Mishra, Professor.

Ques: Does the college have any student publications?

Ans: The College has a Science magazine known as Episteme. Past publications are present on the institute website.