IISER Mohali Admission 2021: Courses, Fee Structure, Eligibility, Form, Registration, Selection

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IISER Admission 2021 (August Session) has started for PhD and Integrated PhD Program in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Eligible candidates can apply before April 30, 2021. 

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) located in Mohali is a well-known reputed institution that offers several academic programs including BS-MS (Dual Degree), Integrated PhD, and PhD research programs.

To be eligible for the BS-MS program, the candidate must have passed a 10+2 or equivalent examination with the science stream. Admission to the same is granted on the basis of the following channels- Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology, and State and Central Boards Channel (SCB).

Candidates applying through the SCB channel are required to appear in IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) followed by an interview to secure admission in BS-MS (dual degree) program.

The eligibility for the Integrated Ph.D. program is to hold a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant stream. Admission to Integrated Ph.D. is done on the basis of a valid score in JEST (for Physics) and JAM (Mathematical/Chemical/Biological Sciences).

The basic eligibility for a Ph.D. is to have a Master’s degree in the relevant subject with a good academic record. For the purpose of admission, to the same, the candidates must possess a valid score in GATE/ CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/ NBHM-JRF/JGEEBILS (TIFR/NCBS)/ GPAT/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/DST-INSPIRE.

To apply for admission to the above-mentioned courses, the candidates must visit the official website of IISER Mohali and fill in the online application form..

IISER Mohali Admission Highlights 2021

The following tabulation provides the key highlights of IISER Mohali:

Name of the institute Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Institute type Public
Established in 2007
Courses Offered BS-MS, Integrated Ph.D. and Ph.D. program
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance based
Application Mode

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
IIT JAM ExamFeb 14, 2021
Ph.D. Interview for Chemical Sciences DepartmentDec 10, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
Ph.D. Interview for Biological Sciences DepartmentDec 10, 2021
Ph.D. Interview for Earth & Environmental Sciences DepartmentDec 12, 2021
Ph.D. Interview for Humanities & Social Sciences DepartmentDec 7, 2021
SCB and JEE Channel First Round of CounsellingOct 20, 2021
SCB and JEE Channel Second Round of CounsellingNov 1, 2021
PhD and Integrated PhD Program Registration DeadlineApr 30, 2021

IISER Mohali BS-MS Admissions 2021

IISER Mohali offers the dual program BS-MS, the details of which are provided in the following tabulation:

Duration 5 years
Type Full-Time
No of Specializations 7
Basic Eligibility Criteria Passed 10+2 with Science Stream
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance based

BS-MS dual degree is provided in the following specializations:

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Chemical Sciences
  3. Data Science
  4. Earth & Climate Sciences/Earth & Environmental Sciences
  5. Geological Sciences
  6. Mathematical Sciences
  7. Physical Sciences

Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Science stream.

IISER Mohali BS-MS Selection Criteria

Candidates shall be selected through the following channels. Marks obtained in 10+2 boards shall also be considered.

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
  • Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology
  • State and Central Boards Channel (SCB)

Indian nationals and students belonging to PIO or OCI category satisfying the eligibility criteria are eligible to apply

KVPY Channel- KVPY scholars are automatically admitted to the BS-MS program. Those having KVPY fellowship commencing from 2020-21 can apply for admissions.

JEE Advanced Channel- General Category Candidates who secure a rank within 10000 in the common rank list (CRL) shall be eligible. Reserved Category Candidates (OBC-NC, SC, ST, PD) should have a category rank within 10000.

SCB Channel- Students who apply through this channel must appear in the IISER Aptitude Test (IAT). Students who pass 10+2 examination with science stream will be eligible for IAT.

A merit list shall be prepared based on the results based on which the seat allocation shall be done.

How to Apply to IISER BS-MS?

  1. The candidates need to click on Apply Online at IISER admissions website.
  2. On the registration page, they need to enter their basic personal details and generate OTP. After entering the OTP, the candidates need to enter Captcha displayed and submit it. Then, the application number/ User ID and password will be sent on the mobile number and email address.
  3. The candidates can then log in again by using the sent credentials.
  4. The next step is to fill personal details, qualification details, and document upload which are split as three tabs on the application page.
  5. After filling in all the required personal and qualification details and uploading the scanned copy of the needed documents along with the photograph and signature, the candidate needs to enter the captcha text and click on the checkbox to confirm the declaration.
  6. Next, click on “Click here to fill the Application” option to go to the application form for the SCB Channel. An application number will be generated. The same application number user id can be used for KVPY and JEE (advanced). A new id will be generated accordingly.
  7. Next, the candidate must fill the city preferences for the test center of IAT and select the IISERs in decreasing order of preference.
  8. By clicking on the submit button the candidate shall be directed to the payment gateway. General/EWS/OBC/OBC-NCL/KM candidates will have to pay Rs.2000 + transaction fee, if any, as application fee. SC/ST/PD candidates need to pay only Rs.1000 + transaction fee if any. Foreign national applying through JEE will have to pay US Dollar 100 + transaction fee, if any, as application fee. Do not press refresh or back buttons on the payment page. Keep the transaction id of your payment noted down for future reference.
  9. Do not attempt multiple payments. If money has been debited, contact the helpdesk through email or at the helpline number with transaction id to resolve the issue. Help desk Email is IISER2021.helpdesk@gmail.com

IISER Mohali Integrated Ph.D. Admission 2021

For the Integrated Ph.D. program, candidates can choose a specialization in the areas of Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Mathematical Sciences/Physical Sciences.

Duration 4 years
Type Full-Time
Areas of Research 4
Basic Eligibility Criteria Bachelor’s Degree in Science and related areas
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance Exam + interview

Eligibility Criteria 

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Science and related areas with a minimum aggregate of 60%.

IISER Mohali Integrated Ph.D. Selection Criteria

Candidates will have to appear for the qualifying examination and those who obtain merit in the following national level exam shall be preferred:

  1. Rank in JEST examination for Physics
  2. NBHM Masters or Ph.D. scholarship for Mathematics
  3. DST INSPIRE fellowship or KVPY scholarship
  4. Rank in IIT JAM for the chosen specialization

Candidates shall be further shortlisted for the interview on the basis of merit in the examination. Those shortlisted will be intimated via email or post. The final selection shall be based on the merit in the examination and the interview.

IISER Mohali Ph.D. Admission 2021

The Institute offers Ph.D. programs in several disciplines in the full-time mode with state-of-the-art research facilities matching global standards in all disciplines to facilitate quality research.

Ph.D. is offered in the following specializations:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Physics
  5. Earth and Environmental Sciences
  6. Humanities and Social Sciences
Duration 3 Years
Type Full-Time
No. of Specializations 6
Basic Eligibility Criteria Master’s degree in relevant stream
Basic Admission Criteria Qualifying Exam + Screening interview

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must hold a master’s degree or a B.Tech/ MBBS/ M.Tech with a good academic record.

IISER Mohali Ph.D. Selection Criteria

The candidate must have a valid score in GATE/ CSIR or UGC-NET/ JEST/ NBHM-JRF/JGEEBILS (TIFR/NCBS)/ GPAT/ ICMR-JRF/ DBT-JRF/DST-INSPIRE in the relevant stream.

On the basis of results in the qualifying exam, candidates shall be called for a screening interview.

  • The institute also defines a specialization wise admission criteria. As per this criteria admission to P.D in Biological Sciences is granted on the basis of a M. Sc./ B. Tech/ MBBS/ M. Tech or equivalent degree and valid GATE (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Ecology and Evolution) / CSIR-UGC-NET/ JGEEBILS (TIFR/ NCBS)/ ICMR/ DBT/ DST-Inspire fellowship.
  • Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences admissions are granted on the basis of M. Sc./ B. Tech/ MBBS/ M. Tech or equivalent degree and valid GATE (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Ecology and Evolution) / CSIR-UGC-NET/ JGEEBILS (TIFR/ NCBS)/ ICMR/ DBT/ DST-Inspire fellowship.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences admissions are granted on the basis of a relevant master’s degree with a valid score in UGC/NET/GATE.

Note- Admissions to the Ph.D. program are carried out twice a year. Applications are invited in March and September of each year through an advertisement on the IISER Mohali webpages.

How to Apply to Integrated Ph.D. and Ph.D. Programs?

  1. To fill the application form candidates need to visit the official website of the university.
  2. Secondly, candidates need to visit the designated page of the program in which he/she is seeking admission.
  3. Click on the apply online link given on the page. After that, a new web page will appear.
  4. On the following page select Ph.D. Admissions - 2021 and enter a valid E-mail address to register. This email id will be used for correspondence.
  5. Once registered, the login information with the password will be sent to the e-mail. Provide the same login (email id and password) at the login page. A prompt for password would appear when you enter your email id and click submit.
  6. After you submit the form, the "Download Report PDF" link is provided for you to download your application and take a print copy.
  7. The print copy should be duly signed by the applicant with the date. You need to affix a passport size photograph in the space provided and submit this print copy at the time of Interview.
  8. You can view the status of the application by providing the login information anytime.
    • Status: form Incomplete - Login and check whether you have filled in all mandatory fields and submit your application.
    • Status: form Complete - Your form is submitted for Committee review.
  9. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via email or post for Interview.

FAQs

Ques. Is there a separate application process for different IISERs?

Ans. No, one application form is valid for all IISER institutes. The application process is common for all.

Ques. How many seats are there for the BS-MS dual degree program at IISER Mohali?

Ans. There are 239 seats for the BS-MS dual degree program at IISER Mohali.

Ques. Does each channel require a separate application?

Ans. Yes, first the candidates are required to complete the registration on the application portal. This registration account can then be used to fill the form of any of the three channels. Each channel will require a separate online application and payment of application fee.

Ques. What should be done if the application fee ends up being paid more than once?

Ans. The proof of payment must be sent to ask-jac2021[AT]iisertvm.ac.in with the subject line as “Problem with application fee”. Once the admission process gets over, all legitimate refund claims shall be processed.

IISER, Mohali Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
BS + MS75,400 (1st Year Fees) 10+2 with 75% + IISER
M.Sc + Ph.D75,400 (1st Year Fees) Graduation
Ph.D47,780 (1st Year Fees) Post Graduation
COURSEADMISSION LINK
BS + MS Mathematics
BS + MS Biological Sciences
BS + MS Physical Science
BS + MS Chemistry
Admission Link
M.S + Ph.D. Chemical Science
MS + Ph.D Mathematical Science
MS + Ph.D Physical Sciences
M.S + Ph.D. Biological Science
Admission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Admission Link

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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SJ
9.3 /10

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IISER Mohali gives you value of money. It's fees as compared to other colleges like engineering colleges is very low and almost every student also get scholarship from KVPY or through Inspire. Approximate tuition fees of year is about 70,000. The most important thing the future of students is safe here and due to all these I choose IISER Mohali.

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MG
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IISER Mohali is one of the best research institute in India and also it is a national importance college. My main motto was to get admission in such a college where my future can be secure and IISER Mohali is best for future safe.

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AS
7.0 /10

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My main reason to choose IISER Mohali was because my cousin was already studying there and one of my friend have cleared kvpy and he was going to take admission in IISER Mohali so I also choose IISERM and that's why I gave IAT exam and luckily get admission in IISERM.

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JS
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Its Infrastructure, facilities, faculty and nice location are the dominating factors which force me to choose IISER Mohali to fulfill my dream. Parents and teacher advice and guidance was also there.

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RP
8.7 /10

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Basically my main target was to get admission in one of the National Importance College and I found IISER one among themselves and due to category I get admission easily in the IISER and choose mohali just because it is near to my place as compared to other iisers.

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S
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Good infrastructure, nice location, national importance, autonomous, excellent faculty and facilities. These are some of the external factors which decided my decision to took admission in IISER Mohali along with study interest in basic science and a dream to become a scientist is also one of the main reason I'm getting admission here in the IISER Mohali.

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AP
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The student from anywhere in India who want to pursue basic science rather than technical courses in other engineering colleges which is a trend today and want to become a scientist then IISER 's are the best choice for them.

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DK
9.0 /10

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My father is a teacher and he is the main mentor of my life. My father was very convinced from the step of government to establish basic science institutes in our country and when they were established they decided to sent me in IISER and for that I also took tuition during my class 12th studies and prepared for IAT.

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SS
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IISERs are some of those national importance colleges which have a good proportional of female candidates. They are safe for girls. There is no ragging in IISER Mohali and seniors are very helpful. These are some of the factors which help me in choosing IISER Mohali.

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As I was very interested from the beginning in pure science and want to pursue my career in science field. Amazing research environment and helping nature of professor is cherry on top. As Institute it self comes under MHRD so the basic necessary facilities are good. Beside this college life and it's reviews present on internet also attracts me.

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