Built up in 2008, IISER Thiruvananthapuram is a self-sufficient foundation that falls under the ambit of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. IISER Thiruvananthapuram has been granted the status of 'Establishment of National Importance'.
The institute offers a five-year-long BS-MS program at the UG level. Under the PG domain, it offers Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. research programs. The admission process is managed by the Joint Admissions Committee (JAC), headed by a Chairman and having members from all IISERs.
Admission to BS and BS-MS (Dual Degree) programs is done on the basis of Common Rank List (CRL) of Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced), Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship or score obtained in State and Central Boards
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.
Admission to Integrated Ph.D. is done on the basis of a valid score in JEST (for Physics) and JAM (Mathematics and Chemistry). The selection procedure for admission to the Ph.D. program will be based on the performance of the candidate in the interviews.
For admission to the Ph.D. program, National level examination like GATE/NET/UGC-JRF /CSIR-JRF/JEST/JGEEBILS /INSPIRE-PhD /NET-LS/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other recognized score is mandatory.
To apply for admission to the above-mentioned courses, the candidates must visit the official website of IISER TVM and fill in the online application form.
|Name of the Institute||Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Trivandrum|
|Admission Criteria||BS/BS-MS: IISER Aptitude Test|
|Integrated Ph.D.: Jam (Maths and Chemistry)/ JEST (Physics)|
|Ph.D.: NET/GATE/UGC-JRF /CSIR-JRF /JEST /JGEEBILS /NET-LS|
|BS + MS||₹38,345 (1st Year Fees)||10+2 with 75% + IISER|
|M.Sc + Ph.D||₹79,090 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|Ph.D||₹50,590 (1st Year Fees)||Post Graduation with 55% + IIT JAM|
| M.Sc + Ph.D.,|
Ph.D. Biological Sciences,
Ph.D. Chemical Sciences,
Ph.D. Mathematical Sciences,
M.Sc + Ph.D. Physics,
M.Sc + Ph.D. Chemistry,
M.Sc + Ph.D. Mathematics,
Ph.D. Physical Science,
M.Sc + Ph.D Biology,
BS + MS Biology,
BS + MS Chemistry,
BS + MS Physics,
BS + MS Mathematics
|JEE Advanced Exam||23 Aug, 2020|
|IISER Aptitude Test||12 Aug, 2020|
|Application Portal Closes for KVPY/SCB||08 Jul, 2020|
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum offers Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BS-MS), a 5-year length course where initial two years are for concentrating course subjects, next two years are devoted to the picked subject of specialization and the most recent year is booked for the exploration project.
The program is offered under the following specializations-
|No. of Specializations||BS-MS - 4|
|Basic Eligibility Criteria||Passed 10+2 from science stream|
|Basic Admission Criteria||IISER Aptitude test followed by personal Interview (Except KVPY and JEE Advance scores)|
Candidates who have passed 10+2/HSC assessment from a perceived board with Science stream are viewed as qualified for admission.
Up-and-comers are admitted to IISER's BS-MS just through after three channels:
The application fee for the form is INR. 2000/- for general category students and INR. 1000/- for reserved caste candidates.
Integrated Ph.D. Programme is a research programme. At the end of the successful completion, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees are awarded.
The first three semesters will consist of core and elective courses specialized in one subject (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics). The fourth semester will consist of advanced courses and project work. After the successful completion of comprehensive and project work, the student will continue with research leading to the Ph.D. degree.
|No. of Specializations||3 specializations|
|Basic Eligibility Criteria||B.Sc/ B.Tech or BE degree in the relevant discipline with minimum 55% marks|
|Basic Admission Criteria||Written Test/JEST/JAM|
Note- Students appearing in the final year Bachelor degree examination are also eligible to apply. However, if selected, their admission will be subjected to fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria for the individual school.
Applications for the programme will be invited through press advertisement and announcement at the Institute’s website: www.iiser tvm.ac.in.
Short-listed candidates who have applied for School of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics will be called for a written test and those shortlisted in the written test have to appear for interview(s). In the School of Physics, candidates with a valid JEST scorecard will be called for the interview.
Candidates who wish to apply to individual/different schools through different streams (JGEEBILS, JAM, NBHM-MA/MSc, JEST & IISER test) need to fill separate application forms, and separate fee has to be paid for each application.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for a written test/interview at IISER TVM.
IISER TVM awards admission to different PhD specializations dependent on the score of national-level placement tests. Applicants ready to look for affirmation need have a legitimate score in at any rate one of the National Eligibility Tests or Fellowships such as- CSIR-UGC-JRF/ DBT-JRF(Category-1)/ JGEEBILS/ ICMR JRF/ GATE.
|No. of Departments||4|
|Basic Eligibility Criteria||Masters degree in relevant discipline|
|Basic Admission Criteria||GATE/UGC-JRF /CSIR-JRF /JEST /JGEEBILS /NET-LS|
Ph.D. is offered under the following schools of discipline-
Note- BSMS Students from any of the IISERs with CGPA 8 or above on a 10 point scale are exempted from national level eligibility test
National Level Eligibility Tests or Fellowships Acceptable for PhD Admission:
|School||National Level Eligibility Tests|
|Chemistry||CSIR-UGC-JRF/ DBT-JRF(Category-1)/ JGEEBILS/ ICMR JRF/ GATE(Ecology)|
|Biology||CSIR-UGC-JRF/ GATE/ INSPIRE PhD|
|Mathematics||CSIR-UGC-JRF/ GATE/ INSPIRE PhD/ NBHM-JRF|
|Physics||CSIR-UGC-JRF/ GATE/ INSPIRE PhD/ JEST|
The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a written test/interview at IISER TVM. The final selection of the candidates will solely be based on the performance in the interview.
In the School of Biology, there will be two rounds of interviews. In case of a high turnout of candidates, an entrance exam will be conducted (based on Master’s-level Biology questions for 70% marks and 12th-level Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry questions for 30%) on the first day of interviews. be two rounds of interviews. In case of a high turnout of candidate
Applicants should complete the online application form at the official Ph.D. portal of IISER Kerala.
Note- Applicants are NOT required to post a hard copy of the application to IISER TVM. Mere fulfilment of the eligibility criteria does not entitle a candidate to be called for the written test and/or interview.
For the School of Biology, it is mandatory for all the candidates to submit a short research proposal of 300-400 words, which should clearly state a research problem you find interesting to address and how you approach solving this. While applying online, please upload this proposal under the section "Statement of Purpose". Please note the proposal does not need to be related to the research ongoing at the School of Biology, IISER TVM. The proposal will be used to evaluate your scientific aptitude and will be a major criterion for short-listing candidates for the interview.
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana researchers admitted to IISERs will draw association according to KVPY standards. Moreover, the Department of Science and Technology gives a set number of INSPIRE grants of Rs.5000/ - every month to applicants conceded through JEE and SCB stations, after satisfying the rules set by DST. Students admitted to the BS program in Engineering or Economics are not entitled for the grant.
Ques. I am a class XII science student. To which projects would i be able to apply in IISERs?
Ques. What number of seats are accessible for the admission to the BS-MS double degree program in 2020?
|Name of the Institute||No. of Seats|
Ques. Where will the composed test/meet be held? Will I be paid for my movement and settlement costs for going to the Integrated Ph.D. composed test/meet?
Ques. Whenever selected, am I qualified for a scholarship?
Ques. Would I be able to apply for more than one school?
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College