Bachelor of Science - Master of Science (BS-MS) Dual Degree

Admission

The process of admissions in all IISERs is managed by the Joint Admissions Committee (JAC), headed by a Chairman and having members from all IISERs. The details regarding admissions in all IISERs can be obtained at www.iiseradmission.in

Channels of Admission

Students are admitted to the programme through the following channels:

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Basic Science Stream: Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

  • Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced): Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PD), their category rank would be used. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

  • State and Central Boards: Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream during the current or previous year with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards are eligible to apply.

  • Indian nationals and students belonging to PIO or OCI category are eligible to apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria described above.

Scholarship

KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs would draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition, a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channels as per the norms prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme.

Reservation

IISERs follow Government of India rules regarding reservation for seat allocation in Central institutes of higher education.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission

The process of admissions in all IISERs is managed by the Joint Admissions Committee (JAC), headed by a Chairman and having members from all IISERs. The details regarding admissions in all IISERs can be obtained at www.iiseradmission.in

Channels of Admission

Students are admitted to the programme through the following channels:

  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Basic Science Stream: Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

  • Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced): Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PD), their category rank would be used. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

  • State and Central Boards: Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream during the current or previous year with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards are eligible to apply.

  • Indian nationals and students belonging to PIO or OCI category are eligible to apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria described above.

Scholarship

KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs would draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition, a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channels as per the norms prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme.

Reservation

IISERs follow Government of India rules regarding reservation for seat allocation in Central institutes of higher education.

Master of Science Programme (M.Sc.)

Master of Science Programme (M.Sc.)

Admission to the M.Sc. programme will be made once a year during July/August. Advertisement would be floated between March/April.

More information regarding these departments are available at Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Mathematics.

Applications are invited for admission to M.Sc programme in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Mathematics for the semester commencing from August 2022.

Application Procedure

:- Notice for Admission to the M.Sc. Programme.
Results

  1. To submit the Online Application for M.Sc. Programme in:
    1. Department of Biological Sciences, please Click Here
    2. Department of Chemistry, please Click Here
    3. Department of Mathematics, please Click Here
  2. Please retain a print out of the PDF of the online application form submitted by you.
  3. The following documents must be brought on the day of interview, if shortlisted and called for interview.
    1. Signed hard-copy of PDF of the online application form with recent color photograph affixed on it.
    2. Self-attested relevant certificates (listed in the PDF copy of online application form).
  4. After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email only.
Essential Qualification

    Students must have Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or Cumulative Grade Point Average/Cumulative Performance Index (CGPA/CPI) 7.0 in a 10 point scale.

    Candidates who have passed their graduate examination in the preceding year or appearing in the final year examination of their Bachelor’s Degree can apply.

  • If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula: CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI i. Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/gradesheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed. ii. CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

Subject Areas

  • Biological Sciences

    Starting from the academic year 2022-23, IISER Bhopal is offering a 2-year Master's program in Biotechnology to eligible Bachelor's degree holders aspiring to achieve a strong foundation in research and analytical skills in core areas of Biotechnology. This program aims to broaden understanding of the interplay between microbial processes and the molecular basis of functioning of living organisms and biosystems. These two years'Master's degree programs consist of foundational, advanced, elective courses and research projects mentored by our faculty members. The program is designed to empower students with modern techniques for research, preparing them to lead an independent carrier in both industry and academia.

    See here for more information on the MSc in Biotechnology.
    You should apply through the Online Admission Application Portal.
    Instructions for the portal are provided here.

    Course structure:
    • Out of the four semesters, the first three semesters will cover mandatory foundation, subject-specific and elective courses. Students are also expected to complete rigorous laboratory practical courses and interdisciplinary courses from a discipline like Humanities to improve scientific communication skills. The final semester will be dedicated to research project work.

    Selection Procedure

    Selection of applicants for admission to the M.Sc. programme will be based on a written test and/or oral interview of the short-listed candidates.

    Eligibility

    Minimum Qualification

    • Bachelor's degree (3/4/5 years) in any relevant area of Biology/Biotechnology /Agriculture/Veterinary/Pharmacy/Fishery Science/ MBBS/BDS and equivalent degree in similar or allied discipline with any biology subject.
    • GEN/OBC/EWS: Minimum of 60% marks OR a CGPA of 7.0 on a 10 point scale in the last qualifying examination.
    • A relaxation of 5% of marks will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories.
    • Marks / CGPA will be admissible as per the degree awarding institute and will not be interchangeable. If both are awarded by the degree awarding institute, the higher one will be considered.
    • Admission to reserved category candidates will be as per the Government of India rules.
    • Non-submission of eligibility proof latest by the time of admission will disqualify the candidate from getting the admission.

    Please Note:

    • All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
    • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
    • In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
    • Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree program are eligible to apply for the M.Sc. program. However, if selected, admission to the M.Sc. program would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
    • Selection will be based on Academic records and online entrance test (date will be announced later) results.
    • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to the reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates if selected.
    • Applying to the program does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be offered a seat.
    Important Dates
    1. April 07, 2022: Last date for receiving online application.
    2. TBA: Interview of shortlisted candidates.
    3. Other relevant dates will be announced in due course of time.

    Contact Information
    • Dr. Debasis Nayak
      Convener, M. Sc. Programme, Biological Sciences
      Email: debasis@iiserb.ac.in

    • Dr. Sourav Datta
      Head, Department of Biological Sciences
      Email: hod_bio@iiserb.ac.in

    • Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only. No phone calls will be entertained. Dr. Debasis Nayak

  • Chemistry

    The Department of Chemistry at IISER Bhopal is glad to introduce a Masters program (M.Sc. in Chemistry) starting 2022-23 academic year. This opens up the opportunity for Bachelor of Science degree students to experience the integrated learning of Chemistry and its application in research and development. The program is focused towards preparing the next generation of scientists spanning the wide spectrum of Chemistry skilled with fundamental understanding and hands-on experience. The two-years program includes the first three semesters of course work across basics and advanced Chemistry courses. The final semester centers around a research project within the department that provides the necessary outlook to solve critical problems. With well equipped research facilities and internationally trained faculties, IISER Bhopal Chemistry provides an ambient and competitive environment for students.

    See here for more information on the MSc in Chemistry program You should apply through the Online Admission Application Portal Instructions for the portal are provided here.

    Course structure:
    • Out of four semesters, the first three semesters will cover mandatory foundation, subject-specific and elective courses. Students are also expected to complete rigorous laboratory practical courses and interdisciplinary courses from other disciplines (for instance, Humanities department to improve scientific communication). The final semester will primarily focus on research projects aiding the student in hands-on training towards cutting edge research problems.
    Eligibility

    Minimum Qualification

    Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale, obtained not earlier than 2021. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of their Bachelor’s Degree in 2022 are also eligible to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify for the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Admission Test in Chemistry for M.Sc. (JAM), and the JAM rank MUST be valid at the time of admission. Mathematics 10+2 Level.

    If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:

    1. Only marks, percentage will be considered.
    2. Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
      CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
      PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    3. Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/grade sheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

    Please Note:

    • All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
    • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
    • In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
    • Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree program are eligible to apply for the M.Sc. program. However, if selected, admission to the M.Sc. program would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
    • Selection will be based on JAM Score and Academic records.
    • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to the reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates if selected.
    • Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be selected. The department follows performance in JAM to select candidates for the program depending on the number of applications received.
    Selection Procedure
    • Selection of applicants for admission to the M.Sc. programme will be based on a written test and/or oral interview of the short-listed candidates. However, departments may impose additional criteria of National Level Examination like Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) and Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for admissions in respective departments.
      The syllabi for written tests/ interviews will be available on the Institute’s website following the advertisement for admission.

    Important Dates
    • April 07, 2022: Last date for receiving online application.
    • TBA: Interview of shortlisted candidates.
    • Other relevant dates will be announced in due course of time.
    Contact Information
    • Dr. Sangit Kumar
      Head, Department of Chemistry
      Email: chm_dpgc@iiserb.ac.in

    • Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.

  • Mathematics

    Department of Mathematics offers a 2-year master's program (M.Sc.) in Mathematics.

    Eligibility

    Minimum Qualification

    • Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale, obtained not earlier than 2021. Candidates appearing in the final year examination of their Bachelor’s Degree in 2022 are also eligible to apply. Additionally, the applicants should qualify for the nationwide aptitude test, Joint Admission Test in Mathematics for M.Sc. (JAM), and the JAM rank MUST be valid at the time of admission. If the transcript/grade sheet issued by the Institute/University reports:
      • Only marks, percentage will be considered.
      • Only grades, CGPA/CPI will be considered. If CGPA/CPI is reported on any scale other than 10 (eg. 4 point/ 8 point scale), an equivalent CGPA/CPI will be calculated as per the following formula:
        CGPA/CPI in a 10 point scale = (CGPA/CPI Obtained×10)/PS
        PS = Point scale used by the Institute/University.
    • Both marks and CGPA/CPI
      • Percentage equivalent of CGPA/CPI, as indicated on the transcript/grade sheet, will be considered, if absolute grading was followed.
      • CGPA/CPI ONLY will be considered, if relative grading was followed.

    Please Note:

    • All communication with candidates will be by e-mail only.
    • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
    • In case of any application-related queries, your application number must be mentioned in the subject line.
    • Candidates who are appearing or are about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree program are eligible to apply for the M.Sc. program. However, if selected, admission to the M.Sc. program would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before joining the Institute.
    • Selection will be based on JAM Score and Academic records.
    • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to the reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates if selected.
    • Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be selected. The department follows performance in JAM to select candidates for the program depending on the number of applications received.
    Selection Procedure
    • There is no written test or Interview.

    • Selection is based on JAM Score in Mathematics.

    • Selected candidates will be called for direct admission.


    Important Dates
    • April 07, 2022: Last date for receiving online application.
    • Other relevant dates will be announced in due course of time.
    Contact Information
    • Dr. Kashyap Rajeevsarathy
      Head, Department of Mathematics
      Email: office_maths@iiserb.ac.in

    • Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh
      Convener, Departmental Post-Graduate Committee
      Email: office_maths@iiserb.ac.in

    • Queries will be entertained on the above mentioned e-mail only.


Reservation

  • According to Government of India norms.
  • Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates.

General Information For Candidates

Last updated on: 14 March, 2022 02:37 PM