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IACS Kolkata: Courses, Fees, Admission, Placement, Scholarship

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 11:59 am

IACS Kolkata established in 1876 is affiliated with UGC and is deemed to be a university. The college offers UG, PG and PhD in Science. Admission is done through an entrance exam conducted by the IACS Kolkata. The college organizes placement drives offering UG students with an average annual salary of about INR 4-5 LPA and PG students with about INR 7 LPA.

IACS Kolkata Highlights

Established In 1867
Affiliated With University Grants Commission / Deemed to be university under the novo category under section 3 of UGC Act,1956.
Courses Offered Integrated BSc MSc, Integrated MSc PhD, PhD
Admission Criteria Entrance examination followed by a personal interview
Entrance Test UPST – UG Pre Interview Screening Test MPST – Masters Pre Interview Screening Test
Examination Mode Offline (Changes are expected due to the pandemic situation)
Official Website www.iacs.res.in

IACS Kolkata Courses

Course Details
BSc-MSc
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry,
  • Biology and Mathematics with 60% aggregate.
  • Selection: UPST+Personal Interview
MSc-PhD
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Eligibility: BSc/BTech with minimum 60% aggregate.
  • Selection: MPST+Personal Interview
PhD
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: MSc/MTech with minimum 60% aggregate.
  • Selection: UGC NET,CSIR NET, GATE
  • Personal Interview

IACS Kolkata Admission

Candidates need to check the official website of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and apply online. Mostly the admission to IACS is entrance based conducted by the autonomous body. Although the selection criteria may remain the same but the student intake may vary yearly. Personal Interview is the final step for admission to any kind of programme in IACS.

How to Apply?

The Stepwise Procedure of the Applying for Admission in IACS are:

  • The candidates are expected to check the notification and the availability of the application form.
  • Candidates should apply from the various programmes available in IACS hence fill up for UPST or MPST.
  • After filling up the application wait for the release of admit card for UPST/ MPST and appear in the exam which is of two hour almost.
  • The candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the score obtained in the entrance exam as well as the marks of the last qualifying examination (which becomes vital in case of a problem for students having the same marks in the entrance).
  • IACS will release a provisional merit list followed by a merit list.
  • Candidates who managed to secure a place in the merit list will be called for the personal interview.

IACS Kolkata Placement

IACS Kolkata has their own placement cell. There is a record of big companies visiting the campus and recruiting students with annual packages of more than INR 6 LPA.

  • The institute also provides a Summer Fellowship Programme for UG and PG programmes to enrol.
  • UG students are recruited with an average annual salary of about INR 4-5 LPA yearly while PG students have an annual average salary of about INR 7 LPA.
  • The employment areas for IACS are Research Institute, University, IT and Software Companies, DRDO, ISRO.

IACS Kolkata Scholarship

  • IACS Kolkata has a monthly stipend method for students of UG Programme from their 4th Semester of INR 3000.
  • For PG Programme, students have to reach a certain CGPA to be entitled for a scholarship of INR 12,500 per month.
  • There are alternative options for students like Inspire, KVPY and JBNSTS.

IACS Kolkata Facilities

Indian Association for Cultivation of Science is known for its Library, Seminar Hall and Hostel Facility.

  • Lot of academic programmes are held in IACS such as Conference, Seminar, Summer School and Endowment Lecture.
  • IACS have a potential opportunity for collaborative research for students of every stream.
  • Library: It is one of the oldest libraries of Eastern India with modern facilities. The library has a yearly budget of more than five crore with an ocean of collection of journals, books, e- book, research paper, academic books and laboratory manuals. The digital library is accessible at any point of the day which consists of alphabetical order of most read journals ,bound volume journals, printed current journals.
  • IACS Kolkata has seminar halls named after esteemed scientists such as CV Raman Hall, MLS Hall, S N Bose Hall .
  • Centre for Computer Research, Education and Services is an independent body of IACS for the ease of access of materials, research communication, collaboration and publications.
  • Hostels: The hostels in IACS Campus for the students are decent. They have a fooding with lodging facilities. The rent of the rooms are also affordable.
  • IACS being one of the oldest institutes of the country have some progressive development in the campus one of them being the IACS Creche for the working parents at IACS.

IACS Kolkata Faculty

Indian Association for Cultivation of Science has the best minds as their Faculty, Senior Scientist and Scientist.

  • There are almost 90 members in the IACS Kolkata faculty accounting for all departments.
  • IACS has 70 Senior Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Visiting Professor.
  • Currently IACS has two Sr. Scientists from School of Material Science and School of Physical Science.

IACS Kolkata FAQs

Ques. What makes the Integrated Course of IACS Kolkata so popular?

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 11:55 am

Ans. The Integrated Course of BSc MSc and MSc PhD of IACS are popular because of the reputation of the institute being high, producing the top scientists of the world and integrated format saves time and candidates can gather maximum knowledge in that time frame.

Ques. What is the duration of the courses in IACS Kolkata?

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 11:55 am

Ans. The average duration of the courses in IACS Kolkata is Five Year.

Ques. Name some entrance tests for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Program at IACS Kolkata?

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 11:56 am

Ans. The entrance examinations for UG and PG programs are self conducted by the institute are UPST and MPST respectively.

Ques. What are the common job profiles for IACS graduates?

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 11:56 am

Ans. Research Associate, Senior Scientist, Associate Professor, Head Plant Manager, Project Manager, Process Designer are some of the common job profiles for IACS Kolkata graduates.

Ques. Who are the popular recruiters in IACS Kolkata?

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 11:57 am

Ans. Google, Microsoft, ISRO,NASA, DRDO, ICMR, Oxford, ONGC, BPCL, Indian Oil, Reliance Industries are some of the top recruiters in IACS Kolkata.

Ques. What are opportunities beyond regular academic learning in IACS Kolkata?

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 11:58 am

Ans. Candidates may join the seminar, collaborative work of IACS Kolkata. They can enrol for Summer Research Fellowship Programme in March /April where they receive an additional stipend on a monthly basis.