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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research [IISER] Bhopal Admission 2021: Course, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

Last updated on September 13th, 2021 by Sounak Banerjee

IISER Bhopal is a leading autonomous research institute that runs different academic departments, which collectively offer a plethora of UG, PG, and PhD programs for the admission. Apart from that, the institute is renowned for providing integrated programs, such as B.Sc+MS, M.Sc+PhD etc.

Admission applications are available on the portal of the college website. for admission to Indian Institute Of Science Education And Research IISER, Bhopal College:

  • Admission to BS and BS+MS course is done on the basis of Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship or score obtained in State and Central Boards
  • Admission to Integrated MSc+PhD course is based on the student’s performance in the JEST or IIT JAM entrance
  • PhD admissions require students to have qualified in GATE, NET, UGC-JRF , CSIR-JRF, JEST, JGEEBILS shortlisted students are then called for a written test and interview for final selection.

The placement cell also offers the students to get placed in MNCs and reputed companies in India such as TCS, ONGC etc. The placement opportunities are improving in this college.

IISER Bhopal Course Details

The Admission to UG Program ; BS and BS-MS is through the rank secured by the students in the relevant Entrance Examination.

Course Name BS & BS+MS(Dual degree)
Course Duration 5 years
Course Type Full Time
Specialization Offered BS: Data Science And Engineering, Economics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering And Computer Science Bs+MS: Electrical Engineering And Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Physics, Earth And Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Eligibility Criteria 10+2
Application Accepted Online
Application Fee INR 2,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • For BS, Students must have passed (10+2) with mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • For BS-MS, Students must have passed (10+2) in science stream

Selection Criteria

The admission to IISER Bhopal BS and BS+MS program is done through different tests-

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY): Students who have a valid KVPY fellowship are eligible to apply for admissions.

Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced): Students from General category securing a rank under 10,000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to the reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PWD), their category rank would be differ. Additional cut off may be applicable.

State and Central Boards: Those aspirants who have passed 10+2 level with science subjects during the current or last year with marks equal or above the cut off percentage criteria in their respective boards are eligible to apply.

Students applying through the SCB entrance will have to sit in IISER Aptitude Test which will be conducted at various centers circulated across the country.

How to Apply for IISER BS & integrated BS+MS Course?

  • Fill the online application form at the IISER’s official college website.
  • Fill your personal details, Qualification details, and upload the required documents to complete the application process.
  • Fill your interested center choice for IISER Admission Test and select the IISERs in the decreasing order based on your preference.

The application fee for the form is INR. 2000/- for general category students and INR. 1000/- for SC,ST, PWD candidates.

Documents Required 

Students should have the following documents to complete the admission process.

  • Birth certificate
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport size photo
  • Class X marksheet
  • Class XII marksheet
  • Physical disability certificate
  • Income statement
  • Entrance Admit Card
  • Rank Card

IISER Bhopal Integrated MS Admission 2021

The Admission to Integrated Program MS+PhD is through the rank secured by the students in the relevant Entrance Examination

Course Name MS+PhD (Dual degree)
Course Duration 5 years
Course Type Full Time
Specialization Offered MS+PhD: Physical Sciences, Mathematical Science
Eligibility Criteria Graduation
Application Accepted Online
Application Fee INR

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must have completed a graduate degree program (B.Sc.,B.Tech. ,B.E.) in a discipline relevant to their choice of Integrated MS program
  • At least 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10-point scale, in the qualifying degree
  • The Chemistry Department is not offering admissions into the Integrated MS program this semester.

Selection Criteria

  • For the admission, Students are required to submit the Online Integrated MS Application in the respective departments of Mathematics and Physics subject
  •  Interested students can take admission in Mathematics and Chemistry should have a valid IIT JAM score and those who seeking admission in Physics should have a valid JEST score

IISER Bhopal Ph.D. Admission 2021

The Admission to PhD Program is through the rank secured by the students in the relevant Entrance Examination

Course Name PhD
Course Duration 3 years
Course Type Full Time
Specialization Offered PhD: Biological Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and, Environmental Sciences, Economic Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics
Eligibility Criteria Post-Graduation
Application Accepted Online
Application Fee INR

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students should have completed a postgraduate program (M.S., M.Sc., M.Tech.) in a relevant subject to the choice of the Ph.D. program.
  • Students should not be more than 28 years. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC students and 5 years for SC, ST, PWD, Female applicants.

Selection Criteria

  • Students are shortlisted on the basis of score obtained in GATE exam or have qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET), University Grants Commission-Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR-JRF) or any other equivalent examinations.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation will be allowed for candidates belonging to SC, ST, PWD categories.

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

  • Students have to submit the application form on the official website under the respective departments
  • To submit the application form.
  • Candidates coming from reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates.

Documents Required 

Students should have the following documents to complete the admission process.

  • Birth certificate
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport size photo
  • Class X marksheet
  • Class XII marksheet
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Physical disability certificate
  • Income statement
  • Entrance Admit Card
  • Rank Card

IISER Bhopal Admission FAQs

Ques. What is the total course fee for Integrated Master Of Science [M.S] + PH.D at IISER Bhopal?

Last updated on September 13th, 2021

Ans. The course fee of Integrated [M.S] + PH.D at IISER Bhopal is around INR 3.80 Lakhs. For SC/ST/PWD category, students will need to pay course fees of INR 1.25 Lakhs.

Ques.How is the Placement cell of IISER Bhopal?

Last updated on September 13th, 2021

Ans. The Institute Career Development and Placement Council (ICDPC) of IISER Bhopal helps the candidates to fulfill their aspirations. They also organize seminars, pre-placement talks, expert talks to acquaint the candidates with the placement processes. Based on the recent placement, around 87% of students in the BS+MS program are placed in top companies.

Ques.What are various departments at IISER Bhopal?

Last updated on September 13th, 2021

Ans. There are a total of 0 departments in the IISER Bhopal Campus. Those are:

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Economic Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Department of Data Science & Engineering
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Physics
Ques. How can I secure admission in the Ph.D Program of IISER Bhopal?

Last updated on September 13th, 2021

Ans. The admission process of Ph.D is based on the performance of the students in the interview round. Shortlisted candidates are called for an interview round as per merit of the aspirant that fulfils the eligibility requirement for desired specialization.