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IISER Mohali: Ranking, Courses, Eligibility, Cutoff, Admissions 2021, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on August 20th, 2021 by Chahak Kansal

IISER Mohali is one of the premier science research institutes and was established in 2007 by the MHRD, Government of India. In the year 2020, IISER Mohali was ranked 59 by NIRF.

IISER Mohali is an autonomous institute that offers BS-MS, Integrated Ph.D., and Ph.D. programs in various disciplines. Admissions are based on merit scores secured in the entrance exam. The candidates can apply online for the respective programs through the official website if they meet the eligibility criteria.

The facilities provided by IISER Mohali includes hostel, library, transport, sports, medical, canteen and more. The campus of IISER Mohali is spread over 125 acres of land and has state-of-the-art infrastructure.

IISER Mohali Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2007 | Autonomous (Public)
Approved By AICTE & MHRD
Accredited By NAAC
Courses Offered UG, PG, PhD
Popular Courses BS + MS, M. Sc + Ph. D, Ph. D
Admission Criteria Merit-Based & Entrance Test
Application Mode Online
Facilities Available Hostel, Library, Transport, Sports, Medical, Canteen & cafeteria, Computer Centre
Campus 125 Acres
Official Website http://www.iisermohali.ac.in/

IISER Mohali Ranking

IISER, Mohali is consistently ranked well in India by reputed national agencies listed below.

Agency Rank Year
NIRF 59 2020
EduRank 113 2020
UniRank 190 2020

IISER Mohali Courses

IISER, Mohali offers numerous courses such as BS-MS (Dual Degree), Integrated Ph. D (M. Sc + Ph. D), and Ph. D research programs in various disciplines are tabulated below.

Course Details
  • Specialization: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Data Science, Earth, and Climate Sciences / Earth & Environmental Sciences, Geological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 in science
  • Selection Criteria: Entrance Exam
  • Type: Full-Time
M. Sc + Ph. D
  • Specialization: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in science and related areas
  • Selection Criteria: Entrance Test + Interview
  • Type: Full-Time
Ph. D
  • Specialization: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree in relevant stream
  • Selection Criteria: Qualifying Exam + Screening interview
  • Type: Full-Time

IISER Mohali Admissions

IISER, Mohali offers the principles of science education & research in BS-MS dual degree, Integrated Ph. D (M. Sc. + Ph. D) and Ph. D research Programs. The eligibility criteria for admission to the IISER Mohali are:

  • For admission in BS-MS program the candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 75% of aggregate in science stream from a recognized board. Candidates can apply for BS-MS admission through the following channels. The first option is KPVY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana). The second option is JEE Advanced. The third option is SCB.
  • For taking admission in Integrated Ph.D., candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% of aggregate in science and related areas from a recognized University and should have qualified JAM/JEST.
  • For applying for Ph.D., candidates must hold a Master’s degree or a B. Tech/M. Tech/MBBS degree with a good academic record and should have qualified GATE/CSIR-NET/UGC.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website at www.iisermohali.ac.in
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’ to apply for the course
  • The candidate needs to Click on ‘Register now’ to create a new account on the website. Register through an active email id and phone number.
  • The candidates will receive the login id and password on their registered mobile number and email address.
  • Using that login credentials, the candidate has to log in and fill up the necessary details and upload necessary documents as per the instructions.
  • A fee of INR 2000 + Transaction fee needs to be paid if the applicant belongs to the General/EWS/OBC/OBC-NCL/KM category. SC/ST/PD candidates need to pay only INR 2000 + Transaction fee. Candidates are advised to keep the transaction receipt of payment for future reference.
  • After checking the form again to make sure all details entered are correct. Submit application form after duly filling it as per the instructions given on the page.
  • The candidate needs to take a printout of the e-receipt and application form of the IISER, Mohali admission for future reference.

IISER Mohali Cutoff

Admission to the BS-MS dual program at IISER, Mohali is conducted through JEE Advanced, KPVY (SX, SA, and SB), and SCB Counselling. The previous year final cut off ranks for different categories for admission to the BS-MS program are as mentioned below:

Counselling Bodies Gen OBC SC ST Year
JEE (Advanced) 9976 9089 3402 901 2020
KPVY SX 1713 1702 154 121 2020
KPVY SA 942 939 141 86 2020
KPVY SB 63 89 6 2020
SCB 3248 6336 13209 2173 2020

IISER Mohali Placements

The Opportunity Cell at IISER Mohali is focussed towards connecting students and researchers with reputed institutions in the industry and academia on four levels:

  • Internships
  • Full-time offers
  • PhDs and research positions
  • Mentorship programs

In addition to recruitment opportunities, the Opportunity Cell strives for the all-round development of the students to mould their careers. IISER focuses on nurturing their students to make them future scientific leaders. Most of the students opt to pursue higher studies like Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral in India or abroad after completing their BS-MS degree from IISER.

Almost 80% of students get Ph.D. in globally reputed institutes like MIT, Stanford University, Howard University and the rest get Ph.D. in top institutes of India such as IISC Bangalore, TIRF, IITs, CSIR. Very less percentage of students go for a job and the job profiles that the students get offered after completing the course is in medical writing, science journalism, liaison, science entrepreneurship, Indian civil service and teaching field.

IISER Mohali offers a summer research program with a stipend every year. Selected students have an opportunity to spend summer vacations at the IISER Mohali campus to work on a summer project with the IISER Mohali faculty members. The main goal of this summer program is to give access to research methods and the research environment to the meritorious students.

IISER Mohali Scholarships

IISER Mohali is one of the best science & research institutes in India. IISER Mohali provides some scholarships to their students which are given below:

  • Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship: Under this scholarship, a Prime Minister’s Research Fellow receives a fellowship of INR 70,000 to INR 80,000 per month in addition to a research grant of INR 2 lakhs per annum.

IISER Mohali Facilities

The facilities provided by the IISER Mohali are as follows:

  • Library: The library space is not only appreciated for its aesthetic environment but also its marvellous infrastructure. Under this Learning Spaces, the college provides the facilities such as a discussion room, group study room, seminar rehearsal room, smart/interactive room, audio-visual zone, a podcast room, research scholar’s zone, knowledge exchange, thought-provoking, sky library, institute publication zone, latest news on LED screens, information kiosks, centralized computer teaching labs, digital zone, walk-through institute, showcasing research, institute awards, faculty corner, student’s corner, alumni corner, institute news, wi-fi space and more.
  • Computer Centre: The computing facility is basically based on a Linux platform and open source. For research and development purposes, all the necessary and special-purpose software are well equipped. The facility has been planned with a three-fold usage in mind to provide network & internet facilities and to provide computation power to carry out scientific research.
  • Sports Facilities: Various indoor & outdoor games such as Athletics Track, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket, Football, Throwball, Kho Kho, Kabbadi, Table tennis, Chess are played and taught in the Campus.
  • Health Centre: The health centre is well-equipped with specialized doctors, surgeons, and physicians. The students and employees (along with their family members) don’t need to pay the consulting fee during the clinical hours. The institute will pay the visiting fee for them.
  • Visitor’s Hostel: The college provides an accommodation facility for faculty and visitors.
  • Counselling Service: It has set up counselling services for the students. Every first-year student is allotted two senior students and one faculty member as their mentor and adviser. Students are advised to remain in regular contact with their mentors and take guidance if they face any problems.
  • Transport service: A transport facility is available for the students and the faculty members.

IISER Mohali Faculty

IISER Mohali professors are well qualified & highly efficient in their field. Almost all the faculty members have a Ph.D. in their respective fields and most of them have completed their post-doctorate from top universities in India or abroad. Every professor is an active scientist and also continuing their research parallel to teaching. The faculty members are very helpful, supportive & interactive, and have a lot of knowledge & experience in their respective fields. They encourage and guide the students with respect to their queries. Not only the lab teachers are highly knowledgeable, but also the faculty who teach theory are extraordinary.

  • Associate Professor: 27
  • Assistant Professor: 62
  • Professor: 98


Ques. Does IISER Mohali provide any financial assistance to their students?

Last updated on May 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, IISER Mohali provides financial assistance to their students. Students get an amount of INR 10,000 per month in the first 2 years, INR 25,000 per month in the next 2 years as a Junior Research Fellow, and INR 28,000 per month in the following years as a Senior Research Fellow.

Ques. What are the career prospects after completing a BS-MS degree from IISER Mohali?

Last updated on May 29th, 2021

Ans. After completing a BS-MS degree course from IISER Mohali, students can go for higher studies like Ph.D., and Post-Doctoral. Students can also join a research program offered by the college.

Ques. Is it worthwhile to join IISER Mohali?

Last updated on May 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, it is because the faculty members of this institute are highly qualified & provide quality education to their students. The academic facility provided by the institute is also very good. The hostel rooms are well equipped with high-speed internet facility, the library is well-stocked with books, and 24×7 health services are provided by the institute.

Ques. How are the summer internships of IISER Mohali?

Last updated on May 29th, 2021

Ans. IISER Mohali offers a fully-funded two months summer internship every year. Selected students get an opportunity to work on a specific summer project with the IISER Mohali faculty members at the college campus.

Ques. Does IISER Mohali have an opportunity cell?

Last updated on May 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, IISER Mohali has an opportunity cell to guide students about research and job opportunities. The opportunity cell established a summer research & internship program with National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS), Bangalore, Connexions Life Science, Bangalore, and Lucid Software Limited, Chennai, and organized various seminars such as “Research Opportunities at the University of St. Andrews”, “Alternative Careers in Science”, etc. Opportunity cell gives information regarding numerous internship programs.

Ques. Does each channel at IISER Mohali require a separate application?

Last updated on May 29th, 2021

Ans. Yes, each channel at IISER Mohali will require a separate online application and payment of the application fee. Candidates have to complete the registration process on the application portal. Then, the registered account can be used to fill the form of any of the three channels that are KPVY, JEE Advanced, and SCB channel.

Ques. How many departments does the IISER Mohali campus has?

Last updated on May 29th, 2021

Ans. There are 6 departments at the IISER Mohali campus. The departments are:

  • Department of Mathematical Science
  • Department of Chemical Science
  • Department of Physical Science
  • Department of Biological Science
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences