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IISER Trivandrum Admission 2021: Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process  

Last updated on August 11th, 2021 by Sounak Banerjee

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum has released the registration dates for the candidates, which will be held in November. The selection is done based on the applicant’s performance in the below-mentioned examinations respectively, later which is followed up with interview sessions which are scheduled in December for all the applicants of different categories.

Applications for the PhD admissions and Integrated PhD admissions have been invited. The last date for online portal application availability of both ph.d course and the Integrated Ph.D. course is the 26th of June 2021. Due to a large number of applicants, the institute has resorted to admitting students using the second criteria,i.e. by using cut-off ranks.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kerala was listed as the 80th institute in India by the National Institutional ranking in the overall ranking in the year 2020. Nature Index ranked all the IISERS at 4th in the World’s ‘Top 30 academic institutions under 30’ in high-quality research output.

IISER Trivandrum Admission Dates 2021 

Event Dates
Ph.D. application last date 26th June 2021
Integrated Ph.D. application last date 26th June 2021
Interview dates for Biological Sciences 9th – 11th December 2021
Interview dates for chemistry sciences 10th– 11th December 2021
Interview dates for Physical Sciences 7th – 8th December 2021

IISER Trivandrum BS+MS Admission Criteria 2021 

BS-MS courses by IISER Trivandrum is a 5-year dual degree. Is the flagship program of all IISERs. The initial two years of the course involve work in all the subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary courses). In the latter two years, the students will have to choose courses in a ‘Major’ and a ‘Minor’ subject as per their research interests. The final year is only spent on a research project in the Major subject they have opted for. BS-MS program is offered in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. 

Eligibility Criteria 

Only a few students are eligible for admission to the BS-MS COURSE, the eligibility criteria include only three ways:

  • KISHORE VAIGYANI PROTSHAN YONA (KVPY) for Basic Science Stream: Students who obtained a KVPY scholarship (in SA / SX / SB streams) in the present academic year.
  • JEE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (Advanced): Students who have secured a good rank in the CRL of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)
  • State and Central Boards (referred to as SCB CHANNEL): Students who have obtained a specified percentage in their +2 board and have cleared an exam conducted by IISER with collaboration with JDP presently.

With the present scenario in mind, the board has declared the eligibility criteria through SCB. The eligibility criteria for admission to IISERs this year will stand at 60% (or equivalent) at the +2 level for General candidates and 55% for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates for all eligible boards. Students whose board examination results are not available at the time of the IAT will be allowed to appear in the examination Candidates with the valid JEE Advanced/ KVPY cut-offs are eligible for admission. 

  • For SC/ST and Kashmiri Migrant up-and-comers, the cut-off percentage is 55%. Admission to the applicants is given through any of JEE/KVPY/SCB channels.
  • Candidates with KVPY are confirmed KVPY, while candidates who have obtained a rank below 10, 000 in the Common Rank List of JEE are called for admission to the course.
  • Through the SCB method, candidates who have passed 10+2 with Science stream from a State and Central Board are given admission.

Selection Criteria 

  • The BS-MS takes the support of kVPY, SCB and JEE Advanced to conduct counsellings to a short number of people. The rank cut-off is released for different categories after the examinations.

IISER Trivandrum BS-MS Cutoff

Administration General  OBC
SCB channel Cut-off Rank 3,240 6,330
JEE(Advanced) examination Cut-off Rank 9,976 9,090
KVPY SX category Cut-off Rank 1,710 1,701
KVPY SA category Cut-off Rank 945 938
KVPY SB category Cut-off Rank 63 89

IISER Trivandrum PhD Admission Criteria 2021 

A student can get enrolled in the doctoral program after procuring a master’s degree in science. Also, the applicants with the dual-degree BS-MS program, postgraduate students with a master’s degree in science from other Universities/Institutes would be admitted to the PhD program. The program involves compulsory course work, a qualifying examination, thesis research under the guidance of a professor, an open seminar, and a dissertation defense examination, which would help the student procure his\her Ph.D. DEGREE award. The course work varies depending on which background the student has come from.

PhD Specialization: 

  1. Physical Sciences
  2. Mathematical Sciences
  3. Biological sciences
  4. Chemical sciences

Eligibility Criteria 

  • For admission to the course, the applicant must have qualified a master’s degree from an acknowledged institute/ university with a minimum of 60% of marks or 7.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale (or first-class equivalent) or first class Master’s degree (55%of marks for SC/ST applicants)
  • The student must have qualified in either of the following examinations: CSIR-UGC, UGC-NET-JRF, and GATE with validity as of August 2021.

Selection Criteria 

The following table consists of the accepted entrance examinations as per the specializations:

Area of Specialization  Entrance Examination
Chemistry CSIR-UGC-JRF/ DBT-JRF (Category-1)/ JGEEBILS/ ICMR JRF/ GATE (Ecology)

Note: For PhD Biology, it is made compulsory for all the students to submit a short research proposal of 300-400 words, which should state a research problem of personal interest and how you approach solving the problem. The proposal will be used to evaluate the candidate’s scientific aptitude and is a criterion for shortlisting a group for interview sessions.

IISER Trivandrum Integrated PhD Admission Criteria 2021 

Admission to the Integrated PhD course is provided after obtaining a B.Sc degree in any of the basic sciences subjects. After completion of coursework specified exclusively and a written exam, they progressed to research for their PhD Course with the help of a professor. The duration varies from 6 to 7 years.
Integrated PhD Specialization: 

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics 
  4. Mathematics

Eligibility Criteria 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences/Chemical Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences/ Physical Sciences/ Engineering/ Technology and related areas as applicable to individual Schools, under the 10+2+3/4 system.
  • Students admitted to the School of Physics must have a good score in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST).
  • The minimum requirement is a 55% percentage of marks or 6.0 out of 10 CGPA in the Bachelor’s degree.

Selection Criteria 

  • A shortlist of people who have applied for the biology or chemistry or mathematics schools will be called out for a written examination who will be again short-listed for an interview session. 
  • In the School of Physics, candidates with a qualifying JEST score will be called for the interview. 

The following table consists of the accepted entrance examinations as per the specializations:

Area of Specialization  Entrance Examination
Biology IISER TVM Test
Mathematics JAM/ IISER TVM Test
Physics JEST/ JAM

IISER Trivandrum Application Process

Applicants can apply on the official page of the institution online mode. 

  1. First of all, open the official website of IISER admission website. next, click on the ‘Eligibility Criteria’ tab
  2. Choose the ‘Click here to Apply for Admission’ link. 
  3. Fill in the application form by inputting the details required by the institution.
  4. Upload a passport-sized photograph and scanned images of your (applicant’s) signature.
  5. Pay the application fee mentioned using a debit card/ credit card/ net banking.

IISER Trivandrum Admission FAQs 

Ques: What is the placement review of the IISER Trivandrum, Kerala?

Last updated on August 11th, 2021

Ans: The institute is known to provide more exposure to educational internships along with a few stipend internships. Most of the students are well placed depending on their GPA and skill.  
Ques: Is the infrastructure of IISER Trivandrum good?

Last updated on August 11th, 2021

Ans: The institute being Stretched across a land of 200 acres provides the best infrastructure with equipped labs, well-maintained residential facilities, and more.

Ques: Is the faculty at IISER Trivandrum good?

Last updated on August 11th, 2021

Ans: The college provides around 69 members of academic staff who are good at their subjects.

Ques: Are any scholarships provided by IISER?

Last updated on August 11th, 2021

Ans: Yes, many central and state-level scholarships are applicable through the college with good academic background and cgpa.


Ques: Is a hostel facility available for all the students at IISER Trivandrum?

Last updated on August 11th, 2021

Ans: Yes, hostels and residential areas are provided to all the required students at a convenient and affordable fee near and about the institute.


IISER Berhampur: Ranking, Courses Offered, Eligibility, Admissions 2021, Scholarship

Last updated on August 20th, 2021

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur was established in 2016 and is situated in Berhampur, Orissa. IISER Berhampur is an autonomous institution established by the Ministry of Education, Government of India with the aim of imparting excellent education in basic sciences.

The institute has six departments namely Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. Top courses include PhD and BSMS.

Admission is done mainly on Entrance based. However, for some courses it can also be done on entrance based.

It secured 4th rank internationally in Natural science tournament and Won Gold medal in International Genetically Engineered machine 2020.

IISER Berhampur: Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2016 | Government
Affiliated with Autonomous Institution under Ministry of Education, Govt of India
Courses Offered 3 courses across 6 departments
Popular Courses BSMS, PhD, iPhD
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance exam
Entrance Exam IISER Entrance Exam, KVPY, JEE Advanced
Facilities Available Computer Centre, Central Library, Hostel, Medical Centre, Security and Transport and Sports
Official Website https://www.iiserbpr.ac.in/

IISER Berhampur: Achievements

Team Udaan International Natural Science Tournament 4th ( World – Level)
Team Udaan International Natural Science Tournament 1st (Country – Level)
iGEM International Genetically Engineered Machine 2020 1st

IISER Berhampur: Courses Offered

Course Specialization Details
BSMS Science
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Eligibility: Candidate should have passed 10+2 with 55% aggregate marks
PhD Biological Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in the relevant subject with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10-point scale.

IISER Berhampur: Admissions

The admission for the undergraduate courses in IISER Berhampur is only through the following three channels.

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
  2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced)
  3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB)

For admission in IISER Berhampur for the PhD program need follow below steps:

  • Candidates should have completed a postgraduate degree/M.Phil. in the related subject/field with at least 55% marks in aggregate along with qualifying national entrance exam.
  • It is mandatory that the candidate should have a valid National level examination score at the time of applying like National Eligibility Test (NET) or any other recognized score
  • Applicant’s age should not exceed more than 28 years at the time of joining. Age relaxation of 3 years will be given for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and 5 years for SC/ST/PD/Female applicants.

Cut Off

Counselling Bodies Gen OBC SC ST
SCB Cut-off Rank 3,248 6,336 13,209 21,738
JEE(Advanced) Cut-off Rank 9,976 9,089 3,402 901
KVPY SX Cut-off Rank 1,713 1,702 154 121
KVPY SA Cut-off Rank 942 939 141 86
KVPY SB Cut-off Rank 63 89 6

How to Apply?

The students who want to apply to IISER Berhampur for the undergraduate program need follow below steps:

  1. The students should go to the official IISER Berhampur website and register themselves by filling the application form online.
  2. The online application form has to be filled with the required details and the documents mentioned have to be uploaded with the form like the mark sheets of previous educational qualification, migration certificate, Completion certificates.
  3. The students also need to provide the scores and marks of the relevant entrance exams for the course applying for. The students appearing for IISER Aptitude Test need to go through the syllabus and apply for the entrance exam at the time of registration.
  4. The candidate needs to upload a passport size photograph on the website.
  5. The candidates need to pay the registration fee after submitting the application form.

IISER Berhampur: Scholarships

  • The IISER college is allotted a fund by the government which goes into providing scholarships for students excelling in academics but are in need of financial assistance.
  • This fund is distributed amongst the students belonging to different courses which results in a limited number of DST-INSPIRE scholarships available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channels according to the rules prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme.
  •  The candidate must be within the top 575 students to be eligible to apply for the scholarship irrespective of the caste category they belong to.
  • If a candidate qualifies the KVPY exam conducted and in need of scholarship can apply for the KVPY fellowship program, which provides an annual scholarship to selected students.

IISER Berhampur: Facilities

The facilities available for students at IISER Berhampur are mentioned below:

  • Computer Centre: The Computer Centre of IISER Berhampur is enabled with a wide fibre network that connects all the campus including the hostel and classrooms to the Computer Centre. There is a well-equipped Computer Lab for all the UG, PG and PhD students based on Linux/Windows platform and with all major public domain application software for their utility.
  • Central Library: The Central Library of IISER Berhampur has been designed to meet the information needs of the BS-MS Students, research scholars, and faculty of the Institution. The college has a collection of more than 4100 books that supplements the teaching, learning and research for the students pursuing different courses in the institute.
  • Hostel: IISER Berhampur has well-equipped separate hostel facilities for male and female students with a total of 8 hostels in campus. There are 5 hostels for boys whereas 3 girl’s hostels for accommodating the students of the college.
  • Medical Centre: IISER Berhampur has a medical centre for the students and staff in the campus to tend to any first aid medical requirement. The students in need of medical assistance can reach out to the medical centre within the campus.
  • Security and Transport: The students and staff are also provided with the security within the campus grounds. The students and staff can also avail transport facility for research related work from the college.
  • Sports: At IISER Berhampur, sports are an integral component of the overall development of the students apart from the education. Various sports facilities, including a fully equipped world-class fitness centre FITNESS NATION are available for the students and the staff on the campus. The college also conducts yoga sessions and training programs for the students throughout the academic calendar.

IISER Berhampur: Faculty

With highly qualified faculty at IISER Berhampur, the institute is dedicated to impart good values in the hearts, thoughts, and actions of the students while maintaining strong educational foundations in basic sciences and research. The institute has a total of 42 professors out of which 6 hold Ph.D. degrees.

The number of faculty in the Biology department are mentioned below:

  • Assistant Professors: 8
  • Guest Lecturers: 9

The number of faculty in the Chemistry department are mentioned below:

  • Assistant Professors: 8

The number of faculty in the Physics department are mentioned below:

  • Assistant Professors: 8

The number of faculty in the Mathematics department are mentioned below:

  • Assistant Professors: 9

IISER Berhampur: FAQs

Ques: Does the college IISER Berhampur only have science courses?

Last updated on May 10th, 2021

Ans IISER Berhampur has 3 courses in four departments that is Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The institution is focused on imparting education in basic science and research.

Ques Does the institute IISER Berhampur provide an education loan?

Last updated on May 10th, 2021

Ans: The IISER Berhampur does not provide an education loan to the students but there are scholarships that the students eligible can apply for in IISER Berhampur.

Ques: Is IISER Berhampur a private institution or government institute?

Last updated on May 10th, 2021

Ans: IISER Berhampur is an autonomous institute established by the Ministry of Education, Government of India for students who want to excel in basic sciences and research projects.

Ques: Is BSMS an integrated program?

Last updated on May 10th, 2021

Ans: BSMS (Bachelor of Science-Masters of Science) is a 5 year long integrated program offered by IISER Berhampur. It is a dual degree program which is offered in two broad streams which the students can choose from.

Ques: What is the iPhD program of IISER Berhampur?

Last updated on May 10th, 2021

Ans: IISER Berhampur offers an Integrated PhD (iPhD) programme in the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics to undergraduate students who are keen on pursuing a career in the frontier areas of research in basic sciences. The iPhD programme combines syllabuses of Masters and Doctoral degrees into a single integrated programme concluding in a PhD degree. The students enrolled in iPhD programme are entitled to get a 2-year MS fellowship with PhD fellowship for a maximum of 5-years.