Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal (IISER-B or IISER - Bhopal) is an autonomous research and education institute in Bhauri, Bhopal district, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2008 in order to incorporate research in basic science at undergraduate and graduate level, with equal emphasis on higher education for research and education in science. It is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees.

Academic Programs in IISER Bhopal

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

It is a five year dual degree programme for bright and motivated science students who have passed class XII. The programme integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions. The training during the programme enables students to pursue a career in academia, R&D institutes and science based industries.

BS-MS (Dual Degree) Programme is offered in two broad streams:

  • Natural Sciences disciplines (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics)
  • Engineering Sciences disciplines (Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science).
  • Students need to choose between these two options at the time of admission. In order to opt for the Engineering Sciences, it is mandatory for the students to have Mathematics at the (10 plus 2) level.
Integrated Ph.D. program (I-Ph.D.)

The Institute offers Integrated Ph.D. programme in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Physics Department takes I-PhD candidates from JEST channel, Chemistry Department usually takes students from IIT-JAM. 

Doctoral program (Ph.D.)

Admission to the doctoral program is after a Master's degree in science. Besides the students of the Integrated Master's program, postgraduate students with a Master's degree in science from other Universities/Institutes are also admitted to the doctoral program.

The Institute also offers Ph.D. programmes in all disciplines. All selected candidates not receiving external fellowship are awarded an Institute fellowship. Currently, the Institute offers Ph.D. programmes in the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics.

Admission in IISER Bhopal

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 plus 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. For the candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of the Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) and Persons with Disability (PD) categories, there is a 5% relaxation. The cut-off percentage for the Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Kashmiri Migrants (KM) candidates is 55% in (10 plus 2) level for all boards. Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test which will be conducted at various centers across the country. To calculate your percentage of marks obtained use your board’s method. 

IISER Bhopal Contact Details

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal 
Bhopal Bypass Road, Bhauri 
Bhopal 462 066 
Madhya Pradesh, INDIA

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