Online Admissions for 2018 IISER BS-MS five year Dual Degree program

Are you searching for information on 2018 admissions to Dual Degree BS-MS five year course of Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research? This article provides complete information about the key features of the course, eligibility criteria, scholarships available, online application procedure, etc regarding IISER BS-MS dual program admissions 2018.


Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) are seven institutes set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India to offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs and provide Doctoral (Ph.D.) education. The seven institutes are at:
  1. Berhampur

  2. Bhopal

  3. Kolkata

  4. Mohali

  5. Pune

  6. Thiruvananthapuram

  7. Tirupati

All the institutes have highly qualified, competent faculty who are passionate about teaching & pursuing research in different scientific fields. Students get hands-on training with modern instrumental and research facilities. They also get a wonderful opportunity to take up interdisciplinary research summer programs, with an entire year exclusively focused on a research project.

Features of Dual BS-MS Dual Degree Program

The program is for a duration of five years. It is a residential program, wherein students have to stay on the campus itself. The hostel accommodation is comfortable, with all requisite infrastructure. There are also ample sports and recreational facilities.

Formal classroom sessions are combined with research-focused projects. Thus, students have a lot of scope to have interactions across various disciplines. They get excellent exposure to the multiple fields of science during their first and second years of the program. In subsequent years, they can explore a specific discipline in-depth as per their interest from the options offered. During the final year, first-hand research experience is gained.

At IISER Bhopal, a four-year BS program in Economic Sciences has been introduced.

Eligibility requirements

The five-year BS-MS dual program is open to highly motivated science students who have passed their 12th exam. Those who are passing Class XII Board exam in 2017 or 2018 in the science stream along with the any of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the dual program -
  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY): You should have a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2018-2019 academic session. Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.

  2. IIT-JEE Advanced 2018: You should secure at least 60% marks in Class XII Board exam and secure a place in JEE Advanced 2018 rank list for admission to IITs.

  3. State and Central Boards (SCB): YOu should have marks equal or above the cut-off percentage in Class XII Board exam as notified at the IISER admission portal. Those applying through the SCB channel are required to qualify in the IISER Aptitude Test, which will be conducted at various centres in India tentatively in June 2018. Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.

Note: Reservation of seats at IISERs will be as per Govt. of India rules.


Those applying via the KVPY channel are eligible for the KVPY scholarship as per KVPY norms. There are a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships of Rs.5000/-p.m. for those who gain admission through JEE and SCB channels. These are based on the norms of the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and are subject to continued good academic performance.

How to apply

You must submit your application in online mode only at: IISER Admission Website.

The application portal will be open for online submission in the month of May 2018.

You need to pay an application fee of Rs.2000/-, which is non-refundable, at the time of online application. The fee is Rs.1000/- for those applying under SC/ST category, Kashmiri migrants and Physically Handicapped candidates.

Contact information

All inquiries should be directed to: The Chairman, Joint Admissions Committee 2018.
Ph: +91-172-2293122 (10a.m. to 1p.m. on weekdays.)

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