Eligibility for IISER BS-MS dual Degree and BS Degree programs online admissions


Are you searching for the notification for IISER admissions 2021 for the BS and BS-MS Dual Degree programs? This article provides complete information on the forthcoming online application procedure for admission to the seven IISER institutes in India, including the program disciplines, eligibility criteria, fees, etc.

The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) will soon be releasing the schedule for admissions to the five-year Dual Degree BS-MS program and the four-year BS Degree program (this is offered only at Bhopal). In this regard, it has already released alerts through print advertisements and stated that after 29th March, the complete details will be available. In the meanwhile, let's know more about the two programs.

IISER 2021 BS MS Degree Programs Admissions Notification Banner
[Image source: print advt. in Hindustan Times, 28th February 2021.]

About IISER programs

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India established Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) across India in seven cities. Functioning as autonomous institutes, each IISER offers a multitude of unique interdisciplinary courses that combine academic fields of science with research programs. For the five-year BS-MS Dual Degree program, you are required to stay in the campus hostel, which also has mess facilities and sports and recreational activities. Scholarships are available, and internships may be offered for an ongoing research project.



There are two major benefits of pursuing a program at IISERs. Firstly, you are not confined to just one discipline but are pursuing a curriculum that combines varied disciplines so it broadens your knowledge and expertise. Secondly, all the institutes have highly qualified and experienced faculty who have worked on or are in the process of working on, exciting research projects. Hence, if the research area has always been your forte and goal beyond mere classroom learning, you already have a great head-start. In fact, you can even take a step ahead beyond the Graduate Degree and pursue a Master's program at an IISER itself.

The major courses at each IISER are as follows-
  • At IISER Thiruvananthapuram: The BS-MS Dual Degree program is offered in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Integrated Interdisciplinary course in all these as well as in Data Sciences.
  • At IISER Bhopal: The BS-MS Dual Degree program is offered in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. The institute also offers a BS Degree program in Chemical Engineering, Data Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Economic Sciences.
  • At IISER Tirupati: The BS-MS Dual Degree program is offered in Science.
  • At IISER Pune: The BS-MS Dual Degree program is offered in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics
  • At IISER Mohali: The BS-MS Dual Degree program is offered in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences
  • At IISER Kolkata: The BS-MS Dual Degree program is offered in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physical Sciences
  • At IISER Berhampur: The BS-MS Dual Degree program is offered in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences


About the Admission process at IISERs

You can seek admission to any of the IISERs through the same common application process that is scheduled for all of the institutes. There may be a few changes in the context of the ongoing pandemic, so check back here for updates. Foreign students are also welcome to apply.

Eligibility requirements

You should have passed the Class 12 exam (under the 10+2 system) or any equivalent exam in the science stream and can apply through one of three channels:
  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
  2. IIT-JEE Advanced of the Indian Institutes of Technology
  3. State and Central Boards (SCB)

Further information on eligibility criteria, the application fee, and the Seat acceptance fee will be updated later.



IISER Aptitude test

There is generally a computer-based aptitude test for students applying through the SCB channel. The test has Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in four subjects- Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. More details will be updated later.

Sample questions are available on the official website. Know the syllabus at http://www.iiseradmission.in/syllabus.html

How to apply

Applications will be accepted in online mode only. Details will be updated later, once the official website has released the information.

Contact information

The Chairperson,
Joint Admissions Committee 2021
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
Mohanpur, Nadia - 741 246,
West Bengal, India.
Email: ask-jac2021@iiserkol.ac.in
Website: http://www.iiseradmission.in/

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