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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India

IISERs are leading research institution of our country. To promote high quality scientific education, research and training, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India has set up five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram, as autonomous institutions.

The basic idea of IISERs is to create research Universities of the highest calibre in which teaching and education will be totally integrated with the state of the art research. These Universities are devoted to Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching in sciences in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. One of the important objectives of creating these Universities is to make education and careers in basic sciences more attractive by providing opportunities in integrative teaching and learning of sciences and break the barriers of traditional disciplines.

Those who are science aspirants and wants to continue their career in research programmes can join IISERs after completing their XII standard through Five year BS-MS Dual Degree Programme of IISERs.


For Five year BS-MS Dual Degree Programme, IISERs have following three channels of Admission, these are:-

1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Basic Science Stream: Students qualifying in SA/SX/SB.

2. Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2014: Students securing a place in the rank list of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

3. State and Central Boards: Those, who are eligible for INSPIRE scholarship by Department of Science and Technology (DST) on the basis of their aggregate scores in class XII may be considered for admission after clearing an aptitude test .

All the BS-MS students of IISERs are eligible for either KVPY or INSPIRE scholarship. The key features of IISERs are the following:-

1. Highly competent and motivated faculty in various disciplines with a passion for science
2. Integrated undergraduate teaching with cutting edge research across disciplines
3. Intregrating Laboratory facilities.
4. Upcoming eco-friendly green campuses with appropriate infrastructure
5. Library with online resources, books and research journals
6. State of the art teaching and research facilities
7. Sports and recreational facilities
8. Hostel facility for all students

For further details:-

Interested students are encouraged to visit

Contact: 0755-6692409, admissions@iiserb.ac.in

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Soumav Nath
Integrated BS-MS, Student, 2014
IISER Kolkata.


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