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Integrated Science Education and Research Centre, Visva-Bharti University

University Grants Commission in its XI Five-Year Plan accepted the recommendation of the High Level Committee (HLC) constituted by Honorable President of India to introduce a Five-Year Integrated Program in Physical Science under Shiksha-Bhavana (Institute of Science), Visva-Bharti University. The course is intended for attracting highly motivated and talented students to inter-disciplinary research and education in basic sciences. After successful completion of the course, an M.Sc degree in Five-Year Integrated Science will be awarded to the candidate. The centre is committed to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, science education, with a strong focus on innovation, embedded in a vibrant research environment with a faculty of distinguished scientists and teachers. Student seeking admission to this course in Visva-Bharti must qualify in National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) conducted jointly by National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai (UM) – Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS) Mumbai.

I. Intake Capacity The intake capacity at Visva-Bharti is 21 (twenty one) only (General – 11, OBC – 5, SC – 3, ST – 2).

II. Eligibility Criteria (a) General and OBC candidates: Passed Higher Secondary or equivalent examination in science stream securing at least 60% marks in aggregate under 10+2 pattern. (b) SC / ST Candidates: Passed Higher Secondary or equivalent examination in science stream securing at least 55% marks in aggregate under 10+2 pattern.

III. Scholarship at Visva-Bharti Students admitted to ISERC, Visva-Bharti from NEST merit list receives the DST INSPIRE scholarship that amounts to Rs. 5000 per month and a mentorship cost of Rs. 20000 per annum from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

IV. Hostel Facilities There are several boys’ and girls’ hostels for the students of Visva-Bharti. Students are accommodated in these hostels.

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