To promote high quality scientific education, research and training, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has set up seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati.

BS-MS Degree Programme

It is a five year degree program for bright and motivated science students who have passed (10+2) level. The program integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions.  The training during the program enables students to pursue a career in academia, R&D institutes and science based industries.

Admission to BS-MS Degree Programme 2018

Application portal for admission to all IISERs for the academic year 2018 will open in May.


KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs would draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channel as applicable as per the norms prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme. This supersedes all earlier announcements regarding scholarship.


There are three channels of admission. Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through these channels.

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
  2. Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (JEE) channel
  3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel


These channels will be referred to as KVPY, JEE and SCB respectively

KVPY Channel

Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2018-19 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

JEE Channel

Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2018 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBCNC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank would be used. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

SCB Channel

Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2017 or 2018 with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in their respective boards as given in the table below are eligible to apply. For the candidates belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer of the Other Backward Classes (OBCNC) 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+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 centres across the country. To calculate your percentage of marks obtained use your board’s method.

Name of Board Cut-off percentage Name of Board Cut-off percentage
Andhra Pradesh 95.4 Assam 74.5
Bihar 71.0 Chattisgarh 76.6
Goa 83.3 Gujarat 65.9
Haryana 86.3 Himachal Pradesh 79.7
Jammu Kashmir 84.4 Jharkhand 57.3
Karnataka 87.5 Kerala 93.3
Madhya Pradesh 82.0 Maharashtra 77.9
Manipur 77.6 Meghalya 68.3
Mizoram 67.4 Nagaland 66.5
Orissa 71.6 Punjab 80.7
Rajasthan 78.7 Tamil Nadu 95.2
Tripura 68.2 Uttar Pradesh 74.2
Uttarkhand 67.9 West Bengal 78.9
CBSE 90.0 ICSE 92.9
Viswa-Bharthi 83.1 AMU Board 81.4
Telengana 97.3    



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