Sunday, 3 March 2013


To promote high quality scientific 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.

BS-MS Dual Degree Programme

It is a five year dual degree programme for bright and motivated students of science who have completed class XII. It integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions.

Admission to BS-MS Dual Degree Programme 2013
Following channels are available for admission to the Five Year BS-MS Dual Degree programme beginning August 2013.

Admission Eligibility

To seek an admission, you should apply through at least one of the three channels.

(a) KVPY: SA(2011)/SX(2012)/SB(2012)/SP(Passed 10+2 in 2012/2013)
(b) Candidates qualified in IIT-JEE (Advanced)-2013: subject to the condition that such candidates are in
top 20 percentile list of successful candidates of their boards in respective categories (General, SC, ST,
OBC and PD).
(c) Central and state boards: (Class XII passed in 2012 or 2013). Candidates having INSPIRE fellowship certificate obtained from the boards or securing marks* above the cut-off % available at DST website (
(*) % marks = ( Total marks obtained in all subjects X 100 ) / Maximum possible marks. For OBC (non-creamy) and PD, a 5% relaxation of the DST cut-off is tenable. For SC/ST the cut-off is 55% in Class XII for all boards.
No. of Seats
150 in each IISER, a total of 750
All five IISERs admit students through a common application and counseling process.
Seat Allotment

Up to 25% seats in each category (General/SC/ST/OBC Non-creamy) through KVPY channel.
Up to 50% seats in each category (General/SC/ST/OBC Non-creamy) from KVPY + JEE (Advanced) channels.
Remaining seats in each category through Central and State Boards channel based on an Aptitude test conducted by IISERs.
Separate application to be submitted for each channel

(1) Rs. 600/- for General/OBC/PD applicants.
(2) Rs. 300/- for SC/ST
All students admitted to IISERs are eligible for INSPIRE/KVPY Scholarship
Important Dates

State and Central Boards
Receiving Online Applications
01.04.2013 – 03.07.2013
15.06.2013 – 08.07.2013
Counselling/Aptituted Test
Last date for receiving application fees

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