FAQ

What are the programs available at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore? How can I get into IISc?

The following chart gives the information.

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Online information is available on the Institute’s website www.iisc.ac.in/admissions.

  1. Bachelor or Science (Research) Undergraduate program – (Master of Science is offered only to those students who wish to continue after completing 4 years)
  2. Course programs – M Tech/ M Des/ M Mgt
  3. Integrated Ph D programs
  4. Research programs – M Tech (Res)/ Ph D

I am a NRI candidate. Am I eligible to apply for various programs offered at IISc?

Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) applicants for the Admissions at the Institute.

Category-1: OCI students who have obtained their degree/domiciled in India. The definition of domiciled in India is pertaining to qualifying degree (for M.Tech. and Research admissions, it is B.S. (4 year)/B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc.; for UG admissions, it is 10+2) obtained from India. These Category-1 students will apply through regular admission portal. There will be no separate merit list for these Category-1 students and will be part of the general category merit list.

Category-2: OCI students with a foreign degree/domiciled in foreign location. The students should have qualifying degrees (for M.Tech. and Research admissions, it is B.S. (4 year)/B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc. or equivalent; for UG admissions, it is 10+2 or equivalent) obtained from foreign location. They will apply through the current international student admission portal. All admission rules that are prevalent for international students will be applicable to Category-2 students.

How does one fill in an online application?

Register with your e-mail (preferably gmail) address and a password to start the online application process by creating a new user account. (New user to register click here). The Email ID used to register cannot be changed later. After registration, a verification email will be sent to the registered email account, by confirming the email one can start filling in the online application.

I have some doubts regarding admissions, whom should I contact?

You may send an email seeking clarifications to the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, IISc admission.acad@iisc.ac.in.

What is the fee structure for various PG/Ph D programs at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore?

The information is available on admissions website click here

What is the fee structure for UG program at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore?

The information is available on admissions website click here

  1. Bachelor of Science (Research) program
    • Is there any course available at IISc after the 12th Standard?
      • Yes, 4 year Bachelor of Science (Research) program is offered at IISc. The candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in +2/12th Standard. In addition, the candidate needs to qualify in one of the national tests – KVPY/  IIT-JEE (Main) or (Advanced)/ NEET-UG.
    • What are the subjects offered in the Bachelor of Science (Research) program?
      • There is no specific subject offered in the Bachelor of Science (Research) program. The student must study Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology,  Earth and Environmental Science, and Materials. Only in the fourth year a specialized subject will be given to the student based on the interest and performance of the student in the subject.
    • What is the duration for the Bachelor of Science (Research) program?
      • 4 years (8 semesters).
    • Can I apply for Biology in the undergraduate program?
      • No, there is no specific subject offered in the Bachelor of Science (Research) program. You can take biology as the major subject in the courses.
    • Is there an Aeronautical course available at IISc?
      • No, there is no Aeronautical course available at IISc for 10+2 candidates.
    • Is there any Engineering course offered at IISc for +2 candidates?
      • No, there is no Engineering course offered at IISc for 10+2 candidates.
    • When does the semester start?
      • The Semester starts from the 1st working day of August.
    • When will the application form be available for the undergraduate program
      • An Online application will be available from the 1st of February every year till the end of April. There is no offline application form.
    • What are the Important dates for admission to the UG program?
        • The Information is available on admissions website, click here
    • What was the cutoff score for admission to the UG program in previous year?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
  2. Course program (M Tech/ M Des/ M Mgt)
    • What is the selection procedure for admission to the M Tech/M Des/M Mgt programs?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • Is there any interview or aptitude test in the selection procedure for admission to the M Tech programs?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • Is there any interview or aptitude test in the selection procedure for admission to the M Des program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • Is there any group discussion/interview in the selection procedure for admission to the M Mgt program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • Is there non-GATE admission to M Tech/M Des/M Mgt programs?
      • No, there are no non-GATE admissions available for M Tech/ M Des/ M Mgt programs.
    • I am a AMIE degree holder; am I eligible to apply to M Tech/Research programs?
      • B.E./B.Tech. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g AMIE by Institutions of Engineers).Note: Candidates enrolled upto 31.05.2013 with professional societies(e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE are only eligible to apply.
    • I have a Diploma and I am an AMIE degree holder; am I eligible to apply to M Tech/ Research programs?
      • B.E./B.Tech. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g AMIE by Institutions of Engineers).Note: Candidates enrolled upto 31.05.2013 with professional societies(e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE are only eligible to apply.
    • What are the criteria for applying to M Tech/ M Des programs?
      • BE/B Tech with minimum of second class with a valid GATE score is the criterion for M Tech/ M Des programs with a valid GATE/CEED.
    • What is the duration of M Tech/M Des/ M Mgt programs?
      • The duration is 2 years (4 semesters).
    • I wish to apply for M Tech and M Des programs. Should I apply through a single application or should I fill in two separate application forms?
      • One application form is sufficient to apply to M Tech and M Des programs; a maximum of 5 preferences can be entered in one form.
    • When does the semester start?
      •      The Semester starts from the 1st working day of August every year.
    • What are the Important dates for admission to the Course program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
  3. Integrated Ph D program
    • What are the streams/disciplines available in the Integrated Ph D program?
      • Integrated Ph D programs in the Biological, Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences are available.
    • I am an M Sc, Biotechnology candidate and am in the 2nd semester, with a B Sc in Microbiology, am I eligible to apply for the Integrated Ph D program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • I am a B Sc final year candidate with Physics, Maths & Computer Science, am I eligible to apply for the Integrated Ph D program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • I am a B Tech, Biotechnology candidate can I apply for the Integrated Ph D and Research programs?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • What are the criteria for applying to the Integrated Ph D program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • What is the duration of the Integrated Ph D programme?
      • The duration of Integrated Ph D programme is 7 years.
    • When does the semester start?
      • The Semester starts from the 1st working day of August
    • What are the Important dates for admission to the Int. Ph D program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
  4. Research program (M Tech (Res)/ Ph D
    • What are the criteria and eligible qualifications to apply for the Research-M Tech (Res) program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • What are the criteria and eligible qualifications to apply for the  Research-Ph D program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • Can I apply specifically to M Tech (Res) or to Ph D in the online Research form?
      • No, you cannot apply specifically to M Tech (Res) or to Ph D program in the Research online form, there is no such option in the Research form.  You can give your option of joining only to M Tech (Res) or to Ph D program at the time of interview to the department interview committee.
    • I have a M Tech/ ME/ M Des/ M Sc(Engg)/ [MBA or MS or PGDBM or PGDCA (post BE / B Tech)] / M Sc (Tech)/ M Arch/ M Pharm/ MBBS/ M Agri/ M V Sc degree. Should I appear in any of the national entrance test for admission to the Research program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website click here
    • I am a BE, ECE candidate with no valid Gate score. Am I eligible for the M Tech (Res) program?
      • All BE/ B Tech/ B Sc (Engg) candidates (in the Engineering disciplines) need to have a valid GATE score for all of the Research programs.
    • I wish to apply for 3 departments. Should I apply through a single application or should I fill in three separate application forms?
      • One application form is sufficient to apply to 3 departments in the Research program.
    • I have  a B Sc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Electronics. Am I eligible to apply for the M Tech (Res) program?
      • No you are not eligible. You need to have a M Sc degree with a valid GATE score to apply for the Research (M Tech (Res)) program.
    • When does the semester start at IISc?
      • The Semester starts from the 1st working day of August.
    • What is the duration of the Ph D program?
      • A Minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years.
    • I have a B Tech degree with an MBA degree will I have to write the National Entrance Test for Ph D in Management Studies?
      • Candidates with MBA degrees (post BE/B Tech) do not need to write any National Entrance Tests. You will be called for an interview based on your performance in the qualifying degree.
    • What is the duration of the  M Tech(Res) program?
      • The duration of M Tech (Res) is of 2 years
    • Can I apply to more than one program?
      • Yes you can apply to more than one program based on your qualifications but must fill appropriate online forms. There is a link in the Applicant’s interface “Apply for another program”; you can use this link for filling in another program form.
    • What are the Important dates for admission to the Research program?
      • The Information is available on admissions website https://iisc.ac.in/important-dates/ click here
    • When will the Mid year admissions start or forms be available for the Ph D program?
      • Mid year admission forms will be available online during October for the Ph D program.
    • What are the dates in the Calendar of events for admission to the Mid Year Ph D program?
      • Events Date
        Website opens for on-line submission of applications October
        Last dates for on-line submission of applications 

         

        (website closes at 23:59 hours)

        October 30
        Interview for Research programmes Mid November
        Date of Reporting at IISc December 31
        Commencement of Session January 1