FAQ

When does the semester start at IISc?

The Semester starts from the 1st working day of August.

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

Please see here for details of the various Degree Programmes at IISc. A flowchart of the basic qualifications such as previous academic qualifications, national entrance exams, etc. required for the degree programmes at IISc is also provided.

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

Candidates who hold non-Indian passports, but are Overseas Citizen of India(OCI) Cardholders, fall under either Category-1 or Category-2, as described here. Category-1 OCI applicants should apply through the Online Admissions Portal for domestic students. International applicants and Category-2 OCI applicants should apply though the Office of International Relations (OIR).

 Is there an NRI quota at IISc?

No, there is no NRI quota for admissions at IISc. The candidate has to apply through the regular admission portal.

How does one fill the online application form for admissions?

Visit the Admissions Portal to fill the online applications to different degree programmes. Please see here for instructions on how to fill the form.

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).
    • 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
    • I have a degree from a CFTI. Can I apply for the Integrated PhD program without a JEST/JAM score?
      • Unfortunately, the waiver of a national entrance test for applicants with a 4-year degree from a CFTI and a CGPA >=8.0 out of 10.0 is only allowed for those applying to our regular PhD programmes. Those applying to the Integrated PhD programme need to meet the Eligibility criteria listed here.
    • 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.
    • I have a degree from a CFTI. Can I apply to the Ph.D. programme without a GATE score?
      • Graduates of any course with a minimum duration of FOUR years, from any approved CFTI, with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 out of 10 or its equivalent, are eligible to apply to the regular Ph.D. programme without requiring any other National Entrance Tests. This CFTI Mode of Entry is not available to the M.Tech., M.Tech.(Research) or Integrated Ph.D. programmes.
    • I have a degree from an institution listed as a CFTI in other websites. But it is not listed under the list of CFTIs on the Admissions Website or on the Admissions Portal. Can I apply to the Ph.D. programme under the CFTI mode of entry?
      • IISc periodically updates the list of CFTIs relevant to our degree programmes. Only these institutions are considered for the CFTI mode of entry for the PhD programme at IISc.
    • I have a B.E./B.Tech. degree. Can I apply for the Ph.D. programme?
      • Engineering departments/disciplines consider students with a B.E./B.Tech. degree and a qualifying GATE score for the Ph.D. programme. The specific qualifying details are given here. At the time of interview, the applicants can inform the department of their preference for the Ph.D. programme.
    • 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 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 3department/discipline preferences can be entered in one form.

      • For the Research program (M.Tech. (Res)/ Ph.D. section
    • 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.
    • 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 admissions for specific Ph.D. programmes will be announced and application solicited in October, for the semester starting on 1st January of the next year. Interviews will be conducted in November. Please visit this Admissions website by October for more details.
    • I have submitted my application but need to update my national entrance test score (e.g., GATE, JAM, etc.) that was published recently. How can I do so?
      • You can update your national entrance test details after submitting your application until the last date specified. Login to the admissions dashboard from the IISc Admissions portal. From the menu on the left side, click on the link ‘Update Your National Entrance Test Result(s)’. Select the application number for which you would like to update the results. Enter the score/marks and click on Save/Update button.