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IISER BS-MS Dual degree Program 2016

Deadline: 22-Jun-2016

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AwardAdmission in 7 IISER (Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati), Inspire Scholarship of Rs 5000 p.m.
EligibilityClass 12 pass (Science), KVPY, JEE Advance, Board Toppers
Scholarship provider contact

The Chairperson
Joint Admissions Committee 2016
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
Mohanpur – 741 246
Phone: +91 33 66340077


Admissions to all IISERs for the academic year 2016 has started on 25 May 2016. 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 Dual Degree Programme

It is a five year dual 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 first two years of the program consist of core courses in basic sciences, the third and fourth years are dedicated to specialization in chosen science subjects and the fifth year includes a research project. The training during the program enables students to pursue a career in academia, R&D institutes and science based industries.


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 (IIT–JEE) channel
  3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel

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

Indian nationals, and students belonging to PIO or OCI category are eligible to apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria described below.

KVPY Channel

Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2016-17 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

IIT-JEE Channel

Candidates securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Merit List (CML) of JEE Advanced 2016 for admissions to IIT’s. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

SCB Channel

Students who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2015 or 2016 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.

Board Cutoff percentage
AMU 84.1
Andhra Pradesh 95.4
Assam 74.2
Bihar 72.4
CBSE 92.5
Chhattisgarh 78.9
CICSE 93.3
Goa 82.5
Gujrat 72.8
Haryana 85.3
Himachal Pradesh 80.4
Jammu & Kashmir 81.9
Jharkhand 61.8
Karnataka 88.3
Kerala 93.1
Madhya Pradesh 82.9
Maharastra 79.5
Manipur 77.9
Meghalaya 69.5
Mizoram 69.4
Nagaland 67.8
Orissa 75.5
Punjab 80.3
Rajasthan 80.9
Tamil Nadu 95.1
Telangana 95.4
Tripura 68.6
Uttar Pradesh 76.1
Uttarakhand 68.8
West Bengal 80.4
Visva Bharati 87.7

How to apply?

Application can be done online only.

Tentative Dates

Schedule for BS-MS IISER Admission 2016

First advertisement 28 February, Sunday    
Second advertisement 25 May, Wednesday    
  KVPY IIT-JEE State & Central Boards
  Date Date Date
Opening of application portal (ALL) 25 May, Wednesday
11 am
25 May, Wednesday
11 am
25 May, Wednesday
11 am
Closing of application portal (KVPY) 13 June, Monday
5:00 pm
Results of KVPY allotment 15 June, Wednesday
Registration of KVPY (start date) 16 June, Thursday    
Registration of KVPY (end date) 21 June, Tuesday    
KVPY Float (Re-allocation of FLoat candidates)(Final offer letters) 24 June, Friday    
Closing of application portal (IIT-JEE and SCB)   22 June, Wednesday
11:59 pm
22 June, Wednesday
11:59 pm
Download Hall Ticket for IISER Aptitude Test     25 June, Saturday
IISER Aptitude Test (SCB)     3 July, Sunday
Results of Aptitude Test (SCB)     10 July, Sunday

More Information


  • 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.

Key Features

  • Highly competent and motivated faculty in various disciplines with a passion for science
  • Integrated undergraduate teaching with cutting edge research across disciplines
  • Upcoming eco-friendly green campuses with appropriate infrastructure
  • Library with online resources, books and research journals
  • State of the art teaching and research facilities
  • Sports and recreational facilities
  • Hostel facility for all students

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Eligibility page outlines the eligibility criteria which each candidate must fulfill before applying online.
  2. The admission portal would follow the time line as detailed in Dates page.
  3. All forms must be submitted only at the link given in the Apply Now page. Any other form of application will not be entertained.
  4. Only one application from an eligible candidate with valid details would be accepted for each channel. Submission of dummy applications with unverifiable details will disqualify the applicant at any stage of admission.
  5. Candidates should preview their entire application form before final submission. Certain details of the application form such as name, email, application no, category, Kashmiri Migrant status, Disability status etc cannot be changed after final submission of online application.
  6. Any tampering or modification of the downloaded application form would disqualify the candidate’s candidature. The application form should be directly printed on paper and must be duly signed by the applicant and the guardian (as specified during application) as per the website specifications otherwise application will be rejected.
  7. While applying On-Line, the following would be required;  personal details such as date of birth as printed on the Birth Certificate, digital copies of your passport size photo and (10+2) marksheet in PNG/JPG/BMP format and of sizes below 2 MB.
  8. After successfully initiation of the application online, candidates will be assigned system  generated Application Number. The candidates are required to take print out of the Application Form, put his/her signature at the required places, and the Guardian’s signature at the designated places. The form must be submitted and would be verified against appropriate original documents at the  respective IISER if the candidate has been offered a position for admission in that IISER.
  9. Copyright and Privacy Policy: JAC 2016 collects the applicants’ personal and academic information. These information would be shared with the administrative sections of all IISERs and would be kept confidential. All information provided by the applicant would be verified against appropriate original documents at the time of admission.  Wrong or unverifiable information in the application will lead to rejection of the candidature. By submitting the application form, the candidate enables JAC 2016 to use their submitted data for the purpose of determining Eligible candidates for Admission to IISER system.
  10. Risk of Loss: Application fee (Rs 750 for SC/ST/KM and Rs 1500 otherwise) is non-refundable. The candidates  are advised to carefully go through all pages in Application Website  page and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to satisfy themselves about their eligibility. Application fees submitted by ineligible candidates shall not be refunded.
  11. Eligibility to Apply does not indicate Eligibility for Admission. From eligible applicants admission would be offered based on rank, category, preferences of IISERs and vacancies in IISERs. In the case of any dispute (non-judicial) the decision of The Chairperson, Joint Admissions Committee 2016 would be final and binding.
  12. Governing Law: IISERs are governed by THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012 an Act of Parliament. Since IISER Kolkata hosts JAC 2016, hence any legal dispute arising out of the application process need to be settled at the High Court of Kolkata. However, legal dispute arising on the day of admission at a specific IISER should be settled at a High Court nearest the respective IISER.
  13. Failing to comply with this procedure may lead to rejection of application/candidature.


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