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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal

About the college:

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal (Hindi: भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा एवं अनुसंधान संस्थान), commonly known as IISER Bhopal or IISERB, is a higher education institute established in 2008 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, the other being IISER Kolkata, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and IISER Thiruvananthapuram.

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Courses Offer:

IISER Bhopal offers Bachelor of Science/Master of Science (BS-MS, Dual Degree) and Ph.D. programmes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.


Admission to the BS-MS programme is either through Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), through Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) or through direct admission of state/central boards, which also requires qualifying in the IISER Science Aptitude Test (ISAT).

In the first two years, students study Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry (one course each for every semester) and one semester each of Earth Science, Electronics, Computer Science, Communication Skills and Indian Heritage in Science, Literature and Art. The Major subject is chosen at the end of the second year. This can be Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Earth Science. The M.S. degree is awarded in this major subject. Along with the major courses in each semester, one takes minor courses which can be chosen from any of the remaining sciences. Each minor course lasts a semester, after which one chooses a new set of minor courses. The final year is devoted to a thesis in the Major subject..

Doctoral program (Ph.D.)

Admission to the doctoral program is after a Master's degree in science. Besides the students of the Integrated Master's program, postgraduate students with a Master's degree in science from other Universities/Institutes are also admitted to the doctoral program. The program involve dcourse work, a qualifying examination, a state-of-the-art seminar, thesis work, open seminar and a thesis examination, leading to the award of a PhD degree.

Postdoctoral Studies

Postdoctoral studies are possible in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology.




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