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 program
  4. Research program – M Tech (Res)/ Ph D

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

The following table gives the annual fee structure of various programs at IISc.

Fee structure for General/OBC category (INR per annum)

  Regular Students Sponsored Students from(Defence/ DRDO / ISRO/ NAL etc.)
Particulars/Program Bachelor of Science (Research) Ph D M Tech (Res) Int. Ph D  M Tech / M Des M Mgt M Tech
Tuition Fee 10,000 15,000 9,000 9,000 9,000 1,00,000 14,000
Gymkhana Fee 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Other Academic Fees 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,700 50,000 3,700
Statutory Deposit (Refundable)* 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500
Library Deposit (Refundable)* 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500
Students Emergency Fund 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
TOTAL 30,000 35,000 29,000 29,000** 29,000 166,300 34,000

* to be paid in the first year only

** for the 1st two years and thereafter on par with Ph D

 

Fee structure for SC/ST category (INR per annum)

Particulars/Program Bachelor of Science (Research) Ph.D M Tech (Res) Int. Ph.D M Tech/

M Des

M.Mgt
Tuition Fee Fully waived
Gymkhana Fee 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Other Academic Fees 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,700 50,000
Statutory Deposit (Refundable)* 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500
Library Deposit(Refundable)* 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500
Students Emergency Fund 300 300 300 300 300 300
TOTAL 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 66,300

*to be paid in the first year only

  1. Bachelor of Science (Research) program
    • Is there any course available at IISc after the 12th Standard?
      • Yes, from 2011 onwards, a 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 (Advance)/ NEET.
    • 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).
    • I am a NRI candidate. Am I eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Science (Research) program?
      • Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) applicants for the Admissions at the Institute.
        Persons of Indian origin holding non-Indian passports are eligible to apply for admission to the academic programs of IISc provided they hold an Overseas Citizenship of India as per section 7B(1) of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955.  In addition, they need to satisfy all the eligibility criteria for admission prescribed for Indian citizens.
        Persons of Indian origin holding foreign passports and not holding an Overseas Citizenship of India as per section 7B(1) of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 can seek admission through the International Students Admission process.
    • 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 every year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • What are the dates in the Calendar of events for admission to the UG program?
      • Events Date
        Website opens for on-line submission of applications February 1st
        Last dates for on-line submission of applications

        (website closes at 00:00 hours)

        April  30th
        Last date for updating the following NET Results online:

        KVPY/IIT-JEE (Main) / IIT-JEE  (Advance)/ NEET  

        (Applicants must update their national test  results by logging into the Applicant’s interface and clicking on “Update your national ent. Test result” link.)

         

        Within 1 week from the date of announcement of result

         

        Date of Reporting at IISc : Last week of July
        Commencement of Classes August 1
    • What was the cutoff score for admission to the UG program in 2016?
      • Stream GN OBC SC ST
        KVPY- SA         Rank 280 All All All
        KVPY- SB         Rank 2 All All All
        KVPY- SX         Rank 280 All All All
        JEE-Main           Marks 295 230 200 108
        JEE-Advance     Rank 280 8000 1200 11000
        NEET-UG            Rank 280 8000 8000 16000
    • I have some doubts regarding admission; whom should I contact?
      • You may send an email seeking clarifications to the Dean, Undergraduate Program and the email address is deanugoff@admin.iisc.ernet.in. Also there is a 24 x 7 Helpline – 9845103264 – send an sms or whatsapp msg or send an email to iiscadmissions17@gmail.com.
  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?
      • selection to M Tech is only through GATE. Selection to M Des is through GATE/CEED followed by a Design Aptitude Test and interview; Selection to M Mgt is through GATE/GMAT/CAT followed by a group discussion and interview.
    • Is there any interview or aptitude test in the selection procedure for admission to the M Tech programs?
      • Yes, the M Tech program in Electronics System Engg, Climate Science, Computational Science, Earth Science, and Nanoscience and Engineering have aptitude tests and interviews after short-listing based on GATE scores.
    • Is there any interview or aptitude test in the selection procedure for admission to the M Des program?
      • Yes, the M Des program has a Design Aptitude Test and an interview after short-listing based on GATE/CEED scores.
    • Is there any group discussion/interview in the selection procedure for admission to the M Mgt program?
      • Yes, the M Mgt program has a group discussion and interview after short-listing based on GATE/CAT/GMAT scores.
    • 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. GATE/ CEED/ GMAT/ CAT scores are needed for admission to M Tech/ M Des/ M Mgt programs accordingly.
    • I am a AMIE degree holder; am I eligible to apply to M Tech/Research programs?
      • If you have a B Sc followed by AMIE degree then you are eligible to apply for M Tech/ Research programs with a valid GATE score.
    • I have a Diploma and I am an AMIE degree holder; am I eligible to apply to M Tech/ Research programs?
      • No, you are not eligible to apply to any of the programs at IISc.
    • What are the criteria for applying to M Tech/ M Des programs?
      • BE/B Tech 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.
    • When will the application form be available for Course programs?
      • Online applications will be available from the 1st of February every year till mid March. There is no offline application form.
    • 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.
    • What are the dates in the Calendar of events for admission to the Course program?
      •  Events Date
        Website opens for on-line submission of applications February 1
        Last dates for on-line submission of applications

        (website closes at 00:00 hours)

        Mid March
        Last date for updating the following NET Results online:

        GATE/CEED/CAT/GMAT

        (Applicants must update their national test  results by logging into Applicant’s interface and clicking on “Update your national ent. Test result” link.

        Within 1 week after the announcement of result
        Aptitude Test/interview for:

        (a) M Tech programme

        (b) M Des programme

        (c) M Mgt programme (Group discussion and interview)

         

         

        Mid April

        Mid April

        Mid April

        Date of Reporting at IISc:

         

         

        July 25

         

        Commencement of Classes August – 1st working day
    • I have some doubts regarding admission whom should I contact ?
      • You may send an email seeking clarifications to the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, IISc, or ar@academic.admin.iisc.ernet.inAlso there is a 24 x 7 Helpline – 9845103264 – send an sms or whatsapp msg or send an email to iiscadmissions17@gmail.com.
  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?
      • Yes you are eligible to apply for the Integrated Ph D program, but you need to clear the JAM examination.
    • I am a B Sc final year candidate with Physics, Maths & Computer Science, am I eligible to apply for the Integrated Ph D program?
      • If you are interested in the Physical or Mathematical Sciences in the Integrated Ph D program, you are eligible to apply with a valid JAM score.
    • I am a B Tech, Biotechnology candidate can I apply for the Integrated Ph D and Research programs?
      • You are eligible to apply for both the Integrated Ph D and Research programs. With regard to the Integrated Ph D, you need to clear the JAM examination and for the Research program GATE is needed.
    • What are the criteria for applying to the Integrated Ph D program?
      • Applicants with First Class B Sc degrees and valid JAM scores are eligible to apply. Applicants with First Class BE/B Tech degrees in Biotechnology and valid JAM scores in the BT paper are eligible to apply. Applicants with First Class BE/B Tech degrees in any Engineering discipline and valid JAM scores in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics are eligible to apply.
    • What is the duration of the Integrated Ph D programme?
      • 7 years.
    • When does the semester start?
      • The Semester starts from the 1st working day of August every year.
    • When will the application form be available for the  Integrated Ph D program?
      • The Online application will be available from the 1st of February every year till mid March. There is no offline application form.
    • 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.
    • What are the dates in the Calendar of events for admission to the  Int. Ph D program?
      •  Events Date
        Website opens for on-line submission of applications February 1
        Last dates for on-line submission of applications

        (website closes at 00:00 hours)

        Mid March
        Last date for updating the following NET Results online:

        JAM/JEST

        (Applicants must update their national test  results by logging into the Applicant’s interface and clicking on “Update your national ent. Test result” link.)

        Within 1 week after the announcement of result
        Date of Interview End of May
        Date of Reporting at IISc:

         

         

        July 27

         

        Commencement of Classes August – 1st working day
    • I have some doubts regarding admission, whom should I contact?
      • You may send an email seeking clarifications to the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, IISc, or ar@academic.admin.iisc.ernet.inAlso there is a 24 x 7 Helpline – 9845103264 – send an sms or whatsapp msg or send an email to iiscadmissions17@gmail.com.
  4. Research program (M Tech (Res)/ Ph D
    • What are the criteria and eligible qualifications to apply for the Research-M Tech (Res) program?
      • Applicants with a BE/B Tech/B Sc (Engg) in Engineering (minimum second class) with a valid GATE score are eligible to apply to the Research program. The option of joining only to the M Tech (Res) program must be given at the time of interview to the department interview committee.
    • What are the criteria and eligible qualifications to apply for the  Research-Ph D program?
      • Applicants with 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  degrees are eligible to apply to the Research-Ph D program. There is no need to qualify in any of the national entrance tests. Applicants with BE/B Tech/M Sc degrees and a valid GATE score are eligible to apply to the Research – Ph D program. Applicants with M Sc degree and a valid qualifying certificate from the UGC-NET JRF/ Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF/ ICMR JRF/ DBT JRF/ JEST/ NBHM are eligible to apply to the Research – Ph D program. Applicant with MBA degree (other than post BE/B Tech) and a valid GATE/ UGC NET for JRF certificates are eligible to apply to the Research – Ph D program. 
    • 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 theResearch program?
      • You are eligible to apply for the Research program without appearing in any national entrance test. You will be shortlisted for an interview based on your performance in the Master’s degree indicated above. Weightage will be given to those students who have cleared any of the national entrance tests either in the current year or in  previous years. Also, weightage will be given to those who have publications.
    • I am a M Sc, Biotechnology candidate in the II semester, with a B Sc in Microbiology. Am I eligible to apply for the Integrated Ph D programme?
      • Yes you are eligible, and can apply for the Integrated Ph D programme.
    • I am a BE, ECE candidate with no valid Gate score. Am I eligible for theM 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 every year.
    • 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 Entrance Test for Ph D in Management Studies?
      • Candidates with MBA degrees (post BE/B Tech) do not need to write the IISc Entrance Test. 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?
      • 2 years six months (5 semesters).
    • Can I apply to more than one program?
      • Yes you can apply th more than one program based on your qualifications but must fill thedifferent 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 dates in theCalendar of events for admission to the Research program?
      • Events Date
        Website opens for on-line submission of applications February 1
        Last dates for on-line submission of applications

        (website closes at 00:00 hours)

        Mid March
        Last date for updating the following NET Results online:

        Joint CSIR-UGC Net for JRF/ UGC NET for JRF/ DBT JRF/ ICMR JRF/ NBHM/ JEST AM/JEST

        (Applicants must update their national test  results by logging into the Applicant’s interface and clicking on “Update your national ent. Test result” link.)

        Within 1 week after the announcement of result

         

        Date of Interview First week of June
        Date of Reporting at IISc:

         

         

        July 28

         

        Commencement of Classes August – 1st working day
    • 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 00:00 hours)

        October 30
        Interview for Research programmes Mid November
        Date of Reporting at IISc December 31
        Commencement of Session January 1
    • I have some doubts regarding admission, whom should I contact?
      • You may send an email seeking clarifications to the Assistant Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, IISc, or ar@academic.admin.iisc.ernet.inAlso there is a 24 x 7 Helpline – 9845103264 – send an sms or whatsapp msg or send an email to iiscadmissions17@gmail.com.