Information at a Glance

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) also referred to as ‘the Institute’ at certain places announce Admissions to the following programmes. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria links available for each of the programmes on IISc website before applying. Candidates can submit online application by choosing/selecting to a maximum number of preferences of departments/ disciplines, as indicated against each programme, as per their choice/ eligibility:

 (i) Course programme – (M Tech/M Des) – upto 5 preferences

(ii) Course programme – (M Mgt) – have only one preference

(iii) Sponsored Course programme (M Tech) – have only one preference [For the Sponsored candidates from Defence, DRDO, BARC, ISRO, NTRO, NAL, KSRTC, BMTC, BDA, PWD, CPRI, Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) and the Central Water Commission (CWC) of the Government of India under the Dam Rehabilitation Implementation Project (DRIP), Government of Karnataka, through the Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management {ACIWRM)]

(iv) Research programme – Doctoral (Ph D) and Master’s (M Tech [Res]) – upto 3 preferences

(v) Integrated Ph D programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences disciplines – have two preferences

(vi) Ph D External Registration programme (ERP) – have only one preference

The Ph D ERP at the Institute provides opportunities to

(a) individuals employed in R & D environments in scientific institutions or industries and

(b) young Engineering / Science faculty members of all Engineering Colleges/Universities including Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges,/Universities recognized by appropriate government agencies to pursue research degrees in Science / Engineering.

Candidates should go through the requirement of basic qualifications carefully and satisfy themselves that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria for the admission.


2. Only one application is entertained for each of the programme. Candidates should not submit 2 applications for one programme.  Such application will be rejected.

Application Forms which are incomplete are liable to be rejected.

3. Please note that the receipt of a call letter for an interview does not confer any right upon the applicant for admission to the Institute.

4. Please note that concealing or misrepresenting information of any sort will lead to automatic cancellation of admission even after selection/admission.

5. Any claim or dispute arising in respect of admissions 2021 must be notified in writing on or before 30.9.2021. It is hereby made absolutely clear that the Courts and Tribunals in Bangalore, and Bangalore alone, shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle all such disputes or claims.

6. 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.