Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
IISER Bhopal
Motto विद्ययाऽमृतमश्नुते
(vidyayā amṛtaṃ aśnute)
Motto in English Eat nectar through knowledge, i.e. be immortal through knowledge
Established 2008
Type Institute of National Importance
Director Prof. Vinod K. Singh
Undergraduates 750
Postgraduates 200
Location Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Campus Bhauri, Bhopal

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.[1]


IISER Bhopal offers Bachelor of Science/Master of Science (BS-MS, Dual Degree) and Ph.D. programmes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics,Mathematics and Earth Sciences.[2][3]


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).[4]

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.[citation needed]

Doctoral program (Ph.D.)[edit]

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.[5] 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.[citation needed]

Postdoctoral Studies[edit]

Postdoctoral studies are possible in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth Sciences.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Institutions of Higher Education". Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). 
  2. ^ "BS-MS Program". IISER Bhopal. 
  3. ^ "PhD Program". IISER Bhopal. 
  4. ^ "Indian Institute of Seience Education and Research Bhopal". Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Admissions open for PhD at IISER-Bhopal". One India Education. April 7, 2011.