Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram
IISER Thiruvananthapuram Logo.svg
Established 2008[1]
Type Public
Director Eluvathingal D. Jemmis
Academic staff 40+[2]
Postgraduates 200+[3]
Doctoral students 60+[4]
Location Vithura
Thiruvananthapuram (Transitional)
, Kerala, India
Campus 200 acres[1]
Website www.iisertvm.ac.in

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (Hindi: भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा एवं अनुसंधान संस्थान; Malayalam: ഭാരതീയ ശാസ്ത്ര പഠന ഗവേഷണ വിദ്യാപീഠം, തിരുവനന്തപുരം), often abbreviated to IISER Thiruvananthapuram or IISER-TVM, is an institution of higher education established by the Government of India in 2008 based on the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Council of India. The institute awards five-year integrated Master of Science degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and inter-disciplinary areas. There are also facilities for doing research in these areas leading to the award of PhD.

IISER-TVM is currently located in the campus of the College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET). A site of 200 acres (0.81 km2) for establishing a permanent campus has been identified at Vithura, at the foothills of the Ponmudi hills of the western ghats, about 40 km from Thiruvananthapuram.[5][6] There are four other such institutes in India and they are located at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali and Pune.

Administration[edit]

The instituted is administered by a Board of Governors with M R S Rao, President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, as Chairman and Prof E D Jemmis as Director.

Admissions[edit]

For admission to the MS programmes, students must have successfully completed the 10+2 course. Admissions are based on the ranks obtained in IIT-JEE and performance in KVPY. Students from state and central boards can have admissions directly based on the aptitude test conducted by IISERs. They must have obtained a minimum cutoff percentage marks provided by Department of Science and Technology (India).

The MS course is research oriented with a focus on basic sciences. The various components of the course are designed in such away that a graduate of the institute is motivated to take up science as a career. However the diverse skills gained from the institute will equip the students to pursue careers in any field including industry.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Institute". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Faculty". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ "BS-MS Students". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Ph.D. Students". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  5. ^ G Mahadevan, Centre hailed for sanctioning IISER, The Hindu dated 26 October 2007 (Retrieved on 18 February 209)
  6. ^ Land for IISER at Vithura, The Hindu dated 16 October 2008 (Retrieved on 18 February)
  7. ^ G Mahadevan, Emphasis on integrated research, The Hindu dated 08 August 2008 (Retrieved on 18 February 2009)