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 Prof. V.Ramakrishnan
Academic staff 40+[2]
Postgraduates 400+[3]
Doctoral students 100+[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. It's quicky becoming one of the premier educational institutes in India in terms of academic excellence and research.

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. V.Ramakrishnan 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)