Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram
IISER Thiruvananthapuram Logo.svg
TypePublic
Established2008[1]
DeanProf. M. P. Rajan, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Nath, Dr. Hema Somanathan, Dr. Anil Shaji[2]
DirectorProf. Jarugu Narasimha Moorthy (2019 - )[3],
Prof. Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis (Founder) [4]
Academic staff
76[5]
Students1082
Undergraduates826[6]
256 (235 PhD[7] + 21 IPhD[8])
Location, ,
Campus200 acres[1]
Websitewww.iisertvm.ac.in

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER Thiruvananthapuram or IISER-TVM) is one of the seven IISERs established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. IISERs were established primarily to bridge the gap between basic sciences' research and teaching at the undergraduate level. The six other IISERs are IISER Bhopal, IISER Kolkata, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Tirupati and IISER Berhampur.

IISER Thiruvananthapuram is an autonomous institution awarding Bachelor of Science & Master of Science (B.S-M.S) dual-degrees, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The institute is located at Vithura, about 40 km from Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of Kerala state in India.[9] The campus, being in the foothills of the Ponmudi hills of the Western Ghats, is blessed with rich greenery, three streams and a river running through it against a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Background[edit]

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) were established in 2006 through a proclamation of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, under the category of institutes of national importance, to promote quality education and research in basic sciences. Soon after the announcement, two of these institutes at Pune and Kolkata, respectively, were started in 2006. This was followed by an institute at Mohali (2007) and at Bhopal and Thiruvananthapuram in 2008.[10] Each IISER is a degree granting autonomous institution with a prime focus to integrate science education and research. IISERs are destined to become Science Institutes of the highest caliber and reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs, IITs and NITs presently enjoy.

Academic Programs[edit]

  • Dual-degree Bachelor of Science & Master of Science (B.S - M.S): The 5-year dual degree BS-MS program is the flagship program of all IISERs. The first two years of this program involves coursework in all subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Humanities and Interdisciplinary courses). For the next two years, the students choose courses in a 'Major' and a 'Minor' subject as per their liking. The final year is spent on a research project on their Major subject.[11] Admission to this program is through the following channels:
  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Basic Science Stream: Students qualifying in SA (2012)/SX (2013)/SB (2013).
  2. Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced): Students securing a place in the rank list of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
  3. State and Central Boards: Those, who are eligible for INSPIRE scholarship by Department of Science and Technology (DST) on the basis of their aggregate scores in class XII may be considered for admission after clearing an aptitude test. This is currently done in co-ordination with the other IISERs through a Joint Admission Program.[12]
  • Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.): 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 will also be admitted to the doctoral program. The program will involve course work, a qualifying examination, a state-of-the-art seminar, thesis work, open seminar and a thesis examination, leading to the award of a Ph.D. degree. The quantum of course work will vary depending on the background of the student. Besides individual research, students will be involved in several professional activities such as seminars, workshops, presentations and review meetings. All doctoral students will assist faculty members in teaching during the course of the doctoral program.
  • Integrated Doctor of Philosophy (Int. Ph.D.): Admission to this program is after a B.Sc. degree in any of the basic sciences. Students of this program start their course by attending their class with third year students of Dual Degree B.S.- M.S. course.[13]

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[14]58

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram was ranked 58 in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in overall ranking in 2018.[14] Nature Index ranked IISERs as a whole at 4th in the World's 'Top 30 academic institutions under 30' in high-quality research output.[15] It also ranked IISERs at 37th in its overall list of World's Top 200 rising academic institutions.[16]

Departments[edit]

Division Departments, Centers, and Units
School of Biology[17][18]
School of Chemistry[19]
School of Mathematics[20]
School of Physics[21]

Notable achievements[edit]

Administration[edit]

The institute is administered by a Board of Governors with Tessy Thomas as Chairperson, a 25-member Senate and the Director, Prof. Jarugu Narasimha Moorthy.[26][27] The Deans are M. P. Rajan (Academics), Ramesh Chandra Nath (Students Affairs), Hema Somanathan (Research and Development) and Anil Shaji (Planning and Development).[2]

Conferences and Workshops[edit]

  • Chromosome Stability 2016 [28]
  • All India Cell Biology Conference [29]
  • Cryo Electron Microscopy and 3D Image Processing of Macromolecular Assemblies and Cellular Tomography (CEM3DIP)[30]
  • Workshop on High Performance Scientific Computing[31]
  • International Symposium on Clusters, Cluster-Assemblies and Nanomaterials (ISCAN)[32]
  • Indo-UK Workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Applications[33]
  • 8th Asian Photochemistry Conference 2014 [34]
  • GW@ASI2014: Satellite workshop on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the ASI Meeting [35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Institute". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Deans - IISER - TVM". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Officies - IISER - TVM". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Ex-Faculty members - IISER - TVM". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Faculty". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  6. ^ "BS-MS Students". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "IISER TVM". iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  10. ^ "IISER starts functioning from Vithura campus". Thehindu.com. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  11. ^ G Mahadevan, Emphasis on integrated research, The Hindu dated 8 August 2008 (Retrieved on 18 February 2009)
  12. ^ "Joint IISER admission portal". Iiseradmission.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  13. ^ "IISER ADMISSION 2018". Iiseradmission.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  14. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  15. ^ "Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars | Supplements | Nature Index". www.natureindex.com. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars | Supplements | Nature Index". www.natureindex.com. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  17. ^ "School of Biology". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Faculty Members, Biology". Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  19. ^ "School of Chemistry". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  20. ^ "School of Mathematics". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  21. ^ "School of Physics". Physics.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Gravitational Discovery - IISER TVM teams plays great role". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Gravitational waves -IISER TVM". Newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Affordable radio telescope". Newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  25. ^ "IISER team develops affordable radio telescope". Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  26. ^ "Board of Governors - IISER - TVM". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  27. ^ "Senate - IISER - TVM". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  28. ^ "Chromosome stability 2016 - conference". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  29. ^ "All India Cell Biology Conference". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  30. ^ "cem3dip workshop". Workshop.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  31. ^ "Workshop on High Performance Scientific Computing". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  32. ^ "ISCAN". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  33. ^ "Indo-UK Workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Applications". Spde.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  34. ^ "8th Asian Photochemistry Conference 2014". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  35. ^ "GW@ASIA2014". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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