Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram
Type Public
Established 2008[1]
Dean Prof. M. P. Rajan (Academics), Dr. Ramesh Chandra Nath (Students Affairs) Dr. Hema Somanathan (Research and Development, Consultancies), Dr. Anil Shaji (Planning and Development),[2] Prof. K. George Thomas, Prof. Srinivasa Murty
Director Prof. V. Ramakrishnan,[3] Prof. Eluvathingal D Jemmis (Ex Director) [4]
Academic staff
40+[5]
Students 600+
Postgraduates 400+[6]
199 (171 PhD[7] + 28 IPhD[8])
Location Vithura
Thiruvananthapuram (Transitional)
, Kerala, India
Campus 200 acres[1]
Website www.iisertvm.ac.in
IISER Thiruvananthapuram Logo.svg

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (Malayalam: ഭാരതീയ ശാസ്ത്ര പഠന ഗവേഷണ വിദ്യാപീഠം, തിരുവനന്തപുരം; Hindi: भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा एवं अनुसंधान संस्थान), 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 and Biology. There are facilities for doing research in those areas leading to the award of PhD.

IISER-TVM is located on 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 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram.[9][10] There are five other IISERs in India, namely IISER Bhopal, IISER Kolkata, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and IISER Tirupati.

Administration[edit]

The instituted is administered by a Board of Governors with Dr. Tessy Thomas, Director, Advanced Systems Laboratory, DRDO as Chairperson and Prof. V. Ramakrishnan as Director.[11]

Admissions[edit]

For admission to the MS programmes, students must have completed the 10+2 course. Admissions are based on the ranks obtained in IIT-JEE or performance in KVPY. Students from state and central boards (SCB) can have admission 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). At most 25% of the students may be from KVPY, and at least 50% from SCBs.

The MS course is research oriented with a focus on basic sciences.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Institute". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/pages/deans.phpx
  3. ^ http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/office.phpx
  4. ^ http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/pages/ex_faculties.phpx
  5. ^ "Faculty". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  6. ^ "BS-MS Students". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  7. ^ http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/assets/uploads/downloads_buffer/2016_03_25_22_17_24/students_phd_varsha15.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/files/get_file/2cbca44843a864533ec05b321ae1f9d1.phpx
  9. ^ G Mahadevan, Centre hailed for sanctioning IISER, The Hindu dated 26 October 2007 (Retrieved on 18 February 209)
  10. ^ Land for IISER at Vithura, The Hindu dated 16 October 2008 (Retrieved on 18 February)
  11. ^ http://www.iisertvm.ac.in/pages/board_of_governors.phpx
  12. ^ G Mahadevan, Emphasis on integrated research, The Hindu dated 08 August 2008 (Retrieved on 18 February 2009)