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. V. Ramakrishnan (Current),[3] Prof. Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis (Founder) [4]
Academic staff
40+[5]
Students600+
Postgraduates400+[6]
199 (171 PhD[7] + 28 IPhD[8])
LocationVithura (Permanent)
Thiruvananthapuram (Transitional)
, Kerala, India
Campus200 acres[1]
Websitewww.iisertvm.ac.in

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER Thiruvananthapuram or IISER-TVM) is one of seven IISERs, institutes established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government 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 at the foothills of the Ponmudi hills of the Western Ghats, about 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram.[9][10] There are six other IISERs in India, namely IISER Bhopal, IISER Kolkata, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Tirupati and IISER Berhampur.

Background[edit]

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) were created 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.[11] 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.

Administration[edit]

The institute is administered by a Board of Governors with Tessy Thomas as Chairperson, a 25-member Senate and the Director, V. Ramakrishnan.[12][13] The Deans are M. P. Rajan (Academics), Ramesh Chandra Nath (Students Affairs), Hema Somanathan (Research and Development) and Anil Shaji (Planning and Development).[2]

Academic Programs[edit]

  • Integrated Master's (M.S.): 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. Currently done in co-ordination with the other IISERs through a Joint Admission Program.[14]

The first two years of the 5-year program involves coursework in all subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Humanities and Interdisciplinary courses). For the next two years, the students choose courses across subjects, as per their liking. The final year is spent on a research project.[15]

  • Doctoral Program (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 PhD 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 Doctoral Program (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.[16]

Departments[edit]

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

Notable achievements[edit]

Conferences and Workshops[edit]

  • Chromosome Stability 2016 [25]
  • All India Cell Biology Conference [26]
  • Cryo Electron Microscopy and 3D Image Processing of Macromolecular Assemblies and Cellular Tomography (CEM3DIP)[27]
  • Workshop on High Performance Scientific Computing[28]
  • International Symposium on Clusters, Cluster-Assemblies and Nanomaterials (ISCAN)[29]
  • Indo-UK Workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Applications[30]
  • 8th Asian Photochemistry Conference 2014 [31]
  • GW@ASI2014: Satellite workshop on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the ASI Meeting [32]

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[33]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.[33]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Institute". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  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 2012-06-14.
  6. ^ "BS-MS Students". Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  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. ^ "IISER starts functioning from Vithura campus". Thehindu.com. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Board of Governors - IISER - TVM". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Senate - IISER - TVM". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Joint IISER admission portal". Iiseradmission.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  15. ^ G Mahadevan, Emphasis on integrated research, The Hindu dated 8 August 2008 (Retrieved on 18 February 2009)
  16. ^ "IISER ADMISSION 2018". Iiseradmission.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  17. ^ "School of Biology". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  18. ^ "School of Chemistry". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  19. ^ "School of Mathematics". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  20. ^ "School of Physics". Physics.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Gravitational Discovery - IISER TVM teams plays great role". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Gravitational waves -IISER TVM". Newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Affordable radio telescope". Newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Affordable Radio Telecope". Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Chromosome stability 2016 - conference". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  26. ^ "All India Cell Biology Conference". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  27. ^ "cem3dip workshop". Workshop.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  28. ^ "Workshop on High Performance Scientific Computing". Iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  29. ^ "ISCAN". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  30. ^ "Indo-UK Workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations and Applications". Spde.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  31. ^ "8th Asian Photochemistry Conference 2014". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  32. ^ "GW@ASIA2014". Conference.iisertvm.ac.in. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  33. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.

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