Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Other name
IISER or IISERs (plural)
TypePublic
Institutes of National Importance
Established2006
Budget1,379.53 crore (US$170 million)
(FY2022–23 est.)[1]
Location
LanguageEnglish
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research is located in India
Berhampur
Berhampur
Mohali
Mohali
Kolkata
Kolkata
Pune
Pune
Bhopal
Bhopal
Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
Tirupati
Tirupati
Location of the 7 IISERs offering admission in 2018.[2]

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) are a group of premier public research institutions in India. The institutes were established by the Government of India through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to provide collegiate education in basic sciences coupled with research at the undergraduate level. The institutes were formally established by the Parliament of India through the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Act, 2010 (an amendment to the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007).[3][4] Seven IISERs have been established across the country, namely IISER Kolkata in West Bengal, IISER Pune in Maharashtra, IISER Mohali in Punjab, IISER Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, IISER Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, IISER Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, and IISER Berhampur in Odisha.[5][6] All IISERs were declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Parliament of India in 2012,[7] to promote them as leading institutions in the country in the field of basic sciences along with its sister institutes like Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar. The financial outlay for each IISER is around 5 billion (US$63 million) for the first five years of establishment.

Institutes[edit]

The IISERs are located in the following locations:

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)
# Name Short Name Established City/Town State/UT Website
1 IISER Kolkata IISER-K 2006 Kalyani West Bengal www.iiserkol.ac.in
2 IISER Pune IISER-P 2006 Pune Maharashtra www.iiserpune.ac.in
3 IISER Mohali IISER-M 2007 Mohali Punjab www.iisermohali.ac.in
4 IISER Bhopal IISER-B 2008 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh www.iiserb.ac.in
5 IISER Thiruvananthapuram IISER-TVM 2008 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala www.iisertvm.ac.in
6 IISER Tirupati IISER-T 2015 Tirupati Andhra Pradesh www.iisertirupati.ac.in
7 IISER Berhampur IISER-BPR 2016 Berhampur Odisha www.iiserbpr.ac.in

Future institutes[edit]

  • IISER Nagaland. A new IISER in Nagaland was announced in the 2015-16 budget.[8] Initially the Nagaland government suggested a different institute (SPA - School of Planning and Architecture) instead of an IISER.[9] After many years, in 2021 [10] and 2022,[11] the Nagaland state government has shown renewed interest on establishing this earlier announced IISER in Nagaland.

Academics and admission[edit]

As of August 2022, IISERs admit 1734[12] in total each year for their dual degree BS-MS Program. For each channel of admission below, additional cut-off criteria of respective IISERs are applicable. Candidates satisfying any of the following criteria are eligible for applying:

  1. JEE (Advanced) channel: Candidates in General category securing a rank within 15000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of the JEE Advanced are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBC Non-Creamy Layer, SC, ST, Persons with Disability (PD)), their category rank should be within 15000.[13]
  2. IISER Aptitude Test (IAT) channel: Also known as SCB channel, admissions to at least 50% of the seats in IISER happens through IAT exam. It compromises of Physics, Chemistry, Math and Biology where students have to attend all four sections.[14] Candidates must have taken at least three among Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics during their higher secondary course.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalita, Bishal (1 February 2022). "Higher Education Budget For Next Financial Year At Rs 40,828 Cr; 6.46% More Than 2021-22". NDTV 3:14pm IST. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  2. ^ "IISER Admission 2018". Iiseradmission.in. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Rajya Sabha passes to key education bills". Zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  4. ^ "THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2013" (PDF). Prsindia.org. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "PIB Press Release". Pib.nic.in.
  6. ^ "IISER Admission 2016". Iiseradmission.in. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  7. ^ "University And Higher Education - Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development". Mhrd.gov.in.
  8. ^ "Institute spree fans brand debate". Telegraphindia.com.
  9. ^ "Cloud on IISER Nagaland". Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Education Minister, Nagaland Chief Minister Discuss NEP, Setting Up IISER". Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  11. ^ "ULBs, Foothill Road & Airport: CM highlights Nagaland's pertinent issues at NITI Aayog meet". Retrieved 28 August 2022.
  12. ^ "FAQs".
  13. ^ "IISER Admission - 2020". www.iiseradmission.in. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  14. ^ "FAQs". IISERs Admission 2022. Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  15. ^ "Eligibility". IISERs Admission 2022. Retrieved 6 September 2022.