Welcome to IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. Traditionally, teaching has been segregated from research in undergraduate science curricula in our country. IISERs were established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to bridge this dichotomy. IISER-TVM started functioning in August 2008. The institute aims to provide high quality education in modern science, integrating it with outstanding research at the undergraduate level itself, and develop a spirit of research cutting across disciplines. The faculty are engaged in research in the frontier areas of basic sciences, with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.

Speciation and the Web of Life - GIAN Programme

The goals of this course are to introduce the students to some of the canonical literature concerning the process of speciation and discuss the paradigm of divergence-with-gene-flow represented by the web-of-life metaphor. A series of lectures and discussions presenting a distillation of many studies of natural hybridization, lateral exchange and viral recombination will be covered. By the end of the course, students will have an increased awareness of both where current studies in speciation/hybridization fit into the history of such investigations and the ongoing shift in the paradigm used to describe the process of evolutionary diversification.

Summer Visiting Programmes 2017

IISER Thiruvananthapuram offers two-months visiting students programme during summer 2017 to enable motivated students to work with IISER faculty.

Applicants can apply to one of the following schools

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics