5 year BS-MS Programme

For admission to the 2013-2014 academic year 5 year integrated M.S programme the following channels will be available:

To seek an admission, you should apply through at least one of the three channels.

(a) Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY): SA(2011)/SX(2012)/SB(2012)/SP(Passed class XII in 2012).

(b) Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2013: Students obtaining a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in class XII and securing a place in the rank list of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for the admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). For SC/ST/PD candidates the required percentage of
aggregate marks* in class XII is 55%.

(c) State and Central Boards: Students who have passed class XII in 2012 or are appearing for class XII exam in 2013 in science stream with either

i. Aggregate marks* above or equal to the cut-off percentage declared by DST as eligibility for INSPIRE fellowship (http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/). For OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/PD category candidates, there is 5% relaxation in the DST cut-off. The cut-off for SC/ST candidates is 55% in class XII for all boards.


ii. Advisory note for the eligibility for Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) under INSPIRE scheme.

(*) Aggregate marks = (Total marks obtained in all subjects x 100) / Maximum marks.

Course Structure

The barrier between the traditional disciplines are fast disappearing. Modern research problems span a wide range of areas. It helps to have basic training in a range of disciplines to succeed in modern research. Accordingly, IISER-TVM MS curriculum is designed to be dominantly interdisciplinary.

  1. The MS programme is of 10 semester duration.
  2. Each academic year has 2 semesters of roughly 16 weeks each
    1. Varsha Semester:August-December
    2. Vasanth Semester:January-May
  3. The first 2 years(ie. the first 4 semesters) will consist of CORE courses common to all students.
  4. 3rd and 4th year courses will be specialized in one Major(Biology,Chemistry,Physics or Mathematics) and one or more Minors.
  5. The fifth year will be devoted to a thesis by research. Please read the ┬ástudents guidebook for further details.  MSGuide

Course Fee structure at IISERTVM**

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**Subject to revision