Sunday, September 30, 2012

Research Programmes-Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

The Institute offers opportunities for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of science, engineering and technology to motivated and talented students with a keen sense of scientific inquiry.  Research students constitute the largest group on the campus (more than 70% of the student body).  The Institute awards about 250 Ph D and M.Sc(Engg) degrees, every year.



The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply for admission to the research programme, subject to satisfying requirements detailed in the subsequent sections:

(a)       Holders of Master’s degree or its equivalent in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Science/ Agriculture/ Humanities.

(b)       Holders of Master’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture. 

(c)       Holders of Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Engineering/Technology/ Medicine/ Architecture/ Biotechnology/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Science/ Agriculture.

(d)       Bachelor’s degree holders in Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science /Electronics followed by qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE as being equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

(e)       Holders of MBA or its equivalent subsequent to BE/B Tech, for admission to the department of Management Studies only.

Qualifying in one of the following appropriate Tests (with validity as on 1st of August 2012) is mandatory : CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; or UGC-NET for JRF; or DBT JRF; or ICMR JRF; or JEST 2012; or NBHM 2012; or IISc Entrance Test 2012; or GATE 2011/2012. Qualifying in these tests is not mandatory but desirable for candidates who possess a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ M Sc(Engg) or MS or MBA (post BE/B Tech) and wish to apply for the departments in the Engineering Faculty.

Additional notes

1.     The minimum requirement for admission to the research programme is a SECOND CLASS (as declared by the University) in the qualifying examination as indicated against each department. 

2.     Candidates with B Sc followed by a professional Diploma, should have studied their B.Sc in the 10+2+3 system and obtained at least a SECOND CLASS.

3.     Wherever Bachelor’s degree is prescribed, the minimum eligible qualification for admission, the duration of the such degree courses should be atleast 4 years and wherever Master’s degree is prescribed the minimum duration should be 2 years. 

4.     The Master of Computer Science/Application holders should have studied B.Sc. with any of the following as major subjects: Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Electronics / Computer Science.

5.     The minimum requirement of SECOND CLASS in the qualifying examination is relaxed to PASS CLASS for SC/ST candidates.

6.     Some departments have specific requirements of subjects at the Bachelor’s or 10+2 levels as indicated under each department. Candidates have to ensure that they meet these requirements.

7.     Those in the final year of their qualifying degree and awaiting results may also apply. However, they should have completed all the requirements for the award of their qualifying degree, including all examinations, dissertation projects, viva-voce, etc., by the time of joining, i.e., by the end of July 2012.

   Complete Details