Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Entrance Exam 2008
Admission to 5- Year Integrated Masters (M.S) Program
The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has set up three Science Institutes. These are at Pune, Kolkata & Mohali, patterned after the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ) Bangalore in terms of high quality research in basic sciences and with additional education program in the form of an integrated five year Masters curriculum along the lines of IITs, following class XII of our school system (or its equivalent).
Each USER is an autonomous degree awarding Institution. The central theme of IISERs is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as doctoral and post-1 doctoral research work are carried out in unison. Each USER will admit up to 100 students in the academic session beginning in July 2008.
Only those students who qualify in one of the following examinations will be eligible for consideration for admission to the first year of the 5-year integrated Masters program in one of the IISERs.
1) Kishore Vaigyanic Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) SB + 2 (2008), SA (2007) Batches (
2) Stage II – Indian National Olympiad Examination (
3) IIT JEE – 2008 (those who figure in regular and extended merit lists)
Students wishing to pursue science as a career and having passed (10+2) or its equivalent qualifying examination in 2007 or will be appearing in 2008 may apply on plain paper giving the following information:
Name, parent’s name, address for correspondence, phone no., e-mail address, name and address and telephone no. of the school, attaching class X mark-sheet, name of the qualifying examination (“KVPY-SA2007, KVPY-SB+2 (2008)” or “Olympiad-2008” or “IIT JEE-2008” with roll no. / registration no). The application should be mailed to the following address:
Admissions Committee USER Mohali
MGSIPA Complex, Sector 26
Chandigarh – 160019
The name of the examination (“KVPY-2007/2008” / “Olympiad-2008″/ “IIT JEE-2008” ) is to be mentioned clearly on the envelope. Last date for receiving applications is June 10, 2008.
Counseling for admission from KVPY SA-2007, SB +2 (2008) and Olympiad-2008 will be held on
June 14, 2008 (Saturday) at 09.30 hrs. Counseling for admission from IIT JEE- 2008 will be held on
July 1, 2008 (Tuesday) at 0930 hrs. at all IISERs.