Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER)

Kolkatta and Pune

5-Year Integrated Master (M.S.) Course

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has created two Science Institutes, patterned after the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in terms of high quality research in basis sciences, but with additional education program in the form of an integrated five years Master curriculum following class XII of our school system (or its equivalent). In addition to Kolkata and Pune IISERs which have been in existence since July 2006, one more IISER in Mohali (near Chandigarh) is expected to commence its academic session from July 2007. Each IISER is an autonomous degree awarding Institution. The central theme of IISERs is integrate education with research so that undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as doctoral and post doctoral research works are carried out in symbiosis. Each IISER will admit upto 100 students in the academic session beginning in July 2007. For further details of IISER, please visit:

Only those students who qualify in one of the following examinations will be eligible for consideration for admittance to the First year of the 5-year integrated Master program at the above three IISERs.


Students wishing to pursue Science as a career with scientific research and teaching and have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2006 or will be appearing in 2007 may apply in plain paper giving the following information;

Name, Address for correspondence, phone no., e-mail address, name and address and telephone no. of school attaching a class X mark-sheet, parent’s name of the qualification examination (“IIT, JEE-2007”, “KVPY-2006”, Olympiad-2007” with roll no/. registration no.). The application should be mailed to the following address:

Director: IISER

IIT Extension Centre

HC-VII, Sector-III, Salt Lake


The name of the examination (“IIT JEE_2007”, “KVPY-2006”, “Olympiad-2007”) is to be mentioned in the application for Master’s course, on the envelope. Last date for receiving application is 30th June 2007.

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