IISc Admission 2019 – Application Form, Eligibility, Dates, Syllabus

IISc 2019Indian Institute of Science is one of the prominent institutes for higher education in India. The excellent thing about this institute is that it is a part of the ranking done by the QS World University Ranking every year. The institute operates from the city of Bengaluru in Karnataka. With the support of the then Maharaja of Mysore and Mr. Jamsetji Tata, the institute was established in the year 1909. Still, local people call it as Tata Institute and the institute gained deemed university status in the year 1958.


IISC offers UG course of Bachelor of Science by Research, PG Courses like M. Tech, M. Des, M. Mgt, and M. Tech for sponsored candidates. The institute also offers PG Research Programmes in Integrated Ph. D, M. Tech (Research)/Ph. D and External Registration Programme or ERP.

IISC 2019 Notification

The official notification for admissions to the above-mentioned courses at IISc can be expected by interested candidates around the last week of January 2019 and the website will remain open for online submission of application from the first week of February 2019.

IISC 2019 Important Dates

As far as 2019 is concerned since the official notification will be out only in January 2019, the tentative dates for the IISc 2019 admissions are as follows:

Website opening date for online submission of application.Around the first week of February 2019
Last date for submission of online applicationAround the last week of March 2019
Last date for receipt of printed copy for sponsored and ERP Applications.Around the end of March 2019
Last date to updated NET result onlineEnd of April 2019 (applicants must update immediately after the result declaration)
Interview date for M. Tech Programme sponsored by ISRO, NAL and BARCMiddle of May 2019
M. Tech Programme sponsored by Defence and DRDOMiddle of May 2019
M. Mgt regular programme group discussion and interviewApril Middle 2019
Aptitude Test and interview for M. Tech/M. Des (Regular) CoursesMiddle of May 2019
Interview for Research ProgrammesLast two weeks of May 2019

IISC 2019 Eligibility

As far as the eligibility requirement to be met by applicants for UG Course in B. Sc by Research is concerned, candidates must have completed their higher secondary in 2019. At this higher secondary level of education, they must have studied mathematics, chemistry, and physics as compulsory papers. Even, those who have studied computer science, electronics, statistics, and biology apart from the compulsory papers mentioned above are eligible to apply. It is important that they must have secured at least 60% or equivalent grade in higher secondary. This percentage requirement is relaxed for reserved category candidates.

In the same way, the eligibility requirement to be met by applicants for different courses is different. So, candidates can check with the website of the institute before they apply to any course.

IISC 2019 Application Form

Irrespective of the course a candidate wishes to apply for, he/she can submit the application form online only. For instance, if a candidate plans to apply for the UG Science course by research, he/she should submit the application through www.iisc.ac.in/ug. In the same way, applicants should visit the appropriate page in the official website of IISc.

How To Apply?

Interested candidates will have to apply online and the online application will be available from the 1st of February each year for the UG Course. The application will be kept open until the end of the April every year. Candidates interested in applying for the UG course will have to apply online.

To apply online, the applicants will have to first register themselves on the website of IISc with their Email ID.  They will have to apply online by creating a new user account. Once a candidate uses an Email ID, he/she cannot change the ID. Once they register, they will get a verification email to their registered email account. Once they get the confirmation email, they can start filling up the online application.

Selection Process

Indian Institute of Science admits students in different modes. For the M. Tech course, admission is made by the institute only through GATE. In the case of M. Design course, the admission is made through GATE/CEED. It is followed by a design aptitude test and also an interview. In the case of M. Mgt, admission is done through GATE/GMAT/CAT followed by GD and interview.

For UG in B. Sc, applicants must have studied their higher secondary with mathematics, chemistry and physics papers. Further, they should quality in one of the national tests like NEET/IIT-JEE (Advance or Main) or KVPY.

IISC 2019 Syllabus

As the applicants very well know, the syllabus for each of the different modes of admission followed by IISc is different. So, applicants are recommended to check the syllabus for the tests from the appropriate official website. Understanding the syllabus is important for them to prepare and practice for the test without any difficulty whatsoever. For instance, those, with NET score alone can apply for some courses with IISc. They will have to check the syllabus for the appropriate subject for which they will take the NET test from the official website of NET.

IISC 2019 Cut-off

B.Sc. by research at the UG level is the important course that attracts students from different parts of the country to take up their UG with IISc. So, understanding the previous year cut-off will help them understand whether they will be in a position to gain admission to the institute. Here is a table to show the cut-off of different entrance tests through which admission is offered for UG course at IISc:


What does KVPY Mean?

It is the short form for Kishore Vaigynaik Protsahan Yojana. It is nothing, but a scholarship program that is funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Indian Government. The purpose of this program is to motivate students to take up research careers in the areas of basic sciences. From the table above, it is clear that there are different streams of KVPY and here is an explanation in this regard:

Stream SA 2019

Students, who have enrolled in class XI science stream during the academic year 2018-2019 are eligible for Stream SA 2019. They should have secured at least 75% of marks (65% for SC/ST/PwD) in aggregate in science and mathematics papers in class X board examination. The fellowship will be activated only when they enrol in a UG course in basic sciences in the academic year 2019-2020. It is also compulsory that they should secure at least 60% of marks in aggregate in science subjects in class XII or appropriate board examination. KVPY will call the selected candidates for a National Science camp during the interim period of one year. The travel expenses in this regard will be taken care by KVPY.

Stream SX 2019

Other than the fact that the students must have enrolled in class XII science Stream during the academic year 2018-2019 as against class XI in SA Stream, the other rules remain the same in SX.

SB Stream

This is for students, who enrol in the first year of their degree course in 2018-2019 with at least 60% of marks in higher secondary science stream (50% for reserved category candidates). Before taking up fellowship, they should secure at least 60% of marks in the first year degree course final examination (50% for reserved category candidates).

What is KVPY Test?

After getting application forms from eligible candidates for different streams, the KVPY will call for eligible candidates for an aptitude test that is conducted both in English and in Hindi at different centers across India. Candidates can expect this test to be conducted in the first week of November every year. It is the score of this test that IISc considers for admission of students to the UG course of B. Sc by research.


The other test scores that help students to get admission to the IISc are JEE Main, and advanced and NEET UG. These are popular entrance tests in India taken by students interested in taking B. Tech and MBBS admissions in top institutes in the country. NEET UG is conducted as a single-window entrance test for admission to the medical institutions across the country and CBSE organizes this test. It is conducted in the month of May every year.


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