IISC Admission 2021 Notification will be released for UG and PG courses in January 2021 on the IISc website @https://www.iisc.ac.in/. Indian Institute of Science is one of the prominent institutes for higher education in India and provides admission to various UG and PG courses. IISC application process will commence from 1st Feb 2021 and the last date of registration is 23 March 2021.
IISC offers a UG course of Bachelor of Science Research Programme, 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 is one of the world-class Universities and ranked among premier institutes by the QS World University Ranking. 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 2021 Important Dates
IISc official notification will be released in January 2021, the tentative dates for the IISc 2021 admissions are as follows:
|Start of online application||Around the first week of February 2021|
|Last date of online application||Around the last week of March 2021|
|Last date for receipt of printed copy for sponsored and ERP Applications||Around the end of March 2021|
|Last date to update NET result online||End of April 2021 (applicants must update immediately after the result declaration)|
|Interview date for M. Tech Programme sponsored by ISRO, NAL and BARC||Middle of May 2021|
|M. Tech Programme sponsored by Defence and DRDO||Middle of May 2021|
|M. Mgt regular programme Group Discussion and Interview||April Middle 2021|
|Aptitude Test and interview for M. Tech/M. Des (Regular) Courses||Middle of May 2021|
|Interview for Research Programmes||Last two weeks of May 2021|
IISC 2021 Notification
IISc notification 2021 for admissions to UG and PG courses will be released in the last week of January 2021 on the IISc website and online submission of application from start in the first week of February 2021 and last until 23 March 2021.
Download IISc UG NotificationPdf
Download IISc PG Notification Pdf
IISC 2021 Eligibility
UG Course (B.Sc. Research Program)
The eligibility requirement to be met by applicants for UG Course in B. Sc. Research Program is as follows.
Education: Candidates must have completed their II PUC/ 12th standard in 2020 and those who will complete II PUC in 2021 are eligible to apply.
Subjects: Candidates must have studied Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics as compulsory papers.
Those who have studied Computer Science, Electronics, Statistics, and Biology apart from the compulsory papers mentioned are also eligible to apply.
Percentage: They must have secured first-class or at least 60% or equivalent grade in higher secondary (relaxed to pass percentage for SC/ST category candidates)
Research Programmes [Ph.D. / M. Tech Research]
Candidates must possess a minimum of the second class in the following degrees.
|Qualifying Degree||Stream/ Subjects||Qualifying in National Entrance Tests|
|Bachelor's degree||Engineering, Technology, 4 yr B.Sc.||GATE/NET JRF|
|Master's Degree||Science /Economics,|
Psychology, Geography, Management, Computer Science/ Application, Commerce, Operations Research
|Master's Degree||Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy / Architecture/|
Agriculture / Veterinary Sciences
|MS/MBA||Post BE/B.Tech/M.Sc.||GATE/NET JRF|
|Bachelor's degree/ equivalent||Engineering/ Technology|
(From Centrally funded Institution, Minimum CGPA 8.5/10)
|Bachelor's degree||Physics / Chemistry / |
Statistics / Computer Science /Mathematics /Electronics &
|Qualification Obtained through exams conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE equivalent to Bachelors degree in Engineering|
Course Programmes [M.Tech/M.Des./M.Mgt.]
Candidates must possess a minimum of the second class or equivalent in Bachelor’s in the degree in Engineering / Technology (or)
Masters degree in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Instrumentation, Electronics, Computer Applications
Valid GATE score of 2019, 2020, 2021 are eligible to apply.
Master of Design (M.Des.)
Minimum of the second class or equivalent in Bachelor’s in Engineering / Technology Design / Architecture with GATE score of 2019, 2020, 2021, or CEED 2021 Score.
Master of Management (M.Mgt.)
Minimum of the first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s in Engineering / Technology with GATE score of 2019, 2020, 2021, or CAT 2020/ GMAT Score.
Integrated Ph.D. Programmes
|Stream||Educational Qualification||Qualifying Exam|
|Biological Sciences||Minimum of first class Bachelors degree with Chemical/ Physical/ Biological Sciences (Includes Biotech/Pharma/AgriculturalVeterinary)||JAM 2021 in BioTech/ Chemistry/Maths/Physics|
|Minimum of first class degree in BE/B.Tech.||Biotechnology (BT)|
|Chemical Sciences||Minimum of first class degree in B.Sc. or equivalent with Chemistry as major subject with Maths at PUC level||JAM 2021 in Chemistry/Physics|
|Mathematical Sciences||Minimum of first class degree in B.Sc. or equivalent with Mathematics as one of the subject/ BE/B.Tech/Equivalent||JAM 2021 in Mathematics/Mathematical Statistics|
|Physical Sciences||Minimum of first class degree in B.Sc. or equivalent with Physics as major subject||JAM 2021 in Physics/JEST 2020|
Ph.D. under External Registration Programmes (ERP)
- This program is for professionals from R&D organizations or Industries and faculty members from Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Veterinary, Medical Colleges/ Universities.
- Qualifying in one of the national exams like CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF, UGC-NET for JRF, GATE, NBHM is desirable but not mandatory.
- Candidates must have completed a minimum of 2 years of full-time experience in the organization after completion of a degree.
- Candidates must be officially sponsored by employing organizations
IISC 2021 Application Form
Candidates must submit the IISc application form online only. Candidate has to apply online through www.iisc.ac.in/ website before the last date of registration along with the application fee.
Interested candidates will have to apply online from the 1st of February 2021 for the UG and PG Courses. The application will be kept open until 23 march 2021.
- To apply online, the applicants have to first register on the website of IISc with their Email ID and apply online by creating a new user account.
- Once a candidate uses an Email ID, he/she cannot change the ID.
- Once registered, you will get a verification email to the registered email account. Once you get the confirmation email, you can fill up the online application.
How To Apply?
- Visit the IISc Website
- Click on Admissions, then on Apply Online
- Click on Apply to ‘UG Programme/ PG Programme’
- Click on New user registration ‘Click Here’
- Enter Email ID, check verification mail sent on the mail id provided
- Upload Signature, Photograph, and Class 10th and 12th mark sheets
- Make the payment
- Print the application form
IISc Application Fee
Candidates must submit the IISc Application fee online to complete the application form. Candidates can pay the application fee through net banking, credit/debit card. The fee is non-refundable, bank/ payment gateway charges are to be borne by the candidate.
|Category||Application Fee (Rs.)|
|Category||Application Fee (Rs.)|
|Sponsored Candidates (Defence, |
DRDO, BARC, ISRO, NTRO, BDA, NAL, PWD, KSRTC,BMTC,
|ERP (All Categories)||2000|
Indian Institute of Science admits students in different modes. Couse wise IISc selection process is given below.
UG Course B.Sc Research Programme
Selection will be based on the merit of the following national exams. They should qualify in one of the national tests like NEET/IIT-JEE (Advance or Main) or KVPY.
- KVPY-SA – Appeared in 2019 and selected for the fellowship
- KVPY-SB – Appeared in 2020 and selected for the fellowship
- KVPY- SX – Appeared in 2020 and selected for the fellowship
- KVPY-SA (2019) KVPY-SX (2020) selected through Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST
- IIT JEE Main
- IIT JEE Advanced
- NEET UG
For the M. Tech course, admission is made by the institute through the GATE score (or) GATE score, performance in the Aptitude test and Interview (or) GATE score, and performance in Interview.
**COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal) is a platform for admission to M.Tech Programs in IIT & IISc and M.Design Programme at IISc. Candidates must register on COAP and update the registration number on the applicant’s interface.
- Admission is made through shortlisting from the GATE/CEED score for Design Aptitude Test and an Interview. Selection will be based on performance in GATE/CEED score and Design Aptitude Test and Interview.
- Result and Admission through the GATE score are through COAP and through CEED score is through the Institute. So candidates shortlisted through the GATE score need to register on the COAP portal.
- Admission is done through the shortlisting from GATE/GMAT/CAT score. Selection will be based on the performance in GD and Interview.
Integrated Ph.D. Programmes
- Shortlisted for Interview based on JAM 2020 scores for all four disciplines and those cleared JEST 2021 for Physical Sciences.
- Selection will be based on performance in Interview for Physical/Biological/Chemical Sciences and based on combined performance in Qualifying exam and Interview for Mathematical Sciences.
Ph.D. under External Registration Programmes (ERP)
- Performance in the Interview
IISC 2021 Syllabus
IISc admits candidates through meeting the educational qualification ad qualifying exam eligibility. Hence candidates must focus on the syllabus of qualifying exams to get high scores for admission at IISc.
Applicants are recommended to check the qualifying exam syllabus from the appropriate official website. Understanding the syllabus is important to prepare and practice for the test.
Read: IISC BS Admission 2021
IISC 2021 Cut-off
UG Course B.Sc. Research previous year cut-off will help to understand about admission cut off. Here is a table to show the cut-off of different entrance tests through which admission is offered for the UG course at IISc.
What does KVPY Mean?
It is the short form for Kishore Vaigynaik Protsahan Yojana. It is a scholarship program that is funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Indian Government. The purpose of the KVPY program is to motivate students to take up a research career in the areas of basic sciences. There are different streams of KVPY, and here is an explanation in this regard:
Stream SA 2021
Students, who have enrolled in class XI science stream during the academic year 2020-2021 are eligible for Stream SA 2021. 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 enroll in a UG course in basic sciences in the academic year 2021-2022. 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 of by KVPY.
Stream SX 2021
Other than the fact that the students must have enrolled in class XII science Stream during the academic year 2020-2021 as against class XI in SA Stream, the other rules remain the same in SX.
KVPY SB Stream is for students, who enroll in the first year of their degree course in 2020-2021 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 the KVPY Test?
After getting application forms from eligible candidates for different streams, the KVPY will call eligible candidates for an aptitude test that is conducted both in English and in Hindi at different centers across India. Candidates can expect the KVPY 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. 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.