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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore offers admission to its four-year Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme in 2018. Students who will appear for the 12th standard board examination (or equivalent) in 2018 and those who have passed this examination in 2017 are eligible to apply for admission to this Programme.

Related : IISC Admission 2016 UG Undergraduate Programme :

Details of eligibility criteria and the selection process are provided at the “How to apply” link above. Online applications will be received at this website via the “Online Application” link during February 1 – April 30, 2018.

How to Apply for Admission

To apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme in the 2018-19 session, eligible candidates should complete the following tasks:

Filling the Application Form (available only online):
The online application may be prepared and submitted by accessing the IISc website with effect from 01.02.2018. The online application must be submitted on or before 30.04.2018. The application fee is Rs. 500/- for GN/OBC/KM candidates and Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PWD categories.

Payment of the Application Fee: Mode of payment options: Online Payment – Net-banking, Visa Card/ Master Card, Debit/Credit Cards.

Instructions for completing Online Application

The first step is to complete the online application form following the specific instructions provided at the website for receiving applications. The online application must be submitted on or before 30 April 2018.

Specific instructions for filling the online application form are available by clicking on the “Online Application” to open the “Admissions 2018” page and then click on the “Instructions for filling the Application Form” link to read the instructions or to download a file that contains the instructions.

We wish you all the best with your application process. Please look up the UG website for any further information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the name of the Degree that will be offered under the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
The degree offered is “Bachelor of Science (Research)”.

Which are the major disciplines being offered?
Six major disciplines are being offered: (1) Biology (2) Chemistry (3) Earth & Environmental Science (4) Materials (5) Mathematics (6) Physics. The major discipline chosen will appear in the degree certificate of each graduate.

What is the duration of the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
The duration of the programme is four years, organized as eight semesters. The batch of students joining in 2015 will commence classes from August 1, 2015 and graduate in June 2019. .

What are the unique features of this Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
The uniqueness of this programme lies in its interdisciplinary approach, strong flavour of engineering, exposure to disciplines in the social sciences, and a one-year research project. The graduates of this programme will obtain a Bachelor of Science (Research) degree in a specialization.

Though this programme is designed to offer specialization in a science stream, the knowledge imparted carries a strong flavour of engineering and an exposure to social sciences. The students specializing in a particular discipline are encouraged to take courses from other disciplines, thus maintaining strong interdisciplinary links. One full year of participation in a research project identifies the programme as unique and innovative. This research based interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme is well suited to meet the present vocational and post graduate demands of a highly technological world.

The Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme is embedded in a mature and highly sophisticated research culture which has a strong base in both science and engineering. This research culture has evolved over the last hundred years, engendered primarily by a highly distinguished faculty and brilliant graduate students and post doctoral fellows. The academic environment is open, free, pedagogic and non-hierarchical.

How many students are expected to be admitted in a batch?
The Institute plans to offer admission to about 120 students. Seats will be allotted to general and special categories as per Government regulations.

Which are the entry channels to get admitted to the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
To save additional burden of an entrance exam on the overtaxed 12th standard students, the Institute will make use of the merit lists of existing highly competitive national level entrance exams such as KVPY, IIT-JEE (Main and Advanced) and NEET. Students desirous of applying to the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme must take at least one of the above examinations.

Which are the national examinations considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
Students who have appeared or are appearing for any of the national examinations listed below are eligible to apply.
KVPY-SA (appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship)
KVPY-SB (appeared in 2017 and selected as Fellow)
KVPY-SX (appeared in 2017 and selected as Fellow)
KVPY Fellows selected through the Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST candidates.
IIT-JEE (Main) (appearing in 2018)
IIT-JEE (Advanced) (appearing in 2018)
NEET (appearing in 2018)

What is the minimum qualification for admission through IIT-JEE and NEET?
IIT-JEE (Main): 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PH)
IIT-JEE (Advanced): 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PH)
NEET: 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PH)

How are the students selected for the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
The selection will be based on the performance of the applied candidates in any one of the national examinations listed above. A separate merit list of candidates who have applied will be prepared for each of these national examinations and the seats will be offered based on the performance in the examination and the number of seats available.

A candidate who has qualified in multiple examinations listed above will be included in all the appropriate merit lists. Separate merit lists will be prepared for candidates belonging to different reserved categories, as per standard Government of India regulations.

Will a candidate with outstanding performance in the above national examinations be automatically considered for admission even if he/she does not apply to the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
No. Only candidates who apply to the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme will be considered for possible selection.

Which subject groups are mandatory at the II PUC/12th STD level for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
The Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme will be open to students of PUC/12th standard whose main subjects include Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (all three). Students who have studied Biology, Economics, Electronics, Computer Science, Statistics, etc., should also have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

What are the time-lines for applying to the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme?
Online applications will be received during 1 February – 30 April 2018. The first set of admission offers will be made to KVPY candidates in May 2018. Additional offers will be made in June and July. All the admitted students are required to attend the counselling sessions to which they are invited. Classes will commence from 1 August 2018.

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