Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

BS and MS Biological Sciences Dual Degree Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

Also known as: IISER Kolkata

Quick Facts

Total Fees
3.58 Lakhs
Online Form Availablity
23 Mar, 2020

Fees Details

3.58 Lakhs
Scheduled Caste:
24.40 K
Scheduled Tribe:
24.40 K
Other Backward Caste:
3.58 Lakhs
Disclaimer: Data for total fees has been calculated based on all years/semesters as provided by the college. The actual fees may vary.

Important Dates

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23 Mar, 2020 Form Availablity| Mode: online

Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 5 Years

IISER Kolkata offers a Bachelor and Masters (BS-MS) dual degree programme in synchrony with other IISERs. The selection for the BS-MS programme is conducted through a common annual summer selection. IISER Kolkata offers a unique training programme to the selected candidates through a balanced schedule of classroom lessons, project and research work. While the Institute aims to comprehensively train the students in each of the major subjects, much attention is also directed to the development of the inter-disciplinary skills. The broad outline of the training programme is as follows:

In the first year, all students are introduced to basic sciences, viz., Biological Sciences. In the second year, the students select three pre-major subjects from the above-mentioned disciplines. In the third and fourth years, students choose a major subject from the above disciplines and need to take optional interdisciplinary courses. The fifth-year almost completely devoted to full-time research/technical project/specialized training in which the students need to prepare a dissertation. At the end of the fifth year, both Bachelor and Masters degrees are awarded to successful candidates.

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Admission Process

Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through following three channels.

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
  2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Advanced) of the Indian Institutes of Technology
  3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB)

Eligibility Criteria

A person, who have passed Higher Secondary/Intermediate (10+2) with Science Stream or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto, shall be eligible for the course.

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