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4.50 L
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4.50 L

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Course Details


Full time


60 Months

This is a five-year dual degree programme. Living organisms, morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origin, etc are studied in this programme. There are ten semesters in total. The degree of this programme will be provided by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.


Semester 1-

  • Cellular basis of life
  • Biology Lab I
  • Chemistry of elements and chemical transformations
  • Chemistry Lab I
  • Language skills-A or B
  • Introduction to computers
  • Symmetry
  • Mechanics
  • Physics Laboratory I

Semester 3-

  • Genetics and evolution
  • Biology Lab III
  • Spectroscopic and other physical methods
  • Chemistry Lab III
  • Workshop Training
  • Core Elective I
  • Curves and surfaces
  • Waves and optics
  • Physics Laboratory III

Semester 5-

  • Animals: Form and Function
  • Advanced cell biology
  • Experimental design and hypothesis testing
  • Molecular methods in biology lab
  • Open Elective I
  • Seminar (attending)

Semester 7-

  • Structure and function of genomes
  • Microbial physiology and microbial genetics
  • Bioinformatics lab
  • Biology Elective I
  • Open Elective III
  • Open Elective IV
  • Seminar (delivering)

Semester 9-

  • Open Elective VI
  • Thesis Research I

Semester 2-

  • Gene expression and development
  • Biology Lab II
  • Atoms molecules and symmetry
  • Chemistry Lab II
  • History of science
  • Hands-on electronics
  • Analysis in one variable
  • Electromagnetism
  • Physics Laboratory II

Semester 4-

  • Behaviour and ecology
  • Biology Lab IV
  • Energetics and dynamics of chemical reactions
  • Chemistry Lab IV
  • Philosophy of science
  • Core Elective II
  • Probability and statistics
  • Thermodynamics and statistical physics
  • Physics Laboratory IV

Semester 6-

  • Essential biochemistry
  • Advanced developmental biology
  • Plants: Form and Function
  • Development and physiology lab
  • Open Elective II
  • Seminar (attending)

Semester 8-

  • Advanced evolutionary biology
  • Cellular & molecular basis of the immune response
  • Lab on biophysical and spectroscopic tools
  • Biology Elective II
  • Open Elective V
  • Seminar (delivering)

Semester 10-

  • Open Elective VI
  • Thesis Research II

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be Indian nationals or PIO or OCI to apply for IAT 2024. 
  • Candidates must have passed the Class XII (or equivalent) examination with science stream in 2022, 2023 or 2024 from any board recognized by Council of Boards of School Education in India COBSE. 
  • Candidates must have taken at least three subjects among Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics during their Class XII (or equivalent) examination. 
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD require to score a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in their Class XII (or equivalent) examination. Candidates belonging to other categories require to score a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in their Class XII (or equivalent) examination.

NOTE: The students from the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE), from Kashmir division/Winter Zone areas of Jammu division and the U.T. of Ladakh, who appeared in their Class XII or equivalent level examination in Dec 2021*, are also eligible to apply for the IAT 2024, provided they satisfy all the other eligibility criteria.  

Admission Details

Candidates seeking admission must appear for a computer-based IISER Aptitude Test (IAT-2024).

Student Reviews for BS and MS Biological Sciences Dual Degree

College Infrastructure: 5/5
Academics: 5/5
Placements: 3/5
Value for Money: 5/5
Campus Life: 5/5

I am happy and satisfied with my 1 year experience.

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College Infrastructure

IISER MOHALI has a very large campus spread in 145 acre with a lot of greenary and wildlife in campus. College have all the modern labs and digital classes. There is a Central Analytical Facility in the college where scientific instruments of costs more than 1 crore are there and are very sensitive to noise. Library is of 7 floor with online facility. Every sports has an individual stadium. Cricket cum Football Stadium has more than 1000 people sitting capacity. There are indoor stadium as well.

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