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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram
Online Application for the Admission to 2 Year M.Sc. Programme

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IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to 2-Year MSc programs at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) in the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for the session starting from August 2022, i.e., Varsha 2022 semester. Candidates are required to apply through the online portal only. The online application portal will be open from 1st May 2022 at The last date for receipt of applications is 31st May 2022.

Application Fees: Rs 1000/- for applicants belonging to General/OBC-NCL/general-EWS categories and Rs. 500/- for applicants belonging to SC/ST categories.

Eligibility Criterion

Three or Four Year Bachelor’s degree in Sciences/Engineering/Mathematics or other relevant discipline with minimum 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale) for general/general-EWS/OBC-NCL candidates and a minimum of 50% marks (or a CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale) for SC/ST and PwD candidates. This eligibility criterion is common across all those schools.

Selection Procedure

Candidates with relevant background and interest satisfying the eligibility criterion will have to appear for an online, proctored screening test scheduled on June 11, 2022. The screening test will be held in English. Candidates shortlisted based on their performance in the screening test will be selected through interviews scheduled between 20th and 30th June 2022. The syllabi for screening tests and interviews in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are given below.

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Number of Seats

There will be 20 seats available in each School for the 2-year MSc program. Selections will follow all reservation norms of the government of India.

Program Highlights

The MSc program of IISER TVM is conceived to provide an immersive and flexible learning experience set in a vibrant research environment. Key highlights of the program include::

  • Flexible syllabus with electives offered from the second semester onwards.
  • Carefully curated core courses with up-to-date content that give a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the exciting frontiers of modern scientific research.
  • Electives can be taken from any of the schools giving the program a strong interdisciplinary character.
  • One and two credit modules/short courses integrated into the curriculum that can be taken either as a refresher to background material or as stand-alone introductions to exciting new frontiers.
  • Unique flexibility in choosing the duration of the MSc project ranging from one semester to a year depending on the interest and focus of each student.
  • Challenging and diverse learning environment with courses run jointly with the existing BS-MS and Integrated-PhD programs of the institute and students joining from all over the country.

Important Dates

Online application portal open from 01 May 2022
Last date of receipt of applications 31 May 2022
Online screening test 11 June 2022
Interviews in each school 20-30 June 2022
Publication of list of selected candidates 07 July 2022
Last date for accepting the offer of admission by paying the prescribed fees 25 July 2022
Arrival on campus 30 July 2022

General Information and Application Procedure

  1. Please go through the instructions carefully before filling up the application form.
  2. Students appearing in the final year of the Bachelor's degree examination are also eligible to apply. However, if selected, their admission will be subjected to fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria for the individual school.
  3. Applicants should complete the online application form at the following URL: Only online applications are accepted.
  4. Applicants will also be prompted to upload necessary supporting documents, like photograph, proof of date of birth, mark sheet/grade transcript, community certificate etc. in JPEG format only. Go to the required documents (URL: quired_docs.pdf) for the information regarding the size of the files.
  5. Candidates are required to make a payment of Rs. 1000/- [candidates belonging to SC/ST category should pay Rs 500/-] as a processing fee through Click "Proceed" and choose "Kerala → Educational Institutions → IISER Thiruvananthapuram → Application Fee for M.Sc." and pay the prescribed amount
  6. On submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive an acknowledgment email with an application number.
  7. Applicants shortlisted based on the online screening test may be invited for online interview(s) at IISER TVM.
  8. In case of any application related queries, please contact by email, addressed to the program coordinator []. Other modes of communication will not be entertained.


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