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M.Sc Programmes for Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences at Indian Institute of Science

In the 1890s, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, a successful industrialist, decided to set up a world class university in India using his personal wealth. He strongly believed in the role of scientific research and higher education in social and economic transformation.  Tata’s dream of establishing what eventually came to be known as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) became a reality with the support of the Mysore State, whose rulers also shared his commitment towards education and research. The Regent Queen Maharani Kempananjammani Vani Vilasa Sannidhana – her son Krishnaraja Wadiyar was a minor then – provided 371 acres and 16 guntas of land in Bangalore, funds for capital expenditure, and an annual contribution for Tata’s ambitious project. The remaining money to set up IISc came from the colonial government of India.

M.Sc Programmes  (i) Life Sciences and (ii) Chemical Sciences

The Institute offers new and exciting opportunities to Bachelor’s degree holders with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Life and Chemical Sciences leading to an M Sc degree. These 2 years Master’s degree programs consist of foundational and flexible coursework and hands-on laboratory training. The design is aimed to develop experimental skills in advanced techniques for research, leading to an independent thesis research project. Students enrolled in the M Sc programs can personalize their coursework and research projects. Details of the eligibility criteria and admission processes are described below.

Life Sciences
Department / Centre / Unit : Life Sciences
Educational Qualification : A minimum of first class or equivalent in Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in Physical, Chemical or Biological Sciences (including Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Sciences) (or) A minimum of first class or equivalent in BE /B Tech degree.
Intake : 50
Qualifying examination : JAM 2022 in Biotechnology (BT) or Chemistry (CY) or Mathematics (MA) or Physics (PH) (or) GATE in Biotechnology (BT), Biomedical Engineering (BM), Electronics Communication Engineering (EC), Ecology (EY), Mathematics (MA), Physics (PH), Life Sciences (XL)
Selection Process : 50% written test + 50% interview. Candidates will be short listed for test/interview based on their JAM 2022 in BT, CY, MA, PH score / GATE in BT, BM, EC, EY, MA, PH, XL score.
Areas of study : Biochemistry and Biophysics; Cell and Developmental Biology; Ecology and Evolution; Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Neuroscience and Behaviour

Chemical Sciences
Department / Centre / Unit : Chemical Sciences
Educational Qualification : A minimum of first class in B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the main subjects with Mathematics at the PUC or Plus 2 level.
Intake : 50
Qualifying examination : JAM 2022 in Chemistry (CY)
Selection Process : will be based on 100% performance in the JAM 2022 CY score.
Areas of study : Quantum Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organic Reactions, Spectroscopy, Main Group Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry.

Online Application Fees
The fees payable for each online admissions application form are as follows:
General / OBC / EWS : Rs. 800
SC / ST / PwD : Rs. 400
ERP candidates (all categories) : Rs. 2000
Sponsored candidates from government and PSU : Rs. 800
Online payment has to be made through net-banking, debit card or visa/master credit card

(a) Students are awarded scholarships/fellowships from the date of joining the Institute. The value of the scholarship/fellowship per month for students enrolled in  different programmes of the Institute is as given below.
Ph.D. : JRF – Rs. 31000/ SRF – Rs. 35000
Bachelor of Science (Research) : Rs. 5000
M.Tech. (Research) : Rs. 12400
M.Tech./M.Des. : Rs. 12400
Integrated Ph.D. : Rs. 16000/JRF – Rs. 31000/SRF – Rs. 35000
(b) All the students who join the Institute (except for M Sc and M.Mgt programmes) are eligible for scholarship/ Fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/MHRD/AICTE/DAE (NBHM)/ DST as the case may be depending on their mode of entry. Immediately on joining the Institute the students must send the joining report to the concerned authorities/agencies appropriately for activating their scholarship/fellowship.
(c) Scholarships from GE/ INFOSYS/ IBM/ HP/ TATA/ PHILIPS/ BELL LAB/ MICROSOFT/Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DietY) are also available for deserving students.
(d) Scholarship is provided for a maximum period of 2 years in the case of M Tech/M Des/M Tech (Res) and Fellowship of 5 years in the case of Ph D programme.
(e) Students after joining the M Tech/ M Des programmes are by default agree to and assure that they will not leave the course midway. In case, due to unavoidable reason/situation made to leave the course midway, in such cases, the students must refund the entire scholarship drawn by them before leaving the Institute.
(f) Students who receive salary from their Employers/Sponsors are not eligible for scholarship/fellowship.
(g) Students admitted to M Sc/ M.Mgt programmes are not entitled for Scholarship.

Last date for online submission of applications for Post-Graduate (PG) programmes (website closes at 23:59 hours) : March 22, 2022
Last date to update national entrance test (GATE, JAM, etc.) results on online admissions portal for Post-Graduate (PG) programmes : March 25, 2022
Last date for receipt of printed version of Sponsored/ERP applications to Post-graduate programme (upto 17:30 hours) : March 29, 2022

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