List of IISERs in India: Courses, Fee, Admission Process, Placements & Cutoffs

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Entrance Exam 2024 ( IISER Entrance Exam )

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IISER offers admission to aspirants in Science and related courses for research studies. Get details about IISER courses offered, cutoffs, fees and placements.

List of IISERs in India – Courses, Fee, Admission Process, Placements & Cutoffs

Established by the Government of India, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) are considered to be the premier research institutes in the country. IISER was ranked 26 in the ‘Overall Category’ of NIRF Rankings 2023. IISERs are autonomous institutes that award their own masters and doctoral degrees to students.

Declared 'Institutes of National Importance' by the Parliament in 2012, IISERs offer courses such as BS-MS, integrated PhD and PhD to aspirants.

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At IISERs, students can secure admission in programmes such as Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Data Science, Earth & Climate Sciences/Earth & Environmental Sciences, Economic Sciences, Engineering Sciences (Chemical Engineering, Data Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), Geological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. Candidates need to note that Engineering Sciences and Economic Sciences courses are offered at IISER Bhopal only.

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IISER Aptitude Test 2024 exam notification was released by the exam authority on the official website. Interested applicants who wish to enroll in the BS and BS-MS dual degree programme offered at various IIISER participating institutes must fill out the IAT registration form 2024, i.e., started on April 1, 2024. IISER 2024 application form will be completely online, and candidates are advised to check the IAT 2024 eligibility criteria before filling out the registration form. The last date for filling out the IISER application form 2024 is May 13, 2024. IAT 2204 exam will be held on June 9, 2024 at the exam centres across the nation.

Q:   What is the highest salary in IISER Pune?

A:

The IISER placements highest package is yet to be released. However, the median package has been disclosed. As per the NIRF report 2024, the median package offered to BS+MS students during 2023 placements was INR 8.30 LPA. Check the below table to know the IISER package details:

CourseMedian Package (2023)
BS+MSINR 8.30 LPA

 NOTE: The above salary data is fetched from the NIRF report 2024. 

Q:   Which IISER is best for placements?

A:

According to the NIRF report 2023, the median package offered to BSc students during placements 2022 was INR 8 LPA. The table below showcases the median package offered to B.Sc students of IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IISER Pune, and IISER Mohali during the last two years:

IISER NameMedian Package (2021) Median Package (2022)
IISER ThiruvananthapuramINR 18 LPAINR 8 LPA
IISER PuneINR 7.50 LPAINR 11.40 LPA
IISER MohaliINR 6.50 LPAINR 8 LPA

Q:   How many BSc students were placed during IISER Thiruvananthapuram placements 2023?

A:

According to the NIRF report 2023, a total of 11 out of 202 BSc students were placed during placements 2022. The table below showcases the total students and students placed for the year 2023:

ParticularsTotal students Students placed
B.Sc20211

Currently, there are seven IISERs spread all across the country. In this article, aspirants can go through the list of IISERs in India along with information regarding their admission process, cutoffs, placements and fee.

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List of IISERs and their departments

IISER Admissions

Aspirants can secure admission in any of the IISERs on the basis of their performance in the IISER Entrance Exam. The science entrance exam is usually conducted in the month of May every year. IISER exam is of three hours duration and consists of questions from four subjects:

Get more details about the IISER entrance exam by clicking the links below:

IISER Entrance Exam Dates

IISER Entrance Exam Application Form

IISER Entrance Exam Admit Card

IISER Entrance Exam Pattern

IISER Entrance Exam Syllabus

IISER Entrance Exam Question Papers

List of IISERs in India

Below is the list of IISERs that are located in India:

Location of IISERs in India
IISER Berhampur
IISER Bhopal
IISER Kolkata
IISER Mohali
IISER Pune
IISER Thiruvananthapuram
IISER Tirupati

Details about IISERs in India

Here is the list of detailed information about the IISERs:

IISER Pune

A research-intensive teaching institute, IISER Pune was established in 2006 and started functioning from its NCL campus. Now, IISER Pune is spread across an area of 98 acres. The current campus of IISER Pune has 37,000 sq m of academic space in addition to 80,000 sq m of residential space.

Q:   Do IISER students get a placement?

A:

Yes, the institute has a Career and Development Centre that assists the students to get recruited by leading companies. As per the NIRF report 2024, out of 164 BS+MS students, 14 were placed during IISER Pune placements 2023. Earlier, out of 152 BS+MS graduates, 13 were placed during 2022 placements. Looking at the past three years' data (2021 and 2023), the number of BS+MS students placed and the median package offered indicates a fluctuating trend.

Q:   What was the highest package offered at IISER Tirupati - Indian Institute of Science Education & Research?

A:

In 2023, IISER Tirupati - Indian Institute of Science Education & Research had a maximum package of 75 LPA (Lakhs Per Annum). Some of the top recruiters of IISER Tirupati - Indian Institute of Science Education & Research are includes Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Cipla, Aurobindo Pharma, Lupin, Biocon, Reliance Life Sciences, Syngene, Strand Life Sciences, Novozymes, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), DRDO, ISRO, McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, BCG, Deloitte, KPMG, etc.

Q:   Where are IISER Pune alumni working?

A:

According to unofficial online sources, a large share of IISER Pune alumni is working in the Research sector with a 42% share. The other top sectors that involve the majority of alumni are Education and Engineering. The pie chart below illustrates the detailed sector-wise distribution of alumni:

IISER Alumni Placements

NOTE: The sectors involved in the 'Others' category are Media and Communication, Community and Social Services, Arts and Design, Information Technology, and Marketing.

Q:   What are the jobs offered after IISER placements?

A:

IISER Pune alumni are placed in top-notch companies in varied sectors. According to unofficial sources, the majority of alumni are working in the Research sector. This was followed by the Education sector. Some of the other sectors which involve a large chunk of alumni are Engineering, Business Development, Media and Communication, Information Technology, Operations, Arts and Design, Community and Social Services, etc.

Q:   Does IISER Berhampur offer better placements than IISER Kolkata?

A:

IISER Berhampur is a research institute and is not focused on placements. Its main motive is to build students for further research, mostly doing a Ph.D. Some students might opt for jobs in education. Chemistry students might look for a job in a pharma company but that's not the college's focus. On the other hand, IISER Kolkata also focuses on research and has a good placement record.

IISER Pune is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and since its inception, the institute has published 2,000 research papers. Facilities offered at IISER Pune include Research Labs (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), National Facility for Gene Function in Health and Disease (NFGFHD), Library, Career Development Centre (CDC) and hostels. The library at IISER Pune houses 25,000 books, 6,000 e-books, 3,000 e-journals, 50 print journals, 250 PhD thesis, 759, MS thesis and 4,000 digital repository books.

IISER Pune has six departments which are listed below:

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Earth and Climate Science
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics

Courses offered at IISER Pune

Students can go through the list of courses offered at IISER Pune in the table below:

        Offered Majors- Biology, Chemistry, Data Science, Earth and Climate Sciences, Mathematics and Physics.

For more details on IISER Pune, click the links below:

IISER Pune Courses & Fee

IISER Pune Placements

IISER Kolkata

Established in 2006 by the Government of India, IISER Kolkata is functioning from its main campus located in Mohanpur, Nadia. IISER Kolkata has three hostels which are, The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Hall, The Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Hall and The Nivedita Hall. The library at IISER Kolkata has more than 29,000 books, this number includes 16,500+ print books and 13,000+ e-books.

Apart from this, research facilities available at IISER Kolkata include CHN Analyzer, Digital Polarimeter (Rudolph), Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer (EPR), Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation (MALDI), Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM), Fluorescence-Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM), Fluorescence Spectrometer, Get Permeation Chromatograph (GPC), High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph, and the likes.

There are six departments at IISER Kolkata which are listed below:

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Physical Sciences

Courses offered at IISER Kolkata

Students can go through the list of courses offered at different departments of IISER Kolkata in the table below:

         Offered Majors- Biological, Chemical, Geological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

For more details on IISER Kolkata, click the links below:

IISER Kolkata Courses & Fee

IISER Kolkata Admissions & Cutoffs

IISER Kolkata Placements

IISER Kolkata Scholarships

IISER Mohali

Established in 2007 with a batch of 25 students, IISER Mohali only offered BS-MS dual degree programme to aspirants. In 2008, the institute started offering a PhD programme and in 2012 integrated PhD programme.

Currently located at Knowledge City, IISER Mohali offers education to students from a fully residential campus that is spread across an area of 125 acres. IISER Mohali has six departments as listed below:

  • Department of Physical Sciences
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Department of Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences

Courses offered at IISER Mohali

Students can go through the list of courses offered at IISER Mohali in the table below:

         Offered Majors- Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

For more details on IISER Mohali, click the links below:

IISER Mohali Courses & Fee

IISER Mohali Placements

IISER Bhopal

Established in 2008, IISER Bhopal is spread across an area of 200 acres. IISER Bhopal secured Rank 27 in NIRF Rankings 2018. The institute has three Centres of Excellence which are the Center for Research on Environment and Sustainable Technologies (CREST), the Centre for Research in Advanced Technology for Education in Science (CREATES) and Centre for Science and Society (CS2). Apart from this, IISER Bhopal has 10 departments which are as listed below:

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Data Science & Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Department of Economic Sciences
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Courses offered at IISER Bhopal

Students can go through the list of courses offered at IISER Bhopal in the table below:

BS-MS in Biological Sciences

BS-MS in Chemistry

BS-MS in Earth & Environmental Sciences

BS-MS in Mathematics

BS-MS in Physics

BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

BS in Economics Sciences

BS in Chemical Engineering

Integrated PhD

PhD in Chemical Engineering

PhD in Biological Sciences

PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences

PhD in Chemistry

PhD in Physics

PhD in Economic Sciences

PhD in Mathematics

PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

For more details on IISER Bhopal, click the links below:

IISER Bhopal Courses & Fee

IISER Bhopal Scholarships

IISER Bhopal Placements

IISER Bhopal Articles

IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Established in 2008, IISER Thiruvananthapuram (TVM) is spread over an area of 200 acres. IISER TVM has a hostel with a capacity to provide accommodation to 1,050 male and female students. There are four departments at the IISER TVM campus which are listed below:

  • School of Biology
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Physics
  • School of Mathematics 

Courses offered at IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Students can go through the list of courses offered at IISER Thiruvananthapuram in the table below:

         Offered Majors- Biological, Mathematical, Physical, Chemical, Data Sciences.

For more details on IISER Thiruvananthapuram, click the links below:

IISER Thiruvananthapuram Courses & Fee

IISER Thiruvananthapuram Placements

IISER Tirupati

Established in 2015, IISER Tirupathi was the sixth institute to be established by the Government under the chain of IISERs. The permanent campus of IISER Tirupathi is close to IIT Tirupati. IISER Tirupati offers a hostels facility to its students. The hostel on the campus of IISER Tirupati has 184 rooms. The science institute also has a well-established library with 7,580 print books, 2,000 e-journals, 47 print journals and 4 bibliographic databases.

Courses offered at IISER Tirupati

Students can go through the list of courses offered at IISER Tirupati in the table below:

         Offered Majors- Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical, Earth and Climate Sciences

For more details on IISER Tirupati, click the links below:

IISER Tirupati Courses & Fee

IISER Tirupati Placements

IISER Berhampur

Established in 2016, IISER Berhampur offers BS-MS dual degree programmes and PhD programmes to aspirants. IISER Berhampur has a well-equipped library that houses 2,800 books, 10 magazines, two print journals and 1,707 e-journals. The institute has six hostels which are Ananya Aangan- Girl's Hostel I, Govt. Polytechnic- Girl's Hostel II, River Dale- Boy's Hostel I, White Building- Boy's Hostel II, Gajapati Nagar- Boy's Hostel III, Hill Patna- Boy's Hostel IV, Shiv Padma- Boy's Hostel V and Giri Road- Girls Hostel III.

IISER Berhampur has four faculties which are mentioned below:

  • Faculty of Biological Sciences     
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences        
  • Faculty of Chemical Sciences

Courses offered at IISER Berhampur

Students can go through the list of courses offered at IISER Berhampur in the table below:

         Offered Majors- Mathematical, Biological, Chemical, Physical Sciences

For more details on IISER Berhampur, click the links below:

IISER Berhampur Courses & Fee

IISER Berhampur Admissions & Cutoffs

IISER Berhampur Placements

IISER Berhampur Scholarships

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FAQs Regarding IISER

Q: How many IISERs are there in total?

A: There are a total of seven IISERs located across Pune, Kolkata, Mohali, Bhopal, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati and Behrampur.

Q: Which are the oldest and the newest IISERs?

A: IISER Pune and IISER Kolkata are the oldest IISER campuses established in India, in the year 2006. The newest or the latest IISER is IISER Behrampur, in Odisha, which was established in 2016.

Q: Is IISER a public institute?

A: Yes, IISER is a public institute or a Government-aided group of institutes.

Q: What are the various specialisations offered at IISER?

A: The various specialisations, on which undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes are offered include Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Climate Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Data Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Economic Sciences.

Q: Do IISERs offer postgraduate programmes?

A: Yes, IISER offers postgraduate programmes, which are Master of Science (MS), Integrated PhD and PhD.

Q: Which of the IISER offers the maximum number of courses?

A: IISER Bhopal offers the maximum number of courses, which is 18.

Q: What is the mode of admission for IISER?

A: The admission to IISER courses takes place through the IISER entrance exam or through other entrance exams like JEE Advanced, KVPY, SCB, etc. The IISER entrance exam is the gateway to admission in the BS-MS dual degree programmes of five-year duration. The PhD admissions take place on the basis of CSIR NET/ GATE/ CSIR-JRF/ UGC-JRF scores.

Q: What is the eligibility criteria to apply at IISER?

A: As per the eligibility criteria of IISER, candidates should be Indian citizens or belong to the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) category. Candidates should have passed Class 12 in the Science stream from a recognised board and clear the cut off aggregate.

Q: Do IISERs offer Engineering programmes?

A: Although IISER does not offer Engineering or Technical degrees such as BE or BTech, the institutes offer BS-MS programmes in Chemical Engineering, Data Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

Q: Is IISER better than IISc?

A: Both IISER and IISc are reputed institutes for higher education in Science subjects. Although as per the NIRF Ranking, IISc is ranked higher than that of the IISER, the latter is an Institute of National Importance.

Q: Which is the best among the seven IISERs?

A: According to ranking and student reviews, IISER Pune is the best among the seven IISERs. Along with that, IISER Mohali and IISER Kolkata are also top choices among students.

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