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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Thiruvananthapuram

Established in August 2008,

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. IISERs were established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to bridge this dichotomy. IISER-TVM started functioning in August 2008. The institute aims to provide high quality education in modern science, integrating it with outstanding research at the undergraduate level itself, and develop a spirit of research cutting across disciplines. The faculty are engaged in research in the frontier areas of basic sciences, with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.

Courses Offered

IISER-TVM is an autonomous institution awarding five year BS-MS degree in addition to Ph.D. degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and inter-disciplinary areas.

  • BS-MS Dual Degree Programme
  • PH.D

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research and Management Facilities

IISER Thiruvananthapuram is developing full fledged Laboratories, Library, Computer centre, Health Centre, Sports complex, Hostels and other facilities. Several of these have started functioning in the present campus.

  • Library
  • Virtual Calssrooms
  • Laboratories
  • Centralized Computer Centre
  • Hostels
  • Seminar Hall
  • Canteen
  • Transport
  • Sports
  • Cultural Activities
  • Medical Facility
  • Placement Cell
  • Health Center
  • Sports Complex

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research and Management Admission Details

  • Admissions are based on the ranks obtained in IIT-JEE and performance in KVPY.
  • It is a five year dual degree programme for bright and motivated students of science who have completed class XII. It integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions.
  • Student selection is highly competitive, with only KVPY fellows, students in the IIT-JEE merit list, and students in the top one per cent of the respective boards eligible to apply for BS-MS admissions. Fewer than ten percent of the Ph.D. applicants are accepted.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research and Management Campus Location

The transit campus of the institute is located in the Computer Science building of the College of Engineering, Trivandrum. The permanent campus of 200 acres is under construction at Vithura, at the foothills of the Ponmudi hills, about 40km from Thiruvananthapuram, and is expected to be ready in 2012. The site for the campus is blessed with rich greenery, three streams, a river running through it and a spectacular mountain backdrop. This serene and tranquil environment in the lap of the Western Ghats will be ideal for research and teaching.

Established in:
August 2008

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Computer Science Building, College of Engineering Trivandrum Campus, Trivandrum-695016 Kerala,India.

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