IISc opens admissions for Bachelor of Science Programme 2011
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), a leading institution for research in science and engineering, is opening its portals to undergraduate students by starting a four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) Programme in 2011.
The Indian Institute of Science, a leading institution of higher learning with a strong tradition of research for over a century, has opened admissions for Bachelor of Science (BS) Programme. The programme is designed as a balanced blend of core science and interdisciplinary topics, to serve as a launching pad for research and doctoral studies in cutting-edge areas in science and technology.
The Undergraduate programme is carefully designed to offer specialization in a Science stream but the knowledge imparted carries a strong flavour of engineering and an exposure to social science disciplines. The students admitted to a stream are encouraged to take courses from other streams. All students take core courses in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering and Humanities in the first one and half years (I, II and III semesters). While specialization is introduced rigorously in the following year and a half (IV, V and VI semesters), the students are free to choose electives from streams other than their own specialization during this time. The course culminates with a research oriented project in the fourth year (VII and VIII semesters) supervised by a faculty.
The BS Programme
1) A sound exposure to the fundamentals of classical, scientific, mathematical and engineering principles takes place in the first 3 semesters (1 ½ years). Teaching of these core courses, include strong components of laboratory demonstration and hands-on experimental work.
2) After the first 3 semesters the students opt for a specialization. A specialization is designed to cater to the vocational interest of a student. The specializations on offer are: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Materials and Environment.
All streams are interdisciplinary in character. While the students specialize in a stream, he/she also broadens his/her knowledge and skill by taking about 30% of the courses from other streams. This combination of courses in his /her stream is listed in his/her degree certificate.
3) The students do a research project in the final two semesters of the course. The project can be chosen from any one of the offered specializations. All the inquiry skills developed in the first 7 semesters will be used to frame questions, creatively explore answers and communicate this to the others coherently - to learned as well as uninitiated audiences.
4) One full year of participation in a research project identifies the proposed undergraduate programme as a uniquely research based one. Such research based interdisciplinary undergraduate programmes are well suited to meet the present vocational and post graduate requirements of the modern world.
Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th Standard or equivalent in 2010 and those who are expecting to complete it in 2011 are eligible to apply. The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as main subjects during their PUC / 12th Standard. The candidates should have a first class or 60% or an equivalent grade.
Based on the merit lists of one of the following national examinations: KVPY-SA-2009 (selected as fellows), KVPY-SB (appeared in 2010), KVPY-SX/SB+2 (appeared in 2010), IIT-JEE (appearing in 2011), AIEEE (appearing in 2011), and AIPMT (appearing in 2011).
Off-line application - Send your request for an application form with two address slips, with your mailing address clearly written (preferably stickers), and a Demand Draft for Rs. 600/- for GN/OBC/KM candidates (Rs.300/- for SC/ST/PH categories, along with a copy of an appropriate certificate) to the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012. The DD has to be drawn in favour of "The Registrar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore".
Online application - Click here to apply online
January 1 2011 - Commencement of issue of off-line application forms and submission of online application
March 25 2011 – Last date for issue of application forms and closure of website for submission of online applications
March 31 2011 - Last date for receipt of off-line application form and online application form (printed copy)
More details can be found at the web site www.iisc.ernet.in/ug