Admissions at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science; Apply by April 5
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), an autonomous Institute of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India; Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032, has invited applications for admission to its (i) Integrated Bachelor's-Master's Program in Science-2020 (ii) Master’s/Integrated Master’s-Ph.D. Program in Science-2020 and (iii) Ph.D. Program in Autumn Semester of 2020.
For admission to the five year Integrated Bachelor’s-Master’s Program in Science, applicant should have passed (10+2) Level Examination in science stream. The first three semesters of the program will comprise foundational courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science and Biology. From the fourth semester onward the students will choose one discipline from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Computer Science as majors, subject to fulfilling eligibility criteria and availability of seats in the respective Schools. From ninth semester the students will be directly exposed to research. Session is likely to begin on July 15, 2020.
Applicant should have passed 10+2 board examination with a minimum first division/60% marks or equivalent grade in both 10 & 10+2 level exams. Applicants of the reserved category need only 55% marks or equivalent in 10 & 10+2 levels. Those who have appeared in the 10+2 board examination in 2020 may also apply but their final selection will be subject to securing the required percentage of marks in the qualifying examination. Eligible applicants will be required to appear in a UG Pre-Interview Screening Test (UPST). UPST-2020 will be conducted in a fully computer-based test mode on April 18, 2020 in various cities across India. It will have multiple choice questions in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and one out of Computer Science or Biological Science. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview, out of which a maximum of sixty (60) candidates will be selected for the Program. KVPY Fellows and students securing a JEE Mains 2020 or NEET 2020 rank up to top 8000 may be eligible for direct interview, depending on their rank and other screening criteria. However, the number of candidates selected through this route will be a maximum of 10. Admitted students entering into the fourth year may be eligible to receive monthly stipend, following the institute norms. Admission under the reserved categories, including EWS will be as per rule.
For Admission to the Master’s/Integrated Master’s-Ph.D. Program in Science-2020, in the Schools of Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mathematical & Computational Sciences, Applied & Interdisciplinary Sciences for the session likely to begin on July 15, 2020, applicant should have a Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering with a minimum first division in both 10 & 10+2 levels and a minimum first class (60% marks or equivalent) in Bachelor's degree (55% marks or equivalent in 10, 10+2 levels and Bachelor's degree for the reserved category candidates). Those who have appeared in the Final Bachelor's degree examination may also apply but their final selection will be subject to securing the required percentage of marks in the qualifying examination. Those having Engineering background and opting for School of Mathematical & Computational Sciences should have adequate training in Mathematical, Computer and Computational Methods. Eligible applicants will be required to appear for a Master’s Pre-Interview Screening Test (MPST) to be conducted in a fully computer-based test mode on April 18, 2020 in various cities across India. The test will have multiple choice questions on the subject depending upon the choice of School. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of the written test will be called for interview, out of which a maximum of 30 candidates will be selected for admission in each of the Schools. However, the final number of selected students for admission will be decided by each School. Admitted students may be eligible to receive a stipend of Rs. 12,000/- p.m. for the first two years, provided that from the first end-semester examination, they fulfill the prescribed CGPA and other criteria. On successful completion of the Master's course, the students satisfying criteria to be prescribed by the Institute will be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program as Integrated Master's-Ph.D. students, to whom Junior Research Fellowship will be awarded as per the prevailing norms, provided they meet the criteria of national eligibility. Admission under the reserved categories, including EWS will be as per rule.
Applications have also been invited for admission to Ph.D. Program in Autumn Semester of 2020. Applicant should be have strong flair in research with 55% marks or equivalent grade in Master's (50% for the reserved category) and should have qualified in UGC-NET/CSIR-NET/GATE/JEST/equivalent national level examination.
Selection will be done on the basis of their academic record, their performance in UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR-NET/GATE/JEST/equivalent national level examination and finally, their performance in the written test and/or interview (as decided by the respective schools). Only candidates, shortlisted after initial screening of the received applications, will be communicated via email and called for a written test and/or interview.
Applications for Integrated Bachelor’s-Master’s and Master's/Integrated Masters-Ph.D. Program are to be made online at http://www.iacs.res.in latest by April 5, 2020.
Application fee is Rs. 1200/- (Rs. 600/- for SC/ST and PD candidates only).
Result of the Online Written Test (UPST/MPST) will be announced on May 08, 2020. Interview for Int. BS-MS Admission will be during May 18-23, 2020. Interview for MS/ Int. MS-Ph.D Admission will be during May 25-27, 2020. Final admission results will be announced on May 30, 2020.
For details, visit http://www.iacs.res.in