Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) started functioning in 2008 with the aim to provide high quality scientific research and developing a spirit of research across all disciplines. Before the establishment of IISERs, teaching at the undergraduate level was segregated from research at the graduate level. It was only after the establishment of IISERs that this dichotomy was bridged.
Academic Programmes in IISER-TVM
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.
Students are admitted through Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna or through IIT-JEE merit list of top 1 percent in the merit list of respective boards. Only ten percent of the total applications for Phd are accepted. Both BS-MS and Ph.D. students are entitled for fellowships for academic progress. The institute hosts regular colloquia and lectures by distinguished scientists. Such events give students opportunities to meet and interact with world leaders in different scientific disciplines.
IISER's teaching methodology is conducive to modern research which spans across a wide area. It helps to have basic training in a range of disciplines to succeed in modern research. Accordingly, IISER-TVM BS-MS curriculum is designed to be dominantly interdisciplinary. For more information, click here
Integrated Ph.D. Programme
Integrated Ph.D. Programme is a research programme. At the end of the successful completion, Master of Science and Ph.D. degree are awarded.
The first three semesters will consist of core and elective courses specialized in one subject (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics). The fourth semester will consist of advanced courses and project work. After the successful completion of comprehensive and project work, the student will continue with research leading to the Ph.D. degree. For more information, click here
IISER Thiruvananthapuram has an active PhD Programme in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Interdisciplinary areas. The Institute admitted it’s first batch of doctoral students in August, 2009 and currently has over 150 PhD researchers. For more information, click here
Post Doctoral Programme
The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvanathapuram (IISER-TVM) receives applications from highly qualified young scientists holding Ph.D. in the areas of Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences/Engineering/Technology for the Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships commencing on 1st August 2014. Fore more information, click here
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram
Maruthamala PO, Vithura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695551
Phone: 0471 259 7459