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Common Counselling for IISERs to Commence from Next Year

Published: | June 24, 2016
Common Counselling for IISERs to Commence from Next Year
The HRD Ministry has announced common counselling for IISER's from the next year on par with IITs and NITs. It is really a bigh sigh of relief to the students.

The seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER’s) will be having common counselling for the admission from the next year. It has been a really great announcement from the HRD ministry which gave a sigh of relief to the aspirants of IISER’s. In an announcement made by HRD ministry, it is clearly stated that the common counselling for the admission for all IISER’s will be conducted in accordance to IITs and NITs. The common counselling for IITs and NITs was introduced last year which yielded good results and response from the students.

IISER’s are one among the top most institutions of India in the field of Science and Research which has published 1,000 research papers so far.

Each IISER consist of 200 seats and there are a total number of 1,120 seats. Whereas only 60 seats are allotted to the IISER’s in Tirupathi and Berhampur. The IISER’s are located in

  • Kolkata,
  • Pune,
  • Trivandrum,
  • Mohali,
  • Bhopal,
  • Tirupathi and
  • Berhampur

Process of Admission:-

  • 15% of seats are reserved for foreign students in each IISER and they need to clear an entrance test to seek admission.
  • Indian students can seek admission directly by following certain procedures. They can seek admission by clearing JEE or the candidates who are toppers in school board or the candidates who have bagged Kishore Vignanik Prosthan Yojana Award (KVPY).

The NRI students can seek admission through the above mentioned procedure. The fee structure would be same for Indians and NRI’s. IISER’s facilitates the foreign students to purse post-doctoral research if they fulfil the existing criteria.

The HRD Ministry also mentioned that the common counselling for IISER’s is a great idea which can be implemented smoothly without heavy rush.

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