Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.  Are the candidates having degree obtained through distance mode, eligible for admission at IITs and IISc?
 Ans. Candidates who have obtained degree through distance mode, are eligible for admission at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee and IIT Bhubaneshwar.
Q.  What are the eligibility requirements for admission in Integrated Ph.D at IISc, Bangalore?
 Ans. First class marks (as declared by the university) for General/OBC category candidates and at least second class or 50% aggregate marks for SC and ST category candidates in the qualifying degree.
Q.  What are the eligibility requirements for admission in M.Sc/M.Sc–Ph.D Dual Degree at IITs?
 Ans. At least 55% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50%  aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree. For candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s).
Q. What is the Minimum Educational Qualification for admission?
Ans.
  1. CHEMISTRY (CY): M.Sc. (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR), Joint M.Sc. – PhD. (IITBBS, IITKGP), M.Sc. – PhD. Dual degree (IITB), Integrated Ph.D (IISc): Bachelor degree with Chemistry as a subject for three years/six semesters and should have passed Mathematics at the Higher Secondary (10+2) level.
  2. PHYSICS (PH): M.Sc. (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR), Joint M.Sc–Ph.D (IITBBS, IITKGP), M.Sc. – PhD. Dual degree (IITB, IITK), Integrated PhD. (IISc):Bachelor degree with Physics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters.
  3. MATHEMATICS (MA): M.Sc. (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITGN, IITH, IITK, IITM, IITR), Joint M.Sc. – PhD. (IITBBS, IITKGP), M.Sc. – PhD. Dual degree (IITB), Integrated PhD. (IISc):Bachelor degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.
  4. MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS (MS): M.Sc. (IITB, IITK), M.Sc–Ph.D Dual degree (IITB), Integrated PhD. (IISc): Bachelor degree with either Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for at least two years or four semesters
Q.  When do the candidates have to submit their certificate of qualifying degree?
 Ans. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the minimum educational qualifications as  specified by the admitting institute should be submitted on prescribed date.
Q.  What are the important rules and regulations for admission in IITs and IISc?
 Ans.
  •  At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of registration, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.
  • It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility requirements for admissions.
  • The admitting institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.

Q.  What are the academic programmes for Physics-PH at IITs, IISc and corresponding educational qualification needed?  Ans.

Integrated Ph.D. in Physical Sciences IISc Bangalore B.Sc. or equivalent degree with Physics as one of the main subjects.
Integrated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences IISc

Bangalore

Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Mathematics. The candidates should have passed Biology at the Higher Secondary (10+2) level.
Integrated Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences IISc Bangalore B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the subjects. The candidates should have passed mathematics at the PUC or +2 level.
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme in Physics IITBBS,IITKgp Bachelor’s degree with Physics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/two semesters.
M.Sc. Physics IITB, IITD, IITG, IITH,IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Physics IITB, IITK
M.Sc. (Physics) – M.Tech. Materials Sciences with specialization in Nano-Science & Tech.) IITB
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Energy IITB Bachelor’s degree with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/ two semesters.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Environmental Science & Engineering IITB Bachelor’s degree with any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters. The candidate should have passed Mathematics at (10 + 2) level.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Biotechnology IITB Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Science/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering / Medicine (MBBS).The candidate should have passed Mathematics at the (10+2) level.

Q.  What are the academic programmes for Chemistry-CY at IITs, IISc and corresponding educational qualification needed?  Ans.

Integrated Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences IISc Bangalore B.Sc. or an equivalent degree with Chemistry as one of the subjects. The candidates should have passed mathematics at the PUC or +2 level.
Integrated Ph.D. in Biological Sciences IISc Bangalore Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Mathematics. The candidates should have passed Biology at the Higher Secondary (10+2) level.
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme in Chemistry IITBBS, IITKgp Bachelor’s degree with Chemistry as a subject for three years/six semesters and should have passed Mathematics at (10+2) level.
M.Sc. Chemistry IITB, IITD, IITGN, IITG, IITH, IITI, IITK, IITM, IITR
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Chemistry IITB
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Energy IITB Bachelor’s degree with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters and any one of the remaining two
subjects for at least one year/ two semesters.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science & Engineering IITB Bachelor’s degree with any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two semesters. The candidate should have passed Mathematics at (10 + 2) level.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology IITB Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Science/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering / Medicine (MBBS).The candidate should have passed Mathematics at the (10+2) level.

Q.  What are the academic programmes for Geophysics-GP at IITs, IISc and corresponding educational qualification needed?  Ans.

M.Sc. Applied Geophysics IITB Bachelor’s degree with both Mathematics and
Physics as subjects for two years and at least one of them as a subject for three years.
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Applied Geophysics IITB
M.Tech. in Geophysical Technology IITR Bachelor ’s degree with Mathematics and Physics as subjects and anyone of the following subjects: Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Electronics and Computer Science.