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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Programme – 4 Years – 8 Semesters – 120 Seats

The following major disciplines are available in the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme:

Biology Chemistry Earth and Environmental Science Materials Mathematics Physics


  • Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2018 and those who are expecting to complete their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2019 are eligible to apply.
  • The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects during their II PUC / 12th Standard.
  • Candidates who have studied Biology/Statistics/Electronics/Computer Science etc., in addition to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are also eligible to apply.
  • The candidates must have secured a first class or 60% or equivalent grade (relaxed to pass class for SC/ST candidates) in the II PUC / 12th Standard examination.

Semesters 1,2,3:

Systematic exposure to the pillars of scientific, mathematical and engineering principles will take place during the first three semesters. In each of these semesters, the students will take one course each in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, engineering and humanities. Teaching of the compulsory core courses in science and engineering will include substantial components of laboratory demonstrations and hands-on experiments. The students will also be exposed to courses in humanities that will help them appreciate science and its societal implications and also sharpen their skills in communicating science to both experts and to society at large.

Semesters 4,5,6:

At the beginning of the fourth semester, each student will choose a discipline for specialisation ("major") according to his/her academic interest.

The following specializations are available:

Biology Chemistry Environmental Science Materials Mathematics Physics

All these disciplines are interdisciplinary in nature with adequate exposure to other disciplines. The number of students in each discipline will be approximately the same. Both the academic interest of the student and his/her performance in the first three semesters will be considered to allocate the major disciplines. In addition to a "major" discipline, a student may also choose a discipline as a "minor" discipline. In each of these semesters, the students will take four courses in the chosen major and minor disciplines. They will also take one elective course in engineering and one seminar course in humanities.

Semesters 7,8:

A research project will be started in the seventh semester along with advanced elective courses. The final semester will be devoted exclusively to the project. The project should be in the chosen major discipline or an interdisciplinary topic that has a substantial overlap with the major discipline.

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Our Educational Expert Clarifications

IISc Questions
Presently, I am studying 12th std. Can I apply for IISc, Am I eligible to apply ? name
Pavitraa Aug 17, 2013

Yes, you are eligible for IISc., provided you should have already applied/appeared for any one of the following four examinations, 1. Kishore Vaignayic Protshan Yojana (KVPY), 2. IIT JEE, 3. AIEEE, 4. AIPMT You have to apply separately for IISc with this details.

IISc Questions
What is the minimum percentage of marks required for the eligiblity to IISc B.S course ? name
Janani Feb 06, 2012

Candidates should have 60% marks in +2 or equivalent exam, and the candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Maths in +2 or PUC course.

IISc Questions
I have completed my +2 in 2011, Am I eligible to apply for IISc this year 2012 ? name
Mukesh Feb 06, 2012

Yes you are eligible to apply B.S degree courses in IISc this year 2012.

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How many seats are available for the B.S programme in IISc ? name
Sanjay kumar Jan 31, 2012

The BS programme at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) will admit about 110 to 120 students.