Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, established in July 1876 at 210 Bowbazar street, Kolkata, is a national institution for higher learning whose primary purpose is to foster high quality fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the basic sciences. Founded by Dr. Mahendra Lal Sircar, a philanthropist, the activities at the Association in the very early years were supported by generous public contributions.
Admission to the Integrated Bachelor's - Master’s & Master's/Integrated Master's-PhD Programme 2019
Instruction for Applicants
Admission to the Integrated Bachelor's-Master's Program in Science - 2019
Candidates qualified in 10+2 board examination in 2019 with a minimum first division/60% marks or equivalent grade in both 10 & 10+2 level exams are eligible to apply for admission to this Program (55% marks or equivalent in 10, 10+2 levels for the reserved category candidates). Those who have appeared in the 10+2 board examination 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-2019 will be conducted in a fully computer-based test mode on June 28, 2019 in various cities across India based on multiple choice questions in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and one out of Computer Science or Biological Science. The UPST will be of a standard equivalent to All India Entrance Tests at 10+2 level. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview, out of which a maximum of fifty (50) candidates will be selected for the Program as will be declared in IACS website. Students securing a JEE Mains 2019 or NEET 2019 rank up to top 10000 may be eligible for direct interview, depending on their rank and other screening criteria. 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.
Admission to the Master's/Integrated Master's-Ph.D. Program in Science - 2019
Candidates having 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 are eligible to apply (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. Candidates 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). MPST-2019 will be conducted in a fully computer-based test mode on June 28, 2019 in various cities across India on 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 thirty (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. (fixed) 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.
Admission to Ph.D. Program in Autumn Semester of 2019
Applications are invited from highly motivated Indian Nationals having strong flair in research obtaining 55% or equivalent in Master's (50% for the reserved category) and qualified in UGC-NET/CSIR-NET/GATE/JEST/equivalent national level examination in the prescribed form available in the website www.iacs.res.in for admission to the Regular Ph.D. Program in the Autumn Semester of 2019 (Announcement for Admission in the Spring Session is likely to be made around September-October, 2019 in the IACS website) under different Schools of IACS. The Academic Session for the said Program is likely to commence from July 22, 2019. 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. IACS holds full right of choosing a candidate and even not selecting any, in case suitable applications are not received/met.
Non-refundable application fee of Rs. 1200 (Rs. 600 for SC/ST and PWD candidates only) will have to be paid online during application process.
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