Institute of Science Education Research (IISER) Mohali has been
established as an autonomous academic institution in 2007 by the Ministry of
Human Resources and Development, Government of India, New Delhi, to
research in frontier areas of science and provide science education
at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
believes in the philosophy of integration of science streams
(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology) in order to create
scientists and hence offers various interdisciplinary courses
during all its 5 year Int. M.S. and also during its PhD
Foundation stone of IISER, Mohali was laid on
27th Sept, 2006 by the Prime Minister
of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.
The Computing Facility of IISER
inaugurated on 3 September 2007 by Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami
DST). Dr. Ramasami also interacted with IISER students and faculty
on the occasion and delivered a colloquium.
The Earth-breaking ceremony for IISER
wall was held on 29 December 2008 at the proposed campus site in
Knowlegde City, Sector 81, S.A.S Nagar. The Ceremony was performed
by Prof. N. Sathyamurthy, Director IISER
Prof. C.N.R. Rao
inaugurated the Chemistry Research Laboratory
on 8 April 2009 at IISER Mohali.
IISER Mohali is presently
functioning from a transit campus in Chandigarh. The Institute is currently located in the
Academic Block of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public
Administration (MGSIPA), Sector 26, Chandigarh. IISER Mohali's fully residential campus will
ultimately be located in Mohali, and
hopefully it will move to the Mohali campus by 2010.
- Integrated Master's level (M.S.): Admission to this program is after 10+2 years of
school training and is currently on the basis of performance in the
IIT-JEE. Further, Kishore Vigyan Protsahan
Yojana (KVPY) scholars as well as Olympiad students will also
be considered for admission.
- Doctoral Program (Ph.D.): Admission to the
doctoral program is after a Master's degree in science. Besides the students of the Integrated
Master's program, Postgraduate students
with a Master's degree in science from other
Universities/Institutes will also be admitted to the doctoral
program. The program will involve course
work, a qualifying examination, a state of the art seminar,
thesis work, open seminar and a thesis
examination, leading to the award of a
PhD degree. The quantum of course work will vary depending on the
background of the student. Besides individual research, students
will be involved in several professional activities such as seminars,
workshops, presentations and review meetings. All doctoral students
will assist faculty members in teaching
during the course of the doctoral program.
- Integrated Doctoral Program (Int. Ph.D.): Admission to this
program is after a B.Sc. degree in any of the basic sciences. This program is currently
not being offered by IISER Mohali, but is expected to begin in the