IISER Kolkata 2020-21: Admission, Courses, Fee, Cutoff, Review etc.

Application Form 2020

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata is one of the IISER Institute located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is popularly known as IISER Kolkata and it was established in the year 2006 by MHRD, Government of India.

IISER Kolkata

IISER Kolkata offers BS-MS (Dual Degree), MS Program Integrated PhD and PhD research program in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

Throughout this article, we will discuss the detailed info about IISER Kolkata like Admission, Courses, Fees, Cutoff, Placement etc

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

College Summary

Name of Institute Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
Popular Name IISER Kolkata
Institute Type Public
Location Kolkata, West Bengal
Year of Establishment 2006
Affiliated to Autonomous
Approved by MHRD, Government of India
Hostel Facilities  
  • BS+MS (Dual Degree)
  • MS n Space Physics
  • Integrated PhD
  • PhD
College  Rating 3.9
Official Website www.iiserkol.ac.in
Category IISER Institute in India

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Affiliation, Recognition, and Achievement

  • Affiliated With: Autonomous
  • Aid Status: Public
  • Approved by: MHRD, Government of India


  • library
  • Cafeteria
  • Hostel
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Auditorium
  • A/C Classrooms
  • Labs
  • Sports Complex
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities

Courses Offered by IISER Kolkata

Course Duration
BS-MS (Dual Degree) programme Specialization  
Biological Sciences 5 years
Chemical Sciences 5 years
Geological 5 years
Mathematical Sciences 5 years
Physical Sciences 5 years
MS in Space Physics 2 Years
MS+ PhD Program Specialization
Biological Sciences 5 years
Chemical Sciences 5 years
Geological 5 years
Mathematical Sciences 5 year
Physical Sciences 5 year
Ph.D. Program 2 year
Post Doctoral Research Programme 2 year

Admission Procedure

  • The IISER admissions 2020 will be conducted in three channels: JEE, KVPY and SCB. Candidates applying for JEE or KVPY channel will be invited for direct admissions while candidates opting for SCB channel will have to appear for IISER Aptitude Test. 
  • For admission in the PhD Program, the students need to clear the National level examination like GATE, NET, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

S.No. Admission Channel Eligibility Criteria
1 KVPY Channel Applying Seekers having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2020-21 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut-off criteria may be applicable.
2 JEE Advanced Channel Applying Seekers in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2020 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to the reserved category (OBCNC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank should be within 10000.
3 SCB Channel Aspirants who have passed (10+2) level with science stream in 2019 or 2020 with marks equal or above the cut-off percentage in their respective boards are eligible to apply for IAT 2020. Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER which will be conducted at various centers across the country.

Qualification Criteria

  • For BS-MS: The Candidate must have passed 10+2 with 60% marks in aggregate in Science group.
  • MS in Space Physics: BE.B.Tech in the relevant discipline.
  • Integrated Ph.D.: BE/ B.Tech/ B.Sc/ MBBS or minimum 60% marks in Hons/Major (50% for SC/ ST/ OBC category)
  • Post Doctoral Research Programme: PhD Degree

Fee Structure

Course Fees BS-MS and MS in Space Physics Integrated PhD PhD
Admission Fee
Registration 1000 1000 2000
Alumni Fee 500 500 500
Hostel allotment Fees 1000 1000 1000
Sub Total (Rs.) 2500 2500 3500
Semester Fee
Semester Registration 200 200  
Tuition Fee (*) 27,500 16500 16500
Student Welfare and Recreation Fee 850 850 850
Lab and Computer Facilities 500 500 500
Examination Fee & Grade Card 350 350  
Sub Total (Rs.) 29400 18400 17850
Hostel Charges per Semester
Hostel Seat Rent 2000 2000 2000
Electricity and Water Charges 1000 1000 1000
Mess establishment charges*** 3650 3650 3650
Sub Total 6650 6650 6650
Caution Deposit
Laboratory 1000 1000 1000
Library 1000 1000 1000
Hostel 2000 2000 2000
Mess 1500 1500 1500
Sub Total (Rs.) 5500 5500 5500
Actual Costs per year
Medical Coverage Fees 1200 1200 1200
Sub Total (Rs.) 1200 1200 1200
Thesis & Convocation Fee
Thesis Evaluation Fee      
Viva Voce      
Convocation cum Degree Fee 1000 1000 1000
Sub Total (Rs.) 1000 1000 1000
Grand Total 46,250 35250 35700

1. (*)100% Tuition fee waiver for students belonging to SC/ST /PD/KM community.
2. Total fees to be deposited online at the time of Registration DURING ADMISSION:-

  BS-MS and MS in Space Physics Integrated PhD PhD
General Category students 46,250 35250 35700
SC/ST /PD/KM Category students 18750 18750 19200

3. Mess Charges not included in the fees.
4. *** This charge is subject to change based on calculations made every semester.
5. (**)PhD students to pay Thesis related fees during thesis submission.


The IISER 2020 Cutoff will be based on various parameters like numbers of appearing candidates, total numbers of seats, the difficulty level of the examination, and the last year admission record. Check out the IISER Aptitude Test Cutoff.

IISER Aptitude Test Cutoff

SCB channel (last year)

Board Name Cut-Off Percentage Board Name Cut-Off Percentage
Andhra Pradesh 94.8 AMU Board 81.4
Bihar 70 Assam 71.9
CISCE (ISC) 93.3 CBSE 88.3
Goa 82.6 Chhattisgarh 74.1
Haryana 85.5 Gujarat 60.2
Jammu Kashmir 86.2 Himachal Pradesh 79.3
Karnataka 88.0 Jharkhand 60
Madhya Pradesh 85.2 Kerala 93.1
Manipur 79.0 Maharashtra 76.1
Mizoram 63.8 Meghalaya 67
Orissa 68.6 Nagaland 63.3
Rajasthan 94.7 Punjab 80.4
Uttar Pradesh 74.3 Tamil Nadu 95.1
West Bengal 75.9 Tripura 60
Uttarakhand 66.1
Visva-Bharati 83.1

Note: For reserved categories such as OBC (NCL), SC, ST and PD their category rank within 10000 ranks. For SCB channel, 5% cut off relaxation will be provided to OBC (NCL), SC, ST, KM, and PD categories.

Cutoff for JEE Channel

Last year cut off for JEE channel (general category) was within 10000 ranks in the CRL (Common Rank List) of JEE Advanced examination.

Ranking and Reputation

Name Of Institute Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
Rating 3.9
Reputation Excellent
Education Good
Faculty Good
Infrastructure Excellent
  • It is one of the best IISER Institute in Kolkata.
  • We would like to give this college 3.9 out of 5 stars on Edufever Best IISER Institute in India.

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
Mohanpur, Nadia – 741 246
West Bengal, India
Phone no: +91-33-6136 0012, +91-33-6451 3294
Fax: +91-33-2502 8002,  +91-33-2502 8003
Website: www.iiserkol.ac.in

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the channels available for admission to IISERs?

A. There are three channels available for admission into IISERs:
KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana)
IIT-JEE (Advanced)
SCB (State and Central Boards).

Q. Who awards the BS-MS degree?

A. Each IISER is an autonomous institution. Therefore, the degree award by individual IISERs.

Q. I am an OCI/PIO cardholder. Should I apply as a foreign candidate?

A. No. You should apply through our regular application portal. International students are those candidates who are NOT citizens of India by birth or naturalized and do not belong to PIO/OCI category, and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under PIO/OCI category at the time of applying.

Q. Are there seats for foreign candidates other than PIO/OCI cardholders?

A. Yes. Foreign candidates can apply only through the JEE-Advanced channel. The top 10000 rank holders (including the foreigners) in the CRL of IIT JEE (Advanced) become eligible for admission to the BS/BS-MS programme of IISERs. Application of a foreign candidate through any channel other than JEE-Advanced will reject.

Q. Do I need to apply separately for each channel?

A. Yes. Applicants are required first to do the registration on the application portal. Then, this registration account could use to Fill the application form(s) of any of the three channels. Each channel requires a separate online application and payment of application fee. The applicant must check the eligibility criteria for each channel through which they wish to apply.

Q. Do I have to write the IISER aptitude test?

A. Yes, only if you are applying through the SCB channel.

Q. What will be the mode of the exam?

A. The mode of IISER 2020 is a computer-based (online).

Q. In which language will test conduct?

A. The IISER 2020 question paper will be available in Hindi & English languages. Candidates will be able to choose as per their preference.

Q. What is the Seat Acceptance Fee (SAF)?

A. If you have allotted to one of the IISERs, you need to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee (within the due date) through the counselling portal to accept the offer and confirm that you intend to join one of the IISERs. The Seat Acceptance Fee amounts to Rs. 35,000/- (Rs.25000/- + Rs. 10000/- (Non refundable administrative fee)) for General/EWS/OBC-NCL categories and Rs.22500 (Rs.12,500/- + Rs. 10000/- (Non refundable administrative fee)) for SC/ST/PwD/KM categories. Failure to deposit the SAF within the stipulated time will result in the cancellation of the offer. Furthermore, you will not consider in any subsequent rounds of seat allotment during admission 2020. Once you register in your allotted IISER, this amount will adjust against your first-semester fee.

Q. I will be waiting for my 12th result in 2020. Am I eligible for an exam?

A. Yes, you will be eligible to apply for IISER 2020.

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Application Form 2020

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