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

Application Form 2020

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


IISER Pune offers BS-MS (Dual Degree) 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.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune

College Summary

In this article, we will provide you with the detailed information about IISER Pune like Fee Structure, Course offered, Admission Procedure, Facilities, available and complete college review.

Name of Institute Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune
Popular Name IISER Pune
Institute Type Government
Location Pune, Maharashtra
Year of Establishment 2006
Affiliated with Autonomous Institute
Approved by MHRD, Government of India
Hostel Facilities Yes
Courses BS+MS, Integrated Ph.D., PhD
College Review 3.9/5
Official website www.iiserpune.ac.in
Category IISER Colleges in India

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Affiliation, Recognition, and Achievement

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


  • Library
  • Computing Facilities
  • Career Development Center
  • Health Center
  • Sports Facilities
  • Campus
  • Hostel
  • E-Classroom
  • Security
  • Transport

 IISER Pune Course offered

Courses (M.S) Duration
Bachelor Of Science [BS] + Master Of Science [MS] 5 Years
Master Of Science [M.S] + PH.D 5 Years
PH.D 2 Years

IISERP 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.

Fee Structure

Course (BS-MS) Semester I
Category Gen/ OBC/ KM SC/ST/PD
Registration 3000 3000
Hostel Admission 1000 1000
Alumni Fee 1000 1000
Semester Registration 200 200
Tuition Fee 33400 00
Student Amenities 1000 1000
Gymkhana/ Sports 100 100
Lab and Library Facilities 2000 2000
Examination Fee & grade- Card 800 800
Hostel Seat Rent (Aug to Nov) 2000 2000
Electricity & Water Charges (Aug to Nov) 2000 2000
Caution Deposit (Refundable)    
Laboratory 1500 1500
Library 1500 1500
Hostel 2000 2000
Annual Insurance amount 2000 2000
Total 53200 19800

PhD Fees

Course (PhD) PhD Semester I
Category Gen/OBC/KM SC/ST/PD
Registration 3000 3000
Alumni Fee 1000 1000
Tuition Fee 33400 00
Sports and Amenities 1000 1000
Library Usage 1000 1000
Lab and Library Facilities 2000 2000
Laboratory Deposit (Refunded) 7500 7500
Library Deposit (Refundable) 7500 7500
Annual Insurance Premium* 2000 2000
Total 57400 24000
For Hostellers    
Hostel Admission 1000 1000
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 2000 2000
Hostel Fees August to January 9000 9000
Over All Total 69400 36000


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.




  • Average Package: 3 Lakhs
  • Highest Package: N/A

Ranking and Reputation

Name of Institute Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune
Rating 3.8/5
Reputation Excellent
Education Good
Faculty Excellent
Infrastructure Excellent
  • It is one of the premier IISER College in Pune.
  • We would like to give 3.8 out of 5 stars on Edufever Best IISER College in India.

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune
Dr Homi Bhabha Road
Pashan, Pune 411 008 India
Phone No: +91 (20) 2590 8000
Fax:+91 (20) 2025 1566
E-Mail Id: admissions@iiserpune.ac.in
Official Website: www.iiserpune.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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5 thoughts on “IISER Pune 2020-21: Admission, Courses, Fee, Cutoff, Review etc.”

  1. Sir, main form fill up karte samay OBC select kiya hun,koi problem to nahin hai Na, kyunki main OBC category se hun and option mein OBC (OBC NCL )

  2. Just wanted to know if Mathematics subject is compulsory to appear for aptitude test in SCB category? My child is studying in CBSE 12TH with PCB grp. (No maths).
    Will wait for the reply, thank you.


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