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

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram is one of the IISER Institute located in Kerala. It is popularly known as IISER Thiruvananthapuram and it was established in the year 2008 by MHRD, Government of India.

IISER Thiruvanthapuram

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

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram

College Summary

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

Name of Institute Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram
Popular Name IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IISER TVM
Institute Type Government
Location Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Year of Establishment 2008
Affiliated with Autonomous
Approved by MHRD, Government of India
Hostel Facilities Yes
Courses BS+MS, Integrated Ph.D., PhD
College Review 3.8/5
Official website www.iisertvm.ac.in
Category IISER Colleges in India

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Affiliation, Recognition, and Achievement

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


  • Library
  • Computing Facilities
  • Career Development Center
  • Health Center
  • Sports Facilities
  • Science Media Centre
  • Day Care
  • Campus
  • Hostel

IISER TVM  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 Ph.D. 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.

IISER TVM Course offered

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

Fee Structure

I Registration 250 250
Alumni Fee 500 500
Hostel allotment Fees 500 500
Statutory Fee    
II Tuition Fee (*) 33400 0
Students Friendship Fund 180 180
Examination Fee & Grade Card 425 425
Lab, Library and Computer Facilities 425 425
Amenity Fee 425 425
Gymkhana / Sports Fee 180 180
III Hostel Rent 3330 3330
Electricity and Water Charges 670 670
Mess Establishment charges(**) 3000 3000
IV Caution Deposit
Laboratory 1000 1000
Library 1000 1000
Hostel 2000 2000
Mess 3000 3000
V Medical Insurance Fees 600 600
VI Convocation cum Degree Fee (***)    
Grand Total 50885 17485

(*) 100% Tuition fee exempted for SC / ST Students.
(**) Subject to change based on calculations made for every academic year.


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 Thiruvananthapuram
Rating 3.8/5
Reputation Good
Education Good
Faculty Good
Infrastructure Good
  • It is one of the premier IISER Institute in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerela
  • We would like to give 3.9 out of 5 stars on Edufever Best IISER Institute in India.

Contact Details

IISER Thiruvananthapuram
Maruthamala PO, Vithura
Thiruvananthapuram – 695551, Kerala, India
Phone No: 0471-2778009, 2778044, 2778028
E-Mail ID: registrar@iisertvm.ac.in
Official Website: www.iisertvm.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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