Is IISc better than IIT? How hard is it to get into IISc? Where is IISc? How many IISc are there in India?
These are some of the questions that students across India are seen to be asking every year.
In India, lakhs of students slog away day and night for admission to the IITs – names they have heard from their parents, friends over the years. Then suddenly one day they see IISc in the list of top colleges in various rankings. Take a look…
IISC Rank in India, Ranking in the world
National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) has ranked IISc at #2 in India.
QS World University Rankings places IISC at #183 in the world, #3 in India.
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking puts IISC in 301-350 range worldwide, #1 in India.
Despite the rankings, why IISC is not as popular as IITs is a question much debated among students. The answer to that needs to be vast and in-depth. However for the sake of brevity, the matter can simply be put like this.
- IISC is as popular as the IITs, in the academic circles. It is just not that much in the spotlight in media as the IITs.
- When it comes to research, and scientific explorations, IISc has its unique place in the academia.
- The number of IITs is 23, and there is only one IISC. So even if one IIT comes in news every day, the IITs automatically grab more spotlight.
Is IISc is better than IITs?
Before you seek answer to this question, take a look at this.
UG courses offered by IISC: 4-yr Bachelor of Science (Research Program) in Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Materials, Mathematics, Physics.
UG courses offered by IIT Delhi: 4-yr B.Tech program in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering (Power), Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Textile Technology.
See the difference? The courses offered differ vastly. IITs on one hand focus on technical manpower for the world, and IISC emphasizes on research and scientific advancement. Both the outcomes are interrelated, but the exposure one gets on these colleges differ on the basis of the same. So where you want to go, depends on what you want to do at the end of your graduation…
When you want to decide between IISc and IITs, you do not have to ask which is better? You have to ask what do I want to study?
So if you want admissions in the IITs, go ahead and apply for the JEE Main 2020, and then the JEE Advanced 2020. For IISc, the admissions are offered on the basis of these two exams, plus KVPY exam, and NEET 2020.
How To Get Admission in IISC?
The notification and application form for Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Admissions is out on the official website of IISc Bangalore. Interested candidates can now apply for four year undergraduate programmes, research programmes, course programmes, Integrated Ph.D programmes at iisc.ac.in. Last date to fill the application form for PG programmes is March 23, 2020. The candidates seeking admission in UG programmes can submit the application form till April 30, 2020.
IISc 2020 – An Overview Of Admissions
For taking admission in four year Bachelor of Science programme
- The candidates must have completed their II PUC / 12th standard in the year 2019.
- The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in class 12th
- Also, the candidates must have secured minimum 60% marks in the II PUC / 12th standard
- The candidates who have studied Statistics, Biology, Computer Science, Electronics along with PCM can also apply.
Selection Criteria of UG Programmes
Admission in UG programmes is sought according to the merit list of one of the following given reputed national exams.
- KVPY – SA (2018)
- KVPY – SB (2019)
- KVPY – SX (2019)
- KVPY – SA (2019) and
- SX fellows selected through the empowerment intitative for SC / ST candidates (2019)
- IIT JEE Main (minimum 60% and appearing in 2020)
- IIT JEE Advanced (minimum 60% and appearing in 2020)
- NEET UG (minimum 60% and appearing in 2020)
For the research programmes like M.Tech / Ph.D, the applicants should have secured a minimum of class second class / equivalent. The candidates who want to take admission in these programmes are shortlisted for the interview according to their performance in national entrance test or the qualifying degree.
For taking admission in course programmes like M.Tech, the candidates having a second class or ewuivalent in the apt field of Engineering / Technology or master’s degree in physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, geology. instrumentation, electronics, computer application as applicable to individual departments / programmes with a valid score of GATE 2020 / 2019 / 2018 can apply.
For taking admission in M.Des programme, the candidates ar erequired to posess a bachelor’s degree in engineering / architecture / design. Also, the candidates with a valid GATE score and CEED 2020 score can apply.
The candidates who want to take admission in Master of Management must have:
- Passed bachelor’s in engineering / technology or equivalent with first class or equivalent
- Also, the candidates must have a valid score in GATE 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / CAT 2019 / GMAT
The candidates seeking admission in Integrated Ph.D programmes must have a valid score in JAM 2020 or JEST 2020.
How to fill IISC Bangalore Admission 2020 Application Form?
All the interested candidates have to fill and submit the application form by providing the correct information. The steps to fill the application form requires the candidates to first register on the official website, enter the personal details and contact details. Upload the scanned documents such as photograph and signature and finally pay the application fee.
Application form fee (UG programmes)
The candidates willing to take admissin in the undergraduate programmes are required to pay the application fee as per the amount set for the reserved categories. The application fee can be submitted through debit card / credit card / internet banking.
|GEN / EWS / OBC / KM||Rs 500|
|SC / ST / PwD||Rs 250|
Application fee for PG and Research programmes
Candidates seeking admission in the master’s / research programmes can pay the application fee through online payment gateways. The amount is given below.
|GEN / OBC / EWS||Rs 800|
|SC / ST / PwD||Rs 400|
|ERP candidates||Rs 2000|
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Final admission in PG courses
Apart from considering the scores of the qualifying entrance tests, the final admission of the shortlisted candidates is done according to their performance in the interview. This is common for all the PG courses / research programmes. The interview holds the same significance as that of the qualifying examination.
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