IISc Young Science Fellowship Programme

IISc Young Science Fellowship Programme For Rank Holders in PUC / 12th Standard

(Supported by Sir Rathan Tata Trust, Bombay)

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, invites applications for the "IISc Young Science Fellowship Programme - 2005-06" from rank holders in PUC / 12 th Standard, who have joined 1st year B.Sc., / Integrated M.Sc., Programme in year 2005-06 in any branch of Science or mathematics at any college / University in India.

Indian Institute of Science,(IISc) Bangalore invites applications from rank holders (within top 20 ranks or equivalent) in the 12th Standard / PUC Examination who wish to pursue studies / research in Science / Mathematics.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Student must have passed PUC / 12th Standard or equivalent examination conducted in 2005 and must be a topper (top 20 ranks or equivalent) in the Board / University. In cases where ranks are not declared like CBSE/ICSE, he/she must have obtained a high level of distinction of the Board or be within the top 1% of the students taking the examination. In the absence of this data, suitable criterion will be evolved by IISc.

2. Student must have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects at +2 level.

3. Student must have joined B. Sc/Integrated M. Sc programme in any branch of Science at any College /University in India.


Candidates studying Bachelor degree in Veternery/ Engineering / Dental /Medicine/Pharmacy are not eligible for this Fellowship.

Relaxation Criteria for SC/ST/PH candidates

There will be suitable relaxation in the eligibility criteria for SC/ST/PH candidates.

Summer Contact Programme

The Fellowship holders will be invited during May-June every year for 2 years, starting from 2006 onwards, to spend one month at IISc and interact with the faculty of IISc. In the Summer Programme, there will be organized lectures, problem solving sessions, visits to labs and visits to other academic institutions. The participants are expected to stay on campus at IISc.

Financial Support

The participants are eligible for the following financial assistance on successful completion of the Summer Contact Programme

1. Second class rail/bus to and fro fare from college / residence to IISc.

2. Free board and lodging (on a shared basis) at IISc.

3. Towards fees at actuals or Rs. 5,000/- per annum whichever is less (no deposits/donations).

4. A grant of Rs. 1,500/- per annum towards purchase of books.

Only selected candidates will be asked to produce following documents through the Principal of the College:

1. Copy of the PUC / +2 / CBSE / ICSE Marks Card.

2. Copy of SC / ST /PH Certificate

3. Study certificate from the Principal.

The format application and more details can be found in our website www.iisc.ernet.in or refer Employment News Dated 3rd December 2005

IISc Young Science Fellowship Programme For Rank Holders in PUC / 12th Standard