Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali or IISER Mohali started its academic programme in 2007, with a batch of 25 students in the five year BS - MS Dual Degree Program. The PhD Program was started in 2008 and  the Integrated PhD program was started in 2012.

IISER Mohali nurtures the basic tenets of science education and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In so doing, the institute aims to emerge as a global centre of learning, academic excellence, and innovative research.

As a centre of academic excellence, IISER Mohali has as its mission the imparting of quality science education and the inculcating of the spirit of research through innovative teaching and research methodologies. It is this unique combination that renders IISER Mohali one of the premier science research institutes in the country.

IISER Mohali Departments

  • Physical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
BS - MS Dual Degree Program
The BS-MS dual degree is the flagship program of all the five IISERs. At IISER Mohali the program has been structured to promote interdisciplinarity and a significant research component. The core part of the program provides comprehensive training in all basic sciences during the first two years. Students are expected to choose a subject to major in for the remaining three years where the curriculum is divided between mandatory courses, subject electives and open electives.

Integrated PhD program
During 2012-2013 the institute initiated the integrated PhD program, which is meant for students who have completed an undergraduate degree from elsewhere and wish to pursue the Masters and PhD program at IISER Mohali. This program identifies talented students at an early stage and brings them into the research fold.

PhD Program
Students are required to pass a national level test, to be eligible for applying to the PhD program at IISER Mohali. Screening tests and interview are conducted to select the best students. Majority of doctoral students at IISER Mohali have qualified for fellowships given by CSIR, UGC, DST, DBT, ICMR and other agencies.
Admissions to the PhD program are carried out twice a year.

Contact Details

IISER Mohali
Knowledge City, Sector -81, Mohali,

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