Admission Procedure : 5 year Integrated M.Sc.

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Students seeking admission to NISER will have to appear for National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) to be conducted jointly by NISER & UM-DAE-CBS on May 31, 2014 (Saturday) at 45 centres in India.


1. Qualification : 60% marks for general category and 55% for SC/ST/PD category in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination, from any recognized Board in India. Students who have passed the Class XII qualifying examination in 2012 or 2013 or are appearing in 2014 are eligible to apply. Where only Letter grade is available, a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate the decision of the NISER Admission Committee will be final.
2. Age Limit : Candidates born on or after 22 Jul 1994 (for NEST 2014) are eligible to apply; this limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST/PD candidates.

Number of Seats and Reservation

There will be 100 seats in the academic year starting in August, with reservation of 18% for OBC, 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST Categories. An overall reservation of 3% will be applicable for Persons with Disability (PD), as per Government of India norms.

The admission will be very selective and only those students who are highly motivated to pursue higher education and research in science and its applications are encouraged to apply.