Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Young Science Fellowship Programme
Indian Institute of ScienceIISc, Bangalore ;was founded in 1909 and is today a top
ranking prestigious Institution devoted to post graduate education and research in all
branches of science and engineering. It has more than 40 departments, nearly 500 faculty
and 2000 students on its campus.
IISc offers Young Science fellowship programme (YSFP) partially supported by Sir
Ratan Tata Trust Bombay. This fellowship is for toppers in PUC /12th Standard who
wish to pursue studies / research in Science / Mathematics.
Student must have passed PUC / 12th Standard or equivalent examination 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.
Student must have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects at +2 level. Student must have joined B.
Sc/Integrated M.Sc programme in any branch (es) of Science and mathematics at any College / University in
India. Candidates studying Bachelor degree in Veternery/ Engineering / Dental /Medicine/Pharmacy are not
eligible for this Fellowship. There will be suitable relaxation in the eligibility criteria for SC/ST students.
The student are eligible for the following financial assistance on successful completion of the Summer
Second class rail / bus to and from fare from college / residence to IISc.
Free board and lodging (on a shared basis) at IISc.
Towards fees at actuals or Rs. 5,000/- per annum whichever is less (no deposits / donations).
A grant of Rs.1,500/- per annum towards purchase of books.
Only selected student will be asked to produce following documents through the Principal of the College:
Copy of the PUC / +2 / CBSE / ICSE Marks Card.
Copy of SC / ST Certificate
Study certificate from the Principal.
Application can be submitted either online on the institutes website or candidates can send the application
form written on plain paper attaching your passport size photograph providing proof of ranking in PUC/12
Standard and with an endorsement from the college principle/authority of the institution.
Summer Contact Programme
The Fellowship holders will be invited each year during May-June every year for 2 years, to spend one
month at IISc and interact with the faculty of IISc. In the Summer Programme, there will be organized
lectures, experimental programs, problem solving sessions, visits to labs and visits to other academic
institutions. For deriving maximum benefit, the participants are expected to stay on campus at IISc.
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012,
Fax :91-80-2360 0683/0085
Website : www.iisc.ernet.in