IISc Bangalore Launches New BTech Course; admissions through JEE Advanced

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has launched a new bachelor’s degree program, namely BTech in Mathematics in Computer Science. Admissions to the program will be through JEE Advanced scores. Full course structure and eligibility details can be found on the official website at iisc.ac.in.

The institute has not published any program admission timetable and the deadlines will soon be published on the IISc website. There will be a total of 52 seats including 8 supernumerary seats for female candidates and 4 for foreign nations/NRIs/OICs. Students can also earn an MTech degree by taking an additional year of course and project credits.

For General/OBC/EWS category applicants, the fee is Rs 2,20,200 for the first year. While the candidates of the SC/ST category only have to pay Rs 20,200 during the first academic year.

To be eligible to apply, the student must have passed Class 12 or recognized board equivalent with the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, a language and any subject other than the four above. Details of the counseling process for admission to the BTech program have not yet been finalized.

“We have approached the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) of the IITs to join them. If successful, the application and advice will be conducted by the JoSAA in accordance with the JoSAA business rules. Otherwise, it will be through the IISc admission portal,” the official website states.

The core of the program spread over four semesters consists of six courses each in the areas of mathematics and computer science, with the exception of courses in science, humanities and other engineering disciplines.

“To help students navigate through a large number of available courses and guide them towards specialization, study streams have been designed in Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Computational Science, Theoretical Computer Science, Quantum Computing, Computer Science, signal, computational biology and mathematical finance. . Students can opt for research/industry projects in their fourth year,” the website states.

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