IISc and Indian Academy of Science offer Summer Fellowship for SC and ST students

IISc and Indian Academy of Science – Applications are invited jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore jointly offering Summer Fellowship in Science and Engineering – 2019 for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students, as per TOI report. The eligible candidates can apply online by visiting the official website, iisc.ac.in. Those candidates who are pursuing MSc in Biological, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences or third or fourth year BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree in all disciplines during the academic year 2018-19 can apply for the fellowship, noted the report.

Citing the official notification, the report further said that the candidates who are in the first year MSc and third year BE/B. Tech will be given preference. Those candidates who had already attended the Summer Fellowship in the previous year/s or already pursuing higher education are not eligible, said the report. The last date for submission of filled in the application form is April 30, 2019.

After submitting the online application, take a print out of the application. Submit the same along with latest passport size colour photograph attached at the identified place along with study certificate, both duly signed by the Principal of the college. The signed application has to be scanned into PDF or JPG format and uploaded to the website, added the report.

The brainchild of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, a successful businessman and philanthropist, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was conceived in the late 1800s. Unfortunately, Tata died in 1904, well before the Institute came into existence. It was eventually established, through a vesting order passed on May 27, 1909 by the Indian Government, in the southern city of Bangalore on 371 acres of land donated by the Mysore Durbar.

The Institute which started with just two departments – General and Applied Chemistry and Electrical Technology – today has over 40 departments spread across six divisions: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Electrical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research, Mechanical Sciences, and Physical and Mathematical Sciences. It also has a new campus at Challekere in Chitradurga district in Karnataka.


  • IISc aims to be among the world’s foremost academic institutions through the pursuit of excellence in research and promotion of innovation by offering world-class education to train future leaders in science and technology and by applying science and technology breakthroughs for India’s wealth creation and social welfare


  • Imparting world-class higher education in an environment of fundamental and applied research in science and engineering
  • Conducting high-impact research, generating new knowledge, and disseminating this knowledge through publications in top journals and conferences
  • Applying faculty expertise towards the success of national science and technology initiatives
  • Applying deep knowledge in various areas to create know-how and developing such knowhow for utilization by industry and society

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