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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Institute for Integrated programmes and Research in Basic Sciences (IIRBS)

Honorary Director

Dr. S. Anas (School of Chemical Sciences)

 Joint Directors

Dr. P. R. Biju (School of Pure and Applied Physics)

Dr. R. Harikumaran Nair (School of Biosciences)


IIRBS Executive Committee

(constituted vide UO. 1886/AD A 7/2020/MGU dated 29.04.2020)

  1. Vice-Chancellor(Chairman)
  2. Adv.M Anilkumar (Member syndicate)
  3. K. Jayachandran (Professor, School of Biosciences)
  4. K. V. Radhakrishnan (Senior Principal Scientist, NIIST(CSIR),Thiruvananthapuram)
  5. Registrar
  6. Finance Officer
  7. Honorary Director, IIRBS (Convener)

Regulations,Scheme and Syllabus of Integrated M.Sc. Programmes_2020-21

Institute Programme Advisory Committee (IPAC)

(constituted vide UO. 3004/AD A 7/2020/MGU dated 03.07.2020)

  1. S. Anas (Honorary Director, IIRBS)
  2. P. R. Biju (Joint Director, IIRBS)
  3. R. Harikumaran Nair(Joint Director, IIRBS)
  4. K. Jayachandran, Professor (School of Biosciences)
  5. G. Anilkumar, Professor(School of Chemical Sciences)
  6. Cyriac Joseph, Associate Professor(School of Pure and Applied Physics)
  7. K. B. Subila, Assistant Professor(School of Chemical Sciences)


Present Office staff:

Administrative officer                                    : Damy Dius Fernandez

Asst. Section officer                                        : Mr. M. V. Vijeesh Kumar

NMR Scientist-cum-Analyst                         : Dr. P. N. Sunilkumar

Computer Assistant (Daily wage)              : Mr. Tijo Thomas



Commencing new

Five Year Integrated Master of Science Programmes


A knowledge centre comprising Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility, instructor-led classroom teaching and technology enhanced learning techniques, first of this kind among the universities in Kerala, namely Institute for Integrated Programmes and Research in Basic Sciences (IIRBS), has been instituted directly under Mahatma Gandhi University in 2008. The Institute aimed to provide intellectual, instrumental as well as experimental support for pursuing excellence in basic science branches and is expected to contribute to the talent pool of researchers and specialized technicians. The Institute launched a Five year Integrated Interdisciplinary Master of Science (Chemistry, Physics and Biology) programme in the year 2009 for the students who completed their plus 2 with sciences and mathematics.

Now, Mahatma Gandhi University is commencing innovative Five Year integrated interdisciplinary Master of Science programmes in five major disciplines at IIRBS. This programmeaims to integrate the conventional bachelors and masters programmes under a specified learning experience by bringing together various science disciplines.The offered disciplines include Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences, Computer Science and Environmental Science. This five year integrated programme follows a pattern with initial three years of undergraduate (B.Sc.) level Foundation courses followed by two years of Postgraduate (M.Sc.) level Advanced courses.At the end of the programme, Integrated M.Sc. Degree will be awarded in the discipline concerned.

Major highlights of the programme:

  • The unique inter/multidisciplinary curricular content of this programme enablethe students to complete both graduate and post graduate level programmes in a continuous stream and to attain a high level competency in their area of specialization.
  • The programme structure is designed in such a way toofferhigh quality learning environment for students by ensuring intellectual, instrumental as well as experimental support for pursuing excellence in offered disciplines and thereby expected to contribute to the talent pool of researchers and specialized technicians.
  • Classes will be handled by the faculty members from the university as well aseminent visiting professors of International/national repute.
  • The first four semesters involve a set of comprehensive mandatory/optional courses in all offered science disciplines and mathematics along with a few courses from Humanities, Social Science and Languages (Including foreign).
  • Later six semesters are completely devoted for the courses from major discipline.
  • Curriculum also consists of hands on training on various advanced instrumentation techniques.
  • Curriculum offers opportunities for carrying outproject work/Internship(s) at prestigiousacademic institutions in India and abroad.


Eligibility and Admission Process:

Total intake for Integrated M.Sc. programme is 20 with 4 seats each for five disciplines. Students who have passed Plus-Two (+2) in Science stream with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade are eligible for application. However, relaxation in minimum marks for reservation categories shall be applicable as per the rules.The admission to these programmes will be based on a national level common entrance test conducted by the university followed by an Interview.



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