Dr. S. Anas (School of Chemical Sciences)
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)
Institute Programme Advisory Committee (IPAC)
(constituted vide UO. 3004/AD A 7/2020/MGU dated 03.07.2020)
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
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:
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.
Priyadarshini Hills P.O.
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam