Welcome to IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. Traditionally, teaching has been segregated from research in undergraduate science curricula in our country. IISERs were established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to bridge this dichotomy. IISER-TVM started functioning in August 2008. The institute aims to provide high quality education in modern science, integrating it with outstanding research at the undergraduate level itself, and develop a spirit of research cutting across disciplines. The faculty are engaged in research in the frontier areas of basic sciences, with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.


2nd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nanomedicine in partner with DBT and DST during 6-8 December, 2017 at the Convention Centre, KTDC - Samudra, Trivandrum.

The conference will focus deliberations around the following thematic areas:

  • Design new therapeutics and targeted drug delivery vehicles for important diseases
  • Repurposing existing drugs to enhance their efficacy and therapeutic spectrum
  • Diagnostics for early disease detection and Imaging
  • Design and development of smart nano-materials/scaffolds, system and devices for medical applications
  • Safety and regulations for nano-products and processes
  • Promoting laboratory research leads for application development & commercialization

Summer Visiting Programmes 2018

IISER Thiruvananthapuram offers a two-months visiting students programme during summer 2018 to enable motivated students to work with IISER faculty.

Applicants can apply to one of the following schools

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics