The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a premier research and teaching institute established in 1909. The IISc, Bangalore & IITs are well known, the world over, for quality education in engineering, science, management and research in frontier areas. The aim of the IISc, Bangalore & IITs is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an intellectually stimulating environment. The current pace of advancement of technology needs a coherent back up of basic science, education and research. The vibrant academic ambience and research infrastructure of IISc, Bangalore & IITs motivate the students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology. Further, IISc, Bangalore & IITs have well equipped modern laboratories, efficient computer networks and state-of-theart libraries. The teaching process is structured to promote close and continuous contact between the faculty and the students. A number of financial assistantships are available to SC/ST and other deserving and meritorious students at individual institutes. From the Academic Session 2004-05, Indian Institutes of Technology have started conducting a Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM). The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree programmes at the IITs and to the Integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students from across the country. JAM is expected to serve as a benchmark for undergraduate level science education in the country. IISc is joining the JAM for the first time this year to select candidates to its Integrated Ph.D. Programmes. The integrated Ph.D. Programmes at IISc was started in the early 90’s to enable students to directly join for a Ph.D. degree after their B.Sc. Degree. The M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D, M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor’s degree programmes at the IITs and the integrated Ph.D. programmes at IISc offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide the students with opportunities to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. The curricula are regularly updated at IISc, Bangalore & IITs. The interdisciplinary content of the curricula equips the students with the ability to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. The medium of instruction in all the programmes is English.