We observe a renewed interest in basic science and mathematics in India after decades of engineering mania. This is a welcome change. The top tier students, in increasing numbers, are opting for such courses.

In this article we present some of the institutes which offer world class education in basic science after school.

**Indian Statistical Institute**

- B.Stat and B.Math Course
- Entrance – through test (held in May) and interview
- INMO (Indian National Math Olympiad) qualified students may directly appear for interview
- http://www.isical.ac.in/

**Chennai Mathematical Institute**

- B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science and B.Sc. in Math and Physics Course
- Entrance – through test (held in May) and interview
- INMO (Indian National Math Olympiad) qualified students may directly appear for interview
- http://www.cmi.ac.in/

**Indian Institute of Science Bangalore**- Bachelor of Science (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) – 4 year course
- Students are required to study all of the above in the first two years. Specialization is offered in the last two
- Entrance through KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) and IIT Rank sometimes followed by interview
- http://www.iisc.ernet.in/

**Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)**- Five centers – Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Bhopal, Thiruvantapuram
- Admission through KVPY, IITJEE rank and School result
- Dual BS-MS degree; 5 year course
- http://www.iiser-admissions.in/

**National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)**- Located in Bhubaneswar
- http://www.niser.ac.in/
- Admission through NEST held in end May
- Similar to IISER courses

**Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology**- B.Tech in Avionics, Aerospace Engineering (4 year course)
- Admission thrugh III Mains
- http://www.iist.ac.in/