The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has established Indian Institute of Science Education and Research which is a premier institute dedicated to research and teaching in the basic sciences.
Indian Institute Of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards.Established in 2008 by the Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), based on the recommendation of Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, IISER-TVM is an autonomous institution awarding five year integrated MS degree in addition to Ph.D degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and inter-disciplinary areas. The emphasis will be to develop a spirit of research cutting across disciplines from the beginning itself.
IISER Thiruvananthapuram is developing full fledged Laboratories, Library, Computer centre, Health Centre, Sports complex, Hostels and other facilities. Several of these have started functioning in the present campus.