Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is all set to launch a new four-year undergraduate (UG) Bachelor of Science (BS) programme in the coming academic session in 2011. The main aim of the course is to prepare young minds for research and doctoral studies in the upcoming areas of science and technology. Besides motivating students to take up higher research, mentoring and tutorials, the programme will introduce rigorous specializations in fourth, fifth, and sixth semesters. The students will be allowed to choose electives from other streams as well during this period. In the seventh and eighth semesters, students will work on a research-oriented project supervised by a faculty member. Admissions to the programme will be based on national entrance examinations like IIT JEE, AIEEE, AIPMT, and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana.