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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, IISER, Kolkata
Autonomous Institution
IIT Kharagpur Extension Centre, Block-HC, Sector-III, Salt Lake City
Kolkata, West Bangal
Phone-No: 91-33-64513294
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About College:

The basic idea of IISER is to create research Universities of the highest calibre in which teaching and education will be totally integrated with the state of the art research. These Universities are devoted to Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching in sciences in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. One of the important objectives of creating these Universities is to make education and careers in basic sciences more attractive by providing opportunities in integrative teaching and learning of sciences and break the barriers of traditional disciplines.

Course Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Research Areas: Biological, Chemical, Geological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences]


Masters degree

Selection:  Twice a year

Admission: Online Application Portal

i.      For students with own fellowship: Students with independent PhD fellowship from external funding agencies (e.g. CSIR, UGC, DBT, ICMR, INSPIRE, NBHM, etc.) and having a minimum of 55% marks in their Master’s degree are eligible to apply for the IISER Kolkata PhD Program.

ii.     For students without any fellowship: The areas in which Institute-funded PhD students will be taken will be announced in the PhD advertisement. An applicant much have qualified at least one national level exam (e.g. GATE, JGEEBILS, JEST etc.) and must have a minimum of 55% marks in the Master’s degree.

iii.    The minimum eligibility criteria mentioned above may change time to time upon recommendation by the Senate.

iv.   Fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional criteria might be set by the departments based on academic records, experience and research interest of the candidates.

v.    Relaxation for SC/ST & OBC candidates will be as per prescribed Government of India norms.

How to Apply:

PhD Registration:

i.              The selected candidates are required to complete the online pre-registration process after paying the requisite fees through online transaction (the pre-registration period and the current fee structure can be found on the Institute website). After the pre-registration and deposition of fees, a PhD student will be formally registered on the date of his/her joining by filling up the required registration form.

ii.             A department may choose to offer PhD position to the wait-listed candidates once the preregistration deadline in over.

iii.            Students waiting for their final Masters Degree result may be provisionally selected for PhD program but they must furnish the final result (mark-sheet) satisfying the qualification criteria within 30 days from the date of admission. Scholarship will not be given to the provisionally admitted students until the production of the final result. After production of the final result, the fellowships for the preceding months will be released with retroactive effect. If a provisionally admitted student fails to meet the eligibility criteria in his/her final results, admission to IISER Kolkata will stand cancelled.

iv.           Copies of joining report and attested forms of the new batch of externally-funded PhD students are to be submitted through the thesis supervisor, to the Academic Cell within two weeks of their joining IISER Kolkata.

v.            The PhD registration will be valid for six years from the date of registration.

Closing Date:

PhD application portal opens: 3rd March, 2019

Application portal closes: 14th April, 2019

Publication of shortlist for interview: 24th April, 2019

Tentative Interview dates: 15th to 31st May, 2019


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