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IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2018


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata announces Doctoral Philosophy (PhD) Programme 2018

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata offers admission to the Doctoral Philosophy (PhD) Programme for the Spring Semester 2018
The selected candidates can do PhD in any of the following disciplines – Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Physical Sciences


For Biological Sciences:
Applications are invited from motivated candidates having M.Sc. / MS/ME/M. Tech/MVSc/M.Sc. (Ag.) degree (with minimum 55% marks) in:
Any branch of biological sciences to pursue research in the broad fields of cellular and  molecular biology, cancer biology, developmental biology, structural biology, plant molecular biology, behavioural biology and ecology, marine biology, neurobiology, biodiversity, microbiology, biophysics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and theoretical biology
Candidates from agricultural science and nutritional science backgrounds are also welcome to apply
For Chemical Sciences:
Bright and motivated candidates who have passed M.Sc. exam with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics
For these fellowships candidates must have qualified in any prestigious national level examinations like GATE or NET-LS (apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria)
For Earth Sciences:
The Dept. of Earth Sciences (DES), IISER Kolkata is looking for bright and motivated students, who have completed their M.Sc./MS/M.Sc. Tech /M. Tech (with minimum of 55% marks) in:
(i) Geology/Applied Geology/Geophysics/Earth Sciences/Marine geology/ any other branch of Geological sciences (or);
(2) Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biological Sciences/Environmental Sciences/Computational Seismology/ Remote sensing and GIS /Engineering Interested to pursue research with the DES faculty member in the matching specialization
Candidates having valid CSIR NET JRF/UGC-NET JRF/DST-INSPIRE/other equivalent fellowship would be eligible to apply
For Mathematics & Statistics:
Candidates who completed M.Sc./MS (with a minimum of 55% marks) in any field of Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Physics, Bio-Physics, Computer Science and Engineering to pursue research in the broad field of Neuroscience
Candidates having their own PhD fellowship (UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, NBHM, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE or any other equivalent fellowship) are encouraged to apply
For Physical Sciences:
Candidates having Masters Degree with at least 55% aggregate marks in any field of Physical Sciences for the PhD program; final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must complete the M.Sc. /MS degree at the time of admission with the requisite 55% aggregate marks
For more details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their official website
Selection Procedure
List of shortlisted candidates (based on merit, subject specialization and required research area) for interview will be published at the IISER-Kolkata website
The Institute will not provide any TA/DA or accommodation for attending the interview; the selected candidates will receive the offer letter containing also the last date for joining shortly after the interview


Candidates can apply online
Please have your picture (soft copy, preferably in JPG or PNG format) ready. Please read the department wise eligibility criteria carefully
The applicants should open the link ( and properly fill the application form as instructed. The form can be opened and edited/corrected until the last date
You must complete your application incomplete application will be rejected
Applicants should save the properly filled application form and take the printout after you finish and bring the signed copy at the time of interview if you are shortlisted
For any query related to DPS kindly, email us at [email protected]

Important Dates

PhD Application Portal opens 25th September 2017
Application Portal Closes: 22nd October 2017
Publication of Shortlist for Interview: 27th October2017
Tentative Interview dates: 18th November to 24th November 2017
Publication of PhD Interview Results: 01st December 2017
Preregistration Portal opens: 01st Dccember2017
Preregistration Deadline: 17th December 2017
PhD Registration: 28th December 2017

IISER, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, Mohanpur Campus, Mohanpur-741252 (Estd by the MHRD, Govt. of India), Email [email protected], Website
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