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IISER Kolkata invites applications for PhD Admission 2015

Updated on Wed, 30 September 2015 at 18:48 IST

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata invites applications for admissions to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme for the academic year 2015 - 16.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme Admission is conducted by Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata

Courses Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in
=> Biological Sciences
=> Chemical Sciences
=> Mathematics and Statistics
=> Physical Sciences
=> Earth Sciences

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:

Ph.D programme in Biological Sciences:
=> 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, behavioral 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

Ph.D programme in Chemical Sciences:
=> Bright and motivated candidates who have passed M.Sc exam with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics

Ph.D programme in Earth Sciences:
=> The Ph.D programme in 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 /Engg 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

Ph.D programme in Mathematics and 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

Ph.D programme in 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 MSc/MS degree at the time of admission with the requisite 55% aggregate marks

Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

=> 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

Application form can be downloaded from official website of IISER, Kolkata: Click here to download application form

Important Dates:

Ph.D Programmes Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Online registration starts: 27th September 2015
  • Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 25th October 2015
  • Publication of Shortlist for Interview: 30th October 2015
  • Tentative Interview Dates: 21st November to 27th November 2015
  • Declaration of Ph.D Programmes 2015 Results: 02nd December 2015
  • Preregistration Portal Opens: 03rd December 2015
  • 03rd December 2015: 17th December 2015
  • PhD Registration: 29th December 2015

Selection Process:

Selection based on merit, subject specialization and required research area for interview will be published in the IISER-Kolkata website.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata
Mohanpur Campus,
Mohanpur-741252 (Estd by the MHRD, Govt of India),
Email [email protected]

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ( IISER ) - KOLKATA was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IISER - K is designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy. IISER - K is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees.

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