IISER Kolkata PhD Admission open for Autumn Semester 2017 ! Apply

Kolkata: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata invites applications from eligible students for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme for the Autumn Semester 2017. The PhD programmes are available in any of the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Physical Sciences. Reservations for candidates are available as per Government of India norms.

The closing date for receiving online applications is 20 May 2017. Meanwhile, application portal has opened from 06 March 2017.  Final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must have completed their degree at the time of admission. There are two channels of admission.


Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility criteria for each discipline is different. Hence, for exact eligibility criteria in the above PhD programmes, interested candidates should visit the PhD admission page of the official page of the website: http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in/phd/

Further, the Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM) of IISER Kolkata has also invited application for regular PhD programme for the Autumn semester, 2017 under the Departments of Biological (DBS), Chemical (DCS) and Physical Sciences (DPS) in the interdisciplinary research areas of (i) functional nanomaterials in photovoltaics and magnetism, (ii) organic semiconductors and supramolecular assemblies and (iii) theoretical and computational biophysics.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for PhD programmes under CAFM under DCS/DBS/DPS: Bright and motivated candidates who have passed MSc and/or MTech examinations with minimum 55% marks in the following areas of Chemistry or Biology:

Chemistry with specializations in organic and physical chemistry; Biochemistry; Biology; Physics with an aptitude in computational materials science.

There are two different channels for admission in the PhD programme under CAFM under DCS/DBS/DPS.

Channel 1: Apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria, the candidates must have CSIR/UGC-NET JRF, INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent fellowship.

Channel 2: Institute funding: In the exceptional cases, a limited number of Institute fellowship MAY BE available for the students. For this fellowship, candidates must have qualified in any prestigious national level examinations like GATE or NET-LS (apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria).

For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, the interested candidates should visit the PhD admission page of the official page of the website: http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in/phd/

Background of the Institute: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata) was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IISER Kolkata is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees. The central theme of the IISER Kolkata is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work could be carried out in symbiosis.


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