PhD Admission open in IISER Kolkata for January 2019

Kolkata: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, one of the IISER Group of Institutes under Ministry of HRD, has invited applications from eligible candidates for PhD Programmes- January 2019 session.

Doctoral Research Areas: Biological, Chemical, Geological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM).


Key Dates: PhD application portal opens on 24 September 2018. The application window closes on 21 October 2018 . The publication of shortlist for interview is 30 October 2018.

Eligibility Conditions: For detailed eligibility conditions, the candidates should refer the PhD Admission Notification, uploaded on the official websiteof IISER Kolkatta.

Eligibility for Biological Sciences:

Applications are invited from motivated candidates having master’s degree such as M.Sc/MS/ME/M.Tech/MVSc/MSc(Ag) degree or equivalent (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, chemical biology, plant biology, behavioral biology and ecology, genetics, marine biology, neurobiology, biodiversity, microbiology, biophysics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, food technology and theoretical biology. Candidates from agricultural science (such as genetics and plant breeding) and nutritional science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.


Chemistry / physics / statistics / maathematics / computer application / computer science to pursue research in the interdisciplinary research areas as specified in the notification (Biological Sciences section).

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of IISER Kolkata.

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