Graduates/Post Graduates can Register for Integrated - PhD @ IISER, Kolkata

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and based on the recommendation of Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, decided to create five undergraduate science universities. One of them is located at Kolkata and was started from 2006. Named as the INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (IISER), these IISERs are designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy.

Each IISER is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees. The central theme of the IISER is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work are carried out in symbiosis. Students are encouraged to carry out research projects during the vacation periods in the first four years of their Masters programme in various research institutes outside IISER.

Degree: Int-PhD
Qualification: B. Sc/B.E/B.Tech/M.B.B.S degree from any recognized university/institute/ College can apply for the Integrated Ph. D programme in Biological, Chemical, Earth, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
They need to secure a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grades in their qualifying examinations.
Those who are appearing in the final examination of their degree course can also apply; for them, the eligibility marks are 60% in aggregate, based on the marks obtained in the undergraduate examinations held so far.

Written test/Interview
Written test and interview of selected candidates (based on written test) will be conducted tentatively on 29th and 30th June, 2010. Names of candidates selected for Integrated PhD programme for the year 2010 will be published in IISER-Kolkata website tentatively on 7th July, 2010.

Student Intake
In the Academic Session 2010-2011, a total of 22 students may be selected, covering all sciences. A tentative distribution is: Physics (5), Chemistry (5), Biology (5), Earth Sciences (5) and Mathematics (2). Students will be given a monthly fellowship, as in a similar programme run by the IISc, Banglore.

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How To Apply: Applications should be made in the prescribed application form [ doc, pdf ]. The duly filled in application, along with a draft of Rs. 100, payable to the Registrar, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata, should be sent to the Registrar, IISER-Kolkata, Mohanpur Campus, Post: BCKV Main Office, Mohanpur 741252, West Bengal - 741252, by registered post. The candidate should write PBIP with his/her chosen discipline on the top of the envelope while sending the application form (e.g., PBIP-Mathematics). The last date for applications to be received is April 30, 2010.

NB: Please mention "Referred By" in your Forwarding Letter for Faster Application Processing

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