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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 designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy. 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.

IISER Kolkata invites applications from motivated students for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme for the Autumn Semester 2016.

Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS)

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Minimum Eligibility Criteria: Bright and motivated candidates who have passed M.Sc. examination with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics.There are two different channels for the admission in the PhD programme.

Department of Biological Sciences

Minimum Eligibility:Applications are invited from motivated candidates having M.Sc/MS/ME/M.Tech/MVSc/MSc(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, chemical 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 OR
  • Chemistry / physics / statistics / mathematics / computer application / computer science to pursue research in the interdisciplinary research areas as specified in the table below
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Interdisciplinary Research Area Preferred background of the student from other areas
Gene Regulatory Networks using NGS approaches and plant stress genomics Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Application, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
Structural biology, Biomolecular NMR, Cryo-Electron Microscopy, Image processing, Molecular Modeling, Molecular Dynamics Simulations etc. Biophysics/Biochemistry/Physics,

Computer Science, Chemistry

Nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry , chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials and   cancer biology Chemistry having specialization in organic chemistry


Candidates having a valid fellowship like UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates having qualified prestigious national level examinations like NET, JGEEBILS, GATE etc. may also apply for IISER Kolkata Institute Fellowship available under the following faculty members provided they fulfill the specific eligibility criteria mentioned below. Important Note: Candidates who want to apply for the Institute Fellowship MUST mention the name of the potential PhD supervisor in the online application form.

Last date of receiving online applications:17 April, 2016

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