2020 IISER-K Summer Research

2020 IISER-K Summer Research Programme – Applications Invited

IISER-K Summer Student Research Programme 2020. Official Notification for IISER Kolkata Summer Student Research Programme – 2020. IISER Kolkata has announced online application Process for the research programme, Check details on the same below:

Revised call for Application for Summer Program 2020 exclusively via online mode.
An earlier call for Summer Program 2020 on normal mode stands cancelled due to COVID 19.

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To provide B.Sc., M.Sc., B.S., M.S., B.Tech., as well as B.E. students of Institutions or Universities throughout the world an opportunity of exposure to a research environment by associating them with one of the Research Groups of IISER during the summer vacation.

Significant Points

(a) The duration of the Summer Research Program of IISER Kolkata is from 11th May to 10th July 2020.
(b) ONLY applications submitted with the portal will be considered for Summer Internship 2020.
(c) Each chosen candidate will be formally associated with a Faculty Member of the Institute.
(d) After joining, each applicant needs an original certificate from a currently affiliated organization (HoD/Supervisor, on letterhead) that she/he is not obtaining any other financial support. In addition

to the original certificate, the candidate has to submit a no-objection certification from the currently affiliated organization (HoD/ Supervisor, on letterhead) too.
(e) For funded interns, a consolidated Fellowship amount will be deposited in the intern’s bank account straight at the end of the programme.
(f) On-campus accommodation is compulsory and is chargeable.
(g) Hostel Accommodation (Rs. 125.00 per week) and Bedding (Rs. 35.00 per day) charges for the duration of the whole stay need to be paid at the time of joining. Students can bring their own bedding.
(h) Access to computational as well as library facilities will be provided.
(i) Each candidate has to submit a formal Joining report within 1 week of joining. See the link in the portal for joining details. Please note that the address and bank account details (if any kind of) submitted by the applicants will certainly be treated final. The institute will not be liable for this information.
(j) Selected students should join the Program in no later than one week from 11th May. Selected students should not come to join on Saturday or Sunday since hostel accommodation as well as various other formalities can not be made available during weekends.
(k) A participation certificate will be awarded at the end of the Program, subject to the submission of a Project Report.

Financial Support

Students having KVPY/INSPIRE or any other summer research fellowship, and those chosen under the Indian Academy of Sciences summer fellowship program will receive financial support from the respective sponsoring organization. There is a provision for a limited number of IISER-K summer research fellowships, the details of which will be notified in due time.
The Fellowship is of Rs.1250.00 per week or Rs. 10000.00 for 8 weeks.

The Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM) at IISER Kolkata will fund two summer students, chosen by a committee through special selection criteria.
The selection will certainly be done out of the applications made to the CAFM associated faculty supervisors, the list of which can be found here.
The Fellowship is of Rs.1250.00 per week or Rs. 10000.00 for eight weeks.


(a) Staying on-campus accommodation throughout the period of a visit is required unless the research work requires travelling.
(b) Selected applicants need to abide by the policies as well as regulations appropriate to the regular students of IISER-K.
(c) Submission of a Final Project Report is required for the award of completion certification.

You may select a maximum two faculty members in order of your preference in the application form. Please click here to see faculty profiles.

Online Application

Important Dates:

  • Application portal opens: 21st Feb 2020.
  • Application portal closes: 17th March 2020 at 4.00 PM.
  • Publication of list of selected applicants: 31st March 2020.
  • Last date of receiving confirmation from selected candidates: 7th April 2020.
  • Summer research program begins: 11th May 2020.
  • Summer research programme ends: 10th July 2020.

For any questions on submission of online applications please write to [email protected].

  • Application portal opens: 15th May 2020
  • Application portal closes: 22nd May 2020 at 4.00 PM
  • Publication of list of selected candidates: 28th May 2020
  • Duration of the programme: 1st June – July 31st July (45 days in this time frame)

For any queries on submission of online applications please write to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Just how to get to IISER Kolkata campus?
A. Please check out the adhering to link for thorough info:- Click on this link.

Q. What to do after getting to campus?
A. Students require to visit the Hostel for completing accommodation formalities. Afterwards, they require to pay accommodation charges in the Accounts Section. Hostel Accommodation (Rs. 125.00 each week) and Bedding (Rs. 35.00 daily) charges throughout of the entire stay need to be paid at the time of joining. Students can bring their own bedding.

Q. What to do after joining?
A. Each applicant should submit a formal Joining report, along with a copy of the payment proof, to the Academic Cell. These documents are needed to be submitted within 1 week of joining, including details of the project, bank account details (if chosen for summer fellowship) and approval by the chosen faculty member.

The Joining Report will be offered quickly.
Timing for submission of joining report to the Academic Cell: 11 am to 1 pm, 3pm-4pm, (Except Saturday, Sunday and Holidays).

Q. When will certificates be issued?
A. Certificates will certainly be issued after successful completion of summer program 2020 based on fulfillment of the following conditions:-.

  1. Students will have to submit a Project Report at the end of their Program.
  2. Students are needed to submit a Project Completion form in the Academic Cell.
  3. Certificates will certainly be sent out to the candidates to their respective postal address submitted by them in Project completion form.
  4. Students can expect their certificate in September.
  5. Students require to write their correct pin code with complete address in project completion form for successful delivery of certification.
  6. Joining report as well as Project completion form should be written in a legible handwriting.

Q. What to bring to the campus?
A. A candidate needs to carry any identity proof, i.e., PAN card/Aadhar card/ Voter Id/ Passport/Driving license or any other Government issued identity proof.

Q. Is it needed to stay in campus?
A. On-campus accommodation is mandatory, and is chargeable.

Q. When will I get the Fellowship?
A. In the month of September.

Keep in mind:- Information furnished by applicant in Joining report and also Project completion form will certainly be treated as final as well as binding on the candidates. No further changes/modifications will be entertained.

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