IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2018

PhD Admission 2018

IISER Kolkata Doctoral Philosophy (PhD) Program 2018

IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2018- Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata announces Doctoral Philosophy (PhD) Program 2018
IISER Kolkata

  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata offers admission to the Doctoral Philosophy (PhD) Program for the Autumn Semester 2018

PhD Disciplines

  • The selected candidates can do PhD in any of the following disciplines – Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Physical Sciences


Important Dates

  • PhD Application Portal Opens: 05th March 2018
  • Application Portal Closes: 15th April 2018
  • Publication of shortlist for interview: 25th April 2018
  • Tentative Interview dates: 04th June 2018 to 22nd June 2018
  • Publication of PhD interview results: 27th June 2018
  • Pre Registration portal opens: 27th June 2018
  • Pre Registration deadline: 15th July 2018
  • PhD Registration: 25th July 2018


Eligibility Criteria

For Biological Sciences:

  • Applications are invited from motivated candidates having M.Sc. / MS/ME/M. Tech/MVSc/M.Sc. (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, plant molecular biology, behavioural 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

For Chemical Sciences:

  • Bright and motivated candidates who have passed M.Sc. exam with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics
  • For these fellowships candidates must have qualified in any prestigious national level examinations like GATE or NET-LS (apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria)

For Earth Sciences:

  • The Dept. of Earth Sciences (DES), IISER Kolkata is looking for bright and motivated students, who have completed their M.Sc./MS/M.Sc. Tech /M. Tech (with minimum of 55% marks) in:
  • Geology/Applied Geology/Geophysics/Earth Sciences/Marine geology/ any other branch of Geological sciences (or);
  • (2) Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biological Sciences/Environmental Sciences/Computational Seismology/ Remote sensing and GIS /Engineering Interested to pursue research with the DES faculty member in the matching specialization
  • Candidates having valid CSIR NET JRF/UGC-NET JRF/DST-INSPIRE/other equivalent fellowship would be eligible to apply

For Mathematics & Statistics:

  • Candidates who completed M.Sc./MS (with a minimum of 55% marks) in any field of Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Physics, Biophysics, Computer Science and Engineering to pursue research in the broad field of Neuroscience
  • Candidates having their own PhD fellowship (UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, NBHM, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE or any other equivalent fellowship) are encouraged to apply

For Physical Sciences:

    • Candidates having Masters Degree with at least 55% aggregate marks in any field of Physical Sciences for the PhD program; final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must complete the M.Sc. /MS degree at the time of admission with the requisite 55% aggregate marks


  • For more details and information on eligibility criteria, please visit their official website http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in


Selection Procedure

  • List of shortlisted candidates (based on merit, subject specialization and required research area) for interview will be published at the IISER-Kolkata website http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in
  • The Institute will not provide any TA/DA or accommodation for attending the interview; the selected candidates will receive the offer letter containing also the last date for joining shortly after the interview


Application Process

  • Candidates can apply online http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in


    • Please have your picture (soft copy, preferably in JPG or PNG format) ready. Please read the department wise eligibility criteria carefully
    • The applicants should open the link (http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in/application) and properly fill the application form as instructed. The form can be opened and edited/corrected until the last date
    • You must complete your application incomplete application will be rejected
    • Applicants should save the properly filled application form and take the printout after you finish and bring the signed copy at the time of interview if you are shortlisted



IISER, Kolkata

IISER Kolkata, Mohanpur Campus, Mohanpur-741252 (Estd by the MHRD, Govt. of India), Email [email protected], Website www.iiserkol.ac.in
For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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