PhD Admission 2017 at IISER Kolkata | PhD Application Form

PhD Admission 2017 at IISER Kolkata

IISER Kolkata has invited applications for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme for the 2017 sessions.

The selected applicants can do PhD in any of the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics and Physical Sciences.

Eligibility Criteria for IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2017

Department of Biological Sciences (DBS): Applications are invited from motivated applicants 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.

Applicants from agricultural science and nutritional science backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS): Bright and motivated applicants who have passed M.Sc. exam with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics.

For these fellowships applicants must have qualified in any prestigious national level examinations like GATE or NET-LS (apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria).

Department of Earth Sciences (DES): 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:

(1) 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.

Applicants having valid CSIR NET JRF/UGC-NET JRF/DST-INSPIRE /other equivalent fellowship would be eligible to apply.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DMS): Applicants who completed M.Sc./MS (with a minimum of 55% marks) in any field of Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Physics, Bio-Physics, Computer Science and Engineering to pursue research in the broad field of Neuroscience.

Applicants having their own PhD fellowship (UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, NBHM, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE or any other equivalent fellowship) are encouraged to apply.

Department of Physical Sciences (DPS): Applicants 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 MSc/MS degree at the time of admission with the requisite 55% aggregate marks.

Selection Procedure for IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2017

List of shortlisted applicants (based on merit, subject specialization and required research area) for interview will be published at the IISER-Kolkata website.

The Institute will not provide any TA/DA or accommodation for attending the interview; the selected applicants will receive the offer letter containing also the last date for joining shortly after the interview.

How to Apply – PhD Admission 2017?

Applicants can apply online.

Please have your picture (soft copy, preferably in JPG or PNG format) ready. Please read the department wise eligibility criteria carefully.

The applicants must open the link ( 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.

Important Dates for PhD Admission 2017

PhD Application Portal Opens: March 06th 2017

Application Portal Closes: May 20th 2017

Publication of Shortlist for Interview: May 25th 2017

Tentative Interview Dates: June 12th 2017 to June 20th 2017

Publication of PhD Interview Results: June 27th 2017

Preregistration Portal Opens: June 29th 2017

Preregistration Deadline: July 14th 2017

PhD Registration: July 25th 2017

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