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IISER Kolkata Phd Admission 2020, Dates, Application, Eligibility

IISER Kolkata Phd Admission 2020 Notification

IISER Kolkata Phd Admission 2020: IISER Kolkata has invited applications for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme for the Spring Semester sessions 2020. Check out the complete details like admission dates, application form, selection procedure, eligibility criteria and more details about IISER Kolkata Phd Admission 2020.

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

IISER Doctor of Philosophy Programme

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at IISER Kolkata is an introduction to cutting-edge research. In both theoretical as well as experimental subjects IISER Kolkata strives to provide world-class training. The Institute offers Doctorate degree in the fields of Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical and Earth Sciences. Individual Department selects deserving applicants from the pool of applicants based on their academic backgrounds, research interests and their performance in the selection test (often an interview). The selection is conducted twice a year (advertisement goes public tentatively in the months of March and September). The applicant’s who has their own fellowships (such as, UGC/CSIR-NET, INSPIRE etc) may apply at any time of the year. The Institute reserves the provision of offering rolling admission to these applicants. The applicants who do not have their own fellowship must apply through the bi-annual selection process.

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IISER Kolkata Phd Admission Dates 2020

  • PhD Application Portal Opens: 09th September 2019
  • Application Portal Closes: 13th October 2019
  • Publication of Shortlist for Interview: 22nd October 2019
  • Tentative Interview Dates: 15th to 30th November 2019
  • Publication of PhD Interview Results: 05th December 2019
  • Pre-registration Portal Opens: 05th December 2019
  • Pre-registration Deadline: 19th December 2019
  • PhD Registration: 01st January 2020

IISER Kolkata PhD Application Form 2020

Applicants can apply online on

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 have 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 PhD Eligibility Criteria

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 the 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 the 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.

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IISER Kolkata PhD Selection Procedure 2020

List of shortlisted applicants (based on merit, subject specialization, and required research area) for the 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.

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