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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, India

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata is an autonomous institute for higher education and research in science. IISER-K is devoted to both teaching and research in an integrated manner and thus nurturing both curiosity and creativity. The mandates have been to teach, motivate, and train students for research in basic science. IISER-K offers BS-MS (5-yr. Integrated Masters) program, involving two years of compulsory exposure to all the science disciplines to study Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences along with introduction to Computer Programming and Electronics, followed by two years of study in a 'major' discipline, and finally one year devoted to research leading to a Masters' thesis. In addition to BS-MS program, IISER-K also has post-BSc Integrated PhD program, 2-yr. MS (by thesis) program for BTech students, as well as PhD, Postdoc program.

Doctor of Philosophy 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 candidates 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 applicants 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 candidates.

For any query regarding PhD an email can be sent by e-mail to phd@iiserkol.ac.in

Weblink: http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in/phd/

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Shyam Sarkar
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