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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata) was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The central theme of the IISER Kolkata is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work could be carried out in symbiosis.

The basic idea of IISER is to create research Universities of the highest calibre in which teaching and education will be totally integrated with the state of the art research. These Universities are devoted to Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching in sciences in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. 

Departments in IISER Kolkata

Academic Programs in IISER Kolkata

5 Year BS-MS Dual Degree Programme
IISER Kolkata offers a Bachelor and Masters (BS-MS) dual degree programme in synchrony with other IISERs. The selection for the BS-MS programme is conducted through an common annual summer selection. IISER Kolkata offers a unique training programme to the selected candidates through a balanced schedule of class room lessons, project and research works. 

MS By Research Programme
IISER Kolkata offers a Masters degree programme for engineering students who want to pursue their career through research in specific areas of Physical Sciences. Selected students take up a project under a faculty member of IISER Kolkata and conduct her/his research. After successfully defending their thesis students are awarded the Masters degree.

Integrated PhD Programme
Integrated Doctor of Philosophy (IP) programme at IISER Kolkata is a combination programme which starts with a comprehensive Masters programme (MS) followed by a research programme (PhD).  Individual Department selects deserving candidates from the pool of applicants based on their academic backgrounds and their performance in the selection test.

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. 

Post Doctoral Research Programme
IISER Kolkata has provisions for post-doctoral research in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical and Earth Sciences. Individual Departments invites applications depending on the vacancies and scope of work. Such positions are also advertised through and funded by individual faculty members.

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Indian Institute of Science Education And Research Kolkata
Mohanpur - 741 246,
West Bengal, India
Director Office :
Phone : 91-33-6634 0012, 91-33-6451 3294
Fax : 91-33-2502 8002,  91-33-2502 8003

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