Ph.D admissions 2017 at IISER Kolkata

Gayathri | Monday, October 3, 2016 1:25 PM IST

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata has released an admission notification inviting applications from interested, eligible candidates to apply for its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme offered in the department of biological sciences, mathematical and statistics, chemical sciences, physical sciences and earth sciences for the academic session 2017.

Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification:

Department of Biological Sciences: Candidates interested in applying for this programme must be holding MSc/MS/ME/MTech/M.VSc/MSc (Ag) degree (with minimum 55 per cent 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, behavioral biology and ecology, marine biology, neurobiology, biodiversity, microbiology, biophysics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and theoretical biology.

Candidates from agricultural science and nutritional science backgrounds may also apply to pursue research in the interdisciplinary research areas.

Department of Earth Sciences: Candidates interested in applying for this programme must have completed their MSc/MS/MSc Tech/MTech (with minimum of 55 per cent marks) in: Geology/applied geology/geophysics/earth sciences/marine geology/ any other branch of geological sciences


Physics/chemistry/mathematics/biological sciences/environmental sciences/computational seismology/remote sensing and GIS /engineering.

Selection procedure:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of merit, subject specialisation and are required to be from research area.

How to apply:

Candidates are required to apply at the official website: www.iiserkol.ac.in  .

Important dates:

Last date to submit an online application is October 18.

Interviews will be held from November 19 to 25.