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IISER Kolkata PhD Program Admission 2021 Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

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IISER Kolkata announces Admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program 2021 (Autumn Semester)

IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2021 – Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata invites applications for admission to PhD Programmes for the Autumn Semester 2021.

Interested candidates can apply from April 15, 2021. Check details such as the application process, eligibility criteria, etc. from the page below.

PhD Disciplines

Ph.D. in any of the following disciplines

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Chemical Sciences
  3. Computational and Data Sciences (CDS)
  4. Earth Sciences
  5. Humanities and Social Sciences
  6. Physical Sciences
  7. Mathematics and Statistics

IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Application Portal opens

15th March 2021

Application Portal closes

15th April 2021

Publication of the list for interview

26th April 2021

Date of Interview

20th May to 31st May 2021

Publication of the list of selected candidates

21st June 2021

Eligibility Criteria for IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2021

PhD Program

Minimum eligibility criteria

For Biological Sciences

M.Sc/MS/ME/M.Tech/MVSc/MSc(Ag) degree or equivalent (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, Chemical biology, Plant biology, Plant molecular and developmental biology, Plant genetics, Plant tissue culture, Behavioral biology and Ecology, Genetics, Marine biology, Neurobiology, Biodiversity, Microbiology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Food technology, Physiology, Human Physiology, Medical Biotechnology and theoretical biology, Epigenetics and Chromatin Biology.

Candidates from agricultural science (such as genetics and plant breeding) and nutritional science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

For Chemical Sciences

Bright and motivated candidates who have passed M.Sc. examination with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics.

Besides satisfying minimal eligibility criteria, the candidates must have CSIR/UGC-NET JRF, INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent fellowships.

For Computational and Data Sciences

Bright and motivated candidates with a Master’s degree with minimum 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale in any field of Computer Science. Besides satisfying minimal eligibility criteria, the candidates are expected have CSIR/UGC-NET JRF, INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent fellowships.

However, for exceptional candidates without any external funding, there is a provision for one Institute-funded position. To be eligible for the Institute-funded position, the candidate must have qualified at least one national level exam — UGC NET (LS) or GATE (cut-off to be decided later by the department) and must have a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Master’s degree in any field of Computer Science.

For Earth Sciences

M.Sc./MS/M.Sc. Tech/M. Tech (with a minimum of 55% marks) in:

Geology/Applied Geology/Geophysics /Earth Sciences/Marine Geology/Environmental Sciences/Environmental Studies/Atmospheric Science/Environmental Engineering/Civil Engineering or any other branch of Geological sciences.

Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biological Sciences/Computational Seismology/interested to pursue research with the DES faculty member in the matching specialization.

Final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must have completed their degree at the time of admission.

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

For Humanities and Social Sciences

A Master’s degree in Economics or any other subject with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale. Non-economics candidates must have mathematics/statistics as a subject in undergraduate level.

Candidates having their own valid Ph.D. fellowship (UGC/CSIR-NET JRF or any other equivalent fellowship) are strongly encouraged to apply. Few Institute fellowships might be available for deserving candidates who do not have fellowship provided that they have qualified for any national level entrance exam such as NET (apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria).

For Physical Sciences

Masters degree with at least 60% aggregate marks in any field of Physical Sciences for the Doctor of Philosophy (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 60% aggregate marks.

For Mathematics & Statistics

Commutative Algebra, Harmonic Analysis, Number Theory, Representation Theory, and Spectral Graph Theory: A Master’s degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale.

Bayesian Statistics: A Master’s degree in Statistics with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale.

Computational Biology: A Master’s degree, with minimum 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale, in any field of Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics, Physics.

Non-parametric Statistics & Functional Data Analysis: A Master’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale.

IISER Kolkata PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Eligible Candidates can apply online through the official website https://apply.iiserkol.ac.in
  • The candidates are desirous to seek admission to be required to apply online. Only those applicants, who apply online before the last date and satisfy the eligibility criteria, will be considered for admission. Please read the department-wise eligibility criteria carefully, available on the website.
  • The applicants should open the link (http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in/application) and properly fill the application form as instructed. The form can be opened and edited/corrected until the last date.
  • Eligible applicants of the PhD program are encouraged to apply for the attractive Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (https://pmrf.in/) in addition to applying to IISER Kolkata regular admission.
  • 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.

Documents required

  • Selected candidates for test/interview should bring a hard copy of the application along with the required documents listed below at the time of test/interview.
  • Attested copies of mark sheets and certificates of all examinations starting from high school leaving certificates, two letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes), photo identity and proof of age.

Selection Procedure

  • Shortlisted candidates (based on merit, subject specialization and required research area) for interview will be published in the IISER-Kolkata website.
  • The Institute will not provide any TA/DA or accommodation for attending the interview.
  • The selected candidates will receive the offer letter containing also the last date for joining shortly after the interview.

 

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

 

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