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). The Institute invites applications for IP programme 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 a written test followed by an interview). The selection is conducted once a year (advertisement goes public tentatively in the months of March). The selected candidates are offered a monthly stipend. For more information please check out the Institute's Application portal.