Research Highlights

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New Mechanism of Arsenic-Induced Toxicity

Researchers from the laboratory of Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma has recently shown that arsenic interacts with the gap junction protein Connexin 43 (Cx43) in cells and disrupts cell-cell communication, leading to cell death.


Earthquake Hazard in Eastern India

Seismological study reveals that the N20°E motion of the Indian Plate is accommodated across NE India, rather than being confined only to the plate boundaries.

Removal of Arsenic from Water

Dr. Raja Shunmugam of DCS, IISER Kolkata along with ADO Additives MFG PVT. LTD. has developed a complete solution regarding detection and removal of Arsenic from water and subsequent disposal of Arsenic Contaminated remover.

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The First-order Mott Transition in V2O3 has Traits of Second Order Transitions

This work shows that the strongly hysteretic first-order phase transition in V2O3, and possibly other similar materials with long-ranged interactions, can have features usually associated with second-order transitions

Director's Message

Prof. Sourav Pal  IISER-K today has a vibrant campus with strong faculty members of repute and supportive non-teaching staff members. The students pursuing various degrees are among the best in the country and have established a commendable culture.

The Institute has a flexible academic programme and hosts state-of-the-art research facilities. Currently, it has five academic departments (Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Sciences) and several centres of excellence.

About RISE Foundation IISER: A live discussion with Director, IISER Kolkata and the founding Board of Directors of RISE Foundation IISER held on 9th November 2018 at 3:00 PM.
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Short Course for ASM IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship Program during 3-4 & 7-10 January 2019

Leadership for Academicians Program

An initiative of MHRD, Govt. of India
Hosted by IISER Kolkata

News & Achievements

  • Prof. Punyasloke Bhadury of Department of Biological Sciences has been awarded the prestigious SwarnaJayanti Fellowship Award (2017-18) in the discipline of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
  • Dr. Swadhin Mandal and Dr. Rahul Banerjee, from the Department of Chemical Sciences, have been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award of CSIR for 2018.
  • Sourodip Sengupta of 14IP, has been awarded "Suttee Nag Prize" for the Best Paper Presented in the Poster Category at the recently held International Conference on Neuroscience & XXXVI Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences Theme: Translational Research in Improving Mental Health from October 29 - 31, 2018 at BHU, Varanasi.
  • Team iGEM IISER Kolkata, IISc Bengaluru and IIT Madaras at iGEM Giant Jamboree jointly bagged the Gold Medal. This is one of the pinnacles of student international achievement for us and the country.