Prof.(Retd.) Arvind A. Natu nominated as the Chairperson of the BoG, IISER Kolkata w.e.f 25.02.2019

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.

News & Achievements

  • Subhajit Bhattacharjee (14MS167, DCS) has been awarded the prestigious 'His Royal  Highness The Prince of Wales Commonwealth Scholarship' by the Cambridge Trust for pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Teams of “Rohan Dahale (17MS194), Hitesh Rattan (17MS049) and Umang Srivastava(17MS180) under the guidance of Prof. Ayan Banerjee” and “Nitin Kumar Khandelwal (17IP016, DES) and Jai Kishan Rajak (15MS162, DES) under the guidance of Dr. Gopala Krishna Darbha” has been selected for VISION 2019, a competition hosted by the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
  • Sounak Mukherjee (15MS139, DPS) has been selected for the Siegman International Summer School on Lasers. He has also received the OSA Foundation grant for attending this school.
  • Varun Ramaprasad (14MS051, DPS) has been offered a "Physics Excellence Award" by the University of California, San Diego to start his PhD program in the department of Physics.