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

  • Dr. Anirvan Chakraborty of Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics has been selected for the "INSA Medal for Young Scientist Award-2019".Many Congratulations Dr. Anirvan Chakraborty.
  • Rituparno Chowdhury (15MS02 - EPSRC Visiting Student, jointly at  the Department of Chemistry and Cavendish Laboratory, University of  Cambridge, under the guidance of Prof. Daan Frenkel (Trinity College)  and Dr. Alpha Lee (Cavendish Laboratory).
  • Jeebak Deoghuria (15MS013, DBS) - Sanger-Lab Visiting Student,  Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, under the guidance  of Prof. Ben Luisi.