Proactive Disclosures

Last Updated: 01/03/2020

 

Information under Right to information Act, 2005 {in pursuance of Section 4(1) (b) of the RTI Act}

1. ABOUT THE ACT:

Name & Title of the Act

Right to Information Act, 2005 (PDF)

 

Definition

 

Right to Information means the right to:

1.inspection of work, documents, records

2. taking notes, extracts or, certified copies of documents or records;

3. taking certified samples of material;

4. obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device subject to relevant provisions in this regard .

RTI Guidelines (PDF)

 

Objective/purpose of the Act

To provide available information of the Institute as per provisions of RTI Act to the Indian citizen on payment of prescribed fees.

Users

Citizens of India.


 

2. THE PARTICULARS OF ITS ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

Name and address of the Institute:

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata

Mohanpur – 741 246

Dt. Nadia, West Bengal.

Head of the organization: :

Prof. Sourav Pal, Director

Objective of the Institute:

The primary objective of IISER Kolkata is to impart quality science education and to carry out research in basic and frontier areas of science involving both undergraduate and postgraduate students, in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere. Through borderless and flexible education programmes involving multi-disciplinary as well as inter-disciplinary curriculum, IISER Kolkata provides an unparalleled opportunity for young students to experience the excitements of research in basic sciences. In essence, IISERs are devoted to both teaching and research in an integrated manner – thus nurturing both curiosity and creativity.

Subject to the provisions of this Act, IISER Kolkata shall exercise the following powers and perform the following duties, namely:-

a) to provide for instruction and research in such branches of engineering and technology, management, education, sciences and arts, as the Institute may think fit, and for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in such branches;

b) to hold examinations and grant degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions or titles;

c) to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions;

d) to fix, demand and receive fees and other charges;

e) to establish, maintain and manage halls and hostels for the residence of students;

f) to supervise and control the residence and regulate the discipline of students of the Institute and to make arrangements for promoting their health, general welfare and cultural and corporate life;

g) to provide for the maintenance of units of the National Cadet Corps for the students of the Institute;

h) to institute academic and other posts with the prior approval of the Central Government, and to make appointments thereto excluding the Director;

i) to frame Statutes and Ordinances and to alter, modify or rescind the same;

j) to deal with any property belonging to or vested in the Institute in such manner as the Institute may deem fit for advancing the objects of the Institute;

k) to receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government and to receive bequests, donations and transfers of movable or immovable properties from testators, donors or transferors, as the case may be;

l) to co-operate with educational or other institutions in any part of the world having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the Institute by exchange of teachers and scholars and generally in such manner as may be conducive to their common objects;

m) to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, prizes and medals;

n) to undertake consultancy in the areas or disciplines relating to the Institute; and

o) to do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Institute.

Brief history of the Institute:

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, based on the recommendation of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (SAC-PM). This initiative was a part of the Government’s effort to set up a number of new academic institutions of international standard that would train specialized manpower in basic sciences and allied technologies. The first two Institutes established under this initiative were IISER Kolkata and IISER Pune in 2006, IISER Mohali in 2007, IISER Bhopal and IISER Thiruvananthapuram in 2008 followed by IISER Tirupati and IISER Berhampur in the year 2015 and 2016.

The foundation stone of the Institute was laid by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 11 July 2006 at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. IISER Kolkata started its journey with 38 students of the first-batch of BS-MS dual degree programme. Their classes started on 16 August 2006 in the transit campuses located in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur Extension Centre and National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) at Salt Lake, Kolkata.

In 2009 the Institute shifted lock, stock, and barrel to the transit campus located in the premises of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences and Animal Resource Development at Mohanpur, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal, nearby to our permanent campus. The Institute started functioning from its own campus from the autumn semester of 2014.

Vision/Mission:

The basic idea of IISER is to create research Universities of the highest calibre in which teaching and education will be totally integrated with the state of the art research. These Universities are devoted to Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching in sciences in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. One of the important objectives of creating these Universities is to make education and careers in basic sciences more attractive by providing opportunities in integrative teaching and learning of sciences and break the barriers of traditional disciplines.

Main activities, duties and Functions of the Institute:

IISER Kolkata in an institute of national Importance created by the Parliament through the National Institute of Technology, Science Education and Research (NITSER) Act, 2012. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Institute shall (i) impart quality science education and carry out research in basic and frontier areas of sciences involving both undergraduate and postgraduate students leading to award of BS-MS dual degree, Integrated PhD and PhD; (ii) undertake sponsored research and consultancy; (iii) organize conferences, seminars, short-term courses; (iv) and to do all such things as may be necessary, incidental or conductive to the attainment of the objective of the Institute.

Organizational Structure:

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Mechanism available for monitoring the service delivery and public grievance resolution:

The monitoring is done through the different Committees and the Board of Governors.

Institute Working hours:

Academic department: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – lunch break – 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Administration: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – lunch break– 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM


3. THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES:

As per Act (PDF) and Statutes (PDF) of the Institute.

The Director is the Principal Academic and Executive Officer of the Institute and serves the Institute as the whole time Director of the Institute with powers and duties provided in the said Act. The Director is allowed the status of Professor of the Department of his speciality and takes part in teaching and research in the said Department subject to his convenience.

The Deputy Director shall assist the Director in academic and administrative work and in liaising with other institutions of higher learning and research and also with industrial undertakings and other employers.

The Registrar shall act as Secretary of the Board, Senate and such other committees to which he may be required by the Act and/or Statutes to act as such.

The Director may appoint Deans and Associate Deans to assist him in discharging his duties and responsibilities, in consultation with the Chairperson, Board of Governors from amongst the faculty members with sufficient seniority for a period not exceeding three years. They shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the Director.

The Deans and the Associate Deans shall be deemed to be the officers of the Institute and will enjoy such powers and perform such duties as may be delegated to them by the Director with the prior approval of the Board. The Associate Deans shall normally assist the respective Deans in the performance of their duties.

Subject to the general control of the Director, The Head of the Department (HoD) or Discipline or Centre shall be responsible for the entire working of the Department or Centre. It shall be the duty of the Head of the Department or Discipline or Centre to see that the decisions of the authorities of the Institute and of the Director are faithfully carried out and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Director.

The Director may, at his discretion, constitute such Committees as he may consider appropriate for smooth functioning of the institute and to report to the Board in the next meeting.

The Director may, with the approval of the Board, delegate any of his powers, responsibilities and authorities vested in him by the Act and Statutes to one or more members of academic or administrative staff of the Institute. Accordingly, other officers and staff of the Institute assume powers, responsibilities and duties as assigned to them from time to time by the Director/Deputy Director/Registrar/Deans/HoDs/Committees.

The Delegation of Authority is approved by the Board (PDF).


4. THE PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS, INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Director, Deputy Director, Registrar, Dean, Head of the Department or Centre and other officers carry out the various functions of the Institute as per the procedures laid out in the Act (PDF) and Statutes (PDF) of the Institute. of the Institute and as per the decisions of the Council, Board, Finance Committee, Senate from time to time.

The decision is communicated to public by means of notices, officer orders, website and advertisements.

5. THE NORMS SET BY IT FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS:

As per Act (PDF) and Statutes (PDF) of the Institute.

The Board shall have the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute. The Board shall lay down the policy regarding the limit of expenditure to be incurred and the approval thereof in case of minor and capital works and repair and maintenance of estate and works.

The Academic Senate formulates the norms for academic programmes of the Institute, frames and revises curricula and syllabi for the courses of studies for the various Academic Departments. Appoints Advisory Committees or Expert Committees or both for the Academic Departments and the Academic Centres of the Institute, makes recommendation on academic matters connected with the working of the Academic Departments. The Head of the Academic Departments or Centres concerned shall act as convenor of such Committees. The Senate also monitors progress and achievements of students undertaking various academic programmes.

The Finance Committee shall consider and make its recommendations to the Board on all such matters connected with the Institute that have financial implications.

 

6. THE RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS, HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS:

The Act (PDF) and Statutes (PDF) of the Institute, Annual Accounts, Annual Reports, General Financial Rules, Academic Guidelines, Teaching Plan, Courses of Study, Academic Calendar, Institute Purchase Rules, Contributory Medical Scheme (CMS) Rule, Leave Rules, Staff Recruitment Rules, MACP Scheme, and GoI guidelines/norms/orders/procedures issued from time to time.


7. A STATEMENT OF THE CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL:

Act, Statutes, Administrative Office Orders, Norms, Decisions and Guidelines as approved by the Council, the Institutes' Governing Body i.e. Board of Governors (BOG), academic and administrative manuals, Recruitment Rules, Annual and Audit reports, MOU with Institutes, rules regarding Anti-Ragging measures, etc. and all records relating to the functioning of the Institute.

8. THE PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR REPRESENTATION BY THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF ITS POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF:

There is a Central Body to be called as Council as per THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012 [Sec.30A(1) of the Act].

The Minister-in-charge of the Ministry or Department of the Central Government having administrative control of the technical education (ex-officio) is the Chairman of the Council[Sec.30A(2)(a) of the Act].

The council has three members of Parliament, of whom two shall be chosen by the House of the People and one by the Council of States [Sec.30A(2)(j) of the Act]. The functions of the Council are mentioned in the NIT (A) Act, 2012.

Every rule made by the Central Government under this Chapter shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule [Sec.34(3) of the Act].

The Institute encourages public participation and guidance through members representing them in the Council and Board.

9. A STATEMENT OF THE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS ITS PART OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ITS ADVICE, AND AS TO WHETHER MEETINGS OF THOSE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, OR THE MINUTES OF SUCH MEETINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC:

Following are the Main Committees / Governing body of the Institute:

Meetings of these Committees/Board are not open to Public. Minutes of the meetings are not accessible to Public.

10. A DIRECTORY OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES:

11. THE MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS REGULATIONS:

Pay Structure of Institute Employees (PDF)

12. THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO EACH OF ITS AGENCY, INDICATING THE PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND REPORTS ON DISBURSEMENT MADE:

The Annual Budget and Annual Accounts are finalized with approval of the Finance Committee. The Budget allocation by the Government and the details of various heads under which they are utilized are maintained by the Finance and Accounts Section and are available in the Annual Statement of Accounts of the Institute (PDF).

13. THE MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMME, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES:

100% Tuition fee waiver is given to the SC/ST students only.


14. PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OF AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY:

The Institute has extended limited infrastructure facilities to Banks/ATM for its student and employees. These facilities are also open to the Public.

The Institute avails concessions of (i) Custom Duty Exemption and (ii) GST Exemption.

 

15. DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO OR HELD BY IT REDUCED IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM:

Most of the relevant information about the Institute is available in Institute website (www.iiserkol.ac.in).


16. THE PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF A LIBRARY OR READING ROOM, IF MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE:

The relevant information can be obtained by any citizen from the Public Information Officer (PIO). The Library of the Institute is primarily meant for the faculty, students and staff of the Institute. However, persons from sister organizations, universities, academic institutions are permitted access to library with permission from the Librarian for academic purposes. The library remains open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on all working days.

The following methods are also adopted by the Institution for the dissemination of the information:

  • Institute website (www.iiserkol.ac.in)

  • Notice Boards

  • Printed Manuals

  • Press Releases

  • Advertisements

17. THE NAMES, DESIGNATIONS AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS:

(a) Appellate Authority and Nodal Officer, RTI:

Prof. Balaram Mukhopadhyay

IISER Kolkata

Mohanpur - 741 246, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal

Phone: +91 - 33 – 6136 0000, Extn. 1258, Fax: +91 - 33 - 2334 7425

Email: mbalaram [@] iiserkol.ac.in

(b) Transparency Officer:

Prof. Prasanta K Panigrahi

IISER Kolkata

Mohanpur - 741 246, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal

Phone: +91 - 33 - 6136 0000, Extn. 1191, Fax: +91 - 33 - 2334 7425

Email: pprasanta [@] iiserkol.ac.in

(b) Public Information Officer:

Mr. Suraj Narayan Bordoloi

IISER Kolkata

Mohanpur - 741 246, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal

Phone: +91 - 33 - 6136 0062, Fax: +91 - 33 - 2334 7425

Email: pio [@] iiserkol.ac.in

 

18. SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED:

Information about the following is also available on our website:

  • Department and Centres

  • Admissions (Undergraduate, Post graduate and PhD)

  • National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)

  • Details on Institute Facilities (Hostel, Central Library, Medical, Guest House, Computing Laboratories, Virtual Classroom, Students' Monitored Canteen, Mind Care and Wellness Centre, SC/ST/PwD Cell)

  • Academic Guidelines, Teaching Plan, Courses of Study, Academic Calendar, Convocation details

  • Campus Recruitment

  • Faculty/Staff Openings and results thereof

  • Fee Structure

  • Phone Directory

19. Frequently Asked Questions:

Information often required by students, staff and citizens are available on the Institute website (www.iiserkol.ac.in).

 

20. Application Form (Click here to download PDF)

21. Mandatory Disclosure been audited by third party as per DOPT vide OM No. 1/6/2011-IR dated 15.04.2013 (Click here to download report)