Department of Biological Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences has been conducting research and teaching in a broad spectrum of areas in Biology. We work on animal behaviour, biodiversity, cell and molecular biology, conservation biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, marine biology, microbiology, neurobiology, plant biology, physiology, population biology, structural biology and biophysics. In our research, we not only encourage interdisciplinary scientific explorations, we also aim to apply our research in addressing health and environmental issues.
Department of Chemical Sciences
The Indian Institute of Science Ecucation and Research-Kolkata was founded in 2006 by the Ministry of Education, Government of India and one of the first departments to be established was the Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS). From the beginning, the Department has incarnated the Institute's mission of excellence in both research and teaching. The DCS has appreciable strength in the core areas of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry as well as in interdisciplinary research areas at the boundaries with physics, biology, earth science and materials science. An extremely wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentations are available in different research groups to carry out the DCS research activity.
Department of Earth Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata is the first among five IISERs, to have established a Department of Earth Sciences. The department started its journey in 2007, a year after IISER-Kolkata was established. The Department of Earth Sciences is committed to building a community of researchers including students and faculty members. The goal of the Department is to develop a modern center for Earth Science Education and Research in three core areas: Environmental and ecological studies in modern and ancient systems, Isotope Geochemistry and Biogeochemical studies, Solid Earth studies.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
As an integral part of the fresh, dynamic and promising new concept called IISER Kolkata, the department is committed to its central theme of integrating education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work could be carried out in symbiosis.
Department of Physical Sciences
Department of Physical Sciences focuses on the cutting edge research in the fields of condensed matter, astrophysics and cosmology, nano-science, optics, quantum information, non-linear, and high energy physics. In synchrony with the institute's motto, the department also aims at teaching and training students from basic to advanced level.
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at IISER Kolkata was set up recently with the objective to promote teaching and research in different disciplines of social sciences and humanities. The department offers courses and conduct both disciplinary interdisciplinary research.
The HSS department aspires to engage in furthering the greater mission of the institute by exploring the critical interface of humanities, social and natural sciences. Through its research, the HSS department aims to foster critical thinking, creativity, interdisciplinary study, and scholarship in diverse set of areas relevant for economy and society as a whole. It encourages students to be aware of and ask questions on interdisciplinary issues and the relationship of science to these diverse domains of human knowledge.
Department has a PhD programme in which advanced research is carried out by candidates in areas that can be supervised by our faculty.