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Doctor of Philosophy Programme

The goal of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program at IISER Kolkata is to introduce students to cutting-edge research and to stimulate their intellectual development. IISER Kolkata strives to provide world-class training to its PhD students so that they gain confidence to become an independent researcher. The Institute offers PhD Program in the following five broad disciplines – Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Sciences and Space Sciences. Research in the core areas as well as in the interdisciplinary areas is pursued with equal emphasis in an intellectually stimulating environment.

The PhD selection interviews are held twice a year for which we look forward to receiving applications from bright and motivated students. For details, please visit our PhD application portal:

Eligibility: Masters degree 

Selection:  Twice a year

Research Areas: Biological, Chemical, Geological, Mathematical, Physical and Space Sciences.

Admission: Online Application Portal

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Current Students:  Students Portal

Alumni:  Alumni Portal