Academic Office

The office of the Dean, Academic (DoA), or the Academic Cell takes care of all the academic matters of the institute – from admission of students to the awarding of degrees.

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Digitization

We have completely online student admission and registration system. Apart from that, we have completely automated the student data management system and course management system.

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Responsibilities

The Academic Cell decides on all academic issues both for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and implements the decisions taken by the Senate. The major activities of the Academic Cell are course formulation and periodic review of course structure, based on students’ feedback and the report of the ‘Academic Programme Review Committee’

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Convocation

The institute holds a convocation at the end of each academic year

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Activities

Academic Call conducts various examination, science camps etc. throughout the year

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Programmes

5 Year BS-MS Dual Degree Programme

IISER Kolkata offers a Bachelor and Masters (BS-MS) dual degree programme in synchrony with other IISERs. The selection for the BS-MS programme is conducted through an common annual summer selection. IISER Kolkata offers a unique training programme to the selected candidates through a balanced schedule of class room lessons, project and research works. While the Institute aims to comprehensively train the students in each of the major subjects, much attention is also directed to the development of the inter-disciplinary skills. The broad outline of the training programme is as follows:

In the first year, all students are introduced to basic sciences, viz., Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical  and Earth Sciences. In the second year, the students select three pre-major subjects from the above mentioned disciplines. In the third and fourth years, students choose a major subject from the above disciplines and need to take optional interdisciplinary courses. The fifth year almost completely devoted to full time research/technical project/specialized training in which the students need to prepare a dissertation. At the end of the fifth year, both Bachelor and Masters degrees are awarded to successful candidates.

Eligibility: 10+2

Duration: 5 Years (10 Semesters)

Offered Majors: Biological, Chemical, Geological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Scholarship: All selected students are eligible for a monthly scholarship by KVPY/INSPIRE scheme

MS By Research Programme

IISER Kolkata offers a Masters degree programme for engineering students who want to pursue their career through research in specific areas of Physical Sciences. Selected students take up a project under a faculty member of IISER Kolkata and conduct her/his research. After successfully defending their thesis students are awarded the Masters degree.

Eligibility:  B.E. or B.Tech

Duration: 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Research Areas: Interdisciplinary areas of Material Science, Non-Linear Phenomena, Optics, Nano Systems, Astrophysics and Space Sciences.

Integrated PhD Programme

Integrated Doctor of Philosophy (IP) programme at IISER Kolkata is a combination programme which starts with a comprehensive Masters programme (MS) followed by a research programme (PhD).  Individual Department selects deserving candidates from the pool of applicants based on their academic backgrounds and their performance in the selection test.

Eligibility:  B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.B.B.S. or an equivalent degree

Offered Majors: Biological, Chemical, Geological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Scholarship: All selected students are offered a monthly scholarship.

Doctor of Philosophy Programme

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at IISER Kolkata is an introduction to cutting-edge research. In both theoretical as well as experimental subjects IISER Kolkata strives to provide world-class training. The Institute offers Doctorate degree in the fields of Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical and Earth Sciences. Individual Department selects deserving candidates from the pool of applicants based on their academic backgrounds, research interests and their performance in the selection test (often an interview). The selection is conducted twice a year (advertisement goes public tentatively in the months of March and September). The applicants who has their own fellowships (such as, UGC/CSIR-NET, INSPIRE etc) may apply at any time of the year. The Institute reserves the provision of offering rolling admission to these candidates. The candidates who do not have their own fellowship must apply through the bi-annual selection process.

Eligibility: Masters degree

Selection:  Twice a year

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

Post Doctoral Research Programme

IISER Kolkata has provisions for post-doctoral research in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical, Physical and Earth Sciences. Individual Departments invites applications depending on the vacancies and scope of work. Such positions are also advertised through and funded by individual faculty members.

Eligibility: PhD

Selection:  Throughout the year

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

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