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    Seismological Observatory

    Department of Earth Sciences
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER K)

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    Operational Since 2011

    The Observatory was inaugurated by Prof. Vinod Kumar Gaur, Former secretary to the Government of India, Department of Ocean Development, and Honorary Emeritus Scientist, 4th Paradigm Institute Banglore, in the presence of the founder Director of IISER Kolkata Prof. Sushanta Dattagupta.

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    Computational Seismology Laboratory

    Students, post-docs and faculty members are involved in a variety of academic and outreach activities. These include seismological research, academic courses, seminars and field deployments/services.

About Us

The IISER Kolkata Seismological Observatory has been setup as a research facility for Solid Earth Studies within the Department of Earth Sciences. The observatory has three major components:
(i) Permanent broadband 3-component seismograph station
(ii) Computational Seismology Laboratory
(iii) Seismic Tomography Laboratory

The broadband observatory was inagaurated on 18 November 2010 and is located within the IISER Kolkata main campus in Mohanpur. In addition to the permanent observatory, we operate temporary seismograph networks in the Himalaya and the Bengal Basin for seismotectonic studies.

  • Himanshu Agrawal, final year BS-MS student got selected for fully funded PhD position at University of Edinburgh/UCL, UK and KAUST, Saudi Arabia. Himanshu is also offered membership at Churchill college, University of Cambridge along-with Trinity-Henry Barlow funding oportunity. Aug 5, 2020
  • Prajna Paramita Das, currently in 4th year of Int. BS-MS got selected for the ERI Summer Internship Program under JST Sakura Program 2020, at the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo, Japan Aug 5, 2020
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  • Inviting application for the position of Project Fellow in MoES project. For more details please click here

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Our High Performance Scientific Computing facilities are dedicated to improve the scientific capabilities of our group by providing latest computing and allied technologies.


We believe that mutual communication via collaborative research is a catalyst to incorporate the latest knowledge and technology in order to consistently perform high-quality research.


A large network of broadband seismograph systems are currently operational in both Sikkim and Kashmir Himalaya.

Research Highlights