IISER-K Summer Student Research Programme 2019


Objective

To provide B.Sc., M.Sc., B.S., M.S., B.Tech., and B.E. students of Institutions or Universities across the world an opportunity of exposure to a research environment by associating them with one of the Research Groups of IISER during the summer vacation.

Salient Points

(a) The duration of Summer Research Programme of IISER Kolkata is from 20th May to 12th July, 2019.
(b) ONLY applications submitted through the portal will be considered for Summer Internship 2019.
(b) Each selected candidate will be formally associated with a Faculty Member of the Institute.
(c) After joining, each candidate needs original certificate from currently affiliated organization (HoD/Supervisor, on letterhead) that she/he is not getting any other financial support.
(d) For funded interns, a consolidated Fellowship amount will be deposited in intern's bank account directly at the end of the programme.
(e) On-campus accommodation is mandatory, and is chargeable.
(f) Hostel Accommodation (Rs. 125.00 per week) and Bedding (Rs. 35.00 per day) charges for the duration of the entire stay need to be paid at the time of joining. Students can bring their own bedding.
(g) Access to computational and library facilities will be provided.
(h) Each candidate must submit a formal Joining report within 1 week of joining that has the details on Project Title, Bank Account details, and approval by selected Faculty Member. The address and bank account details (if any) submitted by the candidates will be treated final. The institute will not be liable for these information.
(i) Selected students should join the Program in no later than one week from 20th May.
(j) A participation certificate will be awarded at the end of the Programme, subject to the submission of a Project Report.



Financial Support

Students having KVPY/INSPIRE or any other summer research fellowship, and those selected under the Indian Academy of Sciences summer fellowship programme, will receive financial support from the respective sponsoring organization. There is a provision for a limited number of IISER-K summer research fellowships, the details of which will be notified in due time.
The Fellowship is of Rs.1250.00 per week or Rs. 10000.00 for eight weeks.

CAFM
The Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM) at IISER Kolkata will fund two summer students, selected by a committee through special selection criteria.
The selection will be done out of the applications made to the CAFM associated faculty supervisors, the list of which can be found here.
The Fellowship of the CAFM funded summer students is of Rs.1750.00 per week or Rs. 14000.00 for eight weeks.


Requirements



(a) Staying in campus accommodation throughout the period of visit is mandatory unless the research work requires travelling.
(b) Selected candidates must abide by the rules and regulations applicable to the regular students of IISER-K.
(c) Submission of a final Project Report is mandatory for the award of completion certificate.
You may select maximum two faculty members in order of your preference in the application form. Please click here to see faculty profiles


Portal for Summer Program 2019 closed...

Candidates selected for Summer Research 2019 program at IISER Kolkata


Selection List (2nd List)




Important Dates

Application portal opens: 15th Feb 2019
Application portal closes: 8th March, 2019 at 4.00 PM
Publication of list of selected candidates: 26th March 2019
Last date of receiving confirmation from selected candidates: 3rd April, 2019
Summer research programme begins: 20th May 2019
Summer research programme ends: 12th July 2019
For any queries on submission of online applications please write to summer.research@iiserkol.ac.in


Frequntly Asked Questions

Q. How to reach IISER Kolkata campus?
A. Please visit the following link for detailed information:- Click Here

Q. What to do after reaching campus?
A. Students need to go to the Hostel for completing accommodation formalities. After that they need to pay accommodation charges in the Accounts Section. Hostel Accommodation (Rs. 125.00 per week) and Bedding (Rs. 35.00 per day) charges for the duration of the entire stay need to be paid at the time of joining. Students can bring their own bedding.

Q. What to do after joining?
A. Each candidate must submit a formal Joining report, along with a copy of the payment proof, to the Academic Cell. These documents are required to be submitted within 1 week of joining, containing details of the project, bank account details (if selected for summer fellowship) and approval by the selected faculty member.

The Joining Report will be available at : Click Here

Timing for submission of joining report to the Academic Cell: 11 am to 1 pm, 3pm-4pm.

Q. When will certificates be issued?
A. Certificates will be issued after successful completion of summer programme 2019 subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:-
  1. Students will have to submit a Project Report at the end of their Program.
  2. Students are required to submit a Project Completion form in the Academic Cell.
  3. Certificates will be sent to the candidates to their respective postal address submitted by them in Project completion form.
  4. Students can expect their certificate in end August or early September.
  5. Students need to write their correct pin code with full address in project completion form for successful delivery of certificate.
  6. Joining report and Project completion form should be written in a legible handwriting.


Q. What to carry to the campus?
A. A candidate must carry any identity proof, i.e., PAN card/Aadhar card/ Voter Id/ Passport/Driving license or any other Government issued identity proof.

Q. Is it necessary to stay in campus?
A. On-campus accommodation is mandatory, and is chargeable.

Note :- Information furnished by candidate in Joining report and Project completion form will be treated as final and binding on the candidates. No further changes/modifications will be entertained.

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