IISER Kolkata PhD Admissions 2016 ~ helpBIOTECH

23 March 2016

IISER Kolkata PhD Admissions 2016

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Admission to the IISER Kolkata Ph.D. Program for the Autumn Semester 2016

Applications are invited from motivated candidates having M.Sc/MS/ME/M.Tech/MVSc/MSc(Ag) degree (with minimum 55% marks) in:

  1. Any branch of biological sciences to pursue research in the broad fields of cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology, developmental biology, structural biology, chemical biology, plant molecular biology, behavioral biology and ecology, marine biology, neurobiology, biodiversity, microbiology, biophysics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and theoretical biology. Candidates from agricultural science and nutritional science backgrounds are also welcome to apply.


  2. Chemistry / physics / statistics / mathematics / computer application / computer science to pursue research in the interdisciplinary research areas as specified in the table below:

Interdisciplinary Research Area

Preferred background of the student from other areas

Gene Regulatory Networks using NGS approaches and plant stress genomics

Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Application, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics

Structural biology, Biomolecular NMR, Cryo-Electron Microscopy, Image processing, Molecular Modeling, Molecular Dynamics Simulations etc.


Computer Science, Chemistry

Nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry , chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials and   cancer biology

Chemistry having specialization in organic chemistry

Candidates having a valid fellowship like UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates having qualified prestigious national level examinations like NET, JGEEBILS, GATE etc. may also apply for IISER Kolkata Institute Fellowship available under the following faculty members provided they fulfill the specific eligibility criteria mentioned below. Important Note: Candidates who want to apply for the Institute Fellowship MUST mention the name of the potential PhD supervisor in the online application form.

Faculty members accepting PhD student under Institute Fellowship category:

  1. Robert John Chandran

    a) Minimum Essential Qualifications:Masters Degree with minimum 55% marks in any branch of Biological Sciences/Earth Science/Mathematics, and have qualified a national level examination such as GATE, NET-LS, JGEEBILS.Desirable qualifications: Candidates interested in: (1) Tropical Forest Landscape Ecology (GIS/RS skills needed), (2) Plant Physiological Ecology and Climate Change (Tropical Montane Ecosystems) (3) Grassland Ecology, and (4) Tree phylogeography and evolution,  and who are keen to carry out field research, statistical analyses, and laboratory work would be highly desirable. Interested candidates please contact: robert.john@iiserkol.ac.in before applying through the PhD application portal of IISER Kolkata.

  2. Dr. Sankar Maiti:
    a) Minimum Essential Qualification: M.Sc./MD degree with minimum 60% marks in chemistry/ Biochemistry/Nutritional science/ Medical science or related subjects. Candidates must have qualified prestigious national level examinations like JGEEBILS, GATE etc b) Desirable Qualification: Preference will be given to candidates with Laboratory experience. Acquaintance in the area of molecular biology, cell biology and protein biochemistry will be a plus. Good knowledge in chemistry is also desirable. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our PhD application portal. 
  3. Dr. Supratim Datta:
    a) Minimum Essential Qualifications: Bachelors and Masters Degree with minimum 65% marks in major of any branch of Biological Science.Candidate must have cleared any national level examination such as NET, GATE, JGEEBLIS etc. b) Desirable qualification: Candidates with relevant laboratory experience in Protein Biochemistry are specially encouraged to apply. Ability to develop and implement plans for complex experiments, good oral and written technical communication, strong problem solving skills, and a commitment to excellence in 1research.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our PhD application portal.

* Please note that fulfilling the minimum essential criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional short listing criteria might be set by the department based on academic records, experience and research interest of the candidates.

The profiles of the faculty members of the department can found in the following URL:http://www.iiserkol.ac.in/people/faculty/dbs

More Info : http://apply.iiserkol.ac.in/phd/dbs_application.html


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