Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DCS)

PhD Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2018 (DCS)

Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS) at IISER Kolkata invites applications for regular Ph.D. programme in the Autumn semester, 2018 in the disciplines of inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry.


Minimum Eligibility Criteria: Bright and motivated candidates who have passed M.Sc. examination with minimum 55% marks in any field of Chemistry or Physics. There are two different channels for the admission in the PhD programme.


Channel 1: Apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria, the candidates must have CSIR/UGC-NET JRF, INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent fellowships.


Channel 2: Institute funding: In the exceptional cases, a limited number of Institute fellowships MAY BE available for the students. For this fellowship, candidates must have qualified in any prestigious national level examinations like GATE or NET-LS (apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria).


Interdisciplinary areas of research
Several inter-disciplinary areas of research are also available to the candidates with chemistry-related background, as given in the table below:

Interdisciplinary Research Area

Preferred background of the student from other areas

Peptide based therapeutics, cancer nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry, chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials, cancer biology, regenerative nanomedicine. Chemistry having specialization in organic chemistry, or MSc with MSc project in the area of organic chemistry
Theory and Computer simulations of biomolecular phenomena including folding, misfolding and self-assembly; solvent dynamical coupling; thermo-physical responses; energy transduction and dynamical heterogeneity 1. Basic Eligibility: M.Sc is Physics/Chemistry/Computer Science/Statistics, with a minimum of 55% marks. Qualification in GATE/NET/INSPIRE/other equivalent fellowship.
2. Desired: Basic knowledge of biophysics and/or prior experience of computer programming.
Environmental nanoscience: Description of research area: i) application of nanoparticles for the real-time detection of contaminants in the environment ii) understanding the fate and transport of nanoparticles in the environment Eligibility for externally funded students:
1. Candidate should have M.Sc./M.S./M.Sc.Tech/M.Tech (with minimum of 55% marks) in Chemistry/Environmental sciences
2. Candidates having valid CSIR NET JRF / UGC-NET JRF / DST-INSPIRE / other equivalent fellowship would be eligible to apply.

* 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.


** Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates are applicable as per Government of India rules.

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