List of shortlisted candidates for screening for Spring 2021 PhD admission at DMS
Important Notice :
Due to COVID-19 pandemic we are not able to conduct a direct written
test/interview at IISER Kolkata. We will be having a screening followed
by an online interview for candidates shortlisted further. Please note
that, to process the application further for screening, one must fill up
the following Google form by November 20, 2020: Click Here
Please avoid submitting this form more than once.
Please note the following important points:
1. The screening may include a telephonic/online discussion and
subsequently, there will be an online interview (for candidates
shortlisted after screening). Both will revolve around the research area
you choose in the form (this is set as per advertisement). Please select
the area carefully as it can not be changed later.
2. The telephonic/online discussion, if any, for screening, will be
done during November 21-23, 2020. Thus you are required to specify contact
nos. and the time slots you prefer (1000 -1200/ 1600 - 1800) in the
3. The online Interview (for candidates shortlisted through screening)
will be during : 30 November - 1st December, 2020 tentatively.
4. Please ask your referees to write an email/letter of recommendation from his/her official email address
in the format provided in the
link: Click Here
Subject line/file name of the recommendation letter/email should be of the form (candidate
Both the recommendations should reach us in the
email: email@example.com within November 20, 2020.
If it is not possible to send a scan copy of the filled up reco form the link (Click Here). Under this covid situation, it is enough to send the recommendation over email in the following format.
Format of Recommendation Letter:
Name of the applicant:
Name of Recommender:
i. In what capacity do you know this student?
(Instructor of a course/Supervisor in summer training/Dissertation Supervisor/Project supervisor/if anything else, please specify)
ii. For how long do you know the student? (in months)
iii. Ranking of the student:
Please rank the student (i.e. whether Outstanding (top 5%)/High (5-10%)/Medium (10-20%)/Low (less 20%)) in each of the following categories among ......(please mention the number) UG/PG students that you have taught so far.
a) General Aptitude -
b) Breadth of Scientific Interest -
c) Knowledge of Discipline -
d) Diligence -
e) Communication Skills -
f) Writing Skills -
iv. Applicant's strengths:
v. Applicant's weaknesses:
vi. Summary of your evaluation and additional comments on the applicant (a brief description):
Note that during this COVID-19 pandemic, to maintain the clarity of the admission process we are not able to take recommendations over the phone. We can only accept recommendation letters in email from the official email address of the two referees.
5. Please name and upload the documents as instructed in the Google form. This is meant for verification purposes.
Date of award letter (or date of mark statement/scorecard) for the Externally funded fellowship (NET-JRF/NBHM-JRF) to be availed. If the award letter/mark statement/scorecard is not available, only in that case one should write the date of declaration of the result in Google form.
For final year students, upload in a single file the provisional marksheet available till now for master degree along with your undergraduate marksheet.
6. Important Dates:
PhD application (Google form) portal opens: November 13, 2020
Application (Google form) portal closes: November 20, 2020
Last date of receiving email recommendation from both the referees:
November 20 , 2020
Publication of list of candidates shortlisted after screening: November 24,
Tentative Online Interview dates: November 30 - 1st December, 2020
Publication of PhD interview results: December 7, 2020.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact us at
|Sl. No.||Application No||Name
||Guru Sharan N
||Khema Ram Tholiya
||Soumya Kanti Saha
||Jiya Rose Johnson
||N N Dattatreya
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