Doctor of Philosophy Programme

(CAFM)
PhD Advertisement for Spring Semester 2019

The Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM) of IISER Kolkata invites applications in the regular Ph.D. programme for Spring semester, 2019 in the interdisciplinary research areas of:

 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria in general: Bright and motivated candidates who have obtained M.Sc. and/or M.Tech. degree with minimum 55% marks in the areas of Chemistry, Physics or Biology.

There are two different channels for 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 fellowship.

 

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).

 

* 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 Centre 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.

 

*** The applicants must write the choice of topic from the list below in their statement of purpose (SOP) and the potential supervisor of interest from the faculty profiles of CAFM that can be found in the URL:Click Here

**Note:

Interdisciplinary Research AreasLink for Applying
 Department of Chemical Sciences
Solid State Nanomaterials Select "PhD in CAFM (DCS) (Spring 2019)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
Polymer chemistry Select "PhD in CAFM (DCS) (Spring 2019)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
Metal nanocluster based energy and electron transfer Select "PhD in CAFM (DCS) (Spring 2019)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
Single molecule spectroscopy and ultrafast fluorescence dynamics Select "PhD in CAFM (DCS) (Spring 2019)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
Organic semiconductors and supramolecular assemblies Select "PhD in CAFM (DCS) (Spring 2019)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
supramolecular bio-organic chemistry (Requirement: M.Sc. in Biochemistry / Biotechnology) Select "PhD in CAFM (DCS) (Spring 2019)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
 Department of Physical Sciences
Soft condensed matter physics; polymer physics Select "PhD in CAFM (DPS) (Spring 2019)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form
 Department of Biological Sciences
Peptide based therapeutics, cancer nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry, chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials, cancer biology, regenerative nanomedicine
Requirement: M.Sc. with minimum 55% marks in Chemistry having specialization in organic chemistry or with MSc project in the area of organic chemistry or M.Sc. with minimum 55% marks in Life Sciences having specialization in Biochemistry / Zoology / Biotechnology / Microbiology and having Chemistry as one of the pass subjects in B.Sc.
Availability: One institute funded PhD fellowship and One Project-funded PhD position; Candidates need to have valid NET-LS fellowship or GATE certificate
Select "PhD in CAFM (DBS) (Spring 2019)" in the "Applying for" drop-down menu at the time of filling online application form