Doctor of Philosophy Programme

PhD Advertisement for Spring Semester 2022 (CDS)

Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS)

Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) at IISER Kolkata invites applications for regular Ph.D. programme in the Spring semester, 2022 in the disciplines of Information Retrieval, Text processing, Knowledge Graphs and Knowledge Bases, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence and applications of Machine Learning.


Minimum Eligibility criteria:

Bright and motivated candidates with a Master's degree with minimum 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale in any field of Computer Science. Besides satisfying minimal eligibility criteria, the candidates are expected have CSIR/UGC-NET JRF, INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent fellowships.

However, for exceptional candidates without any external funding, there is a provision for one institute-funded position. To be eligible for the institute-funded position, the candidate must have qualified at least one national level exam -- UGC NET (LS) or GATE (cut-off to be decided later by the department) and must have a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Master’s degree in any field of Computer Science.


* Candidates with INSPIRE fellowship should have provisional certificate at the time of application.


** 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.

Candidates are expected to have CSIR/UGC-NET JRF, INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent fellowships. However, for exceptional candidates without any external funding, there is a provision for one institute-funded position. To be eligible for the institute-funded position, the candidate must have qualified at least one national level exam -- UGC NET (LS) or GATE (cut-off to be decided later by the department) and must have a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale in the Master’s degree in any field of Computer Science.


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


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Important Dates

PhD application portal opens: 21.09.2021
Application portal closes: 15.11.2021
Publication of shortlist for Interview: 25.11.2021
Selection Interview window: December 10 - 15, 2021
Publication of PhD interview results: 21.12.2021