Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DES)

PhD Advertisement for Spring Semester 2023 (DES)

Applications for externally funded PhD positions in Department of Earth Sciences (DES)

The Department of Earth Sciences (DES), IISER Kolkata is looking for bright and motivated students, who have completed their M.Sc./MS/M.Sc. Tech/M. Tech (with minimum of 55% marks) in:

1) Geology/Applied Geology/Geophysics/Earth Sciences/Marine geology/Environmental Sciences/Environmental Studies/Atmospheric Science/Environmental Engineering/Civil Engineering or any other branch of Geological sciences.
2) Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biological Sciences/Computational Seismology/interested to pursue research with the DES faculty member in the matching specialization. Final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must have completed their degree at the time of admission. Some of the important information about this program is provided below.

PhD in Earth Sciences -Walk-in Interview (Spring 2023) Click Here
Application Deadline: 10th December, 2022
Interview Date: December 12, 2022 (Interview via ON-LINE Mode)
Venue: Online; Google Meet platform

Eligibility for externally funded students: Candidates having valid CSIR NET JRF / UGC-NET JRF / DST-INSPIRE / other equivalent fellowship would be eligible to apply. Candidates must have physics, chemistry and mathematics at 10+2 level, and at least one of these subjects at their bachelor level.
They can work with any faculty member in DES based on mutual research interest. The research areas in which department is looking for young and bright minds are listed below-

  1. Stable Isotope Geology - Prof. Prasanta Sanyal Detailed Areas, Click Here
  2. Paleobiology - Dr. Subhronil Mondal Detailed Areas, Click Here
  3. Metamorphic Petrology - Dr. Tapabrato Sarkar  Detailed Areas, Click Here
  4. Earth Surface Dynamics - Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mandal Detailed Areas, Click Here

Important Dates:
●PhD application portal opens: 16.10.2022
●Application portal closes: 19th Nov (tomorrow) 5 pm
● Publication of shortlist for the Interview: 18.11.2022
● Selection Interview window: 23-26 November 2022
● Publication of PhD interview results: 9.12.2022
● Pre-registration portal opens: 22.12.2022
● Pre-registration deadline: 27.12.2022
● PhD Registration: 28 Dec 2022
● Orientation: Jan 02 2023

Please note hat fulfilling the minimum essential criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional criteria for shortlisting might be set by the department based on academic records, experience and research interest of the candidates.Selection of various reserved category candidates will be as per the norms of the Government of India.


The departmental faculty profiles can be found at the URL: Click Here