Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DES)

PhD Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2019 (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.

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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.

BS-MS passed students with CGPA score more than or equal to 8/10 from other IISERs are welcome to apply for our PhD program and are eligible for institute funding if selected through the interview process.

Some of the important information about this program is provided below.

 

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 are listed below:-
    1. Computational Mineral Physics : Detailed Areas, Click Here
    2. The Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change (AC3) Research Groupled by Dr. Sayantan Sarkar : Detailed Areas, Click Here
    3. Surficial geochemistry: Cycling of trace element and isotopes in rivers and estuaries, and its impact on ocean composition, determination of sources and speciation of heavy metals in rivers/estuaries. The student will be working with Dr. Tarun Kumar Dalai.
    4. Precambrian crustal Evolution: Detailed Areas, Click Here
    5. Environmental Chemistry:

      (a) Application of eco-friendly nanoparticles for the remediation of contaminants in the environment
      (b) Understanding the stability and transport properties of nanoparticles in the subsurface environment. Students willing to work in this field must have studied chemistry as a subject at bachelor's level.

Eligibility for institute funded students:

  • Candidates must have qualified in one of the following examinations, GATE, SLET, UGC/CSIR NET-LS, INSPIRE, other equivalent examination.
  • The institute will fund student interested to work in the -
    1. Computational Mineral Physics- same as for externally funded students but do not have their own fellowship.
    2. Precambrian crustal evolution- same as for exernally funded students but do not have their own fellowship.


    Eligibility for Project Funded:

  • Candidates must have qualified in one of the following examinations, GATE, SLET, UGC/CSIR NET-LS, INSPIRE, other equivalent examination. The project will fund student interested to work in the Geomorphic evolution of alluvial fans and terraces in eastern India Himalayas and the role of climate and tectonics in shaping them. The work is focussed on quantitative approach on lansdcape evolution using remote sensing and geochronology of the study area. The project is for 2 years and 6 months. The students will get a fellowship for the period of that and later will have to apply for outsource funding for further fellowship in order to continue. The student will be working with Dr. Manoj K. Jaiswal.
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    Please note that 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. Reservations of candidates will be as per government norms.

     

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