Doctor of Philosophy Programme, IISER Kolkata

Advertisement for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme for the Autumn Semester 2020

IISER Kolkata invites applications from motivated students for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme for the Autumn 2020. The selected candidates can do Ph.D. in any of the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics,Physical Sciences and Space Sciences.

Reservations for candidates will be as per Govt.of India norms.
Eligible applicants of the PhD programme are encouraged to apply for the attractive Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (https://pmrf.in/) in addition to applying to IISER Kolkata regular admission.


Shortlisted Interview/Written test Candidates for PhD Autumn Semester 2020:

Email regarding PhD interview to shortlisted candidates in Chemical Sciences (DCS and CAFM-DCS) has been send. Please check your email id and act accordingly.
Email regarding PhD interview to shortlisted candidates in Physical Sciences has been send. Please check your email id and act accordingly.



POSTPONED : PhD interviews

In view of the prevailing situation relating to COVID 19, IISER-Kolkata hereby announces the POSTPONEMENT of the interview for the PhD admission for the Autumn 2020 session in Earth Sciences (DES), the Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM) and the Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI) which were scheduled to happen on 19/20 March 2020.

There would not be any interview on 19/20 March 2020. Entry to the campus will also be restricted.

New interview schedule will be notified in due course. Students are requested to visit IISER-Kolkata PhD Application portal time to time for updates about the new schedule.

  • Biological Sciences :Application portal reopened till 24.05.2020
  • Chemical Sciences :Click Here
  • Earth Sciences :Click Here
  • Mathematics and Statistics :Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent shutdown, the list of candidates selected for written test and other details will be put up on June 07. However please note that this date is tentative and may be subject to change depending on how situation unfolds. Students are thus requested to visit IISER-Kolkata PhD Application portal time to time for updates about the new schedule.
  • Physical Sciences :Click Here
  • Space Sciences(CESSI):Click Here
  • Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM):