IISER Kolkata (IISER-K), located near Kolkata was established in 2006, is under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. IISER-K is presently identified as one of the premier institutions of research and teaching in the country. It has now grown to 126 faculty members, distributed in seven academic departments, and presently a total enrolment of 1656 students (1018 BS-MS, 21 Master of Science, 129 IPhD and 488 PhD students), which includes 6 International students from SAARC and African countries. It has excelled in interweaving creativity of science and societal needs together. IISER Kolkata is recognized for its vibrancy, its academic ethos, faculty members of excellent academic repute, supportive non-teaching staff members and bright students.
Area of Excellence
For inquisitive young minds looking for a platform for experiencing fine blend of quality teaching with world-class research in basic sciences, it is one of the best institutions to reckon with.
Research Capability and Focus Area
Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Computational and Data Sciences
Notable Research / Publication
IISER-K has state-of-the-art facilities conducive to carry out research and teaching at the highest level excellence with high-end modern instruments .It has initiated an Incubation Centre .
The Central Library has a vast collection of text and reference books and access to a large number of scientific journals and electronic books.