IISER is one of the reputed autonomous bodies that deals with the field of science and education. It is a public research university located in Nadia district in West Bengal, India. This university was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in the year 2006 and later in the year 2012 it was promoted vide the NIT Amendment Act, to the status of being an Institute of National Importance. This was the first of the IISERs which was established along with IISER Pune.

The main objective of this institute is to strive hard towards the centre of excellence in the field of science. The vision of this institute is to build research universities that provide the highest calibre and potential to the students and ensure that proper education is provided. Also, the mission of this institute is to devote themselves to the UG and PG training programs in the field of science. Furthermore, they work hard to ensure that the right education is provided and students choose the right path for themselves to become successful in their lives. All of these aspects are achievable because the institute provides attractive and interactive opportunities to the students by making the process of teaching and education seamless. IISER has various facilities on campus for the students like a hostel, computer lab, medical facility, canteen, guesthouse, laboratories.

Academic Performance

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research was ranked between 301-350 among institutes in emerging economics by the Times Higher Education’s “Emerging Economics University Rankings 2020” and the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked IISR 29th overall in 2020 and 25 among universities in 2019. IISER, Kolkata has various undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctorate programs under several specializations such as BS-MS Dual Degree Program, Post-Doctoral Research, MS in Space Physics, Doctor of Philosophy, Integrated Ph.D. in subjects like Physics, Geology, Chemical, Biology, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Research and Development

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata considers research that is sponsored with top priority. The Research and Development body of IISER coordinated several aspects of project management such as initiation of the project proposal, hiring project personnel, opening an account in the Research and Development office, purchase, etc. and are considered to be very significant and responsible. IISER collaborates, as well as works, on projects individually as an institution apart from Sponsored Projects. IISER also does consultancy and appointment, selection of project and research personnel. They provide medical aid for Project Employees and Professional Development and Account Project (PDAP), and Department Promotional Accounting (DPA) for other organizations.

Notable Alumni

There are various significant students who have graduated from IISER Kolkata from different fields of science and some of them are:

  • Krishnendu Maji, Research Scholar of Chemical Sciences
  • Basudev Roy, Assistant Professor at IIT, Madras
  • Sukhen Das Mandal, attended the Genomics workshop while pursuing a Ph. D.
  • Jishad Kumar, theoretical Condensed mater / Statistical Physicist
  • Sashi Debnath, Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Centre at Dallas
  • Pamir Nag, Postdoctoral Researcher at The Czech Academy of Sciences at Prague
  • Partha Pratim Bag, Ph.D. student and scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Bombay
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