Admission to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme in Biological Sciences for the Spring Semester 2020
IISER Kolkata has released the notification for its Ph.D. Programme Spring 2020 Admissions. Online Application Portal is now open. IISER Kolkata PhD Programme 2020. Check out all of the information below:
Faculties of the Department of Biological Sciences are actively involved in addressing a variety of research challenges ranging from basic sciences to applied sciences using cutting-edge technological innovations using multidisciplinary approaches, along with devoted high-quality education.
If you are interested in joining IISER Kolkata’s vibrant Ph.D. program at DBS with interest in interdisciplinary biological fields, please see the details below and act accordingly.
Applications are invited from determined applicants with a M.Sc / MS / ME / M.Tech / MVSc / MSc(Ag) or equivalent degree (with a minimum of 55 percent marks) in:
- Any branch of biological sciences to pursue research in the broad fields of Cellular and Molecular biology, Cancer biology, Developmental biology, Structural biology, Chemical biology, Plant biology, Plant molecular and developmental biology, Plant genetics, Plant tissue culture, Behavioral biology and Ecology, Genetics, Marine biology, Neurobiology, Biodiversity, Microbiology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Food Technology, Physiology, Human Physiology, Medical Biotechnology and theoretical biology, Epigenetics and Chromatin Biology. Candidates from agricultural science (such as genetics and plant breeding) and nutritional science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.
- Chemistry / physics / statistics / mathematics / computer application / computer science to pursue research in the interdisciplinary research areas as specified in the table below:
|Interdisciplinary Research Area||Preferred background of the student from other areas|
|Gene regulatory networks using plant signaling and genomics||Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Application, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Analytical Chemistry|
|Structural biology, cryo-Electron Microscopy, Image processing, biophysics, molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, biomolecular NMR, Structural Proteomics and imaging to portrait cancerous tissue, Clinical proteomics, Microbiome & Cancer||Biophysics/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/ Computer Science|
|Peptide based therapeutics, cancer nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry, chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials, cancer biology, and regenerative nanomedicine||(i) MSc Chemistry having specialization in organic chemistry or MSc Chemistry with MSc project in the area of organic chemistry|
(ii) MSc Chemistry having specialization in Physical Chemistry or MSc Chemistry with MSc project in the area of computational chemistry and interested to work in the area of computational biology
|Neurobiology||Neuro-immunology, Neural stem cell neology, Neuro-Virology, Neuropathology, Neuro-Computational Modelling, Neuro-Structural Biology, Neuro-oncology|
|Mechano-biology employing fluorescence imaging, interference reflection microscopy, PDMS based cell stretching, micro patterning, optical trapping, traction force microscopy, image/data Analysis||Physics/Biophysics/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science|
|Computational Biology||A Master’s degree, with minimum 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale, in any field of Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics|
|Epigenetics, chromatin biology, unnatural amino acid biology, proteomics, homology modeling, molecular docking, molecular dynamics simulations||Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Biophysical chemistry|
|Theoretical and Computational Biophysics (Modeling of cell motion, biological random processes, intracellular transport, etc.)||Master’s degree in physics/applied mathematics/applied statistics/computer science/Biotechnology/any engineering field with 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.00/10. Experience of programming in C/C++/FORTRAN/Matlab will be a plus point.|
Candidates supported through a valid fellowship such as UGC / CSIR-NET JRF, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, BINC, INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships are highly urged to apply.
Additionally, numerous fellowships funded by institutes and projects are accessible: see below for information
Institute-funded PhD student(s)
- One institute funded PhD fellowship is available for students interested to work in the field of Stem Cell Biology.
Qualification: MS/M.Sc/M.Tech in Life Sciences/Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/Physiology with a minimum of 60% marks. Candidate must have qualified NET-LS/JGEEBILS/GATE.
Desirable: A keen interest in cell biology and microscopy; working experience in wet lab/ cell culture/molecular biology techniques. Candidates should clearly mention their area of interest in their SOP.
- One institute funded Ph.D. fellowship is available for students who are interested in theoretical and computational biophysics.
The topics of research will involve studies of biomolecular interactions, transitions and thermodynamics. Cutting edge molecular simulations will be performed in sync with in-house analysis approaches.
Qualifications: MS/MSc/M.Tech degree in Physics or Computer Science, with 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.00/10. The candidates must have qualified one of these exams: GATE/CSIR-UGC NET LS/JEST/JAM.
Desirable: Direct hands-on research experience in biomolecular simulations. Hands-on experience in one of these languages: Python/TCL/Fortran.
Please note that meeting the minimum essential requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be called for an interview. The department could set additional short-listing requirements depending on the candidate’s academic records, experience and interest in studies.
Important Dates for IISER Kolkata PhD Programme
|PhD application portal opens:||09.09.2019|
|Application portal closes:||13.10.2019|
|Publication of shortlist for interview:||22.10.2019|
|Tentative Interview dates:||15 Nov to 30 Nov 2019|
|Publication of Ph.D. interview results:||05 Dec 2019|
|Preregistration portal opens:||05 Dec 2019|