Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, [IISER] Kolkata

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About Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, [IISER] Kolkata

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India. It is an autonomous institution that aims to impart quality education and research in the field of Science. IISER colleges are also established in different locations like Pune, Mohali, Bhopal, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, and Berhampur. The IISER Trivandrum was established in 2008 and IISER Berhampur was set up in 2016.

The various departments of the college impart knowledge to the students. It also provides qualified and reputed faculties and non-teaching staff’s who are always approachable.IISER Kolkata offers state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities. It has national and international collaborations to facilitate various student and faculty exchange programmes and for research activities.

The college also has several centres of excellence: The National Centre for High-Pressure Studies which is supported by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, and The Centre of Excellence in Space Sciences in India which is supported by the MHRD. The CCES and CLSC which are two interdisciplinary centres are also being created by the institute.

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research IISER offers BS-MS dual degree programme, MS, PhD, Integrated PhD, and Post Doctorate degree. The admission is through any of the 3 channels KVPY, JEE, and SCB. The IISER fees detail for the various courses is provided on the official website.

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Highlights:

Year of Establishment 2006
Type of Institution Autonomous
Approval NIRF
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Hostel, Wi-Fi, Canteen, Computer Centre.
Number of Students 1331+
Address Campus Road, Mohanpur, West Bengal 741246
Postgraduate, Doctorate, Post Doctorate

IISER Courses:

The courses offered by IISER are as mentioned below. It offers postgraduate and doctorate programmes. IISER courses aim to provide knowledge and research opportunities to aspiring students.

Discipline Courses Specialization
MS Space Physics
i-PhD -
Ph.D -
Post Doctoral Research
Physical Science

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Departments:

The Institute has the following departments which impart knowledge and undertake various research activities.

  1. Department of Biological Sciences
  2. Department of Chemical Sciences
  3. Department of Earth Sciences
  4. Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  5. Department of Physical Sciences


The IISER fee structure for the various courses are as mentioned below:

IISER BS-MS/ MS/ Integrated PhD Fees:

The fee for the BS-MS, Integrated Ph.D, and MS in Space Physics is INR 49,460 for general category, OBC-NCL & KM categories.

The fee for SC, ST, and PwD categories is INR 16,060.

IISER Ph.D Fees:

The fee for the Ph.D programme offered is INR 36,510 fot the general category, OBC-NCL & KM categories and INR 16,510 for the SC, ST, and PwD categories.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Placements:

The college aims to integrate education and research. The IISER placement cell provides the necessary training to its students. It offers unique training that nurtures talent for leading research and development in almost all areas of science.

The students are placed or are doing research in fields and industries like Exploration & Mining, Specialty and Fine Chemicals, Polymers, Statistical Modeling, Bioinformatics, Optics, etc.

IISER Infrastructure Facilities:

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research IISER Pune Maharashtra has a  Library offers more than 29,500 books of which 16,500 are in print and the rest are electronic. To support research and teaching, it also provides access to various e-books, e-journals, etc.

It provides guest accommodation facilities. It also has a virtual classroom with a capacity of 30. It has a computer centre with about 50 desktops. It offers major research facility equipment like NMR Spectrometer, Rheometer, Micro Calorimeter, and many more.

IISER is connected to the National Knowledge Network which offers a virtual classroom to bridge the gap between teachers and students at different locations. It is equipped with LAN and Wi-Fi facility. It also has a mind care and wellness centre.

The students can avail the College Mess wherein the food is available at a nominal rate.IISER Kolkata canteen allows students to open their account, wherein they will be provided with a mess card, by paying an amount greater than or equal to 500. The mess account gets blocked when the amount reaches INR 50.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Collaborations:

The institute has tie-ups or has signed Memorandum of Understanding with a number of National and International Universities and Institutions to facilitate student and faculty exchange and to promote research. The institutes are as mentioned below.

  1. Institute of Environmental Research of the Faculty of Chemistry - Germany
  2. Changshu Institute of Technology - China
  3. Institute of Molecular Science (IMS)
  4. Indo Japan Collaborative Research Projects in Molecular Science - Japan
  5. Max PlanckInstitute fur Kermphysik, Heidelberg - Germany
  6. Institute of Environmental Research of the Faculty of Chemistry - Germany
  7. Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) - Germany
  8. Lund University - Sweden

IISER Activities:

The college is known for its outreach programmes. It organizes various lectures and workshops at schools and colleges in the semi-urban and urban areas to impart the interest in Science among the students. The students, as well as faculties, take part in various co-curricular and social activities. The Dramatics Club of the college also organises various activities.

The students organize science, technology, and cultural annual fest every year. They also take part in various sports activities and competitions. The students are also encouraged to participate in major activities of the college like Fresher's Day, SPICMACAY, Annual Day, Hall Day Celebration, etc.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Scholarships:

The IISER Scholarship details are as mentioned below.

The students who have enrolled for the i-Ph.D programme will get an amount of INR 16,000 per month for the 1st two years if his/her CGPA does not fall below 6.0. If they pass the Comprehensive Examination, they will be provided the JRF scholarship from 3rd year onwards.

The BS-MS students can avail the INSPIRE or KVPY financial aid if they are eligible. The students can also avail the scholarships provided by the state and central government.

Ten International students are provided Ph.D fellowship as per the eligibility criteria. They will receive an amount of INR 31,000 for the 1st two years and an amount of 36,000 for the next 3 years. MHRD also provides scholarships to students from various countries.


1. Who can apply to the BS-MS dual degree program at IISER?

The students who have qualified the 10+2 examinations in the Science stream can apply.

2. How many seats are available for the BS-MS programme at IISER Kolkata?

The number of seats for BS-MS at IISER Kolkata is 220. The total seats in all IISERs combined are 1481.

3. What are the channels available for admission to IISER colleges?

There are 3 channels available. They are Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), IIT-JEE (Mains), State and Central Boards (SCB).

4. What is the application fee?

The application fee for General, OBC-NCL categories is INR 2000 and for SC, ST, and PwD candidates, it is INR 1000. For foreign nationals, it is USD 100.

5. How to contact IISER Kolkata?

The IISER Helpline Number is +91 755 269 2500. You can also mail them at ask-jac2019 [AT]

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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2015
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  • The quality of teaching is good on campus

Contact Details and Location

Address : Haringhata Farm, Nadia, Kolkata, West Bengal 741252
Website :

Entrance Exams for Admission

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, [IISER] Kolkata Entrance Exams
Exam Name Course Name
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

IISER Eligibility Criteria:

Course Eligibility
  • The candidate should have completed 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • The candidate should be a BE or B.Tech graduate.
  • The candidate should have completed B.Sc or B.Tech or MBBS or B.E or any equivalent degree.
  • The candidate should have a Master's degree.
Post Ph.D
  • The candidate should have a Ph.D. in the relevant field.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Admission:

The candidates can submit the IISR online application form through the admission portal on the institute website. The admission is only through 3 channels i.e KVPY, JEE- Mains, and SCB. After processing the application form, the students are short-listed and called for an interview.


IISER Cutoff:

The students are given admission based on merit. The IISER 2018 cut off specifies the minimum marks the candidate has to score in 10+2 to be eligible to apply for admission at the college. The IISER cut off 2018 for some of the recognized boards are as mentioned below. The complete cut off details is available in the official website.

Board/ Council
Cut Off (Out of 500)    
General SC PwD ST OBC
CBSE 431 401 385 385 420
Assam Higher Secondary Education Council 368 353 322 322 364
Board of Intermediate Education, A.P 469 452 447 447 465
Kerala Board 447 402 393 393 425
Meghalaya Board of School Education 366 336 336 345 337

The candidate should also secure a rank within 10,000 in JEE Advanced Common Rank List, in case of general category, to be eligible to apply. In the case of SC, ST, OBC, and PD candidates the cut off is 10,000 in the category rank list.

The students applying through the SCB channel should attend the aptitude test conducted by the college. The selection will be based on the IISER aptitude test cut off. 

Courses and Fees Structure of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, [IISER] Kolkata

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, [IISER] Kolkata Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time

Hostel Details

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Hostel Details:

The college provides two separate hostels for both girls and boys. They have a capacity of 400 each. IISER facilities include a common room, indoor and outdoor games, etc. It also has space for recreational activities.

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