Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata) was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IISER Kolkata is designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy. IISER Kolkata is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees. The central theme of the IISER Kolkata is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work could be carried out in symbiosis.
- BS-MS Dual Degree Programme
- Research Programme
- Integrated PhD Programme
- Doctor of Philosophy Programme
- Post Doctoral Research Programme
- Institute has two 400-seater hostels in the permanent campus:
- The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Hall
- The Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Hall
- In addition, there is another hostel, the M. N. Saha Hall, in the transit campus.
- The hostels are equipped with common rooms and provide ample scope for recreations through various extra-curricular activities.
IISER Kolkata, in consonance with the above adage, is committed towards the welfare of its employees and students. The Introduction of the Revised Contributory Medical Scheme (CMS) w.e.f. 19th June 2014 embodies its commitments
ISER-K CMS covers all the permanent employees of this Institute and eligible members of their families.
To avail the medical benefit provided under the scheme, a monthly contribution needs to be made by the employee. The rates of contribution recovered from the employee’s salary depend on the grade pay drawn by the employees
The IISER-K Library, started in 2006, functions as a library, documentation and information centre catering to education and research in basic sciences. It is envisaged to expand into a major resource system before long.
IISER Kolkata Library subscribes a host of e-resources like online databases (both full-text and bibliographic), e-journals, e-books etc. to support your research, teaching and study. It purchased archives of journals published by various publishers. It also subscribes a limited number of journals in print.
The Computing Section remains the custodian of all network and computing solutions of IISER Kolkata. The section strives to provide easy yet secure network and computing access to all members of IISER Kolkata. The section provides all core services, such as, mail, web, wiki, helpdesks and home-built academic ERP solutions. The section manages all wired and wireless LAN throughout the campus. The main external network connections to IISER Kolkata is provided by National Knowledge Network (NKN) in the form of an 100 Mbps dedicated network line.
NKN also help built a virtual class room in IISER Kolkata which accommodates about thirty participants and is connected through the NKN grid to all other major Institutes of the country. The Institute boasts of several small computing clusters (200 to 600 Giga-flops) which are presently operational. The computer section expects to setup a 1 Tera-flop high performance cluster in the near future
IISER-K boasts of world class equipments both for the teaching and the research laboratories. Some of our state of the art instruments are
MPMS (Evercool, 7 Tesla ) by Quantum Design at IISER, Kolkata.
Micro-Raman Spectrometer at IISER, Kolkata. Upper panel shows a typical Raman spectra of NaxWO3.
500 MHz NMR by Bruker facility at IISER, Kolkat
Ramanujan Virtual Classroom
The National Knowledge Commission under the Govt. of India has initiated an effort to inter-connect all institutions of higher learning in the country. As a part of this efforts, IISER Kolkata has been connected to National Knowledge Network (NKN) through optical fiber link since July 2011.
As an application to use this high-speed connection provided through National Knowledge Network, a Virtual Classroom or an e-Classroom has been set up at IISER Kolkata. This Virtual Classroom facility is meant to bridge the physical distance between teachers and students who are at different physical locations. For example, students at IISER Kolkata can attend a class that is being held at IISER Pune and ask live questions to the teacher present there and vice-versa.
The Virtual Classroom facility which has been christened as Ramanujan Virtual Classroom is capable of transmitting and receiving interactive high-definition video classes across the globe through internet. This room is also equipped with campus LAN and Wi-Fi facility.
Snapshots of Mess modalitiles:
All students of IISER K can avail the mess facilities using their Institute ID CARDS and are provided a lower non-profit rate on all items in the menu (subjected to prior activation of their mess accounts).
Outsiders, however, have to pay in cash and are charged 35% extra on all items.