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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER-K or IISER Kolkata) is an autonomous science research and education institute in Nadia district, West Bengal, India, awarding its own degrees. It was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2006 and promoted to the status of an Institute of National Importance in 2012 vide the NIT Amendment Act.[3] It is one of seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, and was the first of the IISERs to be established along with IISER Pune.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
IISER-K Logo.svg
MottoTowards Excellence in Science
TypePublic
Established2006
ChairmanArvind Natu[1]
DirectorSourav Pal
Students1204[2]
Location
Haringhata, Mohanpur (Transient)
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22°57′50″N 88°31′29″E / 22.963767°N 88.524613°E / 22.963767; 88.524613Coordinates: 22°57′50″N 88°31′29″E / 22.963767°N 88.524613°E / 22.963767; 88.524613
CampusRural, 201 acres
Websitewww.iiserkol.ac.in

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AdmissionsEdit

Admission is done through 3 channels for all IISERs[4].

  1. KVPY channel
  2. JEE Main/Advance Channel
  3. SCB Channel

Students applying through SCB have to be in top 1 percentile scorers of their respective board examination (+2 level). After qualifying this Eligibility, students have to appear for Common IISER Aptitude Test, through score of this test, students are allotted their preferred IISER.

OrganisationEdit

The institute has five major departments: biological sciences; chemical sciences; earth sciences; mathematics and statistics; and physical sciences.[5]

The institute hosts the Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences (CESSI)[6] and a Max Planck-DST Partner Group of Chemical Ecology funded by the Max Planck Society.[citation needed] It also has a field station for ecological, environmental and field studies, and a broadband seismological observatory.[citation needed] The institute jointly runs the Göttingen-Kolkata: Open shell systems (G-KOSS) in fundamentals of molecular spintronics with Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.[7]

EventsEdit

The college organizes a major annual festival, Inquivesta, [8] which is promoted as one of the first and the biggest science fest of the country. IISER Kolkata has also been hosting VIJYOSHI (the national science camp), along with IISc Bangalore and the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, since 2014.

RankingsEdit

University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[9]25

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata was ranked 25 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in overall ranking in 2018.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dr. Arvind Natu Nominated as Chair of Board of Governors of IISER Kolkata". sakaltimes.com. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ http://students.iiserkol.ac.in/
  3. ^ NIT Amendment Act, 2012
  4. ^ url="https://www.iiseradmission.in/?page_id=25" Retrieved 4 October 2018
  5. ^ Departments at IISER Kolkata
  6. ^ CESSI IISER Kolkata
  7. ^ Georg-August-Universität Göttingen - Göttingen-Kolkata: G-KOSS. Uni-goettingen.de (2013-07-07). Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  8. ^ Inquivesta Home Page
  9. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.

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