Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा एवं अनुसंधान संस्थान , कोलकाता
ভারতীয় বিজ্ঞান শিক্ষা ও গবেষণা সংস্থান , কলকাতা
IISER-K Logo.svg
Motto Towards Excellence in Science for an Innovative India
Type Public Research Institute
Established 2006; by MHRD
Endowment $8.56 million (2014)
Chairman Shri Pankaj Patel
Dean Supriyo Mitra (Research and Development)
Pradipta Purkayastha (Academic)
Jayasri Das Sarma (Student)
P. K. Panigrahi (Faculty)
Director R.N. Mukherjee
Academic staff
91
Students 1084[1]
Location Haringhata, Mohanpur (Transient), West Bengal, India
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
Campus 250 acres
Website www.iiserkol.ac.in

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (Hindi: भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा और अनुसंधान संस्थान, कोलकाता , Bengali: ভারতীয় বিজ্ঞান শিক্ষা ও গবেষণা সংস্থান, কলকাতা; IISER-K; also referred as IISER - Kolkata) is an autonomous research and education institute in Nadia district, West Bengal, India. It was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2006. It is one of seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, and is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees.

Organisation[edit]

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

It offers a five-year dual bachelor's-master's degree,[2] doctoral degrees, master's degrees by research (MR) and postdoctoral studies.[citation needed]

The institute hosts the Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences (CESSI) and a Max Planck-DST Partner Group of Chemical Ecology funded by the Max Planck Society.[citation needed] The main campus near Kalyani 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.[3]

Ranking[edit]

The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research rank 4th in terms of research, coming in right after the Indian Institute of Science, according to the Nature publishing Index.

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