Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
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|Motto||Towards Excellence in Science for an Innovative India|
|Established||2006; by MHRD|
|Chairman||Shri Prathap C. Reddy|
|Dean||Supriyo Mitra (Research and Development)
Pradipta Purkayastha (Academic)
Arindam Kundagrami (Student)
P. K. Panigrahi (Faculty)
|Location||Haringhata, Mohanpur (Transient), West Bengal, India
|Campus||Rural, 201 acres|
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 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. 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.
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. It also has a field station for ecological, environmental and field studies, and a broadband seismological observatory. The institute jointly runs the Göttingen-Kolkata: Open shell systems (G-KOSS) in fundamentals of molecular spintronics with Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
The college organizes a major annual festival, Inquivesta, 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.
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