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
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Motto Towards Excellence in Science for an Innovative India
Type Public
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)
Director R.N. Mukherjee
Academic staff
91
Students 1204[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 Rural, 201 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 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.[2] 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.

Organisation[edit]

The institute has five major departments: biological sciences; chemical sciences; earth sciences; mathematics and statistics; and physical sciences.[3]

The institute hosts the Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences (CESSI)[4] 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.[5]

Events[edit]

The college organizes a major annual festival, Inquivesta,[6] 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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