IISER Kolkata invites B.Sc., M.Sc., B.S., M.S., B.Tech., and B.E. students of Institutions or Universities across the world to apply for the Summer Research Programme. This will give them exposure to a research environment by associating them with one of the Research Groups of IISER during the summer vacation.

Salient Features
  • The duration of Summer Research Programme of IISER Kolkata is from 20th May to 12th July, 2019.
  • ONLY applications submitted through the portal will be considered for Summer Internship 2019.
  • Each selected candidate will be formally associated with a Faculty Member of the Institute.
  • After joining, each candidate needs original certificate from currently affiliated organization (HoD/Supervisor, on letterhead) that she/he is not getting any other financial support.
  • For funded interns, a consolidated Fellowship amount will be deposited in intern’s bank account directly at the end of the programme.
  • On-campus accommodation is mandatory, and is chargeable.
  • Hostel Accommodation (Rs. 125.00 per week) and Bedding (Rs. 35.00 per day) charges for the duration of the entire stay need to be paid at the time of joining. Students can bring their own bedding.
  • Access to computational and library facilities will be provided.
  • Each candidate must submit a formal Joining report within 1 week of joining that has the details on Project Title, Bank Account details, and approval by selected Faculty Member. The address and bank account details (if any) submitted by the candidates will be treated final. The institute will not be liable for this information.
  • Selected students should join the Program in no later than one week from 20th May.
  • A participation certificate will be awarded at the end of the Programme, subject to the submission of a Project Report.
Financial Support

Students having KVPY/INSPIRE or any other summer research fellowship, and those selected under the Indian Academy of Sciences summer fellowship programme, will receive financial support from the respective sponsoring organization.

There is a provision for a limited number of IISER-K summer research fellowships, the details of which will be notified in due time. The Fellowship is of Rs.1250.00 per week or Rs. 10000.00 for eight weeks.

The Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM) at IISER Kolkata will fund two summer students, selected by a committee through special selection criteria. The selection will be done out of the applications made to the CAFM associated faculty supervisors, the list of which can be found here.

The Fellowship of the CAFM funded summer students is of Rs.1750.00 per week or Rs. 14000.00 for eight weeks.

How to apply

Apply online at this page.

Important Dates

Application portal opens: 15th Feb 2019
Application portal closes: 8th March, 2019 at 4.00 PM
Publication of list of selected candidates: 26th March 2019
Last date of receiving confirmation from selected candidates: 3rd April, 2019
Summer research programme begins: 20th May 2019
Summer research programme ends: 12th July 2019


For any queries on submission of online applications please write to summer.research@iiserkol.ac.in.

For full details, view the official notification given here




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