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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
IISER-K Logo.svg
MottoTowards Excellence in Science
TypePublic research university
Established2006; 14 years ago (2006)
ChairmanArvind Natu[1]
DirectorSourav Pal
Academic staff
118[2]
Students1,378[2]
Undergraduates931[2]
Postgraduates3[2]
444[2]
Location
Haringhata, Mohanpur (Transient)
, ,
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

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER-K or IISER Kolkata) is an autonomous public research university in science and education field located in Nadia district, West Bengal, India. 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.

Admissions

Admission is done through the three channels open for all IISERs:[4]

A maximum of 50% of the seats are assigned to KVPY and JEE-Advanced students. Students applying through SCBs also need to take Common IISER Aptitude Test, and are assigned by merit on this test.

Organisation

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]

The institute also hosts the Dirac Supercomputer, which was inaugurated on April 2019.The Dirac cluster has both GNU and Intel compilers. The performance of the Dirac Supercomputing facility is 78.8 Teraflops which includes 60 Teraflops of CPU) and 4×4.7 Teraflops of GPU. [8]

Events

The college organizes a major annual festival, Inquivesta, [9] which is promoted as one of the first and the biggest science fest of the country.

Inquivesta sees a footfall of 1000+, and has been visited by artists such as Zakir Khan, Sapan Verma, Nalayak(band) and Anubhav Singh Bassi. It has also received brands such as Baskin Robbins and Dominoes as its previous partners [10] [11] 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.

Rankings

University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2019)[12]40
NIRF (Universities) (2019)[13]25

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata was ranked 40 overall, 25 among all universities and 1 among all IISERs in India. [12]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dr. Arvind Natu Nominated as Chair of Board of Governors of IISER Kolkata". sakaltimes.com. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "NIRF 2020" (PDF). IISER Kolkata.
  3. ^ NIT Amendment Act, 2012
  4. ^ url="[www.iiseradmission.in]" 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. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Inquivesta Home Page
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.
  13. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.

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