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IACS Kolkata Admission 2021: UG, PG, PhD, Fees, Eligibility, Selection

Last updated on September 17th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) is currently inviting applications for the IACS Ph.D. Admissions 2021. Candidates who are eligible can apply for the admission through the official website. The last date for the Application submission for the Ph.D. admissions is 11 June, 2021. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their previous academic record and score secured in UGC – NET or equivalent national level exam. However, after getting shortlisted, candidates will be selected on the basis of the performance in the interview after clearing the written exam if any conducted by the institution. The interview will be conducted from 21 June, 2021 – 03 July, 2021 (tentative). Candidates may note that the exam date and time will be released soon by the authority on the official website.

Indian Association for the cultivation of Science (IACS) is a university recognized by the Union Grant Commission (UGC). IACS Ph.D. Programme – Autumn Semester 2021 is a full-time programme offered in the different schools of IACS. The programme is available for the admission of the regular candidates only and duration of it is 02 years. The institute also provides admission in the Integrated Bachelors and Masters programme in science and Integrated Masters-Ph.D. programme in biological science. The admission into all the integrated UG – PG as well as PG – Ph.D. courses of the institute will be based on the UPST (UG Pre-Interview screening Test) / MPST (Masters Pre-Interview screening Test) entrance exam and interview. The candidates qualifying the UPST/ MPST exam will be called for the personal interview.

Indian Association for the cultivation of Science (IACS) actively works on various research works in the field of Physics, Chemistry, and Chemical Biology. Other than being one of the oldest institutes, it is Asia’s first and India’s only Nobel Prize winning institution in the field of science.

IACS Kolkata Important Dates

Events Dates
Last date of form filling for PhD admission 2021 11 June, 2021
Exam Date To be Notified
Admit Card release To be Notified
Result Declaration To be Notified
Interview (tentative) 21 June, 2021 – 03 July, 2021
Final Admission result declaration To be notified

IACS Kolkata PhD Admission 2021

Candidates applying to the Ph.D. course will be admitted based on the following selection criteria and eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates belonging to the General category must have a minimum of 55% marks in their PG degree, while the SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/ Differently-abled and other categorical candidates must have at least 50% marks in their PG degree.
  • The age of the candidate must be less than 28 years on the date of application. The relaxation in age criteria is applicable as per the Rule devised by the Government of India.
  • Any candidate applying for the programme should be an Indian citizen only.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the admission in the Ph.D. programme on the basis of the merit list, academic record, score in UGC-NET / UGC CSIR /JEST /GATE/INSPIRE or any equivalent national-level examination conducted by the Central Government Departments and their agencies and institutions.
  • After getting shortlisted via email or any other mode, candidates will be invited for the written examination and the interview (depends on the school).
  • Depending on the written test and the interview, candidates will be considered for the selection in the programme.
  • However, the admission completely depends on the school and the number of vacant seats to which the candidates apply to.

IACS Integrated BSc-MSc Admission 2021

Candidates applying to the B.Sc.-M.Sc. course will be screened based on the following selection criteria and eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates belonging to the general category must have a minimum of 60% marks in their class 12. However, reserved candidates have a relaxation, who should have at least 55% marks in their class 12.
  • Candidates who are currently appearing for the class 12 exam can also apply for the admission.
  • Also, the applying candidate should be an Indian citizen only.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will have to appear for the UG Pre-Interview Screening test (UPST) exam.
  • After qualifying the UPST exam, candidates will be called for the interview round.
  • Candidates having good scores in the KVPY fellow / JEE Main or NEET exam will be directly called for the final interview. Such candidates don’t have to appear for the UPST exam.
  • Final selection depends on the interview performance.

IACS Kolkata Integrated MSc-PhD Admission 2021

M.Sc. -Ph.D. course at the University is offered in the specialization of Biological Sciences. Further details are added below.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 60% marks in their UG degree in Science or Engineering streams. However, candidates belonging to reserved category will be given a relaxation, who should have a minimum of 55% marks in their qualifying degree.
  • The candidate should have first division in their Class 10/12th.
  • Candidates who are in their last semester can also apply for the admission.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidate’s mark in the bachelor’s degree will be considered for the selection.
  • In addition, candidates have to appear for the Masters Pre- interview Screening test (MPST) exam.
  • After qualifying the MPST exam, candidates will receive a call for the interview round.
  • The selection of the candidates will depend on the number of seats of the school chosen.

IACS Kolkata Application Process

  • Visit the official website of IACS (i.e.) http://www.iacs.res.in/.
  • Then, Click on the “PhD Student” link under the “[email protected]” or Admission Notice 2021 under the “Academic Notice board” Tab on the right side of the homepage.
  • A new page will be redirected where the candidates will find two links (i.e.) “Application Form for admission to the program” and “Synopsis of Applicant for admission to program”).
  • The application form will be a word document file while the synopsis (need to be filled for Ph.D. only) will be an excel file.
  • Click on both the links and fill the application form as well as the excel file.
  • After filling the application form as well as the synopsis file if applicable, candidates may pay the application fee to the account of IACS as mentioned in the application form.
  • The application fee of INR 1,200/- for general candidates and INR 600/- for reserved candidates is to be paid online.
  • After paying the application fee, mention the transaction no. and date of payment in the application form and submit it online.
  • For Ph.D. course, candidates may send both the files (i.e.) application form and the synopsis file to the Academic office, IACS via the mail ID- [email protected] with the subject mentioned as “PhD Program, IACS – Autumn Semester 2021″ before 11 June 2021.

IACS Kolkata FAQs

Ques. Is IACS Kolkata a good Option for UG Programme?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. Yes, IACS Kolkata will be a good option if you are looking for the Integrated UG-PG Programme as IACS does not provide UG Programme alone. Candidates can get admission in B.Sc.-M.Sc. Integrated course or M.Sc.-Ph.D. Integrated course.

Ques. How is the IACS entrance for an integrated Ph.D. for physics at IACS Kolkata?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. The entrance exam is easy and requires only the basic knowledge to qualify the IACS entrance exam. Candidates may clear the entrance exam for getting admitted into the integrated Ph.D. for physics in the institution.

Ques. How is Placement at IACS Kolkata?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. The Placement at IACS Kolkata is very good. The placement cell works well to get the students well placed in top companies. Students after completing the graduation, can get a good job of their choice by attending the recruitment drives taking place here.

Ques. How many departments are there in IACS Kolkata?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. There are a total of 6 departments under the IACS Kolkata for UG-Integrated, PG-Integrated and Ph.D. courses. They are:

    • School of Applied & Interdisciplinary Sciences
    • School of Biological Sciences
    • School of Chemical Sciences
    • School of Materials Sciences
    • School of Mathematical & Computational Science
    • School of Physical Sciences
Ques. What documents can be useful while getting admitted into the Ph.D. at IACS Kolkata?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. The documents Required for Ph.D. admission are as follows:

  • Class 10th and class 12th marksheet
  • Class 10th and class 12th Passing certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate and marksheets
  • Master’s degree certificate and marksheets
  • Score card of UGC or any equivalent national level exam
  • Category certificate.
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