The School of Bio Science (BS) has been established to facilitate cutting-edge research and education in the fields of biological and biomedical sciences. This school builds on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary research in IIT Kharagpur. Our multi-disciplinary approach will ensure diverse areas of research that include studies at the level of molecules (biochemistry, biophysics, molecular & structural biology) to organisms (cellular and developmental biology, microbiology and immunology).The overarching goal of this school is to elucidate the structure and function of biological molecules that influence the physiology of an organism, and more importantly apply these basic findings to the discovery of novel therapeutic solutions for various human diseases to enhance human health.
We are using state-of-the-art facilities to study biological macromolecules in both normal and diseased states. Biophysical methods such as X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy, analytical ultra-centrifugation (AUC) and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) are being used to study the molecular and structural basis of macromolecular functions. A few areas of interest are - regulation of transcription factors, DNA repair mechanisms, protein folding and mis-folding, intrinsically disordered proteins, enzyme catalysis and protein engineering. Molecular biology studies are supported by strong research and training programs in cell biology, developmental biology and genetics. The common themes include regulation of gene expression, signal transduction, intracellular trafficking, cell cycle and apoptosis, cell polarity and migration, cell-cell interactions, pattern formation and organ development.
A major focus of our research is the discovery of therapeutic strategies for various human diseases based on our fundamental molecular and cellular biology research. At School of Bioscience we aim to study many important diseases including, but not limited to, cancer, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and respiratory diseases, diabetes and tuberculosis.
Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Program in "Chemical and Molecular Biology" (Download Advertisement)
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) in collaboration with Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) announces an integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D.Program in "Chemical and Molecular Biology". The program aims to bring two premier institutes in teaching and research together to offer courses in the interface of Biology and Chemistry. Students will participate in course works in both the institutes. The students obtaining CGPA greater than the stipulated one will be directly admitted to the Ph.D. program after completion of M.Sc. Applications are invited from the interested Indian nationals for admission to the above program. Details of course structure and contents are available here and IACS website.
Eligibility for Admission to the Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Program 2019
Reservation of seats will be as per MHRD norms.
Admitted students will be entitled to a stipend of Rs. 12,000/- p.m. (fixed) for the first two years subject to adequate performance and other rules of the Institutes. On successful completion of the M.Sc. course, students obtaining a CGPA above a certain stipulated level will be considered for admission into Ph.D. program following the prevailing norms of the admitting institute. Students will be accommodated in the hostel during their stay at IACS Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur.
Applicants are required to apply online. Self-attested copies of mark sheets/certificates should be uploaded in the online portal. Website closure for submission of online application form is 26th May, 2019. Interim queries will not be entertained. Those who have appeared in the final examination may also apply but their final selection will be subject to securing the required percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.
Rs. 1000/- for Unreserved/OBC/EWS and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
Application fees will have to bepaid through the online application portal. Application fee is non-refundable if the application is rejected for any reason or if the candidate does not appear for the written test.
Candidates will be short-listed for a written test to be held at IACS, Kolkata.
Candidates further shortlisted on the basis of written test will be called for an interview, out of which maximum twelve (12) candidates will be selected for admission. List of successful candidates will be displayed on the website of both the institutes.
Only SC/ST candidates will be reimbursed to-and-fro sleeper class rail fare by the shortest route on submission of SC/ST certificates and tickets.
Eligible candidates for the written test, whose names appeared in the institute website but have not received the Admit Card/Call Letter before the examination date, are advised to appear in the written entrance test with appropriate photo-identity proof.
|Announcement of the course||May 02, 2019|
|Last date of receiving applications at IACS Kolkata||May 26, 2019|
|Publication of list of candidates for Written test on websites||June 04, 2019|
|Written Test at IACS Kolkata and |
School of Bioscience, IIT Kharagpur (for shortlisted candidates)
|June 23, 2019, 10 AM - 1 PM|
|Publication of list of shortlisted candidates for Interview||June 23, 2019, 6 pm|
|Interview of shortlisted candidates, based on the written test to be held at IACS, Kolkata||June 24-25, 2019
9 am onward
|Admission of selected candidates at IIT Kharagpur||July 12, 2019|
|Commencement of classes at IACS Kolkata||July 15, 2019|
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School of Bioscience
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