Course: Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Institute/University: Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) Thiruvananthapuram
The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. Traditionally, teaching has been segregated from research in undergraduate science curricula in our country. The IISERs were established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to bridge this dichotomy. IISER-TVM was founded in 2008. The institute aims to provide high quality education in modern science, integrating it with outstanding research at the undergraduate level itself, and to develop a spirit of enquiry cutting across disciplines. IISER-TVM is an autonomous institution offering a five-year BS-MS programme in addition to iPh.D and Ph.D. programmes in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and inter-disciplinary areas.The faculty are engaged in research in the frontier areas of basic sciences, with a high degree of autonomy and creativity. The institute hosts regular colloquia and lectures by distinguished academicians and scientists.The library has an extensive collection of books, monographs, and conference proceedings in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Computer Science, Humanities, and interdisciplinary areas of science. The library’s electronic resources include bibliographic databases, full text databases, journals, archives, e-books, software, statistical packages, images, and digital maps.The institute has state-of-the-art and well-equipped laboratory facilities in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. The computer laboratory for undergraduate students has over 50 workstations. A Linux cluster of 120 Nodes is also available for teaching and research. Many courses are available on the electronic learning environment MOODLE.
IISER Thiruvananthapuram has a vibrant PhD Programme in the areas of Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Interdisciplinary areas. The Institute admitted it’s first batch of doctoral students in August, 2009 and currently has over 150 PhD researchers on its rolls. The Institute hosts modern research facilities that are necessary to conduct scientific research in the 21st Century.
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