School of Bioscience


List of candidates shortlisted for interview to be conducted on 20 and 21 June 2022. Click Here to download.

Admission portal for Joint MSc-PhD in Chemical and Molecular Biology for the academic year 2022-2023 is open from 18th April to 10th May. Apply Online

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.

Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Program in "Chemical and Molecular Biology"

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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) in collaboration with Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) announces a joint 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 Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Program 2022

  • First division at 10 and 10+2 level
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in any branch of Life science or Chemistry.
  • At least 55% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/EWS/OBC-NCL category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including Languages and Subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC/ST and PwD category candidates in the qualifying degree.
  • For candidates with letter grades/CGPA, the candidate should secure at least 6.5 CGPA in 10 point scale. Conversion of CGPA into marks will not be accepted if the degree is awarded on the basis of CGPA.
  • Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by October 31, 2022.
  • The candidate should qualify JAM (Biotechnology) or JAM (Chemistry) conducted in 2022 and apply to this course.
  • Intake will be on the basis of JAM 2022 (BT)/ JAM (CY) score followed by interview.
  • 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 may 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.

    Application Procedure for 2022:

    Applicants are required to apply online

    Self-attested copies of mark sheets/certificates/JAM score card should be uploaded in the online portal. Website closure for submission of online application form is 10th May, 2022. 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.

    Application fee:

    No application fees

    Important Dates

    Event Date
    Announcement of the admission processes April 18, 2022
    Last date of receiving online applications May 10, 2022
    Interview of candidates May 20, 2022
    Interview of candidates (at IACS Kolkata) June 20 and 21, 2022
    Admission of selected candidates at IIT Kharagpur To be notified later
    Commencement of classes at IACS Kolkata To be notified later

    Course Curriculum and Syllabus

    Details of the course content and syllabus is here.

    For details contact:


    School of Bioscience

    IIT Kharagpur - 721302

    Phone : +91-3222-304550

    Email : chair-bioschool@iitkgp.ac.in