Welcome to the Department of Earth Sciences

DES Faculty Members


Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata is the first among five IISERs, to have established a Department of Earth Sciences. The department started its journey in 2007, a year after IISER Kolkata was established. The first batch of BS-MS Earth Science Major students graduated in 2012.

The Department is committed to building a community of researchers including students and faculty members. Our goal is to develop a modern center for Earth Science Education and Research in three core areas:

1. Environmental & Ecological studies in modern and ancient systems,
2. Isotope Geochemistry & Biogeochemical studies,
3. Solid Earth studies


Research at the Department