In an overall assessment of IISERs for the period of March, 2016 to February, 2017, the IISER Kolkata ranked best among IISERs in h-index, Mr Panigrahi pointed out.
The IISER Kolkata students are attracting scholarships for pursuing PhD as well as carrying on ost-doctoral research in top notch universities in the world, he said.
These include major national level research institutions, such as Oxford University, Standford University, University of Cambridge, John Hopkins University, Ohio State University, Yale University, ETH Zurich.
Dean of Student Affairs (DOSA) Arindam Kundagrami said the premier institute embarked on a student outreach programme to help poor children.
The programme 'Ek Pahal' is aimed at empowering the children belonging to the underprivileged segment of society.
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