The Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has established Indian Institute of Science Education and Research which is a premier institute dedicated to research and teaching in the basic sciences.
IISER Kolkata was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IISER - K is designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy. IISER - K is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees. The central theme of the IISER - K is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work could be carried out in symbiosis.
Hostel is located at the Mohanpur campus of IISER-Kolkata. The residence at the Hall is compulsory for all students. The students are required to share the hostel rooms and there is a separate hostel for girls. The dining hall, the reading room and the TV rooms are common to all. One of the academic staff members is the Warden to take care of the welfare of the students.