IIT Bhubaneswar
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
Admission into Ph.D. Programme
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Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar invites application for admission to Ph.D. Programme from eligible candidates for the year 2020-21 in the following categories:
(1)Institute Scholar     (2)Sponsored Scholar     (3)Project Scholar (Projects running at IIT Bhubaneswar)

Opening date for online application : 13th March, 2020
Last date for submission of online application : 15th April, 2020 11:00 PM

1) School of Basic Sciences:

Biosciences Thrust Areas in Biophysical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology
(i) Protein Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Structure-Function Elucidation of Various mycobacterial and mammalian Small Heat Shock Proteins, virulence and pathogenesis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, exploration of therapeutic potential of peptides, Investigation of Amyloid Fibrillation and their significance in preventing different amyloid diseases
Thrust Areas in Cancer Biology
(i) Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gut Microbiota and Cancer Therapeutics
Thrust Areas in Chemical Biology
(i) Structure function studies on G-protein Coupled Receptors, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Rational Design of Peptide / Protein as Therapeutics, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
Chemistry Thrust Areas in Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry
(i) Protein Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Structure-Function Elucidation of Various Small Heat Shock Proteins Related to Different Diseases (Cataract, Leprosy and Tuberculosis).
(ii) AAA+ATPase, Screening and validation of Antibacterial and Anticancer drugs
Thrust Areas in Inorganic Chemistry
(i) Design of Functional Organometallics, Multimetallic Catalysis for Fine Chemicals, Novel Activation of C1-Platform Chemicals, Mechanistic studies of C-H, C-O, C-N, C-X activation on Organometallic Template, Green Chemistry: On-Water Catalysis, Nanoparticle catalysis.
(ii) Synthesis and Coordination Aspects of Homo and Heterometallic Complexes; Metal Based Anticancer/Imaging Agents; Functional Materials and Luminescent Materials; Nanoparticle Based Sensors.
(iii) Biomedicinal Chemistry: T1, T2 and paraCEST based MRI contrast agent; Ionic Liquids: Applications in energy storage devices like Lithium Ion Batteries; Flourogenic and Chromogenic Chemosensor: Sensing and Bioimaging of cations, anions and some hazardous and explosive molecules/ions; Coordination Chemistry: Synthesis of [nxn] grid complexes of 3d/4f metal complexes and their magnetochemistry and Emission properties; Bioinorganic perspective of coordination complexes: Stabilization of unusually high oxidation states of metal ions.
Thrust Areas in Organic Chemistry
(i) Heterocyclic Chemistry, Asymmetric synthesis using chiral pool approach; Enantioselective catalysis and new reaction methods; New molecular entities with biological properties; Dipolar Cycloadditions; C-H functionalization, Pericyclic reactions, Metathesis, Umpolung chemistry, Radical chemistry, traditional & newer functional group transformations for application in marine alkaloids synthesis, terpenoids and polyketide based natural products, Anticancer and Antimicrobial activities of plant-derived natural products.
(ii) Carbohydrate Chemistry, novel synthetic methods development, Bioactive Natural and Unnatural Products synthesis
(iii) Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Recognition through Solid State; Metal-Organic and Covalent Open Frame (MOF and COF) Compounds.
(iv) Polymer chemistry: Synthesis of Chiral Polymers and their applications in chiral induction; Synthesis of Achiral and Chiral Resins and their applications in synthesis; PIL stabilized metal nanoparticles and their applications; Polyelectrolyte-DNA interaction studies; PILs for gas separation membranes; Synthesis of MIPs and resins for nuclear waste treatment; Synthesis of (RAFT derived) ionic, pH, temperature and solvent responsive homo- and block copolymers towards their self-assembling for drug delivery.
(v) Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Peptides using CD, Fluorescence, ITC and NMR. Redesigning known drugs for other Therapeutic applications.
Thrust Areas in Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
(i) Molecular modelling; Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations.
(ii) Development and application of multi-configurational Quantum Mechanical Methods to study energetics and dynamics of bound and transient states; Investigation of photochemical reactions in the non-adiabatic ("beyond-Born-Oppenheimer") realm; Computational modelling of chemical reactions using quantum mechanical (QM) and mixed quantum mechanical - molecular mechanical (QM/MM) methods; Investigation of bacterial resistance toward beta-lactam based antibiotic drugs using QM/MM methods.
Physics Experimental Atomic-Molecular-Surface Physics, Molecular Electronics, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, nanomaterial, Biomolecules, Quantum Photonics, Plasmonics, Optical Devices and Sensors; Large Scale Quantum Simulations of Nanostructures, Quantum Transport in Graphene and 2-Dimensional Layered Structures, Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Mechanics, Modeling of Biological Systems, Biophysics; Nanomagnetism, Phase transitions in complex oxides such as Multiferroics, Thermoelectric effects in magnetic nanostructures and topological phases of matter; Energy storage materials and devices, Flexible and Stretchable Devices, Biosensors; Quantum Dissipation &Decoherence; Experimental High Energy Physics; Quantum Field Theory, String Theory and Black Holes, Soft condense Matter, 2D dilute magnetic semiconductor, photovoltaic and solar cell device, Light Emitting Devices, Bio Magnetism.
Mathematics Queueing Theory, Stochastic models, Applied Probability, Control of Queues, Complex Analysis, Complex Dynamics and Fractals, Soft Computing, Optimization Theory, Numerical Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Bio-fluid dynamics, Computational Fluid dynamics, Numerical Methods for PDEs, Combinational Matrix Theory, Spectral Graph Theory, Functional Analysis, Variational inequalities, Complementarity problems, Data mining and Portfolio Analysis, Finite groups and p-groups.

2) School of Earth, Ocean & Climate Sciences: 

Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Satellite and Physical Oceanography, Tropical Meteorology and Monsoon, Extreme events, Cyclones, Heavy Rainfall, Severe thunderstorm and lightning, Atmosphere and Ocean Modeling, Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Cloud-Aerosol Interactions, Aerosol, Energy and Climate, Urban Climate.
Geology Ore Geology, Structural Geology, Non-linear inverse problems in geosciences, Mechanics and physics of earthquakes and landslides, Theoretical Rock Mechanics, physics of friction, Near surface geophysics, Time-lapse microgravity and Engineering geophysics, Micropalaeontology, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, Hydrogeochemisty, Geothermics, Environmental Geochemistry, Coal Geology, Coal Characterisation. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, Hydrogeochemisty, Geothermics, Environmental Geochemistry, Coal Geology, Coal Characterisation.

3) School of Electrical Sciences:

Computer Science Networks and Security, Cryptography, Software Testing, Formal Verification, Distributed Algorithms, Time-Varying Network Algorithms, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Software Engineering, Complex Networks.
Electronics and Communication Engineering Antenna Design, Microwave Communication, Radar and Sonar Systems, RF Circuit Design, Optical Communication, Fiber Wireless Networks, Cognitive Radio, Wireless Sensor Networks, Digital Signal Processing, Detection and Estimation, Speech Processing, Biomedical Signal Processing, Medical Image Analysis, Image and Video Processing, Biometrics, Analog and Digital VLSI Design, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and Embedded Systems.
Electrical Engineering Power Systems, Power Transmission and Distribution Protection, Power Electronics and Drives, Power Quality, Renewable and Distributed Generation, High Voltage Engineering, System Modelling and Control, Smart Grid, Power System Operations, Control System and Electric Vehicle.

4) School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management:

Economics Open macroeconomics and Natural Resource Economics. Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Management and Climate Change and Rural Development, Mining Economics, Financial Management, Health Economics
English Commonwealth Studies, Indian Diaspora Literature, Travel Writings/Autobiographies/Memoirs, Indian Writing in English. Postcolonial World Literature, Native North American Literature, Indigenous Literature Written in English, Indian Writing in English, ELT, Cross-cultural Communication, Business Communication.
Psychology Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurolinguistics, Positive Psychology and Psychology of Personality, Clinical Psychology, Consumer Behaviour, Cyber psychology (online Behaviour)

5) School of Infrastructure (Civil Engineering):

Water Resources Engineering Hydraulics, Hydrology, Watershed Management
Structural Engineering Structural Dynamics, Concrete Technology, Mechanics of laminated composites, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction, Structural health monitoring optimisation, Retrofitting of heritage structures, Non-local theory and constitutive modelling.
Geotechnical Engineering Soil Dynamics, Soil-structure Interaction, Ground Improvement, Offshore Geotechnology, Environmental Geotechnics.
Transportation Engineering Transportation planning, Traffic engineering, Pavement Engineering, Public Transportation, Transportation Economics, Assessment of Transportation Infrastructure, Transportation Planning, Urban heat island and pavement materials, Cold mix design and their evaluation, Bitumen rheology and micro structure.
Environmental Engineering Water and Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste Management, Waste to Energy, Sustainable natural wastewater treatment.

6) School of Mechanical Sciences:

Mechanical Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Large Eddy Simulation, Heat Transfer, Inverse Heat Transfer, Two Phase Heat Transfer, Bio-Heat Transfer, Thermal System Optimization, Radiation Heat Transfer in Participating Medium, Conjugate Heat Transfer, Acoustics, Composite Materials, Sandwich Structures, Fracture Mechanics, Composite Materials, Smart Composite Structures, Vibration, Solid Mechanics, Robotics, Manufacturing, Pulse Heat Transfer in Manufacturing Analysis, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Control, Industrial Noise Control, Condition Monitoring, Product Development, Entrepreneurship, Conventional Machining, Modeling & Simulation of Machining Process, Sustainable Machining, Machining of Super alloys, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Laser Material Processing, Non-conventional Machining, Multiscale methods for Fracture, Molecular Dynamics; Fracture in Multiphysics problems; structural dynamics, Non-linear elasticity, Mechanics of inflatable structures.

 7) School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: 

Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering High Entropy Alloys, Additive Manufacturing, Aluminium based alloys, Steel materials, Molecular Dynamics modelling of phase formation, Friction Stir Welding, Hybrid joining, Batteries, Polymer-Nano-composite, Multi-ferroic oxide solar cells and Conventional solar cells. Application of Nanotechnology, Coatings for technological applications, Energy materials, Molecular Dynamics modelling of phase formation, Friction Stir Welding, Hybrid joining, Batteries, Application of Nanotechnology, Coatings for technological applications, development of materials characterization facilities, Energy materials, Virtual characterization using crystal plasticity based finite element modelling, Recrystallization behaviour and grain boundary engineering, Severe plastic deformation of light metals and alloys, Materials processing, Strain rate sensitivity in metals and alloys, Superplasticity, Process metallurgy, iron and steel making, non-ferrous extraction metallurgy, stainless steel and ferroalloy production, application of AI techniques, development of materials characterization facilities, chaos control and dynamic process control, image processing, process optimization, Surface engineering, Corrosion of advanced materials, Powder metallurgy of nanocrystalline materials, Thermoelectric materials, Thermal and electrical properties of nanostructured materials, Doping modulation and compositional tailoring in materials.

 
(A) Eligibility Criteria for Institute Scholar:
Candidates who possess the qualifications as mentioned below are eligible for admission into the Ph. D. Programme for full-time with Institute Research Assistantship or UGC/CSIR-NET Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or any other doctoral fellowship offered by Govt. of India (GoI), as the case is applicable. A relaxation of up to 5% marks in all academic examination levels is permitted for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
 
(B) Eligibility Criteria for Sponsored Scholar:
The sponsored candidates are not eligible for Institute Research Assistantship; but they must meet the same requisite standards of marks/grades in their qualifying degree and other examinations as mentioned above. They must also be in continuous service for at least three (3) years in any one of the following organizations, where appropriate R & D facilities exist:
  1. Departments and Ministries of the Government of India or any other government organization.
  2. Established industrial research and developmental organizations.
  3. Recognized autonomous bodies and public undertakings.
  4. Recognized universities/colleges.
(C) Eligibility Criteria for Project Scholar:
The scholars working in sponsored research projects at IIT Bhubaneswar can apply for the Ph.D Programme if they meet the applicable eligibility criteria for admission and have at least two years of fellowship tenure remaining, counting from the academic session or semester in which they are seeking admission. If such a candidate intends to be considered for Institute Research Assistantship after the tenure of the project is over, he/she must present a valid GATE score at that point of time or provide the evidence of a valid GATE score used in the year of admission into M.Tech. or equivalent programme.

Programme wise Eligibility Criteria:
Programme Eligibility Criteria
Ph.D. (Engineering) 
 

  1. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in M. Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with a  valid GATE score in the year of admission into the M. Tech. programme.
    OR
    B. Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with minimum 70% marks or 7.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) with a valid GATE score or having secured a UGC/CSIR-NET JRF. All candidates must have a consistently good academic record. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
    OR
    Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in Master of Science or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with consistently good academic record and a valid GATE score or having secured a UGC/CSIR-NET JRF. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
  2. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in 10 point scale) is required in all other examinations. A single relaxation up to 10% marks either at Xth or XIIth level examination or equivalent is permitted.
Ph.D. (Basic Science) 

  1. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Master’s or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with consistently good academic record. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
  2. Minimum 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with consistently good academic record. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
  3. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) is required in all other examinations. A single relaxation up to 10% marks either at Xth or XIIth level examination or equivalent is permitted.
  4.  The candidate must have a valid GATE score or have secured a UGC/CSIR-NET JRF.
Ph.D. (Geoscience)

  1. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Master's or equivalent degree in Geology/Geophysics/Earth Science. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
  2. Minimum 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with consistently good academic record. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
  3. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) is required in all other examinations. A single relaxation up to 10% marks either at Xth or XIIth level examination or equivalent is permitted.
  4.  The candidate must have a valid GATE score or have secured a UGC/CSIR-NET JRF/INSPIRE.
Ph.D. (Climate Sciences)

  1. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Master's or equivalent degree in Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Oceanography/ Meteorology/ Marine Science/ Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences/Earth Science/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Electrical/ ECE/ Geoinformatics/ Remote Sensing/ Computer Science. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
    OR
    B. Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with minimum 70% marks or 7.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) with a valid GATE score or having secured a UGC/CSIR-NET JRF. All candidates must have a consistently good academic record. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
  2. Minimum 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with Mathematics as a compulsory subject. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
  3. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) is required in all other examinations. A single relaxation up to 10% marks either at Xth or XIIth level examination or equivalent is permitted.
  4.  The candidate must have a valid GATE score in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (XE-H) or Valid GATE from other appropriate disciplines or have secured a UGC/CSIR-NET JRF/INSPIRE, or any other National Fellowship.
Ph.D. (HSS&M) 
 

  1. Minimum 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Master's degree in appropriate discipline. Provisional certificate is acceptable.
  2. Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) is required in all other examinations. A single relaxation up to 10% marks either at Xth or XIIth level examination or equivalent is permitted.
  3. The candidate must be UGC-NET(JRF and LS) qualified.

N.B. 5% relaxation of marks in all academic examination would be granted to the SC/ST/PwD candidates compared to the General/OBC (NCL) candidates. This is applicable to all candidates.

 
Application Fee (Non-refundable):
For General and OBC Candidates : Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only)
For SC/ST/PwD Candidates : Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred Fifty Only)
N.B.
  • Application Fee (Non- refundable): USD 50 for all category (Foreign Nationals).
  • Application fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.
 
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