IIT Bhubaneswar
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
Admission into Ph.D. Programme

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar invites application for admission to Ph.D. Programme from eligible candidates for the year 2017-18 in the following categories:
(1)Institute Scholar     (2)Sponsored Scholar     (3)Project Scholar (Projects running at IIT Bhubaneswar)

Opening date for online application : 10th March 2017
Last date for submission of online application : 10th April 2017 12:00 Midnight

1) School of Basic Sciences:

Biosciences Biophysical Chemistry: Protein Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Structure-Function Elucidation of Various Small Heat Shock Proteins Related to Different Diseases (Cataract, Leprosy and Tuberculosis); Biochemistry of the mechanoenzymes ATPases involved in the cellular activities like DNA replication and Protein degradation (ubiquitin-proteasome & Autophagy mediated) and associated disease like Cancer, G-protein Coupled Receptors & Signal Transduction, Chemical and Cellular Biology, Peptide/Protein Design & Engineering, Computational Biology.
Chemistry Coordination Aspects of Homo and Heterometallic Complexes; Metal Based Drug Design, Nanoparticle Based Sensors; Magneto Chemistry of Grid Complexes and Coordination Polymers, Bioinorganic Perspective of Coordination Complexes, Fluorescent Chemosensors, Coordination Complexes as Contrast Agent for MRI; Carbohydrate Chemistry, Synthetic Methods Development, Bioactive Natural and Unnatural Products Synthesis; Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Recognition; Metal-Organic and Covalent Open Frame (MOF and COF) Compounds; Biophysical Chemistry: Protein Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Structure-Function Elucidation of Various Small Heat Shock Proteins Related to Different Diseases (Cataract, Leprosy and Tuberculosis); Organometallic, Homogenous Catalysis, Green Chemistry; Theoretical Chemistry, Development of Theoretical and Computational Methods with Application to Electronic Structure, Electron-atom/ molecule Scattering Processes, and Electronically 'nonadiabatic' Effects and Dynamics, Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Peptides
Physics Experimental Atomic-Molecular-Surface Physics, nanomaterial, Biomolecules, Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Fiber 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 devices, Biosensors; Quantum Dissipation & Decoherence; Experimental High Energy Physics; Quantum Field Theory, String Theory and Black Holes, Soft condense Matter, 2D dilute magenetic semiconductor, photovoltaic and solar cell device
Mathematics Queueing Theory, Stochastic models, Applied Probability, Control of Queues, Complex Dynamics and Fractals, Soft Computing, Optimization Theory, Numerical Methods & Computational Fluid dynamics, Combinational Matrix Theory, Spectral Graph Theory, Functional Analysis, Variational inequalities, Complementarity problems, Data mining and Portfolio Analysis

2) School of Earth, Ocean & Climate Sciences: 

Climate Science Atmospheric Aerosols and Climate, Air-Sea Interactions and Climate Change, Tropical Meteorology, Monsoon Dynamics, Equatorial Waves, Data Assimilation, Modeling of Extreme Weather Events, Physical and Satellite Oceanography, Ocean Circulation Modeling, Polar Research, Tropical Climate Change and Extreme Events, Boundary Layer Meteorology and Cloud Physics.

3) School of Electrical Sciences:

Computer Science Network & system security, Network Surveillance, Software Defined Networks, Cryptography, Access Control, Software testing and Formal verification, Distributed algorithms, Time-varying network algorithms, Intelligent transportation systems, Software testing and verification, and IoT, Cyber-physical systems, Wireless Sensor Networks
Electronics and Communication Engineering Antenna design, Computer Vision, Cognitive radio , Digital Signal processing, Detection Systems (Radar and Sonar),Distributed sensor network, Fiber wireless (Fi-Wi) networks, Green radio, Internet of Things,Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Radar systems, Microwave and Wireless communication, Medical Imaging, Optical communication, Driver Behaviour Modelling for Autonomous Driving
Electrical Engineering Power systems, power transmission and distribution protection, wide area monitoring and application, Power Electronics, Adjustable Drive Systems, Power Quality, renewable and distributed generation systems, high voltage engineering, system modelling and control, Smart Grid Technology, Power transmission and distribution system operations, Driver Behaviour Modelling for Autonomous Driving
The School of Electrical Sciences at IIT Bhubaneswar also invites applications for Ph. D. programme from eligible candidates having degree in Electrical Engineering / Electronics & Communication Engineering under a sponsored research project entitled “Driver Behaviour Modelling for Autonomous Driving”.

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):
1. Water Resources Engineering: Hydraulics, Hydrology
2. Structural Engineering: Structural dynamics, Concrete technology
3. Geotechnical Engineering: Soil dynamics, Soil-structure interaction
4. Transportation Engineering: Transportation planning, Traffic engineering
5. Environmental Engineering: Water quality management, Solid and liquid waste management

6) School of Mechanical Sciences:
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

 7) School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: 
Light metals and alloys, Metal matrix nanocomposites, High entropy alloys, Friction stir processing, Surface engineered alloys, Batteries, Discrete element modeling , Extraction and Recycling of Metals, Fuels Cells, Microstructural modeling of thermo-mechanical processes, Modeling & simulation of metallic glasses, Structural & magnetic frustration of materials, Polymer nanocomposite films for Microsystems, First-principles study of the structure property correlations in functional oxides, Multiferroic Transition Metal Oxides, Energy harvesting using ferroics and Multiferroics, studies on beneficiation of low gradefinely disseminated iron ores, studies on recovery of nickel from chromite ore overburden.

 
(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/ Earth Science/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Electrical/ ECE/ Geoinformatics/ Remote Sensing/ Computer 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 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 or have secured a UGC/CSIR-NET JRF/INSPIRE.
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 once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.
 
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