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 2019-20 in the following categories:
(1)Institute Scholar     (2)Sponsored Scholar     (3)Project Scholar (Projects running at IIT Bhubaneswar)

Opening date for online application : 11th March 2019
Last date for submission of online application : 14th April 2019 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 Inorganic: T1, T2 and paraCEST-based Contrast Agent for Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Bioinorganic Perspective of Coordination Complexes; Fluorogenic and Chromogenic Chemosensors; Magnetochemistry of Multinuclear Cluster Complexes; Ionic Liquids and Their Applications; Synthesis and Coordination Aspects of Homo and Heterometallic Complexes; Metal Based Anticancer/Imaging Agents; Functional Materials and Luminescent Materials; Nanoparticle Based Sensors; Metal-Organic and Covalent Open Frame (MOF and COF) Compounds, Organometallics, Homogenous Catalysis, Green Chemistry.
Organic: 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; Carbohydrate Chemistry, novel synthetic methods development, Bioactive Natural and Unnatural Products synthesis; Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Recognition,
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; Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Peptides; Anticancer and antimicrobial activities of plant-derived natural products.
Physical & Theoretical/Computational Chemistry: Biophysical Chemistry, Protein Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Structure-Function Elucidation of Various Small Heat Shock Proteins Related to Different Diseases (Cataract, Leprosy and Tuberculosis); Theoretical Chemistry, Development of quantum mechanical (QM) methods and applications of the same to study energetics and dynamics of bound and transient states; Computational elucidation of reaction mechanisms in chemical and biochemical processes using QM and QM/MM methods. AAA+ATPase, Cancer biomarkers.
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 magnetic semiconductor, photovoltaic and solar cell device, Light Emitting Devices.
Mathematics Queueing Theory, Stochastic models, Applied Probability, Control of Queues, Complex Analysis, Complex Dynamics and Fractals, Soft Computing, Optimization Theory, Numerical Analysis, Computational Fluid dynamics, Combinational Matrix Theory, Spectral Graph Theory, Functional Analysis, Variational inequalities, Complementarity problems, Data mining and Portfolio Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Bio-fluid dynamics, 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, Severe thunderstorm and lightening, Atmosphere and Ocean Modeling, Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Aerosols and Climate, Urban Climatology, Cloud-Aerosol Interactions, Energy and Climate.
Geology Ore Geology, Structural Geology, Mechanics and physics of earthquakes, fault slip and landslides, Bayesian inference techniques, physics of friction, rock mechanics, Near surface geophysics, Time-lapse microgravity and Engineering geophysics, Micropalaeontology, 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, Mission 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):
1. Water Resources Engineering: Hydraulics, Hydrology, Watershed Management
2. Structural Engineering: Structural Dynamics, Concrete Technology, Mechanics of laminated composites, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction.
3. Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Dynamics, Soil-structure Interaction, Ground Improvement, Offshore Geotechnology
4. Transportation Engineering: Transportation planning, Traffic engineering, Pavement Engineering
5. Environmental Engineering: Water and Wastewater Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Waste to Energy

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,Conventional Machining, Modeling & Simulation of Machining Process, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Laser Material Processing, Non-conventional Machining, Multiscale methods for Fracture, Molecular Dynamics; Fracture in Multiphysics problems; structural dynamics.

 7) School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: 
Molecular Dynamics modelling of phase formation, Friction Stir Welding, Hybrid joining, Batteries, Polymer-Nanocomposite, Multiferroic oxide solar cells.

 
(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 once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.
 
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