भा.प्रौ.सं. गाँधीनगर: उत्कृषटता के 15 वर्षसमाचार

List of Candidates Provisionally Selected for admission to PhD Regular & PhD CDP Programme AY: 2023-24 (Semester-II). Click here to View result.



IIT Gandhinagar is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars.

Currently, we offer Ph.D. programmes in Biological Sciences and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Humanities & Social Sciences.

Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable match of interest. IIT Gandhinagar also offers a Start Early Ph.D. Fellowship with additional financial support for exceptionally qualified undergraduate students from select colleges wishing to start on a direct Ph.D. programme after B.Tech.

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Important Dates

  • October 03, 2023

    Application Deadline

    October 09, 2023 (tentative)

    Announcement of the Shortlisted Candidates

    November 1-November 10, 2023 (tentative)

    Written test and/or interview

    November 23, 2023 (tentative)

    Announcement of Result

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  • Eligibility Criteria

    Eligibility Criteria

    At least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech./BS (IISc, IISER)/BS-MS (IISER) or equivalent degree in appropriate branches. Above mentioned eligibility criteria is minimum at Institute level.

    For department wise minimum eligibility criteria, please click here. The departments may use higher cut off levels for short listing besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria.

  • Admission Categories

    Admission Categories

    Regular(RR): Fulltime residential research candidate.

    Continuing Doctoral Programme (CDP): This if for the candidates working in industry or as a faculty in any educational institution. In this category the candidate is given advance admission with 90 days of residency requirement in 1st year and on successful completion of 1st year, the admission is confirmed with the expected minimum 2 years of full time residential requirement on campus for completing course work and a major part of thesis work. After 2-years, the candidate may be permitted to go back to parent organization subject to significant progress in thesis work. Subsequently, the candidate is expected to complete at least 2 weeks of residency at the Institute for each semester all through the PhD programme. A certificate in support of the candidature must support the application. Click here for more details about the programme.

  • Financial Support

    Financial Support

    Students joining the Ph.D. program as regulars (RR) may be considered for the Institute Fellowship (subjected to availability of fund) based on the following norms:

    1. Candidates with qualifications in any of the points (a-f) mentioned below are eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs. 31,000/-.
      • a). Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET/GATE Qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (B.Tech/B.E.) with NET/GATE Qualification or Postgraduate Degree in Professional Courses (M.Tech/M.E. etc)
      • b). BTech degree from a CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institute) with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10).
      • c). MSc/MA from IITs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
      • d). BS from IISc with CPI at least 6.4 (on a scale of 8)
      • e). BS-MS from IISERs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
      • f). BS from IISERs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
    2. After successful completion of two years in a regular PhD programme, a PhD candidate may be eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs. 35,000/-.

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  • Admission Procedure

    Admission Procedure

    Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and/or interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.

    The mode (offline/online) and dates for the written test (if any) and interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates by their respective departments.

    In addition to the announced admission cycles with prescribed deadline of application, the Institute also considers applications any time of the year in case of exceptional candidates. Based on the qualifications of the candidates and the need of the discipline concerned, applications received are processed through duly constituted selection committees at regular intervals.

  • Application Procedure

    Application Procedure

    All applications must be submitted online. If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application for each discipline. After successful submission of the application form, you will receive an application number and a link to download the application form. Please save the application form. You need to furnish hardcopy of the application form and self attested copies of all the relevant documents at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected

    Application Fees: Rs. 150/- (SC/ST/PD Category), Rs. 300/- (Others)
    You NEED NOT send the hard-copy of the application form.

    Important Dates

    Application Deadline - October 03, 2023
    Announcement of the Shortlisted Candidates - October 09, 2023 (tentative)
    Written Examinations/Interviews - November 1-November 10, 2023 (tentative)
    Announcement of Result - November 23, 2023 (tentative)

  • Focus Areas
    • Biological Sciences and Engineering

      Epigenetics, DNA Regulatory Mechanisms, Quadruplex Nucleic Acids in Disease Regulation, Neuroscience, Learning, Memory, Neural Control of Movement, Movement Disorders, Rehabilitation, Biomedical engineering and Instrumentation, Ultrasound Imaging, diagnostics, hydrogels, stem cells, tissue engineering, Chemical Biology, Biomolecular Crystallography, 3D-Bioprinting, Computational structural biology, Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Networks, Plant biology (development, reproduction, cell-cell signaling, biotechnology), Drug delivery technologies, Implants, Nanomedicine and Biomaterials, DNA Nanotechnology, Stem cells differentiation and tissue engineering, Evolution of stress response and genome regulation.

    • Chemical Engineering

      Chemical Reaction Engineering, Heterogeneous catalysis, Catalyst synthesis, Multiphase reactions and functional materials (CO2 capture, adsorbents), Surface Engineering and Superhydrophobic surfaces, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Drug Delivery, Wastewater treatment, Drinking water, Particulate matter and aerosols, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Polymer Processing, Polymer Gels, Polymer Blends, Shape memory polymers, Smart Polymeric Materials, Polymer Ionic Liquids, Process Engineering, Control, and Optimization, Cyber-Physical Systems for Industrial Manufacturing and Buildings, Machine Learning and Data Science, , Colloids and Interfaces, Rheology, Powder Technology, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Molecular simulations, Protein aggregation and protein folding, Biomolecular Simulations, Supercapacitors and other energy storage devices, Polymer nanocomposites, Biomaterials, Bio-printing, 3D printing, Crystallization of pharmaceuticals, nano-drug suspensions, microbubbles for biomedical applications such as drug delivery and ultrasonic imaging, polymorphic behavior of pharmaceuticals, liquid marbles, molecular dynamic simulations for aqueous solutions of drug molecules, Flow and transport in porous media, Hydrodynamic instability, Wetting behavior, Biological motors, Ion exchange resins, Building Energy Management, Indoor air quality, atmospheric transport and transformation of pollutants, Synthetic biology, protein engineering, stimuli-responsive hydrogels, Hybrid nanomaterials, and biomolecules for agricultural applications.

    • Chemistry

      Machine learning potentials in material simulations; Photocatalysis with gold nanoparticles, sunlight to hydrogen production, Single-particle spectroscopy, plasmonics; Molecular simulations of graphene membrane; Post-translational modifications influencing disordered protein aggregation; Electrochemical Reduction of CO2; Development of novel organocatalysts, Application of organocatalysis to the asymmetric synthesis of bioactive molecules; Cancer therapeutics; Drug Discovery, Synthesis of Fluorescent dyes and polymers; adsorptive materials, biomass-inorganic nanocomposites, rare earth element harvesting, Small molecule activation with Main group metal complexes

    • Civil Engineering

      Dynamic behavior; Liquefaction; Suction and collapse of unsaturated soils; Constitutive modeling; Earthquake Engineering; Geosynthetics; Machine learning architectures for Hydrological Sciences; Resilience of Urban water distribution systems; Land surface hydrologic modeling, remote sensing applications in hydrology, Climate change impacts on water resources; Dam breach and levee breach hydraulics, Integrated urban water management, Blockage/leak detection in pipes; Fire engineering, Sustainable building materials, Performance-based earthquake engineering, Tall structures, Probabilistic seismic hazard and ground motion characterisation, Seismic isolation of nuclear structures, Structural health assessment and monitoring, High-performance concrete, 3D concrete printing, Resilience of infrastructure, Computational solid mechanics, topology optimization, multiscale material modeling, Blast engineering; Environmental Engineering; Aerosol and Air Qaulity; Indoor Air Quality; Pollution Mitigation, Climate Change Risk Assessment on Water Infrastructure, Modeling of floods and droughts, Transportation Engineering, Mechanistic modeling of flexible and rigid pavements, pavement-environment interaction, urban sustainability, AI/ML applications in pavement engineering

    • Cognitive Science

      Learning, Memory, Motor Control, Movement Disorders, Rehabilitation, Visuo-motor control and processing, Emotion, Attentional selection and control, Visual Cognition, Embodied Cognition, Multlingual Cognition, Robotics, Human Robot Interaction, Decision Making, Neural Correlates of Music & Meditation, Early Detection of Alzheimers Disease using Machine learning, Brain Connectivity, Tactile Perception, Bilingual Processing, Mental Lexicon, Multisensory Perception, Curiosity

    • Computer Science and Engineering

      Graph algorithms, Algebraic circuit complexity, algorithms and complexity, Computer Vision, Image and Video Processing, Computer Graphics, Deep Learning, Large Language Models, Regression Testing, Fuzzing, Automated Program Repair, Software Reverse Engineering, Green Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering. Human-Computer Interaction, Brain-Computer Interface, Eye Tracking, Motor Control and Rehabilitation, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Internet of Things, User Experience and Usability, Formal methods and verification, and Web security.

    • Earth Sciences

      Climate Change, Solid Earth Geophysics, Geothermal Energy, Geodynamic Modelling, Mineralogy and Mineral Physics, Statistical Seismology, River Science, Earth Surface Processes, Carbonate Depositional Systems, Natural Hazards and risk, Water Resources, Remote sensing & GIS, Numerical modeling of landscapes, High Pressure Metamorphism, Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology. Archaeology, Ceramic Petrology, Ancient Technology, mircopalaeontology and palaeoclimate

    • Electrical Engineering

      1. Nanoelectronics, Nanotechnology, Advanced Semiconductor Devices, Emerging Memories, High-Frequency Analog Circuit Design, Multi-scale modeling
      2. VLSI Design, AI Hardware, Computer Architecture
      3. Biomedical Engineering, Human Computer Interaction
      4. Computer Vision, Image and Video Processing, Computer Graphics, Deep Learning
      5. Signal Processing, Soft Computing
      6. Control Systems, Estimation Theory
      7. Power Systems and Smart Grid
      8. Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
      9. Smart power electronics for Renewable Energy Integration and Electric Vehicles
      10. Photonic Sensors, Fibre-optics, Nanophotonics, Electromagnetic Metamaterials, Computational Electromagnetics

    • Humanities and Social Sciences

      Cognitive Linguistics, Psychoanalysis, Continental Philosophy, Global Modernist Studies, Modern Indian History, Northeast Indian History and History of Bengal in the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Wild Life Conservation in India and Northeast India, Human-animal Relations, Indian Writing in English, Representation of Women in Indian-English along with Bengali Literature, Indian Diasporic Literature in English, Modern Indian History especially of the North Eastern region and of Bengal

    • Mechanical Engineering

      1. Solid Mechanics, Material Mechanics, Biomechamics, Fracture mechanics
      2. Control systems, Robotics
      3. Fluid Mechanics and Heat transfer,
      4.Compressible flows-scramjet engines
      5. Combustion and Propulsion
      6. Decaying turbulence
      7. Nonlinear dynamics and wave propagation

    • Materials Engineering

      1. Porous Ceramics, Non-wetting surfaces, Surface Patterning, Tribology
      2. Antibacterial polymers
      3. Computational materials/artificial intelligence applications
      4. Biomaterials, Nanomedicine, Nanomaterials, Metal organic Frameworks, Materials Design
      5. Material Development and Defect Characterization
      6. Modeling and simulations of structure-property relations at atomic scales
      7. Mechanical property characterization of Multiphase materials

    • Mathematics

      Partial Differential Equations, Probability & Stochastic Processes, Matrix Analysis, Spectral Graph Theory

    • Physics
      High Energy Theory, AdS/CFT and Quantum Information, Effective Field theory and Gravitational Wave Physics; Gravitational Wave astronomy space and terrestrial broadband detectors; High Energy Particle Physics: B-physics, Dark Matter, beyond Standard Model phenomenology; Particle Physics Theory: Beyond the Standard Model Physics, Higgs Physics, Phenomenology, Dark Matter/Astroparticle Physics; Experimental soft condensed matter physics, microfluidics; Active Matter Physics (Experimental); Experimental condensed matter physics, 2D materials, Heterostructures, Electronic devices; Nanotechnology, Renewable energy harvesting & storage (Experimental); Nanomagnetism, Spintronics

  • PMRF

    Prime Minister's Research Fellowship

    The Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country. With attractive fellowships, the scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2018-19. The institutes which can offer PMRF include all the IITs, all the IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and some of the top Central Universities/NITs that offer science and/or technology degrees. The candidates will be selected through a rigorous selection process and their performance will be reviewed suitably through a national convention time to time. Kindly visit https://iitgn.ac.in/pmrf for more details about PMRF.