INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI

GUWAHATI – 781039, INDIA

 

Admission to PhD Programme to start from July 2018

 

Programmes (PhD)     Eligibility (PhD)     Sponsored/Part-Time/External                         Financial Support     Application Procedure                              

 

 

Applications are invited for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme starting in July 2018. The departments/centres and areas in which these programme will be offered are:

PhD Programme

Departments/Centres

Areas

 

Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering

 

 

Human computer interaction, Data mining, Machine learning, Speech and

image processing, Artificial intelligence, Interfaces and Robotics.

 

Algorithms-Approximation algorithms, Randomized algorithms, Computational

geometry.

 

Computer networks, Distributed systems, Internet of Things and Smart

devices, Computer architecture, Formal methods, Formal verification,

Electronic Design Automation.

 

 

Dept. of Electronics & Electrical Engineering

 

 

Communication Engineering: Wireless Communications; Information Theory and Coding; Communication Networks; Computer Networks; Computational Photography; Data Compression; and Cryptography.

 

Signal Processing: Biomedical Signal and Image Processing; Speech and Handwriting Processing; Image/Video Processing and Computer Vision; Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning; Multimedia Analytics; Multimedia Security;

 

Power Systems & Power Electronics: Power Systems; Power Electronics; Power Quality; Power electronics application in power system; Micro grid and renewable energy resources; Power distribution system planning; Custom power devices; Electrical Machines; Control of Electrical Drives; Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles; High Voltage Engineering; High Voltage Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics; Condition Monitoring of Power Apparatuses; High voltage and Pulse power

 

Control and Instrumentation: Control Systems; Instrumentation; Optical metrology.

 

VLSI: Solid-State Devices, Analog and RF Integrated Circuits, Digital Systems, DSP Architectures, CAD for VLSI, High Performance Computing; MEMS; Organic Electronics

 

RF and Microwave: Antenna; Microwave Engineering; Electromagnetics; Computational Electromagnetics.

 

Photonics: Fiber Optic Communication; Optoelectronics; Optical Communication and Networks; Optical Sensors; Microwave and Photonics, Optical metrology, plasmonics and metamaterials' and smart electrotuneable plasmonic metasystems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

 

 

Hydrogen storage, Porous Medium Combustion, Force and heat transfer measurements techniques in high speed flows, Experimental and numerical microfluidics, Modeling of Lithium air battery, Microfluidics and Microscale Transport Processes, miniature thermal systems

 

 Machie Design, Rehabilitation Robotics,  Knowledge Representation and Reasoning,  Cognitive Systems and Biomechanics, Electromechanics, Coupled dynamics of electro-mechanical systems, Solid Mechanics, Inverse Problems, Compliant Mechanisms, Computational Mechanics, Composites, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, Contact-impact, Crash, Isogeometric Analysis, Ductile Fracture, Tribology, Nonlinear Vibration

 

Welding, Micro Nano Manufacturing, Powder metallurgy, Traditional medicine manufacturing

 

Materials Engineering, Micromachining processes, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

 

 

Dept. of Civil Engineering

 

 

Infrastructure, Construction Management, and Construction materials;

Environmental Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Structural

Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Water Resources Engineering and

Management;  Surveying and Remote sensing; Earth System Science and

Engineering.

 

 

Dept. of Biosciences and Bioengineering 

 

Protein-Nucleic acid interactions; Protein Biochemistry and Structural Biology; Computational Biology; Drug delivery vehicles and Bio-nanotechnology; Bioengineering and Informatics; Systems Biology and Cell signaling;

 

Apoptosis and autophagy cross talk; Molecular endocrinology; Calcium signaling; Cancer biology; Stem cell biology; Cell Reprogramming;  RNA Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology; Virology; Molecular Microbiology;

 

Nanomaterials for biomedical applications; Tissue Engineering/Stem Cells/Biomaterials; Antimicrobial peptides; Molecular diagnostics and nanobiosensors; Cancer Therapeutics; Nanobiotechnology; Biosensors;

 

Plant Tissue Culture and Secondary Metabolite Production; Plant Molecular Biology and Translational Crop Research; Medicinal Chemistry;

 

Bioprocess Engineering; Biochemical Engineering; Environmental Biotechnology; Bioprocess for Biofuel/Biotherapeutic production; Bioprocess Analytical Technology; Industrial Biotechnology;

 

Imaging Genetics and Android/iOS programming; Surgical Simulations and Mechanobiology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dept. of Chemical Engineering

 

Fluids Dynamics, Separation and Mixing Processes, Multiphase Flow, Reaction Engineering, Chemical Engineering Science, Biological physics (computational biology), Environmental Pollution Control, Energy Engineering, Process Systems Engineering, Process Control, Material science and Technology, Petroleum Science and Technology, Polymer Science and Engineering

 

 

Dept. of Design

 

 

Industrial Design; Visual communication (including art & visual culture);

Interaction and Usability engineering; Human Computer Interaction(HCI),

Design Management; Ergonomics (including Occupational health and safety),

Service design, Design for sustainability, Virtual Reality, User interaction on flexible and deformative displays;and Information communication Technology for Development(ICTD)

 

 

Dept. of Physics

 

 

Condensed Matter Physics – biomaterials, cold atoms, quantum computation,

computational materials physics, materials for energy and environmental

applications, ferroelectric and oxide materials, Graphene and analogue atomic thin materials, organic semiconductors, semiconducting materials, smart magnetic materials, Multiferroics, Luttinger liquids, soft condensed matter, spintronics, statistical physics, Percolation, Network, Self-organization, Active matters and collective motion, strongly correlated systems, superconductivity, topological insulators,  quantum turbulence, quantum phase transitions, ultracold atoms in optical lattices, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, polymer physics, AdS/CMT.

 

Laser and Photonics – Computer generated holography, optical tweezer, free

space communication, Fiber Optics, Laser Matter Interaction, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics, terahertz plasmonics and metamaterials.

 

High Energy Physics – beyond the standard model, cosmological connections,

dark matter phenomenology, astroparticle,  Heavy Flavour Physics, Collider

phenomenology, CP violation, Neutrino physics, Low energy Effective Field

Theory, Standard Model Precision Calculations.

 

Gravity, Cosmology and Astrophysics – Black hole Physics, Theoretical

Cosmology, Phenomenology of AdS/CFT, Astrophysical flows, Ultra high

energy cosmic rays, Black hole thermodynamics, Quantum field theory on

curved spacetime.

 

 

Dept. of Chemistry

 

All areas of Chemistry.

 

Dept. of Mathematics

 

 

 

Distributed Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Computer Networks,

Network Security, Computational Geometry, Algorithms, Graph Algorithms,

Data Structures

 

Functional analysis, Operator theory, Graph Theory, Harmonic Analysis,

Linear Algebra, Matrix Analysis, Number Theory, Differential Equation,

Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Biology,

Numerical Analysis, Numerical Functional Analysis, Finite Element Method

 

Probability, Stochastic Processes, Applied Statistics, Lifetime Data

Analysis, Queueing Theory, Financial Mathematics

 

 

Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences

 

Political Science, Development Studies, Linguistics, Psychology, English,

History, and Economics.

 

 

Centre for the Environment

 

Environmental Chemistry/Biotechnology/Economics/Engineering; Bioengineering; Environmental Chemical Biology; Waste Water Treatment and supply; Solid Waste Management; CO2 Capture/storage; Atmospheric Chemistry; Air Quality monitoring; Environmental Hydraulics; Environmental Genomics; Environmental aspects of Algal Biotechnology; and Other emerging areas of environment with interdisciplinary application of science, technology, arts and humanities.

Centre for Energy

Biochemical, Bio-process engineering, Renewable energy, Algal Biofuels, fossil energy, energy efficiency and energy storage, Porous medium combustion, waste to energy, Biofuel cells, Solar energy, clean coal technology, Power systems and Smart grid, Cogasification of biomass and coal, Lignocellulosic bioethanol.

 

Centre for Nanotechnology

 

 

 

Experimental and Computational studies of micro- and nano-fluidics; Nano Electronics and Optics; Nanomaterials; Nanobiotechnology; Nano Devices and Applications; Polymer Synthesis and Optoelectronic Applications.

 

Centre for Linguistic Science and Technology

 

 

Language Processing, Language and Cognition, Pathological Speech Processing, Quantitative Phonetics, Computational Phonology, Speech Analysis/Synthesis, Recognition of Linguistic, Para-linguistic and Non-linguistic Information from Speech, Spoken Language Resources, User Interface, Script Processing, Type Design and Typography, Language Acquisition and Visual Attention.

 

Centre for Rural Technology

 

 

Technology and Development; Public Policy and Governance; Energy, Environment, Rural Water Supply, Rural Point of Use of Indigenous Water Treatment Systems, Climate Change and Development; Environment Assessment; Water Resources; and Agro-Food Processing, Bio-fertilizer Development, Soil Quality Improvement.

 

Categories of PhD Students 

 

The Institute admits PhD students under the following categories:

 

i)   REGULAR

A student in this category works full-time for his/her PhD degree.  He/she receives assistantship from the Institute or fellowship from CSIR/UGC or any other recognized funding agency.

 

The following are the criteria for receiving assistantship from the Institute:

 

·         B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent with valid and qualifying GATE score [valid and qualifying CEED score (for Dept. of Design)] above the prescribed cut off level.

·         M.Sc. or equivalent with GATE score above the prescribed cut off level/NET(JRF)/INSPIRE qualification.

·         M.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences or equivalent with NET qualification.

·         ME/MTech/MDes or equivalent.

·         GATE/CEED/NET/INSPIRE score/certificate requirement is exempted for a candidate with Master’s (M.A./M.Sc.) degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with minimum CPI of 8.0 OR ME/MTech/MDes or equivalent

 

 

ii)  SPONSORED (FULL-TIME)

A student in this category is sponsored by a recognized R&D organization, academic institution, government organization or industry for doing research in the Institute on a full-time basis. He/She must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field. The Institute does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student. Sponsorship letter (Form I) must be attached with the application.

 

 

iii) SELF-FINANCED (FULL-TIME)

A student in this category works full-time towards the PhD Programme. The Institute does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student.

 

 

iv) PROJECT STAFF

This category refers to a student who is working on a sponsored project in the Institute and is admitted to the PhD Programme to work on a full-time or part-time basis. The remaining duration of the project at the time of admission should be at least one year. If the project gets completed before the student completes his/her PhD Programme, his/her category will be converted to that of SELF-FINANCED unless he/she is granted an assistantship/fellowship from the Institute or any other agency. No Objection Certificate (Form II) must be attached with the application.

 

v)  PART-TIME

A student in this category is a professionally employed person (including the staff of IIT Guwahati), who pursues the PhD Programme while continuing the duties of his/her service. He/She must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field. The Institute does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student. A No Objection Certificate from the Head of the Institution/Organisation in which he/she is employed (Form III) must be enclosed at the time of application.  

 

vi)  EXTERNAL

This category refers to a student employed in an R&D organization/academic institution/industry having adequate research facilities. The research work leading to the PhD degree may be carried out largely in the parent organization of the candidate under a Local Supervisor from the organization but with the overall guidance provided by a faculty member (Institute Supervisor) of the Department/Centre in which he/she is registered. He/She must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organization with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field. The Institute does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a student. A certificate from the Head of the sponsoring Institution/Organisation in which he/she is employed (Form IV) must be enclosed at the time of application.

 

 

Note:  The word `Form’ used under this section refers to the forms as specified in the Application Form for Admission to

            PhD Programme.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Admission into PhD Programme

 

Minimum CPI or Percentage of marks in the qualifying degree, with specific requirements for different streams, have been indicated below:

 

   Note:   (a)    For eligibility for financial assistance for regular category candidates, please see the section “Financial Support” below.

 

(b)       Minimum experience required for Sponsored (Full-time), Self-Financed, Part-Time, and External categories of candidates, have also been indicated below.

 

PhD in Engineering

 

                For admission to the PhD Programme in Engineering departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following  criteria:

 

i)      Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Sciences/Veterinary Sciences/Pharmacy in a relevant 

         area with a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

 

ii)    Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Sciences or equivalent in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of  either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% of marks.

 

iii)  A candidate having a Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent in a relevant area, with a Postgraduate Degree in Management Science(Finance) or MBA with Finance specialization or equivalent, is also considered for admission in the area of specialization `Construction Management’, of the Department of Civil Engineering. The candidate should have a minimum of either 6.0 CPI in a 10 point scale or 60% marks in Bachelor's level and either 6.0 CPI in a 10 point scale or 60% marks in the postgraduate degree.

 

iv)   A candidate having MSc degree with Mathematics as a subject at bachelor’s level is also considered for  

       admission in the Department of Civil Engineering. The candidate should have a minimum of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale  CPI or 70% marks in Master’s level with consistent first class at other levels.

 

 

v)      A candidate having a Two-year Master's degree (after completion of 4-year Bachelor's degree) or three-year Master's degree (after completion of 3-year Bachelor's degree) in Engineering/ Technology/Science in a relevant area with minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks,

Or

A candidate with a Two-year MSc degree (after completion of 3-year Bachelor's degree) in a relevant area with minimum CPI of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% marks, is also considered for admission in the Department of Biotechnology.

 

vi)  Postgraduates in Computer Science (ALCCS) from Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), with a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks, are also eligible to apply for admission in to PhD programme in Computer Science and Engineering

 

               vii)   A regular student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her MTech studies and having a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the end of second semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her third semester of study. Such students can receive only PhD Degree.

 

               viii)     A student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her BTech studies and having a minimum CPI of 7.0 at the end of sixth semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her seventh semester of study. Such students can receive dual BTech and PhD Degree. Both the degrees will be awarded after completion of PhD degree.

 

 

 

PhD in Design

 

For admission to the PhD Programme in Design, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

 

i)   Candidates having MArch/MDes degree or MTech/ME degree in a relevant area, with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

 

  ii) Master’s degree in Applied Arts/ Ergonomics/Fine Arts/Psychology/Physiology/Occupational Safety and Health/ Journalism/ Mass Media Communication with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% marks.

 

iii) Two-year Master’s degree in Management (MBA or equivalent) with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% marks with relevant studies in Design field, and Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

 

  ivFour-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Design or Engineering/Technology or Five-year BArch degree or equivalent in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% of marks.

 

              v)    Four-year Undergraduate Diploma in Design (NID or equivalent), with postgraduate qualification in relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% marks.

 

 vi)    A two-year Post-graduate Diploma in Design and relevant areas (NID/CEPT or equivalent) with first class at Bachelor’s  level.

 

          vii)  BFA (4-year professional programme, after 10+2)/GD Art (5-year programme after 10th standard) with one year    
                   professional experience, with a minimum CPI of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% of marks.

           

         viii)  Master of Computer Application(MCA) degree, with one year of professional experience, with a minimum  CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

           ix)  A regular student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her MDes studies and having a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the end of second semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her third semester of study. Such students can receive only PhD Degree.

           x) A student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her BDes studies and having a minimum CPI of 7.0 at the end of sixth semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her seventh semester of study. Such students can receive dual BDes and PhD Degree. Both the degrees will be awarded after completion of PhD degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PhD in Science

 

For admission to the PhD Programme in Science departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following   
                  criteria:

 

               i)   Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

 

              ii)   Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale        or 60% of  marks.

 

            iii)   Four-year Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Engineering/Technology/Design/Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% of marks.

 

 

PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences

 

For admission to the PhD Programme in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

 

                i)   Master’s degree in Arts/Commerce/Science in a relevant area with a minimum of either 5.5 in a 10 point scale or 55% marks or equivalent.

 

               ii)  Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% marks.

 

iii)    Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Design or equivalent in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% marks.

  

For PhD in Centre for the Environment, Centre for Energy, and Centre for Nanotechnology 

 

            i)     Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology/Design/Architecture/Medical Sciences in a relevant area with a

                   minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

 

           ii)     Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Sciences or equivalent in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% of marks.

           iii)   Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% marks.

 

            iv)  Master’s degree in Social Sciences, in a relevant area, with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% marks, is  also considered for admission to the Centre for the Environment.

 

For PhD in Centre for Linguistic Science and Technology

 

i)         Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology in CSE / ECE / EEE or equivalent / Master of Design with a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

ii)         Master of Science in CSE / IT / ECE / Physics / Mathematics / Statistics/Speech and Language Pathology/ Audiology or equivalent, with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

iii)         Master of Arts in Linguistics/any language with specialization in Linguistics/Language Studies or equivalent, with a minimum CPI of either 5.5 in a 10 point scale or 55% of marks.

iv)    Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology in CSE / ECE / EEE or equivalent / Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Design, with a minimum CPI of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% of marks.

v)         Four-year Undergraduate Diploma in Design (NID/ CEPT or equivalent), with postgraduate qualification in relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% marks.

vi)      A two-year Post-graduate Diploma in Design (NID/ CEPT or equivalent) with first class at Bachelor’s level.

 

 

For PhD in Centre for Rural Technology

 

For admission to the PhD Programme in Rural Technology, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

 

i)              Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Environmental Science/Agriculture and other relevant fields with a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

 

ii)             Master of Science with a minimum CPI of either 6.0 in a 10 point scale or 60% of marks.

 

iii)            Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Agriculture or equivalent in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of either 7.0 in a 10 point scale or 70% of marks.

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE FOR SPONSORED, PART-TIME AND EXTERNAL CATEGORIES OF APPLICANTS FOR PHD PROGRAMME

 

1.    Candidate in Sponsored, Part-time and External categories must be a regular employee of the sponsoring  organization with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field.

 

 

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS FOR CANDIDATES STILL TO APPEAR IN QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS

 

Candidates still to appear in their qualifying degree examinations may also apply, provided they appear in all their qualifying degree examinations and complete all requirements for their degrees before 13-07-2018. If selected, such candidates shall be admitted provisionally, and they will have to furnish the results of their qualifying degree examinations latest by 20-08-2018. Further, they must fulfill the minimum requirements of marks/CPI, and other conditions like valid GATE score/CEED score/NET or INSPIRE certificate (as may be applicable) etc., as mentioned under eligibility criteria for respective programmes. Failure to fulfill any of these requirements, shall automatically result in cancellation of admission.

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Relaxation for SC/ST/PwD Candidates: Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks or 0.5 CPI for SC/ST/PwD applicants.

 

Reservation of Seats for SC, ST, OBC(Non-creamy layer) and PwD categories.

OBC(Non-creamy layer) candidates will have to enclose certificate and self-declaration statement as per format indicated below. The OBC(NCL) Certificate, issued by competent authority, on or after  01-04-2017, shall only be acceptable.  

 

 

 

Financial Support

(For regular students, who are Indian nationals)

 

 

1. Institute assistantships will be available to eligible PhD students as per prevailing (MHRD, GOI/UGC) norms, as applicable from time to time. The present rates of assistantships are as below:

 

Qualifying Degree

Assistantship Rates

 

Junior Research Fellow(JRF)

 

B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent with valid and qualifying GATE score [valid and qualifying CEED score (for Dept. of Design)] above the prescribed cut off level OR M.Sc. or equivalent with GATE score above the prescribed cut off level/NET/INSPIRE qualification OR M.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences or equivalent with NET qualification OR ME/MTech or equivalent

 

[GATE/CEED/NET/INSPIRE score/certificate requirement is exempted for a candidate with Bachelor’s (B.Tech./B.Des.)/Master’s (M.A./M.Sc.) degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with minimum CPI of 8.0 OR ME/MTech/MDes or equivalent

 

1st & 2nd Year :  Rs.25,000/- p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Research Fellow(SRF)

 

JRF with 2(two) years of research experience

 

3rd to 5th Year : Rs.28,000/- p.m.

 

     

 

2. Assistantships from external funding organizations will be available as per terms and conditions of the concerned
funding organizations.

 

 

3. Students receiving assistantships from the Institute or fellowships from any other funding agencies, are required to     
     perform academic duties as per prevailing norms.

 

4. The continuation of the assistantship/fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance of the assigned duties and
      satisfactory progress of the student in the PhD Programme.

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For appearing in the PhD interview under regular category of candidates, to-and-fro sleeper class railway fare or equivalent will be paid by the shortest route from the communication address to the Institute.

 

Application Procedure

  

First Step

 

Please get a print-out of the `Guideline for Filling-up Online PhD Application Form’, by visiting the concerned website given below.

 

 

Second Step

 

For filling-up Online Application Form, first of all, please keep ready with you the following documents (including scanned soft copies of some of the documents, as specified below, to be available in your computer or CD or Pen Drive for direct uploading). Otherwise, you may have difficulty in completing on-line submission of your application form.

 

 (i)   A SCANNED SOFT COPY of your recent coloured photograph of size more than 15 KB but less than 100 KB (4.5 cm. x 3.5 cm.) with file type jpeg or jpg or gif only, for direct uploading in to the Online Application Form. Please note that uploading of your coloured photograph is mandatory.

 

IF A SCANNED COPY OF YOUR COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH IS NOT UPLOADED, YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION MAY BE REJECTED.

 

(ii)  A copy of your Date of Birth(DoB) Certificate (this will be required, if DoB is not mentioned in your Class X/XII Pass Certificate/Mark Sheet);

 

(iii) If applicable, A SCANNED SOFT COPY of your Caste Certificate (Possibly in 200 dpi resolution) [including OBC(NCL) Certificate as per format prescribed below)], in image format like jpeg or jpg or gif only, of having size more than 80 KB but less than 400 KB, for direct uploading in to the Online Application Form. Please note that OBC(NCL) certificate should be issued by the competent authority on or after 01-04-2017.

 

 

ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU APPLY AS  SC/ST/OBC(NCL) CANDIDATE, BUT DO NOT UPLOAD A SCANNED COPY OF THE APPROPRIATE CASTE CERTIFICATE, YOUR CLAIM FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER RESERVATION CATEGORY MAY BE REJECTED; AND YOU MAY BE CONSIDERED UNDER GENERAL CATEGORY.

 

 

 

(iv) if applicable, SCANNED SOFT COPIES of your `PwD’ Certificate (Possibly in 200 dpi resolution), having size of more than 80 KB but less than 400 KB, for direct uploading in to the Online Application Form;   

   

(v) If applicable, the appropriate Form in original relating to candidate’s Category [ i.e. Sponsored (Full-Time)/ IITG’s Project Staff/ Part-Time/ External (Sponsored) etc.] - as per format prescribed below. 

 

(vi) SCANNED SOFT COPIES of (a) Pass Certificate (Possibly in 200 dpi resolution) (Original/Provisional) and (b) Consolidated Mark Sheet of the Qualifying Degree, of size having more than 80 KB but less than 400 KB, for direct uploading in to the Online Application Form.

 

If you are not in a position to upload scanned copy of your qualifying degree pass certificate due to reasons beyond your control, if called for Written Test and/or Interview, you will be allowed to personally submit the same in the concerned Department/Centre on the day of Written Test and/or Interview

 

BUT, IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED YOUR QUALIFYING DEGREE PROGRAMME, AND DO NOT UPLOAD SCANNED COPY OF THE CONSOLIDATED MARK SHEET, YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION MAY BE REJECTED.

 

THOSE APPEARING IN THEIR FINAL EXAMINATION will need to scan and upload only the Mark Sheet of previous semester/year of the Qualifying Degree; and this is MANDATORY.

 

Please note that, if called for Written Test and/or Interview, the candidate will have to produce the Originals as well as Attested copies of all the documents relating to educational qualifications (from Class X onwards). This is also applicable for the result awaited candidates, except that along with other required documents they will produce Original as well as attested copies of all Mark Sheets up to the previous semester/year of the Qualifying Degree.

 

 

 

(vii) if applicable, A SCANNED SOFT COPY of (Possibly in 200 dpi resolution) your GATE/CEED/NET/INSPIRE Score Card/Certificate, having size of more than 80 KB but less than 400 KB, for direct uploading in to the Online Application Form*.

 

 (viii) if applicable, attested copy of Certificates relating to your  professional experience etc.

 

(ix) Demand Draft : Demand Draft is NOT REQUIRED now. It will be required for a candidate only and only if he/she is called to appear in Written Test and/or Interview.

 

In other words, if a candidate is shortlisted and called** to appear in Written Test and/or Interview, only then he/she will be required to arrange a Demand Draft for Rs.150/- for all female candidates, Rs.150/- for all SC/ST/PwD candidates and Rs. 300/- for all other candidates from any nationalized bank, in favour of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI, payable at Guwahati.

 

 

Note:   * If you are yet to receive the original GATE/CEED/NET/INSPIRE Score Card/ Certificate, at least get the downloaded version of the same  from the concerned website. 

 

 

 ** Instead of waiting to receive the call letter, you may keep on visiting and seeing updates in the website of the department/centre in which you are applying for admission.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOW NOT REQUIRED TO SEND HARD COPIES OF ANY APPLICATION RELATED DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING THE DOWNLOADED ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM OR ANY DEMAND DRAFT, TO THE INSTITUTE.

 

IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED AND CALLED BY THE CONCERNED ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT/CENTRE FOR WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW,  THEN ONLY YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERSONALLY BRING ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS IN ORIGINAL (ALONG WITH A SET OF DUPLICATE COPIES).

Third Step

 

Please:

 

(i) enter in to the zone of Online Application Form by visiting the concerned website given below; and

 

(ii) fill-up the Online Application Form [by going through  the `Guideline for Filling-up Online PhD Application Form’ ] and submit ( i.e. execution of `Final Submit’ function);

 

(iii) Upload your photo and other relevant documents as explained at points (i), (iii) and (vi) under Second Step above.

 

YOU CAN UPLOAD THESE DOCUMENTS ONLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM [i.e. only after (not before or simultaneously) successful execution of `Final Submit’ function).

 

YOU ARE AGAIN REMINDED THAT UPLOADING OF DOCUMENTS AS STATED AGAINST POINTS (i), (iii), (iv), (vi) AND (vii), WHEREVER APPLICABLE, UNDER SECOND STEP ABOVE, SHALL BE MANDATORY. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY TO THIS REQUIREMENT, YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE REJECTED.

 

 

Fourth Step

 

Please:

 

(a) take a print-out of your filled-up Online Application Form; and

 

(b) also keep a copy of your Filled-up Online Application Form saved in your computer or a CD or a Pen Drive (if the computer does not belong to you) for your future reference.

 

Fifth Step

After getting the print-out of your Online Application Form, you may put your signature with date on the print-out of your filled-up Online Application Form. 

 

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SEND THE SIGNED HARD COPY [DOWNLOADED COPY] OF YOUR APPLICATION FORM TO IIT GUWAHATI NOW@.

 

Note: @    Please note that, if you are called to appear in Written Test and/or Interview, then only you will be required to submit (i) all these documents (including your signed and filled-up Online Application Form), PLUS (ii) the required Demand Draft in original [as explained at point (ix) under `Second Step’], in the Department/Centre in which you are applying for admission.  

 

FURTHER, IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO PHD PROGRAMMES OF MORE THAN ONE DEPARTMENT/CENTRE, you will be required to follow the entire process COMPLETELY SEPARATELY for each of the concerned departments/centres.

 

LASTLY, PLEASE NOTE THAT, IN CASE OF ANY MISTAKE, YOU CAN EDIT AND CORRECT CONTENTS OF YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM, UP TO ITS LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION   [ i.e. UP TO 5.00 P.M. OF 16-04-2018] ONLY.

 

 

 

Guideline for filling-up Online PhD Application Form

For downloading/taking print-outs of the Guideline, please visit our website given below:

https://online.iitg.ernet.in/phd/downloads/guideline_phd.pdf 

 

 

Online Application Form

For getting access and filling-up Online Application Form, please visit our website given below:

https://online.iitg.ernet.in/phd  

 

 

 

Formats for Certificates (As may be applicable)

For downloading/taking print-outs of the required certificate formats (as may be applicable for you), please visit our website given below:

 

 Format for Certificate

 

OBC (Non-creamy Layer)

 

https://online.iitg.ernet.in/phd/downloads/OBC_Certificate_Format_IITG.pdf

   

 

Format for Candidate’s Category Certificate

Form I – for ponsored (Full-Time)

https://online.iitg.ernet.in/phd/downloads/PHD_Sponsored_Full_Time.pdf 

 

 

Form II - for IITG’s  Project Staff

https://online.iitg.ernet.in/phd/downloads/PHD_Project_Staff_Form.pdf

 

Form III – for Part-Time

 

https://online.iitg.ernet.in/phd/downloads/PHD_Part_Time.pdf

 

   Form IV – for External (Sponsored)

https://online.iitg.ernet.in/phd/downloads/PHD_External.pdf

 

 

Selection

 

The Institute reserves the right to call a limited number of candidates for written test and/or interview/portfolio review, if required, based on performance in GATE/NET/CEED/INSPIRE, grades/marks in the qualifying examination, etc.

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Legal Jurisdiction

 

The Courts at Guwahati alone shall have the jurisdiction to settle and decide all matters and disputes related to the above referred admission process, as IIT Guwahati is the organizing Institute. 

 

Starting of online application process from 10.00 a.m. of 22 March 2018 onwards.

Closing of online application process ► by 5.00 p.m. of 16 April 2018.

ADVT. NO. ACAD/ Admissions/PhD/01/2018

Note : The above information are not the complete set of  Rules & Regulations for the PhD programme of IIT Guwahati.

 

 

 

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