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Admission to PhD Programmes for December 2019 Session

Departments / Centres offering PhD Programmes and
Available Areas of Research for December 2019 Session Admission


Important Announcement:
  • You need to choose (at least three) Areas of Research according to your interest for your PhD thesis work from the following table and mention it in the online application form.
  • Also you need to write a one-page write up on proposed research work (in any one of your chosen areas of interests from the available areas of research given below) for your PhD thesis and upload it in PDF format.
  • In the online application form, you have to provide Names (and Email Addresses) of two Referees who are familiar with your academic credentials and character, and can help us with their assessment of your academic potential for PhD. If you are called for the selection process, then IIT Guwahati will contact your referees over email to provide the letter of reference detailing assessment of your academic potential for PhD,

Department/ Centre Available Areas of Research Link to Poster/ Dept./ Centre
Computer Science and Engineering Artificial Intelligence, Interpretability of AI and ML Models, Online Learning, Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems, Data Mining, NLP, Speech processing, Computer Vision, Augmented/virtual reality, Human-Computer Interaction, Nature-inspired Algorithms, Intelligent and Networked Robotics, Wireless Networks, Software-defined networking, IoT, Smart Grid, Network Security, Controller Synthesis and Games, Formal Verification, High-level Synthesis, Hardware Security, Intelligent Transportation Systems. Data Structures, Algorithms, Distributed Algorithms, Randomization, Approximation, Optimization, Computational Geometry, Distributed Systems, Multicore Architecture, Memory Systems, Near Memory Computing, Desegregated Storage and Compute Systems, Approximate Computing, Edge Computing, Autonomous Vehicles. CSE Department
Electronics and Electrical Engineering Communication Engineering: Wireless Communications; Information Theory and Coding; Communication Networks; Computer Networks; Computational Photography; Data Compression; and Cryptography. Signal Processing, Machine Learning and Data Sciences: Biomedical Signal and Medical Image Processing; Speech and Handwriting Processing; Image/Video Processing and Computer Vision; Pattern Recognition; Multimedia Analytics; Biometrics; Counter-spoofing; Security and Privacy. Power Engineering: 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. Systems, Control and Automation: Systems Theory; Control Theory and Applications; Control of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems; Artificial Intelligence based Control; Identification and Control of Nonlinear Systems; Relay Based Identification and Autotuning; Adaptive Control; Optimal Control; Robotics and Automation; Cryptography. VLSI: Solid-State Devices; Analog and RF Integrated Circuits; Digital Systems; DSP Architectures; CAD for VLSI; High Performance Computing; MEMS; Organic Electronics; Flexible Electronics; Instrumentation. RF and Microwave: Antenna; Microwave Engineering; Electromagnetics; Computational Electromagnetics. Photonics: Fiber Optic Communication; Optoelectronics; Optical Communication and Networks; Optical Sensors; Microwave and Photonics; Optical Instrumentation; Plasmonics and metamaterials and smart electrotuneable plasmonic metasystems; Silicon photonics. EEE Department
Mechanical Engineering Gait analysis, biomechanics, Biomedical Device, Operations Research, Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, Robotics, micromachining, Isogeometric analysis, Computational contact, Welding and joining, Composites Failure, Machining, CAD CAM, Thermal Energy storage, Air-conditioning. ME Department
Civil Engineering Environment Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering & Management, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, Earth System Science and Engineering. Click here for more details. CE Department
Biosciences and Bioengineering All Areas of Biosciences and Bioengineering. BSBE Department
Chemical Engineering All Areas of Chemical Engineering. Chemical Engineering Department
Design Product design and development; 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 (VR), User interaction on flexible displays; Deformation-based input methods; Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD); Input methods for digital interfaces; System design; Design strategy; and Voice and Conversational User Interfaces. Design Department
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 phase transitions, ultracold atoms in optical lattices, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, polymer physics. Laser and Photonics- Super resolution microscopy, optical tweezer, 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, 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, Astrophysical flows, Ultra high energy cosmic rays. Physics Department
Chemistry All Areas of Chemistry. Chemistry Department
Mathematics Mathematics: Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Biology, Computational Finance, Numerical Analysis of PDE, Mathematical Probability, Harmonic Analysis, Complex Dynamics and Fractals, Graph Theory, Linear Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra
Probability and Statistics: Applied Probability, Stochastic Processes, Queueing Theory, Financial Mathematics, Financial Risk Management, Statistical Methods in Finance, Q-learning (Reinforcement Learning in Medical Statistics), Dynamic Treatment Regime (DTR), Clinical Trials (Adaptive Design), Biostatistics
Computer Science: Swarm Robotics, Wireless Sensor Networks, Distributed Computing, Computer Networks, Network Security, Algorithms, Machine learning Algorithms, Machine learning algorithms in Bioinformatics
Mathematics Department
Humanities and Social Sciences 1. Archaeology; 2. Development Studies (sub area: Agriculture & Rural Development); 3. Economics; 4. English; 5. History; 6. Linguistics (sub areas: Bilingual language processing, Socio-cognitive aspects of bilingualism, Language and cognitive processes, Phonology of tone and intonation, Acoustic phonetics, Phonetics of Tone Languages, Acoustics of pathological speech); 7. Political Science (sub area: International relations); 8. Psychology. HSS Department
Energy All the areas related to renewable energy, Smart grid, Li-ion battery storage, Solar energy material, Solar Thermal, Clean coal technology, Biofuel cell, Cellulosic Bioethanol by recombinant enzymes, Internal combustion engine and alternative fuels, Energy efficiency and energy storage, Porous medium combustion, Biomass pyrolysis to biooil & value added products, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 to methanol, biooil via CTL, Energy material synthesis, Electronic design, Energy computation and simulation, device fabrication. Centre for Energy
Environment Environmental Organic and Inorganic Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Economics/ Engineering; Bioengineering; Biopolymers and Biomacromolecules; 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 Environment
Nanotechnology Nano/Bio Materials Science and Engineering; NanoTheranostic Devices; Nano/Bio-Electronics and Sensors; Experimental and Computational studies of micro- and nano-fluidics, Molecular Simulations; Polymer self-assembly; Polymer Nanocomposites; Nano Devices and Applications; Flow Chemistry; Catalysis for Energy; Energy Applications; All areas of Chemistry and Physics including Nanoscale Materials, Polymers, Optoelectronics, and Photonic applications. Centre for Nanotechnology
Poster for PhD in Nanotechnology
Rural Technology Vulnerability and Adaptation in Agriculture sector, Mechanical processing of agricultural wastes, Agriculture residue, Technology adoption in agriculture, Biodegradation of solid waste, Rural solid waste management, Rural water supply, Rural Sanitation, Plant Tissue Culture and Secondary Metabolite Production, Design and Development of Rural Implements, Food processing. Centre for Rural Technology
Linguistic Science and Technology Language Processing, Computational Phonology, Speech Analysis, Spoken Language Resources, Neuroimaging of Language disorders. Language and Cognition, Quantitative Phonetics, User Interface, Script Processing, Type Design and Typography, Language Acquisition and Visual Attention. Centre for Linguistic Science & Technology

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