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Admission to PhD Programmes for July 2021 Session

Departments / Centres offering PhD Programmes and
Available Areas of Research for July 2021 Session Admission

Important Announcement:
  • You need to choose (at least two/three) Areas of Research (Discipline / Specialization and Research Sub Areas) 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,
  • If a department has multiple disciplines/specializations, the department may prepare discipline/specialization wise merit list for final selection. The departments will give this information (including the number of choices allowed) to the candidates at an appropriate time. In this case, as per their eligibility, the candidates have option to choose multiple disciplines/specializations by giving their order of preferences.

Department/Centre Available Areas of Research Link to Poster/ Dept./ Centre
Discipline / Specialization Research Sub Areas
Computer Science and Engineering 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, Logic in Computer Science, 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. EEE Department
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; High power density motor design; Inductive charging for EVs; Vector Control of Motors.
RF and Photonics: Antenna; Microwave Engineering; Electromagnetics; Computational Electromagnetics. Fiber Optic Communication; Optoelectronics; Photonics Integrated Circuits, Optical Communication, Optical Networks; Optical Sensors; Microwave and Photonics; Optical Instrumentation; Plasmonics and metamaterials and smart electrotuneable plasmonic metasystems; Silicon photonics, Structural Health Monitoring Using fiber Optics, Distributed Acoustic Sensors, Optical Signal Processing, Digital Holography, Phase Imaging.
Signal Processing and Machine Learning: 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; Biometrics and Biometric counter-spoofing; Privacy preserving analysis for secure computation; Secure key distribution and management in wireless sensor networks.
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; Quantum Computing; Hardware Security
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Isogeometric analysis, computational contact mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Robotics and Control, Hydrodynamic Bearings, Tribology, Smart Materials & Smart Structures, Composite Materials and Structures, Noise, Vibration and Harshness in Electric Vehicles, Machine/Deep Learning in Finite Element, Finite element analysis in Multiphysics: Acoustics, Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Forming, Applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Underwater Exploration, Rotor Dynamics.

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids, Hydrodynamics of Active Soft Matter, Experimental Microfluidics, fluid-structure interaction, Vortex induced vibration, Large eddy simulation, Computational Gas Dynamics, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Porous medium combustion, Thermal Energy Storage, Artificial intelligence in CFD (AI-CFD), Multiphase flow, Hydrogen storage and thermal energy storage, Aeroacoustics.

Additive manufacturing, Data-Driven Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, Structural Topology Optimization, Molecular Dynamics, Materials Engineering, Smart Materials & Smart Structure, CAD CAM, Biomechanics and gait analysis, Welding and joining, Laser based manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing of hydrogen energy system, Biomedical Devices and systems, Traditional medicine manufacturing systems, Metal Forming, Powder Metallurgy & its Fatigue Performance

ME Department
Civil Engineering Environment Engineering (For Civil Engineering Department, Sub-Area is not required to be filled in the application form) CE Department
Geotechnical Engineering
Infrastructure Engineering & Management
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering
Earth System Science and Engineering.
Biosciences and Bioengineering Biosciences and Bioengineering All Areas of Biosciences and Bioengineering. BSBE Department
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering All Areas of Chemical Engineering. Chemical Engineering Department
Design Design

Visual communication (including art & visual culture, signs, typography, drawing, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, advertising, animation, color, and electronic resources); Service design; Design for sustainability; System design; Design strategy; Product design and development; Frugal Design and Engineering; Inclusive design; Design for health and well-being; Human Computer Interaction (HCI); Interaction and Usability engineering; Virtual Reality (VR); Voice and Conversational User Interfaces; Assistive Interfaces; User interaction on flexible displays; Deformation based input methods; Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD); Input methods for digital interfaces; Ergonomics (including Occupational health and safety); Design Management; Design creativity and innovation studies; Design education and pedagogy; Design for Smart Cities; Design for Children; Electronic Product Design.

Design Department
Physics Physics

Condensed Matter & Statistical 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, Quantum turbulence and non-linear instabilities in BEC, strongly correlated systems, superconductivity, topological insulators, quantum turbulence, quantum phase transitions, ultracold atoms in optical lattices, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, polymer physics, AdS/CMT, Magnetohydrodynamics.

Laser and Photonics – Fiber optics, Laser-Matter interaction, Nonlinear optics, Quantum optics, Terahertz plasmonics and metamaterials, Cavity quantum electrodynamics, Circuit QED and Quantum optomechanics, Cold atoms for quantum computation and simulation, Plasmonics materials, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and Plasma spectroscopy.

High Energy Physics– Theory and phenomenology: Dark matter phenomenology, Neutrino physics, Heavy flavor physics, Collider physics, Standard Model Precision calculations, aspects of CP violation, Matter-antimatter asymmetry, Astro-particle physics/Cosmological connections, Inflation, Effective Field Theory in particle and nuclear physics, Physics of exotic hadrons.
Experimental particle Physics: B-Physics at Belle and Belle II and neutrino Physics at NoVA and DUNE

Astrophysics, Gravity & Cosmology - Classical & quantum aspects of 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.

Physics Department
Chemistry Chemistry All Areas of Chemistry. Chemistry Department
Mathematics Mathematics Algebra, Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Harmonic Analysis, Functional Analysis, Operator Theory, Real Analysis and Probability, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Analysis Mathematics Department
Probability and Statistics Probability and Stochastic Processes, Applied Probability, Stochastic Models, Queueing Theory, Q-learning (Reinforcement Learning in Medical Statistics), Dynamic Treatment Regime (DTR), Clinical Trials, Case-Control Study, Biostatistics, Survival Analysis, Machine learning
Computer Science Cyber Security and Privacy, Online Social Networks, Computer Networks, Data Structures, Algorithms, Distributed Algorithms, Network Algorithms, Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks, Theory of computation.
Humanities and Social Sciences Archaeology All areas HSS Department
Development Studies a. Social Movements; b. Land and Development.
History a. India's Environmental History; b. Modern History of Assam; c. Indian Business History; d. Modern Indian Diplomatic and International History
Linguistics a. phonetics & phonology; theoretical phonology; tone and intonation in the languages of the Northeast India; b. Acoustic phonetics, Phonetics of tone languages & Tibeto-Burman languages
Philosophy All areas
Psychology All areas
Sociology Sociology of Gender & Law.
Energy 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 Environment Environmental Organic and Inorganic Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Economics/ Engineering; Bioengineering; Biopolymers and Biomacromolecules; Environmental Chemical Biology; Waste Water Treatment and supply; Solid Waste Management; Environmental process system; Oil recovery; 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 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 Rural Technology Waste water treatment, Solid Waste management, Food Biotechnology, Biofertilizer production, Soil Quality Management. Centre for Rural Technology
Linguistic Science and 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
Disaster Management and Research Disaster Management and Research Structural Engineering, Low-cost housing, Transport (accessibility and disaster resilience), Environmental economics, Earthquake ground motion characterization, Seismic resilience of structures, Seismic and blast induced disasters, Design for disaster risk reduction, Frugal technologies for disaster risk reduction, Disaster modelling using AI and Machine Learning, Deformation of metallic structures under crash loading conditions Centre for Disaster Management and Research
Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems Applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Underwater Exploration, Coral Reef 3D Printing, Energy management and control of hybrid storage systems for marine propulsion applications, Development of robotic fish, Fine-grained Analysis and Evaluation of Large Scale Machine Learning Models and Datasets, Biomedical Devices relevant to underwater healthcare, Drone technology, Battery management system. E Mobility, Propulsion system development for Underwater vehicles, sensor and actuator development specific to underwater applications, underwater communication system, Underwater Image processing, Underwater repair of metallic and nonmetallic structures. Health monitoring of underwater structures, Dynamics and Control of underwater vehicles.

(funded from the NMICPS TIH Project for 4 years)

For more details contact:
Prof. S. K. Dwivedy, HoC, CICPS

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