Doctoral Program in
Interdisciplinary Research

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati will be offering doctoral program in interdisciplinary research in Humanities, Sciences, Engineering and Design in addition to the departments and centers from July 2020

How do I apply

Interested candidates need to separately apply for Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Research in Humanities, Sciences, Engineering and Design Domain. In this domain research proposal along with the proposed faculty members will be available in the advertisement.

Candidates need to select at least one and maximum two Research Proposals out of listed out on their interests and eligibility.

Am I Eligible

All the minimum education qualification and minimum percentage, etc. including national level examination qualification remain same and it will be mentioned against each proposal.

What is the process of selection

Each proposal will have a separate committee to decide the shortlisting criteria and mode of selection. There will be a four-member committee comprises of two proposed faculty members and one nominee of both the HoD . This committee will submit shortlisting and selection criteria to the academic section for approval.

A separate day will be scheduled for the selection of candidates for the Interdisciplinary PhD programme so that it will not clash with the schedules of the departments. All these committees will schedule and complete the selection process on that day. Since every candidate can choose maximum of two proposals, in case if any candidate is shortlisted for selection process by two panels/proposals then selection can be scheduled so that those candidates can attend both the selection processes.

Where will I work?

Selected candidates need to work with the proposed faculty members only (Supervisors are fixed at the time of selection itself).

At the time of selection, depending on the academic background of the candidate, the selection committee decides on the parent department (i.e., one of the departments of the supervisors) at which the selected candidate will be admitted. All other rules and regulations of the parent department (as decided by the selection committee) will be applicable to the admitted student.

Floated Proposal for 2020

1. Investigation of enzyme reactions in densely crowded Mitochondria in living cells

Preferred Degree: Biosciences, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics with interest in biology


Date of Online Interview: 21 July, 2020

2. Optimal RADAR sensor placement in tactically important areas

Preferred Degree: Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering.


Date of Online Interview: 28-31 July, 2020

3. Exploring Neural Networks for Algorithmic Problems

Preferred Degree: Computer Science and Engineering,Electronics and Electrical Engineering.


Date of Online Interview: 10 July, 2020

4. Lightweight Hybrid Impact Resistant Materials with Shear Thickening Fluid Filled 3D Printed Microlattice

Preferred Degree: BTech in Mechanical Engineering, MTech in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Engineering


Date of Online Interview: 17 July, 2020 (Tentative)

9. Manual lifting of passenger car (heavy load) with mechanical device: user centered design approach

Preferred Degree: Design,Mechanical Engineering. (preferable to have CAD/CAE software


Date of Online Interview: 6 July, 2020

10. Biomechanical Evaluation of Indian Made Implants for Spine Surgery

Preferred Degree: Mechanical Engineering, Biosciences.


Date of Online Interview: To be notified later

13. Security in Distributed Shared Memory

Preferred Degree: Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics


Date of Online Interview: -       No Candidates Shortlisted

14. Climate Resilient Infrastructure for city of Guwahati

Preferred Degree: MTech in Environment Science or Civil Engineering or MA/MSc Economics /Relevant Specialisation with knowledge of climate modelling


Date of Online Interview: 8 July, 2020

Copyrights © 2023 Academic Affairs, IIT Guwahati.