Centre for Disaster Management and Research (CDMR)
IIT GUWAHATI
Ph.D. Program

Name of curriculum: PhD in Disaster Management Proposes to kick start in July 2021

Name of degree: PhD (Disaster Management)

Duration: As per IITG PhD ordinance

Intake: 05 students per batch (in future intake may be increased).

Potential Clientele:

Students from NITs, Universities, CSIR institutes etc. Professionals from Industry, NGOs, Govt., Corporates (e.g. ITC, TATA, Reliance, etc.) working in the field of disaster management and related fields.

The Centre proposes to admit 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Centre. 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.

ADMISSION

Eligibility Criteria:

The details of the eligibility criteria (i.e. minimum qualifications and experience) for admission to Ph D degree programme are given below. The Senate reviews the same from time to time. Relaxation in academic qualification for reserved categories of students is as per Government of India guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

i) Master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Agri-Engineering/ Design/ Architecture/ Disaster Management/ Sciences and other relevant fields (Environmental Science/Agriculture/Social Sciences/ Economics/ Geology/ Statistics, etc.) with a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 6.0 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 7.0 or 70% of marks.

iv) Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Agriculture or equivalent in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 65% of marks, from any of the Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

Admission Process:

Admission to the Ph D degree programme takes place in July / December every year. Candidates are selected through a written test or interview or both.

Course Work: As per the Ph.D. ordinance

Duration of the Programme: As per the Ph.D. ordinance

Award of PhD Degree: As per the Ph.D. ordinance

Proposed Intake:

Starting with 05 seats for PhD admission in July 2021.