Special PhD Admission Programme Only Under CSIR/UGC/DST-Inspire-JRF Scheme


Rolling advertisement   



Department of Chemistry


for its 7th Round Selection against 10 Seats


 [Gen. ( Open Merit) - 05, OBC(NCL) - 03, SC - 01 and ST – 01]  




Applications are invited for Special PhD Admission Programme Only Under CSIR-JRF Scheme for Department of Chemistry of the Institute, as per details below:


PhD Programme




Dept. of Chemistry


Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry and other related interdisciplinary branches.



Category of PhD Student to be Admitted



`REGULAR’  only

A student in this category works full-time for his/her PhD degree. 



Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Admission


For admission to the Ph.D. programme (Regular category) under CSIR-JRF scheme in the Department of Chemistry, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

1.      The candidate must have to have a valid CSIR–JRF qualification


(i)    Master’s degree in Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics/Biosciences or in other relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.

If a final year MSc student i.e. a student have appeared in the qualifying degree examination (M.Sc.) and his/her results are awaited OR he/she is going to appear in all the subjects of his/her qualifying degree examination is also eligible to apply and sit for the selection process provided he/she has a valid CSIR certificate. If selected he/she can join the program. Please note that, for such candidates, selections shall be provisional. And all provisionally selected candidates   shall have to produce their original pass certificates and Mark Sheets of the qualifying degree examination within One Month of the selection process as per the rule of the institution, for regularization – failure to which their admissions shall stand automatically cancelled.


(ii)               Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.


(iii)  Four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Science from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)/Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.


(iv) Four-year Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Engineering/Technology /Science (from other than IITs/IISc) in a relevant

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


OBC(Non-creamy layer) candidates will have to enclose certificate and self-declaration statement as per format indicated below. OBC(NCL) Certificate, issued by competent authority, on or after  01-04-2014, shall only be acceptable.



Application Procedure

Application format may be downloaded from the link given below:





      See the Institute notification also:


A candidate has to produce Endorsement by only one proposed mentor from the Department of Chemistry (E-mail consent will also be considered) along with the application.


The complete application form along with proof of valid CSIR-JRF certificate, Endorsement letter/Email copy from the proposed mentor, and other necessary documents as proof of previous qualifications/experiences, should be sent via postal mail to the Head of the Department, Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati-781039.

The envelope containing the application materials should bear the header: Special PhD Admission Program Only under CSIR-JRF Scheme

The candidates may send scanned copies of his/her application form, along with all the supporting documents, as a matter of advanced intimation, to the E-mail id:



Selection Procedure


The candidates will be intimated well in advance the interview. Candidates called for interview are eligible for reimbursement of to-and-fro sleeper class railway fare or equivalent by the shortest route from the address for communication to the Institute, as per institute norms.


Financial Support


(a)    This will solely come from the CSIR and the fellowship will be available to eligible students as per prevailing (CSIR, GOI) norms, as applicable from time to time. The students admitted under special drive of CSIR-JRF scheme of the Institute will not be entertained to request for a financial assistance to the Institution in any form at any circumstances during the period of his/her Ph.D. programme.


(b)   Students receiving fellowships from any source are required to perform academic duties as per prevailing norms of the Institute.


(c)    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.


Please note that all correspondence on this subject will have to be made to the address given below:


The Head,

Department of Chemistry

IIT Guwahati, Guwahati-781039

Ph: +91-361-2582350