Applications are invited for Special PhD Admission Programme Only Under CSIR-JRF/DST-Inspire-JRF Scheme for Department of Physics of the Institute, as per details given below.

Vacancies for 2019-20: Open merit: 01, EWS: 02, SC:02, ST:01

Information related to interview

  • Last date of sending application: 22nd January, 2020
  • Date of selection: 22nd February, 2020


Category of PhD Student to be Admitted : Full time 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/UGC/DST-Inspire JRF scheme in the Department of Physics, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
  • The candidate must have to have a valid CSIR/UGC/DST-Inspire JRF qualification in Physical Sciences along with one of the below mentioned qualifications

    1. Master’s degree in Physics or related area of Applied-Physics with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.


    2. B.Tech./four-year -B.S. in Engineering/Physics with a minimum of 7.5 CPI


    3. An M.Tech. after M.Sc./B.Tech./four-year-B.S. in Physics/related area of Applied-Physics with no less than 60% marks or 6.0 CPI in M.Tech. as well as in previous degree.

    4. If a final year MSc student i.e. a student who has appeared in the qualifying degree examination 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/UGC/DST-Inspire 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.

Relaxation for SC/ST/PwD Candidates: Minimum Eligibility Criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks or 0.5 CPI for SC/ST/PwD 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 01-04-2018, shall only be acceptable.

More details about the reservation of SC/ST and PwD candidates can be found at

Application Procedure

Application format may be downloaded from the link given below :

A candidate has to produce Consent/Endorsement Letter by only one (Applications with more tahn one consent latter will not be considered) proposed mentor from the Department of Physics (Email consent will also be considered) along with the application. Applicants are advised to contact the faculty member(s) of their research interest from the list provided in this link. However a candidate can receive consent letter from not more than one faculty member. In the unlikely event of a candidate receiving more than one consent letter, the candidate should immediately (within 48 hours of receiving the consent) inform the faculty member(s) whose consent is/are not to be included in the application.

The complete application form along with proof of valid CSIR-JRF/DST-Inspire-JRF certificate, Consent/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 Physics, IIT Guwahati-781039. The envelope containing the application materials should bear the header: Special PhD Admission Program Only under CSIR-JRF/DST-Inspire-JRF Scheme.

The last date for the receipt of application form along with all the supporting documents is 22nd January, 2020.

The hard copy of the application must reach on or before the last date mentioned in the webpage. 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 selection will be usually based on interview. (Screening test might precede the interview if required). The candidates will be intimated well in advance about the interview date.

Travel support : 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.

Faculty members eligible to take students in 2019-20

Financial Support

  1. This will solely come from the CSIR/UGC/DST-Inspire and the fellowship will be available to eligible students as per prevailing (CSIR/UGC/DST-Inspire, GOI) norms, as applicable from time to time. The students admitted under this special drive 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.
  2. Students receiving fellowships from any source are required to perform academic duties as per prevailing norms of the Institute.
  3. 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 Physics
IIT Guwahati, Guwahati-781039
Ph: +91-361-2582750