M.Tech. (Research) and Ph.D. Programmes

The Institute offers opportunities for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of science, engineering and technology to motivated and talented students with a keen sense of scientific inquiry.  Research students constitute the largest group on the campus (more than 70% of the student body).  The Institute awards about 250 Ph D and M Tech (Research) degrees, every year.

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The departments offering PhD/MTech (Research) are given in the table below. Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit respective departmental web pages for more information.

Ph.D. Science

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics (AP)
  • Biochemistry (BC)
  • Ecological Sciences (ES)
  • High Energy Physics (HE)
  • Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (IP)
  • Materials Research (MR)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Microbiology and Cell Biology (MC)
  • Molecular Biophysics (MB)
  • Molecular Reproduction; Development and Genetics (MD)
  • Neuroscience (NS)
  • Organic Chemistry (OC)
  • Physics (PH)
  • Solid State and Structural Chemistry (SS)
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AS)
  • Chemical Engineering (CH)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Computational & Data Sciences (CDS)
  • Computer Science and Automation (CS)
  • Earth Sciences (ER)
  • Electrical Communication Engineering (EC)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Electronic Systems Engineering (ED)
  • Instrumentation and Applied Physics (IN)
  • Management Studies (MG)
  • Materials Engineering (MT)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Nanoscience and Engineering (NE)
  • Product Design and Manufacturing (PD)
  • Sustainable Technology (ST)
  • Biosystems Science and Engineering (IBE)
  • Brain and Artificial Intelligence (BAI)
  • Climate Change (CC)
  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Energy (EN)
  • Mathematical Sciences (MS)
  • Water Research (WR)

Department/Centre/Unit: Astronomy and Astrophysics (AP)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Note: A collaborative programme jointly run with Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA): ISRO and Raman Research Institute (RRI).

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in Physical Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences/ Chemical Sciences or BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Theoretical Astrophysics, General Relativity and Cosmology, Multiwave length Observational Astronomy, Computational Astrophysics, Advanced Instrumentation in Astronomy and Space Science.

Department/Centre/Unit: Biochemistry (BC)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Master’s or equivalent degree in any branch of Science or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine/ Engineering/ Technology/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science/Pharmacy or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Protein structure and function; Enzymology; DNA-Protein Interactions; Genomics and proteomics in different model systems; Bioinformatics; Systems Biology; Plants and endophytic fungal secondary metabolites- their bioactivities and Biosynthesis; Intracellular protein degradation; Molecular chaperones; Chaperone Mediated protein folding in the cell; Mitochondrial Protein Transport; Cellular immunology; Infectious diseases; Parasite biology and Host-pathogen interactions; Chromosome Organization and Function; Regulation of the Cell Cycle; Eukaryotic gene expression; Post-transcriptional gene control; Cancer Genetics; Genomic instability; DNA repair and recombination; Genetic diseases and Drug Discovery.

Department/Centre/Unit: Ecological Sciences (ES)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Masters or equivalent degree in any branch of Science/ Engineering/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science or MA or equivalent degree in Geography or Psychology or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine / Engineering / Technology/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes or Two years full-time Master’s Degree in Management.

Areas of Research:Evolutionary Biology; Phylogenetics and Biogeography; Biodiversity and Community Ecology; Molecular Ecology and Molecular Evolution; Population Genetics; Animal Behaviour; Sensory Ecology; Plant-Animal Interactions; Ecophysiology; Climate Change Research; Conservation Biology; Forest Ecology and Dynamics; Population Ecology; Wildlife Biology; Microbial and Soil Ecology; Spatial and Movement Ecology; Mathematical and Theoretical Ecology and Evolution.

Department/Centre/Unit: High Energy Physics (HE)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in Physical Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences/ Chemical Sciences or BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Quantum Field Theory; The Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond; Physics of and at the Next Generation of Particle Colliders; Quantum Chromodynamics; Lattice Gauge Theories; Phase Transitions and Statistical Mechanics; Applications of Quantum Field Theory To Condensed Matter Systems; Quantum Computation; Noncommutative Geometry; Black Hole Physics. Quantum Gravity.

Department/Centre/Unit: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (IP)

Programme(s): Ph.D.Option of stream (a) Inorganic Chemistry, (b) Physical Chemistry, (c) Theoretical Chemistry to be specified at the time of interview.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in any branch of Science or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine / Engineering/ Technology or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Quantum Chemistry; Light matter strong coupling; Spectroscopy of Molecular and van der Waals Complexes; Chemical Kinetics & Dynamics; Statistical Mechanics; Polymer Chemistry; Electrochemistry; Chemistry at the interface; Nonlinear Optics; Laser Spectroscopy; Biophotonics; Chemistry of Materials; Self Assembly & Nanoparticles; Biophysical Chemistry; Bioinorganic Chemistry; Chemical Biology/Biochemistry; Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry; Non-Metal Chemistry; Electron Transport in Nano junctions; Liquid-Phase Simulations.

Department/Centre/Unit: Materials Research (MR)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnology or Physics orBE/ B Tech or equivalent degree in Materials Science/ Engineering, Metallurgical, Electrical, Electronics, Ceramic Engineering/Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnology or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes..

Areas of Research:Preparation of Advanced Materials by Physical; Chemical and Nonequilibrium Routes. Ferroelectric and Semiconducting Thin Films. Functional Ceramics and Glass-Ceramics. Multilayers Coatings. Nanomaterials and Composites. Self Assembly and Nanopatterning. Theoretical and Computational Materials Science; Optical and Electro-Optic Properties of Materials; Crystal Growth. Dielectrics; Non-linear Optics and Quantum dots; Magnetic Materials; Materials for Energy Storage; Biomaterials.

Department/Centre/Unit: Mathematics (MA)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences/ Physical Sciences or BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Numerical Analysis; Partial Differential Equations; Controllability; Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos; Probability Theory; Random Matrix Theory and Random Analytic Functions; Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes; Stochastic Control; Stochastic Dynamic Games; Stochastic Geometry; Interacting Particle Systems; Time Series Analysis with Applications to Neuroscience; Mathematical Finance; Functional Analysis; Harmonic Analysis; Several Complex Variables; Operator Theory; Algebraic Topology; Geometric Topology; Combinatorial Topology; Commutative Algebra; Algebraic Geometry; Differential Geometry; Representation Theory; Non-commutative Geometry; Combinatorics; Mathematical Physics; Experimental Mathematics; Modular Forms; Analytic Number Theory.

Department/Centre/Unit: Microbiology and Cell Biology (MC)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Master’s or equivalent degree in any branch of Science or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine/ Engineering/ Technology/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science/Pharmacy or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Molecular Biology (covering Gene Expression and Regulation in Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes, RNA Splicing, Post-transcriptional Gene Control, Mechanism of Protein Synthesis, microRNAs and long-noncoding RNAs); Genetic Engineering; Biotechnology; Microbiology; Molecular Virology; Molecular Biology of Bacterial Pathogenesis; Molecular Basis of Drug Action; Vaccine Development; Molecular Immunology; Cell Biology including Organelles and intracellular transport/trafficking, Cell Division and Signal Transduction; Plant  Molecular and Developmental Biology; Cancer Biology; Disease Biology including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

Department/Centre/Unit: Molecular Biophysics (MB)

Programme(s): Ph.D.Option of stream (a) Biological & Chemical Sciences, (b) Physical & Chemical Sciences to be specified at the time of interview.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Master’s degree in any branch of Science or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine/ Engineering/ Technology/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science/Pharmacy or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Note:While filling the Specialization column in the online application – If you have a M Sc in any area related to Biological Sciences, please enter Biological Sciences as the specialization. A similar procedure may be followed if the area is related to Physical Sciences or Mathematical Sciences or Chemical Sciences.

Areas of Research:Spectroscopy and physico-chemical studies of biomolecules;  Macromolecular structure determination by X-ray crystallography, Cryo-electron microscopy and NMR; Peptides-synthesis, design and conformational studies; Proteins-chemistry, conformational analysis, structure, design, folding and dynamics; Neurophysiology – Patch-clamp electrophysiology, ion-channels, computational neuroscience; Peptide chemical biology; Computational biology and Genomics; Membrane biophysics.

Department/Centre/Unit: Molecular Reproduction; Development and Genetics (MD)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Master’s or equivalent degree in any branch of Science or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine/ Engineering/ Technology/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science/Pharmacy or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Gene regulation in prokaryotes & eukaryotes; Host- Pathogen Interactions; Human Genetics; Cell Biology and Signal Transduction; Developmental Biology and Ageing in model organisms; Glycans in Morphogenesis; Early Embryo Development (mouse); Stem Cells and Differentiation; Reproductive Biology; Molecular Endocrinology; Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells; Protein Structure and Function.

Department/Centre/Unit: Neuroscience (NS)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Master’s degree in any branch of Science or Master’s degree in Psychology/ Clinical Psychology/ Optometry or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine/ Engineering/ Technology/ Agriculture/ Veterinary Science/ Pharmacy or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Developmental Neuroscience; Neurobiology of Disease; Neurobiology of Learning and Memory; Systems; Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience in Visual and Motor systems; Neuroscience of Perception; Attention and Decision making; Molecular Organization of Synapse; Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity.

Department/Centre/Unit: Organic Chemistry (OC)

Programme(s): Ph.D.Option of stream (a) Chemical Biology, (b)Computational Organic Chemistry, (c) Organic Materials (d) Organic Synthesis to be specified at the time of interview.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in any branch of Science with Chemistry as one of the subjects in Bachelors degree or Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology / Pharmacy with Chemistry as one of the subject or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes with Chemistry as one of the subjects

Areas of Research:Asymmetric Catalysis; Bio-organic Chemistry; Biomolecular Spectroscopy; Biomolecular Structure and Dynamism;Carbohydrate Chemistry; Chemical Biology; Chemistry of Materials; Enzyme Catalysis;Macromolecular Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Nanosciences; Organic Synthesis; Organo-metallic Chemistry; Peptide Organic Chemistry and Peptidomimetics; Physical Organic Chemistry; Photocatalysis; Reaction Mechanism;Synthetic Methodologies; Supramolecular Chemistry; Transition State Modeling.

Department/Centre/Unit: Physics (PH)

Programme(s): Ph.D.Option of stream (a)Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (b)Condensed Matter Theory to be specified at the time of interview.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in Physical Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences/ Chemical Sciences/ Biotechnology or BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:(A) Experimental Studies; (i) Condensed Matter Physics (ii) Atomic; Molecular and Optical Physics. Specific Areas Include; Raman and other Spectroscopies; Fast Ionic Conductivity; Manipulation of Matter by Light; Laser Cooling and Trapping of Atoms; Ion Trapping; Precision Laser Spectroscopy; Magnetism; Spintronics; Magnetic Thin Films; Magnetotransport; Quantum Transport in Low-Dimensional and Disordered Materials; Metal-Insulator Transition; Magnetic Resonance Phenomena; NMR and EPR Spectroscopies; Nanoscience and Nanomaterials; Superconductivity in bulk as well as Thin Films; Semiconductors; Ferroelectricity; Crystal Growth Studies; Nonlinear Optical Materials; Multiferroics; Phase Transition Studies; High Pressure and Low Temperature Studies; Study of Low Dimensional Materials; Amorphous Materials; Novel Glasses and Nanocomposites; Soft Condensed Matter; Colloids; Surfactants and Biological Material; Polymer Physics; Surface X-Ray Scattering; Surface Phase Transitions; Thermoelectric material and device. Semiconductor nanomaterials and organic composites; their heterostructurs; Low temperature photoluminescence and absorption; Deep Level Transient spectroscopy; Optically induced conductivity modulations. Tomographic image reconstruction; diffuse optical tomography; and ultrasound modulated optical tomography. (B)Theoretical Studies on variety of Aspects of Condensed Matter Physics; in particular; Strongly Correlated Systems; Quantum Many-Body Theory and Magnetism; Exotic Order and Quantum Criticality; Phase Transitions; Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics; Disordered and Amorphous Systems. The Glass Transition; Spatiotemporal Chaos and Turbulence in Fluids; Plasmas and Cardiac Tissue; Soft Condensed Matter; Colloids; Surfactants; Membranes; Liquid Crystals; Vortex Lattices; Biological Physics; Mechanics of Living Matter; Molecular Modeling of Soft and Bio-Materials.Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics, Astronomy, and General Relativity.

Department/Centre/Unit: Solid State and Structural Chemistry (SS)

Programme(s): Ph.D. Option of stream (a) Experimental and Theoretical Research in Chemical Physics, (b)Physical Chemistry, (c) Biophysical Chemistry, (d) Solid State Chemistry and Materials Chemistry to be specified at the time of interview.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Materials Science, Polymer Science or BE/B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes Note: In all the above cases one must have studied Mathematics in their B Sc / BE/B Tech or equivalent course.

Areas of Research:(A) Experimental Research: (i) Structural, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Solids. X-Ray diffraction/scattering; (ii) NMR. Light-Matter Interactions, Multidimensional Coherent Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Quantum Dynamics; (iii) Inorganic/Organic Semiconductors; Molecular Magnets, Superconductors; Nanomaterials; Framework Solids; Inorganic Pigments, Soft Matter (liquids/gels, polymers); (iv) Electrochemical Energy Systems: Conversion and Storage; Optoelectronics, Organic Electronics, Photovoltaics, Electronic and Ionic Devices.(B) Theoretical Research: Quantum Theory and Simulations of Materials; Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry; Chemical Reaction Dynamics.

Ph.D. Engineering/M.Tech. (Research)

Students with a B.E./B.Tech. degree and a GATE score who meet the basic qualification for eligibilityfor the relevant engineering departments are eligible to be considered both for the Ph.D. program as well as the M.Tech.(Research) program. The candidates may communicate this to the department at the time of interview.

Department/Centre/Unit: Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)Option of stream (a)Structures (b)Guidance and Control (c)Propulsion and Combustion (d) Aerodynamics to be specified at the time of interview

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in Aerospace/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Chemical/ Civil/ Computer Science, Instrumentation or M Sc or equivalent degree in Physical/ Mathematical Sciences or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Theoretical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics; Applied Aerodynamics; Shock Waves; Flow Lasers; Chemical Kinetics; Hypersonic and High Enthalpy Flows; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Flight Mechanics of Aircraft and Helicopters;  Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Vehicles; Orbital Mechanics; Space Robotics; Guidance; Avionics; Radar and Electro-Magnetic Systems; Parallel/ Distributed Processing and Neural Networks Applications; Optimization and Estimation techniques in Aerospace Systems; Aerospace Propulsion; Spray structure and droplet dynamics, Basic and Applied Combustion; Experimental and Computational Studies on Reactive Flows; Combustion of Propellants; Composite Structures; Smart Structures; Non-Destructive Evaluation; Finite Element Methods; Fracture Mechanics; Structural Integrity and Reliability; Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity; Rotor Craft Dynamics, Materials Design.

Department/Centre/Unit: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AS)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or M Sc or equivalent degree in Physical Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Oceanic Sciences (with Mathematics as a subject at the Bachelor’s level) or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Monsoon Dynamics and Prediction; Tropical Convection; Satellite Meteorology; Dynamics of Oceans; Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Systems; Climate Modeling; Laboratory Modeling; Planetary Boundary Layer; Stochastic Modeling; Aerosol and Climate; Cloud-Aerosol Interaction; Data Assimilation; Carbon Cycle and Land Cover Change Modeling

Department/Centre/Unit: Chemical Engineering (CH)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree or M Sc or equivalent degree in any branch of Science. (with Mathematics as a subject at the Bachelor’s level.) or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.Catalyst design and synthesis; Cell membranes and soft interfaces; Computational biology; therapeutic engineering; host-pathogen interactions; and dynamics of infectious diseases; Energy storage in batteries and supercapacitors; gas hydrates; High resolution single molecule techniques to probe nanoscale biosystems; Microfluidics and soft solids; Modelling; optimization and control of bioreactors; Nanotechnology for sensors; actuators; fuel and solar cells; Polymer degradation; Reaction engineering in multifunctional and microreactors; Rheology and dynamics of powders; and suspensions of living and nonliving matter; Water remediation/ purification; activated carbon fabric.

Department/Centre/Unit: Civil Engineering (CE)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)Option of stream (a) Geotechnical Engineering (b) Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (c) Structural Engineering (d)Transportation Systems Engineering to be specified at the time of interview

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE/ B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or M Sc or equivalent degree (with Mathematics as a subject in Bachelor’s degree) or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Geotechnical Engg; Soil Behavior; Constitutive Modeling of Soils and Rocks; Foundation Engineering; Earth Retaining Structures; Advanced Sub-surface Investigations; Computational Limit Analysis, Numerical Modeling; Soil Dynamics; Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering; Seismic Microzonation; Ground Improvement; Geosynthetics; Granular Mechanics; Large Strain Plasticity; Reliability of Geotechnical Systems; Rock Mechanics; Railway Geotechnical Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering for Dams; Geoenvironmental Engineering- Re-use of Hazardous and Non-hazardous Waste in Civil Engineering Applications; Bioreactor Landfills; Unsaturated soils. Water Resources and Environmental Engg; Water Resource and Environmental System Analysis; Climate Hydrology; Flow Measurements; Surface and Ground Water Hydrology; Stochastic Hydrogeology; Stochastic Hydrology; Urban Storm Water Drainage; Environmental Hydraulics; Watershed Hydrology; Hydro-Bio-Geo Chemistry of Watersheds; Water Quality Modeling; Contaminant Hydrology; Fate and Transport of Pollutants; Design of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems; Remote Sensing and GIS for Water Resources and Environmental Engg. Structural Engg;  Structural Mechanics; Computational Mechanics; Finite Element and Meshfree Techniques; Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete and Masonry Structures; Cementitious and Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites; Structural Dynamics and Control; Earthquake Engineering; Structural System Identification; Structural Safety; Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue Behaviour of Cementitious Materials and Damage Mechanics; Alternative Building Materials and Techniques. Contact Mechanics; Adhesion; Large Strain Plasticity; Crystal Plasticity/Microstructural Effects. Transportation Systems Engg; Travel demand modelling ; Integrated land use and transport modeling; Passenger and freight mobility analytics; Travel behavior; Statistical and econometric methods in transportation; Modeling and Optimization of Transportation Systems; Network equilibrium; Congestion pricing; Traffic engineering and management; Big-data analytics; IoT for smart mobility; Intelligent Transport Systems; Air and rail transport management; Sustainable transportation planning and policy; Public transport planning and management; Transportation safety; Disaster resiliency of transportation system; Large Scale Evacuation Modeling, Uncertainty in transportation models.

Department/Centre/Unit: Computational & Data Sciences (CDS)

Programme(s): Ph. D. and M.Tech (Research), with option of stream (a) Computational Sciences, or (b) Computer and Data Systems to be specified at the time of interview.

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Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or M Sc or equivalent degree in Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Electronics, Instrumenta-tion, Computer Science or Master’s in Computer Application or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes. In all cases, a background in Mathematics and Programming is required.

Areas of Research:

Computational Sciences Research Areas: Modelling and Simulation; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Computational Stochastics; Computational Studies of Dynamical Systems; Computational Methods for Physics; Computational Algorithms for Ab-initio Modeling of Materials; Computational Solid Mechanics; Medical Image Computing; Medical Image Processing; Neuroimaging; Physiological Signal Processing; Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Experimental Structural Biology and Computing 3D Structures of Protein molecules; Finite Element Analysis; High Performance Computing (HPC) applications; Tribrid Parallel (MPI-OpenMP-GPU) Computing.

Computer and Data Systems Research Areas: Computer Aided Design; Cloud Computing Systems; Distributed Systems; Data Sciences; Big Data Platforms; Computer Vision and Image/Video Analytics; Database Systems; Embedded System-On-Chip (SoC) Architectures; many-core and multi-core SoCs, runtime reconfigurable computing, software defined many-core chips, High Performance Computing Systems; Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Deep Learning for Vision and Language; Parallel Computing.

Department/Centre/Unit:Computer Science and Automation (CS)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in Computer Science/ Engineering/ Electronics/Electrical Communication/ Electrical Engineering/ Information Science/ Technology or M Sc or equivalent degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science or Master’s in Computer Applications or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes

Areas of Research:Theoretical Computer Science: Algorithms; Complexity Theory; Combinatorial Optimization; Graph Theory; Information and Coding Theory; Cryptography; Cryptology; Computational Geometry; Computational Topology; Algorithmic Algebra; Computational Biology; Automata Theory; Formal Verification. Computer Systems and Software : Computer Architecture; Multi-Core Computing; Parallel and High Performance Computing; Operating Systems; Storage Systems; Security; Database Systems; Cloud Computing; Distributed Computing; Modeling and Simulation; Compiler Design; Program Analysis; Programming Languages; Software Engineering; Adhoc Mobile and Sensor Networks; Graphics and Visualization. Intelligent Systems: Data Mining; Data Analytics; Deep Learning; Information Retrieval; Machine Learning; Pattern Recognition; Reinforcement Learning; Convex Optimization; Stochastic Control and Optimization; Game Theory; Auctions and Mechanism Design; Electronic Markets; Social Network Analysis; Cognitive Systems; Natural Language Processing.

Department/Centre/Unit: Earth Sciences (ER)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech / BS or equivalent degree in Mechanical/ Aerospace/ Chemical/ Civil/ Instrumentation/ Engineering Physics orM Sc or equivalent degree in Geology/ Geophysics/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Biology or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor ofScience programmes.

Areas of Research:Paleoclimate reconstruction; Atmospheric and Ocean Chemistry; Application of Major and Trace Element Geochemistry and Traditional and Non-traditional Stable Isotope Geochemistry to Modern-Day and Early Earth Processes. Lithosphere and Mantle Dynamics; Paleotectonics; Metamorphic Processes; Geochronology and Crustal Evolution Planetary Magnetism and Core Dynamics; Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazard; Subduction Zone Earthquakes; Dynamo theory, Experimental modelling of planetary interiors; Planetary Geochemistry

Department/Centre/Unit: Electrical Communication Engineering (EC)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in Electrical /Electronics Communication/ Telecommunication/ Instrumentation/ Biomedical Engineering/ Computer Science/Engineering/ Electrical Engineering or M Sc in Physics/ Mathematics/ Electronics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Photonics or Master’s in Computer Applications or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Communication and Networking Information Theory; Source Coding; MIMO Systems; Space-Time and LDPC Codes; Coding for Distributed Storage and Coded Modulation; Error-Control Coding; Information Theoretic Security; Cache-Aided Communications; Wireless Mobile Coded Caching for Content Delivery; Device-to-Device (D2D) and Vehicular Communications (V2V,V2X, X2V); Wireless Mobile Communication; Multiple Access Protocols; Cellular Mobile Radio; CDMA; Multiuser/ MIMO Detection; Large MIMO and Massive MIMO Systems; CooperativeCommunications; MIMO-OFDM; Spatial Modulation; Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFS) Modulation; Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces; ML/DL-aided Communications; Cell-free Architectures;Communication Networks; Modeling; Analysis; Optimization and Control of the Internet; wireless access networks; wireless ad-hoc Networks; Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things. Research at the Interfaces of various Networks; Wireless; Social Transportation; Neuronal; etc. Network Management; Multimedia Communication Protocols. Ubiquitous Computing. Cognitive Radio Communication; WDM Optical Networks. Optical Communications. Networked Control Systems, Cyber-Physical SystemsNanoelectronics and VLSI: Quantum Electronics; Single Photon Emission, Detection, and Manipulation; Electronics and Optoelectronics Using Low-Dimensional Materials Including 1D and 2D Materials; Light-Matter Interaction; Excitons; ; Integrated MEMS Sensors; Communication Circuits and Architectures. Analog,Mixed-Signal & RF Circuits; Radar Circuits and Systems.Robotic & Autonomous Systems.Applied Photonics: Photonic Integrated Circuits; Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS); Photonic Bandgap Structures; Quantum Photonics. Biophotonics. Plasmonics.Signal Processing: Spatial Signal Processing; Compressive Sensing. Sparse Signal Recovery. Statistical Signal Processing; Signal Detection and Estimation; Space-Time (MIMO) Signal Processing Algorithms with applications to Wireless Communications; Acoustic Signal Separation using Microphone Arrays; Indoor Positioning and Navigation. Signal Processing and Machine Learning over Graphs.RF&Microwave Engineering: Passive and Active Circuits, Circuits and systems for RF Sensors and mmwaveRadars, Microwave Imaging Antennas; Reconfigurable metasurfacesBeamsteering Antenna Arrays,Composite Materials for Microwave Applications; Computational Electromagnetics, RF EMI/EMC Modeling in Automobiles.

Department/Centre/Unit: Electrical Engineering (EE)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)Option of stream (a) Systems & Signal Processing (b) Power Systems: Power Electronics and High Voltage Engineering to be specified at the time of interview.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in Electrical/ Electrical and Electronics/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Electronics Communication/ Telecommunications/ Instrumentation/ Computer Science/Engineering/ Systems Science & Automation/ Information Technology/ Biomedical Engineering or related disciplines or M Sc or equivalent degree in Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Electronics/ Computer Science or Master’s in Computer Applications or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Systems and Signal Processing; Signal Processing; Speech and Audio; Image Processing; Computer Vision; Multimedia Systems; Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning; Document Image Analysis and OCR; Biomedical-Imaging; Inverse Problems; Biomedical Image and Signal Processing; Control systems, control over networks, multi-agent control; Embedded Systems. Power Systems; Power Electronics and High Voltage Engineering; Computer-Based (Analysis; Design; Control and) Protection of Power Systems; Energy Systems; Distribution Systems; (Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems). Power Electronics & Electric Drives; Switched Mode Power Supplies; New Power Devices. EHV/UHV Transmission; Electromagnetics; Lightning Protection; Dielectrics and Insulation Engineering; Power Apparatus; Diagnostics and Condition Monitoring; Pulsed Power and Air Pollution Control.

Department/Centre/Unit: Electronic Systems Engineering (ED)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:

BE/B Tech or  equivalent degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical  Engineering,  Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science/Technology, Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Telecommunication, or  M Sc or equivalent degree in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics, Computer Science or Photonics or Master’s in Computer Applications or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:

Power Electronics: Multi Level Inverters, PWM Techniques, Alternate Energy Systems – Micro Hydel, Grid Connection, Zero Energy Building, DC and AC Microgrids, Legged Locomotion, Dynamic Magnetics, Bondgraph Modelling.

Networked Systems: Communication Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems, Networked Embedded Systems, Data Center Networks, Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization, IoT Data Management, Distributed Machine Learning over Networks, Information-Theoretic Security, Energy Harvesting Systems, Information Centric Networking, Network Economics, Network Science.

Signal and Information Processing: Information Theory, Coding and Signal Processing for Physical Nano-memories, Quantum Information Processing, Mathematical Biology and Applications, VLSI Systems Architecture, Novel Memory Architectures, Algorithms and Architectures for High-Performance, Complex Systems Engineering.

Microelectronic, Nanoelectronics& Solid State Physics: Exploration of novel 2D materials (MoS2, WS2, WSe2, MoSe2, Phosphorene, etc) for electronic, neuromorphic and opto-electronic applications; Non-classical transistor design, characterization, fabrication and modelling; Carbon nanotube and Graphene transistor design, fabrication and characterization; Neuromorphic Memory using Novel Materials, Exploring quantum phenomena like electron – phonon transport, electron transport, light – matter interaction, 1/f noise, quantum chemistry of contacts, etc; Gallium Nitride, Gallium Oxide, Diamond, Silicon, SiC based RF and Power Semiconductor Device design, fabrication, characterization and modelling. Reliability Physics of Semiconductor devices.

Microsystems, Sensors, and Biomedical Devices: Flexible sensors, Microsensors, Microfluidic Devices, Microelectro-mechanical Systems, Cancer Diagnosis Tools, Biomedical Devices, E-Nose, Biosensors, E-Skin, Lab-on-Chip Systems, Additive and Advanced Manufacturing, Micro- and NanomaterialsNeuromorphic VLSI design: analog/digital IC design, ASIC/FPGA VLSI design, Neuromorphic engineering, Brain-inspired algorithms, machine learning, event-based sensors, Neuroprosthetics, Probabilistic circuit design.

Department/Centre/Unit: Instrumentation and Applied Physics (IN)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in Instrumentation/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineering/ Engineering Physics/ Mechanical or M Sc or equivalent degree with specialization in Physics/ Materials Science or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes with Physics/Materials Science.

Areas of Research:Nanoelectronic Devices; Quantum Dots (QD); Graphene Electronics; Micro and Nano Systems; Layered 2D Materials; Sensors and related Instrumentation; QD containing Optical Fibers; Nanoscale Imaging; Super-Resolution Microscopy and Imaging; Fluorescence Microscopy; Precision Motion Control; Microfluidics and Devices; Nano-metrology; Atomic Force Microscopy; Semiconductor Devices and Circuits; Electrical Transport Studies in Low-dimensional Materials; QD Lasers; Bioinstrumentation; Materials Science;Electrical and Thermal Contact Resistance; Fibre-Bragg Grating Sensors; Phase Change Memories; Energy Systems; Image Processing; Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip; Interferometry; Computational Imaging; Image Processing; Biomedical Instrumentation; Optofluidics and Point-of-Care Diagnostics; Optical metrology; Optical Microscopy; Quantum Computing, Microwave Engineering, Tomography, Deep-Learning, Photoacoustic Imaging, Thin Films and Coatings, Reconfigurable Metasurfaces, Stretchable Electronics and Photonics, Energy Harvesting Systems.

Department/Centre/Unit: Management Studies (MG)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or Master’s degree in Policy Studies, Economics, Commerce, Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Operations Research, Computer Science / Application or MBA post M Sc/BE/B Tech or equivalent degree

Areas of Research:Applied Statistics, Energy and Environment Policy and Management, Technology & Innovation Management, Operations Research, Public Policy, Business Analytics, Financial econometrics, empirical finance, computational finance.

Department/Centre/Unit: Materials Engineering (MT)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any branch of engineering preferably in Metallurgical, Mineral, Chemical, Ceramics , Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer, Pharmacy, Electrical, Electronics Engineering or Master’s degree (with Mathematics as a subject in Bachelor’s degree) in any branch of science, preferably in Physical/ Chemical/ Materials/ Biological Sciences or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.[see the department website for more details]

Areas of Research:Materials: Structural Alloys (light metal; superalloys; refractory metals); Shape Memory Alloys; Engineering Ceramics; Nanomaterials; Electronic Materials; Printed Electronics; Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics; Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites; Organic Photovoltaics.Phenomena: Phase Transformations; Rapid Solidification; Mechanical Alloying; Diffusion; Texture and Grain Boundary Engineering; Mechanical Behaviour including Creep; Superplasticity; Fatigue and Fracture; Thin Films and Coatings; Contact Deformation; Tribology; Thermoelectromechanical Phenomena;Biomaterials; Drug delivery; Tissue Engineering; Sensors; Mineral Processing; Biohydrometallurgy; Extractive Metallurgy. Computational Modeling of Processes: Alloy Stability; Defects and Transformations.

Department/Centre/Unit: Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any disciplines or Master’s degree in Science/ Applied Science/ Materials Science/ Engineering Design/ Computer Science or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Solid Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Biomechanics, Mechanobiology of cells and tissues; Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Flow Computation, Multi Phase Flows, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Microfluidics, Flow Control; Dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics and chaos, Acoustics, Robotics, Control Systems Design, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Structural Optimization and Design; Heat Transfer, Nanoscale energy transport, Thermodynamics of crystalline solids, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Internal Combustion Engines, Energy Systems; Manufacturing, Metal additive manufacturing, Mechanics &Physics of advanced alloys, Friction Stir Processing; Tribology, Micro/nano surface engineering.

Department/Centre/Unit: Nanoscience and Engineering (NE)

Programme(s): Ph.D.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE./ B Tech or equivalent degree in an Engineering discipline or M Sc or equivalent in any branch of science or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Nanomaterials and Nanostructures; Synthesis and Characterization of Materials for Electronic (Graphene; AIGaN; High-k Dielectrics); Optoelectronic (InGaN); Magnetic (multicomponent magnetic oxides) and Photonic Applications; Synthesis of new Precurors for Chemical Vapor Deposition; Synthesis of Nanoparticles by Microwave Techniques; Thin Film Growth by Pulsed Laser Deposition; Sputtering; Evaporation; Chemical Vapor Deposition and Atomic Layer Deposition; Mechanical Properties of Thin Films; Self-Assembled Monolayers; Polymer Nanocomposites; Nano-propellers for Applications in Soft Matter Physics and Biotechnology; Optics and Acoustics with Nanometer sized Bubbles in Quantum Fluids; MEMS and NEMS Devices. Nanoelectronic Devices; Nonclasical Silicon/Germanium Nanotransistor; Compound Semiconductor Devices; HEMTs; LEDs; Nanotube and Nanowire Transistors; Graphene Transistors; High-K Dielectrics for DRAMs; FeRAM; RRAM; MRAM; Phase Change Memory; Photovoltaics; Fuel Cell; Supercapacitors; Organic/Polymer Devices. Nanosensors; Nano-Biophotonics; Nanophotonics in Metamaterials and Nanostructured thin films; Plasmonics. Sensor Systems; Inertial Sensors; Acoustic Sensors; RF MEMS; Optical Sensors; Power MEMS; Gas Sensors; CMOS-MEMS Integration; Bio Sensors; Label-free Biosensors; Microfluidic Integration; Lab-on-chip Systems; Neural Interface Devices; SoC Architecture Design; Sensor Interface Circuits; Defect Tolerant Architectures. Computational Nanoengineering; Finite Element Modeliing; Multi Scale Modeling; Nonlinear Dynamics; Computational Mechanics; Reduced Order Modeling; Coupled Domain Analysis; Synthesis of Micro/Nanosystems; Meshing Algorithms; Quantum-Continuum Modeling; Energy Disscipation at Nanoscale; Molecular Dynamics Simulation; Nanotransistor Physics Modeling and Simulation; Variability in Nanoelectronics Devices; EDA Tools. Advanced Packaging; 3D packaging; Water level and Die level Packaging; System Integration. Shape Memory Alloys (NiTix; NiMnGa)

Department/Centre/Unit: Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (PD)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research) Option of stream (a) Product Design and  Engineering (b) Advanced Manufacturing to be specified at the time of interview

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE/ B Tech/ B Des or equivalent degree in any disciplines or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Master’s in Computer Application or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Product Design and Engineering: Tools For Product Design; Vehicle Crash Safety; Occupational Health and Safety; Product Safety; Computer Aided Ergonomics; Human Physiology; Digital Human Modeling; Biomechanics; Kinesiology; Biosensors; Computer Aided Fit and Usability Studies; Haptics Integrated Design Interfaces; Knowledge Management; Product Life Cycle Management; Artificial Intelligence in Design and Manufacturing; Design For Environment; Design Creativity; Collaborative Design; Design Synthesis Requirements Engineering; Design Methodology;

Advanced Manufacturing: Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing; Smart Manufacturing; Advanced Manufacturing Processes; Digital Manufacturing; Biomedical Devices and Systems; Digital Human Modelling; Industry 4.0; Digital Supply Chain; Advanced Production Systems; product and manufacturing informatics.

Department/Centre/Unit: Sustainable Technology (ST)

Programme(s): Ph.D. and M.Tech.(Research)

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE/ B Tech or equivalent degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Renewable Energy, Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, Energy Studies) or B Arch or equivalent degree or M Sc or equivalent degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Chemistry orGraduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Water quality; treatment and supply; Wastewater treatment; Sustainability in Habitats; Design and Architecture; Alternative Building Technologies and Materials; Building functional performance; Renewables (BIPV) in Buildings; Biomass Combustion; Gasification; Biomethanation; Bio-Fuels; Plasma engineering; plasma assisted combustion; waste to energy; Non-thermal plasma and their applications; Energy planning and management; Waste Management; Natural Resources Management; Climate Change Mitigation; Bioremediation and hazardous waste treatment; Hydro and thermal turbo machinery; membrane separations; separation technologies; separations for sustainable industries; arsenic and fluoride uptake by adsorption; industrial solvent recovery; Low-carbon building materials; 3D printing technology for construction; Smart structural composites; Environmental remediation and waste management; Carbon sequestration in materials.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Programmes

Department/Centre/Unit: Biosystems Science and Engineering (IBE)

Programme:Ph.D. Interdisciplinary program offered by Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering/Technology or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes or M Sc or equivalent degree in any branch of Science with minimum of two Mathematics courses beyond 12th Standard in B Sc/M Sc or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Science ( 4 years degree) with minimum of two Mathematics courses beyond 12th Standard or Medical degree at bachelors or master’s level in any specialization; Mathematics in 12th standard is preferred.

Areas of Research:Biodesign; biomechanics; biomaterials; biomedical instruments; biotechnology; biomedical imaging; cell and tissue engineering; computational bioengineering; drug-delivery; immuno-engineering; mechanobiology; medical electronics; neural engineering; systems biology; telemedicine; tissue engineering; and allied topics

Programme: Ph.D. Offered by Brain, Computation, and Data Science group.

Note: For more details visit: https://brain-computation.iisc.ac.in

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in any branch of Sciences or BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes

Areas of Research:Brain Inspired Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Signal Processing; Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience; Cellular, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience; Sensory Systems: Vision, Speech; High-Level Cognitive Processes: Learning, Attention, Decision Making; Brain machine Interfaces; Neuromorphic Computation, Neuromorphic Hardware

Department/Centre/Unit: Climate Change (CC)

Programme: Ph.D. Offered by Divecha Centre for Climate Change.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine or Masters or equivalent degree in any branch of Science/Engineering/Agriculture or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:All areas of research in climate variability and climate change, their impacts on the environment and related topics. The topics include but not limited to : Climate Change and Policy, Glaciers and Water Security, Air Quality and Health, Sustainable Water Future, Renewable Energy and Policy, Climate Change and Hydro-meteorologic Extremes, Monsoons-Agriculture-Food Security nexus, Climate Change and Oceans, Climate Change and Sustainable Forests and so on. Paleoclimate, Mathematical Modelling of Energy Contracts, Cyclone Prediction and Data Assimilation and Policy.

Department/Centre/Unit: Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)

Programme:Ph.D. Offered by Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS).

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering or M Sc or equivalent degree in Physics/ Mathematics/ Electronics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Photonics or Master’s in Computer Applications or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Fundamentals and applications of cyber physical systems; autonomous systems and robotics; smart grids; transportation; hybrid systems modeling and control; software engineering and formal techniques; and cyber security.

Department/Centre/Unit: Energy (EN)

Programme:Ph.D. Interdisciplinary program offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER). Open to all departments. Option of stream (a) Materials, (b)Mechanical, (c) Electrical to be specified at the time of interview.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:Bachelor’s degree in any of the following branch of Engineering/ Technology (Energy, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Power Electronics, Communications, Civil, Aerospace, Chemical, Instrumentation, Materials, Metallurgy, Polymer, Sustainability) or M Sc or equivalent degree in any of the following branch of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Optics, Materials, Nano, Polymers) or Master’s in Computer Application or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:All areas of research in Energy Science and Technology, including novel concepts of energy generation and harvesting. The topics include photovoltaics (organic, inorganic, hybrid), PV reliability and recyclability, high storage density battery, solar thermal technologies, novel thermodynamic cycles, turbomachinery, fuel cells, hydrogen energy, high-temperature materials, thermal storage, materials for energy systems, catalysis, corrosion, thermoelectricity, combustion science and technology, green mobility, green buildings, power electronics, smart grids and other electrical and electronic systems for harvesting and distribution of energy.

Department/Centre/Unit: Mathematical Sciences (MS)

Programme(s):Ph.D. Interdisciplinary program offered by National Mathematics Initiative (NMI). Open to all departments. Option of stream (a) Mathematical and Computational Biology (MCB), (b) Mathematical and Computational Engineering (MCE) are available. Separate interviews are held for both.

Note: For details visit While filling the Specialization column in the online application – If you have a M Sc in any area related to Biological Sciences, please enter Biological Sciences as the specialization. A similar procedure may be followed if the area is related to Physical Sciences or Mathematical Sciences.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:M Sc or equivalent degree in any branch of Mathematical Sciences/ Physical Sciences/ Biological Sciences or BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Numerical Analysis; Computational Fluid Dynamics and Scientific Computation; Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks; Bioinformatics; System Biology; Computational Neuroscience; Computational Biophysics; Computational Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Theoretical Biology; Viral Dynamics; Constrained Biomolecular Dynamics; Mathematical Immunology; Stochastic Optimal Control; Mathematical Finance; Partial Differential (Algebraic) Equations; Optimization; Computational Geometry and Topology; Computational Geometry and Data Visualization; Inverse Boundary Value Problem in The Context of Imaging; Coding Theory and Techniques; Game Theory; Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience; Theoretical Ecology and Evolution; Self-organization in Ecological Systems; Collective Animal Motion.

Department/Centre/Unit: Water Research (WR)

Programme:Ph.D. Interdisciplinary programme offered by Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research.

Basic Qualification for Eligibility:BE / B Tech or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering or M Sc or equivalent degree in Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Environmental Sciences/ Geology/ Hydrogeology/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes.

Areas of Research:Global water cycle and impacts of climate change; Land-atmosphere interactions; Land use land cover and Terrestrial carbon cycle changes; Urban water systems; Urban hydrology/ hydrogeology; Watershed and river basin hydrology; Monsoon low pressure systems; Natural hazards- Inland/coastal Floods, and droughts; Water management; Agrohydrology; Wetland science; Lake ecosystems; Aquatic geochemistry; Geothermal reservoir modelling; Isotope hydrology; Development of sensors, Satellite hydrology – Application of satellite technologies; Hydrogeochemistry, Tracer hydrology, Water Quality Modeling, Water and waste water treatment.

Eligibility and Selection Procedure

  • Eligibility
  • Selection Procedure

The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply for admission to the research programme, subject to satisfying requirements detailed in the subsequent sections:

Candidates possessing a minimum  of second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply:

Sl.

No.

Qualifying degree Qualifying in national entrance tests (Mode of entry)
1 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ 4-year Bachelor of Science Valid GATE* / NET JRF** is mandatory
2 Master’s degree in Science / Master’s degree in Economics, Geography, Psychology, Management, Commerce, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory
3 Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary Sciences Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF/GPAT.
4 MS/MBA (post BE/B Tech/M Sc) – (applicable for the department of Management Studies/Ecological Sciences) Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
5 Graduates of any degree program with a minimum duration of FOUR years, from any Centrally Funded Technical Institution (CFTI) with a minimum CGPA of 8 out of 10 or its equivalent. The list of CFTI institutes is given here. Candidates opting for this qualification in the absence of a national entrance test are only eligible for the Ph.D. program. Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
6 MBBS/MD Desirable to have valid GATE score / NET JRF.
7 B Pharma Valid GPAT score / NET JRF**
8 B.E./B.Tech. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE(e.g AMIE by Institutions of Engineers).Note: Candidates enrolled upto 31.05.2013 with professional societies(e.g AMIE) recognized by MoE are only eligible to apply. Valid GATE score / NET JRF is mandatory

Notes

  1. * The GATE/GPAT/NET JRF/other National entrance exam should be valid as on 01 August 2022.
  2. ** NET JRF includes – Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; UGC-NET for JRF; DBT JRF; ICMR JRF; JEST 2022; NBHM 2022; INSPIRE . Applicant must be qualified for Junior Research fellowship(JRF) to be eligible to apply through NET JRF mode.
  3. Applicant applying through INSPIRE mode must be in possession of valid provisional INSPIRE offer(for admission to research Programme) for consideration of their application at level II of the selection, issued by DST at the time of interview
  4. The results for some of the recent National Entrance Tests, such as GATE 2022, may not be available at the time of submitting the IISc admissions application. You must enter the available details of these exams, such as your roll number, paper, etc., in the application, but you may leave the score/rank/results blank. You will have the option to update just your national entrance results in the application from the main “Application Status” page. You must make this update within 1 week of the results being declared.

Additional notes

  1. The minimum requirement for admission to the research programme is a SECOND CLASS (as declared by the University) in the qualifying examination as indicated against each department.
  1. Wherever Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology is prescribed, the minimum eligible qualification for admission, the duration of the such degree courses should be atleast 4 years after 10+2 (i.e.10th Std and 12th Std). However those who have studied diploma after 10th Std and got exemption of 1 year in the Engineering/Technology are also eligible to apply.
  1. Wherever Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Administration is prescribed the minimum duration should be of 2 years after 10+2+4 (i.e. 10th Std, 12th Std and BE/B Tech). However, Dual B Tech / M Tech degree holders / MS from abroad post BE/B Tech will be treated as M Tech applicants even though 2 years after 10+2+4 is not satisfied.
  1. Wherever Master’s degree in Science discipline is prescribed the minimum duration should be of 2 years after 10+2+3 (i.e.10th Std, 12th Std and B Sc). But those who studied BS-MS of 5 years after 10+2 (i.e.10th Std and 12th Std) and those studied MS degree of 1 year (from abroad) after 10+2+3 (i.e.10th Std,12th Std and B Sc) are also eligible to apply.
  1. The Master of Computer Science/Application holders should have studied B.Sc. with any of the following as major subjects: Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Electronics / Computer Science.
  1. The minimum requirement of SECOND CLASS in the qualifying examination is relaxed to PASS CLASS for SC/ST candidates.
  1. Some departments have specific requirements of subjects at the Bachelor’s or 10+2 levels as indicated under each department. Candidates have to ensure that they meet these requirements.
  1. Those in the final year of their qualifying degree and awaiting results may also apply. However, they should have completed all the requirements for the award of their qualifying degree, including all examinations, dissertation projects, viva-voce, etc., by the time of joining, i.e., by 21 July 2022.
  1. Students with a B.E./B.Tech. degree and a GATE score who meet the basic qualification for eligibilityfor the relevant engineering departments are eligible to be considered both for the Ph.D. program as well as the M.Tech.(Research) program. The candidates may communicate this to the department at the time of interview.

The selection of candidates for admission to research programmes is through an interview to be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during the period 23 – 27 May 2022. To see Important Dates

The number of candidates called for interview will depend on the number of vacancies available in each department.

Short-listing for Interview

For admission to Ph D / M Tech (Research) programmes in the Engineering Faculty

  • For the Ph D programme candidates with ME /M Tech / M Sc(Engg) / MS / MBA (post BE / B Tech / Master’s degrees) will be short-listed for an interview for Ph D programmes based on their academic performance (including their past performance in national tests, in which they have qualified prior to their Master’s degree, and/or the number of Publications they have).

[Note: Applicants must have a strong and consistent academic record and / or noteworthy academic accomplishments (awards, prizes, ranks in national exams, research publications). Thus, the short-listing of applicants for the interview process is based on one or more of the following indicators of academic excellence:

A1. Marks / Grade Point Average in ME/M Tech programmes (or equivalent), or

A2. Marks / Grade Point Average in M Sc (Engg) or equivalent research (masters degree).

B1. Marks / Grade Point Average in BE/B Tech programme (or equivalent), or

B2. Marks / Grade Point Average in B Sc and M Sc programmes(or equivalent)

C. Marks / Grade Point Average in PUC / Class XII Board Examinations

D. Marks / Grade Point Average in Class X Board Examinations]

For INSPIRE/CFTI$/ICMR JRF/DBT JRF/NBHM/other national entrance exams in which Score/Marks/Rank is not provided Carrier Analysis Marks(CAM)# may be used for shortlisting of Candidates of Interview.

  • #CAM: means figure of Merit based on 10th/12th/UG/PG marks/Grade/GPA
  • $CFTI : Graduates of any course with a minimum duration of FOUR years, from any Centrally Funded Technical Institution (including IIIT in PPP mode) with a minimum CGPA of 8 out of 10 or its equivalent (for Ph D only)
  • Candidates with BE/ B Tech/ M Sc/ MA/ MCA or equivalent degree should qualify in any one of the following appropriate tests given below; from ‘a’ to ‘i’. They will be short-listed for interview based on the performance in the qualifying test.

For admission to Ph D programmes in the Science Faculty

For Ph D programme in Science Faculty candidates with ME /M Tech / M Sc(Engg) / MS / MBA (post BE / B Tech / Master’s degree)/ Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine degree holders will be short-listed for interview for Ph D programmes based on their academic performance (including their past performance in the national tests like GATE/ JRF/ GPAT qualified prior to their Master’s studies).

For INSPIRE/CFTI$/ICMR JRF/DBT JRF/NBHM/other national entrance exams in which Score/Marks/Rank is not provided Carrier Analysis Marks(CAM)# may be used for shortlisting of Candidates of Interview.

  • #CAM: means figure of Merit based on 10th/12th/UG/PG marks/Grade/GPA
  • $CFTI : Graduates of any course with a minimum duration of FOUR years, from any Centrally Funded Technical Institution (including IIIT in PPP mode) with a minimum CGPA of 8 out of 10 or its equivalent (for Ph D only)

All the candidates other than the above group should qualify in any one of the following appropriate entrance tests given below from ‘a’ to ‘i’. They will be shortlisted for interview based on the performance in the qualifying test.

(a)   Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) – 2020 or 2021 or 2022

(b) Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF (with a valid certificate as on 01st of August 2022)

(c) UGC NET for JRF (with a valid certificate as on 01st of August 2022)

(d) ICMR JRF 2022 (with a valid certificate as on 01st of August 2022) – qualified candidates

      are eligible for BC, ES, MB, MC, MD,NS and BE.

(e)  DBT JRF 2021/2022 (with a valid certificate as on 01st of August 2022) – candidates who

      qualify in Category ‘I’ are eligible for BC, ES, MB, MC, MD,NS and BE.

(f) NBHM 2022 (with a valid award letter/certificate as on 01st of August 2022)- candidates

     are eligible for MA.

(g) JEST 2022qualified candidates are eligible for PH, AP, HE, MB, IP, and SS, and

      those qualify JEST in Theoretical Computer Science for CS.

(h) GPAT (with a valid certificate as on 01st of August 2022)

 (i) INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP – Candidates who have been provisionally awarded INSPIRE fellowship for registering to Ph D programmes are eligible to apply (those in possession of valid provisional INSPIRE offer for consideration of the application at level II of the selection issued by DST at the time of interview).

* CAM may be used departments for shortlisting of applicant for interview.

Notes

(a) The interview letters for the short-listed candidates will be posted on on Applicant’s interface on IISc Admission portal under Application Status link.   Such candidates can take a print-out of the interview letters from the respective candidate’s LOGIN page and make necessary arrangements for attending  the interview.  No separate communication will be sent by post.

(b)   Candidates called for interview have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation etc.

(c)    Candidates called for interview should bring with them attested copies of all the transcripts (marks cards from SSLC or equivalent onwards, degree certificate of the qualifying examination, etc.) and produce them before the interview committee, failing which they will not be interviewed.

(d)   Candidates belonging to SC/ST category should bring the original caste/tribe certificate, in case of EWS, copy of income certificate, issued by a competent authority for purposes of verification.

(e)If you belong to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) – you must produce the original Income and Asset Certificate issued after 01 April 2022 by the competent authority at the time of interview.

(f) If you belong to OBC-NCL catregory – you must produce the valid OBC-NCL issued after 01 April 2022 by the competent authority at the time of interview

(g) Candidate belonging to PwD (person-with-disability), KM (Kashmiri-Migrant) categories should produce the originals of the appropriate certificates, issued as per Government of India rules, and Kashmiri Pandit/Kashmiri Hindu Family living in Kashmiri valley should produce Kashmiri valley domicle certificate.

(h) The offer letter for the selected candidates will be posted on Applicant’s interface on IISc Admission portal under Application Status link tentatively during the third week of June. They can download the offer letter and make necessary arrangements including payment of fees etc. No separate communication will be sent by post

(i)   At the time of joining, candidates should have completed all the requirements for the award of the qualifying degree including all examinations, dissertation projects, viva-voce, etc.

(j)     Only candidates who produce all the mark sheets and degree certificates (original or provisional) issued by the University Authority will be given regular admission.

(k)     Candidates who are awaiting results but have completed all the formalities for the award of a degree should produce at the time of joining, a Course-Completion Certificate, issued by the (The Principal/Registrar). Such candidates will be given only provisional admission, which will be regularized on producing their marks sheets and, degree certificates (original, or provisional) etc., issued by the Head of the Institution/University Authority on or before 31 October 2022, failing which the provisional admission stands cancelled.

(l)     Candidates who are given provisional admission are eligible for a scholarship only on regularisation of admission (on production of the required documents). They will be paid a scholarship with retrospective effect, i.e., from the date of joining.