• List of candidates selected for admission to the Ph.d programme for the second semester of academic year 2011-12 (January 2012 batch).

  • Shortlisted candidates for Ph.D Admissions @ IIT Ropar (January 2012 Batch).
  • Shortlisted candidates for Ph.D Admissions(SMMEE) @ IIT Ropar (January 2012 Batch).
  • Shortlisted candidates for Ph.D Admissions(Department of Electrical Engineering) @ IIT Ropar (January 2012 Batch).

    Ph.D. Admissions

    Advertisement Inviting Applications for PhD Programs at IIT Ropar

    Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar) invites applications from Indian citizens for PhD programs in various disciplines during second semester of academic year 2011-2012. Eligibility criteria and areas of research for each department are given below:

    Sciences

    • Chemistry

      Eligibility Criteria: First Class (6.5 grade point out of 10) or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) in M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Chemistry.
      Candidates meeting this requirement must also fulfill one of the following additional requirements tenable for the current year:
      a) Valid GATE score.
      b) UGC/CSIR NET qualification

      Area of Research: Organic Chemistry, Organometallics, Catalysis, Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics, Electronic Structure Calculations, Organic polymer synthesis.

    • Physics

      Eligibility Criteria: First Class (6.5 grade point out of 10) or 60% marks (55% marks for SC / ST) in M.Sc. Physics/B.Tech. Engineering Physics.
      Candidates meeting this requirement must also fulfill one of the following additional requirements tenable for the current year:
      a) Valid GATE score.
      b) UGC/CSIR NET qualification.

      Areas of Research: (1) Particle/Nuclear Physics, (2) Quantum Optics and Quantum Information.

    • Mathematics

      Eligibility Criteria: First class (6.5 grade point out of 10) or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) in Master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences or equivalent Master's Degree.
      Candidates meeting this requirement must also fulfill one of the following additional requirements tenable for the current year:
      a) Valid GATE score.
      b) UGC-CSIR/NBHM or equivalent qualification.

      Areas of Research: 1. Fluid Dynamics, 2. Mathematical Modeling, 3. Differential Equations, 4. Topology

    Engineering

    • Computer Science and Engineering

      Eligibility Criteria: 1. First class or equivalent Master's Degree in Engineering/Technology (55% marks for SC/ST) or
      2. A first class Master's degree in Science (55 % marks for SC/ST) or a first class in Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology (55 % marks for SC/ST). Candidates meeting this requirement must also fulfill one of the following additional requirements:
      a) Valid GATE score
      b) CSIR/UGC/NBHM/DBT award.
      Note: MCA degree will be considered as equivalent to a Master's degree in Science.

      Areas of Research: The department is looking for excellent candidates willing to engage in multi-disciplinary research in systems and theory.

    • School of Mechanical, Materials and Energy Engineering (SMMEE)

      Eligibility Criteria: 1. Candidates with a Master's degree in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record or a Master's degree by Research in Engineering/Technology disciplines, with a good academic record. Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks (or 6.5 Grade Point out of 10) in their Master's. or
      2. Candidates with Master's degree in Sciences# with a good academic record and of exceptional merit and with a valid score in GATE/UGC/CSIR/NET/NBHM or equivalent qualification are eligible for the relevant area of research* in SMMEE. Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks (or 6.5 Grade Point out of 10) in their Master's. or
      3. Candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology with exceptionally good academic record in an eligible discipline will be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. Program as a regular full time scholar subject to the following conditions:
      a) B.Tech degree holder of an IIT, with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale.
      b) A Bachelors degree holder in Engineering/Technology having a valid GATE score. Candidates must have obtained at least 60% marks (or 6.5 Grade Point out of 10) in their Bachelor's.

      #*Areas of Research: The School of Mechanical, Materials & Energy Engineering (SMMEE) invites applicants in the following areas of research: Design & Analysis (DA) Group: biomechanics, biomedical design, computational biology, nanotechnology, acoustics, active control, computational mechanics, design optimization, hybrid optimization, evolutionary robotics, sustainable design, product design, design research, engineering creativity, applied mechanics, numerical methods, optimal control, and engineering applications of fractional order calculus. Manufacturing & Materials (MM) Group: sustainable manufacturing, product realization, analysis of metal forming processes, and development of new forming techniques.

    • Electrical Engineering

      Eligibility Criteria: Candidates having M.Tech./M.E./M.S. in Electrical engineering or equivalent degree with 60% marks (or 6.5 grade point out of 10) are eligible to apply.

      Areas of Research: (1) Optical Communication; (2) Renewable Energy Systems, Power Network and Optimal Power Flows, Wind Energy Resource Assessment; (3) Signal Processing, Medical Image Processing (4) Nano-Photonics and Nano-Optics (5) Wide Area Monitoring and Control of Power Systems (6) Power System Restructuring

    Humanities and Social Sciences

    • Eligibility Criteria: 55% (or 6 grade point out of 10) in M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil in Linguistics/English/Psychology/Cognitive Science with UGC-NET. Candidates interested in interdisciplinary research are also encouraged to apply.
    • Areas of Research: (1) English Literature: Gender Studies, Modern Fiction, Postcolonial Studies. (2) Linguistics: Language Processing, Morphology, Optimality Theory, Phonology, Psycho/Neurolinguistics, Typology.

    General Information

    • All selected candidates who are Indian citizens and who do not receive any other scholarship or funding will be provided financial support by the Institute. Admission to reserved-category candidates will be as per Government of India notification.
    • A limited number of Research Assistantships and other financial support for attending conferences within India and abroad are available as per MHRD norms subject to the conditions prescribed in the Institute regulations.
    • At present IIT Ropar do not offer part time PhD.
    • IIT Ropar will not provide hostel accommodation to selected candidates.

    Application Process

    Interested applicants should send the application form (application form can be downloaded from the Institute website: www.iitrpr.ac.in/docs/form_A for all branches except SMMEE and www.iitrpr.ac.in/docs/form_B for SMMEE) ,with a brief description of their research interests to the Institute administration at the following email: drpgsr@iitrpr.ac.in or by post (To, Ph.D. coordinator, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road, Rupnagar-140001, Punjab) on or before 24 October 2011. Institute will not be responsible for any kind of postal delay. Applicant should explicitly mention their expression of intent to be considered for the research scholar position as mentioned above.

    Note: Applicants seeking admission in PhD programme other than SMMEE department, apply through application form A, whereas applicants seeking admission in PhD programme in SMMEE, apply through application form B provided on the institute website.

    Please mention name of the department in which you are applying on the top of envelop.

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