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PhD Admission ( January 2009) INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI (IIT GUWAHATI)

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI

GUWAHATI – 781039, INDIA



Admission to PhD Programme, to start from January 2009



PhD PROGRAMME:


Departments/Centres -- Areas
Computer Science & Engineering:
Algorithms; Computational Geometry; Mobile Robotics; Artificial Intelligence; Speech Processing; Natural Language Processing; Image Processing; Software Engineering; Formal Verification; CAD for VLSI; Computer Security; Networks; Operating Systems; and Distributed Systems.

Electronics & Communication Engineering :
Biomedical Signal Processing; Communication Systems; Control Systems; Digital Signal Processing; Image Processing; Instrumentation; MEMS; Multimedia Security; Radar Signal Processing; Speech and Audio Processing; and VLSI Design.

Mechanical Engineering :
Solid Mechanics; Composite Materials; Machine Design; Dynamics and Controls; Robotics; Vibration; Nonlinear Vibration; Composite & Smart Structures; Noise; Tribology; Thermal Science; Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer; Advanced Manufacturing; Metal Cutting; Mechatronics; Materials Processing and Heat Treatment; Metal Forming; Identification of Mechanical Systems; Energy Storage and Fluidization; Flow Control; and Bio-mechanics.

Civil Engineering :
Structural Engineering; Geo-technical Engineering; Transportation Systems Engineering; Geo-informatics; Engineering Geosciences; Environmental Engineering; and Water Resources Engineering.

Biotechnology:
All areas of Biotechnology

Chemical Engineering :
All areas of Chemical Engineering

Design:
Product Design; Ergonomics; Usability Engineering including Human Computer Interaction (HCI); Design Pedagogy; Design Management; Design Theory; Form and Perception Studies; and Design and Visual culture

Physics:
Laser and Photonics (experiment and theory); Condensed Matter Physics (experiment and theory); Theoretical and Mathematical Physics; High Energy Physics; and Statistical Physics.

Chemistry:
Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; and Physics with interest in Atomic and Chemical Physics..

Mathematics :
Wireless Sensor Networks; Distributed Computing; Fluid Dynamics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Numerical Analysis; Mathematical Modelling; Topology; Linear Algebra; Functional Analysis; Data Structures; and Algorithms.

Humanities & Social Sciences :
Linguistics; Sociology; and Economics.

Energy:
Alternative Fuels; Bio-energy; Hydropower; Solar Thermal; Solar Cells; Wind Energy; Fuel Cells; Fuels and Combustion; Porous Medium Combustion; Energy Conservation; Two-phase Flow; Fluidized Bed Technology; Energy Efficient Technology; Modeling of Fluid-thermal Systems; Micro propagation & Genetic Engineering of Biofuel Plants; Biofuel Cell; Nuclear Energy; Energy and Environment; EIA of Energy Projects; Global Warming and Climate Change; Detonation Combustion (hydrogen-oxygen detonation); and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis for transportation.

Environment:
Air Pollution – Dispersion; Control and Modeling; Water and Wastewater Treatment; Solid Waste Management and Recycle; Waste Immobilization; Soil-water-contaminant interaction; Environmental Bioremediation/Biotechnology; Removal of Toxic and Recalcitrant Compounds; Biodegradation/Bio-detoxification of Toxic Wastes; Contaminant transport and retention in porous media; Green Chemistry; Optimization; Environmental Management; Nutrient and Trace Metal Dynamics; Environmental Economics; and Green Design.

Nanotechnology:
Theoretical and Computational Nanotechnology and VLSI; Nano Electronics and Optics; Nano Materials and Biology; and Nano Devices and Applications.



CATEGOREIS OF PhD STUDENTS:

The Institute admits 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. Sponsorship letter (Form I) must be attached with the application.

III) SELF-FINANCED
A student in this category works full-time or part-time towards the PhD Programme. He/She must have at least one year of professional experience in the respective field. 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. No Objection Certificate (Form II) must be attached with the application.

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. A No Objection Certificate from the Head of the Institution/Organisation in which he/she is employed (Form III) must be enclosed at the time of application.

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 Department/Centre in which he/she is registered. 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. A certificate from the Head of the sponsoring Institution/Organisation in which he/she is employed (Form IV) must be enclosed at the time of application.

Note: The word `Form' used under this section refers to the forms as specified in the Application Form for Admission to PhD Programme.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION INTO PhD PROGRAMME:
(Minimum experience required for Sponsored (Full-time), Self-Financed, Part-Time, and External categories of candidates, have been indicated below)

PhD in Engineering:
For admission to the PhD Programme in Engineering departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
i) Master's degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Sciences/Veterinary Sciences/Pharmacy in a relevant area with a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
ii) Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Sciences in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.
iii) Bachelor's degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.
iv) A candidate having MSc degree with Mathematics as a subject at bachelor's level is also considered for admission in the Department of Civil Engineering.The candidate should have a minimum of 7.5 CPI or 70% marks in Master's level with consistent first class at other levels.
v) A candidate with MSc in a relevant area is also considered for admission to the Department of Biotechnology. The Candidate should have a minimum of 7.5 CPI or 70% marks in Master's level.
vi) A regular student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her MTech studies and having a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the end of second semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her third semester of study. Such students can receive only PhD Degree.



PhD in Design:
For admission to the PhD Programme in Design, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:
i) Candidates having MArch/MDes degree or MTech/ME degree in a relevant area, with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
ii) Master's degree in Applied Arts/Ergonomics/Fine Arts/Psychology/Physiology with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.
iii) Bachelor's degree in Design or Engineering/Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.
iv) Bachelor's degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.
v) A two-year Post-graduate Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent) with first class at Bachelor's level.
vi) BFA (4-year professional programme, after 10+2)/GD Art (5-year programme after 10th standard) with one year professional experience, with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.
vii) A regular student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her MDes studies and having a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the end of second semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her third semester of study. Such students can receive only PhD Degree.

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


i) Master's degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
ii) Master's degree in Engineering/Technology/Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
iii) Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Design from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.
iv) Bachelor's degree in a related area in Engineering/Technology/Design (from other than IITs) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.


PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences:
For admission to the PhD Programme in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

i) Master's degree in Arts/Commerce/Science in a relevant area with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent.
ii) Master's degree in Engineering/Technology/Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.
iii) Bachelor's degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.
iv) Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Design (from other than IITs) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% marks.


PhD in Centres:
i) Master's Degree in Engineering/Technology/Design/Architecture/Medical Sciences in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.
ii) Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Sciences in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.
iii) Bachelor's degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.
iv) Master's degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.
v) Master's degree in Social Sciences, in a relevant area, with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks, is also considered for admission to the Centre for the Environment.


MININMUM EXPERIENCE FOR SPONSORED, SELF-FINANCED, PART-TIME AND EXTERNAL CATEGORIES
1. Candidate in Sponsored, Part-time and External categories must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organisation with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field.
2. Candidates in Self-financed category should have at least one year of professional experience in the respective field.

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

Reservation of Seats for SC, ST, OBC and PH categories: As per Govt. of India rules. OBC(Non-creamy layer) candidates will have to enclose certificate and self-declaration statement as per formats as indicated at ANNEXURES-I and II.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
(For regular students, who are Indian nationals)

1. Institute assistantships will be available to eligible students as per prevailing (MHRD, GOI) norms, as applicable from time to time. The present rates of assistantships are as below:
Qualifying Degree -- Assistantship Rates
BE/BTech/MSc equivalent with valid GATE score above the prescribed cut off level/NET qualification
1st & 2nd Year : Rs.12,000/- p.m.
3rd t & 4th Year : Rs.14,000/- p.m.
5th Year: Rs.15,000/- p.m.

ME/MTech or equivalent
1st & 2nd Year: Rs.14,000/- p.m.
3rd t & 4th Year #: Rs.15,000/- p.m.

Note:# No assistantship will be available beyond 4th year for this category of students.

2. Assistantships from external funding organizations will be available as per terms and conditions of the concerned funding organizations.
3. Students receiving assistantships from the Institute or fellowships from any other funding agencies, are required to perform academic duties as per prevailing norms.
4. 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.



For appearing in the PhD interview under regular category of candidates, to-and-fro sleeper class railway fare or equivalent will be paid by the shortest route from the communication address to the Institute.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Application forms with details can be downloaded from the links given below.

Application form can also be obtained from the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039, Assam, personally or by ordinary Post. To receive application forms by post, send a request along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs.20/-) envelope (24cm x 15cm size). Request for form must be sent in an envelope super-scribed with 'Request for PhD Application form'.



Filled in application forms complete with copies of mark sheets/certificates and other testimonials and a DD for Rs.150/- (Rs.75/- for SC/ST candidates) drawn in any nationalized bank and payable at Guwahati in favour of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati should be sent to the Head of the concerned Department/Centre, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati – 781039, to reach on or before 14 November 2008. The words "Application for PhD admission" should be written on the top of the envelope for sending the completed form. For example, a candidate interested in applying for PhD programme in the Centre for Nanotechnology, should (a)The Head, Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati – 781 039, Assam, and (b) on the top of the envelope also write the words "Application for PhD admission"



SELECTION:
The Institute reserves the right to call a limited number of candidates for written test or/and interview/portfolio review, based on performance in GATE/NET/CEED, grades/marks in the qualifying examination, etc.


IMPORTANT DATES:
Date of Issue of Application Forms: 15 October 2008 onwards
Last Date for issuing Application Forms ► By Ordinary Post – 7 November 2008, In Person – 11 November 2008
Last Date for receiving Application Forms ► 14 November 2008



ADMISSION TO FOREIGN STUDENTS:
The applications of sponsored or self-financed foreign national candidates will also be considered for admission to the PhD Programmes. For prescribed academic criteria, please see the eligibility criteria for PhD programmes. The desirous foreign nationals will submit their complete bio-data with regard to their academic qualifications indicating clearly (1) the class obtained, (2) percentage of marks where marks are awarded and Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) or equivalent where grades are awarded, and (3) proficiency in English.

Please download the application form (.doc, .pdf), take a print out, fill it and send it to the Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati-781 039, India. Also, please send an advance copy of the completed application form by fax to +91-361-258 2090/2690762. The last date of receipt of application form from foreign candidates is 14 November 2008.


Fees:
Foreign students from countries under South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have to pay US Dollars (USD) 2,000/- or equivalent amount as fees every year. For students from non-SAARC countries, the fee is USD 4,000/- or equivalent amount per year. This excludes the hostel admission and mess bills.

Accommodation:
Foreign students can stay in the hostels along with Indian students. The hostel rooms are single-seated. Limited number of quarter-type accommodation for married students is also available. Mess bills in hostels are around Indian Rupees (INR) 1,500/- per month for basic menu. Only Indian food is served in the hostels.


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Note : The above information is not the complete set of Rules & Regulations for the PhD programme of IIT Guwahati.


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