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INDIANINSTITUTEOFTECHNOLOGYBOMBAY

InformationBrochure
Ph.D.Admissions
201516

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CONTENTS
i ImportantGuidelinesforPh.D.Application
ii ImportantDatesforAutumnandSpringSemesterAdmission

A) GENERAL
A.1) TheInstitute
A.2) ResearchFacilities
A.3) StudentAmenities
A.4) Ph.D.Programme
A.5) EligibilityCriterionforAdmission
A.6) ApplicationCategoriesandFinancialSupport
A.7) AdmissionProcedure
A.8) PaymentofFeesandDeposits
A.9) RegistrationforthePh.D.Degree
A.10) ConfirmationofRegistration
A.11) SubmissionofThesisandAwardofDegree
B) INFORMATIONONDISCIPLINESANDACADEMICUNITS
B.1) AerospaceEngineering(AE)
[DepartmentofAerospaceEngineering]
B.2) BiosciencesandBioengineering(BB)
[DepartmentofBiosciencesandBioengineering]
B.3) ChemicalEngineering(CL)
[DepartmentofChemicalEngineering]
B.4) Chemistry(CH)
[DepartmentofChemistry]
B.5) CivilEngineering(CE)
[DepartmentofCivilEngineering]
B.6) ClimateStudies(CM)
[InterdisciplinaryGroupinClimateStudies]
B.7) ComputerScienceandEngineering(CS)
[DepartmentofComputerScienceandEngineering]
B.8) Design(ID)
[IndustrialDesignCentre(IDC)]
B.9) EarthSciences(ES)
[DepartmentofEarthSciences]
B.10) EducationalTechnology(ET)
[InterdisciplinaryGroupinEducationalTechnology]
B.11) ElectricalEngineering(EE)
[DepartmentofElectricalEngineering]
B.12) EnergyScience&Engineering(EN)
[DepartmentofEnergyScience&Engineering]
B.13) EnvironmentalScienceandEngineering(EV)
[CentreforEnvironmentalScience&Engineering](CESE)
B.14) Geoinformatics&NaturalResourcesEngineering)(GNR)
[CentreofStudiesinResourcesEngineering(CSRE)]
B.15) HumanitiesandSocialSciences(HSS)
[DepartmentofHumanitiesandSocialSciences]
B.16) IndustrialEngineering&OperationsResearch(IO)
[InterdisciplinaryGroupinIndustrialEngineering&OperationsResearch]
B.17) Management(MG)
[ShaileshJ.MehtaSchoolofManagement]
B.18) Mathematics(MA)

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[DepartmentofMathematics]
B.19) MechanicalEngineering(ME)
[DepartmentofMechanicalEngineering]
B.20) MetallurgicalEngineeringandMaterialsScience(MM)
[DepartmentofMetallurgicalEngineeringandMaterialsScience]
B.21) Nanotechnology&Science(NT)
[CentreforResearchinNanotechnology&Science(CRNTS)]
B.22) Physics(PH)
[DepartmentofPhysics]
B.23) Systems&ControlEngineering(SC)
[InterdisciplinaryGroupinSystems&ControlEngineering]
B.24) TechnologyandDevelopment(TD)
[CentreforTechnologyAlternativesforRuralAreas(CTARA)]
B.25)UrbanScience&Engineering(US)
[CentreforUrbanScience&Engineering(CUSE)]

C) APPENDICES
C.1) FeesandDeposits
C.2) Sponsorshipletterforfulltimecandidates
C.3) EmployersLetterincaseofcandidatesjoiningPh.D.programmeonStudyLeave
C.4) SponsorshipCertificateforExternalRegistration
C.5) NoObjectionCertificateforCollegeTeacher
C.6) StatementofPurposeforPh.D.Application(SoP)

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I.ImportantGuidelinesforPh.D.Application

1 Pleasereadtheinstructionsgiveninthebrochurecarefullybeforefillinguptheapplication
form.
2 Online ApplicationForm&InformationBrochure(includingtheadmissionschedulealong
withtheimportantdates)isavailableontheInstitutewebsiteatthefollowinglink.
http://www1.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/phd.jsp.
You are required to submit the application ONLINE. No Downloadable Forms will be
available.Afterfillingtheform,youareadvisedtotakeaprintofyourapplicationandkeep
thesamefortherecord.
3 Theapplicationfeeisasfollows,
GN/OBCNCMalecandidates:Rs. 300/
ThirdGender(T)candidates:Rs. 300/
GN/OBCNCFemalecandidates:Rs. 150/
SC/STMalecandidates:Rs.150/
SC/STFemalecandidates:Rs.150/
ThefeeistobepaidbyDebitCard/CreditCard/SBIInternetBanking/OnlinePayment
System / Demand Draft drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favour of "Registrar, IIT
Bombay",payableatMumbaibranch.
You must write your Name, Application number or GATE registration number and
EmailaddressonreversesideoftheDemandDraft.
IfyouarepayingthroughDemandDraft,youMUSTsendtheDemandDraftalongwiththe
printedcopyoftheapplication. IfyouhavepaidtheapplicationfeethroughDebitCard/
CreditCard/SBIInternetBanking/OnlinePaymentSystem,youdonothavetosubmitthe
printedcopyoftheapplication. Applications withoutonlinepaymentdetails/Demand
Draftwillnotbeconsidered.
APPLICATIONFEEISNONREFUNDABLE.
4 YoucanapplyforuptoTHREEdisciplines/specialisations.
5 (i)Alongwithyourapplication,youhavetosubmitaStatementofPurposeforallacademic
units.
(ii)IfyouareapplyingtoShaileshJ.MehtaSchoolofManagement,youarerequiredto
submit a sample of your recently published writings on a relevant topic or a research
proposal(1500words)onatopicofyourresearchinterestinplaceofStatementofPurpose.
Theproposalshouldcontain(a)problemidentification,(b)briefreviewofliteratureand(c)
methodology.
(iii)IfyouareapplyingtoCTARAorCSRE,youneedtouploadStatementofPurposeaswell
asaresearchproposalalongwiththeapplicationform.
(iv). CandidatesapplyingtoIDC arerequiredtosubmitaSOPalongwitha1500word
proposal that should specify (a) research area (b) brief review of literature and (c)
methodology.Thecandidateshavealsoto submitarecentworkorpaperrelatedtotheir
areaofresearch.
6 Youshouldcompletetheapplicationforminallrespects.Incompleteapplicationwillnotbe
considered.

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7 YouMUSTuploadthefollowingwhilesubmittingthePh.D.Application.
Scannedversionofphotograph.
Scannedversionofsignature.
Marksheet of the last semester/ Consolidated marksheet of the qualifying
degree. Result awaited candidates have to upload their latest/previous
semestermarksheet.
Caste Certificate (OBCNC/SC/ST), if applicable. An affidavit for having
appliedincasethecertificateisnotyetreceived.
PwDCertificate,ifapplicable.
Sponsorshipcertificate,ifapplicable.
Statement of Purpose (SoP), a sample of writing (if applicable), research
proposal (if applicable), as a single file irrespective of the number of
disciplines/specialisations.
8 ThelimitofannualincomeforOBCNCisRs.6lakhs. The OBCNCcertificateissuedafter
01.04.2014(financialyearfor201415)bytheCompetentAuthorityintheprescribedformat
mustbeuploadedintheONLINEapplicationandsubmittedatthetimeofadmission.
9 IncaseofpaymentbyDemandDraft,theprintedcopyofthecompletedapplicationalong
withthedemanddraft(oftherequiredamount)istobesentinanenvelopesuperscribing
on the top Application for Ph.D. Programme, to the Deputy Registrar (Academic), IIT
Bombay,Powai, Mumbai400 076andmustbereceivedbythelastdate asgiveninthe
AdmissionSchedule.
10 YoushouldchecktheInstitutewebsiteforresults/importantannouncements.
11 You should check emails sent to the email address provided in your application for all
importantcommunicationsandannouncements.
12 Candidatescalledforwrittentest/interviewshouldbringwiththem(i)PhotoIDCard,(ii)
Printed copy of the application submitted online, (iii) Thesis / dissertation / report /
publications(iv)copyofcertificatesandmarksheets.
13 Candidates having degree from foreign universities are required to submit equivalence
certificatefromAssociationofIndianUniversities(AIU),NewDelhi,forQualifyingExamand
proof of having First class or 60% (55% for SC/ST) marks or equivalent in qualifying
examination.

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II)ScheduleofPh.D.AdmissionApplicationformthroughouttheyear
(A)ImportantDates:{FIRSTSEMESTER}
No Particulars Dates
01. Advertisement(inallleadingNewspapersandonwebsite) Sunday,March8,2015
ModeofApplication:Online
02. Availabilityofapplicationforms Friday,March13,2015

03. Lastdateforsubmissionofcompletedapplicationforms* Friday,April3,2015


04. LastdateforDepartmentstosendthelistofcandidatestobe Friday,April10,2015
calledforWrittenTest/Interview
05. TodisplaythelistofcandidatescalledforEntranceTestand/or Friday,April17,2015
Interview
06. DateofEntranceTestand/orInterview(forallcategories)
Mathematics,Physics,EarthSciences May8,2015(WrittenTest)
May8&9,2015(Interview)
Biosciences&Bioengineering May8,9&11,2015
(NoWrittenTest,onlyInterviews)
Chemistry May8&9,2015(Interview)
Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical May8,2015(WrittenTest)
Engineering,MetallurgicalEngineering&MaterialsScience, May8&9,2015(Interview)
ChemicalEngineering. May8,9&10,2015
(WrittentestandInterview)

ElectricalEngineering May8,2015(WrittenTest)
May9&10,2015(Interview)
EnergyScience&Engineering May10,2015(WrittenTest)
May10&11,2015(Interview)
ComputerScience&Engineering, May11&12,2015
(WrittenTestand/orInterview
Humanities&SocialSciences May11&12,2015
(WrittenTestandInterview)
May8,2015
Systems&ControlEngg. (WrittenTestfrom2.30p.m.to4.30p.m.)
May9,2015(Interview)
IE&OR May9,2015(WrittenTest)
May9&10,2015(Interview)
EducationalTechnology May10,2015
(WrittenTestand/orInterview)

ClimateStudies May11,2015
(WrittenTestandInterview)
CentreofStudiesinResourcesEngineering, May8,2015
(WrittenTestand/orInterview)
CentreforTechnologyAlternativesforRuralAreas May12,2015
(WrittenTestandInterviews)
CentreforResearchinNanotechnology&Science,Environmental May11,2015
Science&Engineering (WrittenTestand/orInterview)
CentreforUrbanScienceandEngineering May13,2015
(WrittenTestand/orInterview)
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IndustrialDesignCentre May8&9,2015
(PresentationandInterview)
ShaileshJ.MehtaSchoolofManagement May12,2015
(WrittenTestandInterview)
07. RecommendationsfromHeadsofDept/School/Centre/IDgroups May20,2015
toreachAcademicOffice
08. DeclarationofResult/Paymentoffees ResultAnnouncement Lastdateof
paymentoffees
1stoffer May27,2015 June2,2015

2ndoffer(ifrequired) June10,2015 June16,2015

FinalOffer(ifrequired) June24,2015 July1,2015


09 RegistrationandOrientationProgramme(tentative) Thursday,July16,2015to
Saturday,July18,2015
10. Instructionbegins(tentative) Monday,July20,2015

(B)ImportantDates:{SECONDSEMESTER}
No Particulars Dates
01. Advertisement(onIITBwebsite) Tuesday,September1,2015
ModeofApplication:Online
02. Availabilityofapplicationforms Tuesday,September1,2015
03. Last date for submission of completed application Thursday,October15,2015
formsforSpringSemester

04. Last date for Departments to send the list of Friday,October23,2015


candidatesforWrittenTest/Interview
05. TodisplaythelistofcandidatescalledforEntrance Friday,October30,2015
Testand/orInterview

06. DateofEntranceTestand/orInterview(forallcategories)
Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, December2,2015(WrittenTest)
Computer Science and Engineering, Earth December2&32015(Interview)
Sciences, Energy Science & Engineering
Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering,
Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science,
Physics,Humanities&SocialSciences
Biosciences&Bioengineering December2,3&4,2015
(NoWrittenTest,onlyInterviews)
ChemicalEngineering. December2&3,2015
(WrittenTest/Interview)
Chemistry December2,2015(WrittenTest)
December2,3&4,2015(Interview)
ElectricalEngineering December3,2015(WrittenTest)
December4&5,2015(Interview)
Systems & Control Engineering, Industrial December5,2015
Engineering & Operations Research, Climate (WrittenTestand/orInterview)
Studies

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ShaileshJ.MehtaSchoolofManagement December5,2015
(WrittenTestand/orInterview)
Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering,
Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & December5,2015
Science,CentreforTechnologyAlternativesfor (WrittenTestand/orInterview)
RuralArea
EnvironmentalScience&Engineering, December7,2015
(WrittenTestand/orInterview)
CentreforUrbanScienceandEngineering December8,2015
(WrittenTestand/orInterview)
06. RecommendationstoreachAcademicoffice December10,2015
07. DeclarationofResult December15,2015
08. Paymentoffeesonorbefore December22,2015

09, RegistrationandOrientationProgramme Wednesday,December30,2015to


(tentative) Friday,January1,2016
10 Instructionbegins(tentative) Monday,January4,2016

ResultswillbedeclaredonIITBwebsiteonthefollowinglink:http://www1.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/phd.jsp.

Thedatesgivenintheschedulearetentative,andanychangeswillbeindicatedonthesamewebsite..

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A)GENERAL
A.1) THEINSTITUTE
TheIndianInstituteofTechnologyBombay(IITBombay)isoneofthehigherInstitutesofTechnology
inthecountrysetupwiththeobjectivesofmakingavailablefacilitiesforhighereducation,research
andtraininginvariousfieldsofScienceandTechnology.TheInstitutewasestablishedin1958.Itis
locatedatPowaiinacampusextendingover220hectaresamidstpicturesquesurroundingswithVihar
andPowailakesoneitherside.
Atpresent,Undergraduate(B.Tech.),Postgraduate(M.Tech.)andDoctoral(Ph.D.)programmesare
offeredbytheDepartmentsAerospaceEngineering,ChemicalEngineering,CivilEngineering,Computer
Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Energy Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
MechanicalEngineeringandMetallurgicalEngineeringandMaterialsScience.Interdisciplinarygroups
inIndustrialEngineering&OperationsResearchandSystemsandControlEngineeringofferM.Tech.
andPh.D.Programmes.APh.D.ProgrammeinClimateStudiesisofferedbythecorrespondinggroup.
The Industrial Design Centre offers a 2year M.Des. Programme in Industrial Design, Visual
Communication,Animation,InteractionDesign,MobilityandVehicleDesignandaPh.D.Programmein
Design. M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Applied Geology and Applied Geophysics, Chemistry,
Mathematics, Physics, M.Sc. Programme in Applied Statistics and Informatics are offered by the
respective Departments. The Department of Physics also offers a 4year B.Tech. Programme in
EngineeringPhysics.TheHumanitiesandSocialSciencesDepartmentoffersdoctoralprogrammesand
a2yearM.Philprogramme.TheCentreofStudiesinResourcesEngineering(CSRE)offersa2year
M.Tech. ProgrammeinGeoinformatics&NaturalResourcesEngineering anddoctoral programmes.
TheDepartmentsofPhysics,EnergyScienceandEngineering, CentreforEnvironmentalScienceand
EngineeringarealsoofferingdualdegreeM.Sc.+Ph.Dprogrammesandtheiradmissionsarethrough
JAM.CTARAoffersM.Tech.inTechnologyandDevelopmentandaPh.D.Programme.Ph.DinNano
TechnologyisofferedbyCRNTS.CrossdepartmentalM.Tech.programmeinMaterials,Manufacturing
&Modeling(MMM)isofferedjointlybytheDepartmentsofMechanicalEngineering,Met.Engineering
&Mat.Sci.andMathematics.TheShaileshJ.Mehta,SchoolofManagementoffersa2yearMasterof
Management programme, doctoral programme and Executive Master of Business Administration
(EMBA)incollaborationwithWashingtonUniversityinSt.Louis.TheDepartmentofBiosciences
and Bioengineering offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Biotechnology, M.Tech. and Ph.D.
programmesinBiomedicalEngineering andDualDegreeM.Sc.+Ph.D.ProgrammeinBiotechnology.
TheCentrefor UrbanScience&Engineering(CUSE)offersPh.D.ProgrammeinUrbanScience&
Engineering.TheInstitutealsohasdualdegreeM.Tech.+Ph.D.programmesinseveraldisciplines.
The Instituteonanaverageadmits1050candidatesfortheUndergraduateprogrammesand 1398
candidatesfordifferentPostgraduateandDoctoralprogrammeseveryyear.StudentsfromBangladesh,
Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Jordan, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Palestine, Sri Lanka,
VietnamandYemenarealsoundergoingtraininginvariousprogrammes.Inadditiontotheseacademic
programmes, the Continuing Education Programme (CEP) organizes short, intensive courses in
specializedtopicsbothforpracticingengineersaswellasforteachersfromengineeringcolleges;and
alsoconductsseminarandconferencesoncurrentscientificandtechnologicaldevelopments.Further,
teachers from various engineering colleges also join Institute for the postgraduate and doctoral
programmes.underQualityImprovementProgramme(QIP).

A.2) RESEARCHFACILITIES
All the Academic Units of the Institute have well equipped research laboratories and workshop
facilities.Inaddition,thereareanumberofcentralfacilitiessuchasCentralWorkshop,CentralLibrary
andComputerCentre.TheCentralLibraryhasmorethan3lakhsbooks,alargecollectionofback
volumesofperiodicals,standardspecificationsandotherliterature.Itsubscribestoover1500current

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journalsinScience,Engineering,HumanitiesandSocialSciences.TheComputerCentreprovideshigh
endnetworkedcomputingfacilities.
TheInstitutehasmanyresearchcollaborationswithleadinguniversitiesinUSA,Europe,Japan,and
otherEastAsiancountries.Aspartofthesecollaborations,thepostgraduatestudentsgetopportunities
tocarryoutjointresearchprojectswithfacultyandstudentsfromthem.
ThelocationofIITBombay,incloseproximitytoseveralleadingR&DCentersandmajorindustrial
establishments,offersexcellentopportunitiestointeractwiththemandplanresearchprogrammesin
collaboration with them. The Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC) coordinates
collaborativeprojectswithindustryandotherresearchorganizationssuchasBARC,TIFRandCSIR
labs.TheInstituteisactivelycollaboratingwithseveralorganizationsofothercountriesonabilateral
basis.

A.3) STUDENTSAMENITIES
TheInstituteisfullyresidentialandhas16hostelsforstudents.Eachhostelisanindependententity
withitsownmessfacilities,recreationareas,etc.Howeverstudentsmaybepermittedtohavetheir
ownarrangementsforaccommodationoutsidecampus.Someflatletsareavailableformarriedresearch
scholars.
Extracurricular activities are provided by the Students Gymkhana. These activities include Sports,
CulturalprogrammesandSocialService.VariousclubsoftheGymkhanaencourageindividualtalents
ofstudentsinhobbiessuchaspainting,modeling,music,photography,aeromodellingandfabrication
of electronic devices. A swimming pool is an additional facility. A wellplanned Student Activities
Centre(SAC)routinelyorganizesseveralvibrantextracurricularevents.

A.4)Ph.D.PROGRAMME
Withextensiveinfrastructuralfacilitiesandasoundresearchbase,theInstituteoffersPh.D.programme
in a wide range of areas in Engineering, Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences. The broad
objectivesofthePh.D.programmearetocontributetoexpandingthefrontiersofknowledgeandto
provideresearchtraining.
TheacademicprogrammeleadingtothePh.D.degreeisbroadbasedandinvolvesa coursecredit
requirementandaresearchprojectleadingtothesissubmission.TheInstitutealsoencouragesresearch
ininterdisciplinaryareasthroughasystemofjointsupervisionandinterdepartmentalgroupactivities.
The Institute undertakes sponsored research and development projects from industrial and other
organizationsinpublicaswellasprivatesector.

FacilitiesforresearchworkleadingtothePh.D.degreeareavailableinthedepartmentsofAerospace
Engineering, Biosciences and Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering,
Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Energy Science &
Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical
EngineeringandMaterialsScience,Physics,IndustrialDesignCentre,CentreforEnvironmentalScience
&Engineering,CentreofStudiesinResourcesEngineering,CentreforResearchinNanotechnology&
Science and Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas , Centre for Urban Science and
Engineering, Interdisciplinary Groups in Climate Studies, Educational Technology, Industrial
Engineering & Operations Research and Systems & Control Engineering and in Shailesh J. Mehta
SchoolofManagement.

A.5)ELIGIBILITYCRITERIONFORPH.D.ADMISSION
A.5.1)GeneraleligibilitycriterionforAdmissioninallacademicunits:Departments,
Centres,SchoolsandInterdisciplinaryGroups

ONEofthefollowinginappropriatesubjectareas:

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1)MastersDegreeinEngineering/Technologyorequivalentdegree,withFirstclassor60%marks
(55%marksforSC/ST)asdescribedlaterinA.5.4.
2)Oneofthefollowing:
(i)BachelorsdegreeinEngineering/TechnologywithFirstclassor60%marks(55%marksfor
SC/ST)asdescribedlaterinA.5.4.
(ii)MastersdegreeinScienceorequivalentdegree,withFirstclassor60%marks(55%marks
forSC/ST)asdescribedlaterinA.5.4.
(iii)Master'sdegreeinArts/Commerceorequivalentdegreewithaminimumof55%marks
(50%forSC/ST),onlyforadmissiontothePh.D.programmesofferedbytheIndustrial
DesignCentreandDepartmentofHumanities&SocialSciences.
SuchcandidatesmustalsofulfillONEofthefollowingadditionalrequirements:

i.ValidGATE/CEEDScore
ii.JuniorResearchFellowship(JRF)ofCSIR/UGC/NBHM/DBTorDSTINSPIRE
Fellowship.
iii.CandidateshavingUGCNETLectureship(LS)arealsoeligibleforTeaching
AssistantshipinadditiontootheracademicqualificationsinHumanities&
SocialSciencesDepartment.
iv.Minimumof2yearsofprofessionalexperience(acquiredafterobtainingthe
qualifyingdegreeandcompletedbeforethestartingofthesemesterinwhich
admissionissought).
Inadditiontothegeneraleligibilitycriterion,theapplicantmustsatisfytheeligibilitycriteriaspecified
fortherespectiveDepartments/Centres/Schools/InterdisciplinaryGroups,andtheeligibilitycriteria
foradmissionwithdifferenttypesoffinancialsupport.

A.5.2)RequirementsforTeachingAssistantship(TA/TAP),ResearchAssistantship
(RA/RAP)andProjectStaff(PS)
TA/TAP/RA/RAP category (as described later): Candidates with Masters Degree in
Engineering/Technologyorequivalentdegreeareeligibleforadmissionunderthesecategorieswithout
valid GATE score. Candidates without Masters Degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent
degreearerequiredtohaveeitheravalidGATEscoreorJRFofUGC/CSIR/NBHM/DBTorDST
INSPIREfellowship.
PS category (as described later): In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria for admission, the
candidatesshouldhave6monthsofservice(beforethestartingofthesemesterinwhichadmissionis
sought)insponsoredprojectsattheInstitute. IncaseofstudentswithB.Tech./M.Sc.orequivalent
degreeandwithoutGATEscore,thesixmonthprojectexperiencemaybecountedaspartoftwoyear
professionalexperience.
A.5.3)AdmissionforIITB.Tech.degreeholders
CandidatehavinganIITB.Tech.DegreeandhavingaminimumCGPA/CPIof8.00(on010scale)and
aboveareexemptedfromrequirementofvalidGATEscore.TheywillbeadmittedtoPh.D.Programme
underTA/TAP/RA/RAPpositionsthroughwrittentest/interview.
A.5.4)RequirementofFirstClass/60%forPGadmissionsatIITBombay
Forgeneralcategorycandidatesand/orforcandidateswherenoconcessioninacademicperformanceis
calledfor,theFirstClass/60%inthequalifyingdegreeexaminationastheeligibilityrequiresmeeting
ANYONEofthefollowingcriteria:
(1) aminimumof60%marksinthefinalacademicyearoftheprogramme.
(2) aminimumof60%marksinaggregateorasspecifiedbytheuniversity(anyoneofthem).
(3) aFirst Class as specified by the university.
(4) aminimumCumulativeGradePointAverage(CGPA)orCumulativePerformanceIndex(CPI)of
6.0onthescaleof010;withcorrespondingproportionalrequirementswhenthescalesare
otherthanon010,(forexample,4.8onascaleof08).
ForSC/STcategorycandidates,thecorrespondingcriteriaare:
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(1) aminimumof55%marksinthefinalacademicyearoftheprogramme.
(2) aminimumof55%marksinaggregateorasspecifiedbytheuniversity(anyoneofthem).
(3) aFirstClassasspecifiedbytheuniversity.
(4) aminimumCumulativeGradePointAverage(CGPA)orCumulativePerformanceIndex(CPI)of
5.5onthescaleof010;withcorrespondingproportionalrequirementswhenthescalesare
otherthanon010,(forexample,4.4onascaleof08).
A.6)APPLICATIONCATEGORIESANDFINANCIALSUPPORT

TheInstituteadmitsPh.D.candidatesunderthefollowingcategories:

FULLTIMERESEARCHSCHOLAR
i. TeachingAssistantship(TA)
ii. TeachingAssistantshipthroughProject(TAP)
iii. Govt./SemiGovt.FellowshipAward(FA:QIP,CSIR,UGC,DAE,DST,DBT,NBHM,etc.)
iv. SponsoredCandidates(SW)
v. SelfFinanced,includingthoseonStudyLeave(SF)
vi. ForeignNationalswithIndianCouncilforCulturalRelationAward(ICCR)
vii. SelfFinancedForeignNationals(FRNSF)
viii. ForeignNationalswithTeachingAssistantship(FRNTA)
PARTTIMERESEARCHSCHOLAR
i. InstituteStaffofIITBombay(IS)
ii. ProjectStaffofIITBombay(PS)
iii. ResearchAssistantship(RA)
iv. ResearchAssistantshipthroughProject(RAP)
v. ExternalcandidatessponsoredbyrecognizedR&Dorganizations(EX)
vi. CollegeTeacher:CandidatesworkinginColleges/EducationalInstitutes(CT)

A.6.1)TeachingAssistantship(TA)

StudentsunderthiscategoryareentitledtofinancialsupportasperMHRDnorms.
i.ForstudentswithM.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeasthequalifyingdegree,theassistantshipis
payableforamaximumdurationof4/5years(durationcurrentlyunderreviewformodification)
oruptothethesissubmission,whicheverisearlier.Atpresent,themonthlyrateofassistantshipis
Rs.25,000/forthefirst2yearsandenhancedrateofRs. 28,000/fortheremainingperiod.
ii. For students with B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree and students with M.Sc./M.A./M.Com. or
equivalent as the qualifying degree and having valid GATE score or having Junior Research
fellowship(JRF)ofUGC/CSIR/NBHM/DBTorDSTINSPIREfellowship,theassistantshipispayable
foramaximumdurationof5yearsoruptothethesissubmission,whicheverisearlier.Atpresent,
the monthly rate of assistantship is Rs. 25,000/ for the first two years and enhanced rate of
Rs.28,000/fortheremainingperiod.
iii.StudentsinSJMSOMwithM.B.A.asthequalifyingdegreeandwithB.Tech./B.E.orequivalent
degree,theassistantshipissameasin(i)above.Forotherstudentstheamountisasin(ii)above.
iv. To get Teaching Assistantship, the students concerned must assist in teaching or research, as
assignedbytherespectiveAcademicUnittotheextentof8hoursofworkperweek.
v. The continuation of the assistantship will be subject to satisfactory performance of the duties
assignedbytheAcademicUnitsaswellassatisfactoryacademicperformance.
vi. Employeesontherolls(withorwithoutpay)ofanyorganizationare noteligible for admission
underthiscategory.
AsperMHRDdirectives,theemployeesofanyorganizations withorwithoutpayarenoteligible for
admissionunderTAcategory.SuchcandidatesmaybeconsideredunderSW/SFcategory,iffound

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suitable. Students getting assistantships from the Institute may join projects sponsored by external
agenciesandobtaincorrespondingfellowshipsinlieuofTAship.
A.6.2)TeachingAssistantshipThroughProject(TAP)

The students under this category receive financial support from sponsored projects. Only some
disciplineshaveTAPseats.ThecandidatesdonothavetoindicatetheirpreferenceforTAPseparately.
The rate of stipend may be same or higher than the TAship. The admission procedure and other
requirementsaresameasapplicabletoTA.
A.6.3)FellowshipAward(FA)
ThesestudentsarefinanciallysupportedundervariousGovt./SemiGovt.schemes(CSIR,UGC,DAE,
DST, DBT, NBHM, etc.) and some other organizations. The admission procedure and other
requirementsaresameasapplicabletoTA.

A.6.4)SponsoredCandidate(SW)
ThesestudentsaresponsoredbytheiremployersfordoingresearchworkintheInstitute.Theyare
expectedtobereleasedforfulltimecourseworkandresearchattheInstituteforaminimumperiodof
three years. They will not receive any financial support from the Institute. Sponsorship letter
(AppendixC.2)shouldbesubmittedatthetimeofwrittentestand/orinterview.

A.6.5)SelfFinancedIndianNationals,includingthoseonStudyLeave(SF)
Thiscategoryreferstopersonswhoareadmittedthroughtheusualadmissionprocedurebutarenot
eligible for financial support from the Institute. Such students are not entitled for hostel
accommodationoncampus.Ifadmitted,thesestudentshavetocompletetheirprogrammewithinthe
prescribedtimewithoutanyfinancialsupportfromtheInstitute.
This category also includes the students who are released from Governmental or educational
institutions on study leave for a period not less than three years for doing research work at the
Institute.EmployersLetterforStudyLeave(AppendixC.3)shouldbeproducedatthetimeofjoining,
ifselected.

A.6.6SelfFinancedForeignNationals(FRNSF)
ForeignNationalsapplyingunderSelffinanced(FRNSF)categoryshouldvisitthefollowinglinkfor
ForeignStudentsonthewebsiteoftheIITBombayInternationalRelationsOffice:
http://www.iitb.ac.in/academic/toadmission.jsp

A.6.7)ForeignNationalswithIndianCouncilforCulturalRelationsAward(ICCR)
ThesestudentsaresponsoredbytheirGovernmentsandawardedscholarshipbythem.Theyshould
applyforadmissionthroughIndianEmbassyintheircountry.

A.6.8)InstituteStaffofIITBombay(IS)
ThiscategoryisforthepersonsemployedasInstituteStaffatIITBombay.
. Thecandidateshouldhavebeen employedasInstituteStaffforatleast2years (beforethe
startingofthesemesterinwhichadmissionissought).
. Theconcernedacademicunitwillshortlisttheeligiblecandidates.Admissionwillbeonthe
basisofwrittentestandinterviewasapplicabletotheconcernedprogramme.
. If selected, the permanency or otherwise of the candidate will not come in the way of
admissionprocess.

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. IfanemployeeadmittedunderthiscategoryisnotservingasInstituteStaffwhilepursuingthe
degree,thenhe/shecannotcontinueundertheIScategorybutmaybeconsideredundertheSF
category.
. TheshortlistedcandidatesshouldproducealetterofrecommendationfromtheHeadofthe
Departmentatthetimeofinterview.

A.6.9)ProjectStaff(PS)
This category refers to candidates employed at IIT Bombay and working on sponsored projects
undertakenbytheInstituteandadmittedtothePh.D.programme,ifthedurationoftheProjectatthe
timeofadmissionis3yearsormore.
Inadditiontomeetingtheeligibilitycriteriaforadmission,thecandidatesshouldhave6monthsof
service(beforethestartingofthesemesterinwhichadmissionissought)insponsoredprojectsatthe
Institute.IncaseofstudentswithB.Tech./M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeandwithoutGATEscore,thesix
monthprojectexperiencemaybecountedaspartoftwoyearprofessionalworkexperience.
TheshortlistedcandidatesshouldproducealetterofrecommendationfromthePrincipalInvestigator
ofthesponsoredprojectatthetimeofinterview.

A.6.10)ResearchAssistantship(RA)
Dependingupontherequirements,eachAcademicUnitmayinductONEResearchAssistanteveryyear.
The candidates under this categoryareeligible for Research Assistantship basedon the following
norms:
i. ForstudentswithM.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeasthequalifyingdegree,theassistantshipis
payableforamaximumdurationof5yearsoruptothethesissubmission,whicheverisearlier.At
present,themonthlyrateofassistantshipisRs.28,000/forthefirsttwoyearsandenhancedrate
ofRs.31,500/fortheremainingperiod.
ii.ForstudentswithB.Tech./B.E./orequivalentdegreeandstudentswithM.Sc./M.A./M.Com.or
equivalent as the qualifying degree and having valid GATE score or having Junior Research
fellowship(JRF)ofUGC/CSIR/NBHM/DBTorDSTINSPIREfellowship,theassistantshipis
payableforamaximumdurationof5yearsoruptothethesissubmission,whicheverisearlier.At
present,themonthlyrateofassistantshipisRs.28,000/forthefirsttwoyearsandenhancedrate
ofRs.31,500/fortheremainingperiod.
iii.StudentsinSJMSOMwithM.B.A.asthequalifyingdegreeandwithB.Tech./B.E.orequivalent
degree,theassistantshipissameasin(i)above.Forotherstudentstheamountisasin(ii)above.
iv.Ph.D.ResearchAssistantshavetolookafterthelaboratoriesandalsoassistinteachingorresearch
orotherworkassignedbytherespectiveAcademicUnit.Theyarerequiredtoworkforabout20
hoursaweek.
v. The continuation of the assistantship will be subject to satisfactory performance of the duties
assignedbytheAcademicUnitsaswellassatisfactoryacademicperformance.
vi.Employeesontherolls(withorwithoutpay)ofanyorganizationare noteligible foradmission
underthiscategory.
A.6.11)ResearchAssistantshipThroughProject(RAP)

ThecandidatesunderthiscategorywillbeconsideredforAssistantshipssupportedunderSponsored
ResearchProjectbeingcarriedoutattheInstitute.Theadmissioneligibilitycriteriaarethesameasfor
TA. OnlysomedisciplineshaveRAPseats.Thecandidatesdonothavetoindicatetheirpreferencefor
RAPseparately.

A.6.12)External(EX)

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ThecandidatesemployedinrecognizedR&DorganizationsanddesirousofpursuingPh.D.programme
whileinemploymentmayapplyforadmissionasexternalcandidates. Afterfulfillingtheresidential
requirement and completing the course work at the Institute, these candidates will be allowed to
registerforPh.D.withaSupervisor(internal)fromtheInstituteandaCosupervisor(external)from
theirparentorganizationwheretheywillbedoingtheresearchwork.Theadmissionsarebasedonthe
followingnorms:
i. Thecompetenceofthesecandidateswillbeassessedalongwiththeregularcandidates.
ii. Thecandidateshouldsubmitatthetimeoftest/interviewaSponsorshipCertificate(Appendix
C.4) from the organization in which he / she is employed giving an undertaking that the
candidatewouldbereleasedfromthenormaldutiestofulfilltheresidentialrequirementforthe
coursework(andqualifierexamination,ifapplicable).Thecertificateshouldalsoprovidedetails
offacilitiesrelevanttotheresearchprogrammeandavailabletothecandidate.
iii. ThecandidateisrequiredtobeattheInstitute asafulltimestudent forthecoursework(and
qualifier examination, if applicable) of his/her Ph.D. Programme. The minimum residence
requirement is one semester for students with M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree and two
semestersforstudentswithB.Tech./B.E./M.Sc.orequivalentdegree.Dependingonthestudent's
background and the programme requirements, an additional semester may be needed to
completethecoursework/qualifierexamination.
iv. To promote interaction between the internal supervisor and external cosupervisor, meeting
betweenthemshouldbearrangedatleastonceinayearintheInstituteorinthesponsoring
organization.
v. ThePh.D.registrationofanexternalcandidatewouldbereviewedattheendofeachyearfrom
the date of registration in terms of his progress in courses / seminars / approved research
programmebyaResearchProgressCommittee(RPC)nominatedbytheconcernedDepartment
PostgraduateCommittee(DPGC).
vi. Theoptionofexternalregistrationisforapplicantswhoareworkinginwellequippedscientific
institutions,laboratories,R&Destablishmentsandindustrialorganizationsengagedinresearch
basedactivities.Personsworkingincolleges/universitiesarenot eligibleunderthiscategory
(theymayapplyunderCT).
vii. Atthetimeofjoiningtheprogramme,thestudentswillhavetoproduceacertificatefromhis/
heremployerthathe/shehasbeenfullyrelievedfromnormaldutiesduringthesemester(s)to
completethecourseworkandotheracademicworkatIITBombay.

A.6.13)CollegeTeacher(CT)

ThecandidatesemployedasfacultymembersinCollegesandUniversitiesanddesirous ofperusing
Ph.D.Programmewhileinemploymentandwithoutavailingofstudyleavemayapplyforadmission
underthisCategory.

. Afterfulfillingtheresidentialrequirement(forstudyingattheInstituteasafulltimestudent)of
one semester for M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent and two semesters for B.Tech./B.E./M.Sc. or
equivalent,thesecandidateswillbeallowedtoregisterforPh.D.withaSupervisor(internal)from
the Institute and a Cosupervisor (external) from their parent organization. Appointment of
external cosupervisor is optional based on recommendations of the supervisor and respective
DPGC.Sponsorshipcertificatefromtheemployer(AppendixC.5)mustbesubmittedalongwith
theapplication.
. CandidatesadmittedunderthiscategorywillbetreatedonparwithSFcategoryasfaraspayment
offeesanddepositsareconcerned.
. PlaceforresearchwillbetreatedasIITBombayeventhoughcandidatemaybecarryingoutpart
oftheworkattheirInstitute.ThesecandidatesarerequiredtobeavailablewiththeSupervisor
(internal)forinteractionduringweekends,holidaysandvacations.
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A.7)ADMISSIONPROCEDURE
Admissionisofferedonthebasisofaninterviewheldusuallyamonthbeforethecommencementofthe
semester for which admission is sought. The interview may be supplemented by a written test, if
necessary.Merelysatisfyingthegeneraleligibilitycriterionaswellascriterionsetforeachadmission
categoryisnoguaranteeforbeingcalledfortest/interview.Dependingonthenumberofapplications
receivedandconsideringtheconstraintsoftimeandotherresourcesforconductingWrittenTestand
Interview,theAcademicUnitsmayputadditionalacademicperformancebasedshortlistingcriterion.
CandidatescalledforthewrittenTest/InterviewunderTeachingAssistantship(TA)categorywillbe
paidsinglesecondclassreturnrailwayfarebytheshortestroute(asperrules)fromtheirplaceof
residencetotheInstitute.Theyhavetoproduceevidence(Original/PhotocopyofRailwayTicket)in
supportoftheirclaim.Acandidatecalledformorethanonediscipline,cansubmitonlyoneclaim.

A.8)PAYMENTOFFEESANDDEPOSITS
VariousfeesanddepositsfortheprogrammearegiveninAppendixC.1.

A.9)REGISTRATIONFORTHEPH.D.DEGREE

AfteracandidatehasbeenadmittedtotheInstitute,he/shehastomakeanapplicationonaprescribed
formforregistrationforthePh.D.degree.ThisapplicationwillbeconsideredbytheDepartmental
Postgraduate Committee (DPGC) which will make appropriate recommendations to the Senate
regarding(a)thecourseworkprescribedforthecandidateand(b)thedateofregistration.
The period of validity of Ph.D. registration for all candidates is FIVE/SIX years from the date of
confirmationofregistration(Registrationisconfirmedasperrules,aftersuccessfully completionof
coursecreditrequirements).

A.10)CONFIRMATIONOFREGISTRATION

All Ph.D. Admissions are provisional until the Confirmation of Registration is completed. This
confirmationtakesplaceaftersixmonthstoayearafteradmission,andonlyifacademicperformance
criterionsetbythedepartmentismet.Someacademicunits(departments/interdisciplinarygroups/
centres/schools)prescribeaqualifierexaminationforthePh.D.Programme.Thesemustbecompleted
successfullypriortotoconfirmationofregistration.Failuretomeetsatisfactoryperformancecriterion
mayleadtoterminationofstudentship.
Ref.:Rules&RegulationsforPh.D.Programme,http://www.iitb.ac.in/academichome/rules.jsp

A.11)SUBMISSIONOFTHESISANDAWARDOFDEGREE

Subjecttofulfillingthecoursecreditrequirementsandotherconditionsasmaybelaiddownfromtime
totime,thecandidatemaysubmitthePh.D.thesisaftertwoyearsfromthedateofregistration(3years
forexternalcandidates).Thethesisisexaminedbytwo/threerefereesfromoutsidetheInstitute.The
Senate examines the reports of the referees and on acceptance of the thesis, appoints a Board of
Examinerstoconductavivavoceexaminationatwhichacandidateisrequiredtodefendthethesis.On
thebasisofthereportoftheBoardofExaminers,theSenatedecidesthestudent'seligibilityforaward
ofthedegreeofDoctorofPhilosophy.

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B)INFORMATIONONDEPARTMENTS,CENTRES,SCHOOLSAND
INTERDISCIPLINARYGROUPS
In addition to the eligibility requirements as given in A.5, the candidate should also fulfill the
requirementsforadmissioninthedisciplinesandspecialisationsoftheirchoice.

B.1)AEROSPACEENGINEERING(AE)
[DepartmentofAerospaceEngineering]
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:
(i)M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinAerospaceEngineeringORinotherbranchesofengineering
relevanttotheresearchareasinthedepartment.

(ii)B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinAerospaceEngineeringORinotherbranchesofengineering
relevanttotheresearchareasinthedepartment,
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinMathematicsORPhysicsORinotherspecializationsrelevanttothe
researchareasinthedepartment.
Candidates are advised to visit the department web page http://www.aero.iitb.ac.in for available
researchtopicsandthecorrespondingbackgroundexpectedofthecandidates.Shortlistedcandidates
willbecalledforwrittentestand/orinterview.

RESEARCHAREAS
I. Aerodynamics: Experimental Aerodynamics, Experimental Hypersonic
Aerothermodynamics, Shock Waves and their applications, Computational Hypersonic
Aerothermodynamics,ComputationalFluidDynamics,ComputationalElectromagnetics,Vortex
and Particle methods, Vortex flows, Aeroacoustics, Aircraft Design, Air Transportation,
Turbulencemodelingandapplications,Computationalstudiesofscramjetintakes,Supersonic
mixing,Computationofhighenthalpyflows,Plasmaassistedflowcontrol.
II.DynamicsandControlofAerospaceVehicles: Flightmechanics,Guidance,navigation,
tracking and control of launch vehicles, missiles, aircraft, mini aerial vehicles (MAV),
integratednavigationsystems,HardwareInLoopSimulation,CooperativemissionsforMAVs.
III.Propulsion: AircraftandSpacecraftPropulsion,Experimentalandnumericalstudieson
detonations,Combustioninstabilities,Developmentofnewtechniquesforemissionreduction
fromcombustionsystems,HeatTransfer,InfraredSignaturesofAerospaceVehicles,Micro
channelCoolingofGasTurbineBlades,CFDofpropulsivesystems,Aerodynamicdesignand
performanceanalysisofaxialflowturbomachines,Flowcontrolofturbomachinesandinternal
duct flows, Computational hypersonic aerothermodynamics, Turbulence modeling and
applications,Computationalstudiesofscramjetengines,Supersonicmixingandcombustion,
Computationofhighenthalpyflows,Plasmaassistedcombustionandflowcontrol.

IV. Aerospace Structures: StructuralHealth Monitoring, WavePropagation, Aeroelasticity,


Aeroservoelasticity,StructuralDynamics&Stability,MultidisciplinaryOptimization,Mechanics
ofMaterials(Metals,MetallicAlloysandComposites),FractureandFatigueinmaterials.

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B.2)BIOSCIENCESANDBIOENGINEERING(BB)
[DepartmentofBiosciencesandBioengineering]
The Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering comprises of Biosciences (BS) and Biomedical
Engineering(BME)ascoreacademicgroups.Eligibilitycriterionandresearchareasforthetwogroups
arementionedbelow.UndertheitemNo.10(b) ofApplicationForm,thecandidateshouldenterthe
groups(BS,BME)theywishtojoinintheorderofpriority.

B.2.1.Biosciences(BS)
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech.orequivalentdegreeinBiotechnology.
ii. M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinsubjectsrelatedtoLifeSciences/Physics/ChemistryORB.Tech.in
Biotechnologywithone of the following:
a)avalidGATEscore(forTA/TAP/RA/RAP)
b)avalidCSIR/UGC/DBTJRForavalidICMRJRFnotlinkedtoICMRproject(forFA)
d)ExperienceasspecifiedearlierinA.5andA.6(forCT,EX,IS,PS,SF,SW)

RESEARCHAREAS
(A) BiophysicsandComputationalBiology: Bioinformatics,Glycobiology,ComputationalBiology,
Proteincrystallography,NMRbasedstructuralBiology,PhysicsofBiologicalsystemandComputational
Modelingofbiomolecules, DynamicsofcytoskeletalfilamentsandChromatinremodelling,physical
propertiesoftheextracellularmatrix,proteinfolding/misfolding,aggregationandneurodegeneration.
(B)Biochemistry:Enzymekineticsandenzymesecretion,microbialmetabolismandregulation,
aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism and genetic engineering, enzyme inhibitor design, molecular
mechanisms of DNA replication, repair and packaging in doublestranded DNA viruses, Molecular
Enzymology.
(C)Microbial Biology: Fungi, Viralassemblies, Bacterial Pathogenesis, HostPathogenInteractions,
molecularparasitology.
(D)CellBiology: CellularBiophysics,microtubule dynamics,bacterialcelldivision,Chromosomal
andextrachromosomalsegregationinfungi,Neurobiology.
(E)Immunology:Molecularimmunologyandcellsignaling,CellularImmunity,TumorImmunology,
Cancerbiomarker.
(F)GeneticsandMolecularBiology: FunctionalGenomics,EpigeneticRegulation, FungalMolecular
Genetics.
(G)Proteomics,SystemBiologyandBiomarkersofinfectiousdiseases.
B.2.2BiomedicalEngineering(BME)
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:
i. M.Tech./M.E. orequivalentdegree inBiomedicalEngineering,ChemicalEngineering,Computer
Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering,
InstrumentationEngineering,MechanicalEngineeringandEngineeringPhysics.
OR
MBBSwithMD/MS,BVScwithMVSc,BDSwithMDS,BPThwithMPTh,BOThwithMOTh.
OR
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M.Pharm.
ii. B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer
Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering,
InstrumentationEngineering,MechanicalEngineeringandEngineeringPhysics.
OR
M.Sc. or equivalent degreee in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Ceramics, Chemistry,
Electronics. Ergonomics, Material Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Physics and
Physiology.
OR
MBBS/BDS/BPTh/BOTh/BVSc(4yeardegree)orequivalentdegreeinappropriatebranch.
OR
B.Pharm.(withentranceexamination)
Applicantswith qualifying degrees listed in (ii) above and seeking admission under TA/TAP/RA/RAP
shouldhave valid scores of GATE (forEngineeringandSciencegraduates) or GPAT (for Pharmacy
graduates) or AIIMS / MCI / JIPMER / PGIChandigarch / AFMCPune postgraduate entrance
examinations(formedicalgraduates).ForadmissionunderFAcategory,thecandidateshouldhavea
validCSIR/UGC/DBTJRForavalidICMRJRF(notlinkedtoICMRproject).
RESEARCHAREAS
AA SensorsandDevices: Bioinstrumentationfor diagnostics and therapeutics,earlydetectionof
carcinomaandtropicaldiseases,bioMEMSdevices,FluorescentBiosensors,NanoengineeredSensors,
LayerbyLayerSelfAssembly,Microfluidicsforbiomedicalapplications.
AA Biomaterials,Drugdeliveryandtissueengineering:Nanobiotechnology,Designofscaffoldsfor
tissue engineering, Controlled Release technologies, Neuroprosthetic devices including aids for the
handicapped, Signal processing, Telemedicine and knowledge based systems. Microfibrication for
immunotherapy.
AA Computational physiology: Cardiac electrophysiology and muscle mechanics, Computational
Neurophysiology.

B.3)CHEMICALENGINEERING(CH)
[DepartmentofChemicalEngineering]

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinChemicalEngineeringORinotherbranchesofengineering
withanacademicbackgroundrelevantwiththeresearchareasinthedepartment.
ii. B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinChemicalEngineeringORinotherbranchesofengineering
withanacademicbackgroundrelevantwiththeresearchareasinthedepartment.
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeindisciplinesconsistentwiththeresearchareasofthedepartment.
Candidates applying to the Department of Chemical Engineering are required to supply additional
informationonthesitehttp://www.che.iitb.ac.in/online/education/phd/phdadmissioninformation.
RESEARCHAREAS

Process Systems Engineering: Process Simulation, Optimization, Process Integration and


Scheduling, Energy Conservation and Optimal Resource Management, Artificial Intelligence and
Mathematical Modelling, Multiscale Modelling, Systems Identification and Process Safety Analysis,
Nonlinearcontrol,faultdiagnosis.
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Biotechnology & BioSystems Engineering: Metabolic & Genetic Engineering, Bioseparations,
Bioinformatics,SystemsBiology,DrugDiscovery,Enzymology,BioprocessDevelopment,Vermiculture
forWasteManagement,DehydrationofFoodSystems,ControlledAtmosphereStorage,andProcess
DevelopmentofFoodSystems.
Materials Engineering: Polymer materials, Polymer Reaction Engineering, Polymer Processing,
Polymer Physics, Polyurethane, Rubber, Polymer Rheoloyg, Ceramics, Polymers, Biomaterials, Drug
Delivery, Food Engineering, Microscopy, Nanocomposites, Statistical Thermodynamics, and
SupercriticalFluids.
Catalysis&ReactionEngineering:Catalysis,MultiphaseReactions,BioreactionEngineeringand
ReactorModelling,Processintensification&reactivedistillation.
Transport,Colloids&InterfaceScience:Fluidization,Granularflows,PowderMixing,Membrane
Separations,RheologyofComplexFluids,Colloids,Solgels,Emulsions&Foams,PaintsandCoatings,
Microstructural Engineering, Aerosols, Electrohydrodynamics, Fluid Mechanics & Stability,
ComputationalFluidDynamics,Heat&Masstransfer,Porousmedia,andSurfactants.
Energy and Environment: Climate change, Coal Gasification, Energy Integration, Green
Engineering,RenewableResources,WasteManagement,PollutionControl,AirPollutionPrediction&
ControlandVermicultur.

B.4)CHEMISTRY(CH)
[DepartmentofChemistry]

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinChemistry/Physics/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Bioinformatics.
Candidatesareadvisedtovisitthedepartmentwebpage:http://chem.iitb.ac.informoredetailsonPh.D.
Admissionsandresearchtopics.

RESEARCHAREAS

A A BiophysicalChemistry
AAA CoordinationChemistry
AAAA BioinorganicChemistry
v OrganometallicChemistry
v BioorganicChemistry
v ChemistryofNaturalProducts
v SyntheticOrganicChemistry
v PhotochemistryandSpectroscopy
x PolymerChemistry
x Thermodynamics
x Electrochemistry
x SolidstateChemistryandPhysics
x Catalysis
xv TheoreticalChemistry

B.5)CIVILENGINEERING(CE)
[DepartmentofCivilEngineering]

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

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FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:
i. M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinCivilEngineeringORindisciplinesconsistentwiththe
researchareasofthedepartment

ii. B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinCivilEngineeringORindisciplinesconsistentwiththe
researchareasofthedepartment
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeindisciplinesconsistentwiththeresearchareasofthedepartment.

RESEARCHAREAS
i.TransportationSystemsEngineering:Transportplanningtheory;Trafficflowtheoryandcapacity
analysis;Trafficcontrolandmanagement:DSSforurbantransportoperations;Landuseandtransport
Planning models; Economics evaluation; analysis and Environmental Impact assessment of
transportationprojects;Urbanandregionaltransportnetworkmodelling;GIS/ES/FUZZY/GA/
ANNtheoryandapplicationstotransportplanning;Masstransportplanninganddesign;Behavioral
travelmodeling.
ii. GeotechnicalEngineering: Constitutivemodellingofsoil,Soilstructureinteraction;Foundation
for offshore structures, Earth dam problems; Rock Mechanics and tunneling; Soil dynamics; Soil
stabilization; Expansive soils; Ground improvement; Reinforced soil structures and geosynthetics;
Geotechnicalcentrifugestudy;Optimizationtechniquesandenvironmentalgeotechniques;Landslides.
iii. Water Resources Engineering: Real fluid flow problems; Turbulent flows; Flow stability,
Computational hydrodynamics; Diffusion of Jets; Marin Outfalls; Stratified flows; Steady state and
transient flow characteristics in openchannels; Fluid transients in closed conduits; Groundwater
movement andrecharge; Inversemodeling of largeaquifersystems, Sea waterintrusion incoastal
Aquifer, Diffused and sharp interface models; Transport of pollutant in aquifers and aquifer
remediation; Contaminant transport in surface waters; Problems of arid and humid zones;
Optimization techniques in water resources engineering; Hydraulic structures; Interbasin transfer;
Urbanwatermanagement;Urbanwatersupply;Stromwaterandwastewatertreatmentanddisposal;
Sedimentationinculverts/bridges;Flowaroundbridgepiers;Waterqualitymodeling;Fluidflowin
largediameterpipelines;Analysisofrandomhydrologicaldata.Computationalfluiddynamics;Hydro
informatics;GISandremotesensingapplicationsinwaterresources;Finiteelementsandboundary
elementmethodsinenvironmentalengineeringandwaterresources.
iv.StructuralEngineering:Finiteelementtechniques;Concretetechnology;Compositematerialsand
mechanics,Reinforcedandprestressedconcrete,Steelstructures,Strength,stabilityanddynamicsof
thinmembranes,platesandshells,Structuraloptimization;Structuralresponsetoimpactandshock
loading; Pressure vessels; Reliability analysis, Probabilistic design methods; Curved grid, Cable
networks; Plastic analysis techniques, Structural dynamics; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake
disaster management; Computational mechanics; Wind effects on structures; Inverse problems and
artificialintelligenceapplications;Offshorestructures;Shellfoundation;Structuralhealthmonitoring.

v. GeodesyandRemoteSensing: Developmentofmethodsandalgorithmsfordigitalanalysisof
RemotelySensedData(RSD);DigitalAnalysisofThermal(IR)andMicrowaveRSD;FuzzyandANN
approaches for RSD analysis; Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM); Remote Sensing, GIS and DTM in
HydrologicalModelling;DecisionSupportSystemsinWatershedDevelopment;CroplandSuitability,
Crop identification, acreage and yield estimation. Geodesy and space geodetic techniques; Global
positioningsystem;ApplicationofgeodesyandGPStoearthquakestudies;Geodesyforgeodynamics;
Spaceverylongbaselineinterferometry.

B.6)CLIMATESTUDIES(CM)
[InterdisciplinaryGroupinClimateStudies]

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Themissionoftheinterdisciplinaryprogramme(IDP)inClimateStudiesis tofosterafundamental
understandingandproblemcenteredanalysisofclimatechangescienceandsolutions,fromlocaltoglobal
scales.TheIDPinClimateStudieshasover20facultyparticipantsdrawnfrom12departments,across
IIT Bombay, with expertise in climate science, technology assessment and policy. The doctoral
curriculumintheIDPinClimateStudiesincludescorecoursesintwobroadtracksofclimatescience
andclimatepolicy,supplementedbyelectivecoursesonabroadrangeoftheoreticalandpractical
topics. A Centre of Excellence in Climate Studies supported by the Department of Science and
Technology enables building longterm scientific capacity and systems (measurement systems,
modellingplatforms,assessmenttools)forstudyofregionalclimatechangeandclimatefutures.

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralCriterion,inthequalifying
degree:
i,. M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric Science, Chemical
Engineering,CivilEngineering,ComputerScience&Engineering,ElectricalEngineering,EnergyScience
&Engineering,EnvironmentalScience/Engineering/Management,MechanicalEngineering,Resource
Engineering.
OR
M.Des./M.Arch./M.Planningorequivalentdegree
OR
M.Phil. (awarded by IIT Bombay) or equivalent degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Geography,
Sociology,Planningetc.)
ii. M.A.orequivalentdegreeinSocialSciences(Economics,Geography,Sociology,Planningandsimilar)
OR
M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Atmospheric Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Energy Science &
Engineering, Environmental Science/Engineering/Management, Geophysics, Physics in valid GATE
scoreorCSIR/UGCJRF
OR
B.E./B.Tech.orequivalentdegreeinAerospaceEngineering,ChemicalEngineering,CivilEngineering,
Computer Science &Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science/ Engineering/
Management,MechanicalEngineering,withvalidGATEscore
OR
M.Mgt./MBAorequivalentdegree.

WRITTENTEST
Shortlistedcandidateswillbecalledforawrittentestandinterview.Thesyllabusforthewrittentest
canbefoundonthewebsiteoftheIDPatwww.iitb.ac.in/climate/
RESEARCHAREAS
1. Climate change and impacts: prediction of climate extremes, aerosol transport and radiative
processes, factors affecting the Indian monsoon, cloud processes, impacts on hydrology, statistical
approachesandscalingmodels.
2. Technology assessment and mitigation: competitiveness and sustainability, strategies for low
carbon development, economics of climate change, assessment of climate change policies and
mechanisms,multicriteriamitigationassessment.
3.VulnerabilityassessmentandAdaptation: climatesensitivesectorsandpoverty,naturaldisaster
andhumanimpacts,impactsoncities.
4.Climatemitigationtechnologies:enhancedcarboncapturesystems,photoactivematerials.
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B.7)COMPUTERSCIENCEANDENGINEERING(CS)
[DepartmentofComputerScienceandEngineering]
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:
i. M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinEngineering/Technology

ii. B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinEngineering/Technology
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinScienceorMCA

Suchcandidateshavetofulfilloneofthefollowingadditionalrequirements:
ValidGATEscore
CSIR/UGC/NBHM/DBTaward
Minimumof2yearsofprofessionalworkexperience

WRITTENTEST

Shortlistedcandidateswillbecalledforwrittentestandinterview.Thesyllabusforwrittentestcanbe
foundonthewebsiteofthedepartmentatwww.cse.iitb.ac.in>Admissions>Ph.D.

WAIVERFORWRITTENTEST
Eligiblecandidatesmeetingoneofthefollowingcriteriamayapplyforawaiverofthewrittentest:
B.Tech.fromtheIITswhohavegraduatedwithadegreeinComputerScienceandEngineering/
InformationTechnologywithinthelastfiveyearsandwithaCPI/CGPAof8/10andabove.
Masters from the IITs/IISc who have graduated with a degree in Computer Science and
Engineering/InformationTechnologywithinthelastfiveyearsandwithaCPI/CGPAof9/10
(7.2/8)andabove.
Bachelors/Masters who have passed the GATE exam in the discipline of Computer Science
withinthelastfiveyearsandwithaGATEscoreof875/1000andabove.
Candidatesseekingawaivershouldemailto<pgadm@cse.iitb.ac.in>expressingtheirinterestinthe
waiverbeforethelastdateforsubmissionofcompletedapplicationforms.Further,theirapplication
materialmustcontaindocumentsprovidingproofofthecriteriamentionedabove.
Candidatesforwhomthewaiverhasbeenapprovedwillbenotifiedbyemail. Theinformationwill
alsobeputuponhttp://www.cse.iitb.ac.in>Admissions>PhDbeforetheinterview.

INDUSTRYSPONSOREDFELLOWSHIPS
Industry sponsoredfellowshipscoveringtuitionfees,generouscontingencies,andprovidingmonthly
stipendsofapproximatelyRs.25,000/permonthareavailabletomeritoriousPh.D.Students.
RESEARCHAREAS
RefertothedepartmentwebpageformoreinformationaboutvariousRESEARCHAREAS.Candidates
arealsoencouragedtovisitindividualfacultymembershomepagetolearnabouthis/herresearch
interest.
i.Algorithms:Algorithmsandcomplexity;Combinatoricsandgraphtheory;GeometricAlgorithms.
ii. Artificial Intelligence: ImageProcessing,PatternRecognitionandComputerVision;Intelligent
systemsandtheirapplicationstutoringsystems, Naturallanguageunderstanding;Machinelearning
and neural networks; Machine translation, Semantics Extraction; Document understanding; Cross
lingualinformationRetrieval;Intelligentinterfaces.

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iii. Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Image Understanding: Computeraided graphics
design;Multimedia; HighPerformance computing;Visualization; Rendering; Animation; Imageand
videoretrieval;motioncapture;pointbasedmethods.
iv.ComputerSecurity: Performanceandsecurityofcryptographicalgorithms,Design/verificationof
security protocols for wired and wireless communication, malware and botnet obfuscation and
detection,Webapplicationsecurity,TrustmanagementinP2Pnetworks.
v.ComputerNetworks:Performancemodeling,analysisanddesignofwiredandwirelessnetworks,
Implementation and verification of network security protocols. Deployment, data management,
communication and energyefficiency issues in Sensor Networks, Design of content distribution
networks for data dissemination, Architectures and protocols for metro optical networks, Network
algorithms,UtilityandPricingmodels,Qualityofserviceprotocols,MobileComputing,VoiceRouting,
VoiceoverIP,RFIDnetworks,Enterprisenetworks,AccessandBroadbandnetworks.
vi. Database and Information Systems: Object oriented, temporal and parallel databases; Query
optimizationandtransactionmanagement;Realtimedatabases systems,indexingmultidimensional
data; Wide area distributed database systems; Data dissemination systems; data warehousing and
databaseandapplicationsecurity.
vii.DataMining:Dataintegrationmodelsandalgorithms,Graphicalmodels,Informationextraction
andretrieval,Forecastingandsmartebusiness,SensorandBioinformaticsdatamining,TextandWeb
datamining.IntegratedminingwithrelationalDBMS,Temporalmining,IntegratingminingwithOLAP
viii.DistributedSystems:PerformanceEvaluation,faulttoleranceandscalabilityissuesindistributed
systems;Distributedobjectbasedsystems,Programmingmodelsandruntimesforgeneric
agents, Parallel Computing,Highperformanceclustercomputing,Distributedoperatingsystems,
Selfconfiguration using abstract performance and capacity models of distributed component based
applications,Topologybasedproblemdetectionandrootcauseisolationinenterpriseenvironments.
ix.FormalMethods:Formalspecification,designandverificationofhardwareandsoftwaresystems
including distributed systems; Logic, automata theory and their applications in reasoning about
systems;Automatedtheoremproving;Modelchecking;Reachabilityanalysisoflargeandinfinitestate
spaces:exactandapproximatetechniques.
x. Formal Languages and Bioinspired Computing: DNA, Membrane and Quantum Computing,
Combinatoricsonwords.
xi. Programming languages and Compilers: Theory of code optimization; Optimizing and
parallelizingcompilers;Analysisandimplementationoffunctionalandlogicprogramminglanguages;
Theoryofprogramminglanguages.
xii. RealTime and Embedded Systems: Functional Programming Applications, Reconfigurable
computing,AutomobileTelematics,Embeddedcontrolunits,Designanddevelopmentofrobotsand
sensorplatforms.
xiii. Software Engineering: Object oriented software development; Component architectures. Re
engineering of software; systems analysis and design; MIS systems; Project management; Quality
assurance.

B.8)DESIGN(ID)
[IndustrialDesignCentre(IDC)]
Overthepastfewyears,theneedofresearchandknowledgegenerationindesignhasbeengrowing
whichresultedinstartingthePh.D.programinDesignatIDC.Apartfromthecoreareasofdesign,
designers are expected to work in many interdisciplinary areas such as management, information
technology,engineering,sociology,psychology,media,education,etc.throwingupnewchallenges.

Theadmissionfor Ph.D. willbeheldonlyonceayear i.e.in AutumnSemester eachyear.No


applicationswillbeinvitedduringSpringSemester.
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ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

Qualifyingdegreeandeligibility:
i. M.Des./M.Arch./M.Tech./M.Phil.(2yeardegree)/MFA/PostgraduateDiplomainDesign
ofNID,AhmedabadandequivalentdegreewithFirstClassor60%marks(55%marksofSC/ST)
asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion.
ii. B.Des./B.Arch./BFA/MA/M.Sc./UndergraduateDiplomainDesignofNID,Ahmedabador
equivalent degree with First Class or 60% marks (55% marksof SC/ST) asspecified inthe
GeneralEligibilityCriterionandwithexceptionallyoutstandingdesignrelatedwork.
OR
MA or equivalent degree with 55% marks (50% marks of SC/ST) and with exceptionally
outstandingdesignrelatedwork.
Such candidatesshouldhavevalidCEEDscore. Candidateswithaminimum threeyears of
relevantprofessionalexperiencewithoutCEEDscorecanalsobeconsidered,butwillnotbe
eligibleforTA/TAP/RA/RAP.

RESEARCHAREAS
ThefacultyatIDCbesidesworkingonapplicationandprojectorientedresearch,alsoworksindepthon
varioustopicsmentionedbelow:
Themes
Designtheory,educationpedagogy
Designtools
Designmanagement
Typography,script,calligraphy,lettering,typedesign
Interactiondesign
Visuallanguage
Storytelling
Informationdesign
Sustainability
Productsemantics
Mentalimageryindesignthinking
Biomimitics
ManualMaterialHandling
ErgonomicsatHome
Domainsofresearch
Designfordevelopment
Education
Healthcare
Designforchildren
Designforelderly/specialpeople
Womenandoccupationalhealth
Control,displayandmotionstereotype
ErgoDesign
Researchmethods
Qualitativemethods
Semiotics
Activepeoplewatching,visualethnography
Visualnarratives,staticvisualnarratives
Clusteranalysis
Eyemovementstudies
Historicalmethods
Philosophicalanalysis
Protocolanalysis
Psychophysiologicalanalysisofproduct

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Usercentredbehavioralanalysis

It is desirable that the research area of the candidate overlaps one or more of the above themes,
domainsandmethods.Candidatesareadvisedtorefertothedepartmentwebpageforupdatestothese
areas. Candidates are encouraged to visit/discuss their research interests with individual faculty
membersofIDCbeforeapplying.

B.9)EARTHSCIENCES(ES)
[DepartmentofEarthSciences]
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.Phil.(2yeardegree)orequivalentdegreeinGeology,Geophysicsorinanyotherrelated
Geosciencesfield.

ii. M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinGeology,Geophysics,orinanyotherrelatedGeosciencesfield.
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinPhysics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Oceanography,LifeSciences,Marine
Sciences,AtmosphericSciencesorequivalentandhavingGeology/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry
attheBachelorslevelasprincipalsubjects.

RESEARCHAREAS

ActiveTectonicsandTectonics
Electromagnetism
EngineeringGeology
Geochemistry
Geothermics
Geostatistics
Geomagnetism
GPSandGeodesy
GravityandMagnetic
Hydrogeology
IsotopeGeology
IgneousPetrology
Mineralogy
Micropalaeontology
MetamorphicPetrology
OrePetrologyandOredepositmodeling
OrganicGeochemistry
PetroleumGeology
RemoteSensingandGIS
Sedimentology
StructuralGeology
Stratigraphy
Seismology
Volcanology
NumericalmodelinginGeophysics
GeophysicalSignalProcessing

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B.10)EDUCATIONALTECHNOLOGY(ET)
[InterdisciplinaryGroupinEducationalTechnology]

The IDP in Educational Technology consists of faculty members from the engineering, science,
humanitiesandsocialsciencesdepartmentsandtheSJMSchoolofManagementoftheInstitute.Please
see the website http://www.et.iitb.ac.in, for details of faculty members, students, and the other
activities in the IDP in ET. Students admitted to the Ph.D. Programme will be required to do
coursework in the first few semesters. Courses include introduction to Educational Technology,
Instructional Design, Research Methods and so on. As part of the Ph.D. Programme, students will
engageinresearchprojectsandsubmitadissertation.
Theadmissionfor Ph.D. willbeheldonlyonceayear i.e.in AutumnSemester eachyear.No
applicationswillbeinvitedduringSpringSemester.
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:
i. M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineering
OR
M.Des.
OR
M.Phil.(2yeardegree)inSocialSciences
ii. M.A./M.Sc./M.Phil.(1year)
OR
M.Ed.(withtechnologyadoptionandassessmentstudies)

RESEARCHAREAS

TheresearchfocusoftheinterdisciplinaryprogrammeinEducationalTechnologyisintheareaof
technologiestopromoteeducation.Thisincludesboththedevelopmentofthetechnologyitself,aswell
asresearchintoeffectivepedagogythatintegratesthetechnology.Thefollowingaretheresearchareas
ofthefacultymembersintheIDP
Developmentoftechnologiesrelevanttotoeducation(designanddelivery).
Interplaybetweentechnologyandpedagogy.
Contentdevelopmentandinstructionaldesign.
Assessmentandevaluationoftechnologies,econtentandpedagogicaltechniques.

B.11)ELECTRICALENGINEERING(EE)
[DepartmentofElectricalEngineering]

AREASOFSPECIALIZATION
1. CommunicationEngineering EE1
2. ControlandComputing EE2
3. PowerElectronicsandPowerSystems EE3
4. Microelectronics EE4
5. ElectronicSystemsEE5

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer


Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering,
InstrumentationEngineering,EngineeringPhysics,MaterialsScienceandEngineering.

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ii. B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer
Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering,
InstrumentationEngineering,EngineeringPhysics,MaterialsScienceandEngineering.
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinMathematics,Physics,Electronics/ElectronicSciences.

RESEARCHAREAS
CommunicationEngineering(EE1)
CommunicationSystems
CommunicationNetworksandInternet
ComputationalElectromagnetics
ImageProcessingandComputerVision
Microwaves,RFandAntennas
MultimediaSystems
OpticalCommunicationandPhotonics
SignalProcessing
SpeechProcessing
WirelessandMobileCommunication
InformationTheoryandCoding
MagneticResonanceImaging
ControlandComputing(EE2)
LinearSystemsTheory
OptimalControlandOptimization
ModelingandIdentificationofDynamicalSystems
ControlofDistributedParameterSystems
NonlinearSystems
ModernFilterandNetworkTheory
BehavioralSystemsTheory
ComputationalMethodsinElectricalEngineering
SoftwareandSystemReliability
CryptographyandSecurity
GPUbasedComputing
PowerElectronicsandPowerSystems(EE3)
FACTS,HVDCandPowerQuality
DistributedGeneration
PowerSystemRestructuring
WideAreaMeasurementsandSystemProtection
EMI/EMC
CoupledFieldComputations
ElectricalMachines:Modeling,Analysis,DesignandControl
SpecialMachines
PowerElectronicConverters,ElectricDrives
PowerElectronicsforNonconventionalEnergySources
ReliabilityinPowerSystemsandPowerElectronicSystems
SmartGridsforEnergyHarvesting
Microelectronics(EE4)
DevicesandICTechnology
ReliabilityofElectronicDevicesandCircuits
DeviceSimulationandModeling
VLSIandSystemHardwareDesign
CADTools
MEMSDesignandTechnology(includingBioMEMS)
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FlashMemoryDevices
OrganicSemiconductorDevices
CMOSDevices
SpintronicDevices
PhotovoltaicDevices
MaterialGrowthandCharacterization
ElectronicSystems(EE5)
ElectronicInstrumentation
SignalProcessingApplications
SpeechandAudioProcessing
BiomedicalElectronics
EmbeddedSystemDesign

B.12)ENERGYSCIENCEANDENGINEERING(EN)
[DepartmentofEnergyScience&Engineering]
Energyisacriticalinputrequiredfordevelopment.Fossilfuelreservesinthecountryarelimitedand
thereisaneedtodevelopviablecosteffectivealternatives.RenewableandNuclearEnergycanprovide
possible long term solutions for the energy problems. There are problems in the large scale
developmentanddeploymentofthesealternativesthatneedtobeaddressed.IntheshortrunIndiahas
toaggressivelypursueenergyefficiencyandDemandSideManagementtoImprovetheefficiencyof
supplyandutilizationdevicesandsystems.Thedevelopmentofnewenergytechnologiesprovidesa
technological challenges as well as significant business opportunity. In order to help meet these
challenges,theDepartmentofEnergyScienceandEngineering(DESE)hasbeenestablishedwitha
missiontodevelopsustainableenergysystemsandsolutionsforthefuture.Thereisarequirementfor
high quality trained manpower in the energy sector. This also provides scope for engineering
innovators/entrepreneurs. The DESE programme has two laboratories (Solar Energy and Energy
Systems Laboratory) and a computational facility. In addition to this, DESE students are actively
involved inthe researchanddevelopment activitiesoftheThermalHydraulicsfacility, Gasification
Laboratory,HeatPumpLaboratory(MechanicalEngineering),PowerElectronicsandPowerSystems
Laboratory(ElectricalEngineering).DESEfacultyhavebeenorganizingseveralContinuingEducation
Programmeon acontinuousbasison RenewableEnergy, EnergyManagement, ProcessIntegration,
Solar Passive Architecture and have initiated a series of programmes for the Nuclear Power
Corporation. DESE has established linkages with industries like Thermax, Forbes Marshall, BSES,
Mahindra&Mahindra,BHELandorganizationlikeAtomicEnergyRegulatoryBoard,MinistryofNew
andRenewableEnergy,InternationalEnergyInitiativeandTheEnergyandResourceInstitutewhich
havesponsoredM.Tech/Ph.DProjects.ThishasensuredtherelevanceoftheDESEresearchoutput.
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:
i. M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Science & Engineering,
MechanicalEngineering,MetallurgicalEngineeringorequivalentdisciplinesrelevanttoenergy.
ii. B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Science & Engineering,
MechanicalEngineering,MetallurgicalEngineeringorequivalentdisciplinesrelevanttoenergy.
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinChemistry,Physics,Mathematicsorequivalentdisciplinesrelevant
toenergy.
RESEARCHAREAS
Energy Efficiency/Improvements in conventional Energy Systems: Heat pumps, Energy
integration,Processintegrationforresourceoptimization,PinchAnalysisDevelopmentoftechniques
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foroptimizationofUtilitysystems,DemandSideManagement/LoadManagementinthePowerSector,
VariableSpeedDrives,PowerGenerationandSystemsPlanning,EnergyManagementandAuditing,
Efficient Motor Drive Systems, Electronics Ballasts, Static VAR compensators, Illumination control,
PowerElectronicsinEnergyEfficientSystems,ElectricVehicles,BoilersandFludisedBedCombustion,
Exhaust Heat Recovery, Cogeneration, Building Energy Management, Efficient Air Conditioning
Systems,HydrogenGenerationandStorage,FuelCells.
Renewables: Coal Gasification, Biomass Gasifier Design, Development and Testing, Liquid fuels
fromBiomassthroughthethermochemicalandalgalroute,Microbial,Hydrogen,CNGKitdevelopment,
Industrial Solar Thermal concentrators, Stirling Engine Systems, Testing of Solar Collectors and
systems,PassiveSolarArchitecture,DevelopmentofCarbonPVcell,DecentralizedPowerSystemsGrid
IntegrationIssues,HybridSystemsforRuralElectrification,WindEnergy,LowCostSolarDrier,Fuel
Cells,Thinfilmsolarcells,Carbonnanotubesforhydrogenstorage,Solarphotovoltaicconcentrator,
Development of Engines for SVO, Biodiesel, Dual fuelling etc., Biodiesel manufacturing process,
Complex Fluid Dynamics, Flow of Granular Materials, Multiphase flows, Computational Fluid
Dynamics,MolecularDynamicSimulationofParticulateFlows.
Nuclear: Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Waste management, Thermal Hydraulics Research, Computer
SimulationModelsforAnalysisofTransientsinPressurizedHeavyWaterReactor,AdvancedNumerical
Methodsforneutrondiffusionandfluidflow,Twophaseflowmodeling,Nuclearthermalhydraulics
andsafety,Analyticalsolutionofmultilayerheatconductionproblems.

B.13)ENVIRONMENTALSCIENCEANDENGINEERING(EV)
[CentreforEnvironmentalScience&EngineeringCESE]
InviewoftheinterdisciplinarynatureoftheEnvironmentalScienceandEngineeringsubject,students
from diverse areas of sciences, engineering and medical sciences are permitted to apply for Ph.D.
However, students who do not have adequate background knowledge will have to take additional
coursestoenablethemtosuccessfullypursueresearchinEnvironmentalScienceandEngineering.For
furtherdetails,visitwww.cese.iitb.ac.in

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural


Engineering,AtmosphericScience,ChemicalEngineering,CivilEngineering,EnergyScience&
Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
MetallurgicalEngineering&MaterialsScience,MiningEngineering.

ii. B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural


Engineering,AtmosphericScience,ChemicalEngineering,CivilEngineering,EnergyScience&
Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
MetallurgicalEngineering&MaterialsScience,MiningEngineering.
OR
M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Atmospheric Science, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry,
EarthSciences,EnvironmentalToxicology,EnvironmentalScience,Meteorology,Microbiology,
Physics,PublicHealth&Statistics.Mathematics at 10+2 level is a mandatory requirement.

RESEARCH AREAS
ThemajorfocusareasofresearchatCESEare:WaterSupply;Water&WastewaterTreatment,Tertiary
treatmentoptions,UrbanandIndustrialSolidWasteManagement,EnvironmentalManagement;and
EnvironmentalSystemsModelling&Optimization,GISforEnvironment,IndustrialEffluentandSludge
ManagementNanotechnology,Airpollutionmonitoringofindoorandoutdoorenvironments,Aerosol

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andairquality,Healthimpactofairpollutants,Carbondioxidesequestrationmethods,Detectionof
pathogenicmicrobesindrinkingwater,Evaluationofdisinfectionprocessesandbyproducts,Detection
of trace and emerging contaminants in treated water and wastewater, Chemical and biological
processesfortheremovaloftraceandemergingcontaminantsfromwater
Listofcurrentresearchtopics:
Advanced oxidation processes for the removal of persistent organic and inorganic
compoundsfrom industrialwastewaters
Reductive remediation of organic pollutants such as chlorinated pesticides, textile dyes
usingzerovalentmetalsandbimetallicsystems
(N&P)removalfromwasterwaterusingacombinationofphysicochemicalandbiological
process,
Developmentoftechnologiesforarsenicremovalfromwater
Treatment of leachate (generated from municipal solid waste landfill) using physico
chemical processes
Applicationofnaturalcoagulantsforwaterandwastewatertreatment
Treatmentoftextilewastewaterbybiologicalandphysicochemicalprocesses
Ecocentricandlowcostwastewatertreatmentsystems
Fateandtransportofpollutantsinaquaticandsubsurfacesystems
Biotransformationandbiodegradationofoilysludgeandtoxicityevaluation
Biodegradationofendocrinedisruptingchemicalssuchaslowerandhigherphthalateesters
andchlorinatedpesticides,
Bacterialcellulose:Analternativegreenerapproachfortheproductionofcellulose
Applicationofbiochemicalprocesses(enzymecatalyzedprocesses)forcleanerproduction
technologies
Hazardouswasteminimizationandpollutionprevention
Biomonitoringandmicrobialbioassaysfortoxicitytesting
Detectionandmonitoringofbacteriaandvirusesinpotablewater
Mechanicalbiologicaltreatmentofmunicipalsolidwaste(MSW)
Energyrecoveryfromsolidrecoveredfuel(derivedfromMSW)andsludgegeneratedfrom
sewagetreatmentplantsandindustries
Hazardous,municipal&biomedicalwastemanagement
Airpollutiondispersionmodelling
Airqualitymonitoringandmanagement,
Indoorandintegratedairpollutionexposureassessment
Aerosolandairquality
Environmentalhealthassessment
Environmentalnoiseassessment
Healthimpactsofairpollutants
Hotgascleanup(thermalgasification)
Satelliteremotesensingforairquality
Nanopowdersynthesis,Nanotechnologyforthetreatmentofwastewateranddisinfection
processes
Environmentalstatisticsanddesignofexperiments
EnvironmentalImpactassessmentofconstructionactivitiesandindustrialactivities
Ecoindustrialnetworking
Environmentalpolicyandpreventiveenvironmentalmanagement
Environmental and Water Resources Systems: development of optimization models for
surfacewaterqualitymanagement,irrigationwatermanagement,floodplainplanningand
management,landfillleachatecontaminationriskassessment,optimaldesignofwater&
wastewaterconveyancesystems,design&evaluationofwaterqualitymonitoringnetwork

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UncertaintyModelingandDecisionScienceforEnvironmentalSystems:probabilistic,fuzzy
and interval approaches; multiattribute decision making Hydroclimatic Extremes and
FloodManagement:multivariatefloodanddroughtfrequencyanalyses
Nonstationarymodelingofhydroclimaticextremes,mappingvulnerabilitytonaturaland
humaninducedhazardsusingGIS,floodriskmapping,nearrealtimefloodforecasting,
Environmetrics: multivariate statistical surface water quality assessment, evaluation of
trophicstates,rationalizationofwaterqualitymonitoringstations.

B.14)GEOINFORMATICS&NATURALRESOURCESENGINEERING(GNR)
[CentreofStudiesinResourcesEngineering(CSRE)]
Geoinformatics & NaturalResourcesEngineering isaninterdisciplinaryarea encompassing diverse
issuesinexplorationandmanagementofnaturalresourcessuchasland,water,mineral,forest,soiland
ocean resources; socioeconomic aspects of sustainable development with respect to environmental
impactofnaturalresourcesexploitation;renewableenergyresourcesmanagement; globalwarming
andclimatechange.Contemporarytechniquesofscientificassessmentusingsatelliteremotesensing,
GISandGPSareevolvedandusedinthestudyofnaturalresources.Researchersinthisareacomefrom
diversebackgroundsofscienceandengineeringandworkmaybeofappliedortheoreticalnatureasin
thefieldslistedbelow.

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:
i. M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Environmental Science & Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information
Technology,RemoteSensing,Geoinformatics,Geomatics,ArchitectureandTownPlanning.
ii. B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinAgriculturalEngineering,CivilEngineering,Environmental
Science & Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information
Technology,RemoteSensing,Geoinformatics,Geomatics,ArchitectureandTownPlanning.
OR
M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics,
Marine Sciences, Agriculture, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information
Technology(Mathematicsat10+2levelisamandatoryrequirement).
WRITTENTEST
Shortlistedcandidatesafterthewrittentestwillbeinterviewed.Thesyllabusforwrittentestcanbe
foundonthewebsiteofCSRE.
TheinterestedapplicantsareadvisedtovisitCSRE,webpagewww.csre.iitb.ac.in/PHDtopics.htmladn
foradetailedandupdatedlistoftopics/RESEARCHAREAS.
RESEARCHAREAS
a.ApplicationAreas
. WaterResources
. TerrainEvaluation,LandusePlanningandMonitoring
. AgroinformaticsandRuralDevelopment
. Precisionagricultureandwirelesssensornetwork
. MineralSystemsstudiesandMineralExploration
. NaturalHazardsofDroughts,Desertification,Landslide,Avalanche,Earthquake,
Tsunami
. MarineResourcesandEcology.
viii.Snow,GlaciersandAtmosphere
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ix.ApplicationsofMicrowaveRemoteSensing
x.InternetofThingsforAgriculture
b.TheoreticalAreas
. DigitalImageProcessingandAlaysis
. DigitalPhotogrammetryandCartography
. GeographicInformationScience,GeospatialDataMining,BigData,HighPerformanceComputing,
InternetofThings
. SyntheticApertureRadarInformationAnalysisandPolarimetry
. GlobalPositioningSystems

B.15)HUMANITIESANDSOCIALSCIENCES(HSS)
[DepartmentofHumanitiesandSocialSciences]

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
Qualifyingdegreeandeligibility:
i.M.Phil.(awardedbyIITBombayorequivalent2yeardegree)inanyofthedisciplinespertainingto
theresearchareasintheDepartment,withFirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST)as
specifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion.
ii. M.A. or equivalent degreein Humanities & Social Sciences subjects, with 55% marks(50% for
SC/ST).
OR
MastersdegreeinCommercewith55%marks(50%forSC/ST).
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinScience,withFirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST)as
specifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion.
OR
B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinEngineering/Technology,withFirstClassor60%marks(55%
marksforSC/ST)asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion.

Candidates with degrees in Science, Commerce, Engineering/Technology will be considered for


researchareasconsistentwiththeiracademicbackground.

CandidateshavingUGCNETLectureship(LS)arealsoeligibleforTeachingAssistantshipinadditionto
otheracademicqualifications.
RESEARCHAREAS
Economics: Applied Econometrics, Banking & Finance, Economic Impacts of Climate Change,
Corporate Investment, Environment Economics, Economic Policy, Energy Economics, International
Business,InternationalFinance,InternationalTradeIndustrialEconomics,MonetaryEconomics,Open
EconomyMacroEconomics,TechnologyTransfer&Competitiveness.
English:ModernCriticalTheory,IndianWritinginEnglish,Drama,Novel,CreativeWriting,Womens
Studies,CultureStudies,GenreStudies,FilmStudies,Intertexuality,TraumaandLiterature,Aesthetics,
TheoreticalLinguisticsandLanguageAcquisition/Learning,EnglishLanguageTeaching.
Philosophy: Continental Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Contemporary
WesternPhilosophy,MetaEthics,AppliedEthics,PhilosophyofMind,SocialandPoliticalPhilosophy,
PhilosophyofAI.
Psychology: Stress Management, Gender, Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Human
ResourceDevelopment,SocialPsychologyofEducation,HealthandClinicalPsychology,Ergonomics,
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Sociology: Political Sociology, Science, Technology and Society, Sociology of Development,
Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Sociology of Religion and Kinship, Urban Studies,
Ethnicity and Multiculturalism, Sociology of Caste and Social Stratification, Gender Studies,
Sociological Theory, Rural and Urban Planning, Sociology of Contemporary India, Law and
Governance,RiskandVulnerability.
IndianScienceandTechnologyinSanskrit(CISTS):Sanskritlanguage,Paniniangrammar,Philosophy
of language, Aesthetics, Astronomy (Jyotisha), Mathematics (Ganita), Logic (Nyayasastra), Meta
physics.

B.16)INDUSTRIALENGINEERINGANDOPERATIONSRESEARCH(IO)
[InterdisciplinaryGroupinIndustrialEngineering&OperationsResearch]
ThedisciplineofIndustrialEngineeringandOperationsResearch(IEOR)essentiallydealswithefficient
operationofsystemsandoptimalutilizationofresources.Conceptsandresultsfromthedisciplineare
becoming increasingly important these days in almost all sectors of the economy viz., industrial,
transport, service, agriculture, education, communication etc. With present daytechnology, various
typesofdata,includingthetransactionaltype,areavailablerelativelyeasilyanddesigningappropriate
decisionmakingalgorithmsisbecomingarealisticgoal,soughtbycompetitiveandforwardlooking
organizationsinbothprivateandpublicsector.Also,theroleoftheorytoprovidesomeinsightintothe
tradeoffsinvolvedindecisionmakingbecomessignificant.
Thereisopportunitytoworkoninterestingproblemsthatinvolvemodeling,analysisandcomputation.
IndustrialEngineeringandOperationsResearch(IEOR)atIITBombayconductsresearchinaunique
andinsightfulmannerintodayseconomiccontext.Theprogrammeoffersablendoftheory,modelling
andapplication,drawingfromtraditionalaswellasmodernareasofoperationsresearch,togetherwith
a systems view derived from longstanding principles of industrial engineering. The programme is
uniqueinitscontemporaryflavor,withspecializedcoursesinIntegerProgramming,GameTheory,
Markov Decision Processes, Analysis and Control of Queues, Services Management, Supply Chain
Management,FinancialEngineering,Knowledgebasedsystems,NeuralNetworks,SystemDynamicsto
name a few. The programme is equally strong in background building with updated courses in
Optimization Techniques, Stochastic Models and Simulation. Broad areas of application are in
manufacturingsystems,supplychains,logistics,transportincludingrailways,finance,communication
networks,services,infrastructureandotherindustrialsystems;applicationofquantitativemethodsin
quality and maintenance management systems; development and application of decision support,
intelligentandknowledgebasedsystems.
The website http://www.ieor.iitb.ac.in/ has details on the faculty, students, research, teaching,
academics,admissions,andotheractivitiesoftheprogramme.
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineeringwithadequateexposureto
IndustrialEngineering&OperationsResearch
ii. B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineering
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinMathematics,Statistics,OperationsResearch
RESEARCHAREAS
i. Optimization: Models, Theory and Algorithms: Largescale linear optimization; Mixedinteger,
integer and conic programming; Combinatorial optimization; Polyhedral theory; Nonlinear
optimization; Dynamic programming; Theory, Algorithms and Computational methods for Mixed
IntegerLinearandNonlinearOptimization.

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ii.StochasticModels: Queuing Theory;Queuingmodels;Resourcesharing;Parameteroptimization;
PerformanceAnalysis;Pollingsystems;Applicationsinwirelesscommunication.
iii.StochasticControl:Stochasticdynamicprogramming(MDPs);Sensitivityanalysis;Reinforcement
learning;Diffusionequations;Viscositysolutions;Optimalcontrol;StochasticApproximation.
iv. Simulation Modeling and Analysis:Discreteevent simulation; System dynamics methodology;
Hybrid(discretecontinuous)modeling;Distributedandparallelsimulations;Statisticaldataanalysis;
Simulationoptimization;MultilevelMonteCarlomethods.
v. Game Theory: Mechanism design; Dynamic and stochastic games; Deterministic and stochastic
differentialgames;Gameswithstopping;Approximateequilibria;Auctions.
vi.Artificialintelligencebasedmethods: Searchmethods;Metaheuristics;Neuralnetworks;Model
predictivecontrol;Reinforcementlearning.
vii.Logistics,InventoryandTransportation:Transportoperationsplanning(road,rail,air,andsea);
Networkdesign;Capacityplanning;Operationsschedulingandrouting;Fleetandcrewplanningand
rostering;Timetablingandrakeallocationofrailservices.
viii.SupplyChainAnalysis: Informationsharing;Coordination;Contractanalysisanddesign;Real
time decision making; Performance and stability analysis; Reverse logistics and closed loop supply
chains;Decisionmakingunderuncertainties;Qualityofservice.
ix.FinancialEngineering:Mathematicalfinance;Modelingandpricingofderivatives;Insuranceand
assetpricing;Portfoliomanagement;Pricing;Revenuesharingandrevenuemanagement.
x.Planning,SchedulingandControlinManufacturingSystems: Operationsmanagement;Project
management; Quality management; Hierarchical production planning; Facilities planning;
Reconfigurable and flexible systems; Enterprise resource planning; Product variety management;
Dynamic,reactiveandproactivescheduling.

B.17)MANAGEMENT(MG)
[ShaileshJ.MehtaSchoolofManagement]
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
Qualifyingdegreeandeligibility:

(i) M.Tech./M.E./M.Phil(2years)orequivalentdegreewith60%marks/6.5CPI(55%marks/6.0CPI
forSC/ST)
OR
MasterofManagement/MBAorPGDBMrecognizedbyGovernmentbodiessuchas AICTEapproved
institutewith60%marks/6.5CPI(55%marks/6.0CPIforSC/ST.

(ii)B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreewith70%marks/7.5CPI(65%marks/7.00CPIforSC/ST)anda
validscoreinGATE/UGC/CSIRNET/JRFexaminationorCAT/GMAT/GREtakenwithinthelastfive
years.
OR
B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegree(havingatleast2yearsofworkexperience)with60%marks/6.5CPI
(55% marks / 6.0 CPI for SC/ST) and a valid score in GATE/ UGC/CSIRNET/JRF examination or
CAT/GMAT/GREtakenwithinthelastfiveyears.
OR
M.Sc./M.A./M.Com./LLM/MCAorequivalentdegreewith60%marks/6.5CPI(55%marks/6.0
CPIforSC/ST)atpostgraduationlevelandavalidscoreinGATE/UGC/CSIRNET/JRFexaminationor
CAT/GMAT/GREtakenwithinthelastfiveyears.
OR
CAwith60%marks/6.5CPI(55%marks/6.0CPIforSC/ST)intheprecedingdegreeandavalid
scoreinGATE/UGC/CSIRNET/JRFexaminationorCAT/GMAT/GREtakenwithinthelastfiveyears.
RESEARCH AREAS
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A A Accounting
AAA CorporateCompetitiveness
AAAA Economics
v Entrepreneurship
v FinancialManagement
v GeneralManagement
v HumanResourceManagement
v InformationSystems
x IntellectualPropertyRights
x InternationalBusiness
x ManagementofInformationTechnology
x MarketingManagement
x OperationsManagement
xv OrganizationBehaviour
xv ProjectManagement
xv QualityManagement
xv StatisticsandOperationsResearch
xv StrategyandBusinessPolicy
xx TechnologyManagement

B.18)MATHEMATICS(MA)
[DepartmentofMathematics]

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:
M.Sc./M.A.orequivalentdegreeinMathematics/Statistics/ComputerScience
OR
M.Stat.orequivalentdegree
OR
B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinEngineering/Technology

RESEARCHAREAS
i. AlgebraandNumberTheory: CommutativeandHomologicalAlgebra(Blowupalgebras,Hilbert
functions,localcohomology,projectivemodules,completeintersections,Gorensteinrings). Algebras
withinvolution,Galoiscohomologyofclassicalgroups.Representationsofalgebraicgroups.Reductive
groupsandrelatedstructures.Automorphicforms,Lfunctions,Diophantineequations.
ii.Analysis:FunctionalAnalysis(OperatorTheory,unboundedsubnormals,Hilbertmodules,Operator
algebras),NumericalFunctionalAnalysis(Approximatesolutionsofoperatorequationsandeigenvalue
problems,splinetheory),RealAnalysis(Meanperiodicfunctions,generalizedintegrals).
iii. Combinatorics: Polyhedralcombinatorics(approximationalgorithms,combinatorialoptimization)
Enumeration (posets, generating functions, qanalogues), Graphs (colouring problems, eigenvalues,
trees), Codes (linear codes associated to projective algebraic varieties), Design theory (finite
geometries,symmetricdesignsandrelatedstructures),Extremalcombinatorics. Theoreticalcomputer
science(computationalcomplexity,analysisofalgorithms).
iv. Geometry & Topology: Algebraic Topology (stable homotopy theory), Differential Topology
(harmonic manifolds, matrix varieties). Algebraic Geometry (Schubert varieties, determinantal
varieties, varieties over finite fields), Lie groups (discrete subgroups, congruence subgroups,
homogeneousspaces,probabilitymeasures),Ergodictheory.
v.PartialDifferentialequationsandNumericalAnalysis:PartialDifferentialEquations(Hyperbolic
systems of quasilinear partial differential equations, nonlinear waves, partial integrodifferential
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equations,homogenization), viscoelasticfluidflow problems,Shock wavesinhyperbolicsystemsof
conservationlaws.NumericalAnalysis(Finiteelementmethods,finitevolumemethods).
vi. StatisticsandProbability: ComputationalBiology(Biostatistics,Bioinformatics),Statisticaldata
mininginproteomics(probabilisticoptimizationproblemsinMolecularBiology),ReliabilityTheory,
IndustrialStatistics,Constructionofreliabilitytestplans,StatisticalInference(Geostatistics,modeling
bivariatedistributions),StochasticDifferentialGameTheory(StochasticControlTheory,Mathematical
Finance), Applied Probability, StatisticalInference. Linear andgeneralizedlinear models, design of
experiments.

B.19)MECHANICALENGINEERING(ME)
[DepartmentofMechanicalEngineering]

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterionfor
admissioninthisbrochurein:
i.M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinMechanicalEngineering,Production Engineering,Industrial
Engineering,AerospaceEngineering,ChemicalEngineering,MetallurgicalEngineering
OR
M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinotherbranchesofEngineering/Technologywithanoutstanding
academicrecordforresearchareasconsistentwiththeacademicbackgroundofthecandidates.
ii.B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinMechanicalEngineering,Production Engineering,Industrial
Engineering,AerospaceEngineering,ChemicalEngineering,MetallurgicalEngineering
OR
B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinotherbranchesofEngineering/Technologywithanoutstanding
academicrecordforresearchareasconsistentwiththeacademicbackgroundofthecandidates..
RESEARCHAREAS
i. Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics: Convective and radioactive heat transfer, Thermal
Insulation,Transportproperties,Combustion,Solarenergy,Boiling,Condensation,Nanofluids.
ii Fluid Mechanics: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent flows, Compressible Flows,
Microflows,RarefiedGasDynamics,HighPerformanceComputing,GeophysicalFluidDynamics,
Fluidstructureinteraction,Surfacetensiondrivenflows,Laserbasedexperimentaltechniques.
iii. Refrigeration and Airconditioning: Refrigeration systems, A.C. systems, Cryogenics,
MiniatureCryorefrigerators,Absorptionsystems,Foodpreservation,Liquificationsystems.
iv.InternalCombustionEngineering:Fuelinjectionproblems,Performancestudiesonpetroland
dieselengines,Alternatefuels,Emissionstudies.

v. ThermalPowerEngineering: Powerplantanalysisanddesign,Nuclearengineering,Nuclear
reactorheattransfer,Reactorphysicsproblems,Isotopeapplicationsandnucleartechniques.
vi.FluidPower:Fluidmechanics,FluidMachinery,Fluidpowercontrol,Microfluidics.

vii. Combustion and Flames: Laminar and turbulent flame propagation, Flame stabilization,
numericalstudyofreactiveflows,turbulenceandcombustionmodelling,Studieswithvitiationof
combustionair,Combustioninclosedvessels,Fluidisedbedcombustion.
viii.CombustionandEmissionsinGasTurbine: Fuelinjectionproblems,Performancestudies,
Alternatefuels,Emissionstudies,combustionchamberdesign,stabilitylimits.

ix.AutomaticControl:Systemmodeling,Optimalcontrol,Modelreductiontechniques,Computer
control, Microprocessor based control and automation, Digital control techniques, Computer
visionbasedcontrolinautomationandRobotics.
x.ComputerAidedDesign:Simulationoptimization,Interactivegraphics.

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xi. Stress Analysis: Photoelasticity, Analytical methods based on complex variables, Numerical
methodsFiniteelementandboundaryelementmethods,etc.

xii. Fracture & Fatigue: Linear elastic fracture mechanics, Elasticplastic fracture mechanics,
Fractureofcomposites,Dynamicfracture,3Dproblemsoffracture,Lowandhighcyclefatigue,
Creep,Corrosion,Creepfatigueinteractions,Fatiguecreepcorrosioninteractions,Finiteelement
andboundaryelementmethodapplications.
xiii. Vibration, Noise, Acoustics and Dynamics: Linear and nonlinear vibrations, Chaotic
vibration,Vehicledynamics,Switchgeardynamics,Rotordynamics,Acousticsandnoisecontrol,
Finite element and boundary element method applications, Nondestructive method for crack
detection.
xiv. Robotics, Kinematics and Control: Analysis and optimal synthesis of planar and spatial
mechanisms,Erroranalysisandcalibrationofrobots,Programmablemechanisms,Identification
andnonlinearcontrolofrigidandflexiblemanipulators,Designissuesrelatedtowaklingand
runningrobotsandmechanicallogicgates.
xv. Design Engineering: Gears, Pressure vessel design, Tribology and lubrication, Machinery
maintenance,Optimization,CAD,TextileMachinery.
xvi. CAD/CAM/CIM,CNC,ComputerAssistedProcessPlanning,DesignforManufacturingand
Assembly, Manufacturing Automation & Control, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Rapid
PrototypingandTooling.

xvii.Design,OptimizationandModellingofManufacturingProcesses(Casting,Forming,Machining,
andWelding),PrecisionandMicroManufacturingProcesses,ComputerAidedToolDesign.

xviii.ApplicationsofIE&ORinManufacturing,Logistics,QualityandMaintenanceSystems.

xix.MEMS,Nanotechnology,Miniaturization,Smartstructure.

xx. Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Numerical Modeling and Experimental Studies on
Manufacturing Processes (Casting, Bulk and Sheet Metal Forming processes, Thermal and
athermalWelding/joiningprocess,PowderMetallurgy,MetalInjectionMoulding,Conventional
&NonConventionalMachineryprocesses).

xxi.Precisionandmicromanufacturing

xxii.TooldesignandDevelopment.

B.20)METALLURGICALENGINEERINGANDMATERIALSSCIENCE(MM)
[DepartmentofMetallurgicalEngineeringandMaterialsScience]

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in Polymers Science/Technology, Aerospace Engineering,


Corrosion Science & Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering,
MaterialsScience.
ii. B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in Polymers Science/Technology, Aerospace Engineering,
Corrosion Science & Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering,
MaterialsScience.
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OR
M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics (with Mathematics as a
subjectatB.Sc.degreelevel).
RESEARCHAREAS
i.Metals:Processanalysis,instrumentationandcontrol,IronandSteelmaking,deformationbehavior
and microstructure evolution during creep and superplasticity, mineral processing and extractive
metallurgy,metalforming,mechanicalbehavior,welding,physicalmetallurgy,phasetransformation,
structurepropertyrelationship,thermomechanicalprocessingandtextureanalysis.
ii.Ceramics: Electronicceramics,bioceramics,glassceramics,ceramicfoams,industrialceramics,IR
transmittingglasses,nearnetshapeforming,gelcasting,rheologyofsuspensions.
iii.Semiconductorsandmagneticmaterials:Devicesofthinfilmelementalsemiconductorsandalloy
systems, surface treatment and surface engineering, chemical vapor deposition, structure property
correlationinnanocrystallinemagneticmaterials,magnetoresistormaterialsInaddition,researchinto
materials for sensors and batteries, superconductors, synthesis and processing of ion conductors,
materialsforenergygenerationandstorageisgoingonintheDept.
iv. Polymers and Composites: Polymer blends, Polymercarbon nanotube composites, metalmatrix
composites,structurepropertyrelations.
v. Wear and Corrosion: Fracture and failure, nondestructive evaluation, aqueous corrosion,
metallurgy of corrosion, oil and gas corrosion, and protective coatings (paints, high temperature
coatingsetc.).
vi. Modeling and Simulations: Modeling of metallurgical processes, heat and mass transport,
modelingofmetalforming,Optimization,MonteCarlosimulations,Dislocationdynamicssimulations.
FACILITIESAVAILABLE
BasicXRDwithXceleratorandthinfilmattachment
1600DegreeHorizontalSingleSampleDilatometerwithAccessories
ImageIntensifierSystemandExRaySource
HighTemp.AttachmentandTextureandStressAttachmentUnit
AirVacuumInductionMeltingSystem
HitachiScanningElectronMicroscope
SimultaneousThermalAnalysisSystem
R/SSSTPluswithCoaxialCylinderRheometer
AtomicAbsorptionUnitAVANTAP
CarbonSulphurAnalyser
HighTemp.Furnaces1700Deg.C.
UVVisibleSpectrophotometer
Thinfilmprocessingunits
MTSmachines
Vibratingsamplemagnetometer
NationalfacilityonOIMandstressdeterminationbyXRD
ElectrochemicalMeasurementSystemsTheStateoftheartModelPAR338.
PotentiostatmodelWenkingPSG581
Automated10Ton/SCCsystems.
Thermogravimetryanalysers.
ComputerFacilities.
Optical&Stereomicroscopes
AcousticEmissionSystems.
WearandCorrosionMachines.
FacilitiesfortestingPaintandOtherCoatings.
Dynamicloopsystem.
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Hightemperaturehighpressureautoclaves

B.21)NANOTECHNOLOGYANDSCIENCE(NT)
[CentreforResearchinNanotechnology&Science(CRNTS)]
TheimportanceofNanotechnologyresearchcannot bedeniedintheworldoftoday.IITBombay,
accordingly,hasidentifiedNanosciencesandNanotechnologyasathrustareasthatenablescutting
edge research traversing the boundaries of established disciplines. The Centre for Research in
NanotechnologyandScienceswasestablishedtocoordinateandconsolidatesuchresearchhappening
invariousacademicandresearchunitsintheinstitute,aswellastofosterthecreationofnewresearch
areas.Aboutfiftyfacultyfromacrossmostofthedepartmentsoftheinstitutehaveactiveresearch
interestinthedomainofnanotechnologyandsciences,andareassociatedwiththeInterdisciplinary
programme in this area. The centre also has close interaction with the Centre of Excellence in
NanoelectronicsestablishedusingfundsfromDeitY(Dept.Ofelectronicsandinformationtechnology
GOI).

Realisingtheimportanceofcrossdisciplinary,multidisciiplinaryandinterdisciplinaryinteractionsin
thisdomain,thisprogrammerequirestheassociationoftworesearchsupervisors,preferablyfromtwo
different academic entities (viz. department centres, institutes and universities), to supervise the
research of each Ph.D. Candidate. This unique approach is envisaged to generate the specialised
manpowerrequiredtocontributeinthisimportantarea.

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Metallurgical, Materials,


Chemical,BiomedicalEngineering, EnergyScienceandEngineeringandEnvironmentalScience
andEngineering
ii. B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Metallurgical, Materials,
Chemical,BiomedicalEngineering,EnergyScienceandEngineeringandEnvironmentalScience
andEngineering
OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinPhysics,Chemistry,BiologicalandEnvironmentalSciences

RESEARCHFACILITIES
FacilitiesforadvancedcharacterizationsuchasFieldEmissionGunTransmissionElectronMicroscope
(FEGTEM), Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope (FEGSEM) with EDS and WDS,
CryoSEM,Scanningtransmissionelectronmicroscope(STEM)withEDS,FTIRmicroscope,Secondary
ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS), Laser ablation inductively coupled Mass spectroscope (LA_ICPMS),
ConfocallaserRamanspectrometer,Nanolithographyandnanodeposition,FACScellsorter,Dynamic
LightScattering(DLS)particlesizeanalyzer,XrayfluorescencespectrometerandseveralCleanrooms
existinCRNTS.AcompleterangeofstateoftheartdeviceprocessingfacilitiesexistintheCentrefor
ExcellenceinNanoelectronics.Further,theInstitutehasestablishedcentralfacilitiessuchasCryoTEM
withallsamplepreparationtools,Confocallaserscanningmicroscope,NanoscopeIVAFM,ESCA,etc.,
thataidintheareaofresearch.
RESEARCHAREAS
Nanomaterials,Nanosensors,Nanoelectronics,Nanobiotechnology,Nanomanufacturing,Nanofluidics,
andComputationalresearchinnanosystems.

B.22)PHYSICS(PH)
[DepartmentofPhysics]
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ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,inthe
qualifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E. or equivalent degree in Engineering Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical


Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical
Engineering,ComputerScience.
ii.M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinPhysics/Chemistry/Mathematics
OR
B.Tech./B.E. or equivalent degree in Engineering Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical
Engineering,ComputerScience.
RESEARCHAREAS
i. CondensedMatterPhysics: Electroncorrelationinoneandmanycomponentquantumfluids,
many body effects in inhomogeneous electron systems and metal surfaces. Theoretical studies of
magnetic systems and super conductivity, Electronic structures of ordered and disordered alloys,
insulators, conjugated polymers, cluster, strongly correlated systems, novel magnetic systems,
developmentofwavefunctionbasedabinitiomethodsforelectronicstructurecalculations.Biophysics,
complex fluids polymers, Stochastic processes, Nonequilibrium dynamics, Slow glassy dynamics,
Granularinelasticgases.
ii.HighEnergyPhysics:Propertiesandinteractionofelementaryparticles,Gaugefieldtheoriesand
applicationstocosmology,NeutrinophysicsandCPviolation,Stringtheory,ColliderphysicsandQCD
spinphysics.

iii.CondensedMatterPhysics(Experimental):Magneticoxidethinfilmsandmetallicmultilayers
forvariousapplications,Amorphousmagneticmaterials,Magnetisminintermetallics,Nanomagnetism
and Bio magnetism, Strongly correlated electron systems, Metalinsulator transition, quasi1d/2d
magnetic systems and doping effects, High Tc superconductivity, Josephson tunneling in
superconductors. Dilute magnetic semiconductors, semiconductor nanostructures and spintronics
materials.Electricalandopticalpropertiesofsemiconductingoxideandnitride(GaN,SiC,ZnO)thin
films,nanoparticlesandnanostructuredthinfilms,LangmiurBlodgettorganicmultilayers,conducting
polymers,ChemicalVapourDeposition(CVD)process;Polycrystallineandsinglecrystaldiamondfilms,
Carbon nanotubes (SWNT and MWNTs); their structural and electrical properties. Bilayer GaAS
quantumwells&particlePhysics(Experimental).

iv.NuclearPhysics:NucleiathighangularmomentumHadronPhysics,Physicsbeyondstandard
modelandrelativisticHeavyionPhysics,nextgenerationdetectorresearch&development.

v. Laser, Optics & Spectroscopy (Experimental): Laser spectroscopy, Fiber optics, Nonlinear
optics,UltrafastphenomenaandnearfieldOptics&nanophotonics.

vi.QuantumComputation

B.23)SYSTEMSANDCONTROLENGINEERING(SC)
[InterdisciplinaryGroupinSystems&ControlEngineering]

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION

FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,in
thequalifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineering
ii. B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineering
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OR
M.Sc.orequivalentdegreeinMathematicsorPhysics

RESEARCHAREAS

LargeScaleSystems,SystemReduction,NuclearReactorControl,SlidingModeControl(Continuous&
Discrete), Power Systems Stability and Control, Modeling, Control & Implementation of Smart
Structures,SpaceLaunchVehiclesStability&Control,GasTurbinesStability&Control,Flexible
manipulators,Stability&ControlMultirateOutputFeedbackbasedControl(POF/FOS).

RobustStabilityandControlespeciallyusingquantitativefeedbacktheory(QFT)techniques,Nonlinear
SystemAnalysisandControl,andReliableComputingusingintervalanalysistechniques.

Optimal control, Constrained and optimization based control, in particular, stochastic model
predictive/recedinghorizontalcontrol;

Nonlinearandadaptivecontrol,geometricmechanics,LagrangianandHamiltonianmechanics.

Cooperative control of multiagent systems, resource allocation, team theory and its application,
decentralizedcontrol,cooperativeandnetworkcontrol,

Game theory, economics, optimization, variational inequalities, coding theory, information theory,
operationsreserch,stochasticcontrol,systemsbiology,teamdecisiontheory

Reconfigurable hardware, embedded control systems, robotic path planning algorithms,


hardware/softwarecodesign.

Switchedandhybridsystems;controlundercommunicationandcomputationconstraints;stochastic
control;applicationsofprobabilityinengineeringsystems.
ApplicationAreas

Nuclear Reactor Control, Control & Implementation of Smart Structures, Space Launch Vehicles
Stability & Control, Gas Turbines Stability & Control, Flexible manipulators, Stability & Control
Multirate Output Feedback based Control (POF/FOS), robotics, aerial launch vehicles, spacecraft,
electricalpowersystemnetworks,attitudecontrolofspacecraft,biomechanicalsystems,dynamicsand
controlofpowersystems,autonomousvehicles,formationflyingandconsensus.

B.24)TECHNOLOGY&DEVELOPMENT(TD)
[CentreforTechnologyAlternativesforRuralAreas(CTARA)]
ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,in
thequalifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineering
ii. B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineering
OR
M.Sc. orequivalentdegreein any discipline.
Adequate exposure/experience in carrying out Field Work and/or Technology Transfer / Project
Management and to Contemporary International issues related to Technology and Development is
desirable.AclearStatementofPurpose(SoP)alongwitharesearchprojectproposal(~1000words)
must accompany the application. Admission will be made through a writtentest followed by an
interview.
RESEARCHAREAS
TechnologyandDevelopment

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Rural/AgrobasedIndustries
NaturalResources(Energy,water,Landuse)
Environment,ClimateChangeandDevelopment
PublicPolicyandGovernance
AgricultureandBiodiversity
Ruralandregionalplanning

B.25)UrbanScience&Engineering(US)
[CentreforUrbanScience&Engineering(CUSE)]
TheCentreforUrbanScienceandEngineeringisaninterdisciplinarycentreforresearch,teachingand
skilledmanpowerdevelopmentwiththeprimarymandateofcreatinginnovativeandholisticsolutions
todeliverurbanservicesrelatedtohousing,infrastructure,energy,healthandculturalenlightenment,
whilemitigatingtheeffectsofnaturaldisastersandclimatechange.Thecentrewillcombinethelatest
advancesinscienceandtechnologywithsustainable,equitableandhumanfriendlydesign,tocreate
new products and solutions that would ultimately lead to the betterment of life for the rapidly
increasingurbanpopulationinthedevelopingworld.

ELIGIBILITYFORADMISSION
FirstClassor60%marks(55%marksforSC/ST),asspecifiedintheGeneralEligibilityCriterion,in
thequalifyingdegree:

i. M.Tech./M.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineering
OR
Master'sdegreeinArchitecture,UrbanPlanningorrelateddisciplines.
ii. B.Tech./B.E.orequivalentdegreeinanybranchofEngineering
OR
Bachelor'sdegreeinArchitecture,UrbanPlanningorrelateddisciplines.

RESEARCHAREAS
Ph.D. students willbe engaged in interdisciplinary research that willfocus on urban challengesof
megacities.TheywillworkwithfacultyandresearchersfromvariousdepartmentsandcentresatIIT
Bombayinthefollowingdomains,includingbutnotlimitedto:
PlanningandDesign:Housing,Landusepolicies,PublicSpaces,RiskManagement
Policy and Governance: Housing Economics, Health (Diagnostics, Awareness), Education
Employment,Environment
Infrastructure:TransportationandLanduse,Urbanwater,WasteManagement,SmartEnergy
Buildings
Informatics:CitizenScience,UrbanKnowledgeBanks,GeoSpatialTechnologies

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AppendixC.1
Fees,Deposits&HostelRentforPh.D.students
(subjecttorevisionasperMHRD/BoGdecision)
Sr. Particulars Feepayable(Rs. )
No.
TA/TAP,RA/RAP,FA PS,SW,EX, IS
CT,SF
GN/OBC SC/ST/PwD
A)OnetimepaymentatthetimeofAdmission
a.1.Admissionfee 1400 1400 1400 1400
2.GradeCard 00 00 00 00
3.MedicalExamination 200 200 200 00

b.1.ProvisionalCertificate 200 200 200 200


2.StudentWelfareFund 1000 1000 1000 1000
3.Modernisation 1500 1500 1500 1500
4.IdentityCard 400 400 400 00
5.CoursesofStudybulletin 00 00 00 00
6.InstituteDayCelebration 00 00 00 00
7.ValedictoryFunctionFee 00 00 00 00
8.Thesisfee 1500 1500 1500 1500
Total(A) 6200 6200 6200 5600
B)PerSemesterFees
a.1.TuitionFeeStatutoryfees 5000 00 25000 00
2.ExaminationFee 500 500 500 500
3.RegistrationFee 500 500 500 500
4.GymkhanaFee 750 750 750 00
5.HostelSeatRent* 500 500 500 00
6.Elect.&WaterCharges* 2500 2500 2500 00

b.1.MedicalFee 1000 1000 1000 00


2.StudentBenevolentFund 1000 1000 1000 1000
3.HostelEstabl.Charges* 2000 2000 2000 00
4.MedicalFund 00 00 00 00
5.ContributiontoHostelSubsidy* 6000 6000 6000 00
6.InternetFee 00 00 00 00
7.HostelMaintenanceFees* 00 00 00 00
Total(B) 19750 14750 39750 2000
C) AnnualMed. Insu. Premium(once 126 126 126 00
inayear)
D)Deposits(Refundable)tobepaidatthetimeofAdmission
1.InstituteSecurityDeposit 1000 1000 1000 00
2.LibrarySecurityDeposit 1000 1000 1000 00
*3.MessSecurityDeposit 1000 1000 1000 00
Total(D) 3000 3000 3000 00
TotalFees(A+B+C+D) 29076 24076 49076 7600
*StudentsnotstayinginHostelareexemptedfromthepaymentofHostelfees.
*ContributiontoHostelSubsidyisvariableeveryyear.
External students who have completed the course work and joined the parent organization are
requiredtopayRs.5126/ascontinuationfee(Rs.2176/forSC/ST/PwD).
ResearchScholarswhoarestayinginquarterssuchasTansa,Tulsi,QIPetc.arerequiredtopay
licensefee,F.R.,etc.,asapplicabletothisquartersasperEstateOfficerules.

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AppendixC.2

SponsorshipLetterforFulltimePh.D.Candidates(SW)
(Tobetypedonletterheadofthesponsoringorganization)

To
TheDirector,
IndianInstituteofTechnology,Bombay
Mumbai400076.

Sub:SponsoringofanEmployeeforPh.D.programme
DearSir,

WeherebysponsorthecandidatureofShri./Smt./Kum_______________________________,employed
inourorganizationas____________________(designation)forjoininghis/herPh.D.Programmein
______________________atyourInstituteasafulltimecandidate.

He/Sheisemployeeofourorganizationsince_______.Weshallbearthetotalexpensesofhis/her
studies.Weshallfullyrelievehim/herofhis/herdutiesintheorganizationduringtheentireperiodof
thePh.D.programme,toenablehim/hertodevotefulltimetohis/herstudiesintheInstitute.

SignatureandSealoftheSponsoringAuthority
===================================================

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AppendixC.3

EmployersLetterforPh.D.candidatesjoiningonStudyLeave(SF)
(TobetypedonletterheadoftheInstitution)

To
TheDirector,
IndianInstituteofTechnology,Bombay
Mumbai400076.
Sub:RelievinganemployeeonStudyLeave
DearSir,

WeherebyrelieveShri./Smt./Kum.________________________________,employedinthisInstituteas
_____________________(designation)on______(fullpay/halfpay/nopay)leaveforjoiningPh.D.
programmeatIITBombay,foraperiodof______years(atleastthreeyears).

SignatureofHeadoftheInstituteandSealoftheInstitution
===================================================

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AppendixC.4

SponsorshipCertificateforPh.D.ExternalRegistration(EX)
(TobetypedonletterheadoftheSponsoringOrganization)

Nameofthesponsoringorganization:___________________________________________________
Address:_____________________________________________________________________________
PresentDesignationoftheapplicant:_____________________________________________________
Presentstatusoftheapplicant:__________________________________________________________
(Permanent/QuasiPermanent/Temporary)
Divisionwhereresearchworkisproposedtobedone:______________________________________
Nameofsupervisorfromthesponsoringorganization:______________________________________
(Biodataofsupervisortobeenclosedgivingdetailsofdesignation,qualification,researchexperience
etc.)
Detailsoffacilitiesrelevanttotheresearchproblemwhichwillbemadeavailabletothecandidateby
theorganization.

StatementofproposedCosupervisor(external)

IfShri/Kum./Smt._____________________________________isregisteredforthedoctoratedegree,I
agreetoactashis/herresearchCosupervisoralongwiththeresearchSupervisorfromIITBombay.

SignatureofproposedCosupervisor(external)

If Shri./ Kum./ Smt. _________________________________________ is admitted to the Ph.D.


programme, weshallallowhim/hertoundergothe programmeofstudiesandalsotofulfill the
residentialrequirementoftheInstitute,asperrules.

During the period of Doctoral programme, the candidate will be permitted to carry out his / her
researchworkatourlaboratories/organizationandwillbegiventherequiredfacilities.

We also give our consent to ______________________________ of our organization to be the Co


supervisor(external)ofthePh.D.thesis,alongwithafacultymemberofIITBombayastheSupervisor.

SignatureandSealofthe
SponsoringAuthority
===================================================

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AppendixC.5

NoObjectionCertificatefromUniversityforPh.D.Applicant
underCollegeTeacherCategory(CT)
(TobetypedonletterheadoftheInstitution/University)

DearSir,

ThisistocertifythatShri./Smt./Kum.____________________isanemployeeofourInstitutesince
______andiscurrentlyservingas__________(designation).

OurInstitutionhasnoobjectiontohis/herapplicationinthe________________(department)tojoin
thePh.D.ProgrammeatIITBombay,underCollegeTeachercategory.

Signature&SealoftheHeadoftheUniversity/Institution.

[Biodata of proposed Cosupervisor (external), which is optional, to be enclosed giving details of


designation,qualification,researchexperience,etc.]

======================================================

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STATEMENTOFPURPOSEFORALLACADEMICUNITS
StatementofPurpose(SOP)isyouropportunitytosharewiththeadmissioncommitteeyourthoughts
andfeelingsaboutPostgraduatestudiesatIITBombayincludingyourpreparationforthesame.Briefly
describepastproject/researchworkdonebyyou.Restrictyourselfto500600words.Thepersonal
SOPwillaidtheadmissioncommitteeinevaluatingyourapplication.
(i)Ifyouareapplyingformorethanoneacademicdiscipline,youmayincludeseparateSoPforeach
discipline.
(ii)If you are applying to CTARA or CSRE, you need toupload Statement of Purpose as wellas
researchproposal.
(iii)IfyouareapplyingtoShaileshJ.MehtaSchoolofManagement, youarerequiredtosubmita
sampleofyourrecentlypublishedwritingsonarelevanttopicorresearchproposal(1500words)on
atopicofyourinterestinplaceofStatementofPurpose.Theproposalshouldcontaina)problem
identification,b)briefreviewofliterature,andc)methodology.
(iv).CandidatesapplyingtoIDCarerequiredtosubmitaSOPalongwitha1500wordproposalthat
shouldspecify(a)researcharea(b)briefreviewofliteratureand(c)methodology.Thecandidates
havealsotosubmitarecentworkorpaperrelatedtotheirareaofresearch.

1.Name:
_____________________________________________________________________________________
2.Ph.D.Programmeini)___________________________
ii)___________________________
iii)___________________________

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