IIT Guwahati Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows Recruitments 2019

Guidelines for Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (IPDF) at IIT Guwahati 

Institute will admit young researchers as Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows (IPDF). Under this scheme, IPDF will carry out advanced research at IIT Guwahati with a faculty member of IIT Guwahati as a mentor. Due to limitation in the number of IPDFs, a faculty member can mentor maximum of one IPDF at a time. 

1. Eligibility: 

 PhD degree holders with first class or equivalent in preceding degree and having consistently a good academic record. 
 From the PhD thesis or Post-Ph.D. work, at least two research publications in refereed journals / conference proceedings. 
 Not completed five years from the date of completion of PhD programme. 
 A PhD student who has submitted thesisbut not completed the PhD programme can also apply. However, such candidate is expected to complete the PhD programme and submit provisional or original PhD degree certificate within 6 months from the date of joining as IPDF. 
 A PhD degree holder from IIT Guwahati is eligible to apply only after gaining one year of post-Ph.D. relevant experience and the (opted) mentor is other than his/her PhD supervisor(s). 

2. Age Limit: Maximum Age is 35 years. It can be relaxed by 5 years for women, reserved category and PWD candidates. 

3. Both Indian and Foreign nationals are eligible to apply for IPDF. If selected, before joining the Institute, a foreign national candidate will have to obtain required permission from concerned authority of the Government of India. 

The application format and other relevant details will be hosted in the Institute’s Website. 


1. The applications received by the respective academic Departments/Centres will be shortlisted by a committee constituted by the HoD/HAC. The concerned academic Departments/Centres will submit recommendations on the list of candidates to be called for interview along with the short listing criteria and other relevant documents to the R&D section for the approval of DORD. 
2. After the approval of the Dean, R&D, the interview date will be notified to the respective Departments/Centres. Accordingly, the interview call letter will be sent to the shortlisted candidates by respective Departments/Centres through e-mail. 
3. The list of the shortlisted candidates will be uploaded in the respective Departments/Centres website. 
4. Candidates called for interview are eligible for reimbursement of to and fro AC II tier railway fare by the shortest route from the address of correspondence. 
5. Candidates from abroad shall be exempted from appearing personally before the selection committee. Such candidates, if any, shall be interviewed through video conferencing (skype). 
6. The selection will be at two levels. At the first level, the candidate has to make a presentation at the respective Departments/Centres, which will be evaluated by a department/center level committee. 
7. The department/center level committee will consist of following members Head of the concerned Department/Centre (Ex-officio*) - Chairman At least two expert members from the concerned Department/Centre (other than the members nominated for IPDFSC) to be nominated by the DPPC/CPPC, based on the proposed areas of research of IPDF candidates for each selection committee meeting – Members *If the HOD/HAC is a mentor with first preference of a candidate appearing for interview he/she will not be part of department/center evaluation, then the Chairman will be appointed by the DoRD. 
8. The department/center level committee will evaluate the candidates for 50 marks. The candidate who scored a minimum of 25 marks out of 50 marks in the department/center level will ONLY be shortlisted to appear before the IPDFSC. 
9. The list of candidates qualified at the first level will be displayed in the respective Departments/Centres. 
10. The IPDFSC conducts the interview for the shortlisted candidates and awards marks out of 50. This marks will be added to the marks obtained by the candidate in first level. Based on the total marks scored by the candidate out of 100 marks, IPDFSC select the candidates for recommendation. 

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