Ph.D   |  MSc.



The chemistry discipline at IIT-Gn is engaged in a vibrant Ph.D program in the areas of asymmetric catalysis, applied biochemistry, drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, organic photochemistry, synthetic pigments, materials catalysis and computational chemistry. The discipline offers the students an energetic atmosphere with state of the art research facilities. The discipline encourages academic independence and scientific collaboration. All the Ph.D students share a common lab space. The space sharing builds unity as a discipline and fosters a healthy research atmosphere with the students being the focal center of the activities.

IIT-Gn strongly encourages inter-disciplinary exchanges. This is reflected in the joint appointments of faculty in both chemistry and biological engineering. The symbiotic existence of disciplines at IIT-Gn also enables Ph.D students registered with chemistry discipline to purse their Ph.D from other disciplines. This is also reflected in the course plan offered by the institute wherein the students are offered electives from other disciplines.

Highlights of Ph.D program at IIT-Gn

Full time PhD students are encouraged to present their research work at international conferences. Financial support of up to Rs. 2.00 Lakhs for the entire duration of the programme is available. Additional funding may also be provided.

A support of up to US$ 12,500 may be considered in deserving cases to do research work at the best Universities/Labs abroad for a period of 4 to 6 months. Candidates who have obtained at least one of their previous degrees from a premier institution like IIT, IISc etc. can be considered for an additional fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month.

Over and above the monthly assistantship, an additional fellowship of Rs. 5,000/- per month is provided to the candidates ranking within the top 5% in any relevant National level qualifying examination. A candidate can receive only one of the mentioned two additional fellowships. Payment of assistantship is subjected to a candidate complying with the prescribed norms and work output.

Application procedure

All applications must be submitted online. A soft copy of the submitted application will be sent to your email ID in 2-3 working days. You need to furnish hardcopy of the application form with photograph and all the documentary evidence in original (testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience) at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Additional details about the Ph.D program, application procedure and schedule are given here.

Eligibility Criteria

Must be CSIR-NET or GATE or JEST qualified. OR Highly motivated B.Tech. students from other engineering disciplines with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) or a CPI/CGPA of 6.0 (5.5 for SC/ST) out of 10 may also apply. Such applicants must have a valid GATE score in Chemistry or their own discipline.



The M.Sc. Chemistry program at IIT-Gn started in July 2013 with 9 students selected from JAM. The balanced M.Sc. curriculum aims to develop strong foundations in the core areas of chemistry while introducing the students to modern research areas. This is achieved via a significant research component that is incorporated into the course structure (Independent Research Projects). In addition to the core chemistry courses students are also exposed to interdisciplinary topics via a flexible credit structure, which enables them to choose advanced electives from other disciplines.

A major focus of the curriculum aims at enabling the students gain significant hands-on research experience working in well-established research facilities.

M.Sc Chemistry Curriculum