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Post-Doctoral Fellowships @ IIT Gandhinagar


Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar seeks to appoint post-doctoral fellows (PDFs) in different disciplines of engineering, sciences and humanities. The terms and conditions of PDFs at IITGn are listed below.

Terms and Conditions

  1. To create a vibrant research environment IITGN may appoint post-doctoral fellows (PDFs) in different disciplines of engineering, sciences and humanities.
  2. The main responsibility of the PDFs shall be to contribute in research outcome in terms of quality publications, research proposal writing and laboratory development.
  3. PDFs shall not be the principal investigator of any research or consultation project.
  4. To enable the Fellows imbibe the academic culture of IITGN and to develop their teaching skills PDFs may be associated in teaching activities to a limited extent. The hours of engagement shall not exceed 25% of her/his time.
  5. PDFs may co-supervise undergraduate and Masters students.
  6. The position of PDFs is purely temporary and time bound. Holding the position of PDF shall in no way be connected to selection as faculty or staff member of IITGN.
  7. PDFs shall generally be appointed initially for one year and the appointment may be extended on mutual requirement and availability of position and funds. Duration of appointment shall be limited to maximum three years.
  8. Candidates who have received PhD within the last five years at the time of application shall be eligible. Candidates who have submitted their thesis and waiting for evaluation may also be appointed if they have enough evidence of their research skills.
  9. The age limit for the applicants will be maximum 35 years (relaxable by 5 years for women and reserved category candidates).
  10. The PDF must submit a progress report every six months. The supervisor shall comment on satisfactory progress of the PDF and forward it to the Dean R&D. The PDF must present open seminar at least once every year.
  11. The teaching duties of the PDF will be assigned by the Dean Academic Programmes.
  12. The consolidated Fellowship amount and House Rent Allowance (HRA) shall be as approved by the Board of Governors from time to time. The prevailing rates are given in the table.

    Year Consolidated amount per month HRA
    (In lieu of on-campus housing)
    1st year Rs 30,000/- Rs. 10,000/-
    2nd year Rs 32,000/- Rs. 11,000/-
    3rd year Rs 34,000/- Rs. 12,000/-

  13. An additional fellowship of up to Rs. 15,000/- per month may be considered through endowment fund in case of outstanding candidates but subject to availability of funds.
  14. Reasonable contingency grant may be made available based on research     requirements. IITGN may also provide funding in an effort to develop specific research facilities deemed necessary for the research.
  15. Medical benefits for PDFs shall be at par with those provided to the PhD research scholars at IITGN.
  16. All other benefits including leave shall be as per the temporary staff of IITGN.

Positions currently available are:
Sl. No. Discipline Faculty Mentor at IIT Gandhinagar Area of Research/ Descriprion of Project Number of PDF positions available
1. Physics Dr. Anand Sengupta Gravitational-Wave Physics 2
2   Prof. Gaurav and Prof. Pratyush Dayal Nonlinear Dynamics 1
3   Prof. Nihar Mohapatra Microelectronics 1
4 Chemistry Prof. Iti Gupta Synthesis of Borron-dipyrrins derivatives for chemosensing applications 1
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