Designation/Position- Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Programme
Indian Institute of Technology Patna invites application for Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) Programme from candidates in different departments.
About- Indian Institute of Technology Patna is one of the new IITs established by an Act of the Indian Parliament on August 06, 2008. Post Doctoral Fellowship
Patna which was known as Patliputra has been a center of knowledge since long has been attracting visitors and scholars from many parts of the world such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, among others. This has been a land of visionaries. Some of the legends from this region include Lord Gautam Buddha, Lord Mahavir, Guru Gobind Singh, the famous astronomer Aryabhatta and the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
IIT Patna has ten departments: These are Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Humanities & Social Science departments.
Research/Job Area- Chemistry, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.
Location- Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihar
Eligibility/Qualification- Candidates having a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering, and Humanities can apply. Candidate must have 1st class in the degree preceding Ph.D. with high quality publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.
A Candidate who has recently submitted their doctoral theses for the Ph.D. degree in appropriate
discipline can also apply for a PDF position in IITP. However, the Ph.D. viva should be completed
before the appointment and candidate should produce the Ph.D. certificate/provisional certificate before joining.
Age Limit:- The age limit for applicants for the PDFs will be maximum 35 years (Age relaxation is admissible as per the GoI norms).
Job/Position Description- Applications are invited for institute funded Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) programme at IIT Patna in various Departments.
Duration:- The duration of the fellowship will be initially for one year, it can be extended up to a maximum of additional one year based on the performance and recommendation of the committee.
Fellowship Grant: Fellowship Amount: Rs. 50,000/- per month consolidated+ HRA.
HRA / Accommodation: Suitable campus accommodation as per IIT Patna norms if available will be
provided. In case of unavailability of institute provided accommodation, HRA may be allowed as per
Central Government norms applicable in the city/location. The fellowship amount may be taken as basic for calculating the HRA.
Contingency Grant: A contingency grant of Rs. 50,000/- per annum will be provided to the PDF.
Medical benefits: At par with Ph.D. students
Responsibilities: Apart from the research pursued by the Post Doctoral Fellow, the Head of the
respective department (with which the PDF is attached) may assign academic responsibilities to PDF.
Leave: The institute leave rule for Ph.D. student will be enforced for the PDF i.e. 30 days in a year.
How to Apply- Applicants need to find a suitable mentor (faculty member/s of IIT Patna) before submitting the duly filled application form to Faculty Affairs Office.
Duly filled up application forms (IITP-PDF-1 & IITP-PDF-2) along with self attested copies of documents mentioned in the application form should be sent to:
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, IIT
Patna, Bihta, Patna-801106,
with the superscription “Application for POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME IN THE DEPARTMENT OF __________”by 03.09.2018
No TA/DA will be given to applicants for appearing in the interview.
The candidates may send scanned copies of his/her application form, along with all the supporting
documents, as a matter of advanced intimation, to the E-mail id given below. However no action will be taken on such cases until the hard copy of the application (along with all the supporting documents) is received at IIT Patna.
For Contact- All correspondence on this subject will have to be made to the address given below:
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
IIT Patna, Bihta, Patna-801106,
Last Date for Apply– 3 September 2018