Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

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Fellowship (IPDF)Programme for the academic year 2016-17


Applications are invited for selection under Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship (IPDF) programme at IIT Guwahati in the Departments of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Design, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Physics, and Centre for the Environment.


Last date for receipt of completed application forms:

Completed applications in all respects received in the Academic Affairs Section of IIT Guwahati on or before February 24, 2017 (Friday) will only be considered for the first phase of selection. The candidate may send the soft copy first to meet the deadline, followed by the hard copy. Candidates failing to send the applications within the deadline February 24, 2017 (Friday), may be considered in the next phase, if any.


Application format may be downloaded from the link given below:



·         PhD degree holders with first class or equivalent in preceding degree and having consistently a good academic record.

·         From the PhD thesis or Post-PhD 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 thesis but not completed the PhD programme can also apply.  However such a candidate will have to complete the PhD programme and submit provisional or original PhD degree certificate within 6 months from the date of joining as IPDF, failure to which his/her provisional appointment offer as IPDF shall be withdrawn. 

·         PhD degree holders from IIT Guwahati are not encouraged to apply for Institute PDF. However, outstanding candidates on merit basis can apply in exceptional cases which may be considered by authorized committees of the concerned academic departments/centres.

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.


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


Selection Procedure:

·         The applications received by the Academic Section will be forwarded to the respective academic Departments/ Centres to shortlist the candidates to be called for interview. The concerned academic Departments/Centres will submit recommendations on the list of candidates to be called for interview, to the Academic Section.

·         The softcopy as well as hard copy of the interview call letter will be sent to the shortlisted candidates by the Academic Section.

·         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.

·         Candidates from abroad shall be exempted from appearing personally before the selection committee. Such candidates, if any, shall be interviewed through video conferencing (skype).


The duration of the fellowship will be initially for a period of 2(two) years, extendable for a further period of one more year based on the progress of the IPDF and the recommendation of Performance Assessment Committee(PAC).



·         Apart from the research pursued by the IPDF, services of the postdoctoral Fellow will be utilized by the concerned Department/Centre up to 8 hours per week for academic assistance in the departmental work including teaching assistantship, handling of tutorials and laboratory work.


·         The IPDFs will be eligible to serve as co-guide for B.Tech / B. Des / M.Sc./M.A./ M.Tech / M. Des/ M.S (R) projects along with the mentor with the approval of the concerned DUPC/DPPC/CPPC.



1.          The IPDFs are eligible for the following:

Fellowship Amount:


a)     For an IPDF who has submitted PhD degree certificate:  Between Rs.40,000/- to Rs.50,000/- consolidated pay (depending upon the experience and qualification)


b)    For an IPDF who has not submitted PhD degree certificate: Rs.35,000/- consolidated pay.

c)     An annual increment of Rs.5,000/- is granted based on the satisfactory performance as per the assessment report of the PAC subject to the following conditions:

·         After the increment, the consolidated pay is to be less than or equal to Rs.50,000/-

·         After the increment, if the consolidated pay amount exceeds Rs.50,000/-, then the consolidated pay will be fixed as Rs.50,000/- and it will remain same further.


2.    Contingency Grant: Contingency grant for IPDFs will be provided as below:

1st and 2nd Year of the PDF programme       : Rs.50,000/- Per Year

                                                                         [Without any carry-over]

3rd Year of the PDF programme [if extension is granted]     : Rs.50,000/-



·         Ordinary Leave: An IPDF is entitled for a maximum of 30 days of ordinary leave with fellowship in a year and it can be availed on a pro-rata basis of 2.5 days per completed one month of service. The IPDF will have to apply through the mentor to concerned HoD/ HaC for approval of leave. Maximum number of carried-over of unavailed ordinary leave, from one completed year to another, shall be 15 (Fifteen) days.


·         Academic Leave: Subject to recommendations of the mentor and the concerned HoD/HaC and approval by Dean of Academic Affairs(DoAA), IPDFs will be entitled for 15(Fifteen) days of Academic Leave per every completed PDF year, for participating in national/international conference(s). Unavailed academic leave shall not be carried over from one completed year to another year.


·         Maternity/Paternity Leave: Married IPDF is eligible for 120 days of maternity leave or 15 days of paternity leave as applicable only once during the entire duration of IPDF position.



·         Permission to participate in National/International Conference with academic leave: Subject to availability of money in the allocated contingency grant for the IPDF and academic leave, as well as recommendations of the mentor and the concerned HoD/HaC and approval of the DoAA, an IPDF will be able to participate in National/ International Conference.


·         Accommodation: Suitable Hostel / Campus accommodation as per IIT norms will be provided if requested and subject to availability. If they are not provided accommodation within the campus, they will be provided House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per the prevailing Institute approved HA rate.


·         Medical benefits: The IPDF will have OPD facility of IIT Guwahati. His/her spouse and two children will also have access to OPD facility of IIT Guwahati.



A Post-Doctoral Fellow shall be able to withdraw from the programme (a) with prior approval of the mentor and the Chairperson of the concerned PAC, and (b) by giving 1 (one) month’s notice to DoAA through the concerned HoD/HaC.


Similarly, the Institute may also terminate an IPDF if his/her performance/conduct is found to be unsatisfactory, by giving 1(One) month’s notice.  


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 Guwahati.


Please note that all correspondence on this subject will have to be made to the address given below:



Academic Registrar

Academic Affairs Section

IIT Guwahati, Guwahati-781039

Ph: +91-361-2582196