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
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.
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
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offer as IPDF shall be withdrawn.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.
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.
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.
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
handling of tutorials and laboratory work.
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
The IPDFs are eligible for the following:
For an IPDF who has submitted PhD
degree certificate: Between
Rs.40,000/- to Rs.50,000/- consolidated pay (depending upon the experience
For an IPDF who has not submitted
PhD degree certificate: Rs.35,000/- consolidated pay.
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.
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] :
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)
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
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.
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/
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.
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.
note that all correspondence on this subject will have to be made to the
address given below:
Academic Affairs Section