Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (IPDF)

The Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (IPDF) may be awarded for a maximum period of three years, with initial offer for a period of 1 year, extendable on yearly basis on satisfactory progress as certified by the Performance Assessment Committee (PAC). However, on unsatisfactory progress the fellowship may be terminated.

The selected IPDFs will be attached to regular faculty members of the Institute, who will act as mentors. They will be attached to mentors primarily for facilitating their research work. She/he will work with the mentors rather than work under them. PDFs will be eligible to serve as co-guides for guiding students enrolled for projects/dissertation work along with their mentors.

Apart from the research pursued by the IPDFs, her/his services will be utilized by the Department for teaching and research assistance in the departmental work including teaching, handling tutorials, laboratory classes and research projects execution.

Apart from research work, IPDFs are also encouraged to seek external funding by submitting research proposals to different funding agencies.

Advertisement : The advertisement for IPDFs is rolling. The candidates are requested to apply (along with the research proposal) through the Google form given below:
Google Form Link

Eligibility : PhD holders (within 5 years of completion of PhD) with at least two papers (as first or corresponding author) in Journals of repute or SCI/SCIE is eligible to apply. PhD holders of IIT (ISM) will not be eligible to apply for a period of two years from the date of award of PhD.
The potential candidates are advised to visit the department website to look for the faculty research areas. They may approach to the faculty members working in her/his area of interest and accordingly they can prepare research proposal. They can indicate a list of preference of faculty members (maximum of 3) in the proposal.

Age : Maximum 35 years (to be relaxed as per Government of India guidelines).

Application Processing and Interview :Applications received by the Office of Dean (R&D) will initially be screened for plagiarism. Applicant’s proposal with Similarity index less than 15% will be sent to the respective departments for further processing. The applicant’s credential will initially be scrutinized by the DFSC followed by final recommendation of the DAC. The DAC recommended candidates will be called for interview. Such candidates will be reimbursed Second AC to- and fro- fare from their place of stay by the shortest route for attending interview.
The interview may be conducted online for candidates from abroad/under specific circumstances for candidates residing within India.

The composition of the Standing Selection Committee may be as follows :

Selection committee as per the above composition will propose the recommended candidate to Chairman Senate for approval. On approval from the Chairman Senate, offers will be sent to the selected candidates by the office of the Dean (R&D).

Amount of Fellowship and other benefits to IPDFs

Year Consolidated Fellowship per month (inclusive of all)
1st Year Rs. 60000
2nd Year Rs. 60,000+5% increment
3rd Year Rs. 63,000+ 5% increment

Progress Report & Performance Appraisal : IPDFs shall submit a progress report in every six months to the Mentor. The IPDFs will present her/his progress of work on yearly basis to the Performance Appraisal Committee, detailing the research work carried out and reprints/preprints/manuscripts of the papers published/accepted for publication or communicated, patents filed, external funding obtained etc. for this purpose.

The composition of the PAC is follows:

The PAC as per the above composition will be proposed by HOD to Dean (R&D) for approval.
The PAC will meet on yearly basis to assess the performance of the IPDF.

Termination - If the IPDF wishes to leave the programme before the end of the tenure, she/he can do so by giving one month’s notice via proper channel (i.e. Mentor to Head to Dean R&D). The fellowship may be terminated by the Institute if the performance/ conduct of the fellow is unsatisfactory after giving one month’s notice to the IPDF.