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The admission to PhD programmes (Regular) for the year 2021 is opened on 27 May 2021. Last Date to apply is 24 June 2021.

 

 



Table 1(Funded by IIST)

Research Areas for July 2021 PhD Admission
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Sl. No. Department code Research Area Eligibility
1 PAE01   Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Aeroacoustics M.E./ MTech / M.S or equivalent degree in Mechanical / Aerospace / Aerodynamics/ Thermal and Propulsion/ Applied Mechanics/ Fluid Mechanics/ Thermal Sciences/ Engineering or equivalent areas
  Syllabus for screening test for PAE01
Basic Fluid Mechanics: Conservation laws: Mass, momentum and energy (Integral and differential form); Dimensional analysis and dynamic similarity; Potential flow theory: sources, sinks, doublets, line vortex and their superposition. Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers.
Compressible Flows: Basic concepts of compressibility, One-dimensional compressible flows, Isentropic flows, Fanno flow, Rayleigh flow; Normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-Meyer flow; Flow through nozzles and diffusers.
       
2 PAE02
 
Structural Engineering/ Structural Mechanics M.E./ M.Tech / M.S or equivalent degree in Structural Engineering / Engineering Structures/Machine Design/ Applied Mechanics / Aerospace or equivalent areas or Allied Areas with Solid Mechanics / Structural Mechanics background
  Syllabus for screening test for PAE02
Engineering Mechanics: System of forces, free-body diagrams, equilibrium equations; Internal forces in structures; Frictions and its applications; virtual work; impulse and momentum (linear and angular), kinematics and dynamics of particles & of rigid bodies in plane motion and energy formulations, collisions.
Solid Mechanics: Stress and strain, Hooke’s law, Elastic constants, Poisson's ratio, Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain, thin cylinders, Trusses and frames; Bending moment and shear force in beams; Simple stress and strain relationships; Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, shear centre; Uniform torsion, Transformation of stress; buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses, Deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts, energy methods; Free Vibrations of damped and undamped SDOF system.

3
PAE03
 
Micronozzles for Satellite Propulsion M.E./ M.Tech / M.S or equivalent degree in Mechanical/ Aerospace/ Aerodynamics/ Thermal and Propulsion/ Applied Mechanics/ Fluid Mechanics/Thermal Sciences/ Engineering or equivalent areas
4 PAE04 Direct Contact Condensation/ Multiphase flows
5 PAE05 Supersonic Combustion
  Syllabus for screening test for PAE03, PAE04 & PAE05
Fluid Mechanics: Fluid Statics, conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy (integral and differential form) potential flow theory, viscous flow of incompressible fluids, boundary layer, basics on turbulent flow.
Heat Transfer: Modes of heat transfer; heat conduction, thermal resistance concept, thermal boundary layer, free and forced convective heat transfer
Thermodynamics: Basic concepts, First and second law of thermodynamics, properties of pure substances, thermodynamic relations, thermodynamic cycles
Department of Avionics
1 PAV01   Computer Networks, 6G Wireless Networks, 6G-Satellite network integration M.E./ M.Tech / M.S or equivalent degree in Computer Science / Computer Science and Engineering / Computer Science and Automation / Information Technology with B.E./ B.Tech or equivalent degree in Computer Science / Computer Science
and Engineering / Electronics and
Communication Engineering / Information
Technology or equivalent areas.
  Syllabus for screening test for PAV01
Selected topics from “Programming and Data Structures” and “Computer Networks” from GATE (CS) 2020 syllabus.
Programming in C. Recursion. Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary search trees, binary heaps, graphs.
Concept of layering. LAN technologies (Ethernet). Flow and error control techniques, switching. IPv4/IPv6, routers and routing algorithms (distance vector, link state). TCP/UDP and sockets, congestion control. Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP). Basics of Wi-Fi.
2 PAV02 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control M.Tech / M.E / M.S  or equivalent degree in Control Systems / Guidance, Navigation and Control/ Instrumentation and Control/
Automation/Aerospace/ Aeronautics Engineering and related areas with B.E/B.Tech in Avionics/Electronics and Communications/ Electrical and Electronics / Aerospace / Mechanical engineering or equivalent areas
  Syllabus for screening test for PAV02
Control Systems: Open loop and closed loop (feedback) systems and stability analysis of these systems. Transfer functions of systems; transient and steady state analysis of LTI control systems and frequency response. Tools and techniques for LTI control system analysis: root loci, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Bode and Nyquist plots. Elements of lead, lag compensation, Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control. State variable representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems.

3
PAV03 Analog and RF IC Design M.Tech / M.E / M.S or equivalent degree in VLSI / Microelectronics / RF Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electronics engineering or equivalent areas.
  Syllabus for screening test for PAV03
Network analysis -  RL, RC, RLC circuits - time domain and frequency domain analysis
Analog circuits - BJT, MOSFET circuits and amplifier topologies, frequency response, op-amp circuits
RF and Microwave engineering - Basic S parameters
Signals and systems - poles and zeros, s-plane, z-plane analysis of systems, fourier, laplace and z-transforms
4 PAV04 Sensors, Interface Electronics and Instrumentation M. Tech/M. E./ M.S or equivalent degree in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation/ Electronics and Communication/ Instrumentation and Control/ Instrumentation & Signal Processing / VLSI / Embedded Systems / Electrical Engineering or equivalent areas.
  Syllabus for screening test for PAV04
Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive Sensors, Temperature sensors, Displacement and Speed Measurement, Photodiodes. Analog electronic circuits, Characteristics and applications of diode, Zener diode, BJT and MOSFET; amplifier circuits, Operational amplifiers and typical OPAMP-based circuits, Instrumentation Amplifiers, Filter circuits, Integrators and Differentiators, Precision Rectifiers, Signal Conditioning Circuits for Sensors. Static and Dynamic characteristics of Instruments/Sensors, Bridge Circuits
Fundamentals of Digital Electronics; Time, frequency, phase Measurement, Digital Voltmeters, Signal generators, ADC and DAC – characteristics, circuit-architectures.


Department of Chemistry
1   PCH01 Nanocomposites M.Sc / BS-MS or equivalent degree in Chemistry / M.Sc in Polymer Science /  Biopolymers or equivalent areas / M.Tech in Materials Science / Nano Technology/ Polymer Technology or equivalent areas
  Syllabus for screening test for PCH01
Candidates have to choose any one of the below given areas based upon their qualification. Materials Science and Technology: Classification and Structure of Materials, Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Phase Transformations. Properties and Applications of Materials, Characterization and Measurements of Properties, Processing of Materials, Degradation of Materials
Polymer Science and Technology: Chemistry of high polymers, Polymer characterization, Synthesis, manufacturing and properties. Polymer blends and composites, Polymer rheology, Polymer processing, Polymer testing
Nanoscience and Technology: Classification and Structure of Materials, Theory of nanomaterials, Synthesis and processing of nanomaterials, Functional nanomaterials, Nano characterization of materials, Applications of nanomaterials
Department of Physics
1 PPH01 Atomic and Molecular Physics, Molecular Physics of Interplanetary Ionosphere M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Physics /            M. Sc. or equivalent degree in Electronics / Integrated M. Sc. in Physics / BS-MS in Physics / BS-MS in Applied Physics or equivalent areas

Table 2 : External Funded Projects


Department of Earth and Space Sciences
1 PES01 Transfer learning approaches for hyperspectral image processing / Big Geospatial Data Analytics M.E./ M.Tech/M.S. or equivalent degree in Computer Science & Engineering / Information Technology / Signal Processing / Image Processing / Computing / Machine Learning / Data Science / Geoinformatics / Geomatics / Remote Sensing /or equivalent areas
with
(i) B.E. / B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering / Information Technology / Electrical & Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Communication Engineering / Civil Engineering / Geoinformatics / or equivalent areas
or
(ii) M.Sc or equivalent degree in Mathematics / Physics
  Syllabus for screening test for PES01
Introduction to remote sensing: different resolutions, names of recent Indian remote sensing satellites, different ranges of electromagnetic spectrum used in remote sensing, spectral signature of different land surface materials.
Introduction to digital image processing: digital image definition, sampling and quantization, image enhancement techniques – low pass filtering (image smoothening: mean, median, Gaussian filters etc), high pass filtering (edge detection: Laplacian, Sobel, Roberts filters etc.), 2D Fourier Transform, image classification algorithms (maximum likelihood classifier, Minimum distance/Euclidian classifier), clustering (k-means, ISODATA, C-Means).
Reference books:
  1. Digital image processing, Gonzalez, Woods
  2. Remote sensing digital image analysis, An Introduction, Richards
ISRO/NRSC website for list of Indian Remote Sensing Satellites
Department of Physics
1 PPH02 Adaptive Optics M.Sc / MS or equivalent degree in Physics /Applied Physics / Photonics or equivalent areas
or
M.E./M.Tech or equivalent degree in Applied Optics / Optoelectronics / Optical Engineering or equivalent areas
  Syllabus for screening test for PPH02
1. Geometrical optics (Matrix Method of Ray optics, monochromatic and chromatic aberrations)
2. Interference ( Wavefront division and Amplitude division)
3. Diffraction(Fresnel and Fraunhoffer diffraction, Gratings)
4. Polarisation(linear, elliptical and circular polarisation)
5. Optical coherence(Spatial and Temporal)

Table 3 : External Fellowship Holders
Candidates having a valid fellowship from Government agencies such as DST, CSIR, NBHM, UGC and State Government Science and Technology Scheme etc. may also apply for Ph.D. admission in various departments in IIST in the areas given below. Such candidates will be selected based on an Interview.
Sl. No. Department Department code Research Area Eligibility
1E Avionics EAV01 Spacecraft Mission Design (i) ME / MTech / MS / Dual Degree or equivalent degree in Control Systems, Aerospace / Aeronautical / Guidance and Navigation or equivalent areas with B.E/ BTech in Avionics, Electronics and Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering / Computer Science or equivalent areas
or
(ii) M.Sc or equivalent degree in Physics with B.Sc in Physics. 
EAV02 Control Systems M.E / M.Tech / MS in Control System / Instrumentation and control / Process control or equivalent areas with B.E/ B.Tech/ BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering / Electronics and Communication / Electronics and Instrumentation / Avionics / Instrumentation /Control and Instrumentation.
EAV03 MEMS and Microelectronics ME / M-Tech / MS or equivalent degree in Microelectronics, Solid State Technology, VLSI and Microsystems or equivalent areas
2E Chemistry ECH01 Energy Storage Materials for Batteries and Super Capacitors BS-MS /MSc or equivalent degree in Chemistry / Physics / Material Science or equivalent areas
ECH02 Functional Materials Hardware for Life Science Experiments BS-MS / MSc or equivalent degree in Chemistry / MSc Materials Science / MSc Biochemistry or equivalent degree / Masters in Chemical Engineering/ Masters in Biotechnology or equivalent areas

3E Earth and Space Sciences EES01 High Energy Astrophysics M.Sc/M.S or equivalent degree in Physics / Astronomy & Astrophysics / Space Physics / Integrated MS in Physics / BS-MS in Physical Sciences or equivalent areas
4E Mathematics EMA01 Deep Learning/Graphical Models/Topological Data Analysis (i)M.E./ M.Tech./M.S. or equivalent degree in Computer Science / Electronics / Electrical / Machine Learning or equivalent areas.
(or)
(ii) M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Computer Science / Machine Learning / Mathematics / Statistics or equivalent areas.
EMA02 Differential Geometry and Applications M.Sc or equivalent degree in Mathematics or equivalent areas.
5E Physics EPH01 Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Intelligent Sensor Development for Space Physics BS-MS, MSc or equivalent degree in Physics/ Applied Physics, B.Tech in Engineering Physics with M.Sc./M.Tech in related areas of condensed matter physics.
EPH02 Statistical Mechanics BS-MS / M. Sc or equivalent degree in Physics
Integrated MSc in Physics or equivalent areas
EPH03 Optics BS-MS/ M.Sc / MS or equivalent degree in Physics / Applied Physics / Photonics or equivalent areas
or
M.Tech or equivalent degree in Applied Optics / Optoelectronics / Optical Engineering or equivalent areas.





Nationality

Applicant should be an Indian citizen

Age Limit

Applicant should be below 35 years as on last date of submission of application. Age relaxation is applicable as per Government Rules.

There is no provision for PhD admission in IIST under Self Financing Category

Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology as their highest qualifying degree

    Applicants with Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology must have secured 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60% marks or 6.50 CGPA on a scale of 10 for OBC / EWS, 55% marks or 6.00 CGPA on a scale of 10 for SC/ST/PD). They must have pursued their Master’s degree on the basis of qualified GATE score.  However there is no GATE cut off score for applicants with M.Tech./M.E as the highest qualifying degree, who are applying for Ph.D. in Engineering Discipline. Applicants with Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent from leading foreign Universities with minimum CGPA 8/10 or 3.6 /4 or equivalent can be considered without GATE score.

    Selection Procedure: For candidates with M.E/M.Tech.as their highest qualifying degree, selection to the PhD programme will be based on online screening test followed by an interview. Interview will be conducted through Video Conference mode. However, candidates with a valid CSIR/NET-JRF or Lectureship post their ME/M.Tech, will be directly called for the interview through Video Conference mode.

  • Applicants with Master’s Degree in Science as their highest qualifying degree

    Applicants must have Master’s Degree in the relevant area with a minimum of 65% marks or 7.00 CGPA on a scale of 10 or equivalent in the Qualifying Master’s degree (60% marks or 6.50 CGPA on a scale of 10 for OBC / EWS, 55% marks or 6.00 CGPA on a scale of 10 for SC/ST/PD). They must have cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF/ Lectureship/ fellowship or NBHM / JEST / GATE and State Government Science and Technology Scheme, in the relevant disciplines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Selection Procedure: For candidates applying with their Master’s degree in Sciences as their qualifying degree and having a valid score card/certificate in any of the National level eligibility tests listed above, selection to the programme will be based on an interview through Video Conference mode.
    Applicants applying with their valid JEST score should have secured a rank within the first 300.

    Candidates applying with a valid GATE score in a Science discipline, having a minimum score of 500 for General Category (450 for OBC / EWS and 350 for SC/ST/PD categories), are exempted from the Ph.D. online screening test conducted by IIST. Applicants having GATE score in Science disciplines less than indicated cut-off above will not be considered for Ph.D. Admission.

Candidates, who have been provided research fellowships by State Government Science and Technology Scheme/DST-INSPIRE etc, are eligible to apply If they have already cleared a National level eligibility test, such as a valid UGC-CSIR-NET Lectureship or JEST/GATE. A valid GATE score of minimum 500 for General Category (450 for OBC / EWS and 350 for SC/ST/PD categories) in a Science discipline or valid JEST rank within the first 300 is required.

Applicants who are employed in Government/ Semi Government/ PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies should produce a “No Objection Certificate (NOC)” from the current employer at the time of Interview.
Applicants who hold External Fellowships, meeting Table 3 requirements, can also apply for research areas listed in Table 1 provided they meet the eligibility requirements.

Online Submission of Application

Opening Date for Oline Application : December 09 ,2020 - 1500 hrs

Closing Date for Online Application (for IIST Funded) : December 29 ,2020 - 2359 hrs

Closing Date for Online Application (for Externally Funded) : January 6, 2021 – 2359 hrs

 

 

 

Research scholars selected for IIST Ph.D. programme with Post Graduate (PG) Degree in Basic Science with NET or equivalent qualification OR Graduate Degree in Professional Course with NET or equivalent qualification OR Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course will receive a Fellowship of Rs.31000/- per month.

After two years of research experience, their performance will be evaluated by a review committee. Based on the review, the fellowship amount may be enhanced to Rs.35000/- per month.

The scholars will be required to assist the Departments in tutorials / practicals or related academic activities normally limited to 6 hours per week

The scholars will have to pay for the services provided by the Institute like boarding / lodging / medical facilities etc., as per IIST rules.

To encourage candidates who have been awarded research fellowships by Government agencies to join Ph.D programme of IIST, the institute has initiated admission in ’Any time mode’.

The positions as approved by Director will be notified in the advertisement for Ph.D admission for January and July sessions. If the positions are not filled in the admission process for the session, these positions will be notified under ‘Any time mode’ in this page which will be active till the positions are filled.

Candidates having a valid fellowship from Government agencies such as DST, CSIR, NBHM, UGC and State Government Science and Technology Scheme etc. are eligible to apply. Candidates will be selected on the basis of an interview.

This notification will be active till the position is filled, or the common advertisement for Ph.D admission for the next session (January/July) is released, whichever is earlier.

January Session

  • First Announcement: November
  • Written Test / Interview: End of December
  • Session starts: 1st week of January

July Session

  • First Announcement: 4th week of  April
  • Written Test / Interview: June
  • Session starts: 1st week of July