IIT Postdoctoral Fellowships for Indian and Foreign Applicants in India, 2017


Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships at IIT Kharagpur within various departments, centres and schools in India. Fellowships are available to Indian as well as foreign nationals.

The Institute offers Postdoctoral Fellowships with a view to providing an opportunity for competent researchers to do independent research work in an advanced area of science and technology.

The motto of IIT Kharagpur is “Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam”. This literally translates to “Excellence in action is Yoga”, essentially implying that doing your work well is (true) yoga. This can be traced to Sri Krishna’s discourse with Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. The quote, in the larger context of the Gita, urges man to acquire equanimity because a mind of equanimity allows a man to shed distracting thoughts of the effects of his deeds and concentrate on the task before him. Equanimity is the source of perfection in Karmic endeavours that leads to Salvation.

Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Available Subject: Fellowships are awarded to the following departments, centres, and schools:

Departments: i) Aerospace Engineering; ii) Agricultural and Food Engineering; iii) Architecture and Regional Planning; iv) Biotechnology; v) Chemical Engineering; vi) Chemistry; vii) Civil Engineering; viii) Computer Science and Engineering; ix) Electrical Engineering; x) Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering; xi) Geology and Geophysics; xii) Humanities and Social Sciences; xiii) Industrial Engineering and Management; xiv) Mathematics; xv) Mechanical Engineering; xvi) Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; xvii) Mining Engineering; xviii) Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture; xix) Physics and Meteorology.

Centers: i) Advanced Technology Development; ii) Educational Technology; iii) Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences; iv) Cryogenic Engineering; v) Materials Science; vi) Reliability Engineering; vii) Rubber Technology;

Schools: i) Energy Science and Engineering; ii) G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications; iii) Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship; iv) Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law; v) Information Technology; vi) Ranbir & Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management; vii) Medical Science and Technology; viii) Water Resources; ix) Vinod Gupta School of Management.

Scholarship Benefits: Academic reimbursements and other incentives:

a) A Fellow may be permitted to attend an international conference abroad, once during his/her tenure for which he/she will be treated to be on duty and shall be entitled to the payment as per approved rate.

b) Daily Allowance for the period of the conference, plus two days before and after the conference at the applicable rate per day.

c) The contingency grant of Rs. 25,000/- per annum.


Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Eligible Nationalities: Fellowships are available to Indian as well as foreign nationals.


Application Procedure: Candidates possessing requisite qualification & experience are required to apply online (iitkgp.ac.in) and send a signed hard copy print out of the online application to “Assistant Registrar, PGS&R, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur–721302, WB, India”. Unless the hard copy is received, the application will not be considered.

Deadline: Applications are open throughout the year.

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