Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur


Exciting Opportunities for doing PhD in Chemical Engineering at IIT Kanpur!!


    PG admission 2016-17I semester

  • Interview and written test for MS and Ph.ds : April 29th and 30th, 2016

  • Candidates are asked to stay for both the days. Syllabus for written test will be posted soon.

  • The written aptitude test would comprise of the following topics:
  • Basic algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry

  • Differential and integral calculus

  • Ordinary differential equations

  • Linear algebra

  • Vectors and vector calculus

  • Fourier analysis

  • Partial differential equations

  • Complex analysis

  • Numerical analysis and methods

  • Probability and statistics

  • English: reading comprehension and writing skills


    • Rolling Admissions for Ph.D in Chemical Engineering (2016-17, 1st Semester)

      The following is the schedule for the interviews:
    • Advertisement in the Website: 12th February, 2016.

    • Deadline for the submission of the CV by email (Please mail your CV to pgadmissionsiitk@gmail.com): 29th February, 2016.

    • Deadline for the submission of the Hard copy of CV (Please send the hard copy to The Convener, DPGC, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur-208016): 8th March, 2016.

    • Notification for the date of interview: 1st March, 2016.

    • Tentative Interview Date: 11th March, 2016.

    • Application Procedure:
    • Send your CV (by both email as well as Hard copy).

    • Details compulsory in the CV: Last degree, CPI (or percentage), Research articles (if any).

    • For any queries please contact Dr. Naveen Tiwari, email id: naveent@iitk.ac.in .

    • Click here for eligibility criteria and other information

        Admissions for Ph.D in Chemical Engineering (2015)

        Date of ph.d admission written test and interview: 1st December and 2nd December 2015. Shortlisted candidate will be posted soon.

        Click here for admission eligibility criteria of IIT Kanpur
      • Students with B.Tech/B.E degree in Engineering with a valid GATE score and good academic record (75 percent marks/7.5 CGPI) can directly apply for our PhD program.

      • An applicant from CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes) with CPI of at least 7.0 in his/her B.Tech 8th semester may apply but must have CPI of 7.5 at the time of admission. No GATE score requirement for these applicants.

      • Students with M.Sc (Chemistry/Physics/Maths) with excellent academic record and with a valid GATE or NET score can directly apply for our PhD program. M.Sc students must also have done courses in mathematics at the B.Sc level. The applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

        • A minimum of 65 percentage marks or 6.5 CPI in the Master's degree.

        • First division in the bachelor's degree.

        • JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE exam.

      • Students with M.E/M.Tech degree in Engineering can directly apply for our PhD program.

      • Students with outstanding academic record can apply any time of the year, through our rolling admissions.

      For details of the Admission Notice please go through http://www.iitk.ac.in/doaaold/DOAA/admission2015_21.htm"

      Application form can be download upto 17th November, 2015. The draft along with hard copy of the application form and other documents should reach department office by November 17, 2015.

      If you have questions, please address them to - Dr. Indranil D. Saha [Email : indrasd@iitk.ac.in]

      Selection Procedure for PhD and MS Program:

      • There will be a written exam in the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (at the B.Tech level) as well as basic mathematics, physics, and chemistry (at the UG level). The written test will be followed by an interview in the same day or the next day.


        Written Test : 1st & 2nd December, 2015
        Interview : 1st & 2nd December, 2015
        Students are advised to plan for staying at IIT Kanpur on these 2 days

      What our PhD scholars do at IIT Kanpur:

      • Carry out cutting-edge research of high-quality in modern areas of chemical engineering and related inter-disciplinary areas like nano-science and technology, biosciences, materials science, energy and environment, soft matter physics, molecular simulations etc., and also in traditional areas of chemical engineering such as membrane separations, process design and control, heterogeneous catalysis and kinetics etc.

      • Get exposed to the best experimental and computational facilities in their respective areas of research.

      • Publish papers in high-impact, peer-reviewed international journals.

      • Hone their oral and written science-communication skills.

      • Get trained in teaching skills, by aiding the faculty members in undergraduate and postgraduate education.

      • Participate in national and international collaborative research and consultancy projects.

      Financial Assitance:

      • Upon admission students with M.Tech./M.E/B.Tech/M.Sc in the Ph.D. program of Chemical Engineering are supported by assistantship (Rs 25000/- per month for first two years and Rs. 28000/- per month for later 3 years) from the Institute.

      What our PhDs do after graduation:

      • Serve as faculty members in reputed universities in India (other IITs, NITs etc) and abroad.

      • Opt for specialized training as post-doctoral fellows in top universities around the world.

      • Play leadership role in top R&D organizations in India and abroad.

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