Dean of Research and Development

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2022/281

Advertisement for the post of Director, DRDO Industry Academia – Centre
of Excellence (DIA-CoE), IIT Kanpur

DRDO has signed MoU with IIT Kanpur for setting up DRDO Industry Academia Centre of Excellence IIT Kanpur (DIA-CoE, IITK), for collaborative directed research under identified research areas. DRDO and IITK have jointly decided the following research verticals:

  1. Printing on Flexible Substrates
  2. Advanced Nanomaterials
  3. Accelerated Material design and development
  4. High Energy Materials
  5. Bio- Engineering

The search-cum-selection committee is looking for a suitable person for the post of Director, DIA-CoE at IIT Kanpur. Director, DIA-CoE IITK will be appointed on a full-time basis. Director DIA-CoE IITK is the administrative and executive head and would be responsible for the smooth functioning of DIA-CoE IITK.

Interested persons having the following qualifications can email their detailed CV in PDF format to the undersigned along with a brief statement of why they feel that they are well suited to this position. Please send a single PDF file. Attachments, if any, should be a part of the single PDF file. Please use the subject line: “Application for Director, DIA-CoE, IIT Kanpur” in your email. The attached PDF file should be named as <first name>.<last name>.pdf. Please provide your date of birth in the application. Persons working in full-time positions with government organizations may also submit a no-objection certificate from the parent organization.

Essential Qualifications:

a) Serving or retired Professor / Scientist in pay level 14 or equivalent in any government R&D organization plus 10 years’ experience in relevant field(s),


b) Serving or retired Professor / Scientist in pay level 15 or above in any government R&D organization with experience in relevant field(s),


c) Professor or Scientist in pay level 14 or above having at least 5 year experience out of which at least 2 years of experience in heading any government R&D laboratory or government recognized R&D laboratory working in relevant field(s)

Desirable Qualification: The person should have a wide-ranging experience and required track record for carrying out research, collaborative projects, setting up of large research facilities, strategic research planning and technology transfer. The candidate should have demonstrated research experience in one or more of the following areas: flexible electronics, nanomaterials, high energy materials, bio-engineering or related systems in terms of research and technology development or guidance of Ph.D. students with strong record of publication in reputed journals and conferences, patents, laboratory/course development and/or other recognized relevant professional activities.

Age: The age of the applicant should be preferably below 62 years as on the closing date of receipt of applications of this advertisement.

Remuneration: Director DIA-CoE carries the scale of Professor / Technologist / Scientist ( Level 14 / 14A / 15 or above in Govt. of India ‘GoI’) with minimum basic pay of 1,44,200/-. Other allowances are also admissible as per IIT Kanpur norms. In case a person drawing salary in higher pay scale or retired from higher grade is selected, the pay will be protected as per GoI rules. For retired persons, the pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension, if any) admissible on relevant date shall be deducted from his / her pay in accordance with the policy of the GoI.

Additional Incentives: Accommodation, medical benefits or any other incentives will be provided by IIT Kanpur as per the eligibility, IIT Kanpur norms and availability of accommodation.

References: Please provide contact details up to 3 references who may be contacted by search-cum-selection committee.

Duration: Full time position wherein the initial appointment would be for a period of 3 years. This period can be extended by the competent authority for additional 2 years subject to performance review. The position may be discontinued before 3 years by either side by giving a notice of 3 months without assigning reason.

Last date of receiving the application/CV is 06-Jan-2023

Dean of Research and Development
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur, UP