ACADEMICS :: Ph.D. Program
Ph.D. Program in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology

The Department offers a Ph.D. program in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The award of the Ph.D. degree is in recognition of high achievements, independent research and application of scientific knowledge to the solution of technical and scientific problems. Creative and productive inquiry is the basic concept underlying the research work.

Course work and other academic requirements

In order to overcome any deficiency in the breadth of fundamental training or proper foundation for advanced work, special make up or pre-doctoral courses are given by the Department. Normally candidates having a B.Tech./M.Sc. are required to complete a minimum of 20 credits with a minimum required GPA of 7.5. M.Tech. or equivalent degree holders are required to complete a minimum of 6* credits with a minimum required GPA of 7.5.

Eligibility for the Ph.D. program

M.Tech or equivalent, M.Sc. or equivalent, B.Tech or equivalent degree holders of a particular discipline with a valid GATE score or qualification in national level examinations like CSIR/UGC-NET, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE, etc are eligible for admission.

Program duration

Minimum period of registration required for students with M.Tech. or equivalent qualifications is 2 years whereas those with B.Tech./M.Sc or equivalent qualifications is 3 years. All candidates are allowed a maximum of 14 registered semester for submission of their thesis.

Admission schedule

Normally, Ph.D. programs are advertised in the month of March each year in the Employment news as well as in leading newspapers and admissions are carried out in the month of May. The programs are also advertised in the month of October followed by admissions in December. Further, admission to Ph.D programme is possible any time in the year through DRC/CRC/SRC. Ph.D. scholars can join the institute at any time of the year though the course registration will be possible only at the beginning of the subsequent semester. Such candidates must also fulfill the required academic qualification/ experience at the time of interview. They must join the institute within 4 weeks after the issue of admission offer unless specifically permitted otherwise. Admission is subject to vacancy being available in the relevant specializations.

Admission to the Ph.D. programmes is normally made on the basis of an written test to screen the candidates and interview of shortlisted candidates. The selection process is conducted by the Department through its Department Research Committee (DRC).

Financial Assistance

A scheme for the award of Teaching/Research Assistantship for providing financial assistance to the students exists. In terms of this scheme, those non-sponsored students who are admitted on full-time basis to Ph.D. programs are considered for the award of Teaching/Research Assistantship, under which they will be paid Rs.25,000/- per month for first two years (as JRF) and Rs. 28,000/- per month for next three years (as SRF). These students would be required to provide assistance of 8 hours/week to the Department.

Further details

Information Brochure 2016-2017

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