PhD in a relevant discipline from an institution of high repute (with 1st Div. at ME/MPhil/MPharm/MBA/Pre Ph.D. qualification level)
At least 10 years post‐PhD experience in teaching and/or research, of which at least 4 years at the level of an Associate Professor, or equivalent
Sustained excellence in teaching, research and sponsored R&D
Potential for leadership in research, education and institution building
At least 20 publications (of which 10 are in journals of international repute)
Guided at least one PhD student independently (alternatively guided two PhD students jointly with someone else)
Completed at least two sponsored R&D projects each of value Rs. 5 lakhs or more as PI (alternatively completed one sponsored R&D project as PI of value Rs. 5 lakhs or more and completed two sponsored R&D project as a co‐PI each of value Rs. 5 lakhs or more).