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Admission to Ph.D. programme (New)

Department of Chemistry, BITS, Pilani, Pilani campus

Ph D admission in I SEM 2014-15

  1. Area(s) of Ph D admission in the I Semester 2014-15:

  1. Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

  2. Photophysical Chemistry and Applications

  3. Nanomaterials and Catalysts

  4. Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

  5. Inorganic, Bio-inorganic and coordination chemistry

  6. Green Chemistry

2. Scholarship/assistantship available:

(a) Institute Assistantship: Rs 16800/- p.m. for Higher Degree (M.E./ M. Pharm/ M Phil) holder; Rs 12000/- for First degree (M Sc/ M.A./B.E.) holders.

(b) Project position(s):

1. Title of project: Development and Application of Density Functional Reactivity Theory Based Modelling Techniques to Understand the Energetics of Reactive and Non-Reactive Interactions

Position: JRF (Junior Research Fellow)

Fellowship amount: Rs. 16,000/- per month first two years and Rs. 18,000/- per month

from the third year onwards.

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New


2. Title of project: Synthesis of an anti-HIV drug

Position: Project Fellow

Fellowship amount: Rs. 16000/- per month

Funding agency: Ranbaxy Laboratory

  1. Department plan to admit student under:

Regular students: Student who will devote full-time on Ph D work will be considered for assistantship/project fellowship in addition to 90% waiver in tuition fee. Preference will be given to candidates working in ongoing sponsored projects in the department and to CSIR/UGC-NET qualified candidates having own fellowship.

Department do not intend to admit students in 'Part-Time category'

4. Fee structure: (For the academic year 2014-15):


Ph D application fees (one time)


Admission fees (one Time)


Tuition fees per semester *

8950 (10% of the total semester fee)

Institute caution deposit


Hostel Fee,

Mess & electricity advance

Hostel, ICT, Infra Structure Modernization Fees

student aid fund

Applicable as per campus rules

* The above prescribed semester fee is for student admitted in the academic year 2014-15. For these students, the semester, term, and admission fees will be revised upward every year, but will not increase beyond 15% each year (unless the government announces any new lavy/tax, which will be passed on to all existing students irrespective of their year of entry.

Positions in Sponsored Projects

  • One post open for project fellow in a UGC-funded project of Dr. Bharti Khungar.  Click here for details.
  • One  JRF position is open in a DST project of Dr. Surojit Pande. Click here for details.
  • One JRF position is open in a DST project of Dr. Rajeev Sakhuja. Click here for details.
  • A few JRF positions will be available in upcoming research projects in Inorganic Chemistry. The projects are expected to start soon, the information about which will be updated thereafter. Interested candidates may write to Dr. Bharti Khungar and Dr. Ajay Kumar Sah for more details.
  • One PA position (Stipend of Rs. 12000 per month) available in a project of Dr. Subit Kumar Saha entitled "Study on physicochemical and interfacial properties of some mixed micellar systems of novel Gemini and conventional surfactants in water and water-organic solvent mixed media". Interested candidates may write to Dr. Subit Kumar Saha for further details.
  • One JRF/SRF/RA position is available in a CSIR project of Dr. Anil Kumar entitled "Exploration of Novel Ionic Liquid-supported Sulfonyl Reagents for Organic Synthesis". More details can be found in the advertisement. Interested candidates may write to Dr. Anil Kumar for more information.


Established in 1944, we are one of the oldest departments on the campus. The department has grown with strong research interests in the Physical Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, etc.

Equipped with a state of the art instrumentation facility and research laboratories, we are counted amongst the best departments for education in Chemistry across the country.

Contact us

Dr. Anil Kumar
Department of Chemistry

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Pilani 333031, Rajasthan (India)

Phone: +91-1596-245073 Ext 279/276
Fax: +91-1596-244183

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