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Admission to Ph.D. programme (New)

Department of Chemistry, BITS, Pilani, Pilani Campus

Ph D admission in II SEM 2013-14

1. Area(s) of Ph D admission in the II Semester 2013-14:

Ph.D. applications are invited in the Department of Chemistry. Following are the research areas in the department:

  1. Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

  2. Nanomaterials and Catalysts

  3. Photophysical Chemistry

  4. Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

  5. Green Chemistry

  6. Inorganic, Bio-inorganic and Coordination Chemistry

2. Scholarship/assistantship available:

(a) Institute Assistantship: Rs 15400/- p.m. for Higher Degree (M.E./ M. Pharm/ M Phil) holder; Rs 11000/- for First degree (M Sc/ M.A./B.E.) holders.

3. 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.

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

4. Fee structure: (For the academic year 2013-14):


Ph D application fees (one time)


Admission fees (one Time)


Tuition fees per semester *

7850 (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 fees is for student admitted in the academic year 2013-14. 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. Subit Kumar Saha
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
Email:  sksaha@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

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