Ph.D – Chemical Engineering




Chemical Engineering


Doctoral Programmes

The conventional, research-based doctoral degree programme provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of Chemical Engineering, interdisciplines, and related areas, as well as an intensive research experience. There are two types of Ph.D. options as follows:

Full-time program: For the individuals who would like to pursue Ph.D. inhouse, residing on campus. These students are eligible to be considered for a monthly Institute fellowship of Rs. 28,000 or Rs. 31,000 (based on qualification) at the time of admission. The selected candidates will be required to participate in teaching and other developmental activities of the institute. 

Part-time program: For working professionals to provide basic facilities and environment for research. Applications for Ph.D. programme are invited twice in a year and candidates are selected based on merit.

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Research Areas

The department offers a full time Ph.D. programme in the following thrust areas of its research.

  • Catalysis
  • Energy Engineering
  • Computational Transport Phenomena
  • Process Systems & Controls Engineering
  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Material Science & Polymer Engineering


Ph.D Programme Requirements
  • M.Sc. (Physics) or Equivalent Degree with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • Shortlisted Candidates will be called for a written test which will be followed by an interview.
  • Candidates who have cleared the CSIR-JRF will be exempted from the written test.
  • Candidates working in reputed Govt. and Private organizations can apply for a part time PhD program.
  • Monthly Institute Fellowship of Rs. 28,000 (if M.Sc. or EquivalentDegree) will be provided initially to the full-time PhD students which will be enhanced from time to time subject to performance.
Financial Assistance
  • Full-time PhD students admitted into the PhD program are eligible to be considered for an Institute fellowship of Rs. 28,000 or Rs. 31,000 per month in the first year based on their qualifications at the time of admission.
  • Students admitted with M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./MBA/M.Phil. or an equivalent Degree are eligible to receive an Institute fellowship of Rs. 31,000/-.
  • Students admitted with M.Sc./B.E./B.Pharm. or an equivalent degree are eligible to receive an Institute fellowship of Rs. 28,000/-. These students on successful completion of coursework will receive Rs. 31,000/- from the Semester following the one in which the course work was completed.
  • Higher fellowship may be made available in subsequent years. Consideration for Institute fellowship will be as per Institute norms. It will be obligatory on the part of every admitted Full time student to undertake 8 to 10 hours (per week) of work as assigned to him/her by the institute.
Admission Process

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