Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (IIT Bhubaneswar) has released the application form for Ph.D. IIT Bhubaneswar has released notification for eligible candidates to admission into Ph.D. Programme for the academic year 2019-20. The online submission of application form date has been started on March 11, 2019. Candidates are who interested to get admission in the said course at IIT Bhubaneswar for this year can fill their application form in online mode as per scheduled date. Candidates can check the complete information of IIT Bhubaneswar Ph.D Admission 2019-20 application process, eligibility criteria and other information on this page below.

Latest: The List of selected candidates for admission in Ph. D. programme in IIT Bhubaneswar has been Released. Scroll down to check.

IIT Bhubaneswar Ph.D Admission 2019-20

Candidates applying for more than one discipline have to submit the separate online application(s) for each discipline along with requisite application fee as applicable. There is no need to send the hard-copy of the application form. However, the candidates are advised to keep a hard copy (print out) of the submitted application form for future reference. The admission in Ph.D. Programme in the following categories are:

  • Institute Scholar
  • Sponsored Scholar
  • Project Scholar (Projects running at IIT Bhubaneswar)

Schedule for the IIT Bhubaneswar Ph.D. Admission is given below.

Events Date
Opening date for online application 11 Mar 2019
Last date for submission of online application 11 Apr 14 Apr 2019 (12:00 Midnight)
List of shortlisted candidates and issue of call letters 30 Apr to 02 May 2019
Date of Written Test and Interview 20 to 23 May 2019
Selected candidates list and issue of Offer letters for admission 04 to 11 Jun 2019
Date of Enrollment to Ph. D. 17 Jul 2019

Shortlisted candidates: Click here to check the list of shortlisted candidates for written Test and interview for Ph. D. program (Autumn 2019-20).

Selected Candidates:

  • Click here to check the list of selected candidates for admission into Ph.D. Programme, Basic science.
  • Click here to check the list of selected candidates for admission into Ph.D program, School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Science.
  • Click here to check the list of selected candidates for admission into Ph.D program, School of Electrical Science.
  • Click here to check the list of selected candidates for admission into Ph.D program, School of Humanities Social Scienecs and Management.
  • Click here to check the list of selected candidates for admission into Ph.D program, School of Infrastructure.
  • Click here to check the list of selected candidates for admission into Ph.D program, School of Mechanical Science.
  • Click here to check the list of selected candidates for admission into Ph.D program, School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Application Form

The candidates are required to apply through online process only accessing the website www.webapps.iitbbs.ac.inon or before the last date prescribed above in the table. Candidates are required to fill all the fields in the application form with specific and valid data. Candidates are advised must ensure their eligibility and other conditions before going online application. Candidates can also apply online from the direct link provided below.

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  • Click here to apply online for the IIT Bhubaneswar Ph.D. Admission 2019-20.
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Application Fee (Non-refundable)

  • For General and OBC Candidates: Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only)
  • For SC/ST/PWD Candidates: Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred Fifty Only)


  • Application fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

Eligibility Criteria

For Institute Scholar
Candidates who possess the qualifications as mentioned below are eligible for admission into the Ph. D. Programme for full-time with Institute Research Assistantship or UGC/CSIR-NET Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or any other doctoral fellowship offered by Govt. of India (GoI), as the case is applicable. Relaxation of up to 5% marks in all academic examination levels is permitted for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

For Sponsored Scholar
The sponsored candidates are not eligible for Institute Research Assistantship, but they must meet the same requisite standards of marks/grades in their qualifying degree and other examinations as mentioned above. They must also be in continuous service for at least three (3) years in any one of the following organizations, where appropriate R & D facilities exist:

  • Departments and Ministries of the Government of India or any other government organization.
  • Established industrial research and developmental organizations.
  • Recognized autonomous bodies and public undertakings.
  • Recognized universities/colleges.

For Project Scholar
The scholars working in sponsored research projects at IIT Bhubaneswar can apply for the Ph.D Programme if they meet the applicable eligibility criteria for admission and have at least two years of fellowship tenure remaining, counting from the academic session or semester in which they are seeking admission. If such a candidate intends to be considered for Institute Research Assistantship after the tenure of the project is over, he/she must present a valid GATE score at that point of time or provide the evidence of a valid GATE score used in the year of admission into M.Tech. or equivalent programme.

Programme wise Eligibility Criteria

N.B.  5% relaxation of marks in all academic examination would be granted to the SC/ST/PwD candidates compared to the General/OBC (NCL) candidates. This is applicable to all candidates.

Selection List

Selection lists for Ph.D. Admission 2019-20 at IIT Bhubaneshwar and important information regarding for Ph.D. Admission 2018 will be released on the official website. Candidates can able to check the same from the official website i.e., www.iitbbs.ac.in or check the direct links will be provided below.

Online Application and Payment Procedure

  1. Application form can be filled online accessing the website (http://webapps.iitbbs.ac.in/phd-application/).
  2. Register to the online-portal by providing your current functioning Email ID.
  3. Login to the portal by providing the Email ID and password provided at the time of registration.
  4. Provide correct information in Step 1 to Step 3.
  5. Review your Data in Step 4.
  6. If the information are correct then click on SAVE & SUBMIT Button to submit your application.
  7. If you are a Female Candidate, no Application Fee is required and hence you can take a print of the application form for future reference.
  8. If you are a Male candidate, Pay the required application Fee as per the following steps.
  • Click on the “Pay Application Fee ” Button present at the “User Home” Tab.
  • Follow the payment instructions.
  • After Successful payment, you will get a SB Collect Reference No.
  • Note down the Payment SB Collect Reference No. Click on the “Confirm & Submit Payment Details for <Application Num>” Button present at the “User Home” Tab and provide data of Fee Payment Mode, Fee Payment Date, Fee Payment SB Collect Reference No. and then submit.
  • After completing the above steps, you can take a print of the application form for future reference.
  • Note that Application without valid Payment SB Collect Reference No. will be automatically discarded.

Candidates can also check the Online Application SAMPLE FORM from HERE.

Useful information for Ph.D. Applicants

  1. Photo in JPG format with dimension of 200×250 pixels and less than 100Kb.
  2. Signature in JPG format with dimension of 200×50 pixels and less than 80Kb.
  3. Mark/grade sheets, certificates, and documents starting from Matriculation till highest degree attained.
  4. Please upload any other relevant documents & certificates related to educational and professional experience.
  5. No Objection Certificate (In case of Sponsored)
  6. Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • The documents/certificates must be uploaded in PDF format (No other format is accepted). The maximum size per uploaded file cannot exceed 200 Kb. If required, split a larger document into multiple parts and clearly name the documents such as CV_part1of3.pdf, CV_part2of3.pdf, CV_part3of3.pdf.
  • After successful submission of your application online, your application number will be displayed. Please make a note of the same and include this number in all future communications. The number will also be available in your User Page.

IIT Bhubaneswar Ph.D. Programm List

1) School of Basic Sciences:

Biosciences Biophysical Chemistry: Protein Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Structure-Function Elucidation of Various Small Heat Shock Proteins Related to Different Diseases (Cataract, Leprosy and Tuberculosis); Biochemistry of the mechanoenzymes ATPases involved in the cellular activities like DNA replication and Protein degradation (ubiquitin-proteasome & Autophagy mediated) and associated disease like Cancer, G-protein Coupled Receptors & Signal Transduction, Chemical and Cellular Biology, Peptide/Protein Design & Engineering, Computational Biology.
Chemistry Inorganic: T1, T2 and paraCEST-based Contrast Agent for Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Bioinorganic Perspective of Coordination Complexes; Fluorogenic and Chromogenic Chemosensors; Magnetochemistry of Multinuclear Cluster Complexes; Ionic Liquids and Their Applications; Synthesis and Coordination Aspects of Homo and Heterometallic Complexes; Metal Based Anticancer/Imaging Agents; Functional Materials and Luminescent Materials; Nanoparticle-Based Sensors; Metal-Organic and Covalent Open Frame (MOF and COF) Compounds, Organometallics, Homogenous Catalysis, Green Chemistry.
Organic: Heterocyclic Chemistry, Asymmetric synthesis using chiral pool approach; Enantioselective catalysis and new reaction methods; New molecular entities with biological properties; Dipolar Cycloadditions; C-H functionalization, Pericyclic reactions, Metathesis, Umpolung chemistry, Radical chemistry, traditional & newer functional group transformations for application in marine alkaloids synthesis, terpenoids and polyketide based natural products; Carbohydrate Chemistry, novel synthetic methods development, Bioactive Natural and Unnatural Products synthesis; Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Recognition,
Polymer chemistry: Synthesis of Chiral Polymers and their applications in chiral induction; Synthesis of Achiral and Chiral Resins and their applications in synthesis; PIL stabilized metal nanoparticles and their applications; Polyelectrolyte-DNA interaction studies; PILs for gas separation membranes; Synthesis of MIPs and resins for nuclear waste treatment; Synthesis of (RAFT derived) ionic, pH, temperature and solvent responsive homo- and block copolymers towards their self-assembling for drug delivery; Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Peptides; Anticancer and antimicrobial activities of plant-derived natural products.
Physical & Theoretical/Computational Chemistry: Biophysical Chemistry, Protein Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Structure-Function Elucidation of Various Small Heat Shock Proteins Related to Different Diseases (Cataract, Leprosy and Tuberculosis); Theoretical Chemistry, Development of quantum mechanical (QM) methods and applications of the same to study energetics and dynamics of bound and transient states; Computational elucidation of reaction mechanisms in chemical and biochemical processes using QM and QM/MM methods. AAA+ATPase, Cancer biomarkers.
Physics Experimental Atomic-Molecular-Surface Physics, nanomaterial, Biomolecules, Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Fiber Sensors; Large Scale Quantum Simulations of Nanostructures, Quantum Transport in Graphene and 2-Dimensional Layered Structures, Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Mechanics Modeling of Biological Systems, Biophysics; Nanomagnetism, Phase transitions in complex oxides such as Multiferroics, Thermoelectric effects in magnetic nanostructures and topological phases of matter; Energy storage devices, Biosensors; Quantum Dissipation & Decoherence; Experimental High Energy Physics; Quantum Field Theory, String Theory and Black Holes, Soft condense Matter, 2D dilute magnetic semiconductor, photovoltaic and solar cell device, Light Emitting Devices.
Mathematics Queueing Theory, Stochastic models, Applied Probability, Control of Queues, Complex Analysis, Complex Dynamics and Fractals, Soft Computing, Optimization Theory, Numerical Analysis, Computational Fluid dynamics, Combinational Matrix Theory, Spectral Graph Theory, Functional Analysis, Variational inequalities, Complementarity problems, Data mining and Portfolio Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Bio-fluid dynamics, Finite groups and p-groups.

2) School of Earth, Ocean & Climate Sciences: 

Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Satellite and Physical Oceanography, Tropical Meteorology and Monsoon, Extreme events, Cyclones, Severe thunderstorm and lightning, Atmosphere and Ocean Modeling, Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Aerosols and Climate, Urban Climatology, Cloud-Aerosol Interactions, Energy and Climate.
Geology Ore Geology, Structural Geology, Mechanics and physics of earthquakes, fault slip and landslides, Bayesian inference techniques, physics of friction, rock mechanics, Near surface geophysics, Time-lapse microgravity, and Engineering geophysics, Micropalaeontology, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, Hydrogeochemistry, Geothermics, Environmental Geochemistry, Coal Geology, Coal Characterisation.

3) School of Electrical Sciences:

Computer Science Networks and Security, Cryptography, Software Testing, Formal Verification, Distributed Algorithms, Time-Varying Network Algorithms, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Computer Vision, Mission Learning and Software Engineering, Complex Networks.
Electronics and Communication Engineering Antenna Design, Microwave Communication, Radar and Sonar Systems, RF Circuit Design, Optical Communication, Fiber-Wireless Networks, Cognitive Radio, Wireless Sensor Networks, Digital Signal Processing, Detection and Estimation, Speech Processing, Biomedical Signal Processing, Medical Image Analysis, Image and Video Processing, Biometrics, Analog and Digital VLSI Design, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and Embedded Systems.
Power Systems, Power Transmission and Distribution Protection, Power Electronics and Drives, Power Quality, Renewable, and Distributed Generation, High Voltage Engineering, System Modelling and Control, Smart Grid, Power System Operations, Control System and Electric Vehicle.

4) School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management:

Economics Open macroeconomics and Natural Resource Economics. Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Management, and Climate Change and Rural Development, Mining Economics, Financial Management, Health Economics
English Commonwealth Studies, Indian Diaspora Literature, Travel Writings/Autobiographies/Memoirs, Indian Writing in English. Postcolonial World Literature, Native North American Literature, Indigenous Literature Written in English, Indian Writing in English, ELT, Cross-cultural Communication, Business Communication.
Psychology Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurolinguistics, Positive Psychology and Psychology of Personality, Clinical Psychology, Consumer Behaviour, Cyberpsychology (online Behaviour)

5) School of Infrastructure (Civil Engineering):

  •  Water Resources Engineering: Hydraulics, Hydrology, Watershed Management.
  • Structural Engineering: Structural Dynamics, Concrete Technology, Construction Technology.
  • Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Dynamics, Soil-structure Interaction, Ground Improvement, Offshore Geotechnology.
  • Transportation Engineering: Transportation planning, Traffic Engineering, Pavement Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering: Water and Wastewater Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Waste to Energy.

6) School of Mechanical Sciences:
Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Large Eddy Simulation, Heat Transfer, Inverse Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Heat Transfer, Bio-Heat Transfer, Thermal System Optimization, Radiation Heat Transfer in Participating Medium, Conjugate Heat Transfer, Acoustics, Composite Materials, Sandwich Structures, Fracture Mechanics, Composite Materials, Smart Composite Structures, Vibration, Solid Mechanics, Robotics, Manufacturing, Pulse Heat Transfer in Manufacturing Analysis, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Control, Industrial Noise Control, Condition Monitoring, Product Development, Entrepreneurship,Conventional Machining, Modeling & Simulation of Machining Process, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Reverse Engineering, Laser Material Processing, Non-conventional Machining, Multiscale methods for Fracture, Molecular Dynamics; Fracture in Multiphysics problems; structural dynamics.

7) School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering: 

Molecular Dynamics modeling of phase formation, Friction Stir Welding, Hybrid joining, Batteries, Polymer-Nanocomposite, Multiferroic oxide solar cells.

Official Website: www.iitbbs.ac.in.

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