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IIT Guwahati -Admission-Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship IPDF-National (N-IPDF) Foreign (F- IPDF)

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Advertisement for Admission to Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship IPDF-Both National (N-IPDF) & Foreign (F- IPDF)- Program for the Academic Year 2022-23

1. Applications are invited for selection under Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship (IPDF) program at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) in all Departments/Centres/Schools. Both Indian (N-IPDF) and Foreign Nationals (F-IPDF) are eligible to apply for IPDF. If selected, a foreign national candidate will have to obtain the required permission from the concerned authority of the Indian Government before joining the Institute.

2. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS Completed online applications in all respects received in the Research & Development section (R&D), IIT Guwahati on or before 15.09.2022 (Thursday), 5.00 PM will be considered for the selection process.


  • PhD degree holders with all along first class or equivalent and having consistently a good academic record

  • From the PhD work, minimum 2 (Two) research publications in peer-reviewed journals / conference proceedings

  • Not completed 2 (Two) years from the date of PhD defense to IPDF application submission deadline.

  • A PhD degree holder from IIT Guwahati is eligible to apply only after gaining one year of post-PhD relevant experience elsewhere other than IITG, and the opted mentor(s) is other than his/her PhD supervisor(s).

  • AGE LIMIT: Maximum age of the IPDF applicant should be 35 years as on the date of deadline of IPDF application submission. It may be relaxed as per GOI norm, i.e. by 5 years for women, SC/ST; 3 years for OBC(NCL) and 10 years for PWD category candidates. A person who comes under more than one category, shall be eligible for only one benefit of relaxation which shall be considered most beneficial to him/her.

  • N-IPDF/F-IPDF: Both Indian and Foreign nationals are eligible to apply for IPDF. If selected, before joining the Institute, a foreign national candidate will have to obtain required permission from the concerned authority of the Government of India.


  • Look into the “Joint Research Concept Notes” (JCN) after registration.

  • Both the National and Foreign Candidates can apply based on any one of the Joint Concept Note.

  • The IPDF applicants will submit their Research Proposal using the “Project Proposal Template” provided as an attachment, in line with their research interest against the chosen “Joint Concept Note” along with other documents.

  • The candidates will have to download the Project Proposal Template for the preparation of the Proposal from the Project Proposal Submission area, OR, Candidate can download the Project Proposal Template from

  • The candidates will have to upload the Full PROJECT PROPOSAL against their chosen Joint Research Concept Note in the prescribed “PROJECT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE” .

  • One candidate is eligible for choosing only one Joint Concept Note and can submit the application form along with the Project Proposal only once.

  • A prospective N-IPDF or F-IPDF candidate can apply for any advertised concept note irrespective of any specialization he or she belongs to.

  • In the IPDF Application Portal, the candidates will have to first fill in their details after clicking on "Register New Candidate".

  • After successful submission of details, the Candidates will be able to log in using their registered email and chosen password.

  • After login, the Candidate can verify their chosen Concept Note and then click on the “Apply” button against the respective chosen Concept Note.

  • Click on the “Proceed” button that appeared on the popup box to go to the Project Proposal Submission area.

  • Candidates will have to upload all the relevant academic documents (which will appear in the next section of the application) before final submission of the application cum proposal.

  • Candidates have the flexibility to save and edit the Project Proposal and uploaded Relevant Files at any time until the final submission of the application.

  • After clicking on “Final Submit”, the application will be submitted and no further modifications can be made.

  • Candidates can view their full application after submission by logging in again to the portal.

  • Click on the link to apply:


The applications received against the advertisement will be shortlisted at the Departments/Centres/Schools and Institute level. The selection will be based on three (03) rounds of screeing-cum-selection processes by subject experts, interviews at the Department level & finally at the Institute level. The shortlisted candidates will be intimated by the respective Department/Centre/School.


Indian Candidates called for interview are eligible for reimbursement of to and fro AC II tier railway fare by the shortest route from the address of correspondence. Foreign nationals are exempted from appearing personally before the selection committee. Such candidates shall be interviewed through video conferencing mode.

7. TENURE FOR IPDF IPDF tenure is initially for one year and may be extended till the 2nd year based on the performance. No extension will be given to IPDF beyond 2 years term at IIT Guwahati.


The IPDFs are eligible for the following:

(i). Fellowship Amount:

  • An annual increment of Rs.6000/- is granted based on the satisfactory performance as per the assessment report of the PAC subject to the following conditions:

  • After the increment the consolidated pay is to be less than or equal to Rs.66,000/-

  • After the increment, if the consolidated pay amount exceeds Rs.66,000/-, then the consolidated pay will be fixed as Rs.66,000/- and it will remain same further.

(ii). Contingency Grant: Contingency grant for IPDFs will be provided as follows: 1st and 2nd Year of the PDF programme: Rs.50,000/- [Lapsable]

(iii). Permission to participate in National/International Conference with academic leave: Subject to availability of money in the allocated contingency grant for the IPDF and academic leave, as well as recommendations of the mentor and the concerned HoD/HAC and approval of the DoRD, an IPDF will be able to participate in National/International Conference.

(iv). Accommodation: No accommodation will be provided to IPDF candidates on campus. However, IPDFs can avail House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per the prevailing Institute approved HRA rate. Any possibility of on-campus accommodation in future will be intimated as and when it is available.

(v). Medical Benefits: The IPDF will have OPD facility of IIT Guwahati Dispensary only. His/her spouse and maximum two children will also have access to OPD facility of IIT Guwahati Dispensary only.

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