INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI
Admission to Ph.D., M.Tech., M.S.(R) Programmes
M. Tech./ M. S.(Research)/ M. Des. Programmes
The Institute runs a number of M. Tech./ M. Tech (High-Value Assistantship) and M. S. (Research) programmes offered by various Departments, Centres, and Schools. M. Tech. and M.S.(R) programmes mainly differ in the fraction of course and project/thesis credits. M. Tech. programmes may have upto two-thirds of the credits for the course work, while M.S.(R) programmes have two-thirds of the credits for the thesis component.
The minimum duration of M. Tech., M.S.(Research) and M. Des. programmes is 4 semesters (24 months) for full time and 6 semesters (36 months) for part-time programmes and M. Tech. (High-Value Assistantship) programmes.
The award of the Ph.D. degree is in recognition of high achievements, independent research, and application of scientific knowledge to the solution of technical and scientific problems. The creative and productive inquiry is the basic concept underlying the research work. The details of research programmes in various Departments/ Centres/ Schools are given in Annexure-I.
Minimum Qualification for Admission to full-time M.Tech./M.S.(R)
M.Tech./M.S.(Research) Programmes offered
Programme: M. Tech Biomedical Engineering
Programme Code: BMT#
For M. Tech. in Biomedical Engineering, the eligibility criteria for bachelors in medicine, dental sciences, veterinary sciences, and pharmacy shall be either GATE (if available) or other GATE equivalent national examinations. In other disciplines (Engineering subjects), requirement of a GATE score shall be as per institute norms.
Programme: M.S. (Research)
Programme: Biochemical Engg. & Biotechnology
Programme Code: BEY
Admission to the Ph.D. Programmes:
Admission to the Ph.D. programmes is normally made on the basis of an interview of eligible candidates conducted by the Department/Centre/School concerned, through its Department Research Committee (DRC) / Centre Research Committee (CRC)/ School Research Committee (SRC). DRC/CRC/SRC may decide to conduct a written test as well, or multiple interviews, or other ways or testing, in order to screen the candidates. Applications are invited from candidates by advertising the programmes in Employment News/web portals in March for the first semester and in October for the second semester every year.
Duration of the programmes: Minimum period of registration required for students with M.Tech. or equivalent qualifications is 2 years whereas those with B. Tech. or equivalent qualifications is 3 years. All candidates are allowed a maximum of 7 years for submission of their theses.
Minimum Qualification for Admission to full-time Ph.D. Programmes*
Research Programmes: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Institute offers research programmes leading to the degree of Ph.D. in the following Departments/Schools
Department of Biochemical Engg. & Biotechnology [Code BEZ].
Microbial and Enzyme Engineering: Analysis and design of microbial and enzyme reactors for production of industrially important products such as biofuels, industrial enzymes, biopolymers, organic solvents, biofertilizers and biopesticides etc.; development of bio-sensors for detection of various analytes; Whole cell catalyzed biotransformations.
Bioseparation and Downstream Processing: Membrane-based separation processes, chromatographic separation processes, Membrane processes for water recycle.
Metabolic engineering: Application of metabolic engineering principles for the development of cell factories for the production of important metabolites including renewable chemicals and therapeutic compounds.
Animal and plant cell culture: Development of cell culture techniques for cultivation of plant and animal cells in specialized reactors for production of therapeutic compounds.
Environmental Biotechnology: The development of reactors and processes for stabilization of organic and industrial wastes; Laccase engineering for treatment of textile effluents; Effect of environmental factors on microbial community dynamics.
Biochemistry and molecular biology: Industrial enzymes, development of recombinant clones for overproduction of enzymes and metabolites, development of expression systems in bacteria and yeasts, Human therapeutics production in yeast, bioenergetics and biological molecular machines, Nanoparticle-based drug delivery and protein-based nanodevices, cancer biology, microRNA biology.
Bioinformatics and Genomics: Genome editing with programmable nucleases; analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing data; traditional home-medicine and cancer big data analysis.
Biophotonics: Development of fluorescence and optical imaging methods for detection of single molecules to the whole cell. Application of these methods for biosensing of pathogenic microbes and cancer cells.
Kusuma School of Biological Sciences [Code BLZ]
Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Chemical Biology, Cellular Biophysics, protein folding & misfolding with focus on infectious diseases and non-communicable disorders, Chaperone-assisted protein folding, Molecular biophysics of protein folding, unfolding and conformational properties, Cognitive and computational neuroscience, Viral diseases, Nanoparticle-based targeting, Structural Biology, Diagnostic Virology, Cancer Biology, Plant-based therapeutics, Marine Bioprospecting, insulin signaling and insulin resistant diabetes, Leishmaniasis, ion channel and receptor biology, Host-pathogen interaction.
Submission of Application is only through online procedure. Candidates are NOT required to send hard copy of the application form and bank challan. Online submission of the application form may be made by accessing the Institute website <http://www.iitd.ac.in/pgadmission>. Candidates belonging to General/OBC category are required to pay for each application form a fee of Rs. 200/- and the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH categories are required to pay Rs. 50/-. The bank charges will be borne by the candidate.
Refund of Fees
The whole amount of fees/other charges deposited by the students will be refundable after deduction of Rs.1,000/- if the candidates do not join the programme after paying the dues and leave the Institute by applying for refund on or before the date of registration. On resignation after registration, only security deposit will be refunded.
For refund of fees and/or security deposit the student must apply on the prescribed form available from the P.G. Section, IIT Delhi or the Institute Website : http:// www.iitd.ac.in.
Submission of online application commences on: March 09, 2019 (12.00 noon)
Last date for submission of online application and application fee: March 30, 2019 (04.00 pm)
Range of dates for Test / Interview: May 10, 2019 – June 07, 2019
Date of Orientation and Registration for new students: July 19-20, 2019
Commencement of classes: July 22, 2019
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