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CSIR IIP Dehradun PhD Admission 2018 Eligibility, dates

CSIR-IIP announces PhD Program Admissions 2018


CSIR-IIP invites applications for PhD Program under the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) in Chemical Science, Biological Science and Chemical Engineering from eligible candidates, for the January 2018 Session


The research topics offered during PhD cover specialized areas of:


Chemical Science - Adsorption/Absorption Processes; Advanced Functional Materials; Algal Biofuels; Analytical Chemistry; Biomass for Chemicals, Fuels and Energy; Carbon Nanomaterials; Catalysis (Homogeneous and Heterogeneous); Catalytic Processes for Biofuels & Chemicals; Catalyst Deactivation; CO2 to Fuels and Energy; E-waste Valorisation; Green Chemistry; Hydrogen Generation; Hydroprocessing;  Lignin Valorisation; Lubricants and Additives; Materials Chemistry/Physics; Nanocatalysis; Nanomaterials for Energy; Organic Chemistry; Petrochemicals; Petro-refining Process; Renewable Fuels; Solvent Extraction; Specialty Chemicals; Surfaces and Interfaces; Tribochemistry; Utilization of Methane for Clean Energy and Chemicals; Value Addition of Heavy Crude Oils


Biological Science: Bio-catalytic Transformation for Bio-chemicals; Biomass Derived Biofuels; Environmental Bioremediation; Microbial Genomics, Proteomics and Lipidomics


Chemical Engineering: Fluid Catalytic Cracking; Mass Transfer; Process intensification; Reaction Engineering



PhD Program in Chemical Sciences , Biological Science and Chemical Engineering, under Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), fulfilling the following eligibility criteria:

For PhD in Chemical Science: Master's degree with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of chemical Sciences. The candidate should be having a valid National level fellowship (JRF/SRF of various funding agencies, e.g. CSIR, UGC, DBT, DST etc.), INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships

For PhD in Biological Science: Master's degree with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Life sciences Or related Biological Science. The candidate should be having a valid National level fellowship (JRF/ SRF of various funding agencies, e.g. CSIR, UGC etc.), or INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships

PhD in Chemical Engineering: (a) Candidates with a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering having a good academic record and valid UGC/CSIR-JRF/ SRF or equivalent fellowship can apply o;r  Candidates having following qualifications are eligible to apply:

B.E. / B. Tech with CGPA 8.5 * + valid GATE / NET (Eng) (Rank <2000)

Applicants qualifying their degree in percentage shall use the formula, CGPA= (Percentage + 5) /10. Applicants with percentage ≥ 95% shall fill 10 CGPA. Project Assistants, Senior Research Fellows and CSIR Scientists are also eligible to apply


Selection Procedure

Shortlisted candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be called for test and / or interview; based on the academic record and performance of the candidates in the test and /or interview, the committee recommends names of the selected candidates for the PhD Program

Final list of selected candidates for PhD program will be announced on this webpage and AcSIR webpage. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the screening test and/or interview or at the time of joining



Interested candidates has to apply for online at http://acsir.res.in. Select "CSIR-IIP" as the CSIR lab preference in the pull down menu in the first page of the application form; the application once submitted can be edited until the last date for submission of application

For more details visit website www.iip.res.in


Important Dates


Commencement of Online Application Process: 22nd September 2017


Last Date of Submission of Online Application Form: 26th October 2017


Intimation to Shortlisted Candidates (on web): 31st October 2017


Aptitude Test / Interviews: 27th November to 8th December 2017


Declaration of Results (on web): 20th December 2017


Enrolment: 8th to 9th January 2018


Commencement of Academic Session: 12th January 2018


CSIR IIP Dehradun

CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - CSIR), P.O-IIP Mohkampur, Hardwar Road, Dehradun-248005 (Uttrakhand), Email: director@iip.res.in, Website www.iip.res.in