Institute Post-Doctoral fellowships are available in various academic Departments, Centres, Schools, and Inter-disciplinary programs. The tenure of Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows (IPDF) would be generally for two years (initially for one year and extendable for another year, subject to a satisfactory academic performance in the 1st year). There is a possibility for extension for the third year in exceptional cases.


Consolidated Salary + Contingency Grant: 

  1. Consolidated salary of Rs. 80,000/- per month with HRA as per Government of India norms (currently 27% of consolidated salary). 
  2. Non-lapsable contingency grant of Rs. 50,000/- per annum.


Eligibility & Evaluation:

Candidates who wish to be considered for such an appointment may be fresh PhDs or PhDs with less than two years of experience or research scholars who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting examination. 

  1. Candidates should be preferably below 32 years of age. 
  2. Academic units will evaluate these applications through a process similar to that of faculty selections. 
  3. The Search Committees meet regularly to consider the applications and arrange for invited seminars and/or interviews as the need arises.
  4. Please write to the respective Heads of Academic Divisions for specific information. 
  5. There is no last date for the applications.
  6. IIT Bombay's own PhD students are not eligible for this position.


Duties and Facilities: 

  1. A PDF will have a mentor whose area is closest to that of the IPDF.
  2. In addition to research, the Head of the Academic units may assign reasonable academic/administrative tasks depending on the need.
  3. Financial support is provided for one international conference during the tenure of the fellowship for the presentation of their research work done at IIT Bombay.
  4. Support for one national conference per year is also provided.

Click here for Application form for the position of Institute Post Doctoral Fellow. Application should be sent to the concerned Heads of the Department / School / Center.

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