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IIT(ISM) Dhanbad Post Doctoral Fellowship

IIT(ISM) Dhanbad Post Doctoral Fellowship



About the IIT(ISM) Dhanbad Post Doctoral Fellowship


The Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) may be awarded for a maximum period of three years, with initial offer for a period of 1 year extendable on yearly basis on satisfactory progress as certified by the Performance Assessment Committee (PAC). However, on unsatisfactory progress he/she may be terminated.

The selected PDFs will be attached to regular faculty members of the Institute, who will act as mentors. They will be attached to mentors primarily for facilitating their research work. He/she will work with the mentors rather work under them. PDFs will be eligible to serve as co-guides for guiding students enrolled for projects/dissertation work along with their mentors.

Apart from the research pursued by the post-doctoral fellow, his/her services will be utilized by the Department for teaching and research assistance in the departmental work including teaching, evaluation, handling tutorials, laboratory classes and research projects execution.

Apart from research work, PDFs be encouraged to seek external funding by submitting research proposals to different funding agencies.

Eligibility PhD holders (within 5 years of completion of Ph.D) with at least two papers (as first or corresponding author) in Journals of repute or SCI/SCIE is eligible to apply.
PhD holders of IIT (ISM) will not be eligible to apply for a period of two years from the date of award of PhD.

Age Maximum 35 years (to be relaxed as per Government of India guidelines).

Application Processing and Interview Applications received by the Office of Dean (R&D) will be forwarded to the concerned Departments Faculty Screening Committee for recommendation. The recommended candidates will be approved by the Central Faculty Screening Committee followed by interview. Such candidates will be reimbursed First AC to and fro fare from their place of stay by the shortest route for attending interview.

Candidates from abroad may be interviewed through Video conferencing /Skype. The composition of the Standing Selection Committee may be as follows:

  • • Dean (R&D) : Chairperson
  • • Dean (Academic) : Member
  • • Associate Dean (SR) : Member
  • • HOD of concerned Dept. : Member
  • • One member from Dept. : Member
  • • One expert member : To be nominated by Dean (R&D) in consultation with HOD.

Selection committee as per the above composition will be proposed to Chairman Senate for approval.

On approval from the Chairman Senate, offers will be sent to the selected candidates by the office of the Dean (R&D).

Amount of Fellowship and other benefits to PDFs

YEAR      Consolidated Fellowship per month (inclusive of all)

1st year      Rs. 60,000

2nd year    Rs. 60,000+5% increment

3rd year   – Rs. 63,000+ 5% increment

  • A contingency grant of Rs.75000/=
  • PDFs may be allowed to attend Conferences subject to availability of Fund in their contingency grant.
  • Medical benefits: PDF and their legal dependents will be provided free OPD facility and medicine available in the Health Centre. Indoor hospitalization facilities will also be provided in the Health Centre, if necessary. However, reimbursement facility will not be provided to PDFs and their legal dependents.
  • 30 days leave with fellowship will be provided per year. The leave can be availed on a pro rata basis of the fellowship completed.
  • A PDF may be granted maternity/paternity leave for a period as per government policy. Leave up to 6 weeks can also be granted for miscarriage including medical termination of pregnancy, if supported by a proper medical certificate. Such leave can be combined with any other leave due and will not entail any loss of financial assistantship.

Progress Report & Performance Appraisal PDFs shall present a progress report every six months to a Performance Appraisal Committee detailing the research work carried out and reprints/preprints/manuscripts of tile papers published/accepted for publication or communicated, patents filed, external funding obtained etc. for this purpose.

The composition of the PAC is follows:

  • Head of the Department : Chairperson (If HOD is mentor of a PDF then one of other members of the Committee will assume the role of Chairperson)
  • The Mentor : Member
  • Two faculty members in the area of research : Members Being carried out by the fellow

The PAC as per the above composition will be proposed by HOD to Chairman, Senate through Dean (R&D) for approval.

The PAC will meet every six months to assess the performance of the Fellow.

Termination-If the Post Doctoral Fellow wishes to leave the programme before the end of the tenure, he/she can do so with the prior approval of the PAC giving one month’s notice. The fellowship will be terminated by the Institute if the performance/ conduct of the fellow is unsatisfactory after giving one month’s notice to the Post Doctoral Fellow.

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