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IIEST, Shibpur - Admission to Ph.D. Programme July Cycle 2022

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)
Admission to Ph.D. Programme
July Cycle 2022
Applications are invited for admission to the PhD programme (July Cycle, 2022) of the Institute through online mode in all disciplines of Engineering & Technology, Science, Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, and Humanities & Social Sciences. For eligibility criteria, submission deadlines, seat matrix and other details please visit:

The applicants are required to fill-in the form from the following link-

The applicants are also required to download a pdf copy of PhD admission form attached with this notice, fill in the form and upload a copy of the same while submitting the online application.

Last date of online submission is May 18, 2022.

    + Important Dates#

    Sl. No. Event Date
    1. Online application starts Institute website publication date
    2. Last date of submission of online application with payment of application fee 18.05.2022
    (11:59 P.M.)
    3. Publication of shortlist of candidates to be called for written test and or interview/ counselingin the Institute website To be notified in the institute’s website
    4. Date(s) of written test and or interview/counseling
    5. Publication of final list of selected candidates for Ph.D. admission, July cycle2022in the Institute website
    6. Date(s) of admission
    #Please visit the Institute website ( regularly for any updates about subsequent amendments in the advertisement and results. No correspondence in any form in this regard will be made by the Institute with an individual candidate.

    The dates given above are tentative. Any changes in the dates will be indicated on thewebsite.

    + Important Guidelines for Ph.D. Application

    Applications are invited for admission to the Ph.D. Program (Institute Fellowship, Individual Fellowship i.e. CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE etc., Sponsored Research Project & Sponsored Candidates categories of the Institute) in the July cycle 2022 in all disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, and Humanities & Social Sciences. Admission to the candidates in the reserved category will be done as per the notification of the Government of India. Applicants are required to apply online only at

    Application fee is Rs. 1500/- for OC/OBC(NCL)/EWS and Rs. 1000/- for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

    The candidates are advised to read each and every instruction given in this Information Brochure very carefully before applying online.
    • A candidate with M.Tech./M.E./Integrated M.Tech /M.Arch./M.Plan./M.T.R.P./M.Sc./M.A. and/or B.Tech. degree fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria (Section 5, page no. 6 to 8) can apply to any one of the Departments/Centres/Schools listed in the Table (page no. 8 to 13). No request for considering the candidature in department, other than in which applied, will be entertained.
    • A candidate can apply more than one Departments/Centres/Schools. Separate application to be made by paying requisite fee for each application.
    • Selection of candidates will be based on an initial screening followed by their performance in the written test and or interview/counseling for this cycle for all categories of admission. Appearing in the written test and or interview/counseling process does not give the guarantee of selection. Candidates have the sole responsibility to be present in the written test and or interview/counseling process on the scheduled date and time. Institute shall not entertain any appeal in this regard for failing to appear at the scheduled written test and or interview/counseling process for any reason.
    • Mere fulfilling of eligibility requirements does not ensure shortlisting. Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates to be called for written test and or interview/counseling process. Depending on the number of applications received, Institute/Department(s) may set the criteria higher than the minimum eligibility requirements for shortlisting candidates for written test and or interview/counseling process.
    • IIEST, Shibpur shall not be responsible for wrong entries and technical error(s) while making the online application/payment of the fee.
    • Admission shall be offered subject to the availability of seats, faculty members in the respective specializations and availability of Institute Fellowships.
    • All candidates are advised to visit regularly the Institute website ( any updates about subsequent amendments in the advertisement and results. No correspondence in any form in this regard will be made by the Institute with an individual candidate.
    • The admission shall be purely provisional subject to the confirmation that they satisfy the prescribed eligibility conditions.
    • Hostel accommodation is not guaranteed. A limited number of hostel accommodations are available which will be allocated on a preferential basis.
    • Category of Applications:
      • Regular Candidates with Institute fellowship
      • Candidates with Individual Fellowship (CSIRNET JRF/UGCNET JRF/ICMR/DST-INSPIRE etc.)
      • Candidates from Sponsored Research Project
      • Sponsored Candidates
    • Maximum Age Limit:
      • Institute Fellowship Category applicable (as on on the last date of receiving application)
        • For OC Male applicants: 30 years
        • For SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PwD) and Female applicants: 35 years
        • For OBC (NCL) applicants: 33 years
      • Individual Fellowship
        • As per guidelines of funding agency
      • Candidates from Sponsored Research Project
        • As per guidelines of funding agency
      • Sponsored Candidates
        • As per guidelines of sponsoring organization
    • Reservation for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/EWS/PwD Categories: The Institute shall follow the reservation policies of the MHRD, Govt. of India. Certificate for EWS/OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/PwD will be as per Govt. of India Rules. For OBC (NCL) category, the format for certificates must be as per DoPTOM No.36036/2/2013-Estt (Res) dated 30.05.2014 and for EWS category, the format for certificates must be as per DoPTOM No.36039/1/2019-Estt (Res) dated 31.01.2019. OBC (NCL)/EWS certificate must be issued on or after April 1, 2022. OBC(NCL)/EWS certificate issued on or after April 1, 2021 will be accepted to appear forwritten test and or interview/counseling. However, admission offered, if any, will be provisional, and subject to submission of OBC (NCL)/EWS certificate issued on or after April 1, 2022 latest by 30.09.2022 and failing which their admission shall stand canceled.
    • All candidates who are eligible for admission but whose results are yet to be declared, shall be allowed for provisional admission, if selected, on production of Course Completion Certificate from appropriate authorities. Similarly all eligible candidates who are migrating from other University/Institute shall be allowed for provision admission, if migration certificate or no objection certificate from the University/Institute last attended cannot be submitted at the time of admission. They shall be required to submit their results of the qualifying degree examinations and migration certificate (as applicable) by 30.09.2022 and failing which their admission shall stand canceled.
    • Students shall be governed by Ph.D. ordinance/ regulations in vogue.
    • If selected, all the original documents will be verified during physical reporting for admission. If anything found wrong, applicants admission shall stand canceled.
    • Selected candidates under Institute fellowship or Individual fellowship category, who are engaged in other Institute/organization as research scholar or other designation, shall be allowed to join in the Ph.D. program after submission of withdrawal order / acceptance of resignation from the institution/organization where they were engaged. The date of beginning of scholarship shall be the date of joining which cannot be earlier than the date of withdrawal order / acceptance of resignation.

    + Instructions to Fill the Online Application Form

    • Fill up the ONLINE application form with appropriate data with the following:
    • In the online application form: (i) the candidate has to write within 100 words why he/she wants to pursue Ph.D. and why in IIEST, Shibpur; (ii) he/she has to write a Statement of Problem (SOP) within 500 words about his/her proposed research work. Please note that you have to upload your digital photograph and signature in image format.
    • Download a pdf copy of PhD admission form the Institute website ( under Ph.D. admission section. Fill up the form and upload a copy of the same while you are submitting the online application. You have to submit the original copy of this application form if selected for admission.
    • Payment of application fee has to be made in the following Institutes Bank account only and upload the scan copy / pdf copy of the receipt while you are submitting online application.
      Bank Name: UCO Bank
      Branch Name: BESU Branch
      MICR No.: 700028178
      Account Number: 23690110000489
      IFSC Code: UCBA0002369
      Account Type: Savings Account
    Please note that:
    • Candidates must fill/enter their CGPA or percentage of marks as issued by their institute/college/university. Candidate must not convert their CGPA into percentage and vice-versa.
    • Online application submitted by the candidates shall be considered final and binding. Requests for making correction in the online application shall not be entertained.
    Please note that sending of hard copy of the application form is not required.
    Additional instructions to the candidates with B.Tech.M.Tech.
    Dual Degree Candidates are advised to fill up the Academic Qualification option in the online application format as
    • Graduate degree: Fill up the CGPA / % Marks up to 8th Semester (year of passing: 8th Semester Examination year).
    • Post Graduate degree: Fill up the CGPA / % Marks of the 7th to 10th Semester (year of passing: 10th Semester Examination year).

    + Research Specialization with allied branches and degrees to be considered:

    Research Specialization with allied branches and degrees to be considered in the different Departments/Centres/ Schools is listed below:
    Name of the Department / Center / School Allied departments / branches Degree to be Considered for allied departments / branches Research Specializations
    Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Sc. (Engg.) or an equivalent postgraduate degree Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Hydromechanics, Hydraulics, Hydraulic Structure, Aerodynamics, Micro-fluidics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Robotics, Mechatronics, Fluid Power System, CAD/CAM, Computational and Experimental Solid Mechanics, Plasticity, Fracture, Fatigue, Biomechanics, Propulsion and Combustion, Thermal and Heat transfer, Earthquake Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Structural Dynamics and Vibration, Aerospace Structure, Nonlinear Dynamics
    Architecture, Town and Regional Planning Civil Engineering Geography, Economics, Sociology Management M.Arch. / M.Plan. / M.Des. or an equivalent postgraduate degree

    M.E. / M.Tech. (in Civil Engineering) or an equivalent post graduate degree

    M.A. (in Geography / Economics / Sociology) or an equivalent postgraduate degree

    MBA (in urban / rural management) / MBEM (in building engineering management)

    B.Arch. / B.Plan. / B.E. or B.Tech. (in Civil Engineering) / M.Sc. or M.A. (in Geography / Economics / Sociology)
    Urban Studies And Housing (Architectural / Urban Conservation, Rs And Gis, Tourism Planning, Urban Design, Urban Governance And Management), Urban / Regional Transportation And Infrastructure
    Planning, Sustainability And Climate Resilience (Blue Green Infrastructure, Cities And Climate Change, Climate Resilient, Ecosystem Based Services, Urban Design, Urban Heat Island), Disaster Mitigation & Management (Critical Infrastructure Protection (Cip), Rapid Visual Screening), Design (Service Design), Building Sciences & Technologies (Building Information Modelling (Bim), Construction Management, Energy Efficiency, Intelligent And Green Building, Thermal Comfort), History And Theory Of Architecture.
    Chemistry Nil M.Sc. / M.S. Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry
    Civil Engineering Applied Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Construction Engineering / Technology, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Environmental Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Ocean Engineering, Offshore Engineering Transportation Planning, Urban Planning M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Sc. (Engg.) / M.S. / M.Arch. / M.U.R.P. / M.Plan. / M.T.R.P Environmental Engineering
    Geotechnical Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Transportation Engineering
    Water Resources Engineering
    Science and
    Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics Engineering and Allied Disciplines, Mathematical Sciences M.Tech. / M.E. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, NLP, Social Networks, Bioinformatics

    Image and Video Processing: Image and Multimedia data Processing, Computer Vision

    Security and Networking: Network and Cyber security, IoT/Edge computing, Cyber Physical Systems, Hardware Security, Wireless communication, Wireless sensor network, Mobile crowd sensing, Vehicular ad hoc network

    Computer Architecture: High Performance Computing, Embedded Systems, VLSI Design and Test, Modelling and Design with Cellular Automata, Control System Design

    Algorithms and Applications: Algorithms, Combinatorics, Discrete and Combinatorial Geometry, Digital Geometry
    Earth Sciences Geology / Mineral Exploration M.Sc. / M.Sc. Tech. / M.Tech. in Geology / Applied Geology / Geosciences / Earth Science
    M.Tech. in Mineral Exploration / Engineering
    Geology / Petroleum Exploration / Geoexploration / Petroleum Geosciences
    Sedimentation modelling, Sedimentation & Basin Tectonics, Sequence stratigraphy, Tectonic Geomorphology Igneous Petrology, Metamorphic Petrology, Geochronology, Geochemistry
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Centre for Health Care Science & Technology M.Tech. / M.E. Control Systems
    Power and Energy Systems
    Power Electronics Machines and Drives
    Control Systems
    Electronics and
    on Engineering
    ECE/CS/EE M.E. / M.Tech. / MS Antenna Engineering
    VLSI Design
    Wireless communication and networking
    Image Processing
    Electronics Devices and Sensors
    Microwave Engineering
    Humanities and
    Social Sciences
    English Literature,
    Comparative Literature,
    Women Studies, Cultural
    Studies, Film Studies
    MA or equivalent Campus Literature, American Literature, Indian
    Writings in English, Partition Literature & Films,
    Cultural Studies
    Postcolonial Literatures and Theories, Literary Urban
    Studies, Environmental Humanities, Cultural Studies
    Computer Science and
    Technology/ Computer
    Science and Engineering
    Electronics and
    Engineering, Electronics
    Science, School of VLSI
    M. Tech. (in IT, CST/CSE,
    or equivalent)
    M. Sc. (in IT, Computer
    Science, Electronics or
    M. Tech. (in ETC/ECE or
    M. Sc. (in IT, Computer
    Science, Electronics or
    M. Sc.
    Theoretical Computer Science
    Machine Learning and Applications
    VLSI Design and Test, Logic Synthesis
    Image Processing and Analysis
    IoT, Edge Computing and IoT, IoT Communication,
    5G and beyond
    Information forensic and security
    Mathematics Physics
    Biological Sciences
    M.Sc. orEquivalent with at
    least one Mathematics
    subject in the masters
    Relativity & Cosmology: i) Astrophysics &
    ii) Theory of Relativity;
    Nonlinear Dynamics: i) Mathematical Biology, ii)
    Mathematical Ecology, iii)Artificial Neural Network
    Quantum Mechanics: i) Quantum Information
    Theory, ii) Quantum Communication Theory, iii)
    Quantum Scattering Theory
    Functional Analysis: i) Operator Theory, ii) Fixed
    point Theory, iii) Applied Functional Analysis, iv)
    Fuzzy Functional Analysis, v) Probabilistic Functional
    Theory of Elasticity
    Probability: i) Theoretical Probability, ii)
    Mathematical Theory of Reliability, iii) Inequalities &
    Theory of Majorization
    Fluid Mechanics
    Thermal Engineering,
    Production Engineering,
    Industrial Engineering,
    Power Engg/Power Plant
    Engineering Design,
    ME/MTech/Equiv in
    Mechanical Engineering
    or Allied Branches as
    specified herein
    (Bachelor’s degree must
    be in Mechanical
    Engineering or Allied
    Branches as specified
    Thermal & Fluid Sciences, CFD, Combustion Sc&
    Biomass & Bio-Energy, Biofuels
    Vibration & Control, Nonlinear Dynamics,
    Fuel Cell Technology
    Biomechanics, Biotribology
    Solar Energy, Greenhouse Technology
    Composite Materials
    Non-traditional machining
    Metallurgy and
    Materials Science and
    Engineering; Materials/
    Industrial Engineering;
    Electrical Engineering;
    Computer Science and
    Technology; Information
    M.Tech. / M.E. / M.Sc.
    (Engg.) or equivalent
    Structural Materials
    Manufacturing Technology
    Advanced Materials
    Composites and Nanomaterials
    Computation Materials Engineering and Machine
    Surface Engineering
    Chemistry; Physics M.Sc. or equivalent
    Occupational Safety &
    Health, Ergonomics
    (CHST), Bioengineering,
    Electronics and
    Engineering, Electrical
    Engineering, Civil
    Engineering, Geophysics
    or equivalent, Civil Engg.
    Environmental Engg.,
    Metallurgical Engg.,
    Polymer Engg./Science,
    Environmental Remote
    Sensing and GIS,
    M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Sc.
    (Engg.)/ M.Sc.
    Safety, Mining and Mining Machinery, Ergonomics,
    Application to Augment Safety Std, Processing of
    Mine Waste for Valuables, Extraction of metal
    values from tailings/ low grade ores, Design and
    optimization of Mineral Dressing
    process/equipment, Mining Machinery, Coal
    Mining, Occupational Safety & Health, Ergonomics.
    , Strata control, IOT in underground coal mines
    n capture, utilization, and Storage in Geological
    Environmental Pollution Control, Biomining, Coal
    Quality Upgradation
    Physics Electronic Science
    M.Sc/M.Sc (Engg)/ M.Tech. Quantum Field Theory
    Condensed Matter Physics
    Nanomaterials based Sensors
    Plasma Physics
    Schools and Centres
    Centre for
    Science and
    Aerospace Engineering
    and Applied Mechanics
    Computer Science and
    Information Technology
    Metallurgy & Materials
    M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Sc.
    (Engg.) or an equivalent
    postgraduate degree
    Biomedical Engg.
    Biomaterials/Tissue Engg.
    Stem cell biology
    Data analytics
    Physics, Chemistry M.Sc. or equivalent
    School of
    Materials, Green
    Energy and
    Sensor Systems
    Chemistry with
    Chemistry specialization,
    Physics with Condensed
    ronics specialization,
    Materials Science and
    Engineering /
    Technology, Electronics
    Device and Circuit,
    Renewable Science and
    Technology/ Engineering
    M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Sc. or
    an equivalent
    Advanced materials for energy generation and
    supercapacitive storage, Si and non-Si based
    advanced PV technologies, Nanobiosensors,
    Semiconductor based advanced optoelectronics
    School of VLSI
    Electronics and
    and VLSI /Electrical
    Engg./Electronics &
    r Science and
    Technology or Equivalent
    M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Sc.
    (Engg.) in in Electronics
    and Communication
    Engg. / Microelectronics
    and VLSI / VLSI Design /
    Electrical Engg. /
    Electronics &
    M.Sc. (Electronics /
    Microelectronics and VLSI
    Research SpecializationseviceModelling and 3D
    Integration, Microfabrication, Emerging Devices,
    Circuits and Systems, Analog-Mixed Signal Circuit
    Design and Test, Test and Diagnosis of Digital VLSI
    Circuits, SOC and 3D IC Testing
    School of
    Science and
    Life Sciences,
    Microbiology, Food
    Science and Nutrition
    M.Sc. or equivalent Probiotics, Biofuel from algae
    School of
    and Robotics
    Mechatronics, Electronics
    and Telecommunication
    Mechanical Engineering,
    Electrical Engineering,
    Systems Engineering,
    Electrical and Electronics
    M. E. / M. Tech. or
    Mechatronics and Robotics

    + Seat Matrix

    The Institute fellowships are available in the following Departments/Centres/Schools:
    Name of the Department / Center / School OC EWS OBC SC ST OCPWD EWSPWD OBCPWD SCPWD STPWD Total
    Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics 4 0 3 2 1   1       11
    Architecture, Town and Regional Planning 2 1 2 1 0           6
    Chemistry 3 1 2 1 0           7
    Civil Engineering 4 1 3 2 1           11
    Computer Science and Technology 2 1 2 0 1       1   7
    Earth Science 1 0 1 0 0           2
    Electrical Engineering 3 1 2 1 1 1         9
    Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 2 1 1 1 0     1     6
    Humanities and Social Sciences 1 0 0 0 0           1
    Information Technology 3 1 2 1 0           7
    Mathematics 2 1 2 1 0           6
    Mechanical Engineering 3 0 2 1 1           7
    Metallurgy and Materials Engineering 2 0 1 1 1           5
    Mining Engineering 1 0 1 1 1           4
    Physics 1 1 2 1 0 1         6
    Centre for Healthcare Science and Technology 1 0 0 0 0           1
    School of Advanced Materials, Green Energy and Sensor Systems 1 0 0 0 0           1
    School of VLSI Technology 1 0 0 0 0           1
    School of Community Science & Technology 1 0 0 0 0           1
    School of Mechatronics & Robotics 1 0 0 0 0           1
    Total 39 9 26 14 7 02 01 01 01   100
    Note: In absence of any applicant from PwD category, the seat reserved for PwD category will be filled by the candidate(s) who belong to the same category (without PwD).

    + Fees and other details for the Ph.D. program

    Every Research Scholar shall be required to pay the following fees at the time of joining. All Fees may be revised as per the decisions of the Institute authority. The candidates will be notified about such revisions through the Institute website.
    Sl. No. Item Amount per Semester (Rs.)#
    1. Enrolment Fee (One time and non-refundable) 3,000
    2. Research scholar Activity Fee 500
    3. Infrastructure Maintenance Fee 2500
    4. Examination Fee (One time and non-refundable) 1000
    5. Tuition Fee 7500
    6. Institute Caution Money (One time and refundable) 3000
    Total 17,500.00#
    #In addition to above an amount equals to the yearly premium for enrolling in compulsory medical insurance scheme of the students shall have to be paid. The exact amount of yearly insurance premium shall be intimated at the time of admission.
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