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PhD Chemistry Admissions 2021 – IIT Bhubaneswar

IIT Bhubaneswar invites applications for PhD Chemistry Admissions 2021.

PhD Chemistry Admissions 2021 – IIT Bhubaneshwar

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar invites application for admission to PhD Program from eligible candidates for the year 2021-22(Autumn Semester). IIT Bhubaneswar PhD Admissions 2021. Check out all the details on the same page below.

Department: Chemistry

Thrust Areas in Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry

(i) Protein Chemistry & Spectroscopy, Structure-Function Elucidation of Various Small Heat Shock Proteins Related to Different Diseases (Cataract, Leprosy, and Tuberculosis).

(ii) AAA+ATPase, Screening, and validation of Antibacterial and Anticancer drugs

Thrust Areas in Inorganic Chemistry

(i) Synthesis and Coordination Aspects of Homo and Heterometallic Complexes ; Metal-Based Anticancer /Imaging Agents; Functional Materials and Luminescent Materials; Nanoparticle-Based Sensors.

(ii) Biomedicinal Chemistry: T1, T2, and paraCEST based MRI contrast agent; Ionic Liquids:

Applications in energy storage devices like Lithium-Ion Batteries; Fluorogenic and Chromogenic Chemosensor: Sensing and Bioimaging of cations, anions and some hazardous and explosive molecules/ions; Coordination Chemistry: Synthesis of [nxn] grid complexes of 3d/4f metal complexes and their magneto chemistry and Emission properties; Bioinorganic perspective of coordination complexes: Stabilization of unusually high oxidation states of metal ions.

Thrust Areas in Organic Chemistry

(i) Heterocyclic Chemistry, Asymmetric synthesis using chiral pool approach; Enantioselective catalysis and new reaction methods; New molecular entities with biological properties; Dipolar Cycloadditions; C-H functionalization, Pericyclic reactions, Metathesis, Umpolung chemistry, Radical chemistry, traditional & newer functional group transformations for application in marine alkaloids synthesis, terpenoids and polyketide based natural products, Anticancer and Antimicrobial activities of plant-derived natural products.

(ii) Carbohydrate Chemistry, novel synthetic methods development, Bioactive Natural and Unnatural Products synthesis

(iii) Supramolecular Chemistry, Molecular Recognition through Solid State; Metal-Organic and Covalent Open Frame (MOF and COF) Compounds.

(iv) Polymer chemistry: Synthesis of Chiral Polymers and their applications in chiral induction; Synthesis of Achiral and Chiral Resins and their applications in synthesis; PIL stabilized metal nanoparticles and their applications; Polyelectrolyte-DNA interaction studies; PILs for gas separation membranes; Synthesis of MIPs and resins for nuclear waste treatment; Synthesis of (RAFT derived) ionic, pH, temperature and solvent responsive homo- and block copolymers towards their self-assembling for drug delivery.

(v) Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Peptides using CD, Fluorescence, ITC, and NMR. Redesigning known drugs for other Therapeutic applications.

Thrust Areas in Physical, Theoretical, and Computational Chemistry

(i) Molecular modelling; Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations.

(ii) Development and application of multi-configurational Quantum Mechanical Methods to study energetics and dynamics of bound and transient states; Investigation of photochemical reactions in the non-adiabatic (“beyond-Born- Oppenheimer”) realm; Computational modeling of chemical reactions using quantum mechanical (QM) and mixed quantum mechanical – molecular mechanical (QM/MM) methods; Investigation of bacterial resistance toward beta-lactam based antibiotic drugs using QM /MM methods.

Eligibility Criteria for Project Scholar:

PhD (Basic Science)

  • Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Masters or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with a consistently good academic record. A provisional certificate is acceptable.
  • Minimum 55% marks or 6.0 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) in the Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in appropriate discipline with a consistently good academic record. A provisional certificate is acceptable.
  • Minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA (in a 10-point scale) is required in all other examinations. A single relaxation up to 10% marks either at Xth or XIIth level examination or equivalent is permitted.
    The candidate must have a valid GATE score or have secured a UGC/CSIR-NET JRF.

Note: The scholars working in sponsored research projects at IIT Bhubaneswar can apply for the PhD Programme if they meet the applicable eligibility criteria for admission and have at least two years of fellowship tenure remaining, counting from the academic session or semester in which they are seeking admission. If such a candidate intends to be considered for Institute Research Assistantship after the tenure of the project is over, he/she must present a valid GATE score at that point of time or provide evidence of a valid GATE score used in the year of admission into M.Tech. or equivalent programme.

Application Fee (Non-refundable):

For General and OBC Candidates: Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only)
For SC/ST/PwD Candidates: Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred Fifty Only)


Application Fee (Non- refundable): USD 50 for all category (Foreign Nationals). Application fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances. Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

Last date for submission of online application : 20th April, 2021 11:00 PM

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