JOB POST: Post-Doctoral Positions at IIT Palakkad [Multiple Vacancies]: Applications Open


Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Positions in the areas of Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Humanities and Social Sciences for research work at IIT Palakkad.
Note that a postdoctoral fellow needs to identify a faculty member with whom he/she would like to be associated. The application should be submitted only after you have identified the mentor and obtained his/ her consent.

  1. Holders of Doctoral degree from any recognized Institute/University are eligible to apply within five years of getting their doctoral degree.
  2. Maximum Age shall be 35 years at the time of applying (relaxation as per GOI rules will be given for women/SC/ST/PwD/OBC candidates)
  3. Ph.D. students, who have submitted their thesis, also are eligible to apply. However, they have to submit the provisional/degree certificate within 6 months from the date of appointment as an Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF).
  4. If it is not submitted within the time limit, the appointment will stand canceled or a decision will be taken in consultation with the thesis processing authority.
  5. Normally, IITPKD Ph.D. scholars are not encouraged to apply for Institute PDF. However, outstanding candidates can apply.
  6. The candidate will have to identify a mentor in the Institute, get in contact with the mentor, and get his/her consent.
  7. The mentor will have to send a confidential letter of recommendation to the Dean R&D.

The duration of the fellowship will be initially for a period of 2 years, extendable for a further period of one more year based on the progress of the PDF and the recommendation of the Department.


Between Rs.45,000-55,000/- consolidated (depending upon experience and qualification). Suitable Hostel / Campus accommodation as per IIT norms will be provided if requested and if available. A contingency grant of Rs.1,00,000/- per annum will be provided to the Post-Doctoral Fellow for research purposes.

How to Apply?

To apply online, click here.


Phone Number: 04923 226 300

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