Last Updated: 9th April, 2014

IIT Bhubaneswar M.Tech Admission 2014

IIT Bhubaneswar invites applications for the admission year 2014-15 to the
Joint M. Tech. – Ph. D. Programme in:
  • Applied Geosciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Climate Science & Technology
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Power System Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Thermal Science and Engineering

This programme has been designed to encourage bright students with research aptitude to enroll themselves for Ph.D. after completion of 3rd Semester of M.Tech. Programme. Desirous students  having CGPA 8.0 and above at the end of 3rd Semester of the M. Tech. programme are eligible to opt for Ph. D. Otherwise a candidate can continue with his M.Tech. programme if he is not qualified for Ph.D. programme.

Students selected for Ph.D. Programme will have to complete the two year academic requirements of M.Tech. Programme before enrolment into Ph.D. and they will be awarded both the degrees together upon completion of Ph.D. programme successfully.

Start date for online application : 2nd April 2014
Last date for online application : 30th April 2014
Last date for receiving hard copy of application : 2nd May 2014


Joint M. Tech. – Ph. D. Programme Previous Degree Essential/Desirable Requisite
Applied Geosciences First Class in M. Sc. in Geology/ Applied Geology / Geological Sciences/ Geophysics/ Exploration Geophysics along with valid GATE score. Mathematics or Physics at B. Sc. Level essential
Civil Engineering First Class in B. Tech./ B.E. in Civil Engineering or equivalent along with valid GATE score.
Climate Science & Technology First Class in M. Sc. In Atmospheric Science/Marine Science/ Oceanography/ Meteorology/ Physics/Chemistry/ Mathematics along with valid GATE score. Mathematics or Physics at B. Sc. Level essential
First Class in B. Tech./B.E. in Civil Engineering/Applied Mechanics/ Aeronautical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Computer Science & Engineering or equivalent along with valid GATE score.
Electronics & Communication Engineering First Class in B.Tech./ B.E. or equivalent in Electrical, Electronics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering or equivalent along with valid GATE score. Electronics & Communication Engineering
Power System Engineering First Class in B.Tech./ B.E. or equivalent degree in Electrical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering or equivalent (with valid GATE score in Electrical Engineering). Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering First Class in M.Sc. Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Geoscience or First class in B. Tech./B.E. or equivalent Metallurgy, Material Science/Engineering, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical Engineering along with valid GATE score. Mathematics at B.Sc. level is desirable in case of M. Sc.
Mechanical Systems Design First Class B. Tech. /B. E. or Equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (with valid GATE score) Mechanical Engineering
Thermal Science and Engineering First Class B. Tech. /B. E. or Equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (with valid GATE score) Mechanical Engineering

The Government of India rules regarding reservation of seats are followed for OBC/SC/ST candidates and Physically challenged persons (PC).

 Fee structure:

Fees Regular Sponsored
Caution Money (Refundable) 12,000/- 12,000/-
One Time Fee 5,900/- 5,400/-
Semester Fee 10,000/- 30,000/-
Hostel Charges 19,300/- 19,300/-
Annual Fee 1,200/- 1,200/-
Grand Total 48,400/- 67,900/-
Grand Total for SC/ST Category 43,400/- 67,900/-
*100% Tuition fee waiver for SC/ST students except Sponsored Category
*100% Training & Placement fee waiver for QIP students only.

 Sponsored Candidates

Candidates satisfying the eligibility and selection criteria and in service in the following establishments: i) Defence or other ministries of the Government of India or any other government organizations; ii) Established industrial research and development organizations; iii) Autonomous bodies and public undertakings and iv) Universities/Colleges are eligible for admission to the program as Sponsored Candidates.


Selection of candidate is based on performance in GATE and personal interview/written test or both. The weightage for GATE Score and written test/interview will be 70% and 30% respectively.
Personal interviews will conducted at IIT Bhubaneswar
Note: A candidate who fails to appear for the Personal Interview/Written Test will not be considered for admission.


Students who are admitted in the Joint M.Tech. – Ph. D. programme will receive an assistantship of Rs.8000/- per month for the first two years and the students who are permitted to continue with the Ph.D. Programme will receive an additional assistantship of Rs.4000/- per month in the second year of their study. On completion of M.Tech. programme and after enrolment for Ph.D. these candidates will receive an assistantship of Rs.18,000 per month. However, the additional assistantship will be paid retrospectively after the Ph. D. registration.

 Application Fee:

Application fee is Rs.300 for General and OBC candidates and Rs.150 for SC/ST/PC candidates drawn in favour of “IIT Bhubaneswar” on any nationalized bank payable at Bhubaneswar.  Female candidates are exempted from paying application fee.


Materials Science and Engineering:

This program focuses on beneficiation and processing of minerals, metal melting casting and heat treatment, steel alloys, important alloys of Al, Mg and Ti etc., superalloys, nanomaterials, precious metals and gemstones, ceramic materials, refractory materials, composite materials, bio-materials, rare earth elements: production and applications, granular materials, structure of materials, mechanical thermal optical electronic and magnetic properties of materials, structure property correlation of materials, modeling and simulation of materials etc.

Applied Geosciences:

The programme consists of core subjects to help the student to understand Earth as a system, interaction of fluids in earth system, climate science, cause and impact of climate change as related to earth processes. In addition the programme also allows the student to learn state-of-the-art analytical & measurement techniques, remote sensing and GIS applications and understanding of advanced areas viz. carbon capture & sequestration, clean energy technology, rock mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, gas hydrates, nonconventional & renewable energy resources, hydrocarbon basin modelling, reservoir geophysics, deep water imaging, hydrogeological exploration & modelling, near surface geophysics, soft computing tools in geosciences, glaciology and paleoclimate, surface, near surface and deep earth processes etc.

Climate Science & Technology:

This programme offers opportunity to the student to learn about dynamics of atmosphere, ocean and their interaction, dynamic and synoptic meteorology, quality control, processing and assimilation of oceanic and atmospheric data sets, modelling of oceanic and atmospheric processes and their prediction, remote sensing data and GIS applications, climate variability and global warming, global and regional climate models, impact of climate change, climate risk and vulnerability assessment, instrumentation and observation systems, marine pollution and coastal zone management, glaciology and paleoclimate, downscaling approaches (statistical and dynamical), etc. In addition, a bridge course enables the student to understand about earth and its interior.

Civil Engineering:

The proposed Programme in Civil Engineering encompasses all the fields of Civil Engineering such as: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Engineering and Project Management.

Electronics & Communication Engineering:

The program focuses on teaching and research to provide students state-of-the-art insight into major areas of Electronics, Communications and Signal Processing, Microelectronics and Semiconductor Devices, and Computing Techniques and Systems.

Power System Engineering:

The program focuses on teaching and research in the areas of power system analysis, operation, control and optimization, power system protection, wide area monitoring and power system automation, flexible AC and HVDC transmission system, power system restructuring, power electronics and its applications to power system, power quality, renewable and distributed energy systems, microgrid and smart grid systems.

Thermal Science and Engineering:

The Master’s program in Thermal Science & Engineering aims at creating motivated & capable graduates who can serve both as design & technical engineers and applied researchers in the core and R&D industry. Building on strong fundamentals of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics & heat transfer, the program offers an opportunity to broadly specialize in areas such as Power & Energy, Heat Transfer, Material Processing, Turbulence, CFD & Modelling, High-Accuracy & High-Performance Computing, Combustion and Geophysical Flows through ample electives. The program also has built into it advanced computational, modelling as well as experimental laboratories to make the graduate, industry ready. Graduates are individually moulded in their second year to build successful careers in both academic research as well as industry R&D through seminars and projects.

Mechanical Systems Design:

Mechanical Systems Design Program offers courses focusing towards various aspects of mechanical design. Students are required to undergo four core courses, six elective courses and three laboratories spread across two semesters. The core courses, such as Vibrations, Advanced Solid Mechanics, Control Theory and Applied Elasticity, and the laboratories aim at building a strong foundation in the field of systems design. The elective courses and the thesis work provide the flexibility to delve deeper into computational Mechanics, Composites, Smart Structures, Robotics, Vibrations, Condition Monitoring and Acoustics. The provision of “Research Review Paper” in the course curriculum aims to widen the research aptitude in the students.

Schools offering the programme:

(a) School of Basic Sciences:

School of Basic Sciences is a cluster of disciplines of bioscience, chemistry, mathematics and physics with current faculty strength of 17, having expertise in the contemporary fields of research. The School started the Ph.D. program in the year 2010 and presently 15 research students are pursuing their research in various disciplines. Presently the School has various research and consultancy projects funded by agencies like DST, CSIR, DBT, BRNS, as well as by various industries. Also, most of the faculty members have earned recognitions and awards of National and International stature like Fellows of academies, medal recipients and also serve as members of many of the prominent national bodies and research/academic boards of universities.

The School has several state-of-the-art equipment to pursue advanced research while instrumentation facilities like X-ray diffractometer (XRDs), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Raman Spectrophotometer, Rheometer, NMR, PPMS, etc. are being created. The School is equipped with a central computing server system fully integrated and functional for high computing research and analysis.

(b) School of Earth, Ocean & Climate Sciences:

School of Earth, Ocean & Climate Sciences offers programmes designed to address the required expertise and competence geosciences, atmospheric science and ocean science. The programmes transcend the boundaries of these individual disciplines to offer advanced knowledge and understanding on the earth systems and their interactions leading to various earth related events including climate change. The School encourages cross-boundary and interdisciplinary research between disciplines and is offering Ph. D. programmes in environmental earth sciences, aqueous geochemistry etc.

(c) School of Electrical Sciences:

The School of Electrical Sciences offers undergraduate programme in Electrical Engineering and doctoral programmes. The faculty members of the School are engaged in a wide spectrum of research in established and emerging technologies through nationally and internationally funded sponsored research and industrial consultancy as well as through various research collaborations.

State of the art computational and experimental facilities enable to undertake basic and applied research and provide support to R&D organizations. Some of the major laboratories are: Communications Laboratory, Control Laboratory, Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, Electrical Machines Laboratory, Electronic System Design Laboratory, Fibre Optic Communications Laboratory, Measurement and Instrumentation Laboratory, Microelectronics Characterization Laboratory, Networking Laboratory, Power Electronics and Drives Laboratories, Power System Laboratory, Simulation and Computation Laboratories, VLSI Laboratory. Many other facilities are currently under progress including Antennas and Microwave Laboratory, Fabrication Clean Room, Multimedia Signal Processing Laboratory, Radar Remote Sensing Laboratory, Renewable Energy Laboratory, Vision and Image Processing Laboratory, Wireless Sensing Laboratory.

(d) School of Infrastructure:

School of Infrastructure presently offers various academic programmes in Civil Engineering. The faculty members of the School are engaged in a wide spectrum of research in established and emerging technologies through nationally and internationally funded sponsored research and industrial consultancy as well as through various research collaborations. The School has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for teaching and research in Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying and Computational planning and designs.

(e) School of Mechanical Sciences:

School of Mechanical Sciences thrives to create new opportunities through its undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The faculty members are involved in a broad range of research areas viz. Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics and Controls, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, Heat Transfer, Multi-Phase Heat Transfer, Micro and nano- mechanics, Composite Materials, Supply Chain Management, Computational Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, Radiation Modeling, Condition Monitoring and Acoustics. The school is presently working in collaboration with international research groups.

(f) School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

School of Mineral, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering offers courses in areas of mineral, metallurgy and materials to enable students to meet the challenges of new opportunities in mineral and metal technologies and increasingly complex dimensions of globalization these sectors. The School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering have research thrust towards application oriented technology development in collaboration with industry in the use of leaner ores (optimizing the beneficiation process), treatment of wastes, newer beneficiation process of coal, coal to liquid and coal to gas), high value products from graphite, carbon nano tubes, Iron and Steel (ULCOS for steel, Syngas for steel, ZnO capture), Aluminium (alloy development, improving electrolytic cell performance), Other metals (titanium, chromium and tin), ferro alloys and stainless steel, Special steels and alloys and innovative building materials (steel), composites, gem stones, advanced ceramics for medical and electronic industries, Photovoltaic and Solar cells etc.

Number of Seats:18 in each programme (Reservation as per GOI norms applicable)

Application Procedure:
Application form can be filled online accessing the website( Please read the instructions carefully and follow to complete the online application. Please print out the completed application, sign and send to Officer on Special Duty (Academics), Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Toshali Bhawan, Satyanagar, Bhubaneswar – 751007, Odisha along with the requisite fees and copy of the enclosures attested by a Gazetted Officer or equivalent.
Please super-scribe “Joint M.Tech.-Ph.D. Application in the Programme of ___________________ “ on the top of the envelope.

*Incomplete applicationswithout relevant supporting documents/ without prescribed Demand Draft / applications not on prescribed form will be out rightly rejected and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained. Institute will not be responsible for any postal delay.

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