For Students

    Guidelines for allotment of dissertation/thesis topics to M.F.Sc./Ph.D. students of the Institute

  • Each Division will identify maximum of four priority or thrust areas of research relevant for next 5 years.
  • The 'priority' areas identified by the Division should be in line with the objectives of the Division and mandate of the Institute.
  • Each of the ‘priority’ area will be further split into a number of topics suitable for M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. student research separately.
  • A list consisting of a maximum of 10 topics for M.F.Sc. and 5 topics for Ph.D. research will be prepared by HODs and sent to Dean by 31st December every year.
  • Dean shall convene the meeting of HODs under the chairmanship of the Director, to approve the list.
  • The list once approved at the meeting of HODs will be displayed in each Division by 15th January every year.
  • Based on the list, each student will give 3 preferences.
  • Based on the merit of the student at JRF, the topic will be allotted to the M.F.Sc. students by the end of 'First Semester'.
  • For Ph.D. students, rank at the Entrance Examination will be the basis for allotment of topics on preference, by the end of 'First Semester'.
  • The Divisions of AEM, HPT and FITET, which offer a number of courses for disciplines of FRM / IAC / FPM, should get at least one M.F.Sc. and one Ph.D. students each year.
  • All the Principal Scientists and Senior Scientists are eligible to guide (as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee) M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. students.
  • Scientists with minimum of two year experience are eligible for guiding M.F.Sc. students (as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee).
  • Efforts should be made to ensure as far as possible equal distribution of students among Faculty Members. If the number of students are less than the number of eligible faculty members, then the faculty members who do not get chance in the present year will get preference in the next year.
  • At any given moment of time, not more than three Ph.D. and two M.F.Sc. students (only functional students to be counted) should be with any of the faculty members in their capacity as the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee.
  • The ‘Students Advisory Committee’ for M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. students should have two and three members, respectively, besides the Chairperson.
  • All Scientists and Technical Officers (T6 and above) with a Ph.D. degree may be included in the Advisory Committee.
  • The ‘Students Advisory Committee’ shall meet at least ‘once in three months’. The proceedings of the meeting should be sent to the Dean with a copy to the Director.
  • Finalization of the advisory committee and synopsis should be done by 31st March and 30th April every year for M.F.Sc. and Ph.D. respectively.
  • While allotting M.F.Sc. dissertation, care may be taken to provide students to the scientists at lower level.
  • Preparation for implementation of the guidelines may start from now on so as to ensure its implementation from the next Academic Session.