Limited RA positions are available in the department either as Institute RA or through funding support from sponsored research projects as Project RA. Both Institute RA and Project RA may be required to have valid GATE score in EE/EC/IN/PH/CS as prescribed for various specializations. However, selection to such positions may give more weight to specific skill-set required for their profiles.
Institute RAs are assigned duties in various teaching laboratories of the department like basic electronics, microprocessors, analog and digital circuits, machines and electrical drives etc. The primary function of RA is to work with Professor in-charge of the respective laboratory for day to day functioning of the lab including maintenance of the equipments, system administration and organizing experimental set-up. Institute RAs may also be assigned any other academic or administrative duties related to conduct of examinations, admissions process etc by the Head of the department.
Project RAs are assigned duties in sponsored research projects being undertaken in the department by various faculty members. The primary function of Project RA is assist the Professor in-charge or Principal Investigator of the respective project either on a research project or any academic or administrative work related to the project. Normally, it is expected for a Project RA to carry out his/her research as part of his/her MTech thesis in the same project/faculty. Both Institute RA and Project RA are expected to spend about 20 hours per week towards their assigned duties of RA in addition to working towards fulfillment of academic requirements of MTech.