Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

PhD

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a flagship programme of the department’s research. All Research Scholars (students pursuing a PhD) contribute in a significant way to the research activities of the department. They get significant flexibility in selecting their courses and research topics.

Dual MTech + PhD programme

The department offers admissions to a new, dual degree (M.Tech. + Ph.D.) programme. The programme is designed to induct bright students who have completed their B.E./B. Tech./M.Sc. degrees directly to the doctoral programme. The timelines and key milestones of this programme are aligned with the M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes currently offered.

Requirements

• PhD admissions are open to those with a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in electrical engineering or related areas. • A valid GATE score is necessary for those without a Master’s degree. Those who have graduated from an IIT with a CPI above 8.0 can be considered without a Master’s degree or a GATE score. • Admissions to PhD programmes are conducted twice in a year once in April-May time frame and another in December month of the year. • Usually, candidates holding a Master’s degree in engineering and technology are encouraged to apply for PhD. • Persons with Bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or Master’s in science (subject to some restrictions as prescribed) with exceptional academic records may also be considered for admissions.

Specializations

• Communications Engineering (termed as EE1) • Control and Computing (EE2) • Power Electronics and Power System (EE3) • Electronic Systems (EE5) • Integrated Circuit and Systems (EE6) • Solid State Devices (EE7)

Categories

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Limited Teaching Assistant (TA) positions are available in the department. Teaching Assistant positions through sponsored projects may also be available sometimes. These positions are called...

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Research Assistant (RA)

Project Research Assistant positions may also be available through sponsored research projects being undertaken by faculty members of the department. Normally, research work leading to...

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Others

Internships, visits, and placements: PhD students must seek their thesis advisor’s and the department’s approval before availing opportunities for internships or visits to other research...

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How To Apply

Eligibility conditions and schedule for the admission process for the PhD programme can be found here and various categories of PhD students are described here. PhD programmes are available in all specialisations .

The admission process involves shortlisting based on prior academic performance, GATE score, and other credentials; followed by an admission test (not conducted during the covid pandemic), whose syllabus can be found here; followed by an interview (conducted via a video call during the covid-19 pandemic). Tentative Schedule for Ph.D Admission can be found here

During PhD

Research Scholars spend their work time producing novel research. They read about the latest advances in their area, propose and experiment with novel ideas, critically analyse their results, and publish and present their findings at highly selective international conferences and journals for peer-review and information dissemination. While doing so, they develop, under the apprenticeship of their faculty supervisors, skills for critical reading, ideation, experimental design, implementation, analysis, synthesis, writing, and communication. Many Research Scholars also help their faculty supervisors in informally guiding Master’s and Bachelor’s students on smaller projects, write proposals for research funding, and actively pursue collaborations with other research groups from around the world. PhD students are expected to take their own initiative and transition to become independent researchers over the course of time. To obtain a PhD, the Research Scholars have to publish their research in reputed journals and conferences, and produce a PhD thesis (dissertation). 

PhD studies is also a time to develop a well-rounded personality by pursuing extra-curricular activities. Mumbai provides a cosmopolitan and metropolitan lifestyle, being the financial capital of India, with its experience of diverse cultures, cuisines, and industries. Most students can find accommodation in one of the hostels of the IIT Bombay campus. There are also studio apartments available for married students. The campus is well-equipped with numerous sports facilities and it has numerous student interest clubs. More about IIT Bombay campus life can be found here. Students facing any problems can avail any of the support mechanisms available, such as those depicted here.

The overall process for a successful Ph.D. includes completing the required coursework, qualifying, annual progress seminars, pre-synopsis, synopsis, provisional acceptance of the dissertation, dissertation defense, and final submission of the dissertation. 

International students

Limited seats are available for international students to pursue a Ph.D. at IIT Bombay. More information for international students can be found below.

After PhD

Research Scholars, after obtaining a PhD degree from the EE department, are expected to play leadership roles in research and development in various disciplines of EE either in the industry or in academic institutes. Besides becoming faculty members at different academic institutions, several of our PhD graduates lead or work at research laboratories in private companies and government organizations across the world. Some of our PhD graduates have also started their own deep-tech startup companies that are doing quite well in their areas. Once a student joins our department, they can be put in touch with our willing alumni for mentorship and consultation through the EE ACR (Alumni and Corporate Relations) group. For testimonials from our alumni about the department and to know more about their career paths, visit this page.

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IIT Bombay was Established in the Year 1957 and The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) has Been One of Its Major Departments Since Its Inception.

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IIT Bombay was Established in the Year 1957 and The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) has Been One of Its Major Departments Since Its Inception.

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IIT Bombay was Established in the Year 1957 and The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) has Been One of Its Major Departments Since Its Inception.

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