NIT Durgapur Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Process

Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024

The National Institute of Technology, Durgapur has invited applications from Indian nationals for full-time Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDFs) 2021. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree can apply for the fellowship. “These are temporary research positions for one year which may be offered to those who seek to choose research as a profession,” as per the official notification. Selected candidates will be eligible for a consolidated monthly salary of ₹ 50,000. Fellows are to research in the below-mentioned areas.

Scholarship Name

NIT Durgapur Post Doctoral Fellowship 2021


National Institute of Technology, Durgapur


Initially for one year

Educational Qualification

Ph.D. degree

Application Mode


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Research Areas

Candidates selected for the Post-doctoral fellowship are required to research in the following areas:

  1. Biotechnology (BT)
  2. Computer Science & Engineering (CS)
  3. Civil Engineering (CE)
  4. Chemical Engineering (CH)
  5. Chemistry (CY)
  6. Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)
  7. Earth and Environmental Studies (ES)
  8. Electrical Engineering (EE)
  9. Humanities & Social Studies (HS)
  10. Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  11. Mathematics (MA)
  12. Management Studies (MS)
  13. Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  14. Physics (PH)

Latest Update: The Post-Doctoral Fellowship applications must reach the institute by 12th February 2021.

NIT Durgapur Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Quick Overview

Deadline 12 Feb 2021
Class / Course PHD
Scholarship Type Post-Doctoral
Awarded Amount ₹ 50,000 per month
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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Important Dates

Important Events


Notification release date

22nd January 2021

Application process begins

22nd January 2021

Last date for application receiving at the institute

12th February 2021

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  • The applicant must be an Indian national.
  • Ph.D. degree in appropriate discipline with an overall good academic record.


Selected candidates will get the following benefits:

Fellowship Grant

A fellowship amount of ₹ 50,000 per month consolidated pay will be paid.

Medical/ Insurance Benefit

Medical/ Insurance benefits will be provided as per the institute’s norms for the students.

Contingency Grant

A contingency grant of ₹ 30,000 per annum will be paid for contingency, research consumables, and attending National or International Workshop/ Conference.


Leave for up to 15 days per semester. Other leave can be availed as per the institute’s norms.

Other Benefits

Suitable on-campus accommodation will be provided (if available) as per the institute's norms. No house rent allowance will be paid.

Application Process

Applications for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship are to be submitted through offline mode in person or by post to NIT Durgapur. The applications must reach the institute within 12th February 2021. Here are the steps for filling the application form.

  1. Visit the official NIT Durgapur website and go to the ‘Careers@NITD’ page.
  2. Click on the ‘Advertisement for the post of the Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship’.
  3. Read the instructions and download the application form.
  4. Take a print of the application form.
  5. Make the payment of the application fee through NEFT/ IMPS.
  6. Fill in the application form and send it to the institute.

The application form must be enclosed in an envelope which should be super-scribed as ‘Application for Post-Doctoral Fellowship’ and posted to:

JR (Establishment)

National Institute of Technology Durgapur

Mahatma Gandhi Avenue

Durgapur - 713209, W.B., India

Application Fee

Applicants are required to pay the following application fee:

Application Fee



₹ 1000/-

All others

₹ 1500/-

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Please note that the application is non-refundable.

Mode of Payment - The application fee is to be paid via NEFT or IMPS to the following account:

Name of the account: National Institute of Technology Durgapur

Account Number: 8569101000352

Name of the Bank: Canara Bank

Name of the branch: NIT Durgapur

IFSC Code: CNRB0008569

Note- A valid proof of application fee payment has to be attached with the application.

Selection Process

Applications will be shortlisted based on the merit and requirement in certain areas in the listed disciplines. Shortlisted candidates are required to give a presentation and Interview in person. Those from outside India can give their presentation and Interview through Video Conferencing.

Responsibilities of Post-Doctoral Fellows

As per the official notice; “Apart from the research pursued by the PDF, services of the postdoctoral Fellow will be utilized by the concerned Department/Centre up to 8 hours per week for academic assistance in the departmental work including teaching assistantship, handling of tutorials and laboratory work. The PDFs will be eligible to serve as co-guide for B.Tech./M.Sc./M.Tech. projects along with the mentor with the approval of the concerned DAC and Dean (academic).”