IIT Indore MEMS Ph.D. admissions for autumn session 2022-2023

The Department of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at IIT Indore has released an official notification for admission to the Ph.D. programme for Autumn Session 2022-2023. Eligible candidates can also apply for the same.  Applicants can check out all of the details about the program, including research areas, eligibility criteria, and application procedure.

The Department of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS), IIT Indore, has invited applications from bright and research-oriented students for admission to the Ph.D. programs for autumn session 2022-23 vide advertisement (IITI/Acad/PhD Admissions/2022-23). Eligible candidates are welcome to apply.

Research Areas Offered by MEMS

Candidates can select any of the research areas for admission in a Ph.D. programme from the below-mentioned research areas. But before applying, they visit the official website and go through the faculty profile.
  • 2D Materials and Composites for water splitting to produce hydrogen.
  • Additive manufacturing of Al/Mg-based alloys
  • Advances in the welding of dissimilar materials
  • All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries
  • Bulk metallic glasses and their composites
  • Carbon Dioxide Capture and Conversion
  • Characterization and analysis of railway wheels' discs, axles, and other components
  • Creep and crystallographic texture in Mg alloys
  • Development and characterization of a novel Cu-Pb-Sn-based alloy coating
  • Development of microstructure –property processing correlations for Ni-based super-alloys
  • Development of rare earth free magnesium alloys
  • Development of soft materials for electronic applications
  • Energy Storage Materials (Batteries and Super-capacitors)
  • Fatigue and fretting fatigue behaviour of advanced materials
  • High strain rate deformation and failure of armour ceramics
  • Hybrid materials for energy storage and conversion
  • Investigation of the mechanical properties, microstructure, and texture of wrought Mg alloys and their composites
  • Luminescent materials for security applications
  • Magnetic properties of undercooled high entropy alloys (HEAs)
  • Materials and thin-film processing for super-capacitors, solar-cells/photo-catalysis
  • Mechanical and Metallurgical characterization of traditional iron monuments in central India
  • Microstructure and Properties of Surface Engineered Non-ferrous Alloys
  • Microstructure and Properties of Surface Treated and Coated Ferrous Alloys
  • Na-ion Batteries
  • Na-ion Batteries and Super-capacitors
  • Nanomaterials for Sensors and electronic devices
  • Severe plastic deformation behaviour of magnesium alloys
  • Shape-memory alloys
  • Solar cells
Note: For details of the faculty and their research profiles, candidates may visit the website at http://bsbe.iiti.ac.in/faculty.php

Check the Ph.D. program details of the Department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering (BSBE) at IIT Indore.

Admission Categories

For Indian Students
Fellowship Awardee or FA: Candidates with a fellowship from the funding agencies such as CSIR, UGC, NBHM, DST etc. or working as JRF/ SRF project.

TA (Teaching Assistantship): Candidates will get a "Teaching Assistantship" with a scholarship in the institute as per MHRD guidelines.

SW (Sponsored WITHOUT Institute scholarship): Sponsored candidates from a highly reputed R & D organization or Industry.

IS (Institute Staff): Candidates employed at IIT Indore as regular staff.

DF (Defense Forces): Defense forces serving personnel not receiving any scholarship from the Institute.

CT (College Teacher): Permanent Employee of the sponsoring College/Institute/University WITHOUT any scholarship from the Institute.

For International Students
ISF (International Self Finance): Self-Financing Students

ISW (International Sponsored by Industry or NGO): Students sponsored either by industry or an NGO.

GSW (International Sponsored by Government Organization): Government of India ICCR Scholarship and Foreign Government Sponsorship

Eligibility Criteria

For Indian Students
The minimum educational qualification is:

Master's degree in Engineering or Technology, including Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Production Engineering/. Nanotechnology/ Engineering Science/ Engineering Physics/Ceramics Engineering/ Electronics/ Chemical Engineering/Energy Science and Engineering with first division and valid GATE score.


Mechanical/Materials Science or Engineering/Mechanical/Manufacturing/Production Engineering/Nanotechnology/Engineering Science/Engineering Physics/Ceramics Engineering/Electronics/Chemical Engineering/Energy Science and Engineering with a first division and a valid GATE score


Master's degree in Chemistry/Physics/Materials Science/Applied Electronics/Nanoscience and Technology Engineering with first division and valid GATE qualification or UGC/CSIRJRF qualification or any other equivalent fellowship.


Master's degree in Chemistry/Physics/Materials Science/Applied Electronics/Nanoscience and Technology (with first division as defined by the awarding institute/university) with UGC-NET (Lectureship) AND valid GATE qualification

For International Students
Master's degree in the relevant department with first division and valid TOEFL/IELTS OR equivalent qualification or valid GATE qualification.

Note: GATE is not mandatory for the candidates who will get admission under DF (Defense Forces)/IS (Institute Staff)/CT (College Teacher)/SW (Sponsored without Institute scholarship).

Application Procedure

Desirous candidates must visit the official website of IIT Indore and read the official notification of MEMS carefully. Eligible candidates can apply online. After submission of the online application, a printout of the computer-generated application form must be taken. Candidates must sign the application form at the appropriate place and along with the supporting documents it should be sent to the email: dpgcmems@iiti.ac.in. Candidates must arrange for recommendation letters from two referees. These letters are to be emailed directly to dpgcmems@iiti.ac.in by the referees.

Documents to be uploaded

Self-attested copies of the following documents are to be attached with the application:
  • Fee submission receipt/SBI Collect receipt
  • Latest photograph
  • No Objection Certificate (for SW candidates)
  • Experience certificate
  • Last 3 months' salary slips
  • Employer's PAN card
Note: Verification of all the original documents will be done at the time of admission as per institute rules.

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected based on their performance in a written test or interview. A written test and/or interview will be conducted online mode only. A meeting link will be shared with the shortlisted candidates on the scheduled dates.

Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay an application fee online. Details are as follows:
  • For Indian applicants: Rs.100/- (non-refundable)
  • For international applications: US $ 30 (non-refundable)

Important Dates

Advertisement Announcement: April 21, 2022
Last date of online application: May 31, 2022 (Tuesday)
Last date of Submission of Recommendation letter: June 06, 2022 (Monday).
Date of online written test and/or interview: June 07-08, 2022 (Tuesday and Wednesday) Reporting time: 09:30 A.M.

Address for Correspondence

Convener, Ph.D. Admission Committee
The Department of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS)
The Indian Institute of Technology, Indore
Khandwa Road, Simrol
Indore-453552, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Click here for the notification: https://academic.iiti.ac.in/phd_advertisement/2022/MEMS/PhD%20advertisement%20-MEMS%20APRIL%202022_final.pdf
Registration Link: https://academic.iiti.ac.in:8443/nregistration.jsp (for both national and international applicants).


Author: Umesh23 May 2022 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

Knowledge in the field of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science is having more importance today as many metals and their compounds with other elements are used in the technology and new technology incubation being attempted by a large number of entrepreneurs across the globe. Metal and metal films and even nano metal particles are being used in the industry in various electronics circuits where semiconductors are used for all sort of computerized manipulations for effective use. The property of metals are enhanced using certain metal impurities which create metal alloys and that is emerging as a useful area in the industry. For the qualified people in this stream there are good job opportunities in the industry. It makes sense to acquire this type of qualification for becoming a professional in the area of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha23 May 2022 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

To understand the basics of formation of steel, we have to go for an in depth study of the alloying elements such as Tungsten, Copper, Molybdenum, Chromium, Zirconium Nickel etc which enhance the durability of steel. The entire branch of Metallurgical Engineering would be more interesting with the different concepts related to the metallurgical reactions.
Persuasion of Ph.D in this branch would be exciting if taken up from a reputed institution like IIT Indore.

  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name: