PhD FAQs

PhD Admissions December 2017

Candidates planning to appear for the written test are requested to give his/her confirmation by filling out the online form below. This information is collected for logistics purposes and MUST BE submitted on or before November 29th 2017. Candidates will not get a separate confirmation email or registration number after filling out the online form.

Candidates who have not submitted this form may still appear for the written test if they have received a call letter from IITB.

 

 

Frequently asked questions

 

1. What are the details of written test and interview for Ph.D. admissions in the Energy Science and Engineering Department?

A: All candidates who have received the call letter must appear for the written test on December 1 2017. The details of the written test are:

Location Room Nos. LH 301 & LH 302, New Lecture Hall complex
Reporting Time 8:30 AM
Dept. overview by HoD 9:00 AM
Written Test 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 Shortlisted candidates in the written test will have to appear for the interview on December 2, 2017

2. What is the syllabus for the written test in Energy science and engineering?
A: The syllabus for the written test will include physics, chemistry, mathematics and general engineering subjects. Candidates will be tested for comprehension of fundamentals. A question paper from an earlier written test is available here. The pattern of the question paper is changed for this round of admissions. Please read Point 3 carefully. 

3. What is the pattern of the question paper for written test?

A:  The candiates are requested to read the following carefully. The written test will have two parts: Part A and Part B. Total duration of written test is 2 hrs. 

Part A:  will have objective questions covering basic 10+2 aptitude and is for 20 marks. All questions are compulsory in Part A.

Part B:  will have subjective questions from different areas. The candidates are required to show their working in the provided answer sheets. The candidates MUST solve  ONLY 3 out of a pool of questions. Also the candidates must notify which questions are to be corrected by the examiners by filling the relevant question numbers on the front page of the answer sheets. Failure in doing so will render the Part B invalid for the candidates. Each of the 3 questions to be solved is for 10 marks totaling to 30 marks.

 4 I have some other commitment on the date of written test (December 1, 2017), is it possible to reschedule the written test to some other date? 
A: No, there is no way the written test can be rescheduled for any reason. It will be conducted only on the announced date. 

5. I will be able to attend the written test, but will not be able to stay the next day for the interview, since I have some other important commitments. Would it be possible to reschedule my interview?
A: If you have successfully cleared the written test and have been shortlisted for interview, the admission committee may consider your request and conducting your interview on the same day (December 1, 2017) if the candidate provides the necessary proof.  

6. My GATE Score card/qualifying degree certificate has not reached at my home address? What shall I submit? 
A: Applicant can submit the VALID GATE Score card printed from the internet/provosional certificate during the written test. However, during admission, applicant has to submit the original one. 

7. What are the documents required for identification?
A:  Identity card showing the candidate’s name, date of birth, and a photo.

8. If proper identification is not available, what shall we do? 
A: The applicant will not be allowed to appear for the written test. 

9. What are the items that can be kept in the examination hall?
A: Mobile phones or any other communication devices ARE NOT allowed in the exam hall. However, non-programmable calculators WILL BE allowed. If you have a mobile phone with you, we request you to turn it off or put it in silent mode, keep it in your bag and leave your bag outside the exam hall. 

10. How would I know if I am shortlisted for the interview after the written test?
A: The list of shortlisted candidates for the interview will be displayed on the DESE and ME notice boards. The list will also be uploaded online with the link on the Energy Science and Engineering Department homepage.

11. Is there any web forum where I can get further info, ask a specific query other than those covered here, and stay further tuned to more updates.
The Facebook page of the Department has created  Admissions forum where an applicant can ask any further relevant query and stay tuned to admission related updates. For the link to the Facebook forum click here.

12. What are some of the available and possible areas/projects for PhD in DESE?

A. Please visit the faculty webpages to know more about research topics of inidividual faculty members. A list of possbile topics will be updated in this space shortly. 

If you have any other questions/queries please contact the DESE office by phone 022-2576 7890 or other contact details given in the call letter.