MSc - Phd Programme


The energy sector provides significant research challenges in the development of new materials, devices and energy systems. Fundamental research contributions are required for the development of cost-effective and sustainable energy systems. The problems of finite fossil fuel reserves and global warming require fundamental breakthroughs in energy extraction, processing, conversion and utilisation. For instance, recent advances in nano-science and nano-technology have already resulted in potential applications for new materials in hydrogen energy storage, improved batteries, super capacitors, fuel cells. Several innovative research solutions are required to shape the sustainable energy systems of the future.

The Dual Degree M.Sc.- Ph.D. programme plans to develop researchers who can provide fundamental inputs required to meet the challenges of the energy sector. The intake is to be through JAM (18 seats, from CY, PH & MA papers). The core course will provide a background of analytical and laboratory techniques as well as courses related to understanding energy systems. Several electives (8 courses) are provided in the curriculum to enable the student to specialise in their area of interest.

Admissions (for foreign nationals):- JAM is desirable only not mandatory

Foreign nationals (i.e., those who are not Indian nationals) may seek admission to the MSc-PhD program by submitting an application to the link given below.

Eligibility criteria:
(1) Candidate must be a foreign national (i.e. Passport holder of a foreign country/OCI/PIO card holder).
(2) The last qualifying degree must be from a foreign university/Institute.
(3) Medium of instruction in the last qualifying degree should be English.

Admission procedure:

Applications satisfying the above three criteria will be scrutinized by the department (courses undertaken in the last qualifying degree, grades). This will be followed by a written exam and/or Interview.

The DD M.Sc.- Ph.D. programme will meet the future need for skilled researchers in the energy field.