Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships for February - 2017 Session: Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali

Published On 17/10/2016

Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali invite applications for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. Selected Post-Doctoral Fellows will work in  interdisciplinary major projects with faculty of INST. Interested candidates should have strong research interest in Nano Science and Technology (Drug delivery, sensors, energy, agriculture, water purification, scanning probe microscopy, high resolution electron microscopy, smart materials, devices, microfluidics, industrial and societal technologies).

Eligibility criteria:

The applicants should

  1. Either holds a Ph.D. degree in Science/Engineering or should have submitted the PhD thesis in Science/ Engineering.
  2. Proven research competence in any of the above related areas.
  3. Should have a very good academic record and have evident capabilities of becoming independent investigators in future.

Age limit:

35 years as on 01.02.2017 (relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/PH/ Women and 3 years for OBC category).

Fellowship Amount:

The fellowship carries a consolidated monthly stipend of Rs.45,000/- besides a contingency grant of Rs. 40,000/- per annum. Candidates who have submitted the PhD thesis but are yet to be awarded the PhD degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 25,000/- per month till the award of the degree.

DURATION: 3 years.


The candidates will be shortlisted based on their bio data proven evaluation by a short listing committee and will be called for interview. Final selection will be on the basis of academic record, research competence and interview. The interview will be held at the INST. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to bring their original certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Tech,  PhD) at the time of the interview. The shortlisted candidates should request three referees to send their confidential evaluation directly to   

Application Fees:

Rs. 450/- for General/ OBC or Rs. 150/- for SC/ ST/ PH in form of Demand Draft from any nationalized bank drawn in favor of “Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali” (payable at Mohali/ Chandigarh).

Last Date:

Applications from eligible candidates should reach the Institute by 18th November 2016. Applications received after this date shall not be entertained.

Application Procedure:

1.       The application form and synopsis for Post-Doctoral Research Fellow can be downloaded from official website.

2.       To download application form click here

The duly filled APPLICATION FORM and SYNOPSIS should be sent on “” as advance copy. The hard copy of application with the following documents should be sent to “The Director, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Habitat Centre, Phase - 10, Sector - 64, Mohali, Punjab-160062” so as to reach on or before due date:

a. Photograph duly pasted on the application form.        

b. Application fees.

c. Self-Attested copies of Certificate in support of age, educational qualifications (mark sheet & Certificates of class X and above).

d. One page Synopsis of Ph.D. Thesis and 3 page write up of research proposed to be taken up.

e. Experience certificate in case of working candidate.

f. Self-attested copy in support of SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH category.

3.  The envelope containing the application form should super scribe “Application for the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Program – February 2017”.

4. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. The list of the shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the Institute website in the First Week of December 2016 and communication will be sent to candidates on email address given by candidate.

5. The candidates called for interview will be paid sleeper class rail fare or Non-AC Bus Fare (on production of ticket) from place of residence to Institute and back.

6. The application of in-service candidates should be forwarded through their department/ organisation. In case, delay is anticipated, they may send advance application (in hard copy) so as to reach by due date.

7. The candidate is advised to visit the Institute website ( frequently to know latest developments.

 Important Dates

Applications from eligible candidates should reach the Institute by 18th November 2016 

Application for the Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Program - February-2017 

List of the shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the Institute website in the 01st week of December 2017

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