Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) at IIT Delhi

Applications are invited for Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) at IIT Delhi for the year 2022 (rolling advertisement).

Position Details

IIT Delhi invites applications from qualified persons for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) in its various academic units to promote inter-disciplinary research activities, strengthen research ecosystem of the Institute and groom potential faculty members.


  • Age Limit:
    • Maximum age of candidate is 32 years (for male) and 35 years (for female). Age relaxation for reserved candidates as per Govt. of India guidelines as follows: SC/ST – 5 years, OBC-NCL – 3 years, EWS – No age relaxation, General PwD – 10 years. For exceptional candidate to be recorded in writing.
  • Educational Qualification:
    • a) Ph.D. with a first or equivalent grade in a preceding degree with a consistently good academic record.
    • b) Candidates who have submitted their PhD thesis and have not yet defended it can be considered subject to the submission of a certificate from the guide duly forwarded by the Head of the Department of their Institute. This certificate must be provided at the time of the interview.
    • c) In case of (b) above, before the first assessment of the PDF at the end of first year tenure, he/she should have completed the PhD defense which is mandatory for the candidate to continue for the second year, else the contract gets terminated and no representation will be entertained.
    • d) PDF posts are primarily for external candidates only and incase IIT Delhi PhD degree holders have
      to be considered, it may be done, only 3 years after obtaining their PhD degree from IIT Delhi.


To perform scholastic research in cutting-edge areas of academic units and support teaching activities by assisting in practical’s and tutorials. PDF should be attached to a research group, not to an individual faculty. PDFs are expected to publish research articles with IIT Delhi affiliation in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present research work at reputed conferences. They are also expected to supervise PhD and Post-graduates in their project work and assist the mentor in writing project proposals.


  • Fellowship of Rs. 75,000/- per month plus House Rent Allowance (HRA) at the Govt. of India rate for New Delhi. No Institute accommodation will be provided.
  • Professional Development Allowance (PDA) of Rs. 1.00 lakh per financial year (April-March) will be available from the date of joining the institute. For PDF serving for shorter period, proportionate amount shall be granted. Unutilized PDA can be carried forward to the next financial year. Utilization of PDA is restricted to attending conferences (both national and international).


Interested candidates can apply online via this page.


Telephone: +91 11 2654-8733
E-mail: fac_recruit[at]

Notification of Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) at IIT Delhi.