Interdisciplinary PhD Program

IIT Hyderabad announces Interdisciplinary (ID) PhD program for enthusiastic aspirants exploring the interface of various science and engineering disciplines. The interdisciplinary PhD program is coordinated by the Center for Interdisciplinary Programs (CIP).

We are calling applications for the admission into Interdisciplinary (ID) PhD program.

Link to Application Form

Instructions for Filling the Application Form:

  • The online Application can be found at here
  • The form will ask you for a valid email address, Phone Number and a Recent Passport Size Photograph. Please note that we will use this email address for further communication with you.
  • Each candidate can choose to a maximum of two research projects that are listed here.
  • List of Interdisciplinary Projects with the Project numbers has to be entered in the Application form along with your area of choice.

Application Fee:

  • All GEN/OBC: Rs.300/-
  • All SC/ST/PwD: Rs.150/-
  • All Females: Rs.150/-

Payment Procedure:

We are accepting fee through SBI-Collect. At the time of paying the fee please save the reference document you received from the bank.

  • Save ‘SBCollect Reference Number’ in Payment Reference Number of the Application.
  • Upload the reference document by clicking the link provided in Application.

Click here to pay the fee online.

Last Date of Application: 30th April 2021


Candidates with

  • Masters (MA/ME/MTech) or equivalent in any discipline OR
  • BE/BTech or equivalent in any discipline with a valid GATE Score OR
  • MSc or equivalent in any Science discipline with a valid GATE score or qualified in one of the national exams such as INSPIRE, Joint CSIR-UGC NET with JRF, DBT JRF.

Applications can be submitted by choosing up to a maximum of 2 research areas mentioned above. The full list of interdisciplinary research projects can be found below.

If you are called for the written test/Interview you need to carry all your documents, printout of your application, payment reference document and certificates with you.
“Incomplete application will not be accepted”.

List of Interdisciplinary PhD Projects:

PROJECT NO: Project Name Supervisor-1 (Dept) Supervisor-2 (Dept)
1 Microengineering of lab on a chip devices based on microfluidics channels integrated soft sensors for detection of vital bioanalytes Sushmee Badhulika, EE Karri Badarinath, MAE
2 Development of high-voltage pulsed and precision constant-current stimulators for neural monitoring during surgeries Kousik Sarathy Sridharan, BME Rupesh Wandhare, EE
3 Virtual patient technology - Reinforcement learning on simulated biological circuits Mohan Raghavan, BME Aditya Siripuram, EE
4 Contactless healthcare device for Intravenous Infusion Vandana Sharma, PHY Vineeth N Balasubramanian, CSE
5 Gold-Nano Clusters and Nano Particles @ N-Heterocyclic Carbene in Anti-cancer Applications Prabu Sankar Ganesan, CHY Aravind K Rengan, BME
6 Droplet microswimmers in soft micro-confinements Ranabir Dey, MAE. Mohd. Suhail Rizvi, BME
7 Bioprinted tumor organoids using patient-derived heterogeneous cell population and droplet microfluidics platform for personalized medicine Falguni Pati, BME Suhanya Duraiswamy, CHE
8 Portable devices for prevention of vision loss: a mixed methods study Haripriya Narasimhan, LA Dr. Lopamudra Giri, CHE
9 Dual-Mode HIFU for Solid Tumor Therapy Avinash Eranki, BME Anupam Gupta, PHY
10 3D printed magnetic Cu-Mn alloy nano-wired hydrogel structures for magnetic force induced stem cell differentiation and induction of angiogenesis for musculoskeletal tissue engineering Subha N. Rath, BME Suhash R. Dey, MSME
11 Studying the variability of printed/solution processed RRAM devices for PUFs Suresh K. Garlapati, MSME Oves Badami, EE
12 Investigating microstructure, dynamics and rheology of size asymmetric binary colloidal glasses with long range hydrodynamics Joyjit Kundu, PHY Alan R. Jacob, CHE
13 Graphene membranes for separation applications Venkata Rao Kotagiri, CHY Deepu J. Babu, MSME
14 Phase stability and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline high entropy alloys for magnetic refrigeration technology Mayur Vaidya, MSME Suryanarayana Jammalamadaka, PHY
15 Spin dynamics in antiferromagnetic thin film heterostructures and nanostructures Chandrasekhar Murapaka, MSME Arabinda Haldar, PHY
16 Regimes, transitions and stability in polymer electrospinning: a multi-pronged investigation using numerical simulations and experiments Harish N Dixit, MAE Dr. Satyavrata Samavedi, CHE
17 Development of Efficient Massively Parallel Solvers for Phase-field Simulations of Microstructural Evolution in Multicomponent and Multiphase Materials Saswata Bhattacharya, MSME Sathya Peri, CSE
18 Determining mechanical properties and mechanism of interactions in soft matter and microorganisms through constitutive models and through optical tweezer technique and scanning probe microscopy Balaji Iyer V, CHE Ranjith Ramadurai, MSME
19 Ultrafast light matter dynamics and applications Bhuvanesh Ramakrishna, PHY Saravanan Balusamy, MAE
20 Role of aerosols and ambient conditions on rainfall: An implication to climate change Lakshmana Chandrala, MAE Kirti Chandra Sahu, CHE
21 Experimental and Numerical studies on Cold-formed Steel Wall systems under wind loading. Mahendrakumar Madhavan, CE Viswanath Chinthapenta, MAE
22 Development of Ultra High Performance Concrete for Blast Resistance Applications and their Behavior under High Strain Rate Loading Prof S. Suriya Prakash, CE Dr Syed Khaderi, MAE
23 Design and analysis of composite materials and structures using machine learning algorithms Gangadharan Raju, MAE Manohar Kaul, CSE
24 Creative AI: Indian Art based datasets to generate novel forms of creation using Artificial Intelligence in both 2D and 3D Deepak J. Mathew, DES Sumohana Channappayya, EE
25 Application of machine learning in photonic system for the next generation of smart lasers Nithyanandan, Kanakaraj, PHY Naresh Emani, EE
26 Parametric generative design automation for building design optimization Shiva Ji, DES Abhinav Kumar, EE
27 Solving practical problems in image analysis using interpretable deep learning methods Soumya Jana, EE Phanindra Jampana, CHE
28 Applying Machine Learning algorithms to solve faint astronomical object classification problem Mayukh Pahari, PHY Maunendra S. Desarkar, CSE
29 Algebraic Methods for Network Coding Lakshmi Prasad Nataraarabjan, EE Mrinmoy Datta, MA
30 Optimized biofuel production from microalgal biomass and fuel property characterization: Way forward to a Microalgal Biorefinery Pritha Chatterjee, CE Sayak Banerjee, MAE
31 Computational and Experimental Analysis on the Eradication of Atmospheric Pollutants using Engineered Photocatalysts Ambika S, CE Saurabh K. Singh, CHY
32 Tunable Nanofibrous depth filters: design and application in air and liquid filtration Mudrika Khandelwal, MSME Seetha N., CE
33 2D MXene Based Electrodes for Supercapacitors Bharat Panigrahi, MSME Surendra K. Martha, CHY
34 Energy Harvesting for IoT Edge Device Ashudeb Dutta, EE Ashok Pandey, MAE
35 CFD Studies for Flow & Combustion Characteristics for Coal Water Slurry: A New Fuel for Industrial Combustion Raja Banerjee, MAE Saptarshi Majumdar, CHE
36 Scientific Understanding and Technology Development of Metal-CO2 Batteries for Mars Missions and Fixing CO2 Emissions Dr. Bhabani S. Mallik, CHY Chandra S. Sharma, CHE
37 Development of low-cost, high luminance photonics sources based on all Cesium metal -halide perovskites Dr. Raavi S. Santosh Kumar, PHY Prof. M. Deepa, CHY
38 Gender, Culture, and Design: Textual Intervention and Creative Design for Social Change Shuhita Bhattacharjee, LA Neelakantan, DES