Interdisciplinary, application oriented and rigorous, the research program at IIT Rajasthan is committed to the development of scholars who will carry forward productive research on technological, scientific and social issues that characterize the challenges faced by the contemporary world. While the program, with its multidisciplinary ethos, provides a great diversity and scope for innovation to a researcher, it simultaneously aims at transforming students into professionals whose breath of knowledge can help them solve the complex problems of the real world. Notably, at IIT Rajasthan sponsored research and development programs would be carried out in centers of excellence in the areas of information, communication, energy sectors, technology for health care, economics of policy reforms, and liberal arts and social sciences. Active participation from both public and private sectors is envisaged. Further, the French Government has shown a keen interest in helping IIT Rajasthan to develop into a world class research and academic institute. Accordingly, IIT Rajasthan is in the process of forging strategic alliances with several leading French Universities that will result in student and faculty exchange, internship in France and participation in strategic joint research programs. The prospective doctoral students must make the most of these world-class opportunities during the course of their stay at IIT Rajasthan and develop a cutting edge research culture at the Institute. The PhD students admitted at IIT Rajasthan shall be supervised by a doctoral committee consisting of faculty with relevant specialization to ensure cross-fertilization of ideas among various disciplines.