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A. Appointment Related FAQs
Q1. Who can apply for PDF Positions?
Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in appropriate discipline, with consistently good academic record throughout 10th to Ph.D. with at least First Class Degree throughout, can apply for the Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions, within five years of award of the Ph.D. program.

Q2. Is there an age limit?
Yes. Applicants for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship shall be less than 35 years of age, relaxable by 5 years for women and reserved category applicants.

Q2. When can I apply?
Applications to PDF positions are welcomed throughout the year.

Q3. How do I apply?
Individuals interested to apply for PDF Position at IIT Jodhpur are requested to fill the Online Application Form by clicking here.

First time users need to first register and follow the instructions for submitting the required information. Once the information has been submitted, a PDF file will be generated of the submitted application details. Save this PDF file, print it, sign it, and send it to:

Associate Dean (Faculty)
Office of Faculty
Main Building
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
NH 65, Nagaur Road
Jodhpur 342037 

Q4. What is the duration of fellowship?
The duration of the fellowship is initially for a period of 2 years, extendable for a further period of one more year based on the progress of the Post-Doctoral Fellow, and the recommendation of the Mentor Faculty Member and approval by a duly constituted committee for the purpose.

Q5. Do I receive a Fellowship Grant?
Yes. Post-Doctoral Fellow shall be paid a fellowship amount of Rs. 40,000/- per month. If available, suitable on-campus accommodation may be provided as per IIT Jodhpur norms. Alternatively, each fellow shall be paid House Rent Allowance of Rs. 8,000 per month.

Q6. What other benefits do I receive?
A PDF will be entitled to receive the following benefits:
(a) Contingency Grant A contingency grant of Rs.1,00,000 per annum will be provided to the Post-Doctoral Fellow towards research equipment, consumables and contingency. The Fellow may use only upto 25% of the contingency grant for attending National or International Conferences/Workshops.
(b) Medical benefits/Insurance Outpatient Medical benefits and limited Insurance will be provided for coverage.

Q7. What happens after submitting application?
After receipt of soft and hard copies of your application, the Selection Process begins. The process adopted for recruitment of Faculty Members at IIT Jodhpur involves five (5) levels, namely:
Level 1: Screening based on the need in certain areas within the listed disciplines
Level 2: Scrutiny based on academic background and research preparation presented in the Application
Level 3: Seminar in person, or via mutual presence software on Internet
Level 4: Interview in person, or via mutual presence software on Internet

Q8. How much time does the selection process take?
Applications will be screened for interview once every three months. Each cycle of selection should be completed in about three months.

Q9. I am not an Indian citizen. Can I still apply for a PDF Position at IIT Jodhpur?
Yes. However, your Application will need to be cleared by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; the Institute will pursue the matter.

Q10. I am a fresh Ph.D. holder. Can I apply for a PDF Position at IIT Jodhpur?
Yes, ofcourse!

Q11. I am in the process of defending my thesis. Can I apply for a PDF Position at IIT Jodhpur?
Please apply immediately after submitting the thesis.

Q12. What kinds of responsibilities are the PDFs at IIT Jodhpur entrusted with?
Post-Doctoral Fellows are expected to pursue interdisciplinary research in one of the disciplines of the Institute with a Mentor Faculty Member who will essentially perform the role of a collaborator. Also the Post-Doctoral Fellow shall offer upto 7 hours per week for academic assistance, including in teaching, handling of tutorials and guiding laboratory work of students.

Q13. What are the conditions for leaving the PDF position?
If the Post-Doctoral Fellow wishes to leave the program before the end of the tenure, he/she can do so with prior consent of the PAC and by giving one month’s notice. The Fellowship may be terminated by the Institute, if the performance/conduct of the Fellow is unsatisfactory, by giving one month’s notice to the Fellow.