Inter-Disciplinary Reserch Platforms (IDRPs) are aimed at multi-disciplinary initiatives for problems requiring an integrated approach through the fusion of knowledge from multiple fields.
The Inter-disciplinary Research Platforms have been established at IIT Jodhpur to facilitate multi-disciplinary fusion leading to the establishment of truly transdisciplinary academic Centres.
Objectives of the IDRP (Inter-disciplinary Research Platform):
1. To create a supportive environment to pursue interdisciplinary research in the contemporary areas of innovation and research
2. To develop eco-systems for competitive and cutting edge research
3. To encourage innovation and technology development in inter-disciplinary fields
4. To initiate Ph.D and Post-doctoral research programmes in inter-disciplinary areas
5. To establish partnerships with relevant industries and research organisations in areas of mutual interest.
Details of IDRP at IIT Jodhpur
Robotics and Mobility Systems (RMS)
Interdisciplinary Research Platform (IDRP) on
Inter-Disciplinary Research Platforms (IDRPs) on Robotics and Mobility Systems (RMS) is a multi-disciplinary initiative with focus on solving open research problems requiring an integrated approach through the fusion of knowledge from multiple fields
Vision of IDRP on RMS
Advancing the frontiers by imparting advanced knowledge and promoting research and innovation in the fields of
To produce professionals with deep knowledge, and analytical and experimental research skills to handle problems in the domains of Robotics and Mobility Systems
To promote technology development and create entrepreneurial opportunities in the area
Broad Thematic Areas
Research in Robotics is aimed at overcoming challenges in perception, manipulation, navigation in unstructured and unknown dynamic environments with focus on application to defense, medical, manufacturing and social domains.
Research in Mobility Systems aimed at addressing challenges of future mobility in e-drive, autonomous driving, communication and control from the perspective of cyber-physical system.
Scope of Work
Why should you join our Programme?
Unique Programme with interdisciplinary focus
Diverse faculty strength
State of the art research laboratories
Collaborations with industry and R & D organization
IIT Jodhpur is one of the pioneering institutes in the country currently to offer an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Digital Humanities. The Inter Disciplinary Research Platform at IIT Jodhpur facilitates this doctoral degree programme. This doctoral programme offers unique opportunities to redraw conventional disciplinary boundaries among the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, technology and engineering, and the natural sciences. Doctoral students opting for this program are expected to contribute towards integrating disciplinary approaches of the humanities, liberal arts, social sciences, and computer technologies, with cross-disciplinary theorising and research that can be avant-garde to the field of Digital Humanities. Examples of research emphases may include (but are not limited to): Digital Cultures/ Cultural Practices – Past and Present; Digital Societies; Digital Heritage (Preservation, Conservation, Restoration, Recreation); Thematic Computation Reading of Novels; Multimodal Data Analytics; Digital Epistemologies and Methods. Doctoral research in Digital Humanities shall be premised on project-oriented knowledge production, the practical application of methods, and shall involve interdisciplinary collaboration workflows. In addition to the regular PhD stipend, an additional financial assistance for research may be facilitated on a competitive basis.
Research Scope and Focus Areas
The digital revolution of the 20th and 21st centuries has created new knowledge and spaces for humankind to evolve culturally with the construction of techniques and technologies. As a corollary, a new field of organised research emerged at the beginning of the 2000s examining the use and application of digital technologies in humanities, the liberal arts, social science scholarship, and beyond. Popularly nested under an umbrella term “Digital Humanities”, this area of scholarship takes a critical stance to examine the role, use, application, and impact of digital tools in our everyday life, our societies, economies, cultures, and governments. However, while the use of computational tools in social science and humanities work is not very new, the availability of a large body of cultural artefacts after the digital turn, as well as emergence of new kinds of digital objects and embodiments, has opened up several possibilities for social science and humanities research, practice and pedagogy using computational approaches. Very soon, the question of whether something is, or is not, ‘digital’ will be increasingly secondary as many forms of culture become mediated, produced, accessed, distributed or consumed through digital devices and technologies. In other words, the field of Digital Humanities is expected to grow on principles of interdisciplinary rather than multidisciplinary principles. Our research focus and pedagogy in this IDRP group emphasize on many of the emerging epistemological questions on knowledge production about generating digital data from material objects, and on rethinking of existing processes of knowledge production
Internet of Things (IoT) has gained immense interest for applications in smart agriculture, transportation, environment monitoring, healthcare, and smart wearable, Industrial IoT, and many other applications. Sensors are the key components to communicate with surroundings, which have to be both highly sensitive and selective as well. On the other hand, the data collected from sensors have to be analyzed and used for making Processes and Systems smarter. IoT and applications area is a highly multidisciplinary area involving various areas of Materials, Devices, Sensors, Circuits, Communication, and Data Analytics, and their applications in IoT system development.
Candidates of various relevant academic backgrounds with interest in this exciting upcoming area are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. position.
Since the inception of IIT Jodhpur, one of the key approaches was to deliver in the area of societal development through Inter-Disciplinary programs. Internet of Things (IoT) and Applications is one such promising area. Internet of Things (IoT) has gained immense interest for applications in smart agriculture, transportation, environment monitoring, healthcare, and smart wearable, Industrial IoT, and many other applications. Sensors are the key components to communicate with surroundings, which have to be both highly sensitive and selective as well. On the other hand, the data collected from sensors have to be analyzed and used for making Processes and Systems smarter. Following picture summarizes some of the application area of IoT.
IoT and applications area is a highly multidisciplinary area involving various areas of Materials, Devices, Sensors, Circuits, Communication, and Data Analytics, and their applications in IoT system development. The figure above shows some application areas. Impactful research is targeted through various hardware and software components, eventually covering fundamental infrastructure for various personal/ applications such as:
RFID for Food Packaging
Environment/Hazard Monitoring systems
Smart Home Management
Smart Healthcare: Personal IoT
AIoT : Artificial Intelligence of Things
Industry 4.0 : Industrial IoT
In addition, for generating skilled manpower in this area, this IRDP will provide support in offering student projects in M.Tech. in Sensors and IoT, CPS, and other programs
Ph.D. in Quantum Information and Computation
The Quantum Information and Computation (QIC) group at IIT Jodhpur is working towards analyzing classical and quantum correlations from the perspective of a practical interface between quantum optics and quantum information processing. Such correlations occupy a central position in the quest for understanding and harvesting the power of quantum mechanics and fundamentals of quantum information processing. As a group, we are addressing some of the key issues in characterizing multiqubit entanglement. From the applications perspective, the spectrum includes, but is not limited to, quantum key distribution, quantum dense coding, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, quantum game theory and quantum secure communication.
For a practical implementation of any quantum information task, it is important to consider the role of noise on the chosen task. The group is interested in the systematic study of quantum information and computation in realistic scenarios, including the effect of ambient noise, using ideas and techniques of Open Quantum Systems. At present, following faculty members are involved in the group,
Subhashish Banerjee, Department of Physics
V. Narayanan, Department of Physics
Atul Kumar, Department of Chemistry
Kiran K. Hiremath, Department of Mathematics
B. Ravindra, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mahesh Kumar, Department of Electrical Engineering
Applications are invited for Ph.D. positions in Quantum Information and Computation group. Interested applicants may apply through the online Application Submission link.
Over the last century, Quantum Mechanics has emerged as a fundamental ingredient for understanding various facets of nature such as atomic and sub-atomic physics, quantum optics and a plethora of phenomena in condensed matter physics. Modern developments in computing could be said to have started from the work of Alan Turing, while information theory was put on the pedestal of modern science by the efforts of Claude Shannon. The amalgamation of quantum physics with computing and information theory could be historically traced from the works of EPR (Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen), followed by that of John Bell and culminating in efforts made by Charles Bennett. This was further cemented by the efforts of William Wootters. Experimental developments over the last few decades have brought the subject of quantum information to the threshold of technology development.
The proposed interdisciplinary research group in Quantum Information and Computation (QIC) at IIT Jodhpur will lead us towards establishing a consilience between diverse academic spaces. In this inter-disciplinary joint collaboration, we propose to study quantum correlations in nonclassical states from the perspective of a practical interface between quantum optics and quantum information processing. Such correlations occupy a central position in the quest for understanding and harvesting the power of quantum mechanics and fundamentals of quantum information processing. Another dimension would be to analyze and characterize multiqubit entangled states for establishing shared communication network among multiple users; one of the key issues in applications such as quantum key distribution, quantum dense coding, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, quantum game theory and quantum secure communication.
The intricacy of the problem increases even further when one considers real conditions, i.e., the interaction between the principal system and environment, leading to decoherence, which adversely impacts the efficiency of quantum systems; in general. In fact, for a practical implementation of any quantum information task, it is important to consider the role of noise on the chosen task. The systematic study of quantum mechanics in realistic scenarios, including the effect of ambient noise, can be made by using ideas and techniques of Open Quantum Systems. In the proposed collaboration, we will make systematic use of Open Quantum Systems to study various facets of quantum information and computation, including quantum cryptographic tasks
Ph.D. in Smart Healthcare
The research program in Smart Healthcare aims to address the scientific and technological advancements in the area of Healthcare. The research program offers a broad spectrum of research areas relevant in the disciplines of Bioscience and Bio-engineering, Chemistry, Material Sciences, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical engineering. Currently the research groups actively participating in the doctoral program are engaged in interdisciplinary research (in Neuroscience, Immunology, Physiology, Microbiology, Computational biology, NMR metabolomics, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials Synthesis and Advanced Materials Design, Artificial Intelligence, Drug discovery and synthetic chemistry) for technology basics or device development.
The Smart Health Care IDRP aims to make use of scientific and technological advancements in the area of Healthcare. The activities will focus on designing and developing sustainable solutions for point-of-care health devices, drug discovery, affordable diagnostics, bio-compatible implants, and remote health care, including telemedicine. It will also support the development of various eHealth and mHealth based solutions for improving the quality of healthcare and making it available to masses. One of the key focuses of the platform is to devise, identify, and customize scientific and technological tools/concepts to accelerate the research and development tasks in the area of health care
Augmenting existing methods for medical research using machine learning and artificial intelligence based approaches
Designing new and optimizing existing point-of-care health devices
Identifying novel methods for early diagnosis and personalized treatments
Creating a platform to use various electronic, mechanical, and bio-sensors for improving the remote health care facilities
Why at IIT Jodhpur
We have multiple labs working in various related domains at IIT Jodhpur in collaboration with several external organizations such as AIIMS Jodhpur, Defense Lab Jodhpur, ACTREC/TMH Mumbai, and IIT Bombay
Ph.D. in Space Technologies
Description of the Program
Description of the program: Space Science and Technology (SST) is an Interdisciplinary program emphasizing on (i) the fundamental aspects of Sciences in expanding our knowledge of the Universe and (ii) the realization of end product meeting some of the needs for Space Technology. The PhD program in Space Science and Technology at IIT Jodhpur comprises of both the science as well as engineering/technology components and offers opportunity to explore career in fundamental as well as Space worthy interdisciplinary research.
Scope & Objectives
The program will offer fundamental training to the PhD students in respective fields. The fundamental research will include the exploration of the Universe (Space physics, chemistry and biology). Further, program provides opportunity towards the technological developments realizing the transition of basic research in to Space related technologies.
Why should one opt for this program and IIT Jodhpur?
IIT Jodhpur has highly qualified and experienced faculty with very wide research background in different domains of Science and Technology. The program will provide an opportunity to work on highly demanding and technologically challenging research problems in Space Science and Technology (SST) covering fundamental aspects such as exploring the Universe and applied aspects such as development of functional materials to the integrated devices, secured communications and other related Space applications adopting a system approach.
The space being so vast and varied with almost infinite number of stellar objects and perhaps more number of unknowns than nowns, offers huge opportunities to carry out fundamental research so as to develop better understanding of the Universe. Further, space also offers wide range of opportunities for its exploitation for a number of technological applications such as remote sensing using sensors operating over a range of wavelength regions including visible, infrared, microwave, etc. It comprises of both the science as well as engineering/technology components. The proposed interdisciplinary research programme on Space Science and Technology will be a collective multi-disciplinary effort to address key scientific and engineering issues in both exploring as well exploiting the space.