Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihta Wanted Junior Research Fellow

Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihta has announced the vacancy of Junior Research Fellow for the academic year 2020-2021. Interested candidates may apply by email.

Date Posted: 30th March 2021

Hiring Organization: Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Organization Profile: Indian Institute of Technology Patna is one of the new IITs established by an Act of the Indian Parliament on August 06, 2008. Patna which was known as Patliputra has been a center of knowledge since long has been attracting visitors and scholars from many parts of the world such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, among others. This has been a land of visionaries. Some of the legends from this region include Lord Gautam Buddha, Lord Mahavir, Guru Gobind Singh, the famous astronomer Aryabhatta and the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. IIT Patna has ten departments: These are Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Humanities & Social Science departments.

Job Title: Junior Research Fellow

Employment Type: Temporary

Department: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Funding Agency: Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)

Project Title: Plasma Sprayed Nano-diamond reinforced NiCrBSi Nanocomposite Coatings: Substitute to Electroplated Hard Chromium

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

i. For candidates with Master’s degree level in the following selected disciplines: Metallurgy,
Ceramic, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering / Technology, Physics, Applied
Physics, Solid State Physics/Technology/Electronic Materials/Materials, Nanotechnology,
Materials Science/Engineering, Steel Technology, Process Metallurgy, Welding Engineering,
Industrial Metallurgy, Surface Science/Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Thermal
Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering,
Industrial and Production Engineering, Foundry and Forge Technology
ii. First class (minimum 65% marks or 7.0 CPI) in M.Tech./ME/MS with GATE/NET qualifications and first class (minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CPI) in B.Tech./BE, 12th and 10th class.
a) For candidates with B. Tech./BE as qualifying degree in the following selected disciplines
(Metallurgy, Ceramic, Mechanical, Chemical Technology, Nanotechnology, Materials
Science/ Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry), 75% marks or 8.0 CPI in B.Tech./BE from institutes other than IITs/IISc and 7.0 CPI in B.Tech. from IITS and IISc with valid GATE score and first class (minimum 60% marks or 6.5 CPI) in 12th and 10th class.
b) The age should not exceed 28 years for a candidate with BE/B.Tech/M.Sc. degree as the highest qualification and 32 years for a candidate with ME/M.Tech/MS degree as the highest qualification.
c) Relaxations for SC/ST/OBC/women/PD will be given as per the GoI rules.

Desirable Qualifications: Working/research experience in the field of Ceramic/metal composites, Nanocomposites, Environmental engineering, Composite fabrication techniques, Microstructure and Phase analysis, Mechanical and Tribological characterization will be given preference.

Project Duration: Initially One year extendable upto three years or Completion of project (whichever is earlier) subject to Satisfactory performance.

Emoluments: Rs. 31,000/- per month for first two years followed by Rs. 35,000/- per month in third year (subject to satisfactory performance)

Apply Mode: Email

Last Date: On or before 20th April 2021

Organization Website:

How to Apply: 1. Candidates interested in this position and satisfying the qualification criteria should write an email to the project investigator Dr. Anup Kumar Keshri, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Patna.
2. The subject of the email should read as “JRF Position BRNS-532”. The last date for receiving this email is 20th April 2021.
3. The email MUST include the scanned/pdf copy of the duly filled application form (see below) with the applicant’s signature.
4. The email MUST include a self-attested scanned pdf copy of all supporting documents (degree certificates, mark sheets, GATE scorecard, and category certificate, if applicable).
5. The application should also include a brief Academic CV not exceeding two pages.


  1. All candidates who apply via email by 20th April 2021 (deadline) and are shortlisted will be informed regarding the further details by 26th April 2021.
  2. Date of ONLINE Interview: 30th April 2021. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they have reliable internet connectivity on the date of the online interview.

Email address to Apply: [email protected], [email protected]

Organization Address:

Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Indian Institute of Technology Patna,
Bihta, Patna -801106 (Bihar)

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