JRF Admission 2018-19 open in IIT (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad

Dhanbad:  Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad [IIT(ISM)], previously known as ISM Dhanbad, has released official notification for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) – PhD Programs 2018-19. The PhD research areas are available in 23 disciplines. The selected candidates will get a consolidate fellowship as per JRF provision.

Key Dates: Commencement of online application is 01 May 2018. The Last date for submitting application online is 31 May 2018. Entrance Examination at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad will be held on 23 June  2018 (Sunday).


Essential Criteria

The minimum eligilibty criteria required by an applicant are as follows:

A postgraduate graduate degree (e.g. M.Tech. / M.Sc. / M.A. / MBA / etc.) with minimum 65% or 7.0 OGPA/CGPA.


A postgraduate degree with minimum 55% or 6.0 OGPA/CGPA in Humanities and Social Studies disciplines


An undergraduate degree of B.Tech degree with minimum 65% or 7.0 OGPA/CGPA in the respective disciplines of Mining engineering or Mining Machinery Engineering disciplines.


An undergraduate degree of B.Tech. from IITs with minimum 75% or 8.0 OGPA/CGPA WITH valid GATE score.

List of Departments where PhD Admission is available:

Applied Chemistry (Chemistry)

Applied Geology (Applied Geology)

Applied Geophysics (Applied Geophysics)

Applied Mathematics (Mathematics)

Applied Mathematics (Statistics)

Applied Physics (Physics)

Chemical Engineering

Computer Science & Engg

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engg

Electronics Engg

Environmental Science & Engg

Environmental Science & Engg

Fuel and Mineral Engineering

Fuel and Mineral Engineering

Humanities & Social Sciences – English Language/Literature

Humanities & Social Sciences – Philosophy

Humanities & Social Sciences – Sociology

Management Studies – Industrial Engg. & Management

Management Studies Management

Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Mining Engineering Mining Engineering

Mining Machinery Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Age limit for various categories as on the last date of online application [31.05.2018] are:

General Male Candidate: 30 years

OBC/PC/SC/ST/Female Candidates: 5 years

The selection JRFs will be depending on the number of vacancies and performance of qualified candidates. The institute will adopt screening test and interview for the selection of JRF. The screening test will be held on 23 June 2018 at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad only.

The following candidates are not required to give screening test to qualify for the interview:

  1. Valid GATE score above the cut-off mark as decided by IIT(ISM) JRF Admission Committee.
  2. Valid NET-JRF rank.
  3. M.Tech from CFTIs with minimum 75% or 8.5 OGPA/CGPA.
  4. B.Tech. from IITs in respective discipline with minimum of 75 % or 8.0 OGPA/CGPA with valid GATE score above the cut-off.

The above modes will be considered as screening criteria only. Merit list will be prepared only on the basis of performance of the candidate in the interview.

For exact details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of  IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.


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