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Written By Ajit Kumar on Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 12:08 AM

CHENNAI – 600 036

Advertisement No. IITM/R/3/2015 Dated 21.10.2015

IIT Madras invites applications from individuals with an established record of independent, high quality research and commitment to teaching and research for faculty positions at the levels of:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR:  Pay Band 3 (Rs.15600-39100) with AGP Rs.  8,000/-
  For direct recruits, minimum pay in the PB-3 to be   
  fixed at Rs.30,000/-

in the Departments of

*        Aerospace Engineering
*        Chemical Engineering
*        Civil Engineering
*        Computer Science & Engineering
*        Electrical Engineering
      *     Engineering Design

*        Mathematics
*        Mechanical Engineering
*        Metallurgical & Materials Engineering


Ph.D., with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch with consistently good academic record throughout.


Candidates with exceptionally good academic record with commensurate experience may be considered for the post of Associate Professor at the discretion of the Selection Committee.


At least 3 years industrial / research / teaching experience excluding however, the experience gained while pursuing Ph.D.

Candidates preferably should be below 35 years of age.

Assistant Professor on contractual basis
Candidates not eligible for direct recruitment may be put on tenure track for the regular post of Assistant Professor.  At the entry level they may be placed in Pay band – 3 of Rs.15600-39100 with AGP of Rs.6000/- with seven non-compounded advance increments and shall move after 1 year to AGP of Rs.7000/- and after 3 years to AGP of Rs.8000/- with a minimum pay of Rs.30000/- 

On completion of 3 years service as Assistant Professor with AGP of Rs.8000/-, shall move to Pay Band – 4 (Rs.37400-67000) with an AGP of Rs.9000/-


Applications are to be submitted online at facapp.iitm.ac.in; fillable forms and instructions can be found at the same site. Also send one signed hardcopy of the data sheet (only) to:

Dean (Administration)
IIT Madras
Chennai 600 036.

The completed application materials should be uploaded on or before November 9, 2015


Please send one application form for each post, if applying for more than one; a single application form is sufficient for applying to multiple departments – indicate the departments in the form in the appropriate columns.  Enclosures are to be uploaded along with the application form, as separate documents (pdf preferred).  The application form / data sheet is a summary sheet mainly for data collection for statutory and statistical purposes and all details should be in attached Academic Profile as detailed below.

Enclose a detailed Academic Profile including the following information:
a)    A Teaching Plan, indicating core courses from the IITM core courses master list (available at the iitm website) that you can teach as also an expanded statement of your objectives and long term interests in coursework development. For those with prior teaching experience, the statement should contain student feedback ratings, profiles of “3 best courses” taught by the candidate in the last five years (profile should contain course outline / teaching plan, novel methods used, if any, including online content, term papers, group activity etc.).  The statement should also include details of any teaching related awards and details of participation in teacher development programs as participant or as mentor.

b)    A Research and Industrial Consultancy plan highlighting your current and past research interests and achievements as also future plans in the short and long terms. As part of the research plan statement, candidates are expected to submit copies of “3 best papers” authored in the last 10 years, highlighting a) why the work is important (context) and b) if joint work with non-students, what is the contribution.  Also to be highlighted are achievements of research scholars guided, especially where one can take pride in the work done or the role played in guiding.
c)    Details of publications / conference papers presented, listing chronologically:

Names of authors, title of the paper, name of the journal/conference, volume/ proceedings, pages (from – to), year, etc.   Group the above as Journal Publications and papers presented at National / International Conferences.  For each paper, include citation count and Journal Impact factors as available.

Awards, Patents, Prizes etc. indicating:

Nature, name of prize/award, awarded by, awarded for, year of award
Name of the patent, year and details about the patent, etc. as well as the candidate’s specific contribution viz a viz the co-inventors

Research guidance (Ph.D./M.S./M.Tech., only those with formal guide status) listing:

Research degree, name of the scholar, title of thesis, year of award etc. If candidate is not the sole supervisor (Guide), all co-guides to be listed.  Degrees in progress may be indicated separately.

Role in and details of externally funded projects carried out, listing:

Title of the project, duration, sponsor, value, co-investigators, if any, role of the candidate and specific contributions, etc.  Candidates should highlight specific contributions, if any, to industry, pointing out the challenges overcome, the value of the work to the industry etc.

Other Activities like:

Text books and Monographs written with details,
Continuing education programs / conferences organized (as an organizer or co-organizer) etc.

Any other relevant but brief information on academic standing.

Candidates are requested to contact the referees to send letters of reference directly to the Heads of the concerned departments, I.I.T. Madras, Chennai 600 036 either by post or by email; email addresses are listed at the IIT Madras website.

Candidates to upload reprints of three best papers published along with a short description of their technical contribution to each of these papers.




·           Details of specific fields and faculty positions currently being proposed for recruitment in different departments are listed in the website as departments / areas along with a list of interdisciplinary areas of interest.  It is expected that faculty members will be affiliated to the department most closely associated with their research interests.  However, they may teach core courses from other departments also so as to meet individual core course teaching load requirements.

·           Further details regarding various Departments, Faculty, Postgraduate Programmes and areas of research can be had from the individual departmental websites and also at www.iitm.ac.in


The scales of pay along with approximate total emoluments at the minimum of the scale, as of 1.7.2015, for the post of Assistant Professor are as follows (assuming DA of 119%)

Scale of pay
Total emoluments
With House Rent Allowance
Without House Rent Allowance
Assistant Professor
PB3 Rs.15600-39100 with
AGP of Rs. 8000/-

Minimum pay Rs.30,000/-
Assistant Professor (on contractual basis)
PB3 Rs.15600-39100 with
AGP of Rs. 6000/-

  • Assistant Professors recruited on contractual basis need not appear before the Selection Committee again to be placed in regular scale as above

·                The posts carry allowances such as D.A., H.R.A. and transport allowance as per rules of the Institute, which at present correspond to those admissible to Central Government employees stationed at Chennai.

·                Depending upon the qualifications and experience, higher starting salary may be offered in deserving cases.

·                Those who have applied against Standing Advertisement are urged to submit updated data.



For candidates joining the Institute from abroad - Reimbursement of one-way economy class airfare for travel subject to the condition that they serve the Institute for a minimum period of 3 years.

Relocation allowance of Rs.50,000/- or actual, whichever is less, towards transportation of personal effects is also provided for candidates joining the Institute from abroad.

Initiation Grant of Rs. 5 lakhs on joining, to be used for initial research set up, travelling to conferences etc.

Startup Grant of Rs.20 lakhs or more for carrying out research project of 3 years duration.

Reimbursement of telephone bills up to Rs.750/p.m. and STD facility for office telephone.

A Cumulative Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) of Rs.3 lakhs for every block period of 3 years (Rupees one lakh per year) is made available to every member of the faculty on reimbursable basis to meet the expenses for participation in national and international conferences, payment of membership fee of professional bodies and contingent expenses.

No limit on the attendance at International Conferences without Institute financial assistance.

Accommodation: On arrival, may stay in Guest House up to a month on concessional rates and allotment of single bedroom quarter on spot allotment basis subject to availability.

The Institute encourages interaction of the faculty with industry, other research and professional institutions.  Consultancy is encouraged at IIT Madras and liberal consultancy policies are in practice.

Professional visits can be undertaken during vacation period for carrying out scientific research work.

Flexible Sabbatical Leave facility.

Facilities for Research and Development activities exist in all the Departments and Centres.  These are being continuously modernized with contemporary equipment and services.  Good facilities also exist for computing.  The Institute has a well-stocked library.

Medical Insurance for cash-less in-patient treatment at leading hospitals and free outpatient support in the well equipped Institute Hospital for Staff & dependents.

Most of the day-to-day facilities are available on the Campus including banks, post office, small shopping center, schools (upto 12th standard), Crèche for children, well equipped hospital, sports facilities including a swimming pool and vast play-grounds for field games.  Cultural facilities include film clubs, Classical music societies, debating and drama, hobbies club and the Staff Club.


Permanent faculty positions are open to Indian Nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and overseas citizens of India (OCI).  Appointment of foreign nationals for fixed period on contract basis is permissible.

Political and security clearance from Ministries of External Affairs and Home Affairs is necessary in every case for individuals with foreign passports. 

Reservation:  Reservation as per Government of India rules, as applicable to IITs, is  followed, without any relaxation on qualifications and experience.  Necessary certificates pertaining to the current financial year 2015 - 2016 must be enclosed with the application form.

Candidates employed in Government and Semi-Government Organizations, Public Undertakings, University and Educational Institutions must apply through their present employers. If they anticipate unavoidable delay in their applications being forwarded through proper channel, they may submit advance copies of their applications directly to the Dean (Admn.), IIT Madras.

Candidates are requested to send their application in the prescribed format only

The Institute reserves the right to fill or not fill any or all the posts advertised.
The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for interview to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement and other academic achievements.

The invitation to candidate for interview merely indicates that it is felt that he/she with others may be suitable for the post and conveys no assurance whatsoever that he/she will be recommended or selected or his/her conditions specified in the application will be accepted. 

The Institute reserves the right to screen and call only such candidates as are found prima-facie suitable for being considered by the Selection Committee.  Thus, just fulfilling the minimum prescribed conditions would not entitle one to be called for interview.

No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from candidates regarding reason for not being called for interview / outcome of interview.

The Institute may consider candidates whose area of specialization lie outside those stated herein, provided these persons have an outstanding record.

Outstation candidates called for personal interview will be paid economy airfare by the shortest route.

The candidate is responsible for the correctness of the information provided in the application. If it is found at a later date that any information given in the application is incorrect / false the candidature / appointment is liable to be cancelled / terminated.

Candidates can get in touch with the Head of the concerned Department for additional information.


CHENNAI – 600 036

Advertisement No. IITM/R/3/2015 Dated 21.10.2015

Applications are invited from distinguished academic personnel/professionals from Academia, R&D Labs, and Industry in India for effective teaching and commitment to enhance the research activities in the field of Process metallurgy of iron and steel to develop human resources to support future needs of steel plants, academia and R & D Institutions for recruitment of


under the scheme of “Ministry of Steel Chair Professor”, Ministry of Steel, Government of India. The scheme for Chair Professor commences in 2015 and will run for three years.


Ph.D. with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree in the area of process metallurgy of iron and steel with consistently good academic record throughout.


Candidates should have at least 15 years industrial and/or R&D experience in the field or 15 years of teaching and research experience in the field. Candidates should have good number of publications and/or patents. Evidence of project leadership/initiative/performance will be highly desirable.  The Chair professor is expected to participate in teaching, offer undergraduate and post-graduate projects and engage in research related to process metallurgy of iron and steel.


Process metallurgy of iron and steel. Expertise in modelling of metallurgical processes related to iron and steel making is desirable.


The age at the time of appointment of chair Professor should not exceed 65 years.


1)         The salary of the Ministry of Steel Chair Professor would be fixed in the scale of   HAG/Pay Band-4 and exact salary would be fixed by IIT Madras after taking into account     qualification, experience, etc. into consideration

2)         In additional to the salary an allowance of Rs.25,000/- per month (over and above the       salary of the Chair Professor as fixed by the Institute) will be given.  This additional        salary will be termed as the “Ministry of Steel Chair Allowance”.

3)         Contingency of Chair Professor would be given @ Rs. 2 lakh per year and travel expenses of Chair Professor would be given @ Rs.1 lakh per year.  However, these will         be admissible subject to actual expenditure by the Chair Professor.  Expenditure on            foreign travel will not be given by Ministry of Steel.

4)         Note that HRA of the Ministry of Steel Chair Professor, if any, will not be reimbursed

Prescribed application form and other details can be downloaded from the Institute Website: www.iitm.ac.in. The filled–in application form along with bio data and other necessary documents should reach The Dean (Administration), Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036 and also e-mail the soft copy of application to deanadmin@iitm.ac.in on or before
9th November 2015.

Departments and Specializations

Specialization Areas
Aerospace Engineering

Only candidates with a clear focus on one or more of the specified areas will be considered
Assistant Professor

Experimental Structural Mechanics/Composites
Aircraft Aerodynamics (Experimentalists preferred)
Control and Flight Mechanics of Aerospace vehicles
Aircraft Design (aerodynamic/structural)
Chemical Engineering

Assistant Professor
Energy- Thermochemical processing of fuels; Unconventional energy sources; Carbon capture and sequestration; Electrochemical energy systems; Process intensification.

Environment - Aerosol  fate and transport; Water resources ; Management and recovery of large scale ecological systems; Environmental sensors.

Materials - Synthesis and surface chemistry of functional materials; Non - equilibrium statistical mechanics/ multi-scale/ ab initio modeling; Biomaterials;  Materials processing - solar cells; Active matter.

Systems Biology - Bioinformatics; Modeling  of disease inception, growth and treatment; Biological network analysis
Civil Engineering

Assistant Professor
Building Sciences, Infrastructure / Construction Management (with basic degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture)

Solid Waste Management ( with basic degree in Civil Engineering or Chemical  Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Health Monitoring, Fire & Wind Engineering (with basic degree in Civil Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Assistant Professor
All areas
Electrical Engineering
Outstanding candidates in other areas of electrical engineering may also be considered for AP
Assistant Professor

Machine Learning, VLSI, Network Resource Allocation

Engineering Design
Candidates should have demonstrated significant research output in one or more of the indicated areas
Assistant Professor
Automotive Electronics, Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Design  - required at least one degree in electrical/electronics / allied areas

Biomedical Electronics, Medical Device Design, Medical Robotics - required at least one degree in biomedical or electrical/electronics/ allied areas

Assistant Professor
Probability Theory and /or Statistics

Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor
Robotics & Controls

Bio- Mechanics

Machining and Machine tools

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Assistant Professor
Extractive Metallurgy

Steel Chair Professor
Pl see link in iitm website
(in Bio-Technology and Chemical Engineering departments)
Assistant Professor
Systems Biology

Additional information:  Candidates may visit websites of individual departments for more specific information on departments and for any of the additional details.

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