Directors Fellowship

Director’s Fellowship



Research scholars who have already submitted their thesis from IIT Ropar and who would like to continue research for some more time to conclude some unfinished work.


Application Processing

a) The applicant may apply during submission of synopsis not exceeding 5 years of doctoral research.

b) The applicant may apply during submission of synopsis.

c) Application should be addressed to Dean (Research) through PhD supervisor and HoD.

d) The application should be accompanied with a recommendation from the supervisor.



Selection will be done based on the recommendation of the DC.


Duration and joining

a) The duration of the fellowship will be maximum for a period of 6 months.

b) After joining as a pre-doctoral fellow, the student has to give a joining report.



The pre-doctoral fellows are eligible for the following benefits.


Fellowship Amount

Rs. 50,000/ - (consolidated) before defense of thesis and Rs.  56,000(consolidated) thereafter .


Suitable Hostel/Campus accommodation as

per IIT norms will be provided if requested

and if available

Medical benefits/Insurance

As applicable to PhD Scholars

Permission for Conference

Can use funds left from the PhD period


As applicable to PhD Scholars (on pro rata

basis )


Can be given on a pro rata basis.


The candidate will receive a certificate of

appreciation for this fellowship from IIT





















If the student wishes to leave the programme before the end of the tenure, he/she can do so with prior approval of Dean (Research) giving one month’s notice. The fellowship may be terminated by the Institute if the performance / conduct of the student is unsatisfactory after giving one month’s notice to the student.

After completing the Director's fellowship program or while leaving the program, the scholar needs to submit the progress report to Associate Dean(Research) office through the department.