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CSIR - Indian Institute of Petroleum, CSIRIIP, Dehradun

CSIR - Indian Institute of Petroleum, CSIRIIP, Dehradun
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
P.O. IIP Mohkampur, Dehradun 248005
Phone-No: 0135 2525722
Fax: 0135 2660203
Email: Website:

About College:

CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP) is one of the leading constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). Established in 1960, the Institute is devoted to multidisciplinary areas of research and development in the downstream sector of hydrocarbon and related industry. It has dedicated experienced and qualified staff and is equipped with comprehensive state-of-art R&D facilities including pilot plants. The Institute undertakes R&D work in areas of petroleum refining, natural gas, alternative fuels, petrochemicals utilization of petroleum products in IC engines and in industrial and domestic combustion. Institute also provides technical and analytical services to petroleum refining and related industry including technology transfer for developing novel, state-of-art technologies and products.

The institute maintains its leading position in conducting training programme for technical personnel from refining industry, petrochemical plants, automotive sector, power plants and other related user industries. CSIR-IIP is committed to provide globally competitive technologies and services for hydrocarbon and related industries. This is achieved through total quality management and by anticipating and exceeding the expectations of customers through innovation, team work and commitment. The acquirement of ISO-9001 certification by the institute in 1998 and its accreditation to ISO:9001-2008 proves its commitment towards quality services and management.

Course Name:

PhD in Chemical Science [PhD program under the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)]

PhD in Chemical Engineering [PhD program under the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)]


PhD in Chemical Sciences:

Master's degree with a keen sense of scientific enquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Chemical Science. The candidate should be having a valid National level fellowship (JRF/ SRF of various funding agencies, e.g. CSIR, UGC etc.), or INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships

PhD in Chemical Engineering:

(I)           A Master’s degree in Engineering or Technology following a four-year engineering/technology or 4/5 year science degree; or an integrated minimum-5-year M Tech degree; or equivalent.


(II)         At least one of the following

(a)   Awarded a national-level fellowship (such as NET JRF) tenable at CSIR institutes

(b)   Meeting all the conditions required for eligibility for the CSIR-SRF

(c)    Meeting all the conditions for the award of the INSPIRE fellowship (typically awarded to students ranked first in the University)

The project assistants working at CSIR-IIP are also encouraged to apply for the PhD program (Chemical Sciences and Chemical engineering) meeting the eligibility criteria as per the CSIR OM No. 4/CMG/2016-PPD, dated July 4, 2016.

Selection Procedure: 

Shortlisted candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria will be called for test and / or interview. Based on the academic record and performance of the candidates in the test and / or interview, the committee recommends names of the selected candidates for the PhD program. Final list of selected candidates for PhD program will be announced on this webpage and AcSIR webpage. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the screening test and/or interview or at the time of joining.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can apply online through the website. Select "CSIR-IIP" as the CSIR lab preference in the pull-down menu in the first page of application form.

The application once submitted can be edited until the last date for submission of application. Candidates are requested to take a print out of the latest version of the application.  

Closing Date:

Admission portal will be opened on: 21st September 2018

The last date for online application submission is: 25th October 2018

Aptitude Test /Interviews: 26th November, 2018 to 14th December, 2018



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