- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry doctorate program offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar.
This course duration varies from 3 to 6 years, the student has to finish between this timeline to obtain the Ph.D. degree.
Broad Area of Research : Computational Chemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery: Infectious diseases ( H pylori) and Cancer (Kinases), Anti-Inflammatory, anti-glaucoma and epilepsy, Chemical Biology of Cancer: Targetting DNA damaging mechanism involving Kinases, Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids: DNA interacting dyes, Asymmetric Supramolecular catalysis / Asymmetric Organocatalysis, Synthesis of photoresponsive π-conjugated materials, Bio-inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, enzyme-inspired catalysts design, small molecule activation for renewable energy research, spectroscopy of gold nanoparticles, plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy, Bio-conjugates of porphyrins and Boron-dipyrromethene days for chemosensing and bio-imaging applications, Chemical crystallography, cryo crystallography of liquids, structural chemistry of drug-like molecules, polymorphism of drugs.
- Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.
- The written test is generally based on the topics related to general aptitude (logical reasoning, analytical and numerical ability, etc.), writing skills, and basic courses of various disciplines at the undergraduate level. The candidates who do not qualify in the written test need not appear for the interview. The reserved category candidates will be given due relaxation in cutoff marks as per the norms.
At least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PD) or 6.0 (5.5 for SC/ST/PD) CPI/CGPA on the scale of 10 in: MSc (Analytical Chemistry/ Organic Chemistry/ General Chemistry/ Physical Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics/ Computational Biology) or equivalent degree and related programs.