Research areas

Areas in which research is being carried out, and the details of the existing facilities are given below.


  1. Chemistry:

    Biophysical chemistry and molecular dynamics simulations, Mechano-chemistry, Equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics of soft matter, Structure and dynamics of polymers/ macromolecules, Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and their application in catalysis of chemical reactions including organic transformation, Design and synthesis of novel classes of organic macromolecules and their applications in material science.

    A well-equipped synthesis lab is available for the research in experimental chemistry. A central facility of sophisticated analytical instruments have been planned for the next year.

    Also a High performance computing cluster is available within the Institute.

  2. Civil Engineering:

    Structural engineering: Buckling and post-buckling of open sections, cold formed steel structural members, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete.

    Geotechnical Engineering: Foundation engineering, strength and deformation behavior of soil, Geosynthetics and Ground improvement techniques, Geotechnical &Geoenvironmental engineering.

    Water Resource Engineering: Hydrological modelling and uncertainty analysis, climate and land use change modelling.

    The research oriented lab facilities listed below (but not limited to) will be procured/developed within six months:

    Structural Engineering: 100kN & 500kN Servo hydraulic UTMs, Actuators:100 kN (3Nos.), 250kN (3Nos.), and 500kN(2 Nos) 2D & 3D testing frames, Data Acquisition Systems, Shake Table, Load Controlled UTMs :3MN, 5MN and 10MN

    Geotechnical Engineering: Servo controlled monotonic/cyclic triaxial testing system, consolidation test apparatus, Direct shear apparatus, Flexible wall permeameter and various geosynthetics testing equipment.

    General computational facilities: Various analysis and design software, Finite Element Method software, Spatial data analysis softwares, and High performance computing cluster of the Institute. General workshop: Lathe, milling, grinding and drilling machines, welding, power tools etc.

  3. Computer Science & Engineering:

    Algorithms, Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Type theory, Functional Programming and Proof Assistants, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Optimization, Bioinformatics.

  4. Electrical Engineering:

    Semiconductor devices and modeling,nanoelectronics, plasmonics/optoelectronics, Microwave Engineering, wireless communication, communication theory, statistical signal processing, information and coding theory, Microwave Remote Sensing, Power Electronics, VLSI and Control System, Biomedical signal processing, Embedded signal processing and low power reconfigurable circuits, Brain-Computer Interface Systems.

    Facilities: High performance computing cluster of the Institute. High frequency microwave and communication, device characterisation facility, power electronics, machines labs and research facilities are being setup.

  5. Mathematics:

    Functional Analysis, Differential Equations and Several Complex Variables.

  6. Mechanical Engineering:

    Engine modelling/control, Optical diagnostics in combustion, Fracture mechanics, Computational fluid dynamics & turbulence, additive manufacturing, materials and tribology.

    Facilities: Engine research facility, laser diagnostic lab, High performance computing cluster, 3D printing, material characterization facility etc.

  7. Physics:

    Quantum information theory, Non Equilibrium quantum systems, Physics of soft materials: Theory and simulations, Plasmonic systems: Experiments and Numerical simulations. Transport studies in 2D materials and perovskites.

    Research opportunities include strong exposure to high performance computing platforms, numerical simulations using Mathematica, Matlab, and COMSOL Multiphysics, working with sophisticated experimental facilities such as UHV thin film deposition system, hydrocarbon free RF/DC sputter systems, experimental arrangement to map dispersion characteristics of plasmons using Photon tunnelling and facility for measurements at temperatures down to 1.5 K.

  8. Humanities and Social Sciences:

    Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism
    Sociology of Medicine, Psychiatry and Mental Asylums, History of Science and Medicine, Sociology of Law, Legal History, Muslims, Islamic Law, Education, Social Mobility, Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism and Informal Legal Systems.

    Development and Growth, Labour and Employment, Women and Work, Migration, Time Use Studies