Dated: 03-11-2021

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Meghalaya invites applications to admit young researchers as Institute Post-doctoral Fellows (IPDFs) and Sponsored Post-doctoral Fellows (SPDFs) under Post-doctoral scheme. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme aims to identify and motivate young researchers and provide them support for research in frontier areas of science and engineering. Candidates who have applied against advertisement no NITMGH/Post-doc-Admission/2020-21/470, dated 23/03/2020 need to re-apply again however they are not required to pay any application fees, they will need to upload/submit the fee receipt which they have paid against the aforementioned advertisement as proof of payment.

Post-doctoral Fellowship Scheme:

The Institute shall admit Post-doctoral fellows under two following categories:

  • “Institute Post-doctoral Fellows (IPDF)” means a Post-doctoral Fellow, who is admitted to Postdoctoral Programme of NIT Meghalaya through the procedures adopted by Institute and avails Fellowship from the Institute fund.
  • “Sponsored Post-doctoral Fellow(SPDF)”means a Post-doctoral Fellow, who is admitted to Postdoctoral Programme of NIT Meghalaya through the procedures adopted by the Institute and avails Fellowships from any recognized funding agencies like SERB,CSIR, DST etc of the Government of India.

Eligibility for Applying Under Post-doctoral fellowship Scheme:

  • The applicant must have obtained the Ph.D degree from a reputed Institute within the preceding two years from the last date of an application against the advertisement. In addition, the scholar should have secured first class or equivalent grades in the preceding degrees.
  • Ph.D students, who have submitted their thesis, are also eligible to apply. If selected, he/ she will be offered lower fellowship amount till the award of Ph.D degree. However, they have to submit the provisional/degree certificate within 6 months from the date of appointment as an Institute PDFfailing which, the appointment will stand cancelled.
  • The applicant should have published at least 3 research papers in SCI/SCIE/SSCI journals out of their own doctoral research work to their credit as the first author.
  • A Ph.D degree holder from NIT Meghalaya is eligible to apply only after gaining one year of post-Ph.D. relevant experience.

Age Limit:

The upper age limit for the fellowship is 35 years at the time of the submission of application.

Application Fees:

Application fees of Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST candidates to be paid via online. No application fee to be paid by PWD candidates.Application fees is not refundable under any cirumstances.

Shortlisting Criteria

  • Each Department shall make the short listing of applications based on the Academic and Research records. The Departmental Research Committee (DRC) may fix additional shortlisting criteria based on the number of applications received and vacancy available.
  • Shortlisted candidates will present his/her research work (including Ph.D & Proposed future work) before the Departmental Research Committee (DRC).
  • Each Department shall forward the recommended list to the Postdoctoral Selection Committee.

Post- doctoral Fellows Tenure and Fellowship

The appointment of Institute Post-doctoral Fellows is of purely a temporary assignment and is tenable for an initial period of 1 year that can be extended to a maximum period of another 1 year based on the recommendation of DRC and subsequent approval of the Competent Authority. The tenure of Sponsored Postdoctoral Fellows (SPDF) will be as per the guidelines of sponsored organization.

The Post-doctoral Fellows shall be entitled to receive the grants as given below

  • Under (Institute Post-doctoral Fellow )IPDF Scheme:
    • The amount of the fellowship for IPDF will be fixed at Rs. 55,000/- only pm for a period of one year extendable to 1 more year. However, he/she will be paid Rs. 40,000/- per month and remaining balance amount (i.e. Rs. 15,000/-) will be deposited in a Recurring Deposit (RD) account and shall be paid upon completion of one year. The same will be forfeited if the Post-Doctoral Fellow leaves the institute within a year.
    • If the scholar is extended after completion of one year, then Rs. 15,000/- from his fellowship will be kept again in the Recurring Deposit (RD) account and this amount will be forfeited if the Post-Doctoral Fellow leaves the institute before the extended period.
    • An Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow can attend conferences during his/her tenure at NIT Meghalaya with a maximum ceiling on financial support of ₹50000 only during the 2 years Post-Doctoral Programme.
  • Sponsored Post-doctoral Fellow (SPDF) Scheme:
    The amount of the fellowship for SPDF will be as per norms of sponsored agencies/ organizations.

Work Assignment, Facilities and Leave:

The Selected Post-doctoral Fellows will be governed by Regulation of NIT Meghalaya. The work assignment, additional guidelines facilities and leave will be applicable as per the Regulation.

How to Apply:

STEP-I: Candidates are advised to make the application fee payment as per category (Rs. 1000/ for Gen/OBC, Rs. 500/- for SC/ST and no fee for PWD). Application fees is not refundable under any cirumstances.

STEP-II :Fill the online application form. After submission, print out of the online application form to be sent by email along with all scanned documents.

STEP-III: Hard copy of the application form along with payment proof with all the testimonials (self attested) to be sent by post to the mentioned address.

STEP:-1: Instructions for Payment Process using State Bank Collect (SBI Collect):

  1. Click on “Make Payment using SBI Collect” below.
  2. A DISCLAIMER CLAUSE page will open. Check the box for I have read and accepted the terms and conditions stated above and click on the PROCEED button.
  3.  From the drop down menu, State of Corporate/Institution, select Meghalaya.
  4. From the drop down menu, Type of Corporate/Institution, select Educational Institutions. Click on the GO button.
  5. From the drop down menu, Educational Institutions Name, select NIT MEGHALAYA FEE COLLECTION. Click on the SUBMIT button.
  6. A page for details of payment will open. Under Select Payment Category, select APPLICATION FEES.
  7. Please read the complete page carefully.
  8. A page to verify details and confirm this transaction will appear. Click on the CONFIRM button if your details are correct.
  9. You will be directed to payment page
  10. Complete the payment process by selecting the mode of payment that you wish.
  11. Save Reference number and date of payment for filling the online Application.

STEP II: Submission of online Application Form:


  1. Click on the online application form link,Online Application
  2. Fill your details completely and upload all the necessary documents.
  3. If a candidate is applying for more than one department, the candidate must pay application fee separately to both applications and choose the desired departments in the online application form.
  4. Candidates are advised to check the application in all aspects before pressing the submit button. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be modified.
  5. Finally, take a print out for sending by post along with self attested photocopies of all your documents.
  6. Soft copy of the form along with all scanned documents should be mail to, subject of the mail should be “IPDF/SPDF application form of (Your Name), (Dept applied) for (Post Doc Scheme)”.

Step: III: Hard Copy of Submission of Application:

The following documents (whichever is applicable) should be enclosed along with the printout of online application form:

  1. A recent photograph of the candidate is to be fixed on space provided in the application.
  2. Self attested copy of Payment proof.
  3. Statement of Purpose (SoP) indicating the area and type of research work he/ she proposes to carry out.
  4. Self attested copy of Educational qualifications Mark sheets and certificates as per filled online application form.
  5. Self attested copy of SC/ST/OBC candidates from a competent authority (not below the rank of a Tahsildar/ Circle Officers).
  6. Sponsorship Certificate in the prescribed format ( In case of SPDF candidates)
  7. Self attested copy (1st page) of all research publications in Journals and Conferences (if any).

The completed application along with required enclosures in a A4 size envelope by mentioning "Application for Post-doctoral Fellowship under ------------ IPDF/SPDF category in ----------------- Department should reach to the following address before the last date of Receipt of Application.

Asst. Registrar (Academic Affairs),
Deans Block, NIT Meghalaya,
Bijni Complex, Laitumkhrah,
Shillong-793003, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

Important Dates:


Activation of online application form in the Institute Website


Last date of filling online application


Last date for receipt of  hard copy of application by post


Notification of Shortlisted Candidates

To  be notified later

Online Interview/ Presentation

To  be notified later

Display of  Final Selected Candidates

To  be notified later

Note: If any of the above specified dates is declared as holidays, consequently the next working day is considered as last date.

The status regarding the selection of candidates for the admission to the Post-doctoral Programme will be available at institute website ( Selected candidates will be informed through email in respect of admission guidelines.

For queries, mail to:


Assistant Registrar (AA)