Ph.D. Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

The Ph.D. programme in Atmospheric Sciences is for highly motivated students interested in a research career.

Check here for details: Course of study: CAS, IIT Delhi

Key Research Areas:

Check here for details: Ongoing Research at CAS

  1. Atmosphere
    Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere, General Circulation, Tropical Meteorology and Indian Monsoon, Land-Surface Process Modeling, Land-Atmosphere Interaction.
    Associated Faculty: Prof. Somnath Baidya Roy, Prof. Sarvesh Kumar Dubey, Prof. Dilip Ganguly, Prof. Saroj Kanta Mishra, Prof. Manju Mohan, Prof. Sandeep Sukumaran, Prof. Krishna AchutaRao

  2. Ocean
    Ocean Modelling, Coastal Processes, Ocean State Simulations and Forecasting, Storm Surges and Inundation.
    Associated Faculty: Prof. A. D. Rao, Prof. Vimlesh Pant, Prof. Samiran Mandal, Prof. Krishna AchutaRao

  3. Climate
    Climate Dynamics, Climate Variability and Changes, Climate Change, Detection & Attribution, Global and Regional Climate Modeling, Climate Projections, Climate Change Impacts.
    Associated Faculty: Prof Krishna AchutaRao, Prof. Saroj Kanta Mishra, Prof Sandeep Sukumaran, Prof. Sarvesh Kumar Dubey, Prof Yama Dixit

  4. Aerosols and Air Pollution
    Urban Meteorology, Air Pollution and Health, Aerosol-Climate Interactions, Heat Island Effect and Fog Prediction, Air Quality Studies.
    Associated Faculty: Prof. Manju Mohan, Prof. Sagnik Dey, Prof. Dilip Ganguly, Prof. Ravi Kumar Kunchala, Prof. Sajeev Philip

  1. Applied Mathematics
    Numerical Methods, Data Assimilation and Adjoint Modeling, Inverse Modeling, GPU Computing.
    Associated Faculty: Prof. Maithili Sharan, Prof. A D. Rao, Prof. Krishna AchutaRao, Prof. Somnath Baidya Roy, Prof. Saroj Kanta Mishra, Prof. Sandeep Sukumaran and Prof. Sarvesh Kumar Dubey

  1. Renewable Energy
    Renewable Energy Meteorology, Resource Assessment, Forecasting
    Associated Faculty: Prof. Somnath Baidya Roy, Prof. Sagnik Dey, Prof. Dilip Ganguly

Admissions to the Ph.D. programme

  1. The admissions to the Ph.D. programme are typically made twice a year – in May/June and November/December. The institute advertises Ph.D. admissions usually in March and October.
  2. The applications for Ph.D. admissions are to be submitted through the online admission portal.
  3. The Ph.D. admissions are based on the candidate's performance in an interview conducted by the Centre Research Committee.
  4. The Centre sets eligibility criteria at a higher level than the institute minimum criteria, which are revised from time to time by the Centre Research Committee. The eligibility for our Ph.D. programme in the last round of admissions is given below:

  1. Part-time/sponsored full-time admission to the Ph.D. programme is available for professionals working in atmospheric and oceanic sciences with at least one year of relevant work experience.
  2. The criteria for part-time/sponsored full-time admission are the same as those for the full-time Ph.D. programme, as mentioned above, except that the requirement of the national level qualifying exam is waived off.
  3. All part-time students working in organizations outside the 50 km radius of IIT Delhi will have to secure leave from their organizations to complete the coursework.
  4. The typical duration of the coursework is one year.
  5. The application for admission to the part-time/sponsored full-time Ph.D. should also be made through the online portal, as in the case of a full-time Ph.D.

Check here for details: IIT Delhi Curriculum Information


Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Block VI,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, India