Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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The Department of CSE (IITB) invites applications for faculty positions at all levels and in all areas in Computer Science and Engineering. Applications for sabbatical/short-term visits are also welcome. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related areas and should show evidence of exceptional research potential.

  • Why IIT Bombay?

    The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) is well known as one of India's premier engineering institutes, which has produced highly successful researchers and entrepreneurs. IIT Bombay has among the brightest engineering/science students in the country. We take pride in our active and vibrant academic research environment. The Department of CSE (IITB) has not only the largest set of CSE faculty (see faculty list here), but also among the best research minds in almost every area of Computer Science. We provide a nurturing, friendly, and flexible environment for faculty to develop their academic research careers. And last but not least, the quality of living on IIT Bombay campus is invaluable in many ways.

    • Research-Friendly Environment

      The CSE department and the institute, offer an environment conducive to research, e.g.

      1. Easily manageable teaching load (1 course per semester) and availability of teaching assistants.
      2. The opportunity to join existing labs and centers (see, for example CFDVS Lab) with established research programs, as well as the opportunity to build your own infrastructure and associated research program in the Graduate Research Labs.
      3. A substantial "seed" grant is given to new faculty, to jump-start their research program.
      4. Funding for travel to international conferences.
      5. An excellent central library, with a generous book allowance to the department, and subscription to all major on-line technical resources.

      In addition to this, it is possible to raise grant money for research through various government and industry sources. 

      1. Government agencies invite proposals all year round, and are generally keen to grant funding in various thrust areas.
      2. Mumbai(Bombay) is home to big corporate houses in the information technology space (e.g., Tata) which continue to fund large projects at IIT Bombay.
      3. Several Bangalore and Pune based technology companies fund exciting research projects at IIT Bombay (see Funded Projects). IIT Bombay's most significant advantage in this respect is, again, it's location - Mumbai is very well-connected to Bangalore and Pune.

    • Strong Graduate Programme

      IIT Bombay has significantly increased its focus on graduate programs, in addition to regularly being the most-sought destination for undergraduate students. Some points worth noting are:

      1. CSE, IIT Bombay now has more students per graduate batch than per undergraduate batch.
      2. All graduate students admitted through the main selection process are guranteed teaching assistantships for the entire duration of their programmes here, including summers (two years for M.Tech. and four years for Ph.D.).
      3. Increase in incentives for joining the Ph.D. programme, such as well-paying fellowships and funding for conference travel, has resulted in attracting more Ph.D. students to the department.
      4. The M.Tech degree (M. Tech.) is a two-year program with the second year almost entirely devoted to the Masters thesis work. We also have a three-year M.Tech program where students can contribute to R&D over an extended period.
      5. Recently, the Computer Science department started offering a "Dual Degree", which allows a student to work for almost two and half years on a project - enough time to do some significant research.

    • Faculty Benefits

      Faculty enjoy several personal benefits, for example

      1. A beautiful residential campus, with top-notch sporting facilities.
      2. On-campus housing and free high-speed LAN connection at home.
      3. There are two schools within campus, Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School) as well as the Campus School, to which faculty can admit their children. There are also several other good quality schools in the vicinity of the campus.
      4. On-campus free or subsidized medical care for faculty and their dependents.
      5. Consulting: Faculty are allowed to earn additional personal income by offering their expert services to industry clients. IIT Bombay's IRCC (Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre) facilitates this activity.

      Benefits are subject to availability and other conditions. The above reflects typical benefits enjoyed by most faculty members. However, all final decisions are made by the corresponding authorities.

    • Quality of Life on IIT Bombay Campus

      Living on the IIT Bombay campus offers an absolutely unbeatable combination of opportunities - that of living in a city that is the financial, business, and entertainment hub of India, while still enjoying the peace and quiet of a lush green campus nestled between a lake and rolling hills. The campus has all amenities needed for a high quality of living - green, tree-filled and pollution-free surroundings, children's park, swimming pool and various sports facilities: tennis, badminton, squash, volley-ball, basket-ball, hockey, cricket, football, etc. There is an on-campus creche (day-care centre), and two schools.

      Children"s Park

      The campus is vibrant with student-led cultural activities throughout the year. Faculty gets free, premium seating at professional performances during the main cultural festival (Mood Indigo), as well as at the enthralling Performance Arts Functions (student performances). There are additional cultural events (music, dance, theater, movies) throughout the year in the various campus auditoriums.

      The campus community is a warm, friendly community of IIT Bombay faculty, staff and students that comes together for events such as Holi and Diwali. The CSE department itself has informal get-togethers, such as faculty picnics and dinners, and faculty-student cricket matches.

      If you do step out of the campus, the most energetic city of India invites you to explore it. Local transportation in Mumbai is "legendary", and an impressive network of buses and trains takes you to every corner of the city. IIT Bombay is a 45-minute train ride away from various interesting downtown areas which make for fun day trips. Trekking in the nearby Sahyadris is also a favourite weekend activity of Mumbai-ites (and IITB students) and faculty have several opportunities of joining the students on such treks.

      Additionally, if you have family somewhere else in India, there is no city as well connected to the rest of country as Mumbai. Lastly, international travel is convenient since all major international airlines have daily flights in and out of Mumbai.

  • How to Apply
    Please submit the following material on the appropriate portal as directed on this link :
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Statement of Research
    3. Statement of Teaching
    4. Copies of 3 papers that you consider your best
    5. Names and contact information including official website and e-mail addresses of 3 or more referees
    6. Any other information required as directed on the portal
    The application is processed in the following steps:
    1. Application: Candidate sends full application, and department receives reference letters from referees
    2. Departmental interview: Candidate visits the department for 2 days for a research talk and one-to-one meetings and interaction with departmental faculty
    3. Institute selection committee: This is the interview by the official selection committee which is scheduled once the department recommends the candidate; while in most cases the departmental recommendation is taken, the committee is not bound by the same.

    Candidates from under-represented categories including SC/ST, OBC-NC, EWS, PWD as well as women candidates are encouraged to apply.

    People with extensive and impactful industrial experience are invited to apply for Professor of Practice (PoP) positions. More information about the eligibility criteria and job description for these positions are included in this document. The application process is similar to that described earlier in this document.
  • Additional Information

Join us as a Post-doctoral Fellow

Institute Post-doctoral (post-doc) fellowships are available in the CSE Department as well as various other academic Departments, Centres, Schools and Inter-disciplinary programs. There is no last date for the applications. The Search Committees meet regularly to consider the applications and arrange for invited seminars and/or interviews as the need arises. Please write to the head of the department with your CV, and information on any faculty members you propose to work with.

  • Fellowship Benefits
    ExperienceFellowship Amount
    Fresh PhD with no post-PhD experienceRs. 65,000/- p.m.
    PhD + 1 year of post-PhD experienceRs. 68,000/-p.m
    PhD + 2 years of post-PhD experienceRs. 71,000/-p.m.
    Non-lapsable contingency grantRs. 15,000/year
    • No on-campus accommodation will be provided but HRA @24% of the salary will be given.

  • Eligibility & Evaluation

    The evaluation parameters are as follows:

    1. The candidate should have at least 2 publications in top-tier good conferences or journals coming out of the work done for Ph.D.
    2. Continued good performance in research post-PhD (for those who are not fresh out of PhD). This may be relaxed for candidates who have worked in non-research jobs.
    3. The work of the candidate, as exhibited in the 2 to 3 papers submitted by the candidate as a part of the application, should be adjudged to be of high quality by the departmental committee.
    4. The candidate should have at least two letters of recommendation from people conversant with the research area of the candidate.

    In addition to this take note of the following:

    1. GCandidates can join once they have submitted their PhD thesis. Having defended the PhD thesis is not a requirement. However, the PostDoc offer will be conditional on the successful defense in some time limit.
    2. It is expected that candidates should be recent graduates within a couple of years of finishing the PhD, although exceptions are possible. In particular for women who have taken a break to have kids, and wish to get back into research.
    3. A candidate doing a postdoc at IIT Bombay cannot be considered for faculty positions at IITB immediately.
    4. A faculty member of the department should be willing to act as guide/mentor.
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