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Call for proposal TIH-IoT CHANAKYA Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program 2023-24 (1)

About TIH Foundation for IoT & IoE (TIH-IoT)

TIH Foundation for IoT & IoE (TIH-IoT) has been setup as a Section-8 company (not-for-profit) by IIT Bombay under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS), being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Technology Innovation Hub for IoT & IoE (TIH-IoT) at IIT Bombay is focusing on creating a self-sustaining innovation continuum by fostering translational research for technology & product development, building highly knowledgeable human resources, and a vibrant start-up ecosystem, in the technology vertical of the Internet of Things (IoT). The goal is to help India become a pioneer in technology-led economic growth and prepare the country to be the world leader in the technology arena.

About the Program

Comprehensive and Holistic Advancement of National Knowledge Yield and Analytics (CHANAKYA) is an initiative under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) with a focus on human resources development. TIH-IoT CHANAKYA Post-Doctoral Fellowships are primarily aimed at encouraging in-depth analysis and enriching knowledge in CPS, creating new scientific knowledge/ technology solutions, and solving problems of the industry. The fellowships will be supporting motivated young researchers in the area of CPS and groom them as independent researchers. TIH-IoT invites innovative and rich in technology project proposals from the motivated research scholars for TIH-IoT CHANAKYA- Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program 2023-24 (CHANAKYA-PDF) who would like to work in the broad areas of Cyber-Physical Systems.

Potential areas of research interest for the HUB include, but are not limited to:

Application Areas Technology Areas
Agriculture Sensors
Healthcare Network and communication
Industrial IoT Cloud Computing
Security Systems Secured Edge Computing
Smart Education Smart Actuator System
Smart Cities Software-based projects (IoT Platform and applications)
Other relevant areas Security


  • An honorarium of Rs. 80,600/- per month (Rs. 65,000/- + 24% HRA)
  • Contingency grant of Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum.
  • The support for travel for attending the conferences/workshops.


  • The term of a Post-Doctoral Fellow will be initially for 1 year which may be extended further for another 2 years subject to outcome and performance based on periodic progress review on parameters as commercialization of technology, high quality research publications, intellectual property (IP) generation, initiation of start-up.


  • The workplace for the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be TIH IoT office, inside IIT Bombay Campus.
  • The CHANAKYA PD Fellow will have a mentor with similar research interests.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be PhD scholar with PhD Degree from UGC/AICTE approved Indian universities/engineering institutes with less than 2 years of work-experience post PhD or Research Scholars having submitted their PhD thesis and awaiting examination.
  • The applicant should have research experience in the subjects related to the Cyber Physical Systems preferably IoT, with publications in reputed journals and conferences, patents, involvement in laboratory/course development and other recognized relevant professional activities.
  • The applicant should be preferably below 35 years of age.
  • The applicant should not be in receipt of any other fellowship from Government sources.

How to Apply

  • Applications will only be accepted through the application form.
  • it is a rolling call, applications will be reviewed periodically.

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The applicant must submit

  • A Project Proposal in the prescribed format. (Format) (Download the document in
    word format and edit and save as PDF to upload via form link)
  • Recent CV of the Applicant
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official contact details of two referees. Recommendation Letters to be sent via email to with subject {Recommendation Letter for (Applicant Name) for CHANAKYA PDF} from Referee’s official Email id.

Last Date to Apply

February 9 2023, 06:00 pm IST

Last date extended to February 20 2023, 06:00 pm IST



The decision of TIH-IoT in awarding the project will be final and binding and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.


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