MIT Institute of Design

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

MIT Institute of Design

MIT Art, Design and Technology University invites National and International applications from qualified persons for the position of Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) in its Institute of Design academic unit to further promote inter-disciplinary research activities The selected candidate will be initially offered Institute Post-doctoral Fellow (IPDF) position for a period of 2 Years. Further extension is possible, based on the successful yearly progress report and seminar, evaluated by the Performance Assessment Committee(PAC).

MIT IOD works in following Thrust areas

Product design and development, Engineering Design, Design for sustainability, System Design, Visual communication, Inclusive Design User Experience Design, Service Design Ergonomics (including Occupational health and safety), Design Management, Design creativity and innovation studies.


  • M.Des / M. Arch degree or M.Tech / ME Degree in a relevant area, with at least CPI 6.0 out of 10 or at least 60 % marks.

  • Two-year Masters in Management (or MBA or equivalent) with at least CPI 6.0 out of 10 or at least 60% marks, with relevant studies in Design field, and Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

  • Four-year Undergraduate Diploma in Design (NID or equivalent), with postgraduate qualification in relevant area with at least CPI 6.0 out of 10 or at least 60% marks.

  • A two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Design and relevant areas (NID/CEPT or equivalent) with first class at Bachelor's level.

  • MFA/MVA (2-year professional programme) in a relevant area with at least CPI 7.0 out of 10 or at least 70% marks.

  • Master of Computer Application (MCA) degree, with at least CPI 6.0 out of 10 or at least 60% marks.

  • Relaxation for SC/ST/PwD Candidates: Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks or 0.5 CPI for SC/ST/PwD applicants.


  • Product design and development.

  • Engineering Design.

  • Design for sustainability.

  • System Design.

  • Visual communication (including visual culture).

  • Inclusive Design.

  • User Experience Design (including Interface Service Design).

  • Ergonomics (including Occupational health and Design Management).

  • Design creativity and innovation studies level.


Candidates called for interview are eligible for reimbursement of II AC to and fro by shortest route.

fees structure

Name of School Department /Discipline Scholarship (Rs.)
Part time External Research Scholar
MIT Institute of Design Design Merit Cum Means Scholarship Rs. 50,000/year for eligible students.


Sr. No Name of Research Scholars Year of Admission Name of Research Supervisor/Co- Supervisor
1 Amit Deshmukh Feb-18 Dr. Nachiket Thakur
2 Harsit  Desai Feb-19 Dr. Nachiket Thakur
3 Supriya ajaykumar Ugale Aug-19 Dr. Nachiket Thakur - Research Supervisor
Dr. Dandeswar Bisoyi -  Co-Superviser
4 Shoubhik Dutta Roy Aug-19 Dr. Wricha Mishra
5 Mathew Kurien Sep-20 Dr. Anant Chakradeo -Research Superviser
Dr. Dandeswar Bisoyi (Co- Supervisor)
6 Arshiya Kapoor Sep-20 Dr. Dandeswar Bisoyi 
7 Rashmi Thakur Sep-20 Dr. Dandeswar Bisoyi
8 Devan Das Aug-21 Dr. Wricha Mishra     
9 Vibhor Ramdeo Sharma Aug-21 Dr. Anant Chakradeo
10 Sagar Mangesh Joshi Aug-21 Dr. Anant Chakradeo
11 Amit Kumar Sinha Aug-21 Dr. Anant Chakradeo
12 Varsha Jain Aug-21 Dr. Dandeswar Bisoyi
13 Priyanka Mangaonkar  Aug-23 Dr. Nachiket Thakur
14 Pratiksha Prakash Bankar Aug-23 Dr. Dandeswar Bisoyi 
15 Esha Sulakhe  Aug-23 Dr. Nachiket Thakur
16 Minu Joshi Aug-23 Dr. Wricha Mishra 
17 Kuntal De Aug-23 Dr. Dandeswar Bisoyi