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  1. Admission under the PMRF will be made in 19 broad disciplines.

  2. For each broad discipline one IIT or IISc will coordinate the admission process (review applications, shortlist applicants, constitute selection committees and hold final selections) and will be referred to as the Nodal Institute for that broad discipline.

  3. Given below is the list of broad disciplines along with the respective nodal institution.

Sr. No.

Broad Discipline

Nodal Institution 


Aerospace Engineering 

IIT Madras


Agriculture and Food Engineering

IIT Kharagpur


Architecture and Regional Planning

IIT Kharagpur


Biological Sciences (e.g. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biological Engineering, Computational Biology, Chemical Biology, Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, etc.)

IIT Bombay


Biomedical Engineering (e.g. Biosystems Science and Engg., Medical Science and Technology, etc.)

IIT Bombay


Chemical Engineering (includes Biochemical Engineering, Polymer Science & Engineering, Cryogenic Engineering, Energy, Environment, Materials, Systems Engineering etc.)

IIT Gandhinagar


Chemistry (e.g. Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, High pressure chemistry, Surface chemistry, Photochemistry, Solid State and Structural Chemistry, etc.)

IIT Bombay


Civil Engineering (e.g. Environmental Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Ecological Sciences, Sustainable Technologies, Atmospheric Sciences, Transportation Research and Injury Prevention, Oceans,Rivers,Atmosphere and Land Sciences, Geology and Geophysics, Mining Engineering, Ocean Engg and Naval Architecture, Water Resources, Building Technology and Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, etc.)

IIT Roorkee


Computer Science (includes Computer Sciences and Automation, Computer and Data Systems, Information Technology, Theoretical Studies, Intelligent Systems and Human Computer Interaction, Systems Engineering, Theoretical Computer Science, etc.)

IIT Delhi


Electrical Engineering (includes ECE and EE, Electronics, Nanoscience and Engineering, Cyber Physical Systems, Applied Research in Electronics, Instrument Design and Development, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Telecommunication, Nano Science and Technology, Power system, High Voltage, Photonics, Electric Drives & Power Electronics, Instrumentation and Signal Processing, Systems and Control, Communication Systems, R.F. & Microwave Engineering, Microelectronics and VLSI, etc.)

IIT Kanpur


Engineering Design (e.g. Advanced Geometric Computing, Automotive Control, Electromagnetic Research, Rehabilitation Bioengineering, Optomechatronics, etc.)

IIT Madras


Interdisciplinary Programs in Science and Engineering (e.g. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Computational Science, Nano Science & Nano Technology, Cyber Physical System, Energy, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Environment, Linguistic Science and Technology, Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere & Land Sciences, Railway Research, Cryogenic Engineering, Quality and Reliability, Polymer, BioX ,Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Transportation Systems, Disaster Mitigation & Management, Pulp & Paper Technology, Water Resource Development & Management, Earthquake Engineering, Alternate Hydro Energy Systems , Environmental Management of Rivers and Lakes, Soil Dynamics, Structural Dynamics, Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, Hydrology, Packaging Technology, Irrigation Water Management, Water Resources Development, Infrastructure Systems, etc.)



Material Science and Metallurgical Engineering (includes Materials Engineering, Materials Science, etc.)




IIT Kharagpur


Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Engineering, Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Computational Engineering , Energy Science and Engineering, Micro-Nano and Bio Sciences and Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Product Design and Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Energy, Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics and Maintenance Engineering, Advanced Technology Development, Industrial and Systems Engineering, CAD, CAM & Robotics, Machine Design Engineering, Production & Industrial Systems Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Welding Engineering, etc.)

IIT Madras


Mining, Mineral, Coal and Energy sector (e.g. Mining, Mineral, Fuel, Petroleum, Mining Machinery, Renewable Energy, Geological engineering, Geotechnology etc.)

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad


Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture (also includes Petroleum Engineering and Offshore Technology, etc.)

IIT Madras


Physics ( e.g. Biophysics, Astronomy and Astro Physics, High Energy Physics, Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Low Temperature Physics, Quantum and Statistical Physics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Solid State Electronic Materials, Photonics, etc.)

IIT Guwahati


Textile Technology

IIT Delhi