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Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Applications are invited for the Post of Project Associate

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Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar is one of the eight new IITs set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to expand the reach and enhance the quality of technical education in the country. This institute is committed to providing state-of-the-art technical education in a variety of fields and also for facilitating transmission of knowledge in keeping with latest developments in pedagogy. These two areas of focus will enable students to gain exposure to recent trends in their chosen domains of study and gain practical experience through a wide variety of activities the institute facilitates in its own campus and arranges for in collaboration with industry and other institutes. 


Applications are Invited from Interested and motivated candidates for the post of Project Associate (PA-1) in a time bound research project for a temporary period,purely on contract basis as per the following details.

Catalyst deactivation by coking spans the oil refining industry. It is well known that coking impacts the surface area and pore size distribution of catalysts. The project will work on the development of appropriate regeneration protocols for catalysts employed in propane dehydrogenation to ensure extended life for catalysts.


  • Project Associate (PA-1)
  • Project Title : Production of propylene and hydrogen via propane dehydrogenation: catalyst and process development at bench scale.


  • Project Associate : B.Tech/B.E or M.Tech/M.E in Chemical Engineering; M.Sc Chemistry from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • Candidates with master’s degree in chemical engineering or an M.Sc degree in Chemistry and relevant experience as detailed in the job description will be given preference.
  • Desirable skills:
    • Synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts
    • Experience in handling high pressure, high temperature reactors
    • Experience in fabrication and setting up bench-scale reactors
    • Performing catalyst deactivation studies and determining deactivation mechanisms
    • Creating chemical process simulation models on process simulator packages
    • Modelling reaction kinetics
    • Development of novel downstream applications of the process.
    • Proven scientific writing skills, and a strong knowledge of science and engineering principles.

Minimum Monthly Remuneration

  • Project Associate :
  • Rs. 31,000/-+ HRA to scholars who are selected through
  • a) National Eligibility Tests – CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) or GATE or
  • b) A selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions.
  • Rs. 25,000/- +HRA for others who do fall under (i) above

How to Apply

  • Eligible candidates are required to apply ONLINE only through the below given application form.
  • Completely filled application form (as given below) along with biodata/CV, and testimonials (marksheets, transcripts, experience certificates, valid category certificate, if applicable) may be emailed together as a single PDF document to
  • The subject line for the email may be written as follows: PDH-Project Associate-1-Application-First Name-Second Name
  • Candidate should have a valid email before applying online.
  • Readable scanned copies of Mark sheet (SSC, HSC, Graduation, Master, PhD, etc.) should be submitted along with the application (as stated above)

Important Date

Last Date of the application: 18th December 2023.

Job Location 🇮🇳

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road, Hussainpur, Rupnagar 140 001, Punjab.

For Additional Information

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the post of  Project Associate (PA-1)


  • Government Job Opportunity in Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
  • Monthly Salary INR 25,000/- to INR 31,000/Month consolidated
  • Job Opportunity for B.Tech/B.E or M.Tech/M.E in Chemical Engineering; M.Sc Chemistry

🔖 Post Expires on 18th December 2023

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