About SIRe

The School of Interdisciplinary Research (SIRe) was founded in October 2017 with the objective to create a platform for promoting research across different disciplines at IIT Delhi. It is envisioned that the school with its multi-disciplinary nature will not only accelerate its growth but would also enable to engage with faculty across other Institutes like AIIMS, JNU, NII etc. It is expected that over a period of time the School would be able to "seed" a number of interdisciplinary programs that do not exist today.

Structure of SIRe

SIRe is a virtual school only with an office to support its activities. Currently the School is managed by a Head appointed by the Director, IITD. The school faculty board (SFB) includes all the faculty members who have an enrolled student in the school. The School Research Committee (SRC) is approved by the Dean (Academics). SRC monitors all the processes related to admission, progress report and assessment of the PhD students enrolled at all stages of their work.

Emerging discoveries in areas that are critical for solving real world problems in the environment, our health and global security and that expand our understanding of the world and ourselves.

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SIRe is established to create a platform for promoting interdisciplinary research in the institute.

Degree Programs

At present, the school offers only Interdisciplinary PhD degree Program.

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Variable (typically four to six years).

Research Areas

Broadly, all areas of science and engineering.


BE./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc. with a valid GATE score.

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Fostering a dynamic and demanding academic environment.

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Head of the School

Hemant K. Kashyap

Associate Professor


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Room No. LHC-119, Ground Floor Lecture Hall Complex Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India

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We have an experienced team with multi-disciplinary research orientation.

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“In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.”

Neil Armstrong

“I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.”

Bill Gates

“The measure of greatness in a scientific idea is the extent to which it stimulates thought and opens up new lines of research.”

Paul A.M. Dirac

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