The students enrolled for academic programs should have strong motivation and dedication to pursue research in chemical science, Biological Science and Chemical Engineering leading to PhD degree. Research groups at CSIR-IIP are supported by centralized sophisticated instrumental facilities, pilot plants, computational facilities, digital information resource centre. Apart from these centralized infrastructures, state-of-art instrumental facilities are available in individual research groups.
Areas of activity include petroleum refining, petrochemicals, biofuels, natural gas, alternative and clean energy, catalysis, adsorption, separations, CO2 recovery and utilization, nanomaterials, biotechnology, IC engines, lubricants and combustion. CSIR-IIP offers globally competitive technologies and services for hydrocarbon, chemicals and automotive industries. It has close collaborations with other research and academic institutes / universities, both within the country and aboard, and an impressive track record of placements. The research topics offered during PhD cover specialized areas of: