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Greenko School of Sustainability Announces PhD Fellowships: Rs. 75,000 per month for 4 Years

April 15, 2024, Hyderabad, India: The Greenko School of Sustainability (GSS), a collaboration between Greenko Group and IIT Hyderabad, has announced a call for applications for fully funded PhD fellowship programs in Sustainable Engineering for the year 2024. The applications will close on 20th April 2024.
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The Greenko School of Sustainability is offering exciting opportunities for talented researchers! It launched several impactful projects focused on developing sustainable engineering solutions. These fellowships are designed to attract the brightest minds in science and engineering who are passionate about sustainability. As a selected fellow, you'll have the chance to contribute to these real-world endeavors.

The school provides two prestigious fellowship options:

  • Greenko Fellowships: These fellowships offer a generous monthly stipend of INR 75,000 for up to four years. Six fellowships are available.
  • MoE Fellowships: Aligned with Government of India norms, these fellowships provide support for five years. Four fellowships are available.

Greenko School of Sustainability (GSS), with over a lakh square foot of built-up area is designed and adheres to net-zero. 

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The research fellows at Greenko School of Sustainability will join ongoing research projects in

1.      Development and Performance Evaluation of a Direct Injection Ammonia based Dual Fuel CI engine
2.      Development and Realization of High Energy Lithium-based Rechargeable Batteries for Electric Vehicles
3.      Unassisted Solar Seawater Splitting PEC Cells for Sustainable Hydrogen Generation
4.      Electric Swing Adsorption for Carbon Capture and Lithium Recovery
5.      Development of Low-Cost Organic Porous Solids for CO2 Capture
6.      Biomass valorization: Developing novel methods for pretreatment and biopolymer (bioplastic) synthesis
7.      Investigation on Direct Reduction using Ammonia - A Novel Green Alternative Iron making Process


  • To be eligible for the Project fellowships candidates must have cleared national eligibility tests such as UGC-NET/GATE/CEED/CSIR, among others, and hold a first-class degree in their respective bachelor's and master's programs.
  • For MoE fellowships, candidates must hold an M.Tech/M.Sc/M.Arch/M.Des in any discipline aligned with the research thrust areas of the school.

Selection process: involves a written test and/or interview, and selected applicants will be communicated through emails. The school is also offering admission to external PhD programs for candidates with at least 2 years of relevant experience.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted online. Create a login on IITH webpage at:

Prof Sireesh IITH
Prof. Sireesh Saride
Chair, Greenko School of Sustainability, IIT-H

“This is an exceptional opportunity for research students interested in technology development to advance energy transition, industrial decarbonisation and sustainable development expressed Prof. Sireesh Saride Chair, Greenko School of Sustainability, IIT Hyderabad. 

He added “Greenko Research Fellowships stands out as one of the most lucrative financially and, provide valuable opportunities for aspiring scientists and engineers to develop technologies for Net Zero Transition and sustainable development”.

GSS has shortlisted and launched over seven mission-oriented research and technology development projects in sustainable engineering and the selected candidates for fellowships will be part of these projects.

“The world is striving for net-zero by 2050 and the technologies required for this transition have to be developed during this decade. GSS would like to play a key role in meeting this goal and ensuring a just transition. Furthermore, the Greenko Fellowships have contingency to support foreign travel for collaboration and participation in international conferences.” Prof Sireesh, stated.

About The Greenko School of Sustainability

Established in 2022 through a collaboration between Greenko Group and IIT Hyderabad, the school offers three master's programs: Sustainable Engineering, Energy Science & Technology, and E-waste Resource Engineering and Management.

The school's ambition is to serve as a central hub for cultivating knowledge and skills essential for Energy Transition and Industrial Transformation. Aspiring to rank among the top 10 global education and research institutions in sustainability science and technology, the school is committed to excellence.

Operating through Research, Education, Training, and Skilling, the school's mission is to expedite solutions for achieving effective and equitable Net Zero, Energy Transition, and Industrial Transformation. For further information, please visit

Published date : 16 Apr 2024 12:52PM

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