Mentoring Program

The Graduate Research Mentorship Program at HFAC Lab is designed to provide support for motivated doctoral students and master students where students have an opportunity for academic apprentice. This is mainly to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to research through expert guidance. This promotes students to work closely with a faculty/mentor in gaining an understanding of the kind of focused research work. Also, students are encouraged to utilize the program to develop research paper for presentation at an academic conference and/or for publication. General goals are to facilitate close working relationships between faculty and students during the early stages of graduate education, to promote timely degree progress, and to encourage a level of creative scholarship and research productivity that helps prepare students for successful academic careers.

Admission Guidelines

Advertisement for Admission to Ph.D. Program

Focused Research Group in Human Factors at Indian Institute of Technology Indore is contantly looking for motivated and talented individuals who are willing to undertake challenging research career.
Doctoral Research (Taking a PhD Degree): Our PhD program trains students to become researchers and practitioners in the area of human factors. For doctoral students, the research track is designed to develop the capacity to evaluate, design, conduct, and apply human factors research in a variety of professional setting. The program provides qualified individuals an opportunity to be deeply involved in research. Over a period of four to five years one is expected to carry out independent research embarking the jouney of a scientific career.


We invite applications for direct admission to PhD program from qualified candidates. Interested candidates are advised to visit academic homepage of Indian Institute of Technology Indore from time to time for information related to admissions announcement.

Check this link for participation in upcoming events

GIAN Course : Registration Open

The course has two main goals. Firstly, it gives participants an exposure to issues, theories, principles and concerns relating to human interaction with interactive products. Secondly, participants get to practice the process and the techniques related to user studies, interaction design and usability evaluation. After attending the course, participants should be able to conceptualize, design and evaluate interactive products. Those who are already involved in these activities should be able to improve the quality of their work, and should understand the theory behind what they do. Those responsible for the software development process should be able to make the process in their organizations more user-centered.

Objective Highlights:
To understand the relevance and application of human physical, cognitive, social and affective knowledge to the design of interactive systems.
To analyse the user requirements for an interactive computer system or product.
To understand the influence of context of use on user‐system interaction.
To characterise a range of Human‐Computer Interaction and User‐Centred Design styles and apply these to software and hardware design.
To test and analyse user performance, preferences and experience in relation to humancentred interactive systems.
To acquire a range of transferable skills and the independent learning ability to equip students for future positions in industrial, academic or consultancy environments.