Gandhinagar: The online application window for PhD programs commencing from December 2017 is open in IIT Gandhinagar. The total tentative intake for PhD December 2017 session is 121 seats. The PhD programmes will commence from December 2017 (Semester II 2017-18).
The institute offers PhD programmes in Biological Engineering (13 seats), Chemical Engineering (15), Chemistry (12), Civil Engineering (09), Cognitive Science (03), Computer Science and Engineering (12), Earth Sciences (06), Electrical Engineering (18), Humanities and Social Sciences (09 PhD seats for History, Language & Literature, Philosophy Political Science, Psychology, Social Epidemiology and Sociology), Materials Science and Engineering (10), Mathematics (06), Mechanical Engineering (15), Physics (3 Seats).
Key Dates & Application Fee: The online application form submission deadline is 5 October 2017. The Written test and/or interview will be held during October/November 2017. The web announcement of list of selected candidates is 21 November 2017. The PhD programmes will commence from December 2017. Application Fees: Rs. 100/- (SC/ST/PD Category), Rs. 200/- (Others).
Minimum Eligibility Criteria: At least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech. or equivalent degree in appropriate branches. Above mentioned eligibility criteria is minimum at Institute level.
For discipline wise minimum eligibility criteria, please click here. The disciplines may use higher cut off levels for short listing besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria.
Credits Requirement: IIT Gandhinagar strongly believes in value addition through course work. There is a significant component of course work a PhD student needs to do depending on his/her background. PhD students entering the programme will have to take total credits ranging from 88 through 120, out of which coursework credits (courses worth 4 credits each in general) can range anywhere between 32 through 64 credits, depending upon the previous degree attained by the student. Out of the minimum credits through coursework, a minimum of 12 credits are required to be completed through 3 credit project-based courses. For details and exact Credits Requirement, candidates should refer the admission notification uploaded on the official website of IIT Gandhinagar.
Fellowship Benefits: Students joining the Ph.D. program as regulars (RR) will be considered for Institute Fellowship based on the following norms:
Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET/GATE Qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (B.Tech/B.E.) with NET/GATE Qualification or Post Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (M.Tech/M.E. etc) : Rs. 25,000/- per month.
Qualifications mention at (i) above with two years of Research Experience: Rs. 28,000/- per month.
There are many other benefits to PhD scholars.
For exact details on eligibility conditions (education, age and others), how to apply and other, the candidates should refer the recruitment notification, available on the official website IIT Gandhinagar.