PhD admission open in IIT Kharagpur for Spring Semester 2017-18

Kharagpur: India Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur has released admission notification for PhD programmes in the Spring Semester 2017-18. The PhD Programme are offered in the following categories: Regular, Sponsored and Individual Fellowship (i.e. CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE categories). The disciplines offered by the institute are as followed: Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Humanities & Social Sciences, Rural Development, Law and Management. Admission to reserved category candidates will be done as per the Government of India notification.

Key Dates: The commencement of online application form submission is              10 September 2017.The closing date for closure for submission of online application form is 10 October 2017. Application fee is Rs.1000/- for Unreserved/OBC/Transgender candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PwD/Women candidates.  The Last date for receipt of hard copy of completed application (for project sponsored category) duly countersigned by Dean(SRIC) at the Academic(PGS&R) Section is       27 October 2017.


Test & Interview to be conducted in the respective Departments/Centers/Schools (for shortlisted candidates) during 29─30 November  2017, 01 December  2017 and  04─05 December  2017 (tentative).

List of departments PhD Admission available

Aerospace Engineering

Agricultural and Food Engineering

Architecture and Regional Planning


Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg.

Geology and Geophysics

Humanities and Social Sciences

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

Ocean Engg and Naval Architecture


Humanities and Social Sciences

As per the IIT, Kharagpur PhD Regulations,  Minimum qualification required for admission to the Ph.D. program is a degree in any one of the areas given below


BTech (Bachelor of Technology M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (after BA/B.Sc/B.Com) MA (Master of Arts)

B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) B.Sc (Engg.)

PG Diploma in Management of 2-year duration (after BA/B.Sc/B.Com)

MBBS degree with compulsory one year internship completed


A degree equivalent to any of the above


  1. Tech (Master of Technology) M. S.
  2. C. P. (Master of City planning) M. E.
  3. R. P. (Master of Regional Planning) M. Sc. (Engg.,)
  4. Arch. (Master of Architecture) M. Phil.

M.B.A. (after B. Tech./M.Sc./M.A./M.Com.) 2 year M.B.M.

2 years of LLM programme after EITHER at least 5 years of integrated LLB degree after 10+2

examination OR 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 examination


A degree equivalent to any of the above

All candidates seeking admission to the Ph. D. program shall have to possess requisite marks/grades in qualifying examination as shown below:

(i) 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale) in the qualifying examination in

Engineering/Science/Commerce/ Management or

(ii) 55% in Humanities or Social Sciences (or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale).

(c) Candidates for award of Institute Research Assistantship will have to possess a valid GATE score that is above the cut off level. Candidates who have merely qualified in NET examination but have not got a fellowship will not qualify for Institute Research Assistantship.

Candidates with M.Tech or equivalent qualifying degree [as laid down in (b)] will also be given Institute Research Assistantship.

(d) IIT B.Tech.’s with CGPA >= 8.00 be given direct admission in Ph.D programme with assistantship.

This is the general eligibility criteria. There may be department specific additional criteria, candidates should refer the admission notification for more details on this.

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer PhD Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of IIT Kharagpur.

Click here for PhD Notification Page 


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