Exclusive by Rudra Narayan Sahoo, Mumbai: Doctorate of Philosophy, popularly known as PhD is one of research degrees practiced by the higher education system. Pursuing PhD at any Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) is a dream for research scholars. In all 23 IITs in India, Out of these 23, 18 IITs offer PhD programmes.
At present, there are 25,000 scholars enrolled in various doctoral (PhD) programmes in the IITs. Out of six new IITs who have commenced classes from academic year 2016-17 – IIT Goa, IIT Bhilai (Chattishgarh), IIT Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), IIT Dharwad (Karnataka), IIT Tirupati, and IIT Palakkad – only IIT Palakkad is offering PhD programmes.
For the upcoming semester – first semester of 2017-18 also known as Autumn Semester – most of IITs have already notified their PhD Admissions under various engineering, sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences disciplines. PhD Admission for First semester 2017-18 at IIT Roorkee has been closed. IIT BHU and IIT Hyderabad are yet to release their official notification for PhD admission for the next session. Rest 15 IITs have already notified their PhD admission process.
GATE 2017 results will be declared on 27 March 2017. As GATE score is used by most of these IITs for admission into various engineering PhD degrees, the admission process has gained momentum. Here, SkillOutlook presents the IITs list where PhD admissions are open. Hence, interested students can track and remain alert on these admission developments.
List of IITs where PhD Admissions are open for First Semester 2017-18
|Name of IITs /
|Closing Date||Remarks||PhD Admission
Page of Institutes
|IISc Bangalore||29 March 2017, after extended||AY 2017-18, UG, Courses-Integrated PhD, MTech, MTech (Res), PhD||Click here|
|IIT Gandhinagar||10 April 2017, (Admission Window II)||There is NO application fee.||Click here|
|IIT Kharagpur||10-Apr-17||PhD programmes avaialble: Regular, Sponsored and Individual
|IIT Bhubaneswar||10-Apr-17||Admisison open for MTech also. PhD programmes in Institute Scholar (2)Sponsored Scholar (3)Project Scholar||Click here|
|IIT Delhi||31 March 2017
|Admission to MTech, MS(R), and
MDes Programmes also open
IIT (ISM), Dhanbad
Admission to PhD has opened from 20 March 2017.
|IIT Madras||02-Apr-17||Admision open for MS (Res) also||Click here|
Admission open for MTech & MS (Res) also
|IIT Jodhpur||31-Mar-17||Admission open for MTech & MS (Res) also||Click here|
17 March 2017, 31 March 2017, 07 April 2017
|Different dates for different subjects||Click here|
|IIT Mandi||18-Apr-17||MTech/MS/PhD admission in School of Computing and Electrical Engineering.||Click here|
|IIT Guwahati||17-Apr-17||Regular, Sponsored, Part Time, External PhD available||Click here|
|IIT Palakkad||15-Apr-17||Engineering and Science subjects||Click here|
|IIT Patna||06-Apr-17||Regular, Sponsored, Project Staff PhD available.||Click here|
|IIT Bombay||18-Apr-17||In addition to PhD admission, MTech admission is also open.||Click here|
|IIT Kanpur||21-Apr-17||Admission window will open on 28 March 2017. In addition to PhD, MTech admission will also open.||Click here|
Note: The story is updated as on 24 March 2017. SkillOutlook has collected the above information on PhD admission available in the public domain. Candidates should refer the websites of the IITs/IISc for more details including closing date for submission of applications. Also they should follow the websites of these institutes for latest update on PhD admission.