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Admission to PhD, MTech, MS(R), and MDes Programmes at IIT Delhi opens today: Apply

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New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has released admission notification for PhD, MTech, MS(R), and MDes Programmes (Semester I, 2017-18). The online application window has opened today. The closing date for admission for these programmes is 31 March 2017 (04.00 PM). For Doctoral programmes, full-time PhD, Part-Time PhD and Sponsored (full-time) PhD courses are available.

IIT Delhi mentioned that admission to the PhD programmes is normally made on the basis of an interview of eligible candidates conducted by the Department/Centre/School concerned through its Department Research Committee (DRC) / Centre Research Committee (CRC)/ School Research Committee (SRC). DRC/CRC/SRC may decide to conduct a written test as well to screen the candidates.

Minimum Qualification for Admission to full-time PhD Programmes


Qualifying Degree

Minimum performance in Qualifying degree for General/OBC (Non- Creamy Layer) category students Qualification through
national level examination
MTech/ME/MD /
or equivalent
60% marks or 6.75 CGPA
on a 10-point scale
or equivalent
60% marks or 6.75 CGPA
on a 10-point scale
GATE score >= 300 or qualifying or equivalent score whichever is higher
or equivalent
70% marks or 7.5 CGPA
on a 10-point scale

For SC/ST/PH category students, minimum performance in the qualifying degree with postgraduate qualifications (first two rows in Table 1) is relaxed from 60% to 55% (6.75 to 6.25), and GATE score requirement from 300 to 200.

In respect of M.A., M.Sc. and/or B. Tech. from IITs graduating with a CGPA of 8.0 or above, the requirement of qualification through a national examination (row three in Table 1), is waived off.

Students from CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc)) having CPI/ CGPA 7.00 (on a 10.00 scale) at the end of 3rd year are also eligible for admission to PhD. The requirement of qualification through a national examination (row three in Table 1) is waived off.

For candidates with MA degree in English, a 5% relaxation in marks or 0.5 relaxation in CGPA may be permitted for admission to the Ph.D. programme in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Candidates holding MBA degree are eligible for applying to the PhD programme in the Department of Management Studies.

Minimum Qualifications for admission to Part-time and Sponsored (full-time) PhD

The following eligibility conditions apply for the Part-time and sponsored full-time programmes:

  1. Only employees of Public Sector Undertakings or Government Departments or Research and Development Organizations or Private Industries (approved by Faculty Boards) are eligible for admission to these programmes.
  1. The minimum full-time experience required after obtaining the qualifying degree and as on date of registration, is given in below in Table 2:

Experience required for admission to part-time PhD/ MTech/ MS(R) Programmes

For admission to
Qualifications Work Experience
(Post Qualification)
PhD ME/MTech/MS(R)/MD or Equivalent Nil
equivalent, from CFTIs/Central Universities
1 Year
PhD B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc./M.A./M.B.A./MBBS or
equivalent, and working in IIT Delhi* (Project or
*Through proper channel
1 Year
equivalent, from institutions other than
CFTIs/Central Universities
2 Year
MTech/ MS (Research) BE/BTech/MSc or equivalent, from
CFTIs/Central Universities
6 Months
MTech/ MS (Research) B.E./B.Tech./M.Sc or equivalent, and working in
IIT Delhi* (Project or Regular)
* Through proper channel
6 Months
MTech/ MS (Research) B.E./B. Tech./M.Sc. or equivalent, from
institutions other than CFTIs/ Central
1 Year


Minimum qualification for these candidates is the same as for full-time candidates, except that the requirement of qualifying in a national examination (column 3 in Table 1) is waived off. For part-time candidates from outside NCR (or at a radial distance of more than 50 km from IIT Delhi), there is a minimum residency requirement of 6 months. DRC/ CRC/SRC may specify a higher residency requirement based on the courses recommended as well as the background.

Sponsored (full-time) candidates seeking admission to a PhD programme on the basis of study leave, must submit a “Sponsorship Certificate” on a proper letterhead from the appropriate authority in the organization.

For exact eligibility criteria for various progarmmes (PhD, MTech, MS(R), and MDes), candidates should refer the Information Brochure of Semester 1 (2017-18), released by IIT Delhi, which is uploaded on the official website of the institute:  http://admissions.iitd.ac.in/psp/app/EMPLOYEE/EMPL/h/?tab=PAPP_GUEST .

PhD programmes are offered in the following Departments/Centres of IIT Delhi:  

Department of AppliedMechanics

Department of Biochemical Engg & Biotechnology

Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemistry

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

Department of Humanities& Social Sciences

(Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Policy, Economics)

Department of Management Studies

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Physics

Department of Textile Technology

Centre for Applied Research in Electronics

Centre for Atmospheric Sciences

Centre for Biomedical Engineering

Centre for Energy Studies

Centre for Polymer Science & Engineering

Centre for Rural Development and Technology

Industrial Tribology,Machine Dynamics &Maintenance Engineering Centre

Instrument Design & Development Centre

National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering

Amar Nath and Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology

Bharti School of TelecommunicationTechnology and Management

Kusuma School of Biological Sciences

Transportation Research& Injury Prevention Programme


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