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PhD Admissions are open currently at 15 IITs ! Apply now

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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
Click here
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
(04:00 PM)
Admission to MTech, MS(R), and
MDes Programmes also open
Click here

IIT (ISM), Dhanbad


Admission to PhD has opened from 20 March 2017.


Click here

IIT Madras 02-Apr-17 Admision open for MS (Res) also Click here

IIT Ropar




Admission open for MTech & MS (Res) also


Click here

IIT Jodhpur 31-Mar-17 Admission open for MTech & MS (Res) also Click here
IIT Indore  

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.


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