Ph.D. / Direct Ph.D. / M.S. (by Research) ADMISSION @ IIT MADRAS FOR JULY 2020

  • Application window for July 2020 Research admission will be open from 1st March 2020. Last date for receipt of application for July 2020 Research admission is extended upto 15th April 2020.
  • Candidates can apply for July 2020 admission from 1st March – 15th April 2020 for admission to M.S/Ph.D/Direct Ph.D programme. The applications received from November 2019 to February 2020 will be also considered for July 2020 admission except applications which were already considered against Anytime admission mode. The candidates who have applied under Anytime admission mode need not apply again, if the concerned department to which you have applied has not considered the applications under Anytime admission mode. For confirmation, please contact the concerned department.
  • Candidates who have completed their U.G/P.G degree may apply now for July 2020 admission to M.S./Ph.D./Direct Ph.D. programme.
  • Candidates who are in their final semester/year of their U.G/P.G degree may apply now for July 2020 admission to M.S./Ph.D./Direct Ph.D. programme.
  • Please make sure to see the eligibility criteria in the admission brochure (SI. No. 4, 5 & 6 in Page No. 8 - 20) before applying.
  • Candidates applying under External category for research programme may confirm whether the current organization/industry/institution in which you are working is having R & D recognition from IIT Madras or else certified by DST / DSIR.  Click here for more details.
  • Candidates applying under Part-time category for research programme may confirm whether the current organization/industry/institution in which you are working is situated within commutable distance from IIT Madras.
  • For candidates applying under various categories of Research admission which requires sufficient work experience, the experience will be reckoned based on the last date for submission of online application. The work experience acquired after completion of the qualifying degree (i.e. U.G/P.G degree as per eligibility criteria) will be only considered as valid.

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Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. and M.S. (by Research) programmes under regular/part-time/external schemes of IIT Madras. Half-Time Research Assistantship (HTRA) funded by MHRD as well as fellowships from other funding agencies like CSIR, UGC, DST, ICMR, AICTE etc. are available for those who have qualified for these schemes. Shortlisted candidates will be called for “test and interview” or “interview” by the Selection Committees of the respective departments from time to time. For any further updates regarding the selection process, see the concerned department website in which you have applied. Click here to access the department website and to view the Contact details, Faculty List and Research Areas offered under various departments.

Candidates can apply to pursue Direct Ph.D. programme in Engineering/Sciences/Management/Humanities & Social Sciences stream after their Bachelor’s Degree. For more details including eligibility criteria for applying to Direct Ph.D. programme, refer the Research Admission Brochure [S.No.5.1.2]. Meritorious M.S scholars under Engineering/Management stream with minimum CGPA of 8.0 are eligible to upgrade to the Ph.D. programme in the same department and will receive two degrees (M.S.+Ph.D.) on completion of the programme.

Opportunities to carry out Joint Ph.D. between IITM & reputed Foreign Universities exist after enrolling into our Ph.D programme; for details click here

 GENERAL POINTS TO BE NOTED

  • Candidates are instructed to confirm whether they are fulfilling the eligibility criteria as provided in the research admission brochure & website before applying to Research programme. For registering your application, create a new account or login into your existing account, then fill the necessary fields & upload the relevant documents in the application form and pay the requisite application fee to complete the application process.

  • Candidates who wish to apply to multiple department(s) or research programme(s) should register individual application and pay the application fee separately subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria for applying to the concerned department/research programme as mentioned in the research admission brochure & website.

  • Candidates possessing multiple UG degree(s), PG degree(s), and qualified in multiple National/International Level Exam(s) which is tenable for the current period of admission and who wish to apply to various research programme(s)/department(s) should register separate applications with their each qualification individually and pay the application fee separately subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria for applying to the concerned department/research programme as mentioned in the research admission brochure & website.

  • Candidates possessing any additional educational qualification, work experience or other relevant information may enter the same under Additional Information field provided under Basic Profile [Step-1].

  • If you have any queries related to application for research admission, then refer FAQ which provides answers for some of the frequently asked questions.

  • All the communication(s) [such as issuance of test/interview Call letters, Offer of admission letters, etc.] will be made through Email only. Therefore, all the applicants are advised to provide correct Email ID while creating new account and regularly check your email for any updates with respect to your application for admission to Research programme(s) of this institute.




 ALERTS

July 2020 Admission

  • Application window for July 2020 Research admission will be open from 1st March 2020. Last date for receipt of application for July 2020 Research admission is extended upto 15th April 2020.
  • Applications received from November 2019 to February 2020 will be also considered for July 2020 admission except those which were already considered against Anytime admission mode.
  • Candidates who have appeared for GATE 2020 exam will be allowed to apply for July 2020 Research admission only after commencement of GATE 2020 results (subject to qualifying) and scorecard download option is enabled.
  • The department(s) will decide on the date(s) of test and interview or interview from time to time. For any further updates regarding the selection process, visit the concerned department website and you are also requested to keep in touch with the department(s) in which you have applied for the status of your application. To access the department website and to view the Contact details of various department(s) - click here
  • Important Dates for July 2020 Research Admission

    #EventsDates
    1Date of Admission06.07.2020
    2Date of Orientation Programme07.07.2020
    3Date of Photo Session and Data Entry (For ID Card Purpose)08.07.2020

IDRP May 2020 Admission

  • Candidates can apply online for [Interdisciplinary Research Programme] IDRP May 2020 admission through this portal.

  • Important Dates for IDRP May 2020 Admission

    #EventsDates
    1Last date for submission of online application31.03.2020
    2Date of online test13.05.2020
    3Date of interview14.05.2020

  • For more details including available project topics for IDRP May 2020 admission, click here

Anytime Admission Mode(2019-20)

  • Application window for Research Admission under Anytime Admission Mode(2019-20) was closed on 29th February 2020.

 Financial Assistance (HTRA)

For Ph.D./Direct Ph.D./Upgraded to Ph.D.
  • Rs.31,000/- p.m. for first 2 years
  • Rs.35,000/- p.m. for subsequent 3 years.
For M.S.
  • Rs.12,400/- p.m. for 212 years

 PRIME MINISTER'S RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP [PMRF]

  • Click here to view more details related to PMRF programme.