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

  • For queries related to selection process, please contact the concerned department. Click here for contact details of the departments.
  • Application window for July 2020 Research admission is closed.
  • Candidates who have already created account can login and download their registered application and pay the application fee, if unpaid. New Account Creation and Application Registration will not be allowed since July 2020 Application window is closed.
  • Candidates can apply for July 2020 admission from 01.03.2020 to 25.05.2020, 5 p.m. [IST]. 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 or pursuing their final semester/year of U.G or P.G degree may apply for M.S./Ph.D./Direct Ph.D. programme.
  • Applications are invited to all 16 departments including Interdisciplinary Research Programme [IDRP] for Research admission.
  • 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 on a 10.0 point scale 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 who are not able to upload the required documents due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, may upload the documents currently available as provisional or upload an undertaking to submit the required valid documents viz; OBC-NCL/EWS certificate, UG/PG marks statement etc. at the time of test or at the earliest possible on their own format.

  • All the communication(s) [such as issuance of Test/Interview Call letters, Offer of Admission letters, etc.] will be made only through Email to the shortlisted/selected candidates. Therefore, the candidates 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.

  • Candidates are instructed to confirm whether they are fulfilling the eligibility criteria as provided in the research admission brochure & application portal 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. Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn or deleted.

  • Candidates who wish to apply to various Department(s) or Research Programme(s) should register separate applications and pay the application fee separately subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria for applying to the concerned Department or Research Programme as mentioned in the Research admission brochure & application portal.

  • If you have any queries related to research admission, then refer FAQ which provides answers for some of the frequently asked questions. Also see the Admission Brochure & Terms and Conditions before starting the application process.

  • Please ignore the dates mentioned in the admission brochure. Kindly refer the website for updates from time to time.




 APPLICATION WINDOW - ALERTS

July 2020 Admission

  • Application window for July 2020 Research admission is closed.
  • Candidates who have already created account can login and download their registered application and pay the application fee, if unpaid. New Account Creation and Application Registration will not be allowed since July 2020 Application window is closed.

Anytime Admission Mode(2019-20)

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

 APPLICATION PROCESSING - ALERTS

  • 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

 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.