Ph.D and M.S. (Research) ADMISSION

For Academic Year 2017 - 2018

  1. Before applying through “anytime admission mode” please make sure to see the Shortlisting Norms of the department you wish to apply.
  2. If you could not apply for July 2017 admission before 02nd April 2017, you can apply now, through this “anytime admission mode”. For new registration click on “For New Registration”.
  3. If you had applied but were not selected for July 2017 admission, you may apply again by using the same User ID & Password.

Read the Declaration and Departmental Shortlisting Norms, before apply:

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Admission to the Research Programme for Ph.D. and M.S. is open throughout the academic year from July 2017 to June 2018.

Applications are invited at any time from eligible candidate 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, ICAR, AICTE etc. are available for those who have qualified for these schemes. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview and/or test by the Selection Committees of the respective departments from time to time.

Candidates with B.E/B.Tech can apply to pursue Direct Ph.D. (M.S.+Ph.D.) in Engineering/Sciences after their Bachelor’s Degree.
Meritorious M.S. scholars with CGPA>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. M.S. scholars receiving HTRA are eligible for enhanced fellowship after upgradation.


Opportunities to carry out Joint Ph.D. between IITM & reputed Foreign Universities exist; details here




The department will decide on the date(s) of interview(s) from time to time. You are requested to keep in touch with the departments regarding the status of your application

 Financial Assistance (HTRA)

For Ph.D./Direct Ph.D./Upgraded to Ph.D. : Rs.25,000/- p.m. for first 2 years
:Rs.28,000/- p.m. for subsequent 3 years.
For M.S.:Rs.12,400/- p.m. for the period of eligibility.