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

For Academic Year 2018 - 2019

  1. Candidates can apply against "Anytime Admission Mode" for admission to MS/Ph.D throughout the year.
  2. Students who are in their final semester of UG/PG degree may apply for Jul-Nov 2019 admission to M.S / Ph.D / Direct admission to M.S+Ph.D programme.
  3. Please make sure to see the eligibility criteria in the admission brochure (SI. No. 5 & 6 Page No. 10 -18) before applying.

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Applications are invited at any time 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, ICAR, 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.

Candidates with B.E / B.Tech / B.S (4 year) can apply to pursue Direct Admission to 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.

Opportunities to carry out Joint Ph.D. between IITM & reputed Foreign Universities exist; for details click 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 admission to M.S.+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.