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


  1. Candidates can apply for July 2019 admission from March 01st 2019 to March 31st 2019 for admission to M.S/Ph.D/Direct admission to M.S+Ph.D programme. The applications received from November 2018 to February 2019 will also be considered for July 2019 admission and those candidates who have applied during this period need not apply again.
  2. Students who are in their final semester of UG/PG degree may apply for July 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 in Page No. 10 - 18) before applying.
  4. Candidates who have appeared for GATE 2019 exam may apply only if qualified for the same and after obtaining the GATE 2019 scorecard.
  5. Candidates applying under External category 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.

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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, 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(s) will decide on the date(s) of test and interview or interview from time to time.You are requested to keep in touch with the department(s) in which you have applied for the status of your application.

 Financial Assistance (HTRA)

For Ph.D./Direct admission to M.S.+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 the period of eligibility.