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  • Application window (July 2022) is closed. If payment is showing as incomplete, you may login and complete the payment process.
  • The application window against ANYTIME admission mode is Closed.
  • Candidates who have completed their U.G/P.G degree may apply now against "Anytime Admission Mode" for admission to M.S./Ph.D./Direct Ph.D. programme throughout the academic year 2022-23.
  • Candidates who are in their final semester of U.G/P.G degree may also apply now against "Anytime Admission Mode" for admission to M.S./Ph.D./Direct Ph.D. programme subject to completion of their degree on or before the last date of submission of application i.e. 30th June 2022.
  • The department(s) will decide to consider the applications against the Anytime admission. 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.
  • Candidates are advised go through the admission brochure carefully before submitting the application.
  • For queries related to selection process, please contact the concerned department. Click here for contact details of the departments.
  • Candidates who have already registered are permitted to edit the application and submit as new application against ANY TIME admission by logging in to the portal.
  • 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 PhD programme under External Category sponsored by private industries may check the revised fee structure before applying.
  • 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.
  • Opportunities to carry out Joint Ph.D. between IITM & reputed Foreign Universities exist after enrolling into our Ph.D. programme; for details click here
  • Those who are interested to apply against "THREE INSTITUTE JOINT Ph.D. PROGRAMME (BIOMEDICAL DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGY) may apply under Department of Applied Mechanics by selecting the "Three Institute BMDT" Specialization.

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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 B.Tech / BE. 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 are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability or failure to login to the website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.

  • Candidates who are applying under reserved category should submit the required valid documents in the prescribed format at the time of applying.

  • 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.

  • Kindly refer the website for updates from time to time.

  • No hard copy application will be entertained.




 APPLICATION WINDOW - ALERTS

FOR ANY TIME ADMISSION (NEW)

  • Portal Opening: 18th May 2022 (Wednesday) - 10: 00 hrs.
  • Portal Closing: 30th June, 2022 (Thursday) - 17:00 hrs.

 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.
  • For any information / updates regarding schedule of test / interview, details of shortlisted for test/interview and declaration of results, see the concerned department website in which you have applied.
  • 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 next 3 years.
For M.S.
  • Rs.12,400/- p.m. for first 2years (additional 6 months with specific recommendation of GTC)

 THREE INSTITUTE JOINT DEGREE (BMD) PROGRAMME

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology Trivandrum (SCTIMSTT) & Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) The Ph.D. (major: Biomedical Devices and Technology) Programmes aim to develop capable people, who will go further to make significant contributions as high-level engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, academicians, etc. in the relevant areas. It is a unique undertaking and exploits the innate strengths and facilities of the three institutes — SCTIMST, IITM and CMC. These organizations together hold strong backgrounds in Technology, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences.​

 PRIME MINISTER'S RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP [PMRF]

  • The Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country. With attractive fellowships, the scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2018-19. The institutes which can offer PMRF include all the IITs, all the IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and some of the top Central Universities/NITs that offer science and/or technology degrees. The candidates will be selected through a rigorous selection process and their performance will be reviewed suitably through a national convention.
  • You are eligible to apply for PMRF only after getting admitted into PhD/Direct PhD at IIT Madras.
  • There are two modes of admission under PMRF – Direct Entry and Lateral Entry.
  • Direct Entry is meant for Newly Admitted PhD & Direct PhD Scholars & Lateral Entry is for ongoing PhD/Direct PhD/Upgraded PhD Scholars.
  • The period of PMRF will be 5 years / 4 years for Direct PhD / PhD scholars respectively.
  • Fellowship under PMRF is Rs. 70000/- for first two years, Rs.75000/- for third year and Rs.80000/- for Last two years.
  • PMRF Scholars are also eligible for contingency grant of Rs.2 Lakhs per annum.
  • Click here to view more details related to PMRF programme.
  • For general details please visit PMRF NCC website : https://pmrf.in/.