Admission for Ph.D / Direct Ph.D / M.S Online application portal for Academic year 2017 - 2018 will be open tentatively from 19.04.2017

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

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

Appplications 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 Teaching 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





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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.
Applications received till 02.04.2017 will be considered for July 2017 admission.