FAQ's

Q1. What are the different modes of payment available?

ANS: Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.


Q2. I have paid the Application fee? And Still the Payment Status is "Pending"?

ANS:

  • The Application Payment Status will be updated shortly.
  • OR
  • Your online transaction might have failed and the amount will be refunded to your bank account shortly. Please confirm the refund to your bank account as per the concerned bank's refund policy.


Q3. My initial online application fee payment got failed? How can I make the payment now?

ANS:

If your initial online application fee payment got failed, then you can pay the application fee amount via Demand Draft drawn in favour of "The Registrar, IIT Madras" and send it by post to the following address with your Name & Application No.
The Deputy Registrar (Research),
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
IV Floor, Administration Building,
IIT Madras Campus,
Chennai - 600 036.

Q4. I am residing Outside India. How I can make Application Fee Payment?

ANS: Those who are residing outside India will be able to use the Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking option to make the Application Fee Payment.


Q5. What are required documents/files for upload?

ANS: The applicant(s) has to scan & upload the following valid documents/files (as applicable) belonging to them while applying:

  1. Photo
  2. Signature
  3. UG University Rank certificate
  4. PG University Rank certificate
  5. Person with Disabilities (PwD) certificate
  6. Valid Category certificate (OBC-NCL/SC/ST/EWS)
  7. OCI/PIO/Foreign Passport copy
  8. Qualifying Exam score card/award letter/certificate
  9. UG-Consolidated Marks Statement/Grade Card/Transcript
  10. PG-Consolidated Marks Statement/Grade Card/Transcript
  11. Experience Certificate
  12. NHTRA declaration
  13. Research Proposal [only for Management Studies department]


Q6. How long is a GATE Score valid?

ANS: Only for 3 years.


Q7. It is keeping on showing; your GATE detail is incorrect?

ANS: GATE Score is valid only for 3 years. Please check the validity of your score. While entering GATE details, enter Registration No. with subject code (eg: ME18S12345678). Under the field "Score" in "Qualifying Exam" details in Step-1, enter your GATE score (out of 1000) and don't enter the GATE marks here.


Q8. I want to apply to more than 4 departments now, how to do?

ANS: You can submit separate application for each department of your choice by paying separate application fee.


Q9. I have additional Qualification, where to enter?

ANS: You can enter any relevant additional details In the “Additional Information” column provided in “My Profile” of the Application form.


Q10. I am not able to apply to any department?

ANS: You need to fill up the mandatory field in "My Profile" section, Check the "Submit Profile" option and then move to "Apply to Department" Page.


Q11. I have committed mistakes in my application?

ANS: Inform us at the time of Interview.


Q12. My university doesn't issue University Rank certificate. What is the solution?

ANS: If you claim Rank then you have to upload some proof to support your claim.


Q13. My Discipline is not listed, what can I do?

ANS: Select your Degree in the column provided. Then select the option "All other disciplines…" from the field "Discipline" and enter your Discipline name in the additional text box provided.


Q14. I am using Chrome/Firefox/IE/Opera browser. I am unable to apply to any departments?

ANS: Perhaps you might have not submitted your profile. Please check the Check box provided and click the "Submit Profile" button. The application has been tested on multiple browsers and operating systems.


Q15. When/how to know, whether my application is submitted successfully?

ANS: After final submission of your Application and successful payment of Application fee.


Q16. Site is slow?

ANS: Please be patient. We cater to over 5000 users, many of whom will be concurrent users of the database.


Q17. I have not received any mail after submitting the application?

ANS: In case the mail is not delivered, use "apply to department" menu to download application.


Q18. I am facing a problem when I applied through On-line; I am not able to upload my supporting documents as my qualification certificate of UGC-NET test has not reached yet. I have GATE score card but my selection procedure has to be done according to my UGC-NET Rank?

ANS: Select the UGC-NET option and you have to upload some proof for that to continue the application process.


Q19. I wrongly entered the Date of Birth instead of the correct DOB, What can I do?

ANS: At the time of Admission, submit your valid Birth Certificate/SSLC/SSC/Matriculation certificate in original along with one set of photocopy of the same for correction.


Q20. I want to know, if I am applying for more than one department then how much amount should I pay?

ANS: You can submit separate application to each department(s) of your choice by paying separate application fee.


Q21. What is the percentage of mark equivalent to 8.0 CGPA?

ANS: 75% will be considered as equivalent to 8.0 CGPA.


Q22. What is the minimum residential requirement for External / Part-time Category?

ANS: For External / Part-time Category, one semester residential requirement is compulsory to do course work. However, person residing within the commutable distance from IIT Madras will be permitted to do course work without the residential requirement with the permission of their institution subject to fulfilling the course requirement.


Q23. What are the eligibility criteria’s for applying to Direct admission to M.S+Ph.D.?

ANS:

  1. B.Tech./B.S (4 year) degree holder of Centrally Funded Technical Institute with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale or 75% without valid GATE Score.
  2. B.Tech./B.S (4 year) degree holder of Centrally Funded Technical Institute with CGPA less than 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale or <75% with valid GATE Score.
  3. B.Tech./B.E/B.S (4 year) degree holder from any other University with minimum CGPA of 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale or 75% and having a valid GATE score.
  4. Candidates possessing MBBS/BDS degree with minimum first class and valid NEET PG qualifying score can apply under HTRA category in Engineering Design department. If the candidate meets the above degree requirement but doesn't possess valid NEET PG qualifying score then they can apply under NHTRA category to the same department.
  5. Candidates possessing M.Sc (Maths) or M.Sc (Computer Science) from CFTI or a highly recognized institute such as Indian Statistical Institute and Chennai Mathematical Institute with the minimum CGPA of 8.0 on 10.0 scale and valid GATE (Maths) or GATE (CS) score can apply in Computer Science & Engineering department.


Q24. I have completed my B.Tech. in Mechatronics, can I apply for M.S. in a different department which is not directly related to my educational background?

ANS: Candidates having main subject in one department can apply for another department. However, please check area for research in the admission brochure before applying.


Q25. I have completed my M.S. in US, whether it is equivalent to M.Tech., am I eligible for Ph.D.?

ANS: For M.S. from US/UK, if it is 2 years programme then it is equivalent to M.Tech. Whereas courses having duration of below 2 years will not be considered as PG Degree equivalent for Ph.D. admission.


Q26. I have made a mistake in my Application, is it necessary to correct the error?

ANS: You have to submit the valid proof in original along with one set of photocopy and rectify the error at the time of Interview.


Q27. I am having MBA with 13 years work experience and heading a IT start up as a Co-founder & CEO, can I apply for research program under External category?

ANS: External / Part-time category is meant only for regular employee's working in public/private sector etc. However, for applying under External category, R&D approval from IIT Madras or GoI or is required. Applicants possessing P.G degree with 5 years and above managerial experience can apply for Ph.D. under regular NHTRA category in the Department of Management Studies.


Q28. I am working at Mumbai currently, can I apply for M.S/Ph.D/Direct Admission to M.S+Ph.D programme under Part-time category?

ANS: Your current working location must be within commutable distance from IIT Madras to apply for M.S/Ph.D/Direct Admission to M.S+Ph.D programme under Part-time category.


Q29. The profile related to my basic information got created and I have also filled and submitted the next step "Apply to Department" but the application status is shown as “Application not submitted”. What should I do?

ANS: Click on the link "Application not submitted" and make the application fee payment to complete your application process.


Q30. How can I UPLOAD GATE Score Card?

ANS: Scan GATE Score card and upload it in the "Supporting Documents" field.


Q31. What Registration Number I have to enter in GATE Reg. No. field?

ANS: Enter your GATE Registration number (eg: ME18S12345678)


Q32. How to download the final application after completion of application fee payment?

ANS: There is two way to download the final application after completion of application fee payment

  1. You can either download it after making the application fee payment through email.
  2. OR
  3. If this mail function fail, you can login to our research admission portal and go to "Apply to Department" menu. On that page there will be a link called "download application". Click on this link to get the final application with the payment details.


Q33. How to get Modified Application after repayment of the application fee?

ANS: You can login to our research admission portal and go to "Apply to Department" menu. On that page, there will be a link called "download application". Click on this link to get the modified application and the new payment details will be displayed in the modified application.


Q34. Whether the application can be edited after final submission?

ANS: You can't edit the application after final submission. You have to re-apply and pay the application fee again.


Q35. Any other issue(s) other than mentioned in FAQ?

ANS: Register a complaint.