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Admission to M.S., Direct Ph.D. & Ph.D. (by Research) Programme

Application Fee Details

  1. GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Male candidates - ₹ 100
  2. ⚥ GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Transgender candidates - ₹ 100
  3. ⚢ GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Female candidates - ₹ 50
  4. ⚤ SC/ST candidates - ₹ 50
  5. ♿ PwD candidates- ₹ 50
NOTE: Only Foreign Nationals including PIO & OCI card holders are exempted from paying the Application Fee.Application fee Payment will be accepted through Online  (Net banking/ Credit Card / Debit Card)

If you are not able to pay online, then Application fee can be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favour of "The Registrar, IIT Madras" and send it by post to the following address with your Registered Email ID, Name & Application No. written on the backside of the Demand Draft:

The Deputy Registrar (Research),
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
IV Floor, Administration Building,
IIT Madras Campus,
Chennai - 600 036.
  • Refer Admission Brochure under Research Main Menu for any information related to Research programme admission at IIT Madras; including fee and other details.
  • Refer M.S./Ph.D. [Ordinances and Regulations] at https://www.iitm.ac.in/content/msphd-ordinances for any information related to Research programme offered by IIT Madras.
  • The candidates claiming for OBC-NCL reservation should obtain the OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) certificate issued in the latest Financial Year in the prescribed format and upload the same in the ONLINE application. Download the sample format.
  • The candidates claiming for EWS reservation should obtain the Income & Assets certificate issued in the latest Financial Year in the prescribed format and upload the same in the ONLINE application. Download the sample format.
  • Click here to download the list of organizations recognized by IIT Madras as R & D institutions for admission to M.S., Direct Ph.D. & Ph.D. programme under External Registration Scheme.
  • Click here to download the list of Centrally Funded Technical Institutes [CFTI's].
  • 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
Application procedure for M.S., Direct Ph.D. & Ph.D. at IIT Madras.

1. Sign-up / Register at https://research.iitm.ac.in/user

Issues have been reported when hotmail ID were used for account creation. Kindly keep this in mind when providing email ID.

Upon registering, an email will be sent to the registered email ID which will contain link to activate account.

2. Fill Basic Profile [Step-1]

Fill Basic profile, upload relevant documents and submit the form to proceed to Step-2 [Apply to Department].

3. Fill Apply to Department [Step-2]

Under Apply to Department, click “Register New Application”, fill and submit the form to proceed to payment page.

4. Pay Application Fee & Download Application

An application number is generated after finishing the payment process.Use "Apply to Department" menu to download registered application.

Candidates called for written test/interview should bring with them (i) Printed copy of the application submitted online along with Original and photo copies of relevant documents/certificates.