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IIT Kharagpur Joint MTech PhD-MCP Admission 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur announces M.Tech/MCP-Ph.D Admission 2018

IIT Kharagpur Joint MTech/PhD-MCP Admission 2018 -IIT Kharagpur invites applications for the Joint M. Tech/MCP-PhD Program in Engineering and City Planning for the admission academic year 2018-19.

The aspirants can apply for courses in online mode only. The date for online application is open from 21st March 2018 to 18th April 2018.

Details of Joint M.Tech/MCP-PhD Program of IIT Kharagpur

  • This Program encourages bright and motivated students to enrol themselves for PhD after completion of first year of M. Tech/MCP Program.
  • This website has been launched to provide the candidates and public-at-large, information about the Joint MTech/MCP-PhD Program through GATE (JMP 2018) offered by IIT Kharagpur for the academic year 2018-19
  • All the GATE qualified candidates, who will apply for JMP 2018 should also register themselves for Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP).
  • Those who do not qualify for PhD can continue with their two-year M.Tech/MCP Program
  • Students selected for PhD will have to complete the two year academic requirements of M.Tech/MCP Programbefore enrolment for PhD; for these students the M.Tech/MCP and PhD degree will be awarded together upon successful completion of PhD

Important Dates

  • Commencement of online Application Form submission: 21st March 2018
  • Website Closure for submission of online Application Form: 18th April 2018
  • Call letter for shortlisted candidates for interview via email: To be announced later
  • Release of First List Offer (Direct Admission based on GATE Score only): To be announced later
  • Acceptance of First List (Direct Admission): To be announced later
  • Personal Interviews for shortlisted candidates at IIT Kharagpur: To be announced later
  • Final offer (Direct Admission as well as based on interview): 13th July 2018
Joint MTech/ MCP-PhD Programs Offered
  • Dept.: of Aerospace Engineering
  • Dept.: of Agriculture & Food Engineering
  • Dept.: of Architecture & Regional Planning
  • Dept.: of Biotechnology
  • Dept.: of Chemical Engineering
  • Dept.: of Civil Engineering
  • Dept.: of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Dept.: of Electrical Engineering
  • Dept.: of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg
  • Dept.: of Geology and Geophysics
  • Dept.: of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Dept.: of Mathematics
  • Dept.: of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dept.: of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Dept.: of Mining Engineering
  • Dept.: of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • Dept.: of Physics
  • Advanced Technology Development Centre
  • Centre for Education Technology
  • Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences
  • Cryogenic Engineering Centre
  • G S Sanyal School of Telecommunications
  • Materials Science Centre
  • Ranbir & Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design & Management
  • Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability
  • Rubber Technology Centre
  • School of Energy Science & Engineering
  • School of Medical Science and Technology
  • School of Water Resource

Eligibility Criteria

  • Admission to the Joint MTech/MCP-PhD Program of the Institute is open to all Indian National

Eligibility and Assistantship for Regular Applicants (through GATE):

  • Applicants under all categories must possess a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/ Architectureor a Master’s degree in Science/Arts or qualifications obtained through exams conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE, e.g. AMIE
  • Applicants must qualify in a GATE paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree if a GATE paper is available in such a discipline
  • Only for those disciplines where there is no relevant GATE paper, XE/XL paper of the GATE examis applicable. NET qualified applicants are also eligible for admission to MCP.
  • Candidates seeking admission to Joint MTech/MCP-PhD Programof the Institute should have the following academic qualification
  • awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in all years of the qualifying degree or;
  • awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in the final two semesters or final year of the qualifying degree:
  • For GE/OBC: Minimum of 60% marks (OR a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale)
  • For SC/ST/PwD: Minimum of 55% marks (OR a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale)
  • For both the above cases, If the CGPA is on a different scale than 10.0, the eligibility of the candidates will be calculated corresponding to the equivalence stated above.
  • Admission to reserved category candidates will be as per Govt. of India rules

Eligibility for NET Qualified Applicants:

  • NET Qualified candidates with fellowship having MA or M.Sc. Degree in Economics, Sociology, or Geography and having studied mathematics/statistics at the higher secondary level or at the graduate level are eligible to be considered for selection to MCP/PhD Program
  • For applicant with Master’s Degree in Science subject should have 60% or above (55% marks or equivalent CGPA for Master's degree holders in Arts or Social Science subjects
Selection Process
  • Admission will be based on either GATE Score only or will be based on GATE Score (70% weightage) and a personal interview (30% weightage)
  • Personal interview will be held to test the following:

a) Motivation and aptitude for the Program
b) Suitability for the department/centre
c) Skills in basic science, engineering, and relevant areas. Personal interview will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur

  • Interview will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur
  • A candidate who fails to appear for the personal interview will not be considered for admission
  • Selection of applicants whose results in the qualifying degree exam are yet to be declared will be provisional, subject to the condition that all parts of the exam must be completed in all respects before the date of joining the institute and the marks sheet/certificate as evidence of passing the qualifying exam to be submitted latest by 31st October 2018
  • B. Tech students graduated/graduating from IITs having a CGPA 8.00 or above (out of 10) are eligible for direct admission without having to appear in either GATE or personal interview


  • Students in the two-year MTech/MCP Program receive an assistantship of Rs.12400/- per month. Students selected for the PhD Program will receive an assistantship of Rs.16400/- per month in the second year of their MTech/MCP study, and Rs.25000/- per month after enrolment for PhD Program
  • However, the additional assistantship will be paid retrospectively after the PhD registration

Application Fee

  • The application fee is Rs.500/- for GE/OBC Male/Transgender Candidates and Rs.250/- for all Female or PwD/SC/ST Candidates
  • The application fee is non-refundable. Fee payment has to be made online only and all the necessary qualifying certificates and documents have to be uploaded online at the time of submitting the application
  • Hardcopy of the application and documents are not required

Application Procedure

  • Application for Joint MTech/MCP-PhD Program is to be submitted only by an ONLINE process by accessing the website https://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/jmp/ from 21st March 2018 to 18th April 2018
  • Fee payment has to be made online only and all the necessary qualifying certificates and documents have to be uploaded online at the time of submitting the application
  • Hardcopy of the application and documents are not required
  • Instructions to fill in Online Application Form
  • The online application process consists of the following pages (menus)

How to Register

  • To start with, candidates need to register with their email ids, a password of at least 8 characters, date of birth (as per GATE score card), GATE Year, GATE Registration Number, current category (category in which you are applying for), qualifying degree as per Table 4, background discipline as per Table 5. Note that the data entered during the registration can not be changed later
  • Upon successful registration, a candidate would be able to login with registered email and password to progressively fill in information pertaining to each of the above five pages
  • Please note that application process is sequential in nature; hence an applicant will not be able to go to Academic page without filling in and subsequently saving requisite details in Profile page
  • Applicants should fill up the profile page first. Note that some of the fields in this page have been automatically populated and disabled to edit. Applicant should fill the remaining data and "click save" to go to Academic page. Save academic details to go to fee payment page
  • In Fee payment page, applicants are requested to fill up the fee payment details
  • Application fee is Rs.500/- for GE/OBC Male/Transgender Candidates and Rs.250/- for all Female or PwD/SC/ST Candidates. The Application fee is non-refundable
  • Applicants are however advised to keep a copy of the completed application form for their record

IIT Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur-721302 (West Bengal), Ph.: 03222-282091, Email: gate@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in, Websitehttps://gate.iitkgp.ac.in