IIT Madras PhD and MS Admission 2017

IIT Madras PhD and M.S. (Research) Admission for July 2017 - June 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras invites applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) under Regular fulltime [with/without Half-time Teaching Research Assistantship (HTRA)] and Part-time/external programme for the session July 2017 - June 2018

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

About IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras is a premier institute in the field of research and technology education. IIT Madras is ranked among teh top 10 institutes Engineering Institutes for Research and Teaching by National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD) in 2016. The institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in engineering and management education.

PhD & MS (Research) Programme

For admission to PhD and MS (by Research) Programs under Regular Full Time [with/without half-time Teaching Research Assistantship (HTRA)] and Part-Time/External Programmes in the departments of Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Ocean Engineering and Physics
IITM also offers a chance to pursue Interdisciplinary PhD in exciting areas of research

Eligibility Criteria

a) For Regular (Full Time) Research Scholars

PhD in Engineering: Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record
Candidates must have a valid GATE score or UGC-JRF/NET/CSIRJRF/NBHM/INSPIRE or equivalent qualification in the relevant area tenable for the year of registration

Candidates who have qualified for the award of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with exceptionally good academic record in an eligible discipline will be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. Programme in various Engineering and Science departments as a regular full time scholar subject to the following conditions:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree holder in Engineering/Technology with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 for General, 7.5 for OBC-NCL and 7.0 for SC/ST/PwD on a 10.0 point scale or with a valid GATE score

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree holder in Engineering/Technology from a reputed R & D organization and having a proven research record

PhD in Sciences: Candidates must have master’s degree in Sciences with a good academic record and having a valid GATE score or UGCJRF/NET/CSIR-JRF/NBHM/INSPIRE or equivalent qualification tenable for the current year in the relevant area
Students who get more than 8.0 CGPA in M.Sc. in Science Departments of IIT Madras can be admitted directly to their PhD programme in Sciences with interview at departmental level

PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences: Candidates must have master’s degree/ dual degree with a good academic record or equivalent in a relevant discipline AND Qualifying UGC – NET or JRF / CSIR-JRF / GATE Score or any national level examination
At least 3 years of experience in research/industry in lieu of the above examination. (only for Non-HTRA candidates)

PhD in Management:  Candidates must have master’s degree or equivalent PG Diploma or Associate ship in a relevant discipline, and a Bachelor’s degree with a good academic record
Candidates must have qualified in national level examinations such as CAT /XAT /MAT /ATMA /GATE /UGC or CSIR/NET/JRF or Lectureship or equivalent or international level post graduate admission examination such as GMAT/GRE or equivalent

Eligibility Criteria for MS Programme

For Regular (Full Time) Research Scholars

M.S. in Engineering: Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Engg/Technology with valid GATE score or a Master’s degree in appropriate Sciences/Management where eligible with a good academic record and a valid GATE score or CAT/AIMA or equivalent qualification
Candidates having qualified in MFT (Major Field Test) will also be eligible for admission to the M.S. program if the concerned dept opt for it or; IIT B.Tech candidates with a CGPA score of 8.0 or above on a scale of 10 (SC/ST: 7.5 CGPA) are eligible to apply

M.S. in Entrepreneurship/Management: Candidates with a Bachelors degree or equivalent in any professional discipline of minimum four years duration or Masters Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with a good academic record (and), a good score or pass in:
a) National level post-graduate admission qualifying exams such as CAT/XAT/MAT/ATMA/GATE or equivalent, or
b) International level post graduate admission qualifying exam such as GMAT/GRE or equivalent
c) At least 3 years of managerial experience in lieu of the qualifying test
Candidates having qualified in MFT (Major Field Test) will also be eligible for admission to the MS Program if the concerned department opts for it

Financial Assistance

Scholars admitted to PhD and MS Programmes under regular scheme (fulltime) are eligible

For PhD Programs: Candidates with (a) B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc Graduates or equivalent qualification with valid GATE/NET -Rs 25,000/- pm; first 2 years; (b) M.E/M.Tech/MBBS or equivalent qualification -Rs 25,000/- p.m First 2 years; and (c) Rs 28,000/- p.m. Upto 3 years

For M.S Programs: Candidates in Engineering/ Management will receive Rs.12400/- p.m. upto 3 years

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance test and/or interview conducted by the institute.

Reservation of Seats

Reservations are applicable to SC/ST/OBC/Persons with Disability (PD) candidates as per Govt. of India rules

How to Apply

Candidates seeking admission to IIT Madras in PhD /MS Programmes can apply online from the official website at www.iitm.ac.in. Before applying for PhD Programmes, candidates must ensure their eligibility criteria

Applicants must apply online through the website http://research.iitm.ac.in or www.iitm.ac.in, get access to the link "IITM MS PhD Application" and follow the instructions given there in

Online Application Form & Admission Brochure (including the admission schedule along with the important dates) is available on the Institute website at the following link https://research.iitm.ac.in/brochure/msphd_brochure.pdf

Direct PhD candidates can apply now and produce GATE qualification, if required, at the time of interview, if called for

Application Fee

The application fee is as follows:
GN/OBC-NC Male candidates: Rs.100/-
GN/OBC-NC Female candidates: Rs.50/-
SC/ST and PwD candidates: Rs.50/-
Application Fee Rs.200/- payable online (Rs.100/- only for SC/ST/Physically Challenged & Women Candidates) (non-refundable)
Online Mode of Fee Payment enabled (Net-banking, Credit Card and Debit Card
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Important Dates

Registration of Application Forms opening: 01st March 2017

Last Date for Registration of Application through Online: 02nd April 2017

Interview and/or Test [on or before]: 01st May to 12th May 2017

Selected candidates list display in the Dept. Website: 02nd June 2017

Selected Candidates to Join on 10th July 2017

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras

(An exciting opportunity to be part of Research @ IIT Madras), IIT P.O., Chennai-600036, Main Gate, Opposite to C.L.R.I and beside the Adyar Cancer Institute, on Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai-600036, Website www.iitm.ac.in

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