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IIT Madras PhD and MS Admission 2021 Dates, Eligibility, Application Process

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras announces PhD and MS (by Research) Programs Admission 2021 July Session

IIT Madras PhD and MS Admission 2021 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has invited applications from eligible candidates for admission to PhD, Direct PhD and M.S. (by Research) Program under Regular/Part-Time/External Schemes in various disciplines for the academic session commencing in July 2021

Interested candidates can apply through online mode till April 30, 2021. Check the page below for more details on IIT Madras PhD and MS Admission 2021 such as eligibility criteria, important dates, the application process, etc.

Program Offered

  • Ph.D. Program
  • Direct Ph.D Program
  • M.S. (by Research) Program

IIT Madras PhD and MS Admission 2021 Important Dates

Registration of Online Application opens from

01st March 2021

Last date of receipt of completed Application

30th April 2021

Eligibility Criteria for IIT Madras PhD and MS Admission 2021

Minimum Educational Qualifications for Ph.D.:

PhD in Engineering

Candidates with a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record / Master’s degree by Research in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record / 5 Year Dual Degree in Engineering or 5 Year BS+MS Dual degree from Centrally Funded Technical Institute with a good academic record.

2 Year M.Sc. from IITs (entry through JAM) with 8.0 and above are exempted from qualifying in National Level Examinations.

Candidates with a Master’s degree in Sciences with a good academic record and of exceptional merit are eligible for the relevant Engineering disciplines (as decided by admitting departments). Candidates must have a valid GATE score or UGC-JRF/NET/CSIR-JRF or equivalent qualification in the relevant area tenable for the year of registration.

In the case of candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology AND possess more than 5 years of relevant work experience after the Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology, the requirement of a test score may be waived by the Selection Committee.

PhD in Sciences

Master’s degree in Sciences with a good academic record and having a valid GATE score or UGC-JRF/NET/CSIR-JRF/NBHM/INSPIRE or equivalent qualification tenable for the current year in the relevant area.

Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or 5 Year BS+MS Dual degree/ 5 Year Integrated degree from Centrally Funded Technical Institute are eligible with a good academic record.

2 Year M.Sc. from IITs (entry through JAM) with 8.0 and above are exempted from qualifying in National level examinations.

Students who get more than 8.0 CGPA in M.Sc. in Science Departments of IIT Madras can be admitted directly to their Ph.D program in Sciences with interviews at the departmental level.

PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences

Master’s degree / dual degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline AND Qualifying UGC – NET or JRF / CSIR-JRF / GATE Score or equivalent qualification tenable for the current year in the relevant area or international level postgraduate admission examination such as GRE (Non-HTRA). OR

Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or 5 Year BS+MS Dual degree/ 5 Year Integrated degree from Centrally Funded Technical Institute with a good academic record.

At least 3 years of experience in research/industry in lieu of the above examination. (This clause is applicable only for Non-HTRA candidates)

PhD in Management

Masters degree or 2 years PG Diploma in a relevant discipline, and a Bachelor’s degree with a good academic record (minimum five years of undergraduate and postgraduate education) OR Five year integrated master’s degree / dual degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline with a good academic record and

Qualifying in national level examinations such as GATE/CAT/UGC-JRF/NET/CSIR-JRF or equivalent or international level postgraduate admission examination such as GMAT/GRE (Non-HTRA)

At least 5 years of managerial experience in lieu of the above examination. (This clause is applicable for Non-HTRA candidates only)

Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology with a good academic record or a Master’s degree by Research in Engineering / Technology in a relevant discipline are exempted from qualifying in National level examinations.

Candidates with MBA or 2 year PG diploma from Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) with CGPA of 8 and above are exempted from qualifying in National level examinations.

Minimum Educational Qualifications for M.S:

M.S. in Engineering

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology with a valid GATE score or a Master’s degree in appropriate Sciences/Management were eligible with a good academic record and a valid GATE score tenable for the current year in the relevant areas.

Candidates having Associate Membership of the following professional bodies will also be eligible for admission to the M.S. program of their parent discipline provided they have a valid GATE score and have passed both parts A and part B of the Membership examinations with a good academic record.

The Institution of Engineers (India) (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communications), the Aeronautical Society of India, the Indian Institute of Metals, the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Institute of Electronics and Tele-communication Engineering, and other professional bodies approved by the Senate from time to time.

Candidates having qualified in MFT (Major Field Test) will also be eligible for admission to the M.S. program if the concerned department opt for it.

M.S. in Management

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any professional discipline of minimum four years duration or Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with a good academic record OR

A good score or pass in - a) national level post-graduate admission qualifying examinations such as GATE, b) International level post-graduate admission qualifying examinations such as GMAT/GRE (Non-HTRA), c) at least 3 years of managerial experience in lieu of the qualifying test. (This clause is applicable for Non-HTRA candidates only)

Candidates having qualified in MFT (Major Field Test) will also be eligible for admission to the M.S. program if the concerned department opt for it.

M.S. in Entrepreneurship

The minimum eligibility requirement for admission will be graduates with a B.Tech/B.E. or any postgraduate degree in appropriate Sciences/Management stream (eg. M.A or M.Com will be eligible; not B.A. or B.Com graduate).

The existing admission criteria for Regular HTRA and non-HTRA admissions to be retained. For HTRA, the candidate will need to qualify in GATE or to any of the approved national-level qualifying exams eligible for the scholarship.

At the time of accepting an offer of admission, CGPA above or equal to 8.0 for graduates from Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (including IITM) is required for waiving the requirement of qualifying in national level examinations. Under the non-HTRA category, anyone with a B.Tech/B.E. or any postgraduate degree in appropriate Sciences/Management stream can apply.

In addition, all candidates must submit a Proposal for a start-up, which will be evaluated by the Screening Committee first, before recommending selected applications to the Admissions/Selection Committee for a one-to-one interview.

Note

Candidates who are in their final semester/year of their U.G/P.G degree may also apply now against admission to M.S. / Ph.D. / Direct Ph.D. program for July 2021 admission

Candidates who await the results of GATE 2021, may apply after the receipt of the GATE 2021 Score Card.

IIT Madras PhD and MS Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website https://research.iitm.ac.in/
  • A printed copy of the application submitted online along with Original and photocopies of relevant certificates/documents.
  • Candidates who wish to apply to multiple departments or research programs should register the individual applications and pay the application fee separately subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria for applying to the concerned department/research program as mentioned in the research admission brochure & website.
  • Please read the instructions given in the admission brochure carefully before filling up the online application form. After filling the form, you are advised to take a printout of your application and keep the same for your record.

Application Fee

For GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Male candidates

Rs. 100/-

For GN/EWS/OBC-NCL Female candidates

Rs. 50/-

For SC/ST and PwD candidates

Rs. 50/-

Mode of Payment

Online through debit card/credit card/Net Banking

Selection Procedure

  • Eligible candidates possessing the minimum educational qualifications & eligible degrees and satisfying additional and stiffer criteria set by the departments from time to time will be called for a “written test and interview” or “interview” by the Selection Committees of the respective departments.

 

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website