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IIT Roorkee PhD Admission 2018 – dates, eligibility

Indian Institute of Technology IIT Roorkee announces PhD Admission 2018 in various disciplines

IIT Roorkee PhD Admission 2018 - Applications are invited for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee for admission to full time/part time PhD Programs for Autumn Semester of the Session 2018-19 in all departments/centres at the institute

Interested candidates are required to register and fill the application online from 26th February to 20th March 2018

IIT Roorkee offers PhD in the following disciplines:
Departments - Alternate Hydro-Energy Centre /Architecture & Planning/ Biotechnology /Chemical Engineering/Chemistry /Civil Engineering/Computer Science & Engineering /Earthquake Engineering/Earth Sciences/Electrical Eng /Electronics & Communication Eng/Humanities & Social Sciences /Hydrology /Mgt. Studies /Mathematics /Mechanical & Industrial Engineering/Metallurgical & Materials Engineering/Physics // Nanotechnology /Water Resources Development & Management /Disaster Mitigation /Transportation Systems

Saharanpur Campus:
Applied Science & Engineering/ Paper Technology / Polymer and Process Engineering


Important Dates

Apply online Website Open:                                                         26th February 2018
Last Date for Applying Online Website Closure:                      20th March 2018
Last date for Receiving of completed application (Hard copy)
at PG Admission Office, IIT Roorkee:                                          26th March 2018


Also See : Admission Notification



  • Candidates should have Master’s degree in respective discipline or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 on a 10-point scale or equivalent as determined by the Institute wherever letter grade are awarded or 60% marks in aggregate (of all the years/semesters) where marks are awarded for the General (UR) category and qualified national level graduate entrance test: GATE/UGC-NET/CSIR-NET or equivalent
  • B. Tech/B. Arch degree or equivalent in respective discipline from CFTIs with excellent academic record (with a minimum CGPA of 7.0 on a 10-point scale or equivalent or 75% marks)
  • The condition for GATE is not applicable to candidates from CFTIs (The list of CFTIs is available on the Institute Website) or;
  • Candidates pursuing master’s program in engineering or Architecture from IIT Roorkee having CGPA of at least 7.50 (after first year/completing all courses) shall have a choice of internal lateral entry into PhD program after completing all requirements of the first two semesters of the I (First) year of the Master’s program

For Part-time:

  • The applicant possesses the minimum entry qualifications for the degree as given in admission eligibility point 1; the applicant proves that his official duties permit him to devote sufficient time to research; he/she will be required to reside at the Institute for a period of not less than 6 months during his/her registration for the degree. Such applicants are exempted from the requirement of having valid GATE/NET/GPAT
  • The applicants must have been in continuous service with the sponsoring organization for at least two years at the time of submitting the application form for admission


Selection Procedure
Selection will be made on the basis of their performance in the written test and interview. Selection procedure is different for different departments

  • Architecture & Planning (ARD) Only Interview
  • Alternate Hydro-Energy Centre (AHC) Only Interview
  • Biotechnology (BTD) Only Interview
  • Chemical Engineering (CHD) Only Interview
  • Chemistry (CYD) Written Test –shortlist-interview
  • Civil Engineering (CED) Only Interview
  • Earthquake Engineering (EQD) Only Interview


Application Process

  • For admission to PhD Programs for Spring Semester of the session 2018-19 candidates need to register and fill the application from 26th April 2018 online only by accessing the website http://pgadm.iitr.ernet.in.
  • After finalizing the application and depositing the fee online, download the filled application. THe requisit fee (Rs. 200/- for GEN/OBC and Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PD category candidates per department) can be paid online using net banking or debit/credit card facilities. Additional charges will be applicable as per the rule of the concerned bank.
  • If candidate opts for more than one department/centre, then application fee should be paid
  • in accordance to the number of department/centre
  •  Separate application (Hard copy) with necessary documents/testimonials be sent for each
  • department/centre
  • Before applying, candidates are advised to read the PhD Information Brochure (Autumn Semester) 2018-19 carefully.
  • Candidates must follow the following Steps while applying online Application Form
  • Step 1: Apply for PhD Program
  • Register, (b) Login, (c) Apply online, (d) Finalize Application Form, (e) Pay fee online using "Proceed for Payment" option, (f) Download Application Form
  • Step 2: Paste your recent photograph (3.5 cm X 3.5 cm) at the designated places, Sign at the designated place
  • Duly filled-in Application form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to PG Admission Office,  Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand so as to reach on or before 26th March 2018 OR
  • It can be handed over personally to the PG ADMISSION Office, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee on or before 26th March 2018
  • No Hard copy of the application shall be accepted after the due date/time. The Institute shall not be responsible for any delay regarding reaching of the application

For more information visit the IIT Roorkee website www.iitr.ernet.in


IIT Roorkee

IIT - Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee-247667 (Uttarakhand), Email [email protected], Phone No.: +91-1332-284010, Website www.iitr.ernet.in or http://pgadm.iitr.ernet.in