IIT Roorkee PhD Admission 2017 eligibility, application, dates

IIT Roorkee announces PhD Admission 2017 in various disciplines.


Applications are invited for Indian Institute of Technology IIT Roorkee for admission to full time/part time PhD Programmes for Spring Semester of the session 2017-18 in all departments/centres at the institute


Interested candidates are required to register and fill the application online from 13th September to 26th September 2017


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



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 programmes 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 Programmes for Spring Semester of the session 2017-18 candidates need to register and fill the application from 13th September 2017 online only by accessing the website http://pgadm.iitr.ernet.in on or before 26th Sept 2017

The application process is complete only when a print out of the filled ONLINE application with the candidate’s signature, downloaded IITR copy of bank challan and a good quality photo affixed in the appropriate places is sent to the PG Admissions Office, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand along with necessary documents on or before 29th September 2017



Before applying, candidates are advised to read the PhD Information Brochure (Spring Semester) 2017-18 carefully. Candidates must follow the following Steps while applying online Application Form

Step 1: Apply for PhD Programmes
(a) 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 29th September 2017 OR
It can be handed over personally to the PG ADMISSION Office, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee on or before 29th September 2017


Important Dates


Apply online Website Open: 13th September 2017


Last Date for Applying Online Website Closure: 26th September 2017


Last date for deposit of application fee online: 26th September 2017


Last date for Receiving of completed application (Hard copy) at PG Admission Office, IIT Roorkee: 29th September 2017


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


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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