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IIT Palakkad PhD and MS Research Admissions 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad PhD and MS (Research) Admissions 2018

IIT Palakkad PhD and MS (Research) Admissions 2018- Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IITPKD) invited applications for admission to the M.S. (Research) and Ph.D. Programs for the August 2018 Semester


  • Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IITPKD) is established as an autonomous institute of national importance by the Govt. of India. It is currently located inside the scenic Ahalya Integrated Campus, Kozhipara, Palakkad
  • IITPKD conducts B. Tech. Programs in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Science and Engineering, and is starting its M.S.(research) and PhD Programs in July

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Application Online: 14th April 2018
  • Interview Call letters to be sent by: 11th May 2018
  • Interview and Test: 11th June to 26th June 2018
  • Selection list to appear: 29th June 2018
  • Last date to issue admission letters 02nd July 2018
  • Date of Joining: 16th July 2018

Area of Research

  • Chemistry - Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and their application in catalysis of chemical reactions including organic transformation, Design and synthesis of novel classes of organic macromolecules and their applications in material science
  • Civil Engineering: Structural engineering: Buckling and post-buckling of open sections, cold formed steel structural members, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete.
  • Geotechnical Engineering: Foundation engineering, strength and deformation behavior of soil, Geo Synthetics & Ground Improvement Techniques, Geotechnical & Geo Environmental Engineering
  • Water Resource Engineering: Hydrological Modeling and uncertainty analysis, climate and land use change modeling
  • Computer Science & Eng: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Optimization, Bioinformatics
  • Electrical Engineering: Semiconductor devices and modelling, nanoelectronics, plasmonic/ optoelectronics, Microwave Engineering, wireless communication, communication theory, statistical signal processing, information and coding theory, Microwave Remote Sensing, Power Electronics, VLSI and Control System, Biomedical signal processing, Embedded signal processing and low power reconfigurable circuits, Brain-Computer Interface Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering: Engine Modelling/control, Fracture mechanics, Computational fluid dynamics & turbulence, additive manufacturing, materials and teratology
  • Physics: Transport studies in 2D materials and perovskites
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: Philosophy: Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism

Eligibility Criteria

For PhD Program

  • The minimum educational qualifications for admission to the PhD Program of the Institute are as follows:
  • Candidates with a Master's degree in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record or a Master's degree by Research in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record
  • Candidates with Master's degree in Sciences with a good academic record and of exceptional merit are eligible for the relevant Engineering discipline. They should have a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR-NET/NBHM 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 from a Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) with an exceptionally good academic record in an eligible discipline will be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. provided he/she has a minimum CGPA of 8/10 (7.5/10 for OBC-NCL and 7/10 for SC/ST/PwD candidates)

For M.S (Research) Program

  • The minimum educational qualifications for admission to the M.S. by research degree are as follows:
  • Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Master’s degree in Science with valid GATE score
  • Candidates having Associate Membership of the following professional bodies are 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 part 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 Telecommunication Engineering and other professional bodies approved by the Senate from time to time
  • Engineering graduates from IITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTI) with a minimum CGPA of 8/10 (7.5/10 for OBC-NCL and 7/10 for SC/ST/PwD candidates) are eligible for seeking admission, without GATE score, to the MS Programme and they can be offered HTRA, if selected
Selection Procedure
  • Eligible candidates possessing the minimum educational qualifications and satisfying additional and stiffer criteria set from time to time, will be called for an interview and/or test by the Selection Committee
  • For candidates who have obtained PG degree 10 years earlier as on the last date prescribed for receipt of the completed application, a departmental test will be conducted
  • The applications of foreign nationals may be considered without a personal interview/test
  • Based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the interview and/or test, the Selection Committee will recommend to the Chairman, Senate the names of candidates found suitable for admission

Financial Assistance

  • Assistance will be as per MHRD norms. Full Time Scholars admitted to PhD & M.S. Programs are eligible for the Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship (HTRA) for which:
  • They should work for 8 hours per week for the Institute to earn this assistantship. The work would normally involve assistance in teaching/research, and will be assigned by the Institute
  • Other scholarships like UGC- JRF, CSIR-JRF, ICMR, ICAR & AICTE etc. may also be available for those who have qualified for these schemes and get admission and the amount of fellowship will be as per the norms of the funding agency

Reservation of Seats

  • Reservations are applicable to SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD candidates as per Govt. of India rules

Application Procedure

  • Online application form is available at the Institute website www.iitpkd.ac.in
  • After filling the form, please take a print out and keep it for records
  • The application fee is as follows:
  • GN/OBC-NCL Male candidates: Rs.100/-
  • IGN/OBC-NCL Female candidates: Rs.50/-
  • SC/ST and PwD candidates: Rs.50/-
  • Candidates called for interview must bring with them printed copy of the application that they submitted online along with originals and photocopies of the relevant certificates
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