Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management  Kerala (IIITM-K) announces Admission to PhD Program 2021

IIITM Kerala PhD Admission 2021 – Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management – Kerala (IIITM-K) invites applications for admission to PhD Program for the academic session starting in January 2021

Application forms can be obtained from Departments under Faculty of Technology, CUSAT to be submitted to the academic office duly filled by the applicant and attested by Research Supervisor on or before December 31, 2020.

Areas of Research

Intelligent Signals for Medical Imaging, Compressed Sensing, Computer simulation and modeling for Imaging applications in addition to Image Processing /Artificial Intelligence /Machine Learning / Data Mining /Image Processing/Cryptography, Biometrics, Digital Watermarking, Cyber Forensics, Visual Surveillance/ Geo Informatics / Ecological Informatics /Remote sensing.

 IIITM Kerala PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Last date for submission of online Application form

31st December 2020

Interview for admissions for students claiming exemption from Department Admission Test

11th January 2021

Eligibility Criteria for  IIITM Kerala PhD Admission 2021

  • A candidate must have a Master’s degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks in qualifying examination or a minimum of CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale ( or an equivalent grade in similar scales).
  • A candidate belonging to SC/ST community shall be eligible for concession upto 10% marks in the minimum eligible marks for admission.

In addition to the above, candidate has to fulfil any one of the following-


Must have cleared the Departmental Admission Test (DAT) – conducted annually – in July/August every year.


Secured a National/Research fellowships from Government of Kerala or Government of India/ by any agencies or by industries recognized by the University with valid score with committed financial assistance at the time of seeking admission. OR


Qualified UGC-NET Lectureship examination or GATE/ICAR/KSCSTE/CSIR/NBHM/ICSSR.


Foreign Students sponsored under a scholarship scheme by the Government of India for undergoing PhD program in India.


Teachers with a minimum continuous service of five years as permanent employees.

 IIITM Kerala PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

Interested candidates can apply online or offline mode.

Online mode

Interested candidates can apply online through the official website

Offline mode

Students who wish to pursue doctoral studies in IIITM-K should forward their applications (downloadable from CUSAT website – ) through Head of Institution, IIITM-K which will be forwarded to Head, Faculty of Technology , CUSAT .

Duly filled application forms (downloaded from complete with copies of mark sheets/certificates and other testimonials to be submitted to Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management – Kerala , IIITM-K building, Technopark Campus along with a research proposal.

Selection Process

For those Exempted from Departmental Admission test:

  • For those Exempted from the Departmental Admission test Researchers will be selected on the basis of research proposal and performance in interview. Separate rank lists will be prepared for Part time and full time students.

For those who appear for Departmental Admission test

  • Based on Applications and research proposals submitted , concerned Faculty of Technology will call you for a Written test and Interview. Only candidates scoring 50% of marks in the written test will be ranked. For SC/ST students the minimum eligibility required is 45% of marks in written test. Researchers will be selected on the basis of research proposal and performance in interview.

Selection of candidates exempted from DAT

  • The candidate shall appear for an interview before the Research Committee or Sub-committee constituted for this purpose. In case of admission for interdisciplinary/ multidisciplinary research the Committee or Sub-committee shall consist of the Research Guide from ‘the other subject who has consented to supervise the candidate.
  • The Committee shall assess the student based on his research proposal and award marks as per; his/her performance in the interview. The -committee shall also scrutinize the academic records of the candidate, the research proposal submitted by him/her in the application, the long term plan of the academic work to be undertaken by the candidate.


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