Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar announces Admission to PhD Programs 2024-25 (Semester I), Apply now


IIT Gandhinagar PhD Admission 2024 – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar invites applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program offered in various disciplines for the academic session 2024-25 (Semester I).  IIT Gandhinagar was established in 2008 and is ranked 18th by NIRF 2023 for Engineering. IIT Gandhinagar, through various departments, offers UG, PG, PhD, and online courses to students. These courses are provided across Chemical Engineering, Maths, Physics, and various other streams Interested candidates can check the post below for more details on IIT Gandhinagar PhD Admission 2024.


PhD Programs offered

  • Biological  Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


Important Dates

  • Application Deadline : March 20, 2024 by 5:00 PM (IST)
  • Announcement of the Shortlisted Candidates (tentative) : April 3, 2024
  • Written test and/or interview : April 8- April 22, 2024
  • Announcement of Result (tentative) : May 15, 2024


Admission Categories

  • Regular(RR): Full Time residential research candidate.
  • Continuing Doctoral Programme (CDP): This is for the candidates working in industry or as a faculty in any educational institution. In this category the candidate is given advance admission with 90 days of residency requirement in 1st year and on successful completion of 1st year, the admission is confirmed with the expected minimum 2 years of full time residential requirement on campus for completing coursework and a major part of thesis work. After 2-years, the candidate may be permitted to go back to the parent organization subject to significant progress in thesis work. Subsequently, the candidate is expected to complete at least 2 weeks of residency at the Institute for each semester all through the PhD programme. A certificate in support of the candidature must support the application. Click here for more details about the programme.


Eligibility Criteria

  • At least 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST/PD) or 5.5 CPI (5.0 CPI for SC/ST/PD) in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech./BS (IISc, IISER)/BS-MS (IISER) or equivalent degree in appropriate branches. Above mentioned eligibility criteria is minimum at Institute level.
  • For department wise minimum eligibility criteria, please click here. The departments may use higher cut off levels for short listing besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria.


Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online only through the official website https://iitgn.ac.in/ & https://iitgn.ac.in/admissions/phd
  • All applications must be submitted online. If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application for each discipline.
  • After successful submission of the application form, you will receive an application number and a link to download the application form.
  • Please save the application form. You need to furnish a hardcopy of the application form and self-attested copies of all the relevant documents at the time of the interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected.


Application Fee

  • For General & Others Category : Rs. 300/-
  • For SC/ST/PD Category : Rs. 150/-
  • Mode of Payment : Online through Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking


Selection Procedure

  • Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and/or interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.


Financial Support

  • Students joining the Ph.D. program as regulars (RR) may be considered for the Institute Fellowship (subjected to availability of fund) based on the following norms:
  • 1. Candidates with qualifications in any of the points (a-f) mentioned below are eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs. 37,000/-.
    • Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET/GATE Qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (B.Tech/B.E.) with NET/GATE Qualification or Postgraduate Degree in Professional Courses (M.Tech/M.E. etc)
    • BTech degree from a CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institute) with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10).
    • MSc/MA from IITs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
    • BS from IISc with CPI at least 6.4 (on a scale of 8)
    • BS-MS from IISERs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
    • BS from IISERs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
  • 2. After successful completion of two years in a regular Ph.D. programme, a Ph.D. candidate may be eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs. 42,000/-.


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