Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati  announces Special Scheme PhD Admission for March 2024 Session, Apply now

IIT Guwahati PhD Admission 2024: Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to PhD Programmes in the Dept. of Chemistry and Dept. of Physics under special scheme for UGC/CSIR-JRF (March 2024). Applications are to be submitted online through Application Portal. Selected candidates will be admitted under Regular Category for availing UGC/CSIR Fellowship.  These candidates will not be considered for converting to Institute Assistantship at any point of time

About IIT Guwahati

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic programme of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995. At present the Institute has eleven departments, seven inter-disciplinary academic centres and five schools covering all the major engineering , science, healthcare, management and humanities disciplines, offering B.Tech., B.Des., M.A., M.Des., M.Tech., M.Sc., MBA and Ph.D. programmes. IIT Guwahati is the only academic institution in India that occupied a place among the top 100 world universities. IIT Guwahati gained rank 32 globally in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category and overall 364 rank in the QS World University Rankings 2024 released recently.


PhD Department 

  • IIT Guwahati offers a specific number of seats specially allotted to CSIR/UGC-JRF candidates for admission to PhD program. This scheme is available in the following departments for March 2024.
    • Chemistry
    • Physics


Seat Matrix

  • Physics – 08
  • Chemistry – 12


Important Dates

  • Opening of Application Portal for Submission of Applications: February 23, 2024.
  • Closing of Application Portal: 05:00 PM on March 13, 2024

Interview Schedule

  • Physics Online Interviews – March 30, 2024
  • Chemistry Online Interviews – March 23, 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates can access the eligibility details on this website through the menu “Doctoral”–>“PhD”.
  • Selected candidates will be admitted under Regular Category for availing UGC/CSIR Fellowship.
  • These candidates will not be considered for converting to Institute Assistantship at any point of time.
  • The candidates can access the information related to reservation, formats of certificate and other relevant information from the menu “Important Info”.


Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online only through the official website
  • Applications are to be submitted online. Under the same login, you have the option to apply to multiple departments/centers
  • However, for each department/centre you need to pay the application fee separately.
  • Read all instructions regarding filling up online forms before applying, please carefully go through the information given on the official website.


Mode and Schedule of Selections

Mode of Selection

  • Online Interviews through video conferencing using MS Teams, G-Meet, etc., as per the convenience. For the selection process, the candidates need not come to the campus.
  • The schedule of the selection process is given in the following table. The candidates have to follow updates from time to time and make necessary arrangements in that regard.
  1. Physics Online Interviews – March 30, 2024
  2. Chemistry Online Interviews – March 23, 2024


Application Fee

  • All Female Candidates: Rs. 300/-
  • All Transgender Candidates: Rs. 300/-
  • All SC/ ST/ PwD Candidates: Rs. 300/-
  • All Other Candidates: Rs. 600/-
  • Mode of Payment – Online through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet banking


Selection Process

  • Applications of the candidates which are complete in all respects will be considered in the selection process.
  • Institute reserves the right to consider a limited number of candidates for the selection process. Such shortlisting will be based on the performance in UGC/CSIR NET, grades/marks in the qualifying degree examination and/or other educational qualifications starting from Class 10.
  • For PhD Programme, the shortlisting and selection may be done specialization wise by the respective department.
  • The selection process involves the performance of candidates in the online interviews conducted in various stages as decided by the respective department
  • Applicants have to visit this website and websites of respective departments regularly for information regarding shortlisting and selection of candidates. No personalized information can be expected in this regard. IIT Guwahati will not be responsible for delayed response from the applicants.
  • The results of shortlisting and selection shall be announced on the application portal. The applicants may login to the portal and check the results.


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


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