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IIT Bombay PhD Admission 2018 – Dates, Eligibility, Application

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Admission to PhD Program Spring Semester, Academic Year 2018-19

IIT Bombay PhD Admission 2018 – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay invites applications for admission to the PhD Programs for the Spring Semester of the academic year 2018-19, starting from January 2019

Also See : Admissions Notification 2018

IIT Bombay
  • The IIT Bombay is one of the higher Institutes of Technology in the country set up with the objectives of making available facilities for higher education, research and training in various fields of Science and Technology
  • The Institute was established in 1958. It is located at Powai in a campus extending over 220 hectares amidst picturesque surroundings with Viharand Powai lakes on either side
PhD Program
  • With extensive infrastructural facilities and a sound research base, the Institute offers PhD Program in a wide range of areas in Eng., Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences. The broad objectives of the PhD Program are to contribute to expanding the frontiers of knowledge and to provide research training


PhD Facilities
  • Facilities for research work leading to the PhD Degree are available in the depts. of Aerospace Eng., Biosciences &Bio Eng., Chemical Eng., Chemistry, Civil Eng., Computer Sci. & Eng., Earth Sciences, Electrical Eng., Energy Science & Eng., Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Eng., Metallurgical Eng.&Materials Science,Physics,Industrial Design Centre,Centre for Environmental Science & Eng., Centre of Studies in Resources Eng., Centre for Researchin Nanotechnology & Science &Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas , Centre for Urban Science& Eng.,Interdisciplinary Groups in ClimateStudies, Educational Technology,Industrial Eng.& Operations Research &Systems & Control Eng. and in Shailesh, Mehta School of Management


Important Dates

  • Advertisement (on IITB website): 03rd September 2018
  • Availability of Application Forms: 03rd September 2018
  • Last Date for Submission of Completed Application Forms for Spring Semester: 16th October 2018
  • Last date for Dept to send the list of candidates for Written Test/Interview: 23rd October 2018
  • To display the list of candidates called for Entrance Test and/or Interview: 26th October 2018


Date of Entrance Test and/or Interview (for all categories):
  • Aerospace Eng. (AE): 04th Dec 2018 (Written Test) & 05th Dec 2018 (Interview)
  • Biosciences & Bio Eng. (BB): 04th Dec 2018 (Written Test) & 05th & 06th Dec 2018 (Interview)
  • Chemical Eng. (CL): 04th & 05th Dec 2018 (Written Test/ Interview)
  • Chemistry (CH): 04th 05th & 06th Dec 2018 (Interview)
  • Civil Eng. (CE): 04th Dec 2018 (Written Test) & 05th Dec 2018 (Interview)
  • Climate Studies (CM): 05th Dec 2018 (Written Test and/or Interview)
  • Computer Science & Eng. (CS): 04th Dec 2018 (Written Test) & 05th Dec 2018 (Interview)

Please see prospectus for Schedule for Admission for PhD Program, which is available on website

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s Degree in Eng./Technology or equivalent degree, with First class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Eng./Technology with First class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST)
  • Master’s degree in Science or equivalent degree, with First class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST)
  • Master’s degree in Arts/Commerce or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST), only for admission to the PhD Programs offered by the Industrial Design Centre and Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Such candidates must also fulfil ONE of the following additional requirements:
  1. Valid GATE/CEED Score
  2. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR/UGC/NBHM/DBT or DST INSPIRE Fellowship
  3. Candidates having UGCNET Lectureship (LS) are also eligible for Teaching Assistantship in addition to other academic qualifications in Humanities & Social Sciences Dept.
  4. Minimum of 2 years of professional experience (acquired after obtaining the qualifying degree and completed before the starting of the semester in which admission is sought)
  • In addition to the general eligibility criterion, the applicant must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified for the respective Dept.s/Centres/Schools /Interdisciplinary Groups and the eligibility criteria for admission with different types of financial support


Admission for IIT B.Tech. Degree Holders:

  • Candidate having a B.Tech. Degree from IITs and having a CGPA/CPI score of 8.00(on 010scale) and above are exempted from requirement of GATE qualification
  • They may be admitted to MTech Program under TA/RA positions through written test and/or interview


Admission Procedure

  • Admission is offered on the basis of an interview held usually a month before the commencement of the semester for which admission is sought
  • The interview may be supplemented by a written test, if necessary. Merely satisfying the general eligibility criterion as well as criterion set for each admission category is no guarantee for being called for test/interview
  • Candidates called for the written Test/Interview under Teaching Assistantship (TA) category, only candidates belonging to SC/ST & PwD categories will be paid single second class return railway fare by the shortest route (as per rules) from their place of residence to the Institute


Application Procedure

  • Please read the instructions given in the brochure carefully before filling up the application form. Online Application Form & Information Brochure is available on the Institute website at the following link www.iitb.ac.in


  • You are required to submit the application ONLINE. No Downloadable Forms will be available; after filling the form, you are advised to take a print of your application and keep the same for the record
  • The application fee is as follows:
  • Women Candidates: Rs.150/-
  • SC/ST/PwD Category Candidates: Rs.150/-
  • All other Candidates: Rs.300/-
  • The Fee is to be paid by Debit Card/Credit Card /SBI Internet Banking /Online Payment System and you do not have to submit the printed copy of the application. Applications without online payment details will not be considered

For Rules & Regulations visit the website:  https://www.iitb.ac.in/academichome/rules.jsp




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