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IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission 2018 – Application, Dates

IIT Kharagpur announces Admission to the PhD Program for Spring Semester 2018-19

IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission 2018 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur has invited applications for admission to the PhD Program (Regular, Sponsored and Working Professional and Individual Fellowship (i.e. CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE Categories) of the Institute in the Spring Semester of 2018-19 in all disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Humanities & Social Sciences, Rural Development, Law and Management
Admission to reserved-category candidates will be done as per Government of India notification


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PhD Program at IIT Kharagpur

  • The Institute provides facilities for research leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The award of the PhD degree is made on the basis of satisfactory performance of a registered candidate in
  • prescribed course work, comprehensive examination & seminar  
  • publication of original research work in reputed journals/conferences or award of patents/technology transfer etc


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Important Dates for IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission 2018

  • Commencement of Online Application form Submission: 09th September 2018
  • Website Closure for Submission of Online Application Form: 22nd October 2018
  • Date of Test & Interviews in Depts./Centres/Schools (for short listed candidates): 28th – 30th November 2018 & 03rd – 04th December 2018
  • Date of admission in the PhD Program for selected candidates: 02nd January 2019


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PhD Disciplines

Name of Departments & Centres

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
  • Architecture and Regional Planning
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture


  • Centre for Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Technology Development
  • Centre for Educational Technology
  • Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Science
  • Centre for Theoretical Studies
  • Centre for Computational and Data Sciences (CCDS)
  • Cryogenic Engineering
  • Deysarkar Centre for Excellence in Petroleum Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Rubber Technology
  • Rural Development


  • Bio Science
  • Energy Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • G.S. Sanyal School of Telecommunication
  • Nano Science and Technology
  • Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
  • Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management
  • School of Medical Science and Technology
  • School of Water Resources
  • Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability
  • Vinod Gupta School of Management

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Eligibility Criteria

  • All candidates seeking admission to the PhD Program under the categories mentioned below shall have to possess requisite marks/grades in the qualifying degree as shown below:
  • Minimum 60% marks or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale in the qualifying exam (3.2.a and/or    3.2 b) in Engineering /Science /Commerce /Management/ Law and/or equivalent or;
  • Minimum 55% marks or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (3.2.a and/or  3.2.b) in Humanities/Social Science/MBBS degree and/or equivalent


  • CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript
  • Minimum qualifying degree required for seeking admission to the PhD program
  • M.Tech (Master of Technology) / MS / ME (Master of Engineering)/ M.Sc.(Engg.,)
  • M. Arch./ MCP (Master of City planning) /MRP (Master of Regional Planning)
  • M. Phil. (2 years programme)
  • MBA / PG Diploma in Management of 2‐year duration (after completion of B.Tech/M.Sc/MA/M.Com)  
  • LLM (2 years program) after EITHER at least 5 years of integrated LLB degree after 10+2 exam OR 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 exam
  • An equivalent of the aforesaid degree
  • Minimum qualifying degree required for seeking admission to the PhD Program
  • B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology)/ BE (Bachelor of Engineering)/ B.Sc (Engg.)
  • B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)
  • M.Sc. (Master of Science) / MA (Master of Arts) / M. Phil. (1 year program)
  • MBA / PG Diploma in Management of 2‐year duration (after completion of BA/B.Sc/B.Com)
  • MBBS degree with compulsory one‐year internship completed
  • 5 years (minimum) of integrated LLB degree after 10+2 exam OR 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 examination OR LLM (1 year programme) after LLB degree (minimum 5 years)
  • A degree equivalent to any of the above


Selection Process

  • The admission of a candidate to the PhD Program is recommended by the Departmental Academic Committee (Post-Graduate and Research), abbreviated as DAC (PG&R), of the Department/Centre concerned
  • Candidates possessing qualification as given in para-1.3a or 1.3b are to be selected for admission to the program on the basis the following weightage:
  • Overall academic performance: 40 per cent
  • Written/Computer Test: 40 per cent, and
  • Interview conducted by the Department/Centre/School: 20 per cent


Application Form for IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission 2018

  • Applicants are required to apply online
  • Application Fee is Rs.1000/- for Unreserved/OBC/Transgender candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PwD/ Women candidates.
  • Step-I: Fill in the ONLINE application form (www.iitkgp.ac.in). Register with your Email-Id and Login. FILL in the appropriate data. Please note that you have to upload your testimonials wherever it is required to validate your information along with your digital photograph and signature.
  • STEP-II: Make PAYMENT and SUBMIT Application. Payment of application fee has to be made through online payment gateway only
  • STEP-III: Take PRINT: After final submission of your online application, you will be able to generate your online application print with your specific details/data. This application print may be retained with you for future requirement
  • Please note that you NEED NOT SEND the application by post. Your application will be considered on the basis of your final submission through online. You can check submission, shortlisting, selection and other application related status from Application Status menu. You should remember your login id and password for the same
  • For more information, visit the IIT Kharagpur website www.iitkgp.ac.in


IIT Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur-721302 (West Bengal), Ph.: 03222-282091, Website www.iitkgp.ac.in



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