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IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission 2017 in Engineering

IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission 2017  


Applications are invited  from India Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur for admission to the PhD Programme (Regular, Sponsored and Individual Fellowship (i.e. CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE categories) of the Institute in the Spring Semester of 2017-18 in all disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Humanities & Social Sciences, Rural Development, Law and Management


PhD admission offered in the following dept.:

Aerospace Engineering

Agricultural and Food Engineering

Architecture and Regional Planning


Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg

Geology and Geophysics

Humanities and Social Sciences

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

Ocean Engg and Naval Architecture



Eligibility Criteria

As per the IIT, Kharagpur PhD Regulations, Minimum qualification required for admission to the Ph.D. program is a degree in any one of the areas given below


a. B Tech (Bachelor of Technology M.Sc. (Master of Science); MBA (after BA/B.Sc/B.Com) MA (Master of Arts); B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) B.Sc (Engineering)
PG Diploma in Management of 2-year duration (after BA/B.Sc/B.Com); or MBBS degree with compulsory one year internship completed OR a degree equivalent to any of the above

b. M. Tech (Master of Technology) M. S.

M. C. P. (Master of City planning) M. E

M. R. P. (Master of Regional Planning) M. Sc. (Engg.,)

M. Arch. (Master of Architecture) M. Phil.

M.B.A. (after B. Tech./M.Sc./M.A./M.Com.) 2 year M.B.M.

2 years of LLM programme after EITHER at least 5 years of integrated LLB degree after 10+2 examination OR 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 examination OR a degree equivalent to any of the above

All candidates seeking admission to the PhD program shall have to possess requisite marks/grades in qualifying examination as shown below:

(i) 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale) in the qualifying examination in Engineering/ Science/ Commerce/ Management or;

(ii) 55% in Humanities or Social Sciences (or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale)

Candidates for award of Institute Research Assistantship will have to possess a valid GATE score that is above the cut off level. Candidates who have merely qualified in NET examination but have not got a fellowship will not qualify for Institute Research Assistantship.

Candidates with M. Tech or equivalent qualifying degree [as laid down in (b)] will also be given Institute Research Assistantship

IIT B. Tech’s with CGPA >= 8.00 be given direct admission in PhD Program with assistantship

This is the general eligibility criteria. There may be department specific additional criteria, candidates should refer the admission notification for more details on this

Also See: Engineering Entrance Exam 2018

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:

(a) Overall academic performance: 40 per cent

(b) Written/Computer Test: 40 per cent, and

(b) Interview conducted by the Department/Centre/School: 20 per cent



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

Instructions to Fill in Online Application Form

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


Important Dates


Commencement of Online application form submission: 10th September 2017


Website closure for submission of online application form: 10th October 2017


Last date for receipt of hard copy of completed application (for project sponsored category) duly countersigned by Dean (SRIC) at the Academic (PGS&R) Section: 27th October 2017


Test & Interview to be conducted in the respective Departments/Centers/Schools (for shortlisted candidates): 29th and 30th November, 01st, 04th and 05th December 2017 (tentative)


Date of Admission/Registration in the PhD./MS Programme: 02nd January 2018 (tentative)


IIT Kharagpur

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