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PhD and Masters at IIT Kanpur

March 18, 2004 12:18 IST
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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur: Admission to PhD/Masters programmes

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for admission to the programmes listed below commencing July 2004

PhD and M Tech (Engineering): Aerospace, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Engineering, Electrical, Industrial and Management Engineering (all areas of management), Materials, Metallurgical, Materials Science Programme, Mechanical Engineering

PhD (Sciences): Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

PhD (Humanities & Social Sciences): Economics, English (Literature and Linguistics), Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology

M Tech (Programs): Environmental Engineering &Management, Laser Technology, Materials Science

M Des (Program): Design

MSc (2-Year): Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics

MSc-PhD (Dual Degree): Physics

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD (Engineering): M Tech/ME/MSc (Engg) degree in the respective or allied area. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology or Master's degree in Sciences in an allied area with exceptional academic record and possessing a valid GATE score may also apply.

PhD in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering: Candidates with MBBS, B Pharma, or M Pharma degree may also be considered.

Candidates with a Master's degree in Management are admitted in Industrial and Management Engineering.

PhD (Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences): MSc/MA degree in respective or allied area, with a valid GATE/UGC/CSIR score.

M Tech: B Tech/BE/BSc (Engg)/MSc in respective or allied area, with a valid GATE/UGC/CSIR score. B Tech graduates from IIT with an overall CGPA of 6.5 and a CGPA of 8.0 during the last two semesters in B Tech, may also apply without a GATE score. (But such candidates will not be entitled for Institute Assistantship if CGPA is below 8.0).

For M Tech in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, candidates with MBBS, or a B Pharma degree may also be considered.


M Des: A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Design or Architecture with a valid GATE/CEED score.


MSc/MSc-PhD: For further details and admission guidelines, please visit the web site


Financial and general information


· Financial aid (assistantship/scholarship) provided for M Tech, PhD and MSc-PhD (dual degree) programmes.

· 50 percent tuition fee waiver for MSc (2 years)/MSc-PhD (dual degree) students after first semester

· Sponsored and part-time candidates are also considered for M Tech, M Des and PhD programmes.

· Sponsored candidates do not require GATE qualification

· Several attractive fellowships from Industries/DAE also available.

· There will be no admission to the Nuclear Engineering and Technology programme this July


Guidelines for sponsored and part-time candidates are available in the information brochure.

Reservation: 15% for SC and 7.5% for ST and 3% for Physically Handicapped (with minimum 40% disability) in each program.

How to Apply: Application forms and information can be obtained personally or by sending a self-addressed stamped (Rs 25) cloth-lined envelope of 23 cm x 17 cm, clearly stating the programme applied for, from:


Assistant Registrar (Academic)


Kanpur 208016

Separate applications must be sent for each programme applied for.

Forms can also be downloaded from the web site Photocopied forms are also acceptable.



Important dates


Last date for postal requests for application forms: April 8, 2004

Forms obtained personally from the Academic Section: April 16, 2004

Last date for receipt of completed application form: April 16, 2004

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