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Indian Institute of Technology Indore
Rolling Advertisement for admission to Ph.D. Program

IITI/Acad/PhD Admissions/2019  

Applications are invited from highly motivated and research-oriented applicants for admission to PhD Program in the following specializations of different disciplines as per the below mentioned categories of admission and time schedule. Applicants are advised to visit the profiles of the faculty members at the respective discipline web page, and the advertisement uploaded by each discipline, before applying for PhD Program.

Applicants are selected for admission to PhD programs through a rigorous evaluation process which includes an interview by a selection committee and mere application does not imply admission into the PhD program.

Before making arrangements for paying non-refundable application fee, please verify your eligibility by checking the MEQ and QE requirements of the discipline to which you intend to apply.

Admission Categories:-
For Indian Students For International Students
  • FA (Fellowship Awardee): Fellowship Awardees from the funding agencies such as CSIR, UGC, NBHM, DST etc., OR JRF/ SRF project staff working in a sponsored research project under a faculty member, PI of the project, of IIT Indore. The scholarship will be as per the rules of the concerned funding agency.
  • TA (Teaching Assistantship): Institute Teaching Assistantship with scholarship as per MHRD guidelines.
  • SW (Sponsored WITHOUT Institute scholarship): For applicants sponsored from a highly reputed R & D organization or Industry. [After completion of required course work, either on Full Time (SWF) or Part Time (SWP) basis, with approval of the competent authority] (Additional Rules)
  • IS (Institute Staff): Only for regular staff members of IIT Indore (on Part Time basis). (Additional Rules)
  • DF (Defense Forces): Serving personnel of defense forces WITHOUT any scholarship from the Institute. (Additional Rules )
  • CT (College Teacher): Permanent Employee of the sponsoring College/Institute/University WITHOUT any scholarship from the Institute.
    (Additional Rules )

  • Applicants under IS, DF, SW and CT categories are required to send following documents in original, along with a copy of application form to the Office of Dean, Academic Affairs. However, copies of these documents should also be sent or to be produced along with original application form as required by the respective discipline.
    1. Form for Sponsorship letter for applicants under IS, SW and DF category
    2. Form for NOC for applicants under IS, SW and DF category
    3. Form for selecting a Co-Supervisor from an External or Sponsoring Organization (if required)
    4. Form for the employer for the candidates joining PG or PhD program on study leave under SW and DF category
    5. Form for No Objection-cum-Sponsoring-Experience Certificate from the Sponsoring University College Institution for PhD Applicant under CT category
  • ISF (International Self Finance): Self-Financing Students.

  • ISW (International Sponsored by Industry or NGO):
    (i) Industry Sponsorship
    (ii) NGO ( Non-Government Organization) Sponsorship.

  • GSW (International Sponsored by Government organisation):
    (i) ICCR Scholarship of Government of India
    (ii) Foreign Government Sponsorship


  • Applicants should apply through the online portal http://academic.iiti.ac.in/ . For more information, please refer to discipline specific advertisement and deadlines (for online submission) mentioned below.

    (A) Disciplines of Engineering
    Name Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Qualifying Examination (QE) for Indian applicants Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Qualifying Examination (QE) for International applicants
  • Computer Science and
    Engineering (CSE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Metallurgy Engineering
    and Materials Science
    (MEMS)
  • Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering (BSBE)
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and
    Space Engineering (AASE)
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Engineering/ Technology (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND GATE qualification,
  • OR
  • Four-year Bachelors’ degree OR five-year integrated degree in the relevant discipline of engineering (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND valid GATE qualification,
  • OR
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Science (with
    first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND
    valid GATE qualification OR UGC/CSIR-JRF qualification OR Equivalent Fellowship.
  • OR
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Science
    (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) with UGC-NET (Lecturership) AND valid GATE qualification
  • MEQ: Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline(with first
    division as defined by the
    awarding Institute/ University)

  • QE: Valid GRE and TOEFL qualification
    OR
    Valid GATE qualification

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the discipline web pages and the advertisement provided below by each discipline.
    Schedule for Last date of online applications -->
    Name Advertisements For Indian Applicants For International Applicants
    Computer Science and Engineering Advertisement from CSE 15 April 2019 15 April 2019
    Electrical Engineering Advertisement from EE:1
    Format of Recommendation Letter
    Advertisement from EE:3
    10 May 2019

    1 May 2019
    10 May 2019

    1 May 2019
    Mechanical Engineering
     
    Advertisement from ME
    Format of Recommendation Letter
    20 April 2019 20 April 2019
    Civil Engineering Advertisement from CE 18 March 2019 18 March 2019
    Metallurgy Engineering and Materials
    Science (MEMS)
    Advertisement from MEMS 31 March 2019 31 March 2019
    Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering
    (BSBE)

    Advertisement from BSBE 12 April 2019 12 April 2019
    Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space
    Engineering (AASE)

    Advertisement from AASE
    Format of Recommendation Letter
    31 March 2019 31 March 2019

    (B) Discipline of Sciences
    Name Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Qualifying Examination (QE) for Indian applicants Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Qualifying Examination (QE) for International applicants
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Science
    (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND valid GATE qualification OR valid
    UGC-JRF/ CSIR-JRF OR Equivalent Fellowship
  • OR
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Science
    (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) with UGC-NET (Lecturership) AND valid GATE qualification
  • OR
  • Masters’ degree in relevant discipline of Engineering/ Technology (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND GATE qualification
  • OR
  • Bachelors’ degree in the relevant discipline of Engineering/ Technology discipline (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND valid GATE qualification
  • MEQ:
    Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Science (with first division as defined by
    the awarding Institute/ University)
  • QE: Valid GRE and TOEFL qualification OR
    Valid GATE qualification
                         OR
  • Masters’ degree in relevant discipline of Engineering/ Technology (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University).
  • QE: Valid GRE and TOEFL qualification OR
    Valid GATE qualification
    Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the discipline web pages and the advertisement provided below by each discipline.
    Schedule for Last date of online applications
    Name Advertisements For Indian Applicants For International Applicants
    Chemistry Advertisement from Chemistry
    Format of Recommendation Letter
    Physics Advertisement from Physics
    Format of Recommendation Letter
    31 March 2019 31 March 2019
    Mathematics Advertisement from Mathematics
    Format of Recommendation Letter
    31 March 2019 31 March 2019

    (C) Humanities and Social Sciences
    Name Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Qualifying Examination (QE) for Indian applicants Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Qualifying Examination (QE) for International applicants
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Engineering/ Technology (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND GATE qualification,
  • OR
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Science
    (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND valid GATE qualification OR valid
    UGC-JRF/ CSIR-JRF OR Equivalent Fellowship
  • OR
  • Masters’ degree in relevant specialization of HSS (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND
    UGC-JRF qualification or Equivalent Fellowship,
  • OR
  • M.Phil. degree in relevant specialization (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND GATE qualification,
  • OR
  • Masters’ degree in Business Administration (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND
    UGC/ CSIR-JRF qualification OR Equivalent Fellowship.
  • MEQ:
    Masters’ degree in relevant specialization of HSS (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University)
    QE:
    Valid GRE and TOEFL qualification
  • OR
    Valid GATE qualification
                         OR
  • MEQ:
    Masters’ degree in Science/ Engineering/ Social Sciences/ International Business (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University)
    QE:
    Valid GRE and TOEFL qualification
  • OR
    Valid GATE qualification
    Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit web page of HSS and the advertisement provided below.
    Schedule for Last date of online applications
    Name Advertisements For Indian Applicants For International Applicants
    Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Advertisement from HSS 22 April 2019 22 April 2019
     
    (D) Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics and IT (applicable to Disciplines of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering)
  • Electrical Engineering /
    Computer Science
    and Engineering
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of the Engineering/Technology (with first division as defined
    by the awarding Institute/ University),
  • OR
  • Bachelor degree in the relevant Engineering/ Technology discipline (with first division as defined by
    the awarding Institute/ University) AND valid GATE qualification,
  • OR
  • Masters’ degree in the relevant discipline of Science (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University) AND valid GATE qualification OR UGC/CSIR-JRF qualification OR equivalent fellowship.

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the discipline web pages and the advertisement provided below by each discipline.
    Electrical Engineering /
    Computer Science and Engineering
    Advertisement will be uploaded soon.  

    Application Fee:
    For Indian applicants: 100/- Indian Rupees (non-refundable) to be paid through State Bank Collect. Click here for Payment
    For International application: Payment of application fee of US $ 30 (non-refundable) through RTGS Click here for account details


    Application Procedure [for Indian Applicants]:
  • Applicants must apply ONLINE through our website (http://academic.iiti.ac.in/). A unique application number will be assigned for each applicant.
  • After submitting the application online, the eligible applicant has to bring the signed hard-copy of the application along with State Bank Collect receipt, recent photograph, self- attested copy of the relevant certificates, additional forms Appendix-I to IV (for SW/ IS/ DF applicants along with last 3 months salary slip and Employer's PAN card) at the time of Written Test / Interview.
  • In case a applicant wishes to apply in more than one discipline then separate application must be filled for each discipline.


  • Name of the Discipline/Center/School Name of the DPGC Convener Email id Address
    Computer Sciences and Engineering Dr. Aruna Tiwari admission-cse@iiti.ac.in

    Indian Institute of Technology Indore
    Khandwa Road, Simrol, Indore,
    Pin Code 453552
    Madhya Pradesh, India


    Electrical Engineering Dr. S. Vasudevan admission-ee@iiti.ac.in
    Mechanical Engineering Dr. Shailesh Kundalwal admission-me@iiti.ac.in
    Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science Dr. Rupesh Devan admission-mems@iiti.ac.in
    Civil Engineering Dr. Munir Ahmad Nayak admission-ce@iiti.ac.in
    Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering Dr. Kiran Bala admission-bsbe@iiti.ac.in
    Astronomy Dr. Bhargav Vaidya admission-astronomy@iiti.ac.in
    Chemistry Dr. Sanjay K Singh admission-chem@iiti.ac.in
    Physics Dr. Preeti A. Bhobe admission-phy@iiti.ac.in
    Mathematics Dr. M. Tanveer admission-maths@iiti.ac.in
    Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. C. Upendra admission-hss@iiti.ac.in

    Common Application Portal [for International Applicants]: International applicants may refer to the web link of Study in India https://www.studyinindia.gov.in and Academic web page of IIT Indore https://academic.iiti.ac.in/ for admission in PG/ PhD Programs.
  • Definition of International Applicant: Anyone who is not a citizen of India will be considered as an international applicant for the purpose of admission.
  • Applicants must apply ONLINE through our website (http://academic.iiti.ac.in/). A unique application number will be assigned for each applicant.
  • After Submitting the application online, the eligible applicant must send the signed hard-copy of the application along with application fee receipt, recent photograph, self-attested copy of relevant certificates, valid GATE/ GRE and TOEFL score card (as applicable) and Statement of Purpose (SOP) to the concerned discipline.
  • In case applicant wishes to apply in more than one discipline then separate application must be filled for each discipline.
  • Selection procedure: The selection procedure would be an interview (in-person or over video conference) for the shortlisted applicants. Statement of Purpose (SOP) and Letter of Recommendation (LOR) must be submitted by the applicant before the interview.
  • There would be no specific scholarship offered as part of the program.

  • Fee Structure (for AY 2019-20): Fee payable by the International applicants shall be as under:
  • Regions Tuition fee per Semester (in US $) Accommodation charges (excluding
    dining charges) (in US $)
    SAARC countries 850  500 
    Non-SAARC countries 1500  600 

  • Fee Waiver: Fee waiver may be offered to the applicants admitted through Study in India Cell on the basis of their merit.

    Address of Office of Dean, Academic Affairs for sending requisite documents in original by the applicants under IS, DF, SW and CT categories:

    Room no. 105, Manganese Building
    Indian Institute of Technology Indore
    Simrol Campus, Khandwa Road , P.O. Simrol,
    Indore-453552, Madhya Pradesh, India


    For any queries please contact:

    Ph.D. Admission Cell,
    Room no. 302, Chromium Building
    Indian Institute of Technology Indore
    Simrol Campus, Khandwa Road , P.O. Simrol,
    Indore-453552, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Contact no. +91-7324-306733
    Email: phdadmission@iiti.ac.in