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IITI/Acad/PhD Admissions/2018  

                                 Indian Institute of Technology Indore, an Institute of National Importance with impressive 14th rank in engineering category and 5th rank in Teaching Learning and Resources category as per 2018 NIRF rankings, invites applications from highly motivated and research-oriented students for the admission to PhD Program in the following areas of specializations of different disciplines as per the below-mentioned categories of admission and time schedule. Candidates are advised to visit the profiles of the faculty members at http://www.iiti.ac.in/People/faculty.html, discipline web pages, and the advertisement uploaded by each discipline, before applying for the PhD Program.

Candidates 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 automatic admission into the PhD program.

Admissions categories:-
For Applicants
  • FA (Fellowship Awardee): Fellowship Awardees from the agencies such as CSIR, UGC, NBHM, 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 as per the rules/guidelines of the concerned funding agency.
  • TA (Teaching Assistantship): Teaching Assistantship with scholarship as per MHRD guidelines.
  • SW (Sponsored WITHOUT Institute scholarship): For excellent candidates 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 RulesAdditional Forms )
  • IS (Institute Staff): Only for permanent staff members of IIT Indore (on Part Time basis). (Additional RulesAdditional Forms )
  • DF (Defence Forces): Serving personnel in the defense forces WITHOUT any scholarship from the Institute. (Additional RulesAdditional Forms )
  • CT (College Teacher): Permanent Faculty members sponsored by a College/Institute/University which is amongst top 100 in NIRF of MHRD in the respective category in the immediate preceding year of the application.
    (Additional RulesAdditional Forms )

  • Applicants should apply through the online portal http://academic.iiti.ac.in:8080/nregistration.jsp . For more information, please refer to discipline specific advertisement and deadlines (online submission) mentioned below.

    (A) Engineering
    Discipline Minimum Education Qualification and Qualifying Examination
    for 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)
  • Qualifying Degree and Examination
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in the relevant discipline
    of the Engineering/Technology, OR
  • Minimum first division* Bachelor degree in the relevant
    Engineering/ Technology discipline from a reputed Institute
    with a valid GATE score,
  • OR
  • BTech degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
    with a minimum CPI of 8.0 OR
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in the relevant discipline
    of Science with valid GATE qualification OR UGC/CSIR-JRF qualification OR equivalent fellowship.
  • Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the discipline web pages and the advertisement provided below by each discipline.
    Details of Discipline(s) and Schedule
    Disciplines Advertisements Last date for online application
    Computer Science and Engineering
    Advertisement from CSE   October 1, 2018
    Electrical Engineering Advertisement from EE October 1, 2018
    Mechanical Engineering Advertisement from ME October 1, 2018
    Civil Engineering Advertisement from CE October 1, 2018
    Metallurgy Engineering and Materials
    Science (MEMS)
    Advertisement from MEMS October 1, 2018
    Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering
    (BSBE)

    Advertisement from BSBE October 1, 2018

    (B) School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)
    Discipline Minimum Education Qualification and Qualifying Examination
    for Applicants
  • English
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Qualifying Degree and Examination
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in concerned discipline
    of HSS with UGC-JRF qualification or UGC-NET qualification
    or Equivalent Fellowship,
  • OR
  • Minimum first division* in the course work component (if any)
    of the M.Phil. degree in the concerned discipline of HSS,
  • OR
  • BTech from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with
    a minimum CPI of 8.0.
  • OR
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in Science/Engineering/
    Social Sciences/International Business with UGC-JRF
    qualification or UGC-NET or CSIR-NET or Equivalent
    Fellowship.
  • Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the discipline web pages and the advertisement provided below by each discipline.
    Details of Discipline(s) and Schedule
    Disciplines Advertisements Last date for online application
    Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Advertisement from HSS October 1, 2018

    (C) Basic Sciences
    Discipline Minimum Education Qualification and Qualifying Examination
    for Applicants
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Qualifying Degree and Examination
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in the relevant science discipline
    with valid UGC/CSIR-JRF/GATE or Equivalent Fellowship,
  • OR
  • Minimum first division* M. Tech/M. Phil degree in relevant
    discipline,
  • OR
  • Minimum first division* Bachelor degree in the relevant
    Engineering/Technology discipline with a valid GATE score
  • OR
  • B.Tech from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with a
    minimum CPI of 8.0.
  • Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the discipline web pages and the advertisement provided below by each discipline.
    Details of Discipline(s) and Schedule
    Disciplines Advertisements Last date for online application
    Chemistry Advertisement from Chemistry October 1, 2018
    Physics Advertisement from Physics
    Recommendation Letter
    October 4, 2018
    Mathematics Advertisement from Mathematics
    Recommendation Letter
    October 1, 2018
     
    (D) Inter-Disciplinary Research Group on Astronomy
    Minimum Education Qualification and Qualifying Examination
    for Applicants
    Qualifying Degree and Examination
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in the relevant science discipline with valid UGC/CSIR-JRF or equivalent fellowship or GATE qualification,
  • OR
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in the relevant discipline of Engineering/Technology,
  • OR
  • Minimum first division* Bachelor degree in the relevant Engineering/ Technology discipline with a valid GATE score
  • OR
  • BTech from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with a minimum CPI of 8.0.
  • Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the discipline web pages and the advertisement provided below by each discipline.
    Details of Discipline(s) and Schedule
    Disciplines Advertisements Last date for online application
    Astronomy Advertisement from Astronomy October 1, 2018

    (E) Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics and IT (applicable to Disciplines of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering)
  • Electrical Engineering /
    Computer Science
    and Engineering
  • Qualifying Degree and Examination
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in the relevant discipline of the Engineering/Technology,
  • OR
  • Minimum first division* Bachelor degree in the relevant Engineering/ Technology discipline from a
    reputed Institute with a valid GATE score,
  • OR
  • BTech degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with a minimum CPI of 8.0
  • OR
  • Minimum first division* Master degree in the relevant discipline of Science with valid GATE
    qualification OR UGC/CSIR-JRF qualification OR equivalent fellowship.

  • NOTE: For Industry personnel or Government sponsored candidates with an experience of at least
    FOUR years, the above mentioned criteria may be relaxed.
    Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the discipline web pages and the advertisement provided below by each discipline.
    Electrical Engineering /
    Computer Science and Engineering
    Advertisement for Visvesvaraya
    PhD Scheme
     

    * The first division is defined as
    (i) 60 % marks for GEN/OBC (55% for SC/ST) category in aggregate, OR
    (ii) CPI/CGPA of 6.0 for GEN/OBC (5.5 for SC/ST) category on the scale of 10; with corresponding proportional requirements when the scales are
    other than on 10 (for example 4.8 for GEN/OBC category (4.4 for SC/ST) on a scale of 8) , OR
    (iii) A first division as specified by the University/Institute awarding the degree.

    Application Fee: 100/- Indian Rupees to be paid through State Bank Collect. Click here for Payment  . 

    Application Procedure:
  • Candidates must apply ONLINE through our website (http://academic.iiti.ac.in:8080/nregistration.jsp). This will generate a unique application number for each applicant.
  • After Submitting the application online, the eligible candidate has to send the signed hard-copy of the application along with State Bank Collect receipt, recent photograph, Self- attested relevant Certificates, (for SW candidates: No Objection Certificate, Experience Certificate, last 3 months salary slip and Employer's PAN card) to the DPGC convener of concerned Discipline/Center/School within 8 days from the last date of submission of online application. Statement of Purpose (SOP) is to be submitted at the time of Written Test/Interview.
  • In case a candidate wishes to apply for admisstion in more than one discipline then separate application must be submitted 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. P.M. Shirage 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. Md. Aquil Khan admission-maths@iiti.ac.in
    Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. C. Upendra admission-hss@iiti.ac.in
  • Financial Support: Concerned supervisor may explore payment of allowance from his/her international collaboration, sponsored research project, consultancy project, etc. Allowance from IIT Indore may also be provided for candidates assisting in Teaching at IIT Indore.


  • General conditions:
  • Candidates must satisfy themselfes with regards to eligibiity conditions before applying.
  • Applications complete in all respectes duly supported by documents will only be considered. Application received after the due date will not be considered.
  • There are limited seats for PhD programme. Hence, only short listed candidates will be called for selection process for admisstion to PhD programme.


  • For any queries please contact:

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