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Joint MTech/MCP-PhD Admisions 2011-2012,IIT Kharagpur

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Joint MTech/MCP-PhD Admisions 2011-2012
IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur has invited applications for admission to the Joint Masters and PhD programme in Engineering and City Planning for the admission year 2011-2012.

Under this programme, at the end of first year, interested students having CGPA 8.0 and above are eligible to appear for written test and/or interview to judge their suitability to enroll for PhD. Those who do not qualify for PhD can continue with their two-year MTech / MCP programme.

Students selected for PhD will have to complete the two year academic requirements of MTech/MCP programme before enrolment for PhD. For these students the MTech / MCP and PhD degree will be awarded together upon successful completion of PhD.


The programme is open to candidates of all categories with Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / MSc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE, etc.) and having a valid GATE score. Candidates must have a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent CGPA) in the Final Qualifying Examination for GN/OBC Categories and 55% marks (or equivalent CGPA) for SC/ST Categories. All selected candidates have to produce the certificate with regard to the marks secured in the final qualifying examination by 31 October, 2011. Seats are reserved for OBC/SC/ST candidates and persons with disability (PD) as per Government of India rules.

Selection Procedure

Selection is based on performance in GATE and Personal Interview of short-listed candidates. Marks obtained in GATE and in personal interview will have 70% and 30% weightage respectively. Personal interview will be held to test the following: (a) Motivation and aptitude for the programme (b) Oral communication skills (c) Skills in basic science, engineering, and relevant areas.

Personal interviews will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur.

Applicants with professional qualifications or with XE/XL paper in GATE and short-listed sponsored candidates need to qualify through personal interviews and/or test at IIT Kharagpur.

Sponsored Candidates:

An applicant employed in an industry or any other recognized organization/institution with at least two years of experience are eligible for admission to the Joint MTech / MCP-PhD programmes provided the applicant is sponsored by the employer. The applicant should have scored at least 60% marks (or equivalent CGPA) for GN/OBC Categories, 55% marks (or equivalent CGPA) for SC/ST Categories and 55% marks (or equivalent CGPA) for Master's degree holders in Arts or Social Science subjects) in the qualifying degree examination. NET qualified applicants are eligible for admission to MCP Programme. For sponsored applicants GATE score is not mandatory and they are not eligible for assistantship.

Application for sponsored candidates can be downloaded from the link:

Students in the two-year MTech/MCP programme receive an assistantship of Rs. 8000 p.m. Students selected for the PhD Programme will receive assistantship of Rs. 12000 p.m. in the second year of their study, and Rs. 14000 p.m. after enrolment for PhD.

Application Procedure:

Application for Joint M.Tech / MCP-PhD programmes is to be submitted only by an ONLINE process by accessing the website from 23 March 2011 to 16 April 2011. The candidate should first pay the Application Fee by obtaining a Demand Draft drawn in favour of IIT Kharagpur on any nationalized bank payable at Kharagpur, West Bengal. The application fee is Rs. 300/- for GN/OBC Candidates and Rs. 150/- for PD/SC/ST Candidates. Female candidates are not required to pay any application fee.

The draft details are required while filling up the ONLINE application form. Candidates are required to take a print of the ONLINE application form after successful submission of data. The printed form, with candidate's signature and photograph along with the Demand Draft, copy of GATE score card and relevant certificates for OBC/SC/ST/PD (as applicable) must be sent by Speed Post so as to reach The Chairman, GATE, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 by 23 April 2011.

For details, visit the website link:

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
The Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, the first of the chain of six IITs, was established in 1950 to cater to the need for skilled manpower in the country. The idyllic, sylvan setting at Hijli was chosen to provide a cordon sanitaire to the budding engineers, where they could let their creativity run free. There was also an element of poetic justice in choosing a prison of yesteryears as the cosign for opening up new vistas to the future. From a modest start in the dilapidated Hijli jail building, IIT Kharagpur has been engaged in a virtually continuous process of development.

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