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Indian Institute of Technology IIT Gandhinagar PhD Admission 2013

Updated on Wed, 25 September 2013 at 19:54 IST

Eligibility Criteria:

At least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech.or equivalent degree in appropriate branches.

Course Work Requirement:

IIT Gandhinagar strongly believes in value addition through course work. There is a significant number of coursework a Ph.D. student needs to do depending on his/her background.
Residential Requirement:

Ph.D. programme is fully residential. The regular candidates will have to stay on campus. For external candidate the minimum residential requirement is normally one year. For candidates under Faculty Development Program, currently 2 years of residency requirement after completion of 1 year of advanced admission is followed.

Admission Categories:

Regular: Fulltime residential research candidate.
External: Candidates serving in research institutions/industry. External candidates may furnish their employers consent (see Annexure 1) at the time of interview. The candidates under this category may require an additional supervision at their parent institutions.

Faculty Development Program:

Candidates working as a faculty in any educational institution. In this category the candidate is given advance admission with 90 days of residency requirement in 1st year and on successful completion of 1st year, 2 years of residency to complete the program. A certificate in support of the candidature must support the application (see Annexure 2).

The Institute may club together the External and Faculty Development Programs to a Continuing Doctoral Programme, with one year of residency requirement in the first phase and at least two weeks of residency in the Institute per semester. The program may also provide an opportunity for advance admission with a preparatory period of one year.
Financial Support

Students joining the Ph.D. program as regulars (RR) will be considered for Institute Fellowship based on the following norms:

Students with B.E./ B.Tech. / B.Arch / B.Sc. (Engg)/ M.Sc. / M.A. / M.Com. degrees or equivalent, who have qualified GATE or National Level test (UGC / CSIR / NBHM / DBT etc.), will be considered for monthly assistantship of Rs.16000/- for the first 2 years and enhanced rate of Rs.18000/- for the remaining 3 years.

Students with M.Tech / M.E. / M.Arch / M.Sc.(Engg) or equivalent/ M.Phil./ M.B.B.S / MD / MS degrees and Management students with a combination of M.B.A. and Engineering/ Technical background will be considered for monthly assistantships of Rs. 18000/- for the first 2 years and enhanced rate of Rs.20000/- for the remaining 2 years.

Full time PhD students are encouraged to present their research work at international conferences.

Financial support of up to Rs. 2.00 Lakhs for the entire duration of the programme is available. Additional funding may also be provided.

Over and above the monthly assistantship, an additional fellowship of Rs. 5,000/- per month is provided to the candidates ranking within the top 5% in any relevant National level qualifying examination.

Candidates who have obtained at least one of their previous degrees from a premier institution like IIT, IISC etc. can be considered for an additional fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month.

Candidates joining for the Ph.D. program through start early Ph.D. fellowship will receive an additional fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- per month in case GATE qualified. Payment of assistantship is subjected to a candidate complying with the prescribed norms and work output.
Admission Procedure

Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The candidates called for the Test / Interview will be reimbursed any amount exceeding Rs.400/- for to and fro single second-sleeper class railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the Institute /venue of the Test / Interview. For example, in case of total railway fare of Rs.1000/- the candidate will be reimbursed Rs.600/-. It is required to produce evidence (railway ticket) in support of the claim.

Application Procedure

All applications must be submitted online. If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application form for each discipline. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

There is no application fee.

You need not send the hard-copy of the application form

Important Dates

Last date for submitting applications: 11th Oct 2013
Web announcement of short-listed candidates for interview: 18th Oct 2013
Test/interview for Ph.D. admissions: 09th to 13th Nov 2013

More Details :

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar
IIT Gandhinagar (IITGn) is one of the new IITs started in the academic year 2008-09. The Institute is located at Chandkheda, which is about a 15-minute drive from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Ahmedabad is known for its excellent infrastructure with thriving industries, prestigious academic and research institutes, and an ambiance that encourages excellence and entrepreneurship. Currently the Institute is functioning from the premises of the Vishwakarma Government Engineering College. The Institute has excellent facilities in terms of classrooms, laboratory spaces, faculty offices, etc.
Related Courses: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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