IIT Gandhinagar PhD Admission 2018

IIT Gandhinagar  Entrance Test for PhD  Admission 2018


The notification for IIT Gandhinagar PhD Entrance Test 2018 has been announced. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar invites applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program Semester I offered in various disciplines for the session 2018-19


Currently, we offer PhD Program in Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, History, Language & Literature, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Epidemiology and Sociology


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have at least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./ M.Sc./ B.Tech./ M.Tech or equivalent degree in appropriate branches; above mentioned eligibility criteria is minimum at Institute level

For discipline wise minimum eligibility criteria, please check the website. The disciplines may use higher cut off levels for short listing besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form

Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PD categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria


Selection Procedure

Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc

The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/ or interview

Residential Requirement
Ph.D. program is fully residential. The regular candidates will have to stay on campus. For candidates under Continuing Doctoral Program, currently 2 years of residency requirement after completion of 1 year of advanced admission is followed

Admission Categories
Regular (RR): Fulltime residential research candidate

Continuing Doctoral Program (CDP): This if for the candidates working in industry or 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, the admission is confirmed with the expected minimum 2 years of full time residential requirement on campus for completing course work and a major part of thesis work. After 2-years, the candidate may be permitted to go back to parent organization subject to significant progress in thesis work. Subsequently, the candidate is expected to complete at least 2 weeks of residency at the Institute for each semester all through the PhD program. A certificate in support of the candidature must support the application


Financial Support
Students joining the PhD program as regulars (RR) will be considered for Institute Fellowship based on the following norms:

a) Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET/ GATE Qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (B.Tech/ B.E) with NET/ GATE Qualification or Post Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (M.Tech/ M.E etc): Rs 25,000/- per month

b) Qualifications mentioned above with two years of research experience: Rs 28,000/- per month



Candidates can apply online (www.iitgn.ac.in)

Application Fees: Rs. 100/- (SC/ST/PD Category), Rs. 200/- (Others)

Candidates need not send the hard copy of the application form. If candidates are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application form for each discipline. On successful submission of the application form, a confirmation screen will appear with a link to download the submitted application form

Candidates need to furnish hard copy of the application form and all the documentary evidence (copies of testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/ professional experience) at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected

For further information, you may contact us at [email protected]


Important Dates:

Phase I

Application Form Submission Window: 20th December 2017- 14th February 2018

Web announcement of short-listed candidates for written test and/or interview: 21st February 2018

Written test and/or interview: 16th to 19th March 2018

Web announcement of list of selected candidates: 10 April 2018

Phase II

Application form submission window: 15th February 2018 to 04th April 2018

Web announcement of short-listed candidates for written test and/or interview: 11th April 2018

Written test and/or interview: 04th to 07th May 2018

Web announcement of list of selected candidates: 29th May 2018

For more details visit the website: www.iitgn.ac.in


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gandhinagar-382355, Phone No.: +91-93284-74222, Email: [email protected], Website: www.iitgn.ac.in


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