Ph.D and MS (Research) Admission at IIT Madars; Apply by March 31
Applications have been invited for admission to the Research Programmes for Ph.D. and M.S (Research) for July 2018 admission at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Applications are invited under regular/part-time/external schemes. Half-Time Research Assistantship (HTRA) funded by MHRD as well as fellowships from other funding agencies like CSIR, UGC, DST, ICMR, ICAR, AICTE etc. are available for those who have qualified for these schemes.
Those with B.E / B.Tech / B.S (4 year) can apply to pursue Direct Admission to M.S+Ph.D in Engineering/Sciences after their Bachelor’s Degree. Meritorious M.S scholars with CGPA>8.0 are eligible to upgrade to the Ph.D. programme in the same department and will receive two degrees (M.S.+Ph.D) on completion of the programme.
Financial Assistance: Scholars admitted to Ph.D. and M.S. programmes under Regular scheme are eligible for Half-time Research Assistantship (HTRA) for which they should work for 8 hours per week in the Departments. Renewal of assistantship every semester will be contingent on enrolment, satisfactory progress in research work and good performance during the preceding semester in the discharge of responsibility as research assistant.
For Ph.D, those with B.E/B.Tech/BS/M.Sc. graduates or equivalent qualification with valid GATE/NET and those with M.E/M.Tech/MBBS or equivalent will receive Rs.25,000/- p.m for the first 2 years and Rs.28,000/- p.m. for the next 3 years as HTRA.
For M.S in Engineering / Management, it will be Rs.12400/- p.m for the period of two years as HTRA.
Other scholarships like UGC-JRF, CSIR-JRF, ICMR, ICAR & AICTE etc. may also be available for those who had qualified for these schemes and get admission and the amount of fellowship will be as per the norms of the funding agency. The admission procedure and other requirements are the same as applicable for the Regular HTRA candidates.
Admission without Assistantship: A few candidates may also be considered for admission to the Ph.D/M.S. programme without assistantship also (Non-HTRA) under Regular category. The eligible qualifications are the same as for the Regular HTRA candidates. Such candidates have to enclose a letter along with the Application Form stating that they may be considered for admission even without assistantship (Non-HTRA). Students selected from HTRA list can move to N-HTRA and revert back to HTRA later. Students selected from N-HTRA list cannot move to HTRA category.
Application: Application is to be submitted online at https://research.iitm.ac.in/. After filling the form, applicant may take a print of the application and keep the same for the record. Applications are open throughout the academic year 2018-19. However, for the July 2018 admission, applications will be received till 31 March 2018.
Applications received after 01 April 2018 will be considered by the respective departments. Shortlisted candidates will be called for test and interview or interview from time to time.
Application Fee: The application fee is Rs.100/- for GN/OBC-NCL Male candidates, Rs.50/- for GN/OBC-NCL Female candidates & SC/ST and PwD candidates. One can submit separate application to departments of his/her choice by paying separate application fee.
Fee can be paid online, through Net banking, Credit Card & Debit Card. If online transaction fails, Application fee is to be paid by a Demand Draft drawn in favour of, ‘The Registrar, IIT Madras’ and send to, ‘The Joint Registrar (Academic), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, IV Floor, Administration Building, IIT Campus, Chennai - 600 036’, mentioning the application No.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for test and interview or interview, by the Selection Committees of the respective departments. Intimation on test and interview or interview indicating the date of interview will be given by the respective Departments through email. Candidates called for written test/interview should bring with them printed copy of the application submitted online along with Original and photo copies of relevant certificates. Interview and/or Test will be between 01 May 2018 and 11 May 2018.
List of selected candidates will be displayed in the Department Website on 25 May 2018. Last Date for issue of admission letters to candidates by Departments / Academic Section is 8 June 2018. Selected Candidates are to join on 9 July 2018.
The details including the minimum educational qualifications, selection procedure, other information etc; are given in the Research Admission Brochure at https://research.iitm.ac.in/brochure/msphd_brochure.pdf
For details visit https://research.iitm.ac.in/