researchIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhilai, has invited applications for admission to Sponsored PhD programs in various departments for the session starting in December 2018. 

Ph.D Programmes are offered in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Liberal Arts.

Applicants must have one of the following in appropriate subject areas: (i) Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent degree (ii) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (iii) Master’s degree in science, arts or equivalent degree. For all courses, applicant should have first class with 60% marks or equivalent (55% marks for SC/ST/PwD)

Applicants must also fulfil one of the following additional requirements (i) Valid GATE Score / NET (ii) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR/ UGC/ NBHM/ DBT/ ICAR/ ICMR/ ICPR or DST INSPIRE Fellowship (iii) Minimum of 2 years of professional experience. The experience gained while acquiring Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology or experience acquired after obtaining the qualifying degree and completed before the starting of the semester in which admission is sought may be considered as professional experience (iv) BTech in IIT with a CPI/CGPA of 8.0 or more.

An ongoing degree may also be considered as a qualifying degree provided the applicant graduates before the PhD program starts.

Discipline specific requirements are given in the Notification available at

Sponsored PhD Programs: Those meeting the eligibility criteria may apply for admission to the PhD program under sponsored category if he/she is either awardee of research fellowship from some recognized funding agency (CSIR/ UGC/ NBHM/ DBT/ ICAR/ ICMR/ ICPR etc. or DST INSPIRE Fellowship) or is sponsored by his/her employer or is ready to self-sponsor himself/herself for the duration of PhD tenure. A certificate/declaration of sponsorship from the sponsoring body must be submitted by the applicant at the time of applying for admission. 

Sponsored candidate needs to apply as one of (i) Full-time (ii)) Part-time (iii) External -  Full-time/ Part-time. Details are available in the Prospectus. Sponsored candidate does not receive Institute fellowship.

Application Fee is Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PwD category applicants and Rs.200/- for all other applicants.

Application can be submitted at latest by 5 pm on 9th November, 2018.vApplication Fee can be paid latest by 11 pm on 9.11.2018.

Dates for Entrance Tests and Interviews for the different subjects are given in the Notification. For details, visit