IIT Gandhinagar Ph.D Admission to Semester II 2017 -18 – The Online Application for Ph.D Admission 2017-18 is open for eligible students seeking to do Ph.D in IIT. IIIT Gandhinagar is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars. Candidates may explore Application Forms, Eligibility Criteria and other information related to doing Ph.D in IIT Gandhinagar.

Latest: List of Candidates Provisionally Selected for Admissions, semester II has been published. Check it below.

IIT Gandhinagar Ph.D Admission 2017 – Semester II

IIT Gandhinagar is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars. Currently, we offer Ph.D. programmes 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. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable match of interest. IIT Gandhinagar also offers a Start Early Ph.D. Fellowship with additional financial support for exceptionally qualified undergraduate students from select colleges wishing to start on a direct Ph.D. programme after B.Tech.

Schedule for the IIT Gandhinagar Ph.D Admission 2017-18 is given below.

Event Dates
Application Form Submission Deadline 05 Oct 2017
Announcement of Shortlist 16 Oct 2017
Written Test and/or Interviews 03/06 Nov 2017
Web announcement of list of selected candidates 21 Nov 2017
Joining Dec 2017

Tentative Schedule for Ph.D Interviews is given below.

Discipline Written test and/or Interview date
(Tentative)
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
03 November 2017 (Friday)
  • Biological Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics
06 November 2017 (Monday)

Selected Candidates

List of Candidates Provisionally Selected for Admissions to Ph.D Programme 2017-18 has been published by IIT Gandhinagar. Candidates can check the list from the official website or through the direct link provided below.

Selected Candidates:

  • Click Here to check List of Provisionally Selected Candidates, Semester II.
  • Click Here to check List of Provisionally Selected Candidates, Semester I.

Shortlisted Candidates

Provisional List of Shortlisted candidates for Written Test and/or Interview has been published on the official website, Which can also be checked through the direct link provided below.

To Check List of Candidates – Click Here

Application Form

All applications must be submitted online. If you 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 can also apply online from the direct link provided below.

  • Application process is over…!!!

Please save the application form. You need to furnish hardcopy 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.

  • There is No application fee.
  • You need not send the hard-copy of the application form.

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. Above mentioned eligibility criteria is minimum at Institute level.

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.

Credit Requirement

IIT Gandhinagar strongly believes in value addition through course work. There is a significant component of course work a PhD student needs to do depending on his/her background. PhD students entering the programme will have to take total credits ranging from 88 through 120, out of which coursework credits (courses worth 4 credits each in general) can range anywhere between 32 through 64 credits, depending upon the previous degree attained by the student. Out of the minimum credits through coursework, a minimum of 12 credits are required to be completed through 3 credit project-based courses.

Qualifying Degree Minimum Credits through Coursework Minimum Credits through Research Total Minimum Credits for Graduation
B.Tech., BE or equivalent 4-year bachelor’s degree 64 52 120
MSc, MA or equivalent 5-year Master’s degree 44 52 100
M.Tech., M.E & M.Phil. or equivalent 32 52 88

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 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.

The written test is generally based on the topics related to general aptitude (logical reasoning, analytical and numerical ability, etc.), writing skills, and basic courses of various disciplines at undergraduate level. The candidates who do not qualify in the written test need not appear for interview. The reserved category candidates will be given due relaxation in cutoff marks as per the norms.

The candidates called for the Test / Interview will be reimbursed any amount exceeding Rs.750/- 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.1400/- the candidate will be reimbursed Rs.650/-. It is required to produce evidence (railway ticket) in support of the claim.

In addition to the announced admission cycles with prescribed deadline of application, the Institute also considers applications any time of the year in case of exceptional candidates. Based on the qualifications of the candidates and the need of the discipline concerned, applications received are processed through duly constituted selection committees at regular intervals.

Research Areas [Admission to Semester II (2017-18)]

Note: Category wise reservations on overall available seats will be followed as per Government of India norms.

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