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IIT Kanpur M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D Admissions

IIT Kanpur Admission to M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

About the IIT Kanpur Admission

IITs and IISc are institutions of national importance and are well known, the world over, for quality education in engineering, science & technology and research in frontier areas. The aim of IITs and IISc is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an intellectually stimulating environment. The vibrant academic ambiance and well-equipped research infrastructure of IITs and IISc motivate the students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology.

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is being conducted from 2004 to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Four Semesters), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, etc. Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at IISc for consolidating Science as a career option for bright students. These postgraduate programmes at IITs and IISc offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide opportunities to the students to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life.

ELIGIBILITY

The candidates who qualify in JAM 2020 shall have to fulfill the following Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admissions to IITs.
• All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.
• In the qualifying degree, the aggregate marks or CGPA/CPI without rounding-off (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) should be at least 55% or 5.5 out of 10 for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category candidates, and 50% or 5.0 out of 10 for SC/ST and PwD category candidates. If CGPA/CPI is on a different scale, it would be linearly mapped to a scale on 10.For Candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in
percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s). Proof of having passed the Qualifying Degree with the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ) as specified by the Admitting Institute should be submitted by September 30, 2020.
At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of admission, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a Physical Fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.

Note:
a) It will entirely be the responsibility of the Candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for Admission. 5
b) The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.

RESERVED SEATS

In each program, a certain number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various categories. The number of seats reserved under various categories in each of the programs covered under JAM 2020 is given in Appendix-I. The category-wise list for a JAM paper will be prepared based on the category declared by the candidate in the Application Form. The final seat allotment will be done based on a valid Category Certificate (in the prescribed format) submitted along with the Application Form for Admission.
A candidate who seeks admission under SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS category must submit the requisite certificate issued by a competent authority as specified in Appendix-III failing which his/her candidature for admission will not be considered under the reserved category. A candidate who seeks admission under the OBC-NCL/EWS Category must submit an OBC-NCL/EWS Certificate in the format shown in Appendix-IV for OBC-NCL and Appendix-V for EWS along with the filled-in Application Form for admission. OBCs should be listed in the current updated central list of OBCs (please refer to the website www.ncbc.nic.in). The candidate will be considered in the General Category in case the OBC-NCL/EWS Certificate is not in the prescribed format or he/she has submitted an invalid certificate and no opportunity will be given to the candidate for late submission of the said certificate under any circumstances. For PwD candidates with any category of disability (viz., blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, and/or cerebral palsy), benefit will be given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment with respect to a body part/ system/extremity/ whole body, etc. Such candidates must submit the Certificate of Disability from a Government Medical Board and should be fit to pursue the Program. The disability percentage of candidates selected for admission under PwD category may also be required to be certified by a Medical Board, duly constituted by the Admitting Institute. The JAM Organizing Institute will not be responsible for any incorrect declaration of the PwD status of candidates. JAM 2020 will follow the guidelines as mentioned in the government regulations. Please refer to http://disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/page/guidelines.php webpage.

Note:
(a) The provisions for the reserved seats given in Appendix-I are subject to modification in  accordance with any Government Order, if issued subsequently by the Government of India.

(b) In this document, the phrases ‘Un-Reserved’ and ‘General’ are used interchangeably and they mean the same.
(c) It will be the responsibility of a candidate to prove his/her eligibility for admission in terms of Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ), etc., and for claiming reservation under a specific category

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Only the candidates who qualified in JAM 2020 (whose names appear in the Merit List) are eligible to apply for admission to the corresponding academic programs available at IITs (refer to Appendices-I & II of this Information Brochure). Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to refer to the brief profiles of the Admitting Institutes and Departments at their respective websites (Table 1). Candidates should note that they have to apply for admission by filling an online Application Form for Admission (henceforth called Admission Form) available only at JAM 2020 website (http://jam.iitk.ac.in/). Based on the test paper(s) qualified, a Candidate can apply to one or more academic programs covered under that test paper(s), subject to fulfillment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the Admitting Institute(s). For the academic session 2020-21, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the Programs at IITs covered under JAM 2020. Qualified candidates who apply for admission through JAM 2020 are called Applicants. These applicants are advised to refer to the JAM 2020 website (http://jam.iitk.ac.in/) for latest updates.

NOTE to OBC-NCL/EWS Candidates: The candidates must upload a valid OBC-NCL/EWS certificate issued after March 31, 2019 in the prescribed format (Appendix-IV for OBC-NCL and Appendix-V for EWS) when they submit their application form for admission after the declaration of JAM 2020 results. The final seat allotment will be done based on the OBC-NCL/EWS certificate submitted along with the application form for admission. The candidate will be considered in the General category in case the OBC-NCL/EWS Certificate is invalid or not in the prescribed format or not uploaded within the specified time.

(i) The Admission Form will not be considered, if it is found to be incomplete in any respect or if the payment is not successful, irrespective of satisfying the ER and MEQ of any program(s) for which the Admission Form has been submitted.
(ii) The Applicant will be considered for admission only to the program(s), given in his/ her Admission Form.
(iii) Taking into consideration the order of preference as given in the Admission Form and  corresponding rank(s) in the Merit List, the First Admission List/ First Admission Round for each program under JAM 2020 will be prepared by the Organizing Institute and will be announced on June 29, 2020 through JAM 2020 website (http://jam.iitk.ac.in/)/SMS/Email. Note: Applicants are requested to periodically check the website for knowing the status of the application / offer. They should also provide active and recent email & mobile number.

(iv) Once an offer is received, Applicants can log into http://joaps.iitk.ac.in/ and choose one of the three options viz.

(a) Accept and Freeze

(b). Accept with Upgrade

(c) Reject and Quit. Accept and Freeze: By choosing “Accept and Freeze”, the Applicant accepts the offered seat and would not like to upgrade to his/ her higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent rounds (if applicable). The applicant also will not be considered for admission in the subsequent rounds (if any). Accept with Upgrade: By choosing “Accept with Upgrade”, the Applicant accepts the offered seat and would like to upgrade to his/ her higher preferences in the subsequent rounds (if any). Reject and Quit: By choosing “Reject and Quit”, the Applicant rejects the offered seat and would not like to continue in the admission process by JAM 2020. The seat offered to the Applicant  would be cancelled and he/she will not be considered further in the JAM 2020 Admission
process. For “Accept and Freeze” and “Accept with Upgrade” decisions, the Applicant will be directed to ONLINE payment portal to pay the “Seat Booking Fee” of ₹ 10000/- for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category Applicants and ₹ 5000/- for SC/ST/PwD category Applicants through ONLINE ONLY using credit card/debit card/net banking (additional Bank charges apply depending on mode of payment). No challan payment is accepted. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Admission. For “Reject and Quit” decision, the Applicant will receive a One Time Password (OTP) in their registered mobile number. The OTP has to be entered to confirm the decision

(v) If seats remain vacant after the first admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Second Admission List. This second list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on July 14, 2020 on JAM 2020 website (http://jam.iitk.ac.in/)/SMS/Email. (vi) Applicants who have been offered admission through the Second List but not through the First List, must log into http://joaps.iitk.ac.in/ and choose one of the three options viz.

(a) Accept and Freeze

(b). Accept with Upgrade

(c) Reject and Quit As mentioned in

(iv), for “Accept and Freeze” and “Accept with Upgrade” decisions, the Applicant will be directed to ONLINE payment portal to pay the “Seat Booking Fee” of ₹ 10000/- for General/OBC-NCL/EWS category Applicants and ₹ 5000/- for SC/ST/PwD category Applicants through ONLINE ONLY using credit card/debit card/net banking (additional charges apply depending on mode of payment). No challan payment is accepted. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration. For “Reject and Quit” decision, the Applicant will receive a One Time Password (OTP) in their registered mobile number. The OTP has to be entered to confirm the decision.

 (vii) If the Applicant who was offered a seat during First List and is offered a seat from his/ her higher order of preference (in the second list), the Applicant must log into http://joaps.iitk.ac.in/ and choose one of the three options viz.

(a) Accept and Freeze

(b). Accept with Upgrade

(c) Reject and Quit. The Applicant need not pay Seat Booking Fee once again, for “Accept” decisions.

 (viii) The Applicants who were offered a seat can CANCEL the offer during July 04 to July 17, 2020 by logging in into http://joaps.iitk.ac.in and choosing “WITHDRAW”. Withdraw: The Applicants who have accepted an offer of seat can cancel/opt out of the program/withdraw from the program by selecting “Withdraw”. The Seat Booking Fee (if paid by them) would be refunded after deducting a Processing Fee of ₹ 1000/-.

 (ix) If seats remain vacant even after the second round of admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Third and Final Admission List. This third and final list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on July 29, 2020 through JAM 2020 website (http://jam.iitk.ac.in/)/ SMS/ Email.

(x) The Applicants who were offered a seat (or upgraded to higher choice of preference) should report to the Admitting Institutes along with the documents required by the Admitting Institute based on their offer letter.
(xi) With the Third and Final Admission List, the admission process based on JAM 2020 will come to a close.

(xii) If a qualified candidate is allotted a seat through the First Admission List and if the offer of admission is accepted, the lower preferences of the candidate, if any, will be automatically cancelled. However, the candidate will remain on the waiting list for all the higher preferences (if any). Qualified Applicants, who are not allotted any seat in the First/ Second Admission List, will remain on the waiting list in the next round of admission(s).

NOTE: If a qualified candidate fails to accept an admission offer, he/she will not be considered further in the admission process.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR JAM 2020 ADMISSION

Submission of Application Form for Admission on the JAM 2020 Website   : –  April 20 – May 24, 2020
Last Date for rectification of defective documents at IIT Kanpur/ receipt of requests for the change of category with proper documents   : –  May 25, 2020 (Friday)
Declaration of First Admission List    : –   June 29, 2020 (Monday)
Last Date for Payment of Seat Booking Fee through Online Process for First Admission List       :   –  July 03, 2020 (Friday)
Declaration of Second Admission List     : –    July 14, 2020 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Payment of Seat Booking Fee through Online Process for Second Admission List    :   – July 20, 2020 (Monday)
Opening and closing of withdrawal option     :   –   July 04 – July 17, 2020
Declaration of Third/Final Admission List     :   –  July 29, 2020 (Monday)
Last Date for Payment of Seat Booking Fee through Online Process for Final Admission List     :   –   August 03, 2020 (Friday)
Closure of Admissions through JAM 2020   :   –    August 03, 2020 (Friday)

For more details refer the Official Website : https://jam.iitk.ac.in/

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