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IIT Madras for Ph.D. and M.S. (Research) Admission 2019-20

IIT Madras for Ph.D. and M.S. (Research) Admission 2019-20



About the Program


The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is an autonomous statutory organization functioning within the Institute of Technology Act. All the IITs are administered centrally by the IIT Council, an apex body established by the Government of India. The Minister of Human Resource & Development, Government of India, is the Chairman of the Council. Each Institute has a Board of Governors responsible for its overall administration and control.


The Senate comprising all professors of the Institute decides the academic policy of the Institute. It controls and approves the curriculum, courses, examinations and results. It appoints committees to look into specific academic matters arising from time to time. The teaching, training and research activities of various departments of the Institute are periodically reviewed to improve facilities and maintain standards. The Director of the Institute is the ex-officio Chairman of the Senate.





Candidates who have completed their U.G/P.G degree can apply now against “Anytime Admission Mode” for admission to M.S/Ph.D/Direct admission to M.S+Ph.D programme throughout the year.

Students who are in their final semester/year of their U.G/P.G degree may apply against “Anytime Admission Mode” to M.S / Ph.D / Direct admission to M.S+Ph.D programme.


Please make sure to see the eligibility criteria in the admission brochure (SI. No. 5 & 6 in Page No. 10 – 18) before applying.Candidates applying under External category may confirm whether the current organization/industry/institution in which you are working is having R & D recognition from IIT Madras or else certified by DST / DSIR. Click here for more details.


For candidates applying under various categories of Research admission which requires sufficient work experience, the experience will be reckoned based on the date of submission of application through Anytime Admission Mode. The work experience acquired after completion of the qualifying degree (i.e. U.G/P.G degree as per eligibility criteria) will only be considered as valid.


Applications are invited at any time from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. and M.S. (by Research) programmes under regular/part-time/external schemes of IIT Madras. Half-Time Research Assistantship (HTRA) funded by MHRD as well as fellowships from other funding agencies like CSIR, UGC, DST, ICMR, AICTE etc. are available for those who have qualified for these schemes. Shortlisted candidates will be called for “test and interview” or “interview” by the Selection Committees of the respective departments from time to time. For any further updates regarding next round of admission, see the concerned department website in which you have applied. Click here to access the department website.


Candidates 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. Opportunities to carry out Joint Ph.D. between IITM & reputed Foreign Universities exist after enrolling into our Ph.D programme; for details click here





Fees for the research scholars to be admitted in the academic year 2019-20


S.No            Items of Fees & Deposits      (Value in INR)


M.S. Ph.D.


I. Institute Fees


A. One time Fees:


1 Admission fee         150 150


2 Grade card/Thesis fee     450 950


3 Provisional certificate     100 100


4 Medical Exam fee       100 100


5 Student welfare fund   1000 1000


6 Modernisation fee      500 500


7 Alumni Life Membership Fee (NS) 1500 1500


8 Publication fee (NS) 250 250


Total A (One Time Fees) 4050 4550


B. Semester Fees:


1 Tuition fee * 2500 2500


2 Examination fee 300 300


3 Registration-Enrolment fee 300 300


4 Gymkhana 1500 1500


5 Medical fee 700 700


6 Hostel Seat Rent # 6000 6000


7 Fan, Elec. & Water Charges # 1000 1000


8 Student Wellness fee 200 200


9 Medical Insurance Premium (subject to revision) 1600 1600


Total B (semester fees) 14100 14100


C. Deposits (Refundable):


Institute Deposit and Library Deposit (each Rs 1000) 2000 2000


Institute fees payable through Hostellers GE/EWS/OBC-NCL 20150 20650


(A+B+C) SC/ST/PwD 17650 18150


online at www.iitm.ac.in/academics Day scholars GE/EWS/OBC-NCL 20400 20900


[A+(B-#) +C+ II(3)] SC/ST/PwD 17900 18400


II. Hostel Fees & Mess Charges per semester


1 Hostel Admission fee 250 250


2 Hostel Deposit (NS)- (refundable) 3000 3000


3 Estt.’A’ charges 6000 6000


4 Estt ‘B’charges 1500 1500


5 Advance Dining charges 13530 13530


Hostel Fees payable through online at https://hosteldine.iitm.ac.in 24280 24280


NS – Non Statutory fees


*- SC/ST/PwD scholars are exempted from payment of tuition fee irrespective of their parental income.


# – For Hostellers only


Hostel rooms are allotted depending on availability on sharing basis. If you wish to be a day scholar, you should register your name in the Office of the Dean Students and obtain day scholar certificate immediately after admission.

Deputy Registrar (Research)


Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai – 600036
Tamil Nadu,

P: 044 – 2257 8034

H: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

E: resadmission@iitm.ac.in


For More Information Refers https://research.iitm.ac.in/


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