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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR Admission PhD/MTech/MDes/MS (By Research) Programmes 2020

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR Admission PhD/MTech/MDes/MS (By Research) Programmes 2020

Applications are invited from Indian as well as foreign nationals for admission to PhD, MTech, MDes and MS (By Research) programmes commencing from July 23, 2020 (2020-21-I Semester) in the following departments/interdisciplinary programmes:

PhD (Engg.): Aerospace Engineering * Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering * Chemical Engineering * Civil Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Industrial and Management Engineering * Materials Science & Engineering * Materials Science (Interdisciplinary Programme) * Mechanical Engineering * Photonics Science and Engineering

PhD (Sciences): Chemistry * Cognitive Science * Economic Sciences * Earth Sciences * Mathematics * Physics * Statistics

PhD in Management: All areas of Management

PhD (Design): Interdisciplinary Programme in Design

PhD (Humanities & Social Sciences): English (Literature, Linguistics & ELT) * Fine Arts * Philosophy * Psychology * Sociology

MTech: Aerospace Engineering * Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering * Chemical Engineering * Civil Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Earth Sciences * Electrical Engineering * Industrial and Management Engg * Materials Science & Engineering * Materials Science (Interdisciplinary Programme) * Mechanical Engineering * Photonics Science and Engineering

MDes: Interdisciplinary Programme in Design

MS (By Research): Aerospace Engineering * Civil Engineering * Chemical Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Cognitive Science * Electrical Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Photonics Science & Engineering

ELIGIBITY REQUIREMENTS: Click this link >>>>

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The eligibility conditions given below are the absolute minimum. Departments may stipulate other requirements over and above these.
  2. The specified minimum marks/CPI (Cumulative Performance Index), referred to in subsequent sections, implies a minimum of 55 percent marks /5.5 (on a 10 point scale) as long as it is not less than the minimum pass marks/CPI; otherwise, the specified minimum marks/CPI implies the minimum pass marks/CPI.
  3. Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes who have passed the basic qualifying degree are eligible to apply irrespective of the marks/CPI and will be considered for admission.

PhD in Engineering   : –  Offered by the Department/ Interdisciplinary Programme (IDP) : –  Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Management Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Science (Interdisciplinary Programme), Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Science and Engineering

(i) A master’s degree in engineering with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

or

a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4-year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI and a valid GATE score (the requirement of GATE score is waived for candidates with bachelor’s degree in engineering from the centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs)).

or

a master’s degree in science or an allied area while satisfying each of the following three criteria:
(a) a minimum of 65 percent marks/6.5 CPI in the master’s degree,
(b) first division in bachelor’s degree, and
(c) JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE score.

For admission into PhD in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, applicants having master’s degree in pharmacy/medicine/veterinary science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum, or bachelor’s degree in pharmacy/medicine/veterinary science with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI, may also be considered.

For admission into PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, applicants with master in computer applications while satisfying each of the above criteria in (a), (b) and (c) may also be considered.

(ii) A valid GATE score is required for the candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Design/Architecture, except in the case of candidates with bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the centrally funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The candidates with master’s degree in science must either have a valid GATE score or must have qualified for/in JRF/NET.

PhD in Sciences  : –  Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economic Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

(i) A master’s degree in the relevant subject or a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4-year programme) with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

(ii) The candidate either must have a valid GATE score or must have qualified JRF, or should have INSPIRE fellowship. In addition to GATE/JRF, a valid JEST score is also an eligibility criterion for applying to the PhD programme in Physics. The requirement of GATE/JRF/JEST is waived for candidates having a master’s degree in science from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0.

(iii) For Economic Sciences:
(a) The candidate must have a master’s degree in economics or a bachelor’s degree in engineering or sciences (4 year programme) or a master’s degree in sciences or in an allied field of economics with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.
(b) The candidate must either have a valid GATE score or must have qualified JRF/NET. The requirement of GATE/JRF/NET is waived for candidates having a master’s degree in sciences/arts from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0.

PhD in Cognitive Science  : –  Cognitive Science

Applicants must have a MA/M.Sc/M.Phil/MS/equivalent degree (Cog. Sc./ Psychology/ Linguistics/Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Phy/ Chem/ Math/ Stat/ Biosciences/ related disciplines) with a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree. Applicants should have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET/ other equivalent exam. Applicants from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0 are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET requirement. Applicants with M. Sc. in Cognitive Science are also exempted from the GATE/CSIR/JRF/NET requirement.

or
M.Tech/ME/MD (any branch) with a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree.

or
B.Tech/BE (any branch), BS 4-year program (Physics/ Chem/ Math/ Stat/Biosciences/ related sciences), MBBS. Applicant must have a minimum of 75%/7.5 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree. Should have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET/ other equivalent exam. Applicants from CFTIs (centrally funded technical institutions) with a minimum CPI of 7.5 and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/NET requirement.

PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)  : –  Humanities and Social Sciences [English (Literature, Linguistics & ELT), Fine Arts, Philosophy, Psychology & Sociology]

(i) A master’s degree in the relevant subject or a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4-year programme) or a master’s degree in sciences or in an allied field of HSS with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

(ii) The candidate either must have a valid GATE score or must have qualified JRF/NET. The requirement of GATE/JRF/NET is waived for candidates having a master’s degree in science/arts from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0.

PhD in Management  : –  Industrial & Management Engineering (all areas of Management)

(i) A master’s degree in management or relevant disciplines in engineering / technology with marks / CPI not below the specified minimum.

or

a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4-year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI.

or

a master’s degree in science/arts/commerce/chartered accountancy while satisfying each of the following three criteria:
(a) a minimum of 65 percent marks/6.5 CPI in the master’s degree,
(b) first division in bachelor’s degree, and
(c) JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE/CAT/GMAT/NET or any other national level examination.

(ii) A valid GATE score is required for the candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, except in the case of candidates with bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the centrally funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The candidates with master’s degree in science/arts/commerce must either have a valid GATE/CAT/GMAT score or must have qualified for/in JRF/NET.

PhD in Design  : –  Design Programme  

(i) A master’s degree in engineering/design with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

or

a bachelor’s degree in engineering/design(4-year)/architecture or science (4-year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI and a valid GATE/CEED score (the requirement of GATE/CEED score is waived for candidates with bachelor’s degree in engineering from the centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs)).

or

a master’s degree in science or an allied area while satisfying each of the following three criteria:
(a) a minimum of 65 percent marks/6.5 CPI in the master’s degree,
(b) first division in bachelor’s degree, and
(c) JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE/CEED.

(ii) A valid GATE/CEED score is required for the candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Design/Architecture, except in the case of candidates with bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the centrally funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).

Master of Technology (MTech)  : –  Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Management Engg, Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Science (Interdisciplinary Programme), Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Science and Engineering

(i) A bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4-year programme) or a master’s degree in science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

(ii) A valid GATE score is required for admission to the MTech programme in the case of regular (non-sponsored) candidates. The requirement of GATE score is waived off for the candidates with the B Tech/BS (Four Year) degree from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B Tech/BS (Four Year).

Master of Design (MDes)  : –  Design Programme (Interdisciplinary Programme)

(i) A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or science (4-year programme), Design or Architecture with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. Candidates holding degrees in Fine Arts or Interior Design are not eligible to apply.

(ii) A valid GATE/CEED score is required for admission to the M.Des. programme in the case of regular (non-sponsored) candidates. The requirement of GATE score is waived off for the candidates with B.Tech. graduates from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B.Tech.

MS (By Research)  : –  Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering , Computer Science & Engineering, Cognitive Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Science & Engineering

(i) MS (By Research) 2-year Programme: For Aerospace Engineering:
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or science (4-year programme) or a Master’s degree in science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

For Electrical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering:
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or science (4-year programme) with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

For Cognitive Science:
Applicants must have a: (i) B.Tech/BE (any branch), BS 4-year program (Physics/ Chem/ Math/ Stat/Biosciences/ related sciences), MBBS. An applicant must have a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree. All regular applicants must have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET/ other equivalent exam. Applicants with B.Tech from IITs with an overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET requirement; or, (ii) MA/M.Sc/equivalent degree (Psychology/ Linguistics/ Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Phy/ Chem/Math/ Stat/ Biosciences/ CS/ related disciplines) with a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree. An applicant must have a valid score/qualification in GATE/CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET/ other equivalent exam. Applicants from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0 and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/JRF/ NET requirement.

MS (By Research) 3-year Programme: For Computer Science & Engineering and Photonics Science & Engineering:
Applicants with B.Sc. (3-year) or equivalent with a minimum of 75%/7.5 marks/CPI may also be considered.

For Cognitive Science:
Applicants with 3-year BA/B.Sc/equivalent degree in (Psychology/ Linguistics/ Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Phy/Chem/ Math/ Stat/ Biosciences/ CS/ related disciplines) with a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree may also be considered.

(ii) A valid GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET score is required for admission to the MS (Research) programme in the case of regular candidates (non-sponsored/non-project candidates). The requirement of GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET score is waived for the B Tech/BS (Four Years) graduates from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B Tech/BS (Four Year).

Financial Assistanships:

Financial support (in the form of Institute Assistantship) is available to the regular (non-sponsored) students of MTech/MDes/MS (By Research) and PhD Programmes.

The student is expected to carry out the assigned duties during the programme. The MTech/MDes/MS (By Research) students are currently entitled to a monthly stipend of Rs.12,400/- for 8 hours of work per week. For PhD students the corresponding financial support amounts to Rs.31,000/- for the first two years, and thereafter, it is raised to Rs.35,000/- for another three years.

Students may also avail financial assistantship from external funding agencies (such as UGC/CSIR/NBHM/INSPIRE etc.).

In addition to the above, several attractive fellowships from Industry/DAE are also available.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  

Detailed information on PG programmes offered at IIT Kanpur is available at:

PG Manual >>>>

Indian Candidates:  

(i) Reservations [EWS/SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/DAP] shall apply as per Government of India (GoI) norms.  

(ii) For Application Form, Reference Letter Form, Information Brochure, Eligibility Criteria and other relevant details, please visit:

Imp. Links >>>>

Click the link for the concerned department to get detailed information about the department.

(iii) Students who are in final year of their programme (likely to finish the program by July 15, 2020) may also apply and secure provisional admission for the session commencing in July, 2020 (2020-21-I Semester).

(iv) Financial support (Institute Assistantship/Scholarship) will be provided to non-sponsored MTech, MDes, PhD and MS (By Research) students.

(v) Those employed in industry or a college/university/institute may apply for admission as sponsored, external or part-time candidates. Further information on these categories of admissions is available atImp. Links >>>>

Foreign Candidates:  

Details on the admission for foreign candidates can be found athttp://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/DOAA/foreignstudents.htm

Application Procedure:  

  • The online applications portal (for Indian Nationals only) will be available from 16/04/2020 (01:00 PM) up to 07/07/2020 (11:59 PM).
  • Indian Nationals can apply only through online mode of application. Foreign Nationals can apply only through offline mode. The last date for receiving applications in both offline and online modes is 07/07/2020.
  • Offline Application Form (for Foreign Nationals only) (common form for PhD, MTech, MDes and MS (By Research)) can be downloaded from:
    Imp. Links >>>>
  • PhD applicants must arrange for two letters of reference as well. For this purpose, the names of the referees along with their e-mail addresses are to be provided by the candidate at the online applications portal. The referees will be contacted electronically through an auto generated mail with a request to submit their recommendations online.
  • MTech Admissions: All the admission offers to GATE qualified-candidates will be displayed on the Common Offer AcceptancePortal (COAP). Candidates must register at the COAP portal for viewing and accepting their offers. Registration on COAP portal is free. Candidates are advised to download COAP 2020 information brochure and follow the guidelines (http://coap.iitm.ac.in) for participation. For these candidates, COAP Registration number is mandatory for applying at the IIT Kanpur Admission Portal. The offers to candidates who have not qualified GATE will be communicated directly to the candidates by the department via E-mail.
  • The application fee is Rs.400 for General, EWS and OBC candidates and Rs.200 for SC/ST and all DAP candidates (including General, EWS and OBC). The application fee is waived for candidates in the ‘Foreign National’ category.
  • Separate application form is to be filled for each programme.

For more details refer the Official Website :    http://www.iitk.ac.in/

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