Indian Institute of Technology

Admission to PhD Programme, to start from January 2009

Applications are invited for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme, starting in January 2009. The Departments/Centres and areas in which this programme will be offered are:

Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering , Design, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Energy, Environment, Nanotechnology

Eligibility: A) PhD in Engineering:


For admission to the PhD Programme in Engineering departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

i) Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Medical Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences/Pharmacy in a relevant area with a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 6.5 or 60% of marks.

ii) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Medical Sciences in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.

iii) Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

iv) A candidate having MSc degree with Mathematics as a subject at bachelor’s level is also considered for admission in the Department of Civil Engineering.The candidate should have a minimum of 7.5 CPI or 70% marks in Master’s level with consistent first class at other levels.

v) A candidate with MSc in a relevant area is also considered for admission to the Department of Biotechnology. The Candidate should have a minimum of 7.5 CPI or 70% marks in Master’s level.

vi) A regular student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her MTech studies and having a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the end of second semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her third semester of study. Such students can receive only PhD Degree.

B) PhD in Design:

For admission to the PhD Programme in Design, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

i) Candidates having MArch/MDes degree or MTech/ ME degree in a relevant area, with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.

ii) Master’s degree in Applied Arts/Ergonomics/ Fine Arts/ Psychology/ Physiology with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.

iii)Bachelor’s degree in Design or Engineering/ Technology in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.

iv) Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

v) A two-year Post-graduate Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent) with first class at Bachelor’s level.

vi) BFA (4-year professional programme, after 10+2)/GD Art (5-year programme after 10th standard) with one year professional experience, with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.

vii) A regular student of IIT Guwahati who is continuing his/her MDes studies and having a minimum CPI of 8.0 at the end of second semester may be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department in the beginning of his/her third semester of study. Such students can receive only PhD Degree.

C) PhD in Science:

For admission to the PhD Programme in Science departments, a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

i) Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.

ii) Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.

iii) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Design from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

iv) Bachelor’s degree in a related area in Engineering/Technology/Design (from other than IITs) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.





D) PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences:

For admission to the PhD Programme in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), a candidate must satisfy one of the following criteria:

i) Master’s degree in Arts/Commerce/Science in a relevant area with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent.

ii) Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Design in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.

iii) Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

iv)Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Design (from other than IITs) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% marks.

E) PhD in Centres:


i) Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology/ Design/Architecture/Medical Sciences in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks.

ii)Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Medical Sciences in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.5 or 70% of marks.

iii) Bachelor’s degree from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 7.0.

iv)Master’s degree in Science in a relevant area with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks.

v) Master’s degree in Social Sciences, in a relevant area, with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% marks, is also considered for admission to the Centre for the Environment.

MININMUM EXPERIENCE FOR SPONSORED, SELF-FINANCED, PART-TIME AND EXTERNAL CATEGORIES:

1. Candidate in Sponsored, Part-time and External categories must be a regular employee of the sponsoring organisation with at least one year of professional experience in the respective field.

2. Candidates in Self-financed category should have at least one year of professional experience in the respective field.

Relaxation for SC/ST Candidates: Eligibility criteria will be relaxed by 5% marks or 0.5 CPI for SC/ST applicants
Application procedure: Application forms with details can be downloaded from the institute’s website.

Application form can also be obtained from the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039, Assam, personally or by ordinary Post. To receive application forms by post, send a request along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs.20/-) envelope (24cm x 15cm size). Request for form must be sent in an envelope super-scribed with ‘Request for PhD Application form’.

Filled in application forms complete with copies of mark sheets/certificates and other testimonials and a DD for Rs.150/- (Rs.75/- for SC/ST candidates) drawn in any nationalized bank and payable at Guwahati in favour of “Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati” should be sent to the Head of the concerned Department/Centre, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati – 781039, to reach on or before 14 November 2008.

The words “Application for PhD admission” should be written on the top of the envelope for sending the completed form. For example, a candidate interested in applying for PhD programme in the Centre for Nanotechnology, should (a) send the filled-in application form to The Head, Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati – 781 039, Assam, and (b) on the top of the envelope also write the words “Application for PhD admission”

Further details can be taken from: Tel: 91 - 361 - 2583000 , 2690761
Fax: +91 - 361 - 2690762
Website: http://www.iitg.ernet.in , http://www.iitg.ac.in

Address: GUWAHATI – 781039, INDIA

Last date of submission of Forms: 14 November 2008

Last date of Issue of application form : ► By Ordinary Post – 7 November 2008, ► In Person – 11 November 2008

Note : The admission is open for the following categories candidates: I) REGULAR , II) SPONSORED (FULL-TIME), iii) SELF-FINANCED, iv) PROJECT STAFF, v) PART-TIME, vi) EXTERNAL:- Admission to Foreign Students: The applications of sponsored or self-financed foreign national candidates will also be considered for admission to the PhD Programmes. For prescribed academic criteria, please see the eligibility criteria for PhD programmes. The desirous foreign nationals will submit their complete bio-data with regard to their academic qualifications indicating clearly (1) the class obtained, (2) percentage of marks where marks are awarded and Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) or equivalent where grades are awarded, and (3) proficiency in English.

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