IIT Kharagpur, PhD

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur - 721302, INDIA


Applications are invited for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of the Institute in all disciplines of Engineering & Technology, Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law (Intellectual Property Rights, Corporate Law, and Environment Law) and Management.

Candidates having B.Tech./B.E./B.Arch./MBBS/MA/M.Sc./MBA (done after B.A./B.Sc./B.Com.) or equivalent qualification with valid GATE score, or having M.A. or equivalent qualification with NET fellowship or having M.Tech./M.E./ eMCP/MBA (after B.Tech./M.Sc./M.A./M.Com.) degree are eligible to apply.

Admission to reserved-category candidates will be done as per Government of India notification. A limited number of Research Assistantships and other financial support for attending conferences within India and abroad are available as per MHRD norms subject to the conditions prescribed in the Institute regulations.

Candidates may visit concerned Departmental webpage for more details about research areas and details about faculty.



Qualified candidates from recognized organizations with consistently good academic background (with or without GATE/NET) may also apply for admission as Sponsored Research Scholars.


All candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme shall have to possess requisite marks/grades in qualifying examination as indicated below:

  1. 60% marks (or equivalent grade point average) in the qualifying examination in Engineering/ Science/Commerce/Management or
  2. 55% in Humanities or Social Sciences (or equivalent grade point average).

Application form, downloadable from www.iitkgp.ac.in, should be sent to the Deputy Registrar (Academic), IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302 (W.B.) along with a Demand Draft of Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST candidates) drawn in favour of "IIT Kharagpur" on any nationalized bank payable at Kharagpur.

Application form may also be obtained from the Academic (PGS&R) Section, IIT,

Kharagpur against a demand draft on every working day.

Application form available from 30 March 2009

Last date for submitting completed application form : 30 April 2009

Date of Interview (Tentative)(for short listed candidates) : 8 - 10 June 2009

Joining Date : 8 July 2009

Note :Candidates sending application for Ph.D. using downloadable form from the website must enclose the application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST candidates) by a Demand Draft (non refundable) drawn in favour of "IIT Kharagpur" on any Nationalized bank payable at Kharagpur.

Download the Application Form