Last Updated: 20th March, 2015

IIT Kanpur M.Tech/Ph.D/M.Des Admission 2015

The Post Graduate admission session of the Institute is divided into two parts:

a) The first semester will normally commence in the last week of July every year, and
b) The second in the last week of December

Admission Calendar

  1. The admissions to the M.Tech./M.Des. and Ph.D. programmes may be made in either or both of the two regular semesters. Admission to the D.IIT. programme may be made once in a year but in either semester. The Head of the Department concerned may take the decision in this regard. Admissions to MBA programme are made once a year in for first semester.
  2. Admissions to the M.Tech./M.Des. and Ph.D. programmes are normally made in April-May for the first semester and in November- December for the second semester. The Dean of Academic Affairs will notify the admission calendar each semester. Admissions to the MBA program are normally made in March-April for the first semester.
  3. In addition, the department may process applications for admissions to Ph.D. Programmes on a continuous basis and admit students as per the existing procedure. The candidates admitted during the course of a semester, would be required to register for proportionately reduced credits.

Eligibility for Admission and Reservation of Seats

  1. The eligibility conditions given below are the absolute minimum. Departments may prescribe any requirements over and above.
  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. The number of admission that can be made to any programme shall be as decided by the Senate from time to time.
  4. Reservations (for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PD shall apply as per Government of India rules. The certificate for the same must be in the format specified.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid (Assistantship/Scholarship) is available to the M.Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc.-Ph.D. (Dual degree) Programmes.

Student is expected to carry out the assigned duties for teaching and Research Assistantship. The M.Tech./M.Des student currently carries a monthly stipend of Rs.12,400/- for 8 hours of work per week. For Ph.D. students the corresponding financial assistance (for Engg./Sciences/Social Sciences) is Rs.25,000/- for the first two years and there after it is raised to Rs.28,000/- respectively for another two years. A 50% tuition fee waiver for M.Sc.-Ph.D. (Dual degree) students is also available after the first semester.

In addition to this several attractive fellowships from Industries/DAE are also available.

Programs Offered and Qualification Required

Program Offered by the department Qualification Criteria
Master of Technology
(M. Tech.)

Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering & Management, Industrial & Management Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science Programme, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Photonics Science and Engineering

The applicant must have a valid GATE score, bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4 year program) or a master’s degree in science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. For admission into M.Tech. in Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering, applicants having bachelor’s degree in pharmacy/medicine with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum may also be considered. The requirement of a GATE score is waived for M.B.B.S. degree holders and for engineering graduates from IITs with minimum CPI 8.0.

Master of Design
(M. Des.)
Design Programme The applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or science (4 year program), 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.
Ph.D. in Engineering

Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science Programme, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Photonics Science and Engineering

Biological Sciences and Bio- Engineering

An applicant must have a master’s degree in engineering/technolology with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum
or
a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4 year program) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI,
or
master’s degree in science or an allied area, satisfying each of the following 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.be from CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes) with CPI of at least 7.5/75% in his/her B.Tech.For admission into Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering, applicants having master’s degree in pharmacy/medicine with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum, or bachelor’s degree in pharmacy/medicine with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI, may also be considered.
Ph.D. in Sciences Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics The applicant must have a master’s degree in the relevant subject or a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4 year program) with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. Valid GATE/UGC/ CSIR score is required for financial assistance, except for graduates from IITs with a minimum CGPA of 8.0.
Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Humanities and Social Sciences (English, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology) The applicant must have a master’s degree in the relevant subject or a bachelor’s degree in engineering or sciences (4 year program) or a master’s degree in sciences or in an allied field of HSS with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.
Ph.D. in Management

Industrial & Management Engineering

An applicant must have 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 program) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI,
or
master’s degree in science or an allied area, satisfying each of the following 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 exam.
or
be from CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes) with CPI of at least 7.5/75% in his/her B.Tech.
Ph.D. in Design Design Programme An applicant must have a master’s degree in engineering/technolology/design with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum
or
a bachelor’s degree in engineering/design/architecture or science (4 year program) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI,
or
master’s degree in science or an allied area, satisfying each of the following 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

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