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IIT Kanpur opens MTech & PhD admissions
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March 25, 2008

What: IIT Kanpur invites applications from Indian citizens for admission for the session commencing July 2008 in the following programmes:

MTech & PhD (Engineering):

PhD (Sciences):

PhD (Humanities & Social Sciences):



Minimum qualifications
PhD (Engineering): MTech/ ME/ MSc (Engineering) degree in the respective or allied area. The candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology or Master's degree in Sciences in an allied area with exceptional academic record and possessing a valid GATE score may also apply.

For PhD in BSBE, candidates with MBBS, BPharma or M Pharma Degree may also apply. Candidates with Master's degree in Management may apply for PhD in Industrial and Management Engineering (IME).

For information about department, visit:

PhD (Sciences & HSS): MSc/ MA degree in respective or allied area with a valid GATE/ UGC/ CSIR score.

MTech: BTech/ BE/ BSc (Engg)/ MSc in respective or allied area with a valid GATE/ UGC/ CSIR score; BTech graduates from IITs with an overall minimum CGPA of 6.5 and a CGPA of 8.0 during the last two semesters in BTech may also apply without a GATE score (such candidates will, however, be not entitled for Institute Assistantship if CGPA is below 8.0).

For MTech in Biological Sciences and Bio Engineering, candidates with MBBS or BPharma Degree are also considered.

MDes: A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Design or Architecture with a valid GATE/ CEED score.

General information
~ Financial aid (Assistantship/ Scholarship) is provided for MTech, PhD and MSc-PhD (Dual Degree) programmes.
~ Tuition fee waiver of 50 per cent as provided for MSc (2 yrs)/ MSc-PhD (Dual Degree) students after first semester.
~ Sponsored and part-time candidates are also considered for MTech, MDes and PhD programmes.
~ Sponsored candidates do not require GATE qualification. Several attractive Fellowships from Industries/ DAE are also available.
~ Guidelines for sponsored and part-time candidates are available in the Information Brochure.

Reservations will be 15 per cent for SC and 7.5 per cent for ST for the year 2008-09. Also upto 3 per cent reservation shall apply as per government of India rules for persons with disability (PD).

How to apply
Application forms and detailed information can be obtained free of charge from the Assistant Registrar (Academic), IIT Kanpur, Kanpur - 208 016 personally or by sending the request for the same along with a self-addressed and stamped (Rs 30) cloth-lined envelope of 23 cm x 17 cm with a clear identification for the programme applied for separate application must be sent for each programme.

Last date for postal requests for application forms and information brochure is April 10, 2008. Forms can be obtained personally from the Academic Section upto April 16, 2008. Photocopies or forms downloaded from the website are also acceptable.

Last date for receipt of completed application forms: April 16, 2008

Admission to MSc (2 yrs) & MSc-PhD (Dual Degree)
MSc (2yrs): Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics
MSc-PhD: (Dual Degree): Physics

Only those candidates who qualify in JAM 2008 shall be eligible for admission to the above mentioned programmes.

Please refer the JAM notification and also visit the website: for further details. provides this information as a service to our readers. does not benefit monetarily by providing this service.

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