The Institute may provide to postgraduate
students, financial assistance in the form of teaching or research
assistantships (referred to as Institute Assistantship). Assistantships
are awarded on a semester to semester basis for a period of up to
24 months for M.Tech./M.S. by Research students and up to five years
for Ph.D. students. The stipend for the assistantship is paid at
the approved rates. A student is expected to devote up to eight
hours per week towards job(s) assigned to him/her. The renewal of
assistantship is contingent on the student's satisfactory performance
in the academic programme and in the discharge of assistantship
Some financial assistantships in
the form of research assistantships may also be available from sponsored
research projects. Additional assistantships in the form of scholarships,
fellowships, etc. may be available through other organizations,
such as, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR),
Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), etc.
In addition to the students admitted with financial assistance,
students may also be admitted to the M.Tech./M.S. by Research/Ph.D.
programmes on a self-financing basis.
A valid GATE score or qualifying for JRF is required for awarding
Institute Assistantship to M.Tech./M.S. by Research students and
to Ph.D. students in engineering/design/management departments/IDPs
without a M.Tech./M.S. by Research degree. This requirement is waived
in the case of M.Tech. students, for those with M.B.B.S. degree
and for those who are B.Tech. graduates from IITs with a minimum
CPI of 8.0. In the case of Ph.D. students, this requirement is waived
for those with bachelor’s degree in engineering from CFTIs.
For the Ph.D. students in science/HSS departments, a valid GATE
score or qualifying for JRF (NET in the case of HSS department)
is required for awarding Institute Assistantship, except when the
candidates have a master’s degree in science/arts from IITs
with a minimum CPI of 8.0.
For M.S. by Research students who are project employees of IIT Kanpur,
there is a minimum commitment of support from the project for one
year. On the completion of one year, it is expected that such candidates
will continue to be supported by PI (possibly through other projects,
if the current project is over), or by the department (through DPA
or other such projects). In case, there is no support available
from PI/Department, the student can be provided assistantship from
the Institute at the level of M.Tech. assistantship for at most
one year, subject to the student having a valid GATE score as on
the day of starting Institute assistantship. DPGC recommendation
is required for switching to Institute Assistantship.