Admission Notice
Ph.D./M.Tech./MS (Research) Programmes
Commencing from January, 2017 (2016-17-II Semester)


Applications are invited from Indian nationals for admission to Ph.D., M.Tech. and MS (Research) programmes commencing from January, 02, 2017 (2016-17-II Semester) in the following departments/interdisciplinary programmes:

Ph.D. (ENGINEERING): Aerospace Engineering * Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering * Chemical Engineering * Civil Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Industrial & Management Engineering (all areas of Management) * Materials Science & Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Photonics Science and Engineering (Interdisciplinary Programme).

Ph.D. (SCIENCES): Chemistry * Mathematics & Statistics * Physics * Earth Sciences.

Ph.D. (HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES): English (Literature, Linguistics and ELT) * Fine Arts * Psychology * Sociology.

Ph.D. (Management): All areas of Management.

M.Tech.: Electrical Engineering (Power Engineering, Control of Automations, Photonics) * Mechanical Engineering.

MS (RESEARCH): Computer Science & Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Mechanical Engineering *Photonics Science and Engineering (Interdisciplinary Programme).


(i) Reservations (for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PwD candidates) shall apply as per Government of India rules.  

(ii) For Online Application procedure, Information Brochure and Eligibility Criteria linkages to concerned department and other relevant details visit:

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Click the link of concerned department to get detailed information about department.

(iii) Detailed information on PG programmes offered at IIT Kanpur is available at

PG Manual >>>>

(iv) Financial aid (Assistantship/Scholarship) will be provided to non-sponsored Ph.D./M.Tech./MS (Research) students.

(v) Those employed in an industry or a college/university/institute may apply for admission as a sponsored, external or part-time candidate. Further information on these category of admissions is available at
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(vi) Application Procedure:

  • Candidates can apply online only. There is no provision for offline submission of application forms.

  • Ph.D. applicants must provide the details of at least two persons who can provide reference letters (to be submitted online by referees on aoutomated online request sent to them through this portal) in support of candidature of applicant.

  • The application fee is Rs.400 for General and OBC candidates and Rs.200 for SC/ST and all PwD candidates. The fee must be paid online through debit card or credit card or internet banking available at payment gateways provided in the online application portal.

  • Separate application form is to be filled for each program.

  • The online applications portal will be available from October 17, 2016 (00:00 Hrs) till November 07, 2016 (23:59 Hrs).

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