Admission Notice
Ph.D./M.Tech./MS (Research) Programmes
2017-18-II Semester (Commencing from January, 2018)


Applications are invited from Indian as well as foreign nationals for admission to M.Tech., Ph.D. and MS (Research) programmes 2017-18-II Semester (commencing from January 03, 2018) 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 * Materials Science & Engineering * Materials Science (Interdisciplinary Programme) * Mechanical Engineering.

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

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 and Automation) * Materials Science & Engineering * Mechanical Engineering (Robotics & Automation, Manufacturing Science).

MS (By RESEARCH): Aerospace Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Electrical Engineering.
Objective of this program is to promote project based and industry sponsored research.

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

(ii) For Application Form, Reference Letter Form, Information Brochure, 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

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(iv) Students who are in final year of their programme (likely to finish the program by July 15, 2018) may also apply and secure provisional admission for the session commencing in July 25, 2018 (2018-19-I Semester).

(v) Financial aid (Assistantship/Scholarship) may be provided to non-sponsored M.Tech., Ph.D. and MS (By Research) students.

(vi) 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 categories of admissions is available at
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(vii) Application Procedure:

  • The online applications portal (for Indian Nationals only) will be available from 03/11/2017 (00:00 Hrs) till 17/11/2017 (23:59 Hrs).

  • Indian Nationals can apply only through online mode of application. Foreign Nationals can apply only through off line mode.

  • Offline Application Form (for Foreign Nationals only) (common form for M.Tech., Ph.D. and MS (By Research)) can be downloaded from:
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  • PhD applicants must arrange for two letters of reference as well. For this purpose, the names of the referees along with their e-mails addresses are to be provided by the candidates in the online applications portal. The referees will be contacted electronically through an auto generated mail to submit their recommendations online

  • The application fee is Rs.400 for General and OBC candidates and Rs.200 for SC/ST and all PD candidates (including General and OBC). The application fee is waived for 'Foreign National' candidates.

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

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