Admissions - December 2018


The Department of Electrical Engineering offers PhD, MS by Research (MS (R)) and M.Tech admission with specialization in the area of Microelectronics and VLSI, Power Engineering, RF and Microwaves, Signal Processing, Communication and Networks, Control and Automation, and Photonics.


Please note that Department of Electrical Engineering is admitting students for all specializations in PhD, MS by Research in 2018-19, Semester II.

Please visit the Dean of Academic Affairs website for Online Application portal.


Please visit this page regularly for updates.




  1. Announcement dated: 08 November 2018
    Dates of interviews:
    MS(R): 30 November 2018
    PhD: 1 & 2 December 2018

  2. Announcement dated: 21 November 2018
    A provisional shortlist of candidates for MS(R) and PhD interviews will be displayed here in the next few days.

  3. Announcement dated: 21 November 2018
    Syllabus for a written test for applicants to PhD program in Microlectronics and VLSI.

  4. Announcement dated: 27 November 2018 (PhD shortlist)
    1. Here is a provisional shortlist of candidates for PhD interviews.
    2. The eligibility criteria to be on this shortlist are found in IIT Kanpur's PG Manual that is available at under PG Students > SPGC. These eligibility criteria are summarized elsewhere on this Admissions page.
    3. Here are the shortlisting criteria used in preparing this shortlist.
    4. Shortlisted candidates need to report positively on December 1, 2018, by 8 AM in Room L17, Lecture Hall Complex, Academic Area, IIT Kanpur.
    5. Separate announcements, if necessary, will appear here about accommodation, and other related matters.
  5. Announcement dated:27 November 2018
    1. PhD Written Test/Interview: Written test, only for Microelectronics and VLSI stream, will start at 0900 hours. Candidates that miss the written test will not be considered for interview.
    2. PhD candidates should plan on staying at IITK until the late evening of December 2, 2018.
    3. MSR Interview: Candidates shortlisted for MSR should report in Room No. L17 of LHC on 30th November at 0800 hours sharp.
    4. Accommodation: For accommodation, you are requested to visit the DOSA website of IIT Kanpur. Please use your application number and date of birth to book the accommodation.
  6. Announcement dated: 28 November 2018 (MS(R) shortlist)
    Here is the shortlist of candidates for MS(R) interviews.

  7. Announcement dated: 30 November 2018 (Addendum to PhD shortlist)
    IITK/PhD/EE/18201940, Mr. Seetaram Maurya, has been shortlisted for interview for the PhD program in the Department of Electrical Engineering, in the Control and Automation stream.

  8. Announcement dated: 01 December 2018 (Round 2 of MS(R) Interviews)
    The EE department will conduct a second round of interviews on 08 December 2018 only for those applicants that were shortlisted for the MS(R) interviews of 30 November 2018, but did not appear for the interviews.

  9. Announcement dated: 01 December 2018 (Addendum to the shortlisting criteria for MS(R) and PhD Interviews)
    We have considered provisional admissions to 2018-2019 second semester (semester starting in January 2019) only.

  10. Announcement dated: 03 December 2018 (MS(R) shortlisting criteria)
    Here are the criteria used in the MS(R) shortlist.

  11. Announcement dated: 07 December 2018 (About Round 2 of MS(R) Interviews)
    1. Candidates appearing for Round 2 of MS(R) interviews need to report in Room L8 of Lecture Hall Comple, Academic Area, IIT Kanpur, on 8th December at 0800 hours sharp.
    2. Here is an addendum to our earlier shortlist.
    3. Here is a corregendum to our earlier shortlist.
    The candidates appearing in the addendum and corregendum have already been informed by e-mail.

  12. Announcement dated: 19 December 2018
    List of provisionally selected candidates of MS(R) Program available here
  13. Announcement dated: 20 December 2018
    List of provisionally selected candidates of PhD Program available here