The PhD programme of the Department started in 1964. To date, nearly 200 students have successfully completed the programme. Currently, over 60 students are registered in the programme.

List of selected candidates for December 2016 PhD selection round


Admission to PhD Programmes in HSS

The next round of tests and interviews for admission to our PhD programmes in English (Literature, Linguistics and ELT), Fine Arts, Psychology will be held on 8 December and for Sociology  on 9 December.

The essential qualifications for being considered for admission include at least 55% marks or a CPI of 5.5 (on a 10-point scale) at the Masters/B.Tech. level. Selection is based on the candidate's cumulative performance in the written test and interview.

Besides those qualifying for scholarships through GATE or from agencies such as CSIR, UGC, and others, those who have passed an all-India test (NET) conducted by the UGC in the last five years are also eligible for assistantship by the institute. The value of all such assistantships is Rs.25,000 for the first two years and Rs.28,000 for the third and fourth year. All admitted students are provided hostel accommodation, computing and healthcare facilities.

The last date for applying is November 7, 2016.

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The Convenor
Postgraduate Committee
Department of HSS
IIT Kanpur
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