Admission to PhD Programmes in HSS


The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences invites PhD applications for 2018-2019 first semester in the following disciplines:

English, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology


Applicants must have a master's degree in the relevant subject or a bachelor's degree in Engineering or science (4 year programme) or a master's degree in sciences or in an allied field of HSS with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum*.

The candidate either must have a valid GATE score or must have qualified for/in JRF/NET. The requirement of GATE/JRF/NET is waived for candidates having a master's degree in science/arts from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0.

*The "specified minimum" marks/CPI (Cumulative Performance Index), implies a minimum of 55 percent marks /5.5 (on a 10 point scale) as long as it is not less than the minimum pass marks/CPI; otherwise, the "specified minimum" marks/CPI implies the minimum pass marks/CPI.


You can find the link to the online application portal here:



The Convenor
Postgraduate Committee
Department of HSS
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur 208 016

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