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.


Admission in the PhD Programme

The next round of test/interviews for admission to the PhD programme in English Literature and Linguistics, Philosophy and Sociology will be held in the first/second week of May, 2015. In the next round, there is no admission in Psychology.

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 MA/B.Tech. level. Selection is based on the candidate`s cumulative performance in the written test and interview.

Besides those who qualify for scholarship from elsewhere, the Institute also provides Assistantship to those who have passed an all-India test (NET) conducted by the CSIR/UGC/GATE in the last five years. The value of such assistantships is Rs.25,000 for the first two years and Rs.28,000 for the third and fourth year. All students are provided hostel accommodation, computing and health facilities.

The online applications will be available from 19th March 2015 till 15th April 2015.

The last date of online application process has been extended till 16-April-2015 (11:59 PM)

The printed application form along with supporting documents and application fee must be received by the department, latest by 20th April, 2015.

For details of admission procedures and application form, click here:

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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mob: 9451544533