PG Admissions



M.Tech. Admission 2022-23 Semester II


December admission will happen only in Manufacturing Science (MFS) stream. Admission to M. Tech. Program will be based on GATE score. There will be no written test/interview. Click here for list of selected candidates


PhD Admission 2022-23 Semester II


The detailed evaluation criterion along with the required documents supporting the evaluation, can be obtained from our website

1. Date of written tests: 01 Decmber 2022

Invitation letter for written test is already emailed to the shortlisted candidates.

(a) The list of shortlisted candidates for written test is available in this

Shortlisting criteria for the written test is available in this

(b) Invitation letter for appearing the written test

Note: Candidates are advised to come a day prior to the written test.

(c)This test will comprise compulsory sections on Applied Mathematics and Basic English, followed by another section based on your first choice of the stream (Fluid and Thermal Sciences, Manufacturing Sciences, Robotics and Automation, and Solid Mechanics and Design).The syllabus for the written test is available  here

Note: Please note your application reference number. You will need to enter this on your answer sheet during the written test.

(d) The list of the selected candidates for Ph.D. program is available here

2. Date of interview: 02 December 2022

Interviews of shortlisted candidates after written tests will begin at 09:30 AM of December 02, 2022 and expected to get over by 7:00 PM on December 02, 2022. Interview will be technical. Questions will be broad-based as well as in the area of specialization indicated in your application.

Some other points:

Arrival: You must try to reach IIT Kanpur Campus on a day prior as trains can get delayed sometimes.Also, conditions may be foggy during that period. I.I.T. Kanpur Campus is about 18 km from Kanpur Central Railway Station. From the station, you may hire a cycle rickshaw upto BARA CHOURAHA at about Rs. 20/- and then travel by a tempo taxi to IIT Gate at about Rs. 30/- per head. From the IIT Gate you may again take a cycle rickshaw into the Campus at Rs. 20/-. Taxies and Three-wheelers from the station (Platform No.1 side) are also available and the fare from Railway Station to IIT Campus is around Rs. 250/- and Rs. 300-350/ respectively.

Accommodation during Written Test/Interview:


You are requested to fill in your journey details, etc., in the Google form by November 20, 2022:


Department will sponsor accommodation of the candidates in our halls of residence based on twin sharing basis. The candidates need not pay anything for the accommodation. Please note that we will try to accommodate all candidates subject to the availability of hostel rooms. Accommodation details will be updated in this website later. In hostel rooms, mattress, pillows, quilts will be provided. Candidates may carry their own bedsheets, blankets, etc. Food will be available in hostel messes on payment basis.

Note: Considering the winter weather, please carry sufficient woollen garments, etc.

Use of Calculators during Written test (PhD Admission):

All shortlisted candidates coming for written test for PhD admission should note:

  1. No calculators of any type are allowed in the Mathematics Question Paper (One hour written test/ 50 marks).

  2. Non-programmable scientific calculators will be allowed for the specialization/stream question paper (One hour written test/50 marks)

TA reimbursement:For Ph.D. admissions (where an interview is a must), the to-and-fro second class or sleeper class railway fare or ordinary bus fare will be reimbursed to all SC/ST/PwD candidates who will be appearing for the test/interview in person. The candidates will have to produce tickets for obtaining reimbursement.

Documents needed:Please bring your original certificates, mark sheets and project reports of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students with only Bachelor's Degree in Engineering must also bring the original GATE scorecard (Exempted for CFTI's). If you belong to SC, ST, OBC-NCL, EWS, or PH category, then you must bring the original certificate supporting your category. If you are presently employed, then you should produce a no objection certificate at the time of the interview. For candidates applying under the sponsored scheme, kindly bring a sponsorship certificate from your parent institute/organization in the original.

Kindly send the following documents (if not already uploaded with the application), in support of your application, to the Convener DPGC, ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) on or before November 20, 2022.

  1. Statement of research (1-2 Pages))

  2. Abstract of Master’s thesis/bachelor project (not more than 1 page))

  3. B.Tech. / M.Tech. Mark–sheets (scanned copies)

  4. GATE score card (if any))

  5. Reference letters


Further information:

Dr. Santanu De
Convener, Department Postgraduate Committee (DPGC)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur
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Mr. Anil Kumar Arya
Junior Superintendent
IIT Kanpur
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Phone: 0512-2597627