Guidelines for Admission to Part-Time Programme for M.Tech./M.Des./MS (Research) and Ph.D. (Engg. and Earth Sciences) Program

The Institute also offers part-time postgraduate programmes leading to the M.Tech./M.Des./MS (Research)/Ph.D. degrees for professionally employed personnel such as working engineers, scientists and teachers who can, while employed, attend regular classes as per schedule of the Institute. These students will have to give an undertaking endorsed by their employers that they will be attending all classes.


The applicant must be an employee of a recognized organization with at least two years of service at the time of admission and be engaged in professional work in the area to which admission is sought. An application for the part-time studies forwarded by the employer should be sent to the Convener, DPGC of the department concerned.

Fulfillment of GATE requirement may be waived for such candidates. This is also applicable to the part-time candidates seeking admission to the MS (Research) program, who are employees of IIT Kanpur (project or regular) with an appointment and support for at least one year from the date of admission. However, the part-time candidates seeking admission to the M.Tech./M.Des./MS (Research) program, who have not qualified GATE, will be called for interview and may in addition be asked to take a written test.

For an employee of IIT Kanpur (project or regular) with a valid GATE score at the time of seeking admission for part-time M.Tech./M.Des./MS (Research) program, the requirement of two years of service may be waived.