Admission Notice
PhD/MTech/MS (By Research) Programmes
2020-21-II Semester (Commencing from Jan, 2021)

Important Notice: The deadline for submitting PG applications is extended up to November 03, 2020 (11:59 PM).

Applications are invited from Indian as well as foreign nationals for admission to PhD, MTech and MS (By Research) programmes commencing from January, 2021 (2020-21-II Semester) in the following departments/interdisciplinary programmes:

PhD (Engg.): Aerospace Engineering * Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering * Civil Engineering (no admission in ‘Transportation Engineering’ specialization) * Computer Science & Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Industrial and Management Engineering * Materials Science & Engineering * Mechanical Engineering

PhD (Sciences): Chemistry * Earth Sciences * Economic Sciences * Mathematics * Physics * Statistics

PhD (Management): Industrial and Management Engineering

PhD (Design): Interdisciplinary Programme in Design

PhD (Humanities & Social Sciences): English (Literature, Linguistics & ELT) * Fine Arts * Philosophy * Psychology * Sociology

MTech: Materials Science & Engineering

MS (By Research): Aerospace Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Mechanical Engineering (only in ‘Manufacturing Science’ specialization)

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Detailed information on PG programmes offered at IIT Kanpur is available at:

PG Manual >>>>

Indian Candidates:  

(i) Reservations [EWS/SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/DAP] shall apply as per Government of India (GoI) norms.  

(ii) For Application Form, Reference Letter Form, Information Brochure, Eligibility Criteria and other relevant details, please visit:

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Click the link for the concerned department to get detailed information about the department.

(iii) Students who are in final year of their programme (likely to finish the program by Dec 31, 2020) may also apply and secure provisional admission for the session commencing in Jan, 2021 (2020-21-II Semester).

(iv) Financial support (Institute Assistantship/Scholarship) will be provided to non-sponsored PhD, MTech and MS (By Research) students.

(v) Those employed in industry or a college/university/institute may apply for admission as sponsored, external or part-time candidates. Further information on these categories of admissions is available at: Imp. Links >>>>

Foreign Nationals:  

Details on the admission for candidates in Foreign Nationals category can be found at:

Application Procedure:  

  • The online applications portal (for Indian Nationals only) will be available from 12/10/2020 (01:00 PM) up to 02/11/2020 (11:59 PM).

  • Indian Nationals can apply only through online mode of application. Foreign Nationals can apply only through offline mode. The last date for receiving applications in both offline and online modes is 02/11/2020.

  • Offline Application Form (for Foreign Nationals and for Indian Nationals with qualifying degree from Universities abroad) (common form for PhD, MTech and MS (By Research)) can be downloaded from:
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  • PhD applicants must arrange for two letters of reference as well. For this purpose, the names of the referees along with their e-mail addresses are to be provided by the candidate at the online applications portal. The referees will be contacted electronically through an auto generated mail with a request to submit their recommendations online.

  • The application fee is Rs.400 for General, EWS and OBC candidates and Rs.200 for SC/ST and all DAP candidates (including General, EWS and OBC). The application fee is waived for candidates in the 'Foreign National' category.

  • Separate application form is to be filled for each programme.


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