Admission Notice
Ph.D. and MS (Research) Programmes
commencing from December 26, 2015 (2015-16-II Semester)


Applications are invited from Indian as well as foreign nationals for admission to Ph.D. and MS (Research) programmes commencing from December, 26, 2015 (2015-16-II Semester) in the following departments/interdisciplinary programmes:

Ph.D. (ENGINEERING): Aerospace Engineering * Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering * Chemical Engineering * Civil Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering * Earth Sciences * Electrical Engineering * Industrial & Management Engineering * Materials Science & Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Nuclear Engineering & Technology * Photonics Science & Engineering

Ph.D. (SCIENCES): Chemistry * Mathematics & Statistics * Physics

Ph.D. (HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES): English (Literature and Linguistics and ELT) * Philosophy * Psychology * Sociology * Fine Arts

MS (RESEARCH): Chemical Engineering * Civil Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Computer Science & Engineering. Objective of this program is to promote project based and industry sponsored research.


(i) Reservations (for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PD candidates) shall apply as per Government of India rules.  

(ii) For Application Form, Reference Letter Form, Information Brochure, Eligibility Criteria, linkages to concerned department and other relevant details visit:

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

(iii) Detailed information on PG programmes offered at IIT Kanpur is available at

(iv) B.Tech/BS students from CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes) having CPI of 7.5 or more and M.Sc. students from CFTIs having CPI of 7.0 or more are eligible to get admission and financial assistance in Ph.D program without GATE score. Students who are in final year of their programme (likely to finish the program by July 15, 2016) may also apply and secure provisional admission for the session commencing in July, 2016 (2016-17-I Semester).

(v) Financial aid (Assistantship/Scholarship) will be provided to non-sponsored Ph.D. and MS students.

(vi) Those employed in an industry or a college/university/institute may apply for admission as a sponsored, external or part-time candidate. Further information on these category of admissions is available at

(vii) Application Procedure:

  • All applications for admission (except Computer Science & Engineering department) are to be sent by post. There is no provision for online submission of application forms (except Computer Science & Engineering department). Computer Science & Engineering department's applicants need to apply through online application process. Please visit: Computer Science & Engineering department application portal here.

  • Download the Application Form (common form for Ph.D. and MS (Research)) from:

  • PhD applicants must submit two letters of reference letters as well. The reference letters can directly be sent by the referees to the DPGC (Department Post Graduate Committee) convener of the concerned department or they can also be sent in a sealed envelope along with the application form. The Reference forms can be downloaded from the link:

  • The application fee is Rs.400 for General and OBC candidates and Rs.200 for SC/ST and all PD candidates (including General and OBC). The application fee is waived for 'Foreign National' candidates. The fee must be paid through a demand draft in favour of 'The Registrar, IIT Kanpur and payable at Kanpur.

  • Send all the above material along with self-attested copies of certificates (see the application form for list of certificates required) and demand draft to the concerned department (for information about concerned department and the address where application form is to be sent, visit:


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