Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Admissions - 2023-24 Semester II

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers PhD, MS by Research (MS (R)) and M.Tech admission with specialization in the area of

  1. Microelectronics and VLSI (MVLSI)
  2. Power Engineering (PE)
  3. RF and Microwaves (RF)
  4. Signal Processing, Communication and Networks (SPCOM)
  5. Control and Automation (CA)
  6. Photonics (PH)

Please visit this page regularly for updates (most recent updates).


14 November 2023:
  • PhD Interview Dates: 01 - 02 December, 2022
  • Click here for PhD shortlisting criteria.
  • Click here for the list of candidates shortlisted for PhD interviews along with the committees, dates, slots for interviews.
  • The tentative slots for interviews are:
    • Day 1: 01 December 2022, Slot 1: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM, Slot 2: 2 PM to 6 PM
    • Day 2: 02 December 2022, Slot 1: 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM, Slot 2: 2 PM to 6 PM
  • For candidates to be interviewed in the SPCOM stream, some interview tips are available here.
30 October 2023:
  • The following line has been added to the eligibility criterion document.
    For more details refer to the PG manual available at https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa under PG Students --> SPGC
20 October 2023:
  • Date of Ph.D. interviews (for the eventually shortlisted candidates): December 1-2, 2023
  • Mode of interview: Hybrid - The candidate will be asked for his/her preference of interview (offline / online) after the shortlisting is complete. Depending on the response the candidate will be informed to appear before the interview committee in person (offline) or online (via Zoom).
19 October 2023:
  • Selection criteria for the PhD program during 2023-2024 Semester II:
    Candidates with Master's degree in engineering will be selected on the basis of marks/CPI and interview. Candidates with a bachelor's degree in engineering or science (4 year program) will be selected on the basis of marks/CPI, GATE score (wherever applicable as per the eligibility criteria), and an interview. For the purpose of shortlisting, only the first preference will be considered. However, candidates who have their second preference as 'Photonics' may also be called for an interview in Photonics stream, in addition to their first preference.
  • The dates for interviews along with other relevant details will be announced in due course of time. Please keep checking this page continuously.
  • All candidates should remember to (a) upload marksheets for their qualifying degree (b) upload their GATE score card (if applicable) (c) apply only to streams they are eligible for (see eligibility criteria).
  • Candidates belonging to OBC-NCL/EWS/SC/ST/DAP should supply appropriate category certificates issued by the central government only, or else they will be admitted as general students. There is no reservation for candidates belonging to OBC category.

Please visit this page regularly for updates (most recent updates).