Applications are invited for phd in Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad

Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad announces PhD Admission 2017


Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad) invites applications for admission to PhD (Doctoral of Philosophy) Program for the academic year 2017-18

Candidates can check the complete information of PhD Admission 2017 such as application procedure, eligibility criteria and other information on this page below.


IIT Dharwad

Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad) is a premier Science and Technology Institute established in 2016 under the mentorship of IIT Bombay. The institute is set up with the objectives of making available facilities for higher education, research and training in various fields of Science and Technology.


The PhD Program

The Doctoral Program (PhD) is being introduced by the Departments of Bio-Sciences and Bio-Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science &Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Physics from the Spring Semester of academic year 2017-18



General eligibility criterion for admission across all the departments:

Engineering – M. Tech. or equivalent degree

Basic Science – M. Phil./M.Tech. or equivalent B. Tech./B. E./ M. Sc. or equivalent [Marks: 60% (55% for SC/ST candidates) OR CPI/CGPA: 6.0 (5.5 for SC/ST candidates) on the scale of 10]

Humanities and Social Sciences – M. Phil or equivalent M. A. or equivalent (Marks: 55% (50% for SC/ST candidates) OR CPI/CGPA: 5.5 (5.0 for SC/ST candidates) on the scale of 10)

Additional Requirements – Qualifying score (not necessarily valid) in one of the national level examinations (GATE, NET etc.) is desirable

In addition to the general eligibility criterion, the applicant must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified, if any, in the respective departments. Further, the eligibility criteria for financial support for specific category has to be satisfied.

Candidates in the final year of their qualifying degree programmay also apply. However, these candidates may be admitted provided they graduate before the beginning of the PhD Program

Requirement of First Class/60%/CPI of 6.0 on the scale of 10 for PG admissions at IIT Dharwad:
For General/OBC Category candidates and/or for candidates where no concession in academic performance is called for, the First Class/60%/CPI of 6.0 on the scale of 10 in the qualifying degree examas the eligibility requires meeting ANY ONE of the following criteria:
1. a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate or as specified by the university (any one of them)
2. a First Class as specified by the university (higher of 60% or the percentage specified by the university for First Class will be considered)
3. a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) or Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 6.0 on the scale of 10; with corresponding proportional requirements when the scales are other than on 10, (for example, 4.8 on a scale of 8)

Fellowship Award (FA)
These students are financially supported under various Govt. / Semi Govt. schemes like CSIR, UGC, DAE, DST, DBT, NBHM, PMRF or DST INSPIRE etc. and some other organizations. The admission procedure and other requirements are same as applicable to TA.

Sponsored Candidate (SW)
These students are sponsored by their employers for doing research work in the Institute. They are expected to be released for full-time course-work and research at the Institute for a minimum period of three years. Sponsorship letter (Appendix I) should be submitted at the time of written test and/or interview.
Admission Procedure
Admission is offered on the basis of an interview. The interview may be supplemented by a written and/or online test, if necessary. Merely satisfying the general eligibility criterion as well as criterion set for each admission category is no guarantee for being called for test/interview
Depending on the number of applications received and considering the constraints of time and other resources for conducting Written/online Test and Interview, the Academic Units may put additional academic performance based shortlisting criterion.



Important Guidelines for PhD Application

Please read the instructions given in the brochure carefully before filling up the application form. Online Application Form and the Information Brochure are available on the Institute website at the following link

You are required to submit the application ONLINE. No downloadable forms will be available. After filling the form, you are advised to take a print of your application and keep the same for the record

The application fee is as follows:
a. Women candidates: Rs.100/-
b. SC/ST/PwDCategory candidates: Rs.100/-
c. All other Candidates: Rs.200/-

The fee is to be paid by NEFT/RTGS Online Payment System

The details of the institute bank details areBANK: State Bank of India, Account Name: IIT Bombay (IIT Dharwad), Account No.: 35636327083, Branch: I.I.T. (Powai), IFSC: SBIN0001109, MICR: 400002034

The transaction details like: UTR/ITR/Transaction Number with date are to be necessarily provided in filling up the Online Application Form. The Application Form without valid online payment details will not be considered


Important Dates


Availability of online application forms: 18th November2017


Last Date for Submission of completed Application Forms: 03rd December2017

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