PhD Admission Jan2013 opened

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

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IIT Madras, inviting application for the post of Ph.D Programme

Complete information regarding Research at IIT-Madras, including fees, etc is available in the Brochure.

You will also find the information under various pages on this website

  1. Categories of Applications
  2. Areas of Research (by departments)
  3. Eligibility criteria for admission to various departments


Department Qualification
Aerospace Engg Master’s degree or its equivalent in Aerospace/Civil/Applied Mechanics/Mechanical or Master’s degree in Mathematics/ Physics and aptitude for research.Science Post-graduates should have exceptional merit and research or industrial experience in the appropriate field.Candidates with Master’s degree in other allied engineering specialisations can also be considered provided they have either basic degree in Aerospace Engineering OR at least five years experience in Aerospace industry/Research Organisation.
Applied Mechanics Solid Mechanics: Master’s degree in Civil/Aerospace/Mechanical/Naval Architecture Engineering or in related areas with an aptitude for research in Solid Mechanics.Fluid Mechanics: Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics/Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace Engineering/Chemical Engineering.Biomedical Engineering: Master’s degree in Civil/Mechanical/ Electrical/Biomedical Engineering/ Computer Science.
Bio Technology Masters Degree in Engineering / Pharmacy / Science.
Chemical Engg Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering or any other discipline of Engg. or Technology or equivalent.Science/Mathematics postgraduates to be considered should have exceptional merit and/or Research / Industrial experience in the appropriate field.BTech/BE in Chemical Engineering, allied disciplines (eg. petroleum,petrochemical, pharmaceutical, environmental, polymer, biochemical, biotechnology, electrochemical, instrumentation) and other disciplines of engineering/technology with exceptional merit can also be considered for direct PhD admissions.
Chemistry Master’s degree in Chemistry. M.Sc. in Physics or M.Tech degree holders with adequate background in Chemistry will also be considered.
Civil Engineering Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Ocean Engineering (including integrated M.Tech / M.E. degree) with First Class or equivalent grade for specialisation in Civil Engineering.n addition, the following non-Civil Engineering degrees qualification are also eligible for different specializations:Building Technology and Construction Management: Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering / Industrial Management / MBA after obtaining a basic degree in Civil Engineering with first class. First class Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture, Town and Country Planning.Geotechnical Engineering: Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics/Master’s degree in Mining Engineering with 2 years relevant experience.Environmental and Water Resources Engineering:M.Tech or M.S. or equivalent degree in Engineering Mechanics/Aerospace Engineering / Agricultural Engineering / Environmental Engineering, orM.Tech or M.S. or equivalent degree in Environmental Science & Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Biotechnology/Applied Geology.Environmental and Water Resources Engineering:M.Tech or M.S. or equivalent degree in Engineering Mechanics/Aerospace Engineering / Agricultural Engineering / Environmental Engineering, orM.Tech or M.S. or equivalent degree in Environmental Science & Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Biotechnology/Applied Geology.Structural Engineering: Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics / Aerospace Engineering / Naval Architecture /Mechanical/Architectural/Ocean Engineering/Master’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering with basic degree in Civil Engineering.Transportation Engineering: Master’s degree in Architecture/ Master’s degree in Town and Country Planning/Regional Planning/City Planning/Urban Engineering or 2 years full time Postgraduate Diploma in Town and Country Planning with specialization in Traffic and Transportation Planning of the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi / MBA after obtaining a basic degree in Civil Engineering withfirst class.
Computer Science Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology. Preference will be given to Engineering those with M.Tech/M.S degree in Computer Science & Engineering.
Elelctrical Engg Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)/ Electronics Engineering (Electronics and Communication Engineering) / Instrumentation Engineering.Those with Masters degree in Science, Mathematics or other Engineering areas may be eligible if they have excellent records, have cleared relavent qualifying exams and/or have five years of relavent industrial experience.Candidates with five or more years of experience in a reputed R&D lab may be eligible even without a masters degree, provided they can demonstrate their excellence in research.The department will examine your understanding and potential for research using a combination of written and oral evaluations.
Engineering Design Master’s degree in Aerospace, Automobile, Biomedical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Engineering Physics, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Naval Architecture, Production / Manufacturing Engineering, or Master’s degree in Design (M.Des.) or M.Tech (Industrial Mathematics.)
Humanities & Social Science Master’s degree or equivalent with a First Class or a minimum of 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale or 60% aggregate marks in Commerce or a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in Humanities and Social Sciences and allied areas.
Management Studies Masters degree or equivalent PG Diploma or Associateship in a relevant discipline, and a Bachelor’s degree with a good academic record OR Five year integrated masters degree / dual degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline with a good academic record, ANDQualifying in national level examinations such as JMET /CAT /XAT /MAT /ATMA /GATE /UGC or CSIR / NET / JRF or Lectureship or equivalent or international level post graduate admission examination such as GMAT / GRE or equivalent.At least 5 years of managerial experience in lieu of the above examination. (This clause is only for Non-HTRA candidates)Master’s degree in Engineering / Technology with a good academic record or a Master’s degree by Research in Engineering / Technology in a relevant discipline are exempted from qualifying in National level examinations.
Mathematics Master’s Degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Physics/Computer Science with GATE/UGC/CSIR/NBHM or M.Tech (Industrial Mathematics & Scientific Computing) or any M.Tech degree with Master’s degree in Mathematics/Physics/Statistics/ Computer Science.
Mechanical Engg Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Automotive Engine Tech, Bio-Medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Energy Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Instrumentation, Maintenance Management,Metallurgical Engineering, Production/ Manufacturing Engineering/Agricultural Engineering and in related areas depending on the research topics
Metallurgical & Materials Master’s degree or equivalent in Metallurgical Engineering or Engineering other appropriate branch of Engineering/Technology. Science postgraduates to be considered should have exceptional merit and research or industrial experience in the appropriate field.
Ocean Engg Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology and preference to those with Master’s degree in Ocean Engineering.
Physics M.Sc/M.Sc (Tech) in Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science/M.Tech (Solid State Technology)/M.Tech (Materials Science) or equivalent.Students who get CGPA of 8.0 and above in M.Sc degree from IIT Madras are also eligible for admission to Ph.D programme in Science
How to apply

Candidate should submit their original mark /grade sheets along with provisional certificates at the time of admission .They should also produce their required degree certificate for having passed the qualifying examination with in three months from the date of registration ie 30th Sept 2012

Important Dates

Registration of Application forms will be open 23/09/2012
last Date for Registration of Application through online 19/10/2012
Interview and or Test 12/11/2012 to 17/11/2012
Selelction Candidate to Join on 19/12/2012


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