IIT Kharagpur Notification
IIT Kharagpur invites applications for the Joint Masters and PhD programme in Engineering and City Planning for the admission year 2011-2012. This progrmamme encourages bright and motivated student to enroll themselves for PhD after completion of first year of MTech/MCP programme.
Under this programme, at the end of first year, interested students having CGPA 8.0 and above are eligible to appear for written test and/or interview to judge their suitability to enroll for PhD.

Those who do not qualify for PhD can continue with their two-year MTech/MCP programme.

Students selected for PhD will have to complete the two year academic requirements of MTech/MCP programme before enrolment for PhD. For these students the MTech/MCP and PhD degree will be awarded together upon successful completion of PhD.
The programme is open to students of all categories with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/MSc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE etc.) and having a valid GATE score. Seats are reserved for OBC/SC/ST candidates and persons with disability (PD) as per Government of India rules.


The programme is open to candidates of all categorities with Batchelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / MSc or equivalent professional degrees (AMIE, etc.) and having a valid GATE score. Candidates must have a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent CGPA) in the Final Qualifying Examination for GN/OBC Categories and 55% marks (or equivalent CGPA) for SC/ST Categories. All selected candidates have to produce the certificate with regard to the marks secured in the final qualifying examiniation by 31 October, 2011. Seats are reserved for OBC/SC/ST candidates and persons with disability (PD) as per Government of India rules.


Selection is based on performance in GATE and Personal Interview of short-listed candidates. Marks obtained in GATE and in personal interview will have 70% and 30% weightage respectively. Personal interview will be held to test the following: (a) Motivation and aptitude for the programme (b) Oral communication skills (c) Skills in basic science, engineering, and relevant areas.
Personal interviews will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur
Applicants with professional qualifications or with XE/XL paper in GATE and short-listed sponsored candidates need to qualify through personal interviews and/or test at IIT Kharagpur

Important Note:
A candidate who fails to appear for the personal interview will not be considered for admission.

Sponsored Candidates

An applicant employed in an industry or any other recognized organization/institution with at least two years of experience are eligible for admission to the Joint MTech/MCP-PhD programmes provided the applicant is sponsored by the employer. The applicant should have scored at least 60% marks (or equivalent CGPA) for GN/OBC Categories, 55% marks (or equivalent CGPA) for SC/ST Categories and 55% marks (or equivalent CGPA) for Master’s degree holders in Arts or Social Science subjects) in the qualifying degree examination. NET qualified applicants are eligible for admission to MCP Programme. For sponsored applicants GATE score is not mandatory and they are not eligible for assistantship.


Students in the two-year MTech/MCP programme receive an assistantship of Rs. 8000 p.m. Students selected for the PhD Programme will receive assistantship of Rs. 12000 p.m. in the second year of their study, and Rs. 14000 p.m. after enrolment for PhD.

Application Fee

The application fee is Rs. 300/- for GN/OBC Candidates and Rs. 150/- for PD/SC/ST Candidates. Female candidates are not required to pay any application fee.

Application Procedure

Application for Joint M.Tech/MCP-PhD Programmes is to be submitted only by an ONLINE process by accessing the website. http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/mtech from 23 March 2011 to 16 April 2011. The candidate should first pay the Application Fee by obtaining a Demand Draft drawn in favour of IIT Kharagpur on any nationalized bank payable at Kharagpur, West Bengal. The draft details are required while filling up the ONLINE application form. Candidates are required to take a print of the ONLINE application form after successful submission of data. The printed form, with candidate’s signature and photograph along with the Demand Draft, copy of GATE score card and relevant certificates for OBC/SC/ST/PD (as applicable) must be sent by Speed Post so as to reach The Chairman, GATE, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302 by 23 April 2011.

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