Admission at IIT Kanpur - Ph.D. HSS: Economics, English, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology

Admission at IIT Kanpur - Ph.D. (HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES): Economics, English (Literature and Linguistics), Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for admission for the session commencing from July 2010.

Minimum Qualification:

Ph.D. (Sciences & HSS): M.Sc./M.A. degree in respective or allied area with a valid GATE/UGC/CSIR score.

General Information:

Financial aid (Assistantship/Scholarship) is provided for M.Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc.-Ph.D. (Dual Degree) Programmes. Tuition fee waiver of 50 percent as provided for M.Sc. (2 Yrs)/M.Sc-Ph.D. (Dual Degree) students after first Semester. Sponsored and part-time candidates are also considered for M.Tech., M.Des. and Ph.D. Programmes. Sponsored candidates do not require GATE qualification. Several attractive Fellowships from Industries/DAE are also available. Guidelines for sponsored and part-time candidates are available in the Information Brochure.


Reservations will be 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 27% for OBC (non creamy layer) for the year 2010-11. Also upto 3% reservation shall apply as per Government of India rules for persons with physical disability (PD).

How to Apply:

Application forms and detailed information can be obtained free of charge from the Assistant Registrar (Academic), IIT Kanpur, Kanpur - 208 016 personally or by sending the request for the same along with a self-addressed and stamped (Rs.30) cloth-lined envelope of 23 cm × 17 cm with a clear identification for the programme applied for.
Separate application must be sent for each programme.
Last date for postal requests for Application Forms and Information Brochure is April 09, 2010. Forms can be obtained personally from the Academic Section upto April 16, 2010. Photocopies or forms downloaded from the website are also acceptable. The Application form and Information Brochure will be made available from 15th March, 2010.

Last date for receipt of completed application form:

April 16, 2010
Admission to M.Sc.(2 yrs) & M.Sc. – Ph.D. (Dual Degree)
M.Sc.(2yrs): Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics
M.Sc.-Ph.D. (Dual Degree): Physics

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