Applications invited for Ph.D and MS (Research) 2017-2018 at IIT Palakkad

Searching for the eligibility for Ph.D in Sciences/Engineering for the academic year 2017-2018 at IIT Palakkad? Want to know how to apply for Ph.D and MS(Research) 2017-2018 at IIT Palakkad? Check out this article to clear all your queries regarding Ph.D and MS(Research) 2017-2018 at IIT Palakkad.

The Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, also known as IIT Palakkad is a famous engineering institutes in India established by the Government of India. Currently, the campus for IIT Palakkad is located inside the scenic Ahalya Integrated Campus, Kozhipara, Palakkad, 678557, Kerala state, India. This is a residential institute that provides on campus accommodation to all the students in their own hostels. For details regarding hostel fees, you can check in the official website of IIT Palakkad, mentioned at the end of this post. The Institute provides sports facilities for football, cricket, volleyball and basketball as well as there is a good boxing area. In addition, a gymnasium with various equipment is provided for the students. The other facilities include medical services, banks and restaurants Now the latest news regarding IIT Palakkad is that it has invited applications from eligible candidates for the MS(Research) and Ph.D programs starting July 2017. Other scholarships like UGC-JRF, CSIR-JRF, ICMR, ICAR & AICTE etc. are also be available for those candidates who have qualified in these schemes and got admission. But remember that the amount of fellowship will be given only according to the norms of the funding agency. Anyway lets have a look at the Ph.D and MS(Research) 2017-2018 at IIT Palakkad.

Application fees

  • GN/OBC-NCL male candidates: Rs.100
  • GN/OBC-NCL female candidates : Rs.50
  • SC/ST and PwD candidates: Rs.50

Where to get online application form?

The online application form is available at IIT Palakkad website mentioned as

Can a candidate apply for more than one department?

Yes, a candidate can apply for more than one department but the maximum number he/she can apply is 3.

Will there be any financial assistance?

Full time scholars admitted to Ph.D. and M.S programs in IIT Palakkad are eligible for the half time Teaching/Research Assistantship (HTRA) for which they need to work for 8 hours per week in the institute to earn this assistantship. Normally the work involved will be assistance in teaching/research and this will be mainly assigned by the Institute.

Selection process

Candidates with minimum educational qualification and those who satisfy additional criteria will be called for an interview and/or test by the Selection Committee.But in the case of candidates who have obtained PG degree 10 years earlier as on the last date prescribed for receipt of the completed application form, a departmental test will be conducted. In the case of foreign nationals, their applications will be considered without a personal interview / test .The final list of candidates will be made based on the academic record and the performance in the interview and/or test.

Eligibility for Ph.D and MS(Research) courses 2017-2018 at IIT Palakkad

  • Ph.D in Engineering:
    (a) A candidate having good academic record in Master's degree in Engineering/Technology OR a Master's degree by Research in Engineering/Technology can apply for this program.

    (b) Candidates with Master's degree in Sciences with a good academic record and with a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR NET/NBHM or equivalent qualification in the relevant area are eligible for this program.

    (c)Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology from a Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) and with a minimum CGPA of 8/10 are eligible for this program. In the case of OBC-NCL, the CGPA required is 7.5/10 and for SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is 7/10.
  • Ph.D in Sciences:
    A candidate with Master's degree in Sciences and a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR-NET/NBHM or equivalent qualification can apply for this program. Those with Master's degree holders in Engineering/Technology are also eligible to apply for this program. But for candidates who have qualified for the award of Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology from a Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) with an exceptionally good academic record in an eligible discipline will be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. in Sciences provided they must have a minimum CGPA of 8/10. In the case of OBC-NCL, CGPA is 7.5/10, but for SC/ST/PwD candidates, only 7/10 is required
  • Eligibility for MS(Research) programs:
    A candidate with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology/Master's degree in Science with valid GATE score can apply for this program. Those having associate membership are also be eligible for M.S. program provided they should have a valid GATE score and have passed both part A and part B of the Membership examinations with a good academic record OR if you are an Engineering graduates from IITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTI) with a minimum CGPA of 8/10 you can seek admission, without GATE score, to the MS Program. In the case of OBC-NCL, the CGPA is 7.5/10 and for SC/ST/PwD candidates, the score required is 7/10

Important dates

  • Last date for submitting online application form: 15 April 2017
  • Date of interview and test: May 8- 13, 2017
  • Date of publishing selection list: May 19, 2017
  • Last date of issuing admission letters: June 16, 2017
  • Joining date: July 17, 2017
  • Date of orientation: July 19, 2017
  • Date of photo session and data entry: July 21, 2017

How to reach IIT Palakkad?

IIT Palakkad is located at Kozhippara in Kerala, India. You can travel in car via Palakkad - Pollachi Rd OR via Palakkad - Malampuzha Rd and NH544. It takes about 40-48 minutes to cover that 25-30 km.

IIT Palakkad contact information

Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad,
Ahalia Integrated Campus,
Kozhippara P. O,
Pin: 678557
Phone: 04923 226 501/300

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