Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur IITK Admissions 2019 for Ph.D Programme


Are you looking for admissions in IITK? Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur IITK has announced admissions to the Ph.D programme in various disciplines. Last date to apply online is 22nd October 2018. Check out more information like course details, eligibility, selection procedure, admission process, important dates etc.

About Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur IITK was established in the year 1951. It is first of the chain of Indian Institute of Technology IITs and it is one of the well known and reputed technological institutes in India. It has best infrastructure and provides facilities like central library, gymkhana, hostel, ATM, banking services, gymnasium, photography club, music club, fine arts club, yoga club, publicity club, astronomy club etc.



Admissions 2019

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITK) has announced admissions to the Ph. D programme (minimum 3 years and maximum 8 years from the date of enrollment) for the academic year 2018 - 2019 in all disciplines of Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Regional Planning, Science, Rural Development, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law and Management under regular, Individual fellowship (CSIR/ UGC/ DBT/ ICMR/ INSPIRE etc), sponsored Ph.D through project, B.Tech from IIT, Working professionals categories.

Research areas

Below are the different centres, departments and schools in IITK where various research areas are available:

Departments:: Agricultural and Food Engineering, Bio Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture and Regional Planning, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Geology and Geophysics, Mathematics, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Metallurgical and Material Engineering, Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture.

Centres: Advanced Technology Development, Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Science, Centre for Educational Technology, Centre for Theoretical Studies, Cryogenic Engineering, Centre for Computational and Data Sciences, Rural Development, Materials Science, Rubber Technology.

Schools: School of Water Resources, Vinod Gupta School of Management, School of Medical Science and Technology, Subir Chowdary School of Quality and Reliability, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property law, G.S Sanyal School of Telecommunication, Energy Science and Engineering, Bio Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Nano Science and Technology, Ranbir anf Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management, Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for Ph.D programme in IITK have to satisfy the below mentioned minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must possess minimum 60% of marks in the qualifying exam in science/ engineering/ management/ commerce/ law or equivalent. OR
  • Candidates who have secured minimum 55% of marks in the qualifying exam in Social science/ humanities/ MBBS degree or equivalent.


Minimum qualifying degree required is

  • M.Tech/ MS/ ME/ M.Sc. (Engineering)/ M.Arch./ Master of City Planning MCP/ Master of Regional Planning MRP/ M.Phil (2 years course)/ MBA/ PG Diploma in Management (2 years course after B.Tech/ M.Sc./ MA/ M.Com)/ LLM (2 years course after 10 +2 and Integrated LLB or 10+2+3 and LLB) or a degree equivalent to mentioned courses.
  • or
  • B.Tech/ B.E/ B.Sc. (Engineering)/ B.Arch/ M.Sc./ M.A/ M.Phil (1 year course)/ MBA/ PG Diploma in Management (2 years course after BA/ B.Sc./ B.Com)/ MBBS with 1 year internship/ 5 year Integrated LLB after 10+2/ 3 year LLB after 10+2+3/ one year LLM after minimum 5 year LLB course or a degree equivalent to mentioned courses.


Selection procedure

Selection of candidates for admission to the Ph.D programme in IITK is done based on candidates overall academic performance, written or computer test and Interview. This will be recommended by the DAC (PG & R) - Departmental Academic Committee (Post-Graduate and Research) of the concerned centre or department.



Application process

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to apply online at website: "https://erp.iitkgp.ac.in/IITKGPApplications/index". Online submission of applications will start from 9th September 2018. Candidates need to pay the application fee of Rs. 1000/- (for OBC/ Unreserved/ Transgender candidates) and Rs. 500/- (for SC/ ST/ PwD/ Women candidates) through online payment gateway only. After final submission of application candidates need to take the print out of the online application for future requirement. Last date to submit online applications is 22nd October 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be informed through email about test and interview details.

Further contact details


  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    Kharagpur,
    West Bengal,
    India
    Phone: +91-3222-255221
    Email: asregpgr@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
    Website: http://www.iitkgp.ac.in


Important dates to remember

  • Start date of online application: 9th September 2018
  • Last date for submission of online application: 22nd October 2018
  • Last date for receipt of hard copy of application at Academic section (only sponsored category): 26th October 2018
  • Dates of test and interview in respective departments/ centres/ schools for shortlisted candidates: 28th, 29th, 30th November 2018, 3rd , 4th December 2018 at 9 AM
  • Date of issue of offer letters to the selected candidate: 14th December 2018
  • Date of Admission: 2nd January 2019

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