IntroductionSet up in 2013, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati is an Institute of National Importance as declared by the Government of India. The IIITG has released the notification for admission to the Ph.D. program of the Institute for the year 2021. The Ph.D. programs will be offered in the following disciplines: Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), and Mathematics. For the specific areas of research under each discipline as well as the number of seats available for each area of research, please refer to the official notification (the link for that is given at the end of this article).
It must be noted that in the case of those candidates who have a B.Tech/MA/MSc, students who have cleared NET/GATE/JRF will be given preference. In the case of candidates from the ST/SC/PwD categories, there will be a relaxation of 0.5 CPI or 5% in the minimum mark required. Also please note that merely clearing the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission as the selection will be based on academic performance and the number of seats available.
Application processThe interested students have to apply online for the program. To apply online, the following steps have to be followed:
Categories of studentsRegular students: In this case, the student is expected to be engaged full-time in the Ph.D. coursework. He/she may get a scholarship or assistance, or the student's study may be self-financed.
Sponsored (full-time): In this case, the student is sponsored by a recognized R&D organization, academic institution, etc. The student must have a professional experience of at least one year in the relevant field and should be able to produce documents to that effect. Sponsored students will not be eligible for assistance/fellowship.
Part-time: In this case, the student is a professionally employed person who pursues the Ph.D. while being employed. Again a professional experience of one year is needed. A No Objection Certificate is also necessary.
Fee structureThe tuition fee per semester is Rs 5,000. The Institute caution fee (which is a one-time payment) is Rs 5,000 as well. Please note that if the student joins the hostel, then the hostel fee of Rs 12,500 has to be paid for each semester based on when the student joins the hostel.
We hope that the interested students found this article useful. If you have any further queries, then please refer to the official notification. The notification can be accessed through the following URL: http://iiitg.ac.in/files/PhD_details_January_2021.pdf. Please also check the official website of IIITG for any new notifications related to the program that might be released in the future.