PhD and MS admissions Jan 2021 open at IIT Tirupati


Are you looking for admission in PhD or MS programme at an IIT? Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Tirupati has announced admission in PhD in Engineering and Science and MS by Research programmes. Read this article to know the details of the courses, eligibility criteria, the application process, etc.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Tirupati, is one of the leading institutes of National Importance located in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. IIT Tirupati has released the official notification for admission in PhD & MS programmes for January 2021 semester. The candidates will also get financial Assistance /Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship (HTRA) as per the norms of MHRD or other funding agency.

PhD Research Areas


Categories of Admission in PhD

(a) Regular full-time scholars
(b) Sponsored Research scholars

Sponsored candidates will join under the external registration programme. Their course will be sponsored by their employers (institute/organisation/industry/ any national laboratory etc.). These candidates will carry out their research work in their institute/organisation/industry under the guidance of a guide from their organisation and a guide from IIT Tirupati.
Sponsored candidates must have a minimum of two years' experience in the parent organization.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for PhD (Engineering)
  1. The candidates wish to get admission in PhD Engineering must have a post-graduate degree in Engineering/Technology or a post-graduate degree by Research in Engineering/Technology.
  2. The candidate must have a good academic track record.
  3. Candidates who are having a Master's degree in Sciences and have exceptional merit and a good academic record can also apply for the relevant discipline of Engineering.
  4. Candidates who have obtained a BE or B.Tech degree from a Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) with at least 8/10 CGPA and with an exceptionally good academic track record will also be eligible for direct admission to PhD.
  5. They must have qualified any of the national level exams such as UGC/CSIR-NET/NBHM and should have a valid GATE score card or equivalent qualification in the relevant area tenable for the year of registration.

Eligibility for PhD (Sciences)
  1. The candidates must have a Master's degree in Sciences. Those who have a Master's degree in Engineering or Technology are also eligible to apply.
  2. The candidates who have a degree in ME/M.Tech or MS by Research in Engineering or 2 years M.Sc from IITs (entry through JAM) with CGPA 8.0 and above can also apply for admission in PhD Science.
  3. They must have a good academic record.
  4. They must have a valid GATE score or qualified any national level exam /fellowships such as UGC/CSIR-NET/NBHM/INSPIRE/JEST or equivalent qualification in the relevant area tenable for the current year.
  5. Candidates who have obtained a BE or B.Tech degree from a Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) with at least 8/10 CGPA and with an exceptionally good academic track record will also be eligible for direct admission to PhD in Science. and they can be offered HTRA if selected. Besides, the candidates having a 5 year integrated BS+MS degree from CFTI are also accepted.

Master of Science (By Research)

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering

Category of Admission in MS by Research

(a) Regular full-time scholars.
(b) Sponsored Research scholars.

Sponsored candidates will join under the external registration programme. Their course will be sponsored by their employers (institute/organisation/industry/ any national laboratory etc.). These candidates will carry out their research work in their institute/organisation/industry under the guidance of a guide from their organisation and a guide from IIT Tirupati.
Sponsored candidates must have a minimum of two years' experience in the parent organization.

Eligibility (MS by Research)
  1. Candidates who wish to apply for MS by Research must have a BE or B.Tech or MCA or MSc in the relevant area.
  2. They must have a valid GATE score.
  3. Candidates having Associate Membership of the professional bodies such as The Institution of Engineers (India), The Institute of Electronics and Tele-Communications Engineering are also eligible for admission. They must have a valid GATE score with a good academic record.
    Candidates who have obtained a BE or B.Tech degree from IITs or Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI) with at least 8/10 CGPA will also be eligible for admission to MS by Research programme and they can be offered HTRA if selected.
  4. Sponsored candidates must have the same qualification as regular students, however, valid GATE score is not required.

Note: The candidates who are supposed to complete their qualifying degree before 31-Dec-2020 can also apply. They will have to submit their original mark-sheets/Grade cards and provisional certificates at the time of admission and produce required qualifying degree certificate by 31.12.2020.

Reservation of Seats

Reservations will apply to the candidates bonging to Scheduled Cast(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Economically Weaker Section(EWS)/Other Backward Cast-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)/PwD candidates as per Govt. of India rules.

Application Procedure

  1. The candidates should visit the official website of IIT Tirupati and read the admission brochure carefully before applying.
  2. The application is to be filled in online mode only, and online application form can be filled at the Institute online portal.
  3. All the academic and other required documents like valid OBC-NCL/EWS Certificate or community certificate etc.
  4. must be scanned and merged to a single PDF file and uploaded with the online application. Originals of all the documents must be produced at the time of physical document verification.
  5. After filling the form, click on submit button. Upon submission, a printout should be taken and must keep it for records.

Required Documents for Verification

A. At the time of Written Test/Interview

The candidates must bring the following documents at the time of Interview and/or Written Test and submit a scanned single pdf file.
  • Copy of application submitted.
  • All the academic mark sheets /provisional or degree certificates from SSC/10th onwards.
  • Community Certificate issued by the respective State Government (in the case of SC/EWS/ST/OBC-NCL candidates).
  • Certificate with disability descriptions from authorised Doctor (in the case of Person with Disabled (PwD) candidates).
  • Proof/scorecard of GATE exam qualified or UGC-JRF/UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR/ DAE-JEST or any other fellowship award letter.

B. At the time of Admission

The candidates must bring the following documents at the time of admission and submit a scanned single pdf file.
  • Offer letter of admission
  • Birth Certificate
  • PAN No.
  • Aadhar No.
  • SSLC/SSC/Matriculation certificate (first page of Copy of the submitted application form)
  • Proof/scorecard of GATE exam qualified or UGC-JRF/UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR/ DAE-JEST or any other fellowship award letter (original)
  • All the academic mark sheets /provisional or degree certificates/Grade cards/Course completion certificate of all the semesters from SSC/10th onwards (original)
  • Community Certificate issued by the respective State Government (in the case of SC/EWS/ST/OBC-NCL candidates)
  • Relieving letter or Resignation acceptance letter issued by the employer (in the case of fulltime employed candidates)

Application Fee Details

The application fee is to be paid through online payment mode only. Application fee once paid is non-refundable. The application fee is as follows:
General /EWS/OBC-NCL Male candidates: Rs.100/-
General /OBC-NCL Female candidates: Rs.50/-
SC/ST and PwD candidates: Rs.50/-

Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be done based on the written test or interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test /interview. The candidates must check the website of IIT Tirupati for any update or announcement. During the written test or interview, the candidates must bring with them a printed copy of the application that they submitted online. The candidates must carry original certificates and photocopies of the relevant certificates with them.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance will be given to the selected students as per MHRD norms. Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship (HTRA) will be provided to regular students admitted to PhD and MS programmes. To be eligible for HTRA, they will have to fulfil the following requirements:
  • They should work for at least 8 hours per week for the Institute like teaching/research, and the work assigned by the Institute.
  • Renewal of assistantship will be based on the satisfactory performance and progress in research work. It will be renewed every semester.
  • The candidates who have the qualified fellowship of UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/ ICMR/AICTE etc. may also avail the fellowship as per the norms of the funding agency.

Important Dates

Opening date for online application: 17.11.2020 (Tuesday)
Submission Deadline: The last date for submission of applications is 06 December 2020 (Sunday).
Written test/ Interview: Chemistry–19.12.2020 to 21.12.2020
Physics–21.12.2020 to 22.12.2020
Civil & Environmental Engineering–14.12.2020
Other Engineering Departments–12.12.2020 to 19.12.2020
Announcement of Results: Next Day of the Interview
Joining date of the candidate: 04.01.2021 (Monday)

Contact Details

  • Temporary Campus
    Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
    Tirupati–Renigunta Road,
    Settipalli Post,
    Tirupati–517 506,
    Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh
  • Permanent Campus
    Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (Transit Campus)
    Yerpedu–Venkatagiri Road, Yerpedu Post,
    Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh - 517619
  • Admissions Enquiry: 0877-250-3508
  • Email: iittirupati@iittp.ac.in
  • Website: https://www.iittp.ac.in


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