Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Gandhi Nagar PhD Programme 2021-2022

Are you looking for admission to PhD programme? Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar has released an official notification and invited applications for PhD Admissions 2021-22. Eligible candidates can apply for the PhD programme in various disciplines. To read the details of the PhD programme, eligibility, financial support, application and admission procedure, please read this article.

About IIT Gandhi Nagar

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar (IITG), located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is a premier institute and also one of the Institute of National Importance declared by the Government of India. It is one of the eight newly established IITs in 2008 and being mentored by IIT Mumbai. IITG offers undergraduate, graduate education and PhD programmes in various disciplines. Currently, IIT Gandhinagar is looking for highly motivated research scholars who wish to join a PhD programme for the session 2021-2022.

PhD Research Areas Available at IIT Gandhi Nagar

The IIT Gandhi Nagar is offering PhD in the following research areas:

PhD Admission Categories

At IIT Gandhi Nagar, the candidates can take admission in two categories:
  1. Regular Research(RR): In this category, the candidates who join the PhD programme will be fulltime research candidate and will have to stay at the campus.
  2. Continuing Doctoral Programme (CDP): The candidates who are working anywhere i.e. as faculty or in industry, can apply in this category. In the CDP programme initially, the candidate will have to fulfil the residency requirement of 90 days in the first year. Admission will be confirmed only after the successful completion of the first year. Later, he/she has to complete a course work of two years and will have to stay at the campus during this period, and thereafter he/she may go back to the parent organisation for further thesis work.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance to the PhD Scholars

At IIT Gandhi Nagar, the Regular research (RR) candidates will receive Institute Fellowship. There are the following slabs:
  1. The students who have the below-mentioned qualification will be paid Rs. 31,000 monthly.
    Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science+ NET/GATE
    B.Tech/BE+ NET/GATE
  2. The candidates who will possess research experience of two or more years in addition to the qualifications mention at sr. no. 1. above will receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 35,000/-.
  3. Apart from the Institute Fellowship, several other scholarships are available. Student can check their eligibility by visiting the Official website of IIT Gandhi Nagar or the link provided at the end of this article.

Eligibility Requirements

Admission seekers must visit the official website of IIT Gandhi Nagar and read the instructions carefully before applying. The candidates are suggested to check the eligibility criteria provided in the official notification also. The candidates wishing to join the PhD course at IIT Gandhi Nagar must possess minimum eligibility conditions and hold a Post Graduate Degree such as MA or MSc or B.Tech or M.Tech or any other equivalent degree from a recognised university with at least 55 per cent marks or 5.5 CPI marks.
Minimum eligibility criteria for different discipline may change and the cut off level may be higher for shortlisting of the candidates. Relaxations to the SC/ST/PD candidates will be given as per the reservation policy of GoI.

Admission Procedure

Admission of the candidates to the PhD programmes will be done based on their performance in the written test conducted by Institute. The written test will be conducted through online mode only. The date and time of the written test will be shared with the candidates separately.
The candidates who will qualify written test will be called for an interview. Only a limited number of candidate will be called for written test or interview based on their academic records and other documents submitted with the application such as a statement of purpose etc. The final selection of the candidates will be based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.

Key Dates

Last Date to Submit Application: 27 March 2021
Announcement of Shortlist: 5 April 2021 (tentative)
Date of Online Interviews: 8-14 April 2021 (tentative)

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Palaj, Gandhinagar - 382355,
Gujarat, India
Phone: 079-2395- 2053/ 2054
Official Website:
Admission Portal:


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