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for students from SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PwD categories

IIT Gandhinagar invites applications from highly motivated students from SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PwD categories for admission to its Ph.D. programme for the academic year 2024-25 (Semester I).

Currently, we offer Ph.D. programme in Biological Sciences and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Earth Sciences, Earth Systems Science, Archaeological Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Society & Culture, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics.

Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable matches of interests.

PhD Programmes

  • Biological Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Computer Science & Engineering, and
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Earth Sciences, Earth Systems Science,
    and Archaeological Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Humanities & Social Sciences, and
  • Society & Culture
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics


Financial support of up to INR 2 lakh is available for full time students for presenting
their research work at

international conferences.

A support of up to US $12,500 may be considered for full time PhD students for doing
research work at the best Universities/Labs abroad for a period of 4 to 6 months.

  • Learn from world-class faculty recruited from the best institutions from around the world.
  • Be in an intellectually rich research environment.
  • Study a diverse range of courses that provide depth and breadth.
  • Enjoy a safe and vibrant campus life.

Selected students may also choose to join from the summer of AY 2023-24

For more information about research focus areas iitgn.ac.in/admissions/specialdrive


Eligibility Criteria

At least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech./BS (IISc, IISER)/BS-MS (IISER) or equivalent degree in appropriate branches. Above mentioned eligibility criteria is minimum at Institute level.

For discipline wise minimum eligibility criteria, please click here. The disciplines may use higher cut off levels for short listing besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria.

Admission Categories: 

  • Regular(RR): Fulltime residential research candidate.

Financial Support

Students joining the Ph.D. program as regulars (RR) may be considered for the Institute Fellowship (subjected to availability of fund) based on the following norms:

  1. Candidates with qualifications in any of the points (a-f) mentioned below are eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs. 37,000/-.
    • a). Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET/GATE Qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Courses (B.Tech/B.E.) with NET/GATE Qualification or Postgraduate Degree in Professional Courses (M.Tech/M.E. etc)
    • b). BTech degree from a CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institute) with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10).
    • c). MSc/MA from IITs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
    • d). BS from IISc with CPI at least 6.4 (on a scale of 8)
    • e). BS-MS from IISERs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
    • f). BS from IISERs with CPI at least 8.0 (on a scale of 10)
  2. After successful completion of two years in a regular Ph.D. programme, a Ph.D. candidate may be eligible for a monthly fellowship of Rs. 42,000/-

Admission Procedure

Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview, which is supplemented by a written test if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and/or interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview.

In addition to the announced admission cycles with prescribed deadline of application, the Institute also considers applications any time of the year in case of exceptional candidates. Based on the qualifications of the candidates and the need of the discipline concerned, applications received are processed through duly constituted selection committees at regular intervals.

Application Procedure

All applications must be submitted online. If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application for each discipline. After successful submission of the application form, you will receive an application number and a link to download the application form. Please save the application form. You need to furnish hardcopy of the application form and self attested copies of all the relevant documents at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected

Application Fees: Rs. 150/- (SC/ST/PWD Category) and Rs. 300/- (OBC)
You NEED NOT send the hard-copy of the application form.

Important Dates

Application Opens January 24, 2024
Application Deadline March 21, 2024
Announcement of Shortlist (Tentative) April 3, 2024
Interviews and/or written test 8-22 April 2024
Announcement of Results (Tentative) May 15, 2024


* The exact date/time for the written examinations and/or interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates by the respective department/academic office .

Application Deadline: March 21, 2024


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