Monday, March 12, 2012

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGn), Ph.D Admissions 2012

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGn)

Ph.D Admissions 2012

Applications are invited for Ph. D. programme for Academic year 2012-13.

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGn) is one of the new IITs started in the academic year 2008-09. The Institute is located at Chandkheda, which is about a 15-minute drive from both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Ahmedabad is known for its excellent infrastructure with thriving industries, prestigious academic and research institutes, and an ambiance that encourages excellence and entrepreneurship. Currently the Institute is functioning from the premises of the Vishwakarma Government Engineering College.

The Institute has excellent facilities in terms of classrooms, laboratory spaces, faculty offices, etc. IIT Gandhinagar currently offers a 4-year B. Tech. programme in Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and an M. Tech. programme in Chemical and Civil Engineering. In addition, the Institute offers the students the option to do a Minor in Computer Science or Management along with their B. Tech. degrees. It also offers Ph.D. progammes in several disciplines in Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, and Metallurgy & Materials Science), Sciences (Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) and Humanities & Social Sciences (Cognitive Science, Economics/Finance, English, Philosophy and Sociology). Starting July 2011, the Institute is introducing a futuristic undergraduate curriculum keeping in mind the urgent need to develop engineers and problem solvers for the 21st century.

The Institute currently has 493 students (434 undergraduate, 14 M. Tech. and 45 Ph. D.), 60 faculty members and 66 staff members.

IIT Gandhinagar is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join us as PhD scholars. Currently, we offer PhD programme in several disciplines in Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Materials Science and Engineering), Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and Humanities & Social Sciences (Cognitive Science, English, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology). Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable match of interest. Prospective candidates should consult the project profiles of faculty members before applying for PhD program.

IIT Gandhinagar also offers a Start Early PhD Fellowship with additional financial support for exceptionally qualified undergraduate students wishing to start on a direct PhD programme. Please refer to the general information enclosed below and the Start Early application form for additional details.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria
At least 55% marks in MA/MSc/B.Tech/M.Tech or equivalent degree in appropriate branches. Above mentioned eligibility criterion is the minimum; individual disciplines may use higher cut off levels for short listing. Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria.

Course Work Requirement
IIT Gandhinagar strongly believes in value addition through course work. There is a significant amount of course work a PhD student needs to do depending on his/her background.

Residential Requirement
PhD programme is fully residential. The regular candidates will have to stay on campus. For external candidate the minimum residential requirement is normally one year. For candidates under Faculty Development Program, currently 2 years of residency requirement after completion of 1 year of advanced admission is followed.

Maximum intake of PhD students for admissions in July 2012

Chemical Engineering 10
Chemistry 5
Civil Engineering 4
Computer Science & Engineering 2
Cognitive Science/Philosophy 1
Psychology 2
Sociology 2
Electrical Engineering 6
English 3
Mechanical Engineering 10
Materials Science & Engineering 6
Mathematics 3
Physics 4

Important Dates
Last date for receipt of application form in the Institute 09 April, 2012 (Monday)
Web announcement of short-listed candidates for interview 16 April, 2012 (Monday)
Test/interview for PhD admissions 07-12 May, 2012 (Monday-Saturday)
Web announcement of selected candidates 16 May, 2012 (Wednesday)
Last date for payment of fees 08 June, 2012 (Friday)
PhD registration 30 July, 2012 (Monday)
Faculty-wise Relevant Information for Prospective PhD Applicants

Application Materials:

Application Form for regular PhD programme
Format for Statement of Purpose
General Information

Please note that the deadline of application submission is 09 April, 2012
There is no application fee.

If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application for each discipline.

Applicants working in educational institutes are encouraged to apply under the Faculty Development Programme.(FDP). However, applicants from research/industrial organizations can use the opportunity to apply in External (ET) category. For further details about these schemes, please refer to the General Information Brochure given above or contact us at

All communications regarding PhD Admission are to be addressed to:
Assistant Registrar (Academics)
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
VGEC Campus, Chandkheda,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India - 382424

Rolling advertisement
Applications from prospective candidates are invited throughout the year. Based on the qualifications of the candidates and the need of the discipline concerned, applications received will be processed through duly constituted selection committees at regular intervals.

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