MS(Research) Admissions


About Photonics Science and Engineering Programme (PSEP)

Photonics Science and Engineering Programme (PSEP) is an inter-disciplinary PG Programme offered by the Center for Lasers and Photonics (CELP). The aim of PSEP is to train engineers/scientists in interdisciplinary activities in photonics and related areas.

The MS program is a research predominant masters that has been recently introduced at the IIT-K and students enrolling are expected to take up challenging research projects as their thesis. The entry is either in project mode wherein the students join on a designated sponsored research project ongoing in the department (based upon their compatibilty with the project requirements and preferably a valid GATE score) or in the institute mode wherein they join on an institute scholarship (based on GATE score and interview).

 Eligibility: MS

 Criteria for MS admission is mentioned here


Typically top hundred candidates among the received applicants are called for the interview.

Please note that interview date cannot be changed to accommodate candidates requests. However candidates can attend interviews in other departments at IITK (if they are scheduled on the same day as PSEP interviews) by notifying us in advance.


The candidates attending the interview will be provided accommodation. Details of accommodation will be provided in the interview call letter.
The list of candidates called for interview is based on GATE score. Candidates are offered admission based on their performance in interview.


There is no set syllabus for interview. Candidates are expected to be reasonably sound in the areas of their basic degree (B.E/B.Tech/MSc). Please note that we do NOT answer queries related to syllabus.