Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The eligibility conditions given below are the absolute minimum. Departments may prescribe any requirements over and above.

  2. The specified minimum marks/CPI (Cumulative Performance Index), referred to in subsequent sections, implies a minimum of 55 percent marks /5.5 (on a 10 point scale) as long as it is not less than the minimum pass marks/CPI; otherwise, the specified minimum marks/CPI implies the minimum pass marks/CPI.

Eligibility Criteria:

ProgrammeOffered by the Department/
Interdisciplinary Programme (IDP)
Eligibility Criteria
PhD in
Engineering
Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Management Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Science (Interdisciplinary Programme), Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Science and Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Space, Planetary & Astronomical Sciences & Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Technology (i) A Master's degree in Engineering with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.
or
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI and a valid GATE score (the requirement of GATE score is waived for candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs)).
or
a Master's degree in Science or an allied area while satisfying each of the following three criteria:
(a) a minimum of 65 percent marks/6.5 CPI in the Master's degree,
(b) first division in bachelor's degree, and
(c) JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE score.

For admission into PhD in Biological Sciences and Bio Engineering, applicants having Master's degree in Pharmacy/Medicine/Veterinary Science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum, or Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy/Medicine/Veterinary Science with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI, may also be considered.

For admission into PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, applicants with Master in computer applications while satisfying each of the above criteria in (a), (b) and (c) may also be considered.

(ii) A valid GATE score is required for the candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Design/Architecture, except in the case of candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the centrally funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The candidates with Master’s degree in Science must either have a valid GATE score or must have qualified for/in JRF/NET.
PhD in
Sciences
Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economic Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics (i) A Master's degree in the relevant subject or a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme) with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.
(ii) The candidate either must have a valid GATE score or must have qualified JRF, or should have INSPIRE fellowship. In addition to GATE/JRF, a valid JEST score is also an eligibility criterion for applying to the PhD programme in Physics. Candidates with the NBHM fellowship will be considered for PhD in Mathematics/Statistics. The requirement of GATE/JRF/JEST is waived for candidates having a Master's degree in Science from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0.
(iii) For Economic Sciences:
(a) The candidate must have a Master's degree in economics or a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Sciences (4 year programme) or a Master's degree in Sciences or in an allied field of economics with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.
(b) The candidate must either have a valid GATE score or must have qualified JRF/NET. The requirement of GATE/JRF/NET is waived for candidates having a Master's degree in Sciences/arts from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0.
PhD in
Cognitive
Science
Cognitive Science Applicants must have a MA/M.Sc/M.Phil/MS/equivalent degree (Cognitive Science/ Psychology/ Linguistics/Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Bio Sciences/ related disciplines) with a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree. Applicants should have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET/ other equivalent exam. Applicants from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0 are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET requirement. Applicants with M.Sc. in Cognitive Science are also exempted from the GATE/CSIR/JRF/NET requirement.
or
M.Tech/ME/MD (any branch) with a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree.
or
B.Tech/BE (any branch), BS 4-year programme (Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Biosciences/ related sciences), MBBS. Applicant must have a minimum of 75%/7.5 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree. Should have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET/ other equivalent exam. Applicants from CFTIs (centrally funded technical institutions) with a minimum CPI of 7.5 and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/NET requirement.
PhD in
Humanities
and Social Sciences
(HSS)
Humanities and Social Sciences [English (Literature, Linguistics & ELT), Fine Arts, Philosophy, Psychology & Sociology] Applicant must have a Master’s degree in relevant subject or Master degree in Engineering/technology with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum
or
a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4 year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI
or
a Master's degree in Sciences/(fine-arts)/arts/commerce or chartered accountant from or in an allied field of HSS or an allied area while satisfying each of the following criteria:
(a) a minimum of 55 percent marks/5.5 CPI in the Master's degree or CPI not below the specified minimum.
(b) first division in bachelor's degree, and
(c) JRF/NET in a relevant discipline, GATE in Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) or any other national level exam

For admission to the Ph.D. programmes in sciences and Humanities , the candidates from any background either must have a valid GATE score or must have qualified JRF ( NET in the case of Ph.D. programmes in Humanities ) , unless the candidates have a master' s degree in science /arts from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0.
PhD in
Management
Management Sciences (all areas of Management) (i) A Master’s degree in management or relevant disciplines in Engineering / technology with marks / CPI not below the specified minimum.
or
a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI.
or
a Master's degree in Science/arts/commerce/chartered accountancy while satisfying each of the following three criteria:
(a) a minimum of 65 percent marks/6.5 CPI in the Master's degree,
(b) first division in bachelor's degree, and
(c) JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE/CAT/GMAT/NET or any other national level examination.

(ii) A valid GATE score is required for the candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, except in the case of candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the centrally funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The candidates with Master’s degree in Science/arts/commerce must either have a valid GATE/CAT/GMAT score or must have qualified for/in JRF/NET.
PhD in
Design
Design (i) A Master's degree in Engineering/Design with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.
or
a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Design (4-year)/architecture or Science (4-year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI and a valid GATE/CEED score (the requirement of GATE/CEED score is waived for candidates with Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs)).
or
a Master's degree in Science or an allied area while satisfying each of the following three criteria:
(a) a minimum of 65 percent marks/6.5 CPI in the Master's degree,
(b) first division in bachelor's degree, and
(c) JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE/CEED.

(ii) A valid GATE/CEED score is required for the candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Design/Architecture, except in the case of candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the centrally funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).
Master of
Technology
(MTech)
Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Management Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Science (Interdisciplinary Programme), Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Science and Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Astronomy Space, Planetary & Astronomical Sciences & Engineering (i) A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme) or a Master's degree in Science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

(ii) A valid GATE score is required for admission to the MTech programme in the case of regular (non-sponsored) candidates. The requirement of GATE score is waived off for the candidates with the B Tech/BS (Four Year) degree from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B Tech/BS (Four Year).
Master of
Technology
(MTech) in
Cybersecurity
Computer Science & Engineering (i) A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme) or a Master's degree in Science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

(ii) A valid GATE score is required for admission to the MTech programme in the case of regular (non-sponsored) candidates. The requirement of GATE score is waived off for the candidates with the B Tech/BS (Four Year) degree from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B Tech/BS (Four Year).
Master of Technology (MTech) in Unmanned Aerial Systems Engineering Aerospace Engineering Discipline: Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Control, Computer Science, Avionics, Textile Engineering, Civil, and Communication Engineering.

(i) A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme) or a Master's degree in Science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.

(ii) A valid GATE score is required for admission to the MTech programme in the case of regular (non-sponsored) candidates. The requirement of GATE score is waived off for the candidates with the B Tech/BS (Four Year) degree from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B Tech/BS (Four Year).
Master of Technology (MTech) in Cognitive Systems Cognitive Science B.Tech./BE (any branch), BS 4year program (Physics/ Chem/ Math/ Stat/Biosciences/ related sciences). An applicant must have a minimum of 60% or 6.0/10 in the qualifying degree. All regular applicants must have a valid score/qualification in GATE. Applicants with B.Tech. from IITs with an overall grade point average of 6.5/10 or higher and 8.0/10.0 in the last two years.
Master of
Design
(MDes)
Design (i) A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme), Design or Architecture with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. Candidates holding degrees in Fine Arts or Interior Design are not eligible to apply.

(ii) A valid GATE/CEED score is required for admission to the M Des programme in the case of regular (non-sponsored) candidates. The requirement of GATE score is waived off for the candidates with B Tech graduates from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B Tech.
MS
(By
Research)
Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering , Computer Science & Engineering, Cognitive Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Science & Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering (i) MS (By Research) 2-year Programme: For Aerospace Engineering and Sustainable Energy Engineering:
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme) or a Master's degree in Science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.
For Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering:
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (4-year programme) with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.
For Cognitive Science:
Applicants must have a: (i) BTech/BE (any branch), BS 4-year programme (Physics/ Chemistry/ Math/ Stat/BioSciences/ related Sciences), MBBS. An applicant must have a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree. All regular applicants must have a valid score/qualification in GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET/ other equivalent exam. Applicants with BTech from IITs with an overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET requirement; or, (ii) MA/M.Sc/equivalent degree (Psychology/ Linguistics/ Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Phy/ Chem/Math/ Stat/ Biosciences/ CS/ related disciplines) with a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree. An applicant must have a valid score/qualification in GATE/CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET/ other equivalent exam. Applicants from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0 and those with an MBBS degree are exempted from the GATE/ CSIR/JRF/ NET requirement.

MS (By Research) 3-year Programme: For Computer Science & Engineering and Photonics Science & Engineering:
Applicants with B.Sc. (3-year) or equivalent with a minimum of 75%/7.5 marks/CPI may also be considered.
For Cognitive Science:
Applicants with 3-year BA/B.Sc/equivalent degree in (Psychology/ Linguistics/ Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Physics/Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ BioSciences/ Cognitive Science/ related disciplines) with a minimum of 60%/6.0 marks/CPI in the qualifying degree may also be considered.

(ii) A valid GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET score is required for admission to the MS (Research) programme in the case of regular candidates (non-sponsored/non-project candidates). The requirement of GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET score is waived for the B Tech/BS (Four Years) graduates from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B Tech/BS (Four Year).
MS
(By
Research) in
Cybersecurity
Computer Science & Engineering (i) Applicants with B.Sc. (3-year) or equivalent with a minimum of 75%/7.5 marks/CPI may also be considered.

(ii) A valid GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET score is required for admission to the MS (Research) programme in the case of regular candidates (non-sponsored/non-project candidates). The requirement of GATE/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ COGJET score is waived for the B Tech/BS (Four Years) graduates from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B Tech/BS (Four Year).
M.Sc. (2 Years) Economics Economics Sciences The minimum eligibility criterion is first class in the applicant's undergraduate degree.* Applicants who satisfy this criterion will have to first take the GATE or JAM examination either in economics (GATE-HSS (Economics) or JAM-Economics) or in any other discipline.
Diploma of
IIT (DIIT)
Programme
  1. Geodesy
  2. Navigation and Mapping
  3. Remote Sensing and GIS
(i) Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering / Mining Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science / Electronics Engineering / Information Technology / Geoinformatics
or
Master of Science in Earth Science and related areas or Geography / Physics/ Mathematics/ Environmental Sciences. Candidates with MSc degree must have mathematics as one of the subjects at BSc level.

(ii) The GATE requirement is waived off for candidates in the DIIT programme.   The applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Master's degree in science with marks/CPI not below 55% marks (or Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 5.5 on a 10-point scale) or minimum pass marks (or CPI) whichever is greater. Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes who have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Master's degree in Science are eligible to apply irrespective of the marks/CPI.
The proposed DIIT programme is primarily for working professionals in Government Department/Institutions, Industry, Faculty members in Academic Institutions involved in teaching and R&D in Geoinformatics.

Financial Assistanships:

Financial support (in the form of Institute Assistantship) is available to the regular (non-sponsored) students of MS (By Research) and PhD Programmes.

The student is expected to carry out the assigned duties during the programme. The MS (By Research) students are currently entitled to a monthly assistantship of Rs. 12400/- for 8 hours of work per week. For PhD students the corresponding financial support amounts to Rs. 37000/- for the first two years, and thereafter, it is raised to Rs. 42000/- for another three years.

Students may also avail financial assistantship from external funding agencies (such as UGC/CSIR/NBHM/INSPIRE/DBT/ICAR/ICMR/PMRF etc.).

In addition to the above, several attractive fellowships from Industry/DAE are also available.