Ph. D. FAQ



What are the format of SC/ST, OBC and Person with disabilty certificates?

Pertinent information for reserved category candidates called for written test:

Please note that IIT- Kanpur employs a centralized standard format of certificate for reserved category students. Those students who have applied in the reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PD), should bring with them the appropriate certificate in that prescribed format when they come for the written test.

Click here for SC/ST Format

Click here here for OBC format

Click here here for PD format


How to send the Referenece Letter?


Your referees will receive an e-mail from with subject "Request for Reference". Referees can submit their recomendations through the link provided in that e-mail.


How to reach IIT Kanpur?


Click here for important instructions.


Where to stay?


Accommodation can be arranged in hostel of IIT Kanpur on additional payment. Please contact admission facilitator for the same. Food related bills have to paid by the candidates themselves.