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PG Admission:

A postgraduate (PG) education broadens the perspective and inculcates the habit of original, creative, and independent thinking. Many of the well-known persons in various fields of Civil Engineering encompassing academic institutes, research organizations, and consulting and construction companies, have benefited from their experiences during a higher education. For some jobs, a Masters or Doctoral degree is required or considered desirable for professional development. PG education in the Department is aimed at attaining an understanding of the basic scientific principles underlying various disciplines in Civil Engineering. In addition, the research component of the PG programs is meant to develop capabilities to confidently undertake independent analysis of complex field situations. Our graduates have gone on to become leaders in their profession and have made significant contributions to research and development. Keeping in view the needs of the society and the challenging problems faced by the profession, postgraduate programs have been developed in several fields of specialization. And, Hydraulics and Water Resources is one field among them. Our program has sufficient breadth to accommodate both those students who wish to emphasize preparation for professional practice as well as those who wish to orient their studies toward a research or academic career. Both M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees are available in this specialized area Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering.


Direct admission to candidates with very high GATE score

Travel expenses for PG students participating in a national conference (once a year) are borne by the Department. For international conferences, the Department provides a matching grant to that provided by the Institute.

Departmental computer laboratory with PC's connected to the central computer system through Local Area Network. Also includes printer, scanner, and CD-writer.

Internet connection in individual rooms of the hostels.

Plans for a departmental PG room, providing the Ph.D. students with seating space and computer access facility. This facility will later be extended to the M.Tech. students also.

Plans for organizing workshops for PG students to improve their communication skills, teaching effectiveness, and computer literacy.

Campus interviews

50 percent tuition fee waiver for Ph.D./M.Tech. students on Assistantship. Additional 25 percent tuition fee wavier for Ph.D. students on case to case basis.

For Ph.D. students, there is a provision of additional academic assignment of 4 hours per week during first two years, and 6 hours per week during third, fourth, and fifth years (with an additional compensation).


Admission to the M.Tech. programme in this discipline is offered generally in the I semester of each academic year (Beginning in July). However, admission to Ph.D. programme is offered throughout the year on a walk-in basis. The important dates for admission in the I Semester are generally:


Starting Date for issue of Application Form March 2nd Week

Last date for receipt of postal request for application forms April 1st Week

Last date for receipt of completed applications April 2nd Week

Interview letters issued April 3rd Week

Interviews to be held May 2nd Week

Offer of admission made May 3rd week

Admission offer acceptance deadline May End


The following are the eligibility requirements for various programmes:


M. Tech. Programme

B.Tech./B.E. degree in Civil/Agriculture Engineering. The candidates must have taken at-least one mathematics course at undergraduate level.

In addition to above, a valid GATE score is also needed.

The GATE requirement is waived for B. Tech. graduates from IITs with a minimum overall CGPA/CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CGPA/CPI of 8.0 in the last two semesters in B. Tech. However, such students are not entitled for Institute Assistantship if overall CGPA/CPI is below 8.0.

Candidates with AMIE certificate are not eligible to apply.


Ph.D. Programme

M.Tech./M.E. degree in Civil/Aerospace/ Agriculture Engineering.

In addition to above, candidates with B.Tech./B.E. degree in Engineering with a minimum overall 75-percent marks/7.5 CPI and a valid GATE score or Master’s degree in science or an allied area with exceptional academic records may also be considered for admission directly into the Ph.D. programme.



Candidates with M.Sc. degree must have mathematics as one of the subjects at 10+2 level.

Some bright and motivated candidates with M.Sc. degree may be considered under certain circumstances; however, they should provide documentary proof of having taken mathematics at 10+2 level and should have qualified GATE or CSIR-NET for JRF.

Candidates with M.Sc. degree must have mathematics as one of the subjects at B.Sc. level and should have qualified GATE or CSIR-NET for JRF


Application forms and detailed information can be had free of charge , from the Assistant Registrar (Academic), IIT Kanpur-208016 personally or by sending the request for the same along with a self-addressed stamped (For Rs.15) strong cloth-lined envelop of 23 cm x 17 cm. ( You are welcome to visit the Institute website http://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/admissions.html for detailed information concerning admissions and application forms and download the same. Photocopies of the application form are also acceptable. )


Separate application must be sent for each programme of study (e.g., for Civil Engineering and Aerospace Engineering) but not for different specializations in one programme (e.g., Structural Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering). Please note that the Civil Engineering Department considers ONLY THE FIRST TWO choices filled in the form.


Bank draft of Rs.200/- for general category and Rs.100/- for SC/ST in favour of the Registrar, IIT Kanpur is to be sent along with the duly completed application form.


For both M. Tech. and Ph.D. programmes, a selected number of candidates will be called for a written test and/or interview in May (For Ph.D. admissions in the second semester, the interviews are held in December). All students who are offered admission will be informed by the first week of June (for second semester, middle of December). Starting this year (2003), for M.Tech. admission, a selected number of candidates will be offered direct admission based on their GATE score.


Financial assistance is available to students in the form of teaching and research assistantships for which a student is expected to carry out the assigned duties. Assistantship for M. Tech. students currently carries a monthly stipend of Rs. 8,000/- for 8 hours of work a week. The corresponding amount for Ph.D. students is Rs. 18,000/- if they hold a Master's degree in engineering/technology and Rs. 14,000 if they hold B. Tech. or M.Sc./M.A./M.Phil degrees. However, the Ph.D. students are eligible for additional academic assignment of 4 hours per week during first two years, and 6 hours per week during third, fourth, and fifth years (with additional compensation). These assistantships will be awarded on a semester to semester basis on satisfactory academic performance and discharge of assigned duties.


For M.Tech. degree, a student has to credit 8 courses out of which at least one course has to be from outside his/her area of specialisation and one course from outside the Department. In the Ph.D. programme, a student is required to credit 4 to 6 courses depending on his/her academic background and research requirements.


Please contact the Convener, Department Post Graduate Committee ( rsinha@iitk.ac.in or rajeshs@iitk.ac.in ) for further information. The postal address is Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016.