A postgraduate (PG) education broadens the perspective and inculcates the habit of
original, creative, and independent thinking. Many of the well-
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-
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.
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-
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
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.
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
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-
Candidates with M.Sc. degree must have mathematics as one of the subjects at B.Sc.
level and should have qualified GATE or CSIR-
Application forms and detailed information can be had free of charge , from the Assistant
Registrar (Academic), IIT Kanpur-
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 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 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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ) for further information. The postal address is Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016.