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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Procedures and Requirements

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Approved in Senate (2015-16/1 st) meeting on September 02, 2015 &

afterward updates various Senate meetings approval (upto 31 October 2022)

Web site: http://www.iitk.ac.in/spgc


1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. Postgraduate Programmes

1.2. Waiver of Requirements in Special Cases

2. ADMISSION

2.1. Academic Session

2.2. Admission Calendar

2.3. Eligibility for Admission

2.3.1. D.IIT.

2.3.2. M.Tech.

2.3.3 MS by Research

2.3.4. M.Des.

2.3.5. M.B.A.

2.3.6. Ph.D. in Engineering

2.3.7. Ph.D. in Sciences

2.3.8. Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

2.3.9. Ph.D. in Management

2.3.10 Ph.D. in Design

2.4. Admission Procedure

2.5. Admission of Quality Improvement Programme and Defence Personnel

2.6. Admission of Indian Nationals Residing Abroad (INRA) and Foreign Nationals

2.7. Admission to External Registration Programme for M.Tec h . & Ph.D.

2.8. Admission of Sponsored Candidates

2.9. Admission to Part Time Programmes

2.10. Admission of Non-Degree Students

3. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

4. REGISTRATION

4.1. Late Registration

4.2. Academic Advising

4.3. Semester Load Requirements

4.4. Summer Term Registration

4.5. Adding/Dropping of Courses and Withdrawing from Courses

4.6. Change of Registration from M.Tech. Programme to Ph.D. Programme

4.7. Change of Registration from Part-Time to Full-Time

4.8. Change of Registration from Full-Time to Part-Time (Ph.D.)

5. LEAVE RULES

5.1. Personal Leave and Casual Leave

5.2. Medical Leave

5.3. Maternity Leave

5.4. Semester Leave/Term Leave

5.5. Medical Certificate

5.6. Absence for a Minimum of 4 Weeks on Sanctioned Leave

5.7. Absence without Sanctioned Leave

6. PERMISSION TO PROCEED FOR ACADEMIC WORK OUTSIDE IITK

6.1. Permission to proceed to other academic institutions as non-degree students.

6.2. Permission to proceed for academic activities

7. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

7.1. Min. Duration, Max. Duration and Acad. Requirements

7.2. Extension of Programme

7.3. Audit courses

7.4. Advance Standing at IITK

7.5. Residence Outside IITK

7.6. Credits, Grades, Semester and Cumulative Performance Index 7.7 Academic Performance Requirement

7.8 Exit from Ph.D. in Engineering

8. COMPREHENSIVE EXAM. OF Ph.D. STUDENTS

9. CANDIDACY FOR THE Ph.D. DEGREE

10. STATE OF ART SEMINAR

11. THESIS AND THESIS EXAMINATION

11.1. Appointment of Thesis Supervisors of D.IIT., M.Tech. MS by Research, M.Des and Ph.D. Students

11.2. Open Seminar of Ph.D. Students

11.3. Constitution of Committee/Board for Thesis and Oral Examination

11.3.1 M.Tech. Thesis and D.IIT. Project Oral Examination
Committee

11.3.2 MS by Research Oral Examination Committee and External Examiner

11.3.3. Ph.D. Thesis Board

11.3.4. Ph.D. Oral Board

11.4. Submission of Thesis/Project

11.4.1. M.Tech. Thesis/D.IIT. Project

11.4.2 MS by Research Thesis

11.4.3. Ph.D. Thesis

11.5. Processing of Project/Thesis

11.5.1. M.Tech./D.IIT. Oral Examination

11.5.2. Ph.D. Thesis Evaluation by the Thesis Board

11.5.3. Ph.D. Oral Examination

12. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

ANNEXURE I: POSTGRADUATE COMMITTEES

ANNEXURE II: RESERVATION OF STATES

Annexure II.1 Format of SC/ST Certificate

Annexure II.2 Format of OBC Certificate

ANNEXURE III: POSTGRADUATE COURSES


1. INTRODUCTION

The goals of the postgraduate programmes at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur are : The development of scientific and engineering manpower of the highest quality, to cater to the needs of industry, R & D organizations and educational institutions, a broad grasp of the fundamental principles of the sciences and scientific methods, a deep understanding of the area of specialization, an innovative ability to solve new problems, and a capacity to learn continually and interact with multidisciplinary groups. Above all, the students should have a capacity for free and objective enquiry, courage and integrity, awareness and sensitivity to the needs and aspirations of society . With these goals in view, the postgraduate programmes are designed to include courses of study, seminars and project/thesis through which a student may develop his/her concepts and intellectual skills.

The procedures and requirements stated in this manual embody the philosophy of the postgraduate education and ensure a high standard of performance at the Institute. Within this general framework, subject to the approval of the Senate Postgraduate Committee (SPGC), the various departments and programmes may impose such additional requirements as will serve their particular academic goals . The department and programme-wise template s for the various postgraduate (PG) programs with the necessary additional requirements like compulsory courses/seminars etc. as approved by the SPGC is available with the department (Please refer to department website for information).

1.1. Postgraduate Programmes

The Indian Institute of Technology , Kanpur offers following programmes :

1.1.1. P rogramme leading to t he Diploma of the Institute (D. IIT.) in certain specified areas of engineering (currently only in Geodesy, Navigation and Mapping, Remote Sensing and GIS; all under the Geoinformatics specialization jointly managed by Civil Engineering and Center for Geodesy ) .

1.1. 2. P rogrammes leading to the Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degree in Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Cybersecurity , Earth S ciences, Electrical Engineering , Industrial and Management Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Technology , Photonics Science and Engineering , Sustainable Energy Engineering, and Space Science and Astronomy .

1.1. 3 . Programme leading to the Master of Design (M.Des.) degree.

1.1. 4 . Programme leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

1.1. 5. Programmes leading to the Master of Science ( M . S .) by Research degree in Aerospace Engineering , Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering , Cognitive Science , Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, Photonics Science and Engineering , Sustainable Energy Engineering .

1.1. 6 . Programmes leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science , Computer Science and Engineering, Design, Earth Sciences, Economic Sciences , Electrical Engineering, Humanities and Social Sc iences ( English, Fine Arts , Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology), Industrial and Management Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics (including Statistics), Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Photonics Science and Engineering , Physics , Sustainable Energy Engineering, and Space Science and Astronomy .

The Senate Postgraduate Committee (SPGC), established according to the bylaws of the Senate, operates through the Departmental Postgraduate Committees (DPGCs) to administer all aspects of the above programmes. The constitution, jurisdiction and functions of the SPGC and the DPGC are given in Annex . I.

1.2. Waiver of Requirements in Special Cases

The procedures and requirements stated in this manual, other than those in Section 2.3 (Eligibility for Admissions) and Section 7.7 (Academic Performance Requirement) may be waived in special circumstances by the SPGC on the recommendation of the DPGC. All such exceptions shall be reported to the Senate.

2. ADMISSION

2.1. Academic Session

The academic session of the Institute is divided into three parts: two regular semesters and a summer term. The first semester will normally commence in the last week of July every year, and the second in the first week of January . The summer term will run from the middle of May to the middle of July.

2.2. Admission Calendar

2.2. 1. The admissions to the M.Tech./M.Des. /M.S. by Research and Ph.D. programmes may be made in either or both of the two regular semesters. Admission to the D.IIT. programme may be made once in a year but in either semester. The Head of the Department concerned may take the decision in this regard. Admissions to MBA programme are made once a year in the first semester.

2.2. 2. Admissions to the M.Tech./M.Des. /M.S. by Research and Ph.D. programmes are normally made in April-May for the first semester and in November- December for the second semester. Admissions to the MBA program are normally made in March-April. The Dean of Academic Affairs will notify the admission calendar each semester.

2.2. 3. In addition, the department may process applications for admissions to Ph.D. Programmes on a continuous basis and admit students as per the existing procedure. The candidates admitted during the course of a semester, would be required to register for thesis with proportionate reduction in credits .

2.3. Eligibility for Admission and Reservation of Seats

2.3. a . The eligibility conditions given below are the absolute minimum. Departments may prescribe any requirements over and above these, subject to the approval of the SPGC. These extra requirements should clearly be reflected in the advertisement brochure for admission which is prepared before the commencement of the admission calendar each year.

2.3. b . 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.

2.3. c . Applicants having qualifications equivalent to the ones stated in Section s 2.3.1 to 2.3. 10 may also apply for admission to the appropriate programme . For this purpose, the membership certificates of professional societies (like AMIE/AESI) shall not be considered equivalent to bachelor's degree in engineering.

2.3. d . The number of admission s that can be made to any programme shall be as decided by the Senate from time to time.

2.3. e . Reservation of seats for various reserved categories shall be as prescribed by the Board of Governors. Annexure II provides the details of the reservations approved by the Board.

2.3. f . Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes who have passed the basic qualifying degree as stated in Section s 2.3.1 to 2.3. 10 , are eligible to apply irrespective of the marks/CPI and will be considered for admission.

2.3.1. D.IIT.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science or a master's degree in science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. Only candidates sponsored by recognized industries are eligible for admission to this programme.

2.3.2. M.Tech.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science or a master's degree in science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. For admission into M.Tech. in Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering, applicants having bachelor’s degree in pharmacy/medicine /veterinary science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum may also be considered.

2.3.3 M.S. by Research

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science or a master's degree in science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum (please refer to 2.3.b) for admission into M.S. by Research . For admission into M.S. by Research in Cognitive Science , applicants having bachelor’s degree in medicine (MBBS) or master’s degree in Psychology/Linguistics/ Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Physics/ Chemistry/Mathematics/ Statistics/ Biosciences/ Computer Science/ related disciplines with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum (please refer to 2.3.b) may also be considered.

Applicants with B . Sc . (3-year) or equivalent with a minimum of 75% marks/7.5 CPI may also be considered for admission into M.S. by Research in Computer Science & Engineering , Photonics Science and Engineering , and Cognitive Sciences . For admission into M.S. by Research in Cognitive Science, bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Linguistics/ Philosophy/ Anthropology/ Physics/ Chemistry/Mathematics/ Statistics/ Biosciences/ Computer Science/ related disciplines with a minimum of 75% marks/7.5 CPI may also be considered. Students with this qualification have a higher credit requirement for graduation ( please refer to 7.1 for more details ).

2.3.4. M.Des.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science , Design or Architecture with marks/CPI no t below the specified minimum. Candidates holding degrees in Fine Arts or Interior Design are not eligible to apply.

2.3.5. M.B.A.

The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with minimum 60 percent marks/6.0 CPI. Candidates from Architecture stream may also apply provided they have Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level.

2.3.6. Ph.D. in Engineering and IDPs with M.Tech. program

The applicant must have a master's degree in engineering with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum (please refer to 2.3.b) .

Those a pplicants may also be considered who have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science with

  • a mini mum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI

  • JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE for students from non-CFTIs

    or

    a master’s degr ee in science or an allied area while satisfying each of the following 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.

    For admission into Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.

2.3.7. Ph.D. in Sciences

The applicant must have a master's degree in the relevant su bject or a bachelor's degree in engineering or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. (please refer to 2.3.b) .

2.3.8. Ph.D. in Humanities

The applicant must have a master’s degree in relevant subject or master degree in engineering / technology with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. (please refer to 2.3.b) .

Those applicants may also be considered who have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI

or

a master's degree in sciences/fine-arts/arts/ commerce or charter ed 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 percentmarks/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/GATE or any other national level exam .

For PhD in HSS department , GATE score only in X H paper is to be considered as an eligibility criterion for (c) above.

2.3.9. Ph.D. in Management

The applicant must have a master’s degree in management or relevant disciplines in engineering / technology with marks / CPI not below the specified minimum. (please refer to 2.3.b) .

Those applicants may also be considered who have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science with a minim um of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI

or

a master’s degr ee in science/arts/ commerce /chartered accountancy while satisfying each of the following 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 exam ination.

2.3.10 Ph.D. in Design

The applicant must have a master's degree in engineering/design with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum. Those applicants may also be considered who have a bachelor's degree in engineering/design/architecture or a 4-year bachelor's degree in science with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI or a master’s degree in science or an allied area while satisfying each of the following 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.

For admission into PhD in Design, a 4-year bachelor's degree in design/architecture will be considered equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in engineering., and CEED score can be used as a replacement for GATE score for fulfilling criterion (c) above

2.4 Admission Procedure

The applicants must apply for admission on prescribed forms, which must be sent directly to the Convener, DPGC of the department concerned. There are only three cases wherein requirement of advance application to be made is not required (see 2.4.13-2.4.1 5 ).

2.4. 1. All admissions will be made on approval by the Chairman, Senate on the recommendations of the duly constituted selection committees and the Chairperson, SPGC. A selection committee will consist of faculty members, one of whom will be from another department. The constitution of the selection committee will be proposed by the DPGC s and approved by the Chairperson, SPGC.

2.4. 2. Separate selection committees may be appointed to select candidates belonging to different categories, viz., sponsored, regular, QIP etc.

2.4. 3. A valid GATE/CEED score is required for admission to the M.Tech./M.Des./M.S. by Research programme in the case of regular candidates . These admissions may be made directly based on the GATE /CEED scores of the candidates and performance in the qualifying examination, and in addition, some of the candidates may also be called for written tests and/or interviews.

The requirement of GATE score is waived for the candidates with M.B.B.S. degree as well as for the 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.

2.4. 4. Candidates for D.IIT programme will be called for interview and may in addition be asked to take a written test.

2.4. 5. A valid CAT score is required for admission to the MBA programme. These a dmission s will be made based on the CAT score and performance in the interview and/or group discussion.

2.4. 6. Admission to the Ph.D. programmes will be based on written tests and/or interviews of the candidates shortlisted by the DPGC of the department concerned.

A valid GATE /CEED score is required for the candidates with bachelor’s degree in engineer ing /design/architecture , except in the case of candidates with bachelor’s degree in engineering from the centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) . However, all of them are required to have a CPI above 7.5 to satisfy the eligibility criterion laid down in section 2.3 above .

T he candidates with master’s degree in science /arts/commerce must either have a valid GATE/CEED/ CAT/GMAT score or must have qualified for /in JRF/NET .

F or admission to the Ph.D. programme s in sciences and H umanities , the candidates from any background either must have a valid GATE s core or must have qualified JRF ( NET in the case of Ph.D. programmes in H umanities ) , unless the cand idates have a master’ s degree in science /arts from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.0.

2.4. 7. The admission of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes candidates will be decided without comparing them with the general category candidates.

2.4. 8. Candidates undergoing the final year of the qualifying degree may be considered for provisional admission provided they give an undertaking that the final examinations (including theory/practical/project/thesis examination) of the qualifying degree will be over before the date of registration as specified in the Academic Calendar of the Institute. The provisional admission of such candidates may automatically stand withdrawn if they fail to produce the proof of having appeared in final examinations of the qualifying degree by the day of registration.

2.4.9. (a) The provisions in para 2.4.8 shall not be applicable in the case of M.Tech./ M. Des . students of the Institute, who have been provisionally selected for admission to a Ph.D. programme. These students may be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. programme provided they give an undertaking that the final examinations (including theory/practical/project/thesis examination) of the qualifying degree will be over before the date of late registration as specified in the Academic Calendar. The provisional admissions of such candidates may automatically stand withdrawn if they fail to produce the proof of having appeared in final examinations of the qualifying degree by the late registration date as specified in the Academic Calendar.

(b) The provisions of para 2.4.8. shall also not be applicable to candidates admitted to a Ph.D. programme with qualifying degree of MS by Research (from institute or elsewhere). These candidates may be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. programme provided they give an undertaking that they will submit their MS by Research thesis for examination to their institute before the date of registration as specified in the Academic Calendar. The provisional admission of such candidates may automatically stand withdrawn if they fail to produce the proof of having submitted their thesis by the day of registration.

2.4. 10. On approval by the Chairman, Senate, the departments will issue the admission letters to the candidates who will be required to accept the offer of admission by depositing the prescribed fee before the specified date.

2.4. 11. In case a candidate does not accept the offer by paying the prescribed fee by the specified date, the offer of admission may stand withdrawn, and the admission may be offered to the candidates in the waiting list, if any, in the order of merit.

2.4. 12. The offer of admission may also stand withdrawn if the candidate who has accepted the offer fails to register by the date for late registration.

2.4.13. Immediately post declaration of results of reputed competitive examinations for admission into post- graduate programs (e.g. GATE, NET etc), interested departments/IDPs are permitted to admit examination toppers to their post-graduate programs, strictly in the order of ascending ranks in the examination. The number of such offers shall be limited by the number of available seats in each category with applicable attrition (if any). Total number of offers made must follow applicable reservation rules. The competitive examination should preferably be an eligibility requirement for admission into at least one of PG programs of the department/IDP.

2.4.14 . Direct Offer to 4th year B Tech/BS Students into PhD Programs at IIT Kanpur to augment the PhD program: Provisional admission can be offered to students from centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) based on the results of either 6th or 7th semester and subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria listed in section 2.3 with the necessary waivers on GATE score as specified in section 2.4.3 . All formalities related to these admissions including acceptance should be completed before the commencement of our regular admission process in April. For this purpose, an on ? spot admission committee (duly approved by SPGC) either visits some CFTIs or the top 5 ? 10% students from the various CFTIs be invited to IIT Kanpur for interaction / interview for the admissions.

2.4.15. Provisional admission to PhD in Sciences can be offered to 2-year MSc students of IITs with CPI 8.5 or above after 3 rd semester subject to their fulfilling the eligibility criteria under Clause 2.4.6 at the time of graduation. All formalities related to these admissions including acceptance should be completed before the commencement of our regular admission process in April. A special selection committee (duly approved by SPGC) should be entrusted with the responsibility of operationalizing this provision.

2.5. Admission of Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) Candidates and Defence Personnel

The procedures and requirements for admission of QIP and defence personnel candidates will be as per the prescribed existing procedure. These candidates will have to satisfy the prescribed minimum marks and qualifications as laid down in Section 2.3.

2.6. Admission of Indian Nationals Residing Abroad (INRA) and Foreign Nationals

2.6. 1. INRA candidates must have been residing abroad continuously for at least one year at the time of applying for admission. Their applications may be processed by the departments as and when they are received or according to any schedule convenient to the department. The applications should be scrutinized to make sure that, both in terms of qualifications and attainment they are comparable with the candidates admitted in the general category.

2.6. 2. The applications of foreign nationals, who are sponsored by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be scrutinized by the department concerned to assess their suitability for admission to the programme. The department's recommendation will be sent to the Chairman, Senate through the Chairperson, SPGC.

2.6. 3. The applications of non-sponsored foreign national candidates will also be considered for admission to the postgraduate programmes. Such candidates who are in India and are seeking admission to the M.Tech. /M.S. by Research (or M.Des./M.B.A. ) programme must satisfy the same GATE (or CEED/CAT ) requirements (if eligible to take it) as the candidates in the general category. However, application of a candidate who is in India and has not been able to take GATE /CEED/CAT for valid reasons, will be considered by the department concerned on its merit. Admission of such candidates will be subject to no-objection from the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

2.7. Admission to External Registration Programme for M.Tech./M.Des./M.S. by Research and Ph.D. (Engg. and Earth Sciences )

2.7. 1. A candidate working in an R & D establishment which is equipped with the necessary research and library facilities may be considered for admission only to the M.Tech. /M.Des. /M.S. by Research and Ph.D. (Engineering & Earth Sciences ) programmes. Such a candidate must be sponsored by his/her employer and must have been in employment with the sponsoring organization for at least 2 year at the time of admission. The employer must expressly undertake to pay full salary to the candidate and relieve him/her to stay on the campus to enable the candidate to complete the requirements specified in Section 7.1 , f ootnote 4 .

2.7.2. For fellows and employees of research labs, centers of excellence, and other organizations such as DRDO, CSIR, DAE, DoS, DIT, DST, DBT, ICMR, ICAR , NGRI, GSI, Wadia Institute etc., fully funded by the government (central/state), the minimum employment requirement will be only one year. The reduced employment requirement will also be applicable to employees of public sector unit (PSU) and central and state universities fully funded by the government.

2.7. 3 . A candidate applying for admission to the external registration programme must provide detailed information about the research facilities available at his/her organization and a certificate that these would be available to him/her for carrying out research. He/she should also provide the biodata of the prospective supervisor who would supervise the candidate's work at his/her organization.

2.7. 4 . On the recommendation of the DPGC, the SPGC will approve an organization for carrying out M.Tech./ M.Des./M.S. by Research/ Ph.D. research in a specified area. An application for admission from a candidate working in the approved organization will be considered only if he/she wishes to work in the specified area.

2.8. Admission of Sponsored Candidates

2.8. 1. A candidate who is sponsored by his/her employer and who meets the additional conditions specified below may be admitted through a separate selection committee appointed specifically for the purpose.

2.8. 2. A sponsored candidate must have been in service of the sponsoring organization for at least two years at the time of admission. The sponsoring organization must specifically undertake to provide full salary to the candidate and to relieve him/her to pursue the programme for its full duration. For project employees of IIT Kanpur seeking admission to the M.S. by Research programme, the candidate should have been working in a project at IIT Kanpur for at least one year at the time of admission instead of the two years requirement mentioned above.

2.8. 3. Fulfillment of GATE requirement as in Sections 2.4.3 and 2.4.6 (but not as in Sections 2.3.6, 2.3.9 and 2.3.10) may be waived for such candidates. However, t he sponsored candidates seeking admission to the M.Tech. / M.Des./ M.S. by Research programme who have not qualified GATE will be called for interview and may in addition be asked to take a written test.

2.9. Admission to Part-Time Programmes

2.9.1. The Institute also offers part-time postgraduate programmes leading to the M.Tech. / M.S. by Research/ M.Des./ Ph.D. degrees for professionally employed personnel such as working engineers, scientists and teachers who can, while employed, attend regular classes as per schedule of the Institute. These students will have to give an undertaking endorsed by their employers that they will be attending all classes. The course instructors will have to maintain the attendance record of all part-time students in their courses.

2.9.2. The applicant must be an employee of a recognized organization with at least two years of service at the time of admission and be engaged in professional work in the area to which admission is sought. An application for the part-time studies forwarded by the employer should be sent to the Convener, DPGC of the department concerned. For employees of IIT Kanpur (project or regular) seeking admission to the M.S. by Research programme as a part-time candidate, t he two-year service requirement may be relaxed by one year.

2.9.3. Fulfillment of GATE requirement as in Sections 2.4.3 and 2.4.6 (but not as in Sections 2.3.6, 2.3.9 and 2.3.10) may be waived for such candidates. This is also applicable to the part-time candidates seeking admission to the M.S. by Research programme, who are employees of IIT Kanpur (project or regular) with an appointment and support for at least one year from the date of admission. However, t he part-time candidates seeking admission to the M.Tech./ M.S. by Research programme , who have not qualified GATE , will be called for interview and may in addition be asked to take a written test.

2.9.4. For an employee of IIT Kanpur (project or regular) with a valid GATE / CEED/CAT/GMAT/JRF (NET in the case of Ph.D. programmes in HSS) score at the time of seeking admission for part-time M.Tech./ M.Des /M.S. by Research/ Ph.D program, the requirement of two years of service may be waived.

2.10. Admission of Non-Degree Students

2.10. 1. A non-degree student is a student who is registered for a degree in a recognized institute or university in India or abroad, and who is officially sponsored by that institute or university to complete part of his/her academic requirements at I.I.T. Kanpur. For that purpose the non-degree student may carry out research or take courses for credit or otherwise or may use other academic facilities. However, any credits earned by a non-degree student cannot be applied for any degree programme at I.I.T. Kanpur at any time.

2.10. 2. A candidate will be admitted as a non-degree student on a duly sponsored application to the Dean of Academic Affairs who will recommend admission on the advice of DPGC and SPGC to the Chairman Senate for approval. The strength of non-degree students in any programme should not be more than 5% of the programme strength.

2.10. 3. Students so admitted will be governed by all rules, regulations and discipline of the Institute.

2.10. Admission as Full-time Students for candidates with Employment.

2.10.1. People in regular employment can seek admission to IIT Kanpur as a full-time student without resigning from their job subject to production of extra-ordinary leave from service for the full duration of the program. For PhD students, the candidate must take at least 3 years of extra ordinary leave which should preferably be for 5 Years. For MTech/MSR/MDes students, the extra-ordinary leave should be for a period of 2 years. If the student is unable to finish the academic programme within the sanctioned leave period, then he/she can convert the academic programme into Part-Time category subject to production of NoC from his/her parent organization and satisfying the criterion laid down in section 4.8 below .

3. FINA NCIAL ASSISTANCE

3. 1. The Institute may provide to postgraduate students, financial assistance in the form of teaching or research assistantships (referred to as Institute Assistantship). Assistantships are awarded on a semester to semester basis for a period of up to 24 months for M.Tech. /M.Des. /M.S. by Research students and up to five years for Ph.D. students. The stipend for the assistantship is paid at the approved rates. A student is expected to devote up to eight hours per week towards job(s) assigned to him/her. The renewal of assistantship is contingent on the student's satisfactory performance in the academic programme and in the discharge of assistantship duties.

3.2. Some financial assistantships in the form of research assistantships may also be available from sponsored research projects. Additional assistantships in the form of scholarships, fellowships, etc. may be available through other organizations, such as, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), etc.

3. 3 . In addition to the students admitted with financial assistance, students may also be admitted to the M.Tech./ M.Des./ M.S. by Research/ Ph.D. programmes on a self-financing basis.

3. 4. A valid GATE /CEED /CAT /GMAT score or qualifying for JRF is required for awarding Institute Assistantship to M.Tech./M.Des ./M.S. by Research students and to Ph.D. students in engineering /design/management departments/IDPs without a M.Tech./ M.Des./ M.S. by Research / M.B.A. degree. This requirement is waived in the case of M.Tech. students, for those with M.B.B.S. degree and for those who are B.Tech. graduates from IITs with a minimum CPI of 8.00 . In the case of Ph.D. students, t his requirement is waived for those with bachelor’s degree in engineering from CFTI s. For the Ph.D. students in S cience/ Humanities departments, a valid G ATE score or qualifying for JRF ( NET in the case of H umanities department) is required for awarding Institute Assistantship, except when the candidates have a master’s degree in science /arts from IITs wit h a minimum CPI of 8.0 . For PhD students in Physics, a valid JEST (Joint Entrance Screening Test) score also qualifies them for award of Institute Assistantship.

3. 5 . For M . S . by Research students who are project employees of IIT Kanpur, there is a minimum commitment of support from the project for one year. On the completion of one year, it is expected that such candidates will continue to be supported by PI (possibly through other projects, if the current project is over), or by the department (through DPA or other such projects). In case, there is no support available from PI/Department, the student can be provided assistantship from the In stitute at the level of M.Tech. assistantship for at most one year, subject to the student having a valid GATE score as on the day of starting Institute assistantship. DPGC recommendation is required for switching to Institute Assistantship.

4. REGISTRATION

4.a . A student is required to register for I semester, II semester and Summer term for the courses /thesis credits that he/she intends to pursue in that semester /term . The registration process involves: i) submitting a duly approved course programme to be followed in the semester /term , ii) payment of fees for that semester /term and clearance of any outstanding dues, and iii) signing the registration roll with the office of the Dean of Students Affairs.

4.b . A new entrant ( to the postgraduate programme ) (except those to a Ph.D. programme with qualifying degree of MS by Research) who is awaiting the results of the qualifying examination, will be allowed to register "provisionally" on submission of a certificate from his/her institution certifying that he/she has appeared in the final qualifying examination (including all papers in theory, practical, project, oral, etc.). The candidate will submit attested copies of the certificates of having passed the qualifying examination by the last date for document submission as specified in the academic calendar (usually about 8 weeks from the date of registration), failing which the provisional admission as well as registration may be cancelled by the Chairman Senate, on the recommendation of the SPGC.

A new entrant to a Ph.D. programme with qualifying degree of MS by Research, who is awaiting oral examination of his/her MS by Research thesis, will be allowed to register "provisionally" on submission of a certificate from his/her institution certifying that he/she has submitted the thesis of MS by Research. The candidate will submit attested copies of the certificates of having passed the qualifying examination with the minimum specified qualifying marks, by the last day of classes in the relevant semester as specified in the academic calendar, failing which the provisional admission as well as registration may be cancelled by the Chairman Senate, on the recommendation of the SPGC.

4.c . All students who are not on authorized leave must continue to register in the following semester /term till they submit their thesis. If, however, a student is likely to submit his/her thesis within two weeks from the commencement of classes, he/she need not register in that semester /term . This period will not be extended in any case.

4.d . Ph.D. students who have submitted their thesis and are waiting for the defence of the thesis will register for zero thesis credits . They may, however, apply for leave from the Institute with permission to defend thesis while on leave. Those postgraduate students may also register for zero thesis credits in a summer term who have not been assigned a thesis supervisor yet or who have already completed their minimum credit requirements .

4.e . In very special cases, students who have completed all the experimental work and analysis related to the thesis and are on sanctioned leave, the SPGC on the specific recommendations of the DPGC may allow submission of thesis without registration.

4.f . On the recommendation of the DPGC and the approval of the SPGC, the employees of IITK and QIP students registered for the Ph.D. programmes who have completed the course and thesis credit requirements, may not register in the following semester /term , provided they have completed experimental work related to their thesis. However, they will be required to submit their thesis within the prescribed maximum period (specified in Section 7.1).

4.g . If maternity leave (granted before the date of registration) extends beyond the date of late registration , the student will be allowed to register only for thesis credits in that semester/term . The number of credits that a student will be allowed to register will be worked out on a prorata basis.

4.h . A student in the external registration programme must complete the requirements as laid down in Section 7.1 under footnote 4 before the beginning of the semester in which he/she wants to register for thesis credits for the first time.

4.i . The student in the external registration programme who has completed the requirements as laid down in Section 7.1 under footnote 4 can register for the next semester anytime starting from one week prior to the end of the current semester (i.e., the semester in which he/she fulfills the requirements as laid down in Section 7.1 under footnote 4) or the date of being awarded grades for the current semester, whichever is later, till the late registration date of the next semester.

4.1. Late Registration

4.1. 1. If for any compelling reason like illness, a student is unable to register on the day of registration, he/she will be allowed to register on the day of late registration specified in the academic calendar (which is about one week from the date of registration). Any student registering late will be required to pay the specified late registration fee.

4.1. 2. In exceptional cases, the SPGC on the recommendation of the DPGC may consider registration beyond the date of late registration. In such a case, the student will be allowed to register for thesis credits only.

4.2. Academic Advising

4.2. 1. A student will be advised in the selection of courses by the registration adviser appointed by the DPGC of the concerned department. A student registering for thesis credits must have a thesis supervisor assigned to him/her.

4.2. 2. A student may be permitted to repeat or substitute courses in which he/she has obtained D, E or F grades. Permission to repeat/substitute a course will be governed by the guidelines laid down in Section 7.6. The request for repeat or substitution of a course must be given in writing duly endorsed by the DPGC to the Academic Section at the time of registration.

4.3. Semester Load Requirements

4.3. 1. The normal semester load is defined as equivalent of 36 credits. For a well-merited case, the SPGC may permit a student to register for a maximum of 45 credits or a minimum of 2 7 credits .

4.3. 2. The normal semester load for a part-time student is equivalent of 18 credits. For a well-merited case, the SPGC may permit a student to register for a maximum of 36 credits and a minimum of 17 credits during a regular semester. A part-time M.S. by Research student employed on a sponsored research project in the Institute may register for 36 credits, if he/she is only registered for thesis credits and his/her thesis work is aligned with the project work. If a part-time M.S. by Research student gets financial assistance from the department/IDP or the Institute, he/she must register as a full-time student.

4.3. 3. A student in the external registration programme when registering for thesis research, to be carried out at his/her organization, can register for a maximum of 27 credits or a minimum of 9 credits during the regular semester.

4.3. 4. Notwit hstanding the provisions of 4.3.1 , a normal semester load is defined as equivalent of 54 credits for an MBA student. For a well-merited case, the SPGC may permit a student to register for a maximum of 65 credits and a minimum of 36 credits.

4.4. Summer-Term Registration

A student is required to register in the summer term for up to a maximum of half the normal semester load. The student s in the external registration program and the students who are waiting for the defens e of the ir thesis are not required to register for the summer term.

4.5. Adding/Dropping of Courses and Withdrawing from Courses

4.5. 1. Adding and dropping of courses after registration is permitted only if the student's request is endorsed by the instructor of the course that he/she is adding or dropping and is also endorsed by the Convener DPGC. The last dates of applying for adding and dropping of courses are specified in the academic calendar.

4.5. 2. A student may be required to drop a course at any stage if it is determined that he/she does not fulfil the prerequisites for the course, or if a timetable clash exists which does not permit him/her to attend all the meetings of the course, or any rule in this manual which forbids him/her to take the course(s) that he/she has registered for.

4.5. 3 . A PG student can be permitted to drop a course upto two weeks prior to the end semester examination with the consent of the instructor in charge of the course and recommendation of the Convener, D P GC subject to the requirement that the reduced load shall not be less than the minimum semester load specified in section 4.3.

4.6. Change of Registration from M.Tech. /M.Des./M.S. by Research Programme to Ph.D. Programme

A student registered for the M.Tech./M. Des ./M.S. by Research programme may be allowed in the beginning of the second / third / fourth / fifth semester to change his/her registration to that of the Ph.D. programme in Engineering, Management, Earth Sciences or Design on the recommendation of DPGC and with the approval of SPGC. The application has to be submitted at least two weeks before the start of the semester. Since this is a change of programme, Section 2.3 rules are not automatically applicable for change to Ph.D. programme in Engineering, Management or Design . Instead, one of the following two conditions must be satisfied:

4.6.(a) The student satisfies the eligibility criteria of Section 2.3. 6, 2.3. 9 or 2.3.10 and has completed one/two/three semesters of the M.Tech./M.Des /M.S. by Research programme with a minimum of 27 credits through course work, and has a CPI of at least 7.0.

4.6.(b) The student does not satisfy the eligibility criteria of Section 2.3. 6 , 2.3. 9 or 2.3. 10 ; however, he/she has completed two/three semesters of the M.Tech./M.Des./M.S. by Research programme as well as has completed course requirements of the M.Tech./ M.Des./M.S. by Research programme with a CPI of at least 7.0.

Such a change of registration shall be reported to the Senate. Students in part-time M.Tech. /M.S. by Research programme are not permitted to change over to part-time Ph.D. programme.

4.7. Change of Registration from Part-Time to Full-Time Programme

A student admitted to a part-time programme may be allowed to change his/her registration to full-time (regular) studies at the beginning of a semester upon the recommendation of the DPGC and with the approval of the SPGC. For the purpose of determining the maximum period of stay (specified in Section 7.1), one-half of the period spent as a part-time student will be counted.

4.8. Change of Registration from Full-Time to Part-Time in M.Tech. /MS (By Research) / M.Des / Ph.D. Programmes

4.8.1. A student admitted to a full-time M.Tech. / M.Des / MS (By Research) / Ph.D. programme may be permitted to change to a part-time M.Tech. / M.Des / MS (By Research) / Ph.D. programme. A student requesting such a conversion must have

(i) completed the coursework, passed the comprehensive examination (not applicable to M.Tech. / M.Des / MS (By Research), given the "State of Art" seminar which is adjudged as satisfactory (not applicable to M.Tech. / M.Des / MS (By Research).

(ii) got the request endorsed by the supervisor(s) and the DPGC,

4.8.2 A student who wishes to convert his/her M.Tech. / M.Des / MS (By Research) / Ph.D. programme from Full-time to Part-time on account of a job offer

(i) may be granted leave up to one semester, to be extended by one more semester, if required, to join the job if he/she satisfies conditions (i) and (ii) under 4.8.1.

(ii) is required to produce a No Objection Certificate from the Head of the institution, which he/she has joined. In case the ‘No Objection Certificate’ is not submitted by the end of the period of leave, the student is required to rejoin the Institute, or else withdraw from his/her M.Tech. / M.Des / MS (By Research) / Ph.D. programme.

4.8.3. Such conversion from full-time to part-time, if approved by the SPGC, will be subject to the following conditions:

(i) The student must complete his/her thesis within 7 years (for PhD) / 4 years (for M.Tech. / M.Des / MS (By Research)) counted from the date of his/her first registration in the programme,

(ii) provision of conversion from full-time to part-time status can be availed of only once by the student during his/her programme, and

(iii) the status of the student will be reviewed by the supervisor and the DPGC at least once every two semesters after the conversion, and his/her continuation on part-time status will be subject to his/her making satisfactory progress towards completing the M.Tech. / M.Des / MS (By Research) / Ph.D. thesis.

5. LEAVE RULES

Students may be granted leave under Section s 5.1 and 5.2 on application to the Head of the Department concerned through the DPGC. Leave under Section s 5.3 and 5.4 will be sanctioned by SPGC on the recommendation of DPGC. Applications must be submitted well in advance of the date of commencement of the leave requested. Leave for a period longer than that specified in Section s 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 may be sanctioned by SPGC on the recommendation of DPGC and it will entail loss of financial assistantship for the extended period.

5.1. Personal Leave and Casual Leave

5.1.1. A postgraduate student may take a maximum of 30 days of personal leave in an academic year (including winter break and mid-semester breaks) such that no more than 10 days of leave are taken during a semester. However, t his 10- day cap will not be enforced when semesters are not in progress and during the summer term. Leave not availed in one academic year may be carried over to the next academic year up to a maximum of 15 days.

5.1.2. In addition, a student may be allowed c asual leave for up to 6 days during a semester and 4 days during the su mmer term. The casual leave can not be carried over.

5.1. 3. There will be no loss of financial assistantship for students going on personal or casual leave.

5.1.4. Weekends or gazetted holidays falling within the period of the leave will be counted as personal leave bu t will not be counted as casual leave. Suppose, if a student applies for personal leave from Friday to Monday, then Saturday and Sunday will be counted in the leave period, i.e, a total of four days will be counted as leave. However , if a student applies for casual leave from Friday to Monday, then Saturday and Sunday will not be counted in the leave period, i.e, a total of two days will be counted as leave.

5.2. Medical Leave

Leave on medical ground, duly supported by a medical certificate, may be granted to a student for up to 8 days per semester and 4 days during the summer term. L eave not availed may be carried over to the next semester /term up to a maximum of 8 days in the case of carry over to semester and 4 days in the case of carry over to term. However, at a stretch, the medical leave shall not exceed 15 days during a semester and 8 days during the summer term. Such leave shall not entail any loss of financial assistantship.

5.3 a . Maternity Leave

A female student may be granted maternity leave for a maximum of 180 days each for up to two children. Leave up to 6 weeks can also be granted for miscarriage including medical termination of pregnancy, if supported by a proper medical certificate. Such leave can be combined with any other leave due and will not entail any loss of financial assistantship. Such leave applications are subjected to the approval of Chairperson, SPGC. If the candidate has availed maternity leave during registration period, registration may be allowed retrospectively.

5.3 b. Paternity Leave

A male student may be granted paternity leave for a maximum of 15 working days each for up to two children. Such leave can be combined with any other leave due and will not entail any loss of financial assistantship. Such leave applications are subjected to the approval of Chairperson, SPGC.

5.4. Semester /Term Leave

Semester leave for up to a maximum of two semesters and a summer term for M.Tech./M.Des./M.S. by Research/ Ph.D. students may be sanctioned for bonafide reasons. Except for medical reasons, such leave would not normally be sanctioned before a student has completed his/her minimum total credit requirements and in no case before the student has spent two semesters and a summer term in the programme. However, on medical considerations such leave may be sanctioned after his/her stay of one semester. Leave for more than one semester /term at a time will not be granted. No semester leave will be granted to D.IIT. students.

5.5. Medical Certificate

If a student falls ill while on the IITK campus, the medical certificate must be obtained from the Institute's medical officer. If he/she falls ill outside the campus while on sanctioned leave, the medical certificate must be obtained from a registered medical practitioner.

5.6. Absence on Sanctioned Leave for a Minimum of 4 Weeks during the Semester or 1 Week during the Summer Term

If a registered student is absent on sanctioned leave for a period of 4 weeks or more during a semester or 1 week or more during the summer term at a stretch, SPGC may decide to convert the leave to a semester/term leave, or reduce the thesis credits (in blocks of 9 credits) appropriately, in case the student is registered only for thesis credits.

5.7 Absence without Sanctioned Leave

Absence without sanctioned leave will entail loss of financial assistantship for the period of absence and may result in the termination of the student's programme on the recommendation of the DPGC and approval of SPGC.

6. PERMISSION TO PROCEED FOR ACADEMIC WORK OUTSIDE IITK

6.1 Permission to Proceed to Other Academic Institutions as Non-Degree Students

In order to help-students broaden their horizons and enrich their cultural and academic experience, provision to proceed to other academic and research institutions in India or abroad as nondegree students is available. Rules and procedures to be followed for availing this provision are as follows:

i) An M.Tech. /M.Des./M.S. by Research/ Ph.D. student who satisfies the minimum conditions laid down in para (ii) below may proceed to another academic institution in India or abroad with prior permission of the SPGC on the recommendation of the DPGC.

ii) Only those postgraduate students who have spent at least two semesters and have a CPI of at least 8.0 are eligible to proceed as non - degree students elsewhere.

iii) For permission to spend time as a non - degree student elsewhere, an eligible student will make an application to the SPGC through the DPGC, duly supported by a statement of purpose to undertake the proposed work and sufficient information about the department/institution for the purposes of para (iv) below.

iv) The DPGC will consider the student's application and will determine if the proposed programme of work is of such a nature that waiver for at least 18 credits per regular semester or 9 credits per summer term is possible. The SPGC may approve the application on the recommendation of the DPGC. In all such cases, the student will be informed about the requirements he/she must fulfill to apply for academic credit on his/her return.

v) Permission to proceed to an institution as a nondegree student does not imply that the student will automatically get any waiver from the academic requirements of IIT Kanpur.

vi) The student after completion of the work, will apply for waiver from requirements of his/her programme at IIT Kanpur supported by an official transcript of the grades obtained and whatever material the DPGC may require for the purpose given in para (vii) below.

vii) The concerned DPGC will evaluate the work done by the student and will make recommendations to the SPGC after determining by whatever means it deems fit, the equivalent IIT Kanpur courses/requirements for which the student may be given a waiver.

viii) On the recommendation of the DPGC, the SPGC may allow the waiver for a maximum of 36 credits . Against each requirement for which a waiver is granted, a W would appear on the transcript with an explanatory note that W stands for waiver for work done at the Institution concerned. All such requirements will be deemed to carry zero weight for SPI/CPI calculations.

ix) The minimum residence requireme nt for the students who avail this provision will remain unchanged for Ph.D. students but may be reduced by one semester for M. Tech ./M.Des./M.S. by Research students, provided they spend at least one semester of 16 weeks duration or two quarters of at least 11 weeks duration each as non - degree students elsewhere with prior permission.

x) Those students who are selected by the Institute using a Senate-prescribed procedure to proceed on any institutional exchange programme, except for the students going under the DAAD fellowship programme, will also have to go through the procedure and rules for the transfer of credits as outlined in paras (vi), (vii), (viii) and (ix) above.

6.2 Permission to Proceed for Academic Activities

The PG students can be permitted to proceed for academic activities outside IITK to carry out field work, library work, computational work, experimental work, and Lab works, and also to attend conference, courses and to undertake other research work etc. as recommended by the department. Permission for a duration upto 30 days be sanctioned by the department with an intimation to SPGC and more than 30 days by the Chairperson- SPGC on the recommendation of the Department.

7. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

7.1. Minimum Duration , Maximum Duration and Academic Requirements

The following table lists the minimum duration and maximum duration allowed in the programme, and credits requirements for graduation in the various programmes:

"Course Work" includes only postgraduate course credits unless otherwise stated. To satisfy the "Minimum Duration " requirements, registration must be over consecutive semesters; exception will be made only if the student is on authorized leave. "Maximum Duration" is counted from the student's first registration date. SPI/CPI will be calculated on the basis of all permitted courses taken by the student.

S. No.

Programme

Minimum Total Credits

Credits Through Course Work (Minimum)

Credits Through Research (Minimum)

Minimum D uration 3&4

Maximum Duration 5

1

D . IIT .

72

36

18

2 Sem

3 Sem

2

M. Tech./ M.Des .

144

541

63

4 Sem

4 Years

3

M . S . by Res earch students with B . Tech ., B . S . (4-year program) or M . Sc .

144

36

72

4 Sem

4 Years

4

M . S . by Res earch students with B . Sc .

216

72

72

6 Sem

5 Years

5

M . B . A .

216

216

-

4 Sem

3 Years

6

Ph.D . ( Design/Management/ Engineer ing except AE/ BSBE/ CSE/EE/ ME/ MSE /MSP ) students with B.Des., B.Tech, B. Arch., B.S. (4-y ear program) , M.Sc., M.A. , M.Com. or Chartered Accountancy

216

722

72

6 Sem

7 Years

7

Ph.D . ( AE/ EE /ME/MSE /MSP ) students with B.S. (4-year program), B.Tech. or M.Sc.

216

902

72

6 Sem

7 Years

8

Ph.D . (CSE /BSBE ) students with B.S. (4-year program), B.Tech., M.Sc., M . C . A . , B.Pharm., B.V.Sc. or M.B.B.S.

216

362

72

6 Sem

7 Years

9

Ph.D . ( Management/ Design/ Engineering except ME) students with M.Tech. , M.Pharm., M.D. , M.V.Sc., M.Des . or M.B.A. (with M.Sc., M.A., B.Tech., B.S. (4-year program))

144

362

72

4 Sem

6 Years

1 0

Ph.D . (ME) students with M.Tech.

144

542

72

4 Sem

6 Years

1 1

Ph.D . (Management) students with M . B . A . (with B.A., B.Sc.)

180

542

72

5 Sem

6 Years

1 2

Ph.D . ( HSS/ Sciences except Physics and Chemistry ) students with M.Sc., M.A. , M.Phil . , Fine-Arts or Chartered Accountancy

180

542

72

5 Sem

6 Years

1 3

Ph.D. (Chemistry/Physics) students with M.Sc.

180

362

72

5 Sem

6 Years

1 4

Ph.D. (Sciences/HSS) students with B.Tech., B.S. (4-year program)

216

722

72

6 Sem

7 Years

1. May include one undergraduate course (permitted by the DPGC).

2. This is the minimum requirement specified by the departments. However, DPGC of each department can ask any student to do additional course(s) based on his/her background. For the course(s) suggested by DPGC, student will be awarded letter grades. For any other additional course(s) taken by the student, he/she may make a request for grades to be awarded in the S/X mode. These additional courses may also include UG courses with S/X grade.

3. Excludes summer term.

4. Students in the External Registration Programme will be required to stay on the campus at least as long it takes to (i) complete the required course work and pass the comprehensive examination (in case of a PhD student) and (ii) get a written proposal (prepared in consultation with his/her supervisor and co-supervisor) outlining the work proposed to be done for his/her thesis.

5. Add an additional year in case of part-time/external students.

A department may prescribe, with prior approval of the SPGC, additional credits of courses/thesis over and above the minimum specified in the above table.

7.2. Extension of Programme

1. No student who has completed the prescribed maximum duration in the programme shall be allowed to register in the subsequent semester unless he/she has been granted extension of the programme by the Senate on the recommendations of the DPGC and the SPGC.

2. However, those Ph.D. students who have submitted their theses and are waiting for the defence will be treated automatically as registered unless they apply for leave.

7.3. Audit Courses

The students are permitted to audit courses, but such courses shall not be shown either on the registration form or on the grade transcript.

7.4. Advance Standing at IITK

On the recommendation of the DPGC and approval of the SPGC, a student admitted to a postgraduate programme after partial completion of such or similar programme elsewhere may be granted an exemption up to 50 percent of the minimum course credits requirements. A Ph.D. student who has completed the two year M.Sc. programme at this institute can transfer a maximum of 18 postgraduate course credits earned during the M.Sc. programme towards fulfillment of his/her course requirement for the Ph.D. programme on the recommendation of the DPGC and approval of the SPGC, provided these credits were in excess of the minimum requirement for earning the M.Sc. degre e.

7.5. Residence Outside IITK

Students registered in the postgraduate programmes may count for residence and credit requirements, research or field work undertaken outside the institute under the supervision of the Institute supervisor(s), if facilities for such work are not available at this institute. Such cases must be recommended by the DPGC and approved by the SPGC before the student proceeds to the place of assignment. The D.IIT. students will not be allowed to count research undertaken outside the institute for residence and credit requirements.

7.6. Credits, Grades, Semester and Cumulative Performance Index

7.6. 1. In each course a student is registered, he/she earns certain approved credits and is awarded a letter grade indicating his/her overall performance in that course. There are ten letter grades: A*, A, B + , B, C + , C, D + . D, E, F, S, X and I. The correspondence between grades and points (on a 10-point scale)/rating is given below:

A*: 10 A: 10    B + : 9    B: 8    C + : 7    C: 6    D + : 5    D: 4    E: 0    F: 0 S: Satisfactory  X: Unsatisfactory  I: Incomplete

7.6. 2. If a student does not complete all the requirements for a course for a genuine reason, the instructor may award grade I (Incomplete). An I grade must be converted by the instructor to a regular letter grade by the last date for such conversion specified in the Academic Calendar, failing which it is automatically converted to an F grade.

7.6. 3. A student getting an E or a F grade in a course must either repeat it or substitute it by another course as suggested by DPGC.

7.6. 4. A student getting a D grade in a course may be allowed to repeat it or substitute it by another course, provided that :

his/her CPI is less than the prescribed minimum and the student is allowed to continue in the programme (as per provisions of Section 7.7), or the repetition/substitution is for a maximum of one course in the programme such that it does not lead to any increase in the semester load.

In case a course is repeated or substituted, the old grade will also appear on the transcript although it will not be taken into account while computing the CPI/SPI.

7.6. 5. Seminars will be graded as satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (X) and will carry zero credits.

7.6. 6. A student earns 9 credits for each D.IIT, M.Tech., M.Des., M.S. by Research, Ph.D project/thesis unit he/she is registered for in a semester. The grade S or X will be awarded for project/thesis credits as follows:

At the end of the semester, the project/thesis supervisors(s) will assess the student’s progress towards the project/thesis work during the semester and will award the grade S for each unit if the work is satisfactory and a X for every unsatisfactory unit. Thus a student register ed for 36 credits can get one of the following five combinations SSSS, SSSX, SSXX, SXXX, XXXX.

Format for the M.Tech./M.Des ./M.S. by Research /Ph.D. thesis grades in student’s transcripts

Thesis Units

Thesis Credits

Grading Options

4

36

4S, 3S1X, 2S2X, 1S3X, 4X

3

27

3S, 2S1X, 1S2X, 3X

2

18

2S, 1S1X, 2X

1

09

1S, 1X

0

0

0S, 0X

7.6.7. If a student is on leave for a part of the semester or submits his/her thesis in the middle of a semester, the SPGC may reduce his/her thesis/ project credits appropriately. However, under exceptional circumstances and for outstanding students, such reduction in thesis credits may be waived, on the case-to-case basis, due to the submission of thesis within two weeks before the start of the end -semester examinations.

7.6.8 . Computation of the Semester Performance Index (SPI) and Cumulative Performance Index (CPI)

The SPI is an indicator of the overall academic performance of a student in all the courses he/she has registered during a given semester. It is computed as follows: If the grades awarded to a student are G 1 , G 2 etc in courses with corresponding credits C 1 , C 2 etc, the SPI is given by

SPI = (C 1 G 1 + C 2 G 2 + …) / (C 1 + C 2 + …)

In the above computation, courses with S and X grades are ignored. Similarly, the CPI indicates the cumulative academic performance in all the courses taken including those taken in the current semester .

7.7. Academic Performance Requirement

7.7. 1. The minimum CPI requirement for continuing in the programme or for graduation is given below.

D.IIT./M.Tech./M.Des./ M.S. by Research/ MBA programme : 6.5. Ph.D. programme : 7.0.

7.7. 2. In the first semester in which the student registers, the minimum CPI (SPI) may be relaxed to 6 .0 and the student may be allowed to continue in the following semester on the recommendations of the DPGC and with the approval of the SPGC . A letter of warning wil l be issued by the Head of the Department/IDP of the student .

7.7. 3. In subsequent semesters, i f a D.IIT. /M.Tech./M.Des. /M.S. by Research /MBA student secures a CPI between 6.0 and 6.5 or a Ph.D. student secures a CPI between 6.5 and 7.0, he/she may be allowed to continue in the following semester on the recommendation of the DPGC and with the approval of the SPGC. A letter of warning will be issued by the Head of the Department/IDP of the student.

7.7. 4. A student will normally not be allowed to continue in the D.IIT./M.Tech./ M.Des./M.S. by Research /MBA programme if

i) his/her CPI is below 6.0 ii) his/her CPI is below 6.5 in two consecutive semesters (however, SPGC may consider continua tion as per provisions of 7.7.3 ). iii) he/she obtains two Fs or two Es or one F and one E in the same or different courses. iv) he/she accumulates three or more Xs towards thesis grades. 7.7. 5. A student will normally not be allowed to continue in the Ph.D. programme if

i) his/her CPI is below 6.5 ii) his/her CPI is below 7.0 in two consecutive semesters (however, SPGC may consider continua tion as per provisions of 7.7.3 ). iii) he/she obtains two Fs or two Es or one F and one E in the same or different courses. iv) he/she accumulates eight or more Xs towards thesis grades. v) he/she accumulates six or more Xs towards thesis grades in two consecutive semesters. vi) he/she secures Xs in all the thesis credits registered for in two consecutive semesters.

7.7. 6. A letter of warning will be issued to a Ph.D. student by the Head of the Department/IDP of the student when he/she accumulates two or more Xs.

7.7. 7. The DPGC will keep a watch on the progress of every student and whenever a student fails to meet the requirements, will intimate the SPGC. If a student's programme is terminated, the Head of the Department will issue the letter of termination.

7.7.8. T he re is a provision for a student who is terminated from her/his program to appeal as well as re-appeal for reinstatement of the program. A ppeals, if any, should be addressed to Chairman, Senate, IIT Kanpur. Appeal should be neatly written or typed on A4-size paper.

Student should submit appeals along with all supporting documents to the Postgraduate Office, latest by the prescribed date & time mentioned in the office order for the s ame issued by DOAA . If the student is sending his/her appeal by post, it is his/her responsibility to ensure that appeals are delivered before the deadline mentioned.

If a student's appeal is turned down by the Senate, the student may re-appeal after a gap of a few (typically 3 or 4) months. The reappeal needs to be justified with valid reasons/documents. The Admittance Committee can consider the re-appeal, and upon acceptance, the due procedure for further processing of re-appeal begins. Students will only get one chance for a re-appeal .

7.8. Exit from Ph.D. Programme

7.8.1 If a Ph.D. student in an engineering department does not hold a master’s degree in engineering, he/she may exit from the programme with an M.Tech. degree provided

(i) a request to this effect is made not before the student has completed two-and-half years (excluding the period of sanctioned leave, if any) in the programme;

(ii) the request is approved by the Senate on the recommendations of DPGC and SPGC; and

(iii) the student has completed all the requirements of the M.Tech. degree (including a thesis). The Masters' thesis should be submitted within six months of the approval of the exit option by the Senate. Under exceptional circumstances, this period can be extended for three more months by the SPGC Chairperson for bonafide reasons.

7.8.2 If a Ph.D. student is in an engineering department and holds a master’s degree in engineering or if the Ph.D. student is in a non-engineering department , he/she may request with proper justification to exit from the programme with a degree/diploma or MS by Research. The request has to be recommended by the t hesis supervisor, DPGC and SPGC and approved by the Senate . The student opting for exit option may be considered for the award of M.Tech. /MS by research degree or any other form of degree/d iploma , depending on the completed course/research work.

7.8.3 Students who joined Masters ’ program (M.Tech./M.Des./M.S. by Research/ MBA) a nd converted into PhD program can exercise the exit option any time after the accumulation of the requisite number of overall credits for the award of the masters’ degree

7.9. A postgraduate student may withdraw anytime from his/her academic programme, provided he/she makes a written request to this effect, and his/her request is endorsed by DPGC and approved by SPGC. A letter of withdrawal will be issued by the Head of the Department/IDP of the student.

8. Comprehensive Examination of PhD Student

8. 1. Students registered in the Ph.D. programme must pass a comprehensive examination designed to test the overall comprehension of the student in the various subjects. A student can appear in the comprehensive examination only after he/she has completed the course requirements and satisfied the minimum specified CPI requirement

8. 2. Students admitted with B.Tech., M.Sc., M.A. or M.Phil. degrees or part-time students with M.Tech. or equivalent degrees may appear in the comprehensive examination earliest at the end of the second semester, but must pass it before the end of the fifth semester after their first registration. Students admitted with M.Tech. or equivalent degrees may appear in the comprehensive examination earliest at the end of the first semester, but must pass it before the end of the fourth semester after their first registration. The above time limits are exclusive of the period of sanctioned leave, if any.

8. 3. The examination will be in oral form but may be supplemented with a written part.

8. 4. The comprehensive examination board will consist of at least three but not more than five faculty members of the student's department/IDP plus one faculty member from outside the department/IDP (discipline, in the case of Humanities & Social Sciences). There may be two faculty members from outside the department/IDP (discipline, in the case of Humanities & Social Sciences) in case thesis supervisor is from outside the department/IDP (discipline, in the case of Humanities & Social Sciences). Constitution of the board will be proposed by the DPGC in consultation with the Head of the department/IDP and the thesis supervisor, if already assigned, and will be forwarded to the Chairperson, SPGC who will send it to the Chairman, Senate for approval. The thesis supervisor of the student, if already assigned, will be the convener of the board. In case no thesis supervisor is assigned, the Convener, DPGC will be the convener of the board.

8. 5. A student will be considered to have passed the comprehensive examination if all except at the most one member of the board are satisfied with student's performance in the examination. The report of the comprehensive examination must be sent to the Chairperson, SPGC within 8 weeks of the date of approval of the board.

8. 6. When a student has not passed the comprehensive examination in his/her first attempt, a second comprehensive examination will be conducted by the same board that was constituted earlier unless otherwise approved by the Chairman, Senate on the recommendation of the DPGC and the SPGC. A student will not be allowed to appear in the comprehensive examination more than twice. All such cases shall be brought to the notice of the Senate with a clear recommendation from the SPGC about the action to be taken. The normal action would be to terminate the PhD programmes of all such Students who fail to clear the comprehensive after two attempts.

9. Candidacy For The Ph.D. Degree

A student enrolled in the Ph.D. programme is formally admitted to the candidacy for the Ph.D. degree after he/she has completed the course requirements for the degree with at least the minimum required CPI, and has passed the comprehensive examination. Only such students who are admitted to the candidacy will be allowed to submit Ph.D. theses in accordance with the guidelines laid down in Section 11.4.2.

10. State of Art Seminar

Every Ph.D. student admitted to the candidacy for the Ph.D. degree is required to give a general seminar in the Department covering the State of Art of the area of research. This seminar must be given within six months of passing the comprehensive examination. A report of satisfactory completion of this requirement is to be communicated to Chairperson, SPGC by the thesis supervisor through the Convener, DPGC.

If a student fails to successfully deliver the SOTA se m inar with in the stipulate d 6 months , then on the request of the student and recommendation from the thesis supervisor and Convener, DPGC, the Chairman, SPGC may grant an extension up t o three months, while a further extension up to three months may be granted by SPGC . The s tudent has to apply for these extensions in advance. If a student fails to deliver the SOTA seminar even after these extension s are granted , his/her ac ademic program would be deemed to have been terminated.

11. Thesis and Thesis Examination

11.1. Appointment of Thesis Supervisors of D.IIT., M Tech., MS by Research, M. Des. and Ph.D. Students

11. 1. 1 . A student shall not normally have more than two supervisors at any given time.

11. 1. 2 . Thesis supervisor(s) of a student will normally be appointed from amongst the faculty members at IIT Kanpur using modalities decided by the departments. However, for a M.S. by Research student who is a project employee at IIT Kanpur, the faculty member who is the princi pal investigator of the project will be appointed as his/her thesis supervisor.

11. 1. 3 . Under exceptional circumstances, other employees of IITK with the rank of senior scientific officer and above can be appointed as co-supervisors of Ph.D. students. The recommendation of a peer group (appointed by the Head of the Department to which the student belongs) regarding the merit and qualifications of being considered as co-supervisor should be sent to the SPGC through the DPGC for approval. One such co-supervisor can be appointed to only one student at a time.

11. 1. 4 . In exceptional cases a student can have a co-supervisor from outside the institute on the recommendation of the DPGC and the SPGC and approval of the Chairman, Senate. Application along with biodata /CV of external co-supervisor needs to be attached .

11. 1. 5 . The appointment or change of supervisor(s) will be communicated to the SPGC by the DPGC. No change/addition of supervisor(s) is allowed after the thesis has been submitted.

11. 1. 6 . In case there has been a change/addition in the supervisor(s), the M.Tech./M.Des. /M.S. by Research thesis will not be submitted earlier than three months and the Ph.D. thesis will not be submitted earlier then six months from the date of such change.

11. 1. 7 . If a student’s supervisor proceeds on long leave for more than one year in case of Ph.D. students, and on leave for more than three months in case of M.Tech./M.Des. /M.S. by Research students, the DPGC shall appoint a supervisor or a co-supervisor in consultation with the supervisor and the student. In such a case the number of supervisors may be more than two if an external supervisor already exists. If a student’s supervisor proceeds on leave for not more than one year in case of Ph.D. students, and not more than three months in case of M.Tech./M.Des. /M.S. by Research students, the DPGC may appoint a programme coordinator to take care of various formalities.

11. 1. 8 . If all research work and related analysis is complete except writing of the thesis, and the supervisor proposes to go on leave, the DPGC may appoint a programme coordinator, to take care of the formalities, such as providing the list of examiners, conducting the oral examination, etc.

11. 1. 9 . In case a supervisor resigns/retires or otherwise ceases to be a faculty member of the institute the DPGC will appoint a new supervisor or co-supervisor.

11.2 Doctoral Monitoring Committee (DMC)

A Doctoral monitoring committee should necessarily be formed for all PhD students after the formally admittance to the candidacy for the Ph.D. degree. The DMC for each PhD student should comprise of his/her supervisor(s) and two more faculty members of the institute. It is desirable that the student makes at least one presentation before the DMC every semester based on which the DMC submits a report on the progress of the work of the student. As far as possible, the subsequent committees for the PhD students should include all DMC members .

11.3. Open Seminar of Ph.D. Students

Before proceeding to finalize the thesis, each Ph.D. student must deliver a seminar open to faculty and students in which the research work will be presented to obtain comments and criticism which may be incorporated in his/her thesis. Notice of the seminar must be displayed at least four days in advance. A thesis can be submitted only after the satisfactory fulfillment of this requirement. The intimation that the open seminar has been given should be communicated by the thesis supervisor through the Convener, DPGC to the Academic Section.

The maximum time duration for the submission of the thesis after the delivery of the open seminar will be six months. In exceptional circumstances, the students may seek an extension up to three months with proper justification. However, if the thesis is not submitted within the desired period including the extension, the open seminar already delivered will stand cancelled and the student will be required to give a fresh open seminar before he/she submits his/her thesis.

11.4. Constitution of Committee/Board for Thesis and Oral Examination

11.4.1. M Tech/M Des and D.IIT. Project Oral Examination Committee

11. 4 . 1. 1. The thesis/project will be examined by an oral examination committee formed by the thesis supervisor(s)/programme coordinator in consultation with the Head of the Department/IDP. It must be recommended by the DPGC and approved by the Chairperson, SPGC.

11. 4 . 1.2 . The committee shall consist of the thesis supervisor(s)/ programme coordinator and at least two but not more than four other members, one of who m should belong to a department/IDP other than the student's department/IDP. The thesis supervisor/programme coordinator will act as the Convener of the Committee.

11.4.2. M.S. by Research Oral Examination Committee and External Examiner

11. 4 .2.1 The thesis will be examined by an oral examination committee and an expert from outside IIT Kanpur.

11. 4 .2.2. The oral examination committee will be formed by the thesis supervisor(s)/programme coordinator in consultation with the Head of the Department/IDP. It must be recommended by the DPGC and approved by the Chairperson, SPGC. The committee shall consist of the thesis supervisor(s)/ programme coordinator and at least two but not more than four other members, one of who m should belong to a department/IDP other than the student's department/IDP. The thesis supervisor/programme coordinator will act as the Convener of the Committee.

11. 4 .2.3. The procedure for selecting the expert from outside IIT Kanpur is given bel ow:

i) The thesis supervisor(s)/programme coordinator, in consultation with the Head of the Department, shall propose a list of at least four names at the most 4 weeks before the submission of the thesis. This list along with adequate number of copies of synopsis (prepared according to the format prescribed in Specification and Information Regarding the Preparation of Thesis) shall be forwarded by the DPGC to Chairperson, SPGC.

ii) The Chairman, Senate in consultation with Chairperson, SPGC will select the expert from outside IIT Kanpur from this list. If considered necessary, the Chairman, Senate may require additional names of experts to be submitted. In case Chairman, Senate is the supervisor/co-supervisor of the student concerned, Chairperson, SPGC will select the expert from outside IIT Kanpur. In case Chairperson, SPGC is the supervisor of the student concerned, Chairman, Senate may consult Chairperson, SUGC for the selection of the expert from outside IIT Kanpur.

iii) The name of the expert from outside IIT Kanpur shall be kept confidential till the successful completion of the oral examination.

11.4.3. Ph.D. Thesis Board

11. 4 .3.1. The thesis board shall consist of three members in addition to the thesis supervisor(s) and should be approved by the Chairman, Senate. Unless some special circumstances make it impractical, at least two members of the thesis board (other than the supervisor(s)) must be from outside the Institute and at least one of these two must be from within the country.

11.4.3.2. The procedure for constituting the thesis board is given below.

i) The thesis board may be proposed at the most 4 weeks before the submission of the thesis.

ii) The thesis supervisor(s)/programme coordinator, in consultation with the Head of the Department shall propose a list of examiners (in addition to the thesis supervisor(s)/programme coordinator) consisting of at least three extra names over and above the required number of members for the thesis board. This list along with adequate number of copies of synopsis (prepared according to the format prescribed in Specification and Information Regarding the Preparation of Thesis) shall be forwarded by the DPGC to Chairperson, SPGC.

iii) The Chairman, Senate in consultation with Chairperson, SPGC will select the members of the thesis board from this list. If considered necessary, the Chairman, Senate may require additional names of experts to be submitted. In case Chairman, Senate is the supervisor/co-supervisor of the student concerned, Chairperson, SPGC will select the members of the thesis board. In case Chairperson, SPGC is the supervisor of the student concerned, Chairman, Senate may consult Chairperson, SUGC for the selection of the thesis board.

iv) The names of the members of the thesis board shall be kept confidential till successful completion of the oral examination. However, on completion of Ph.D. thesis evaluation (as detailed in Section 11.5.2), the Academic Section will send to the thesis supervisor(s) the names of the institute faculty who are the members of the thesis board, as well as that member who is from outside the institute but is from within the country so that these names can be included in the proposed list of the members of oral board.

11.4.4. Ph.D. Oral Board

11. 4 .4.1. The oral board shall consist of four members in addition to the thesis supervisor(s)/programme coordinator. Of the four, three shall be from among the faculty members of the institute (including those, if any, on the thesis board) and one shall be from among the members of the thesis board within the country but outside the institute. Of the three members from IIT Kanpur at least one shall be from a department or IDP (or discipline in case of Humanities and Social Sciences) which is different from the student's own.

11. 4 .4.2. The thesis supervisor(s)/programme coordinator in consultation with the Head of the Department shall propose the constitution of the oral board (forwarded through the Convener, DPGC) to the Chairperson, SPGC who will forward it to the Chairman, Senate for approval.

11.5. Submission of Thesis/Project

Keeping in view the ideal of maintaining the highest standards and integrity of research output from IITK, all the thesis/project report submitted to the institute should follow the guidelines provided in https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/data/thesisguide.pdf . In particular, the following measures are necessarily required to be followed :

  • The thesis should contain a signed “Declaration” by the student about the work to be plagiarism free . The “ Declaration ” is available in the link https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/data/thesisguide.pdf

  • The student must submit a signed “Certificate” to be kept in the student file. The “Certificate” is also available in the link https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/data/thesisguide.pdf

  • Soft copy of the thesis is subjected to a plagiarism check by Plagiarism Prevention Desk (PPD) . Only i f the similarity index using one of the similarity checkers is below a minimum threshold of 10% or the supervisor certifies that the index cannot be meaningfully reduced below 10% , a clearance form will be issued by the DOAA office . No thesis will be allowed to be submitted without this clearance form . Detailed procedure is again available in the link https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/data/thesisguide.pdf

  • The thesis must follow the Institute recommended formatting guidelines, with particular adherence to consistency across the entire thesis. Detailed guidelines for the same are available in the link https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/data/thesisguide.pdf

11.5.1. M.Tech./M.Des. Thesis / D.IIT. Project

After the M.Tech./M.Des./D.IIT. oral examination committee has been constituted, one soft cop y of the thesis/project report prepared according to the format prescribed in the link https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/data/thesisguide.pdf , will be submitted on thesis submission portal only after the approval of oral examination committee at least a week before the probable date of oral examination. The Academic Section will arrange to send the copies of the thesis to the examiners over email .

11.5.2. M.S. by Research Thesis

After the expert from outside IIT Kanpur has been selected, one soft copy of the thesis/project report prepared according to the format prescribed in the link https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/data/thesisguide.pdf should be submitted. The Academic Section will arrange to send the copies of the thesis to the examiners and a copy of the thesis along with a thesis evaluation form to the expert from outside IIT Kanpur.

11.5.3. Ph.D. Thesis

Ph.D. thesis can be submitted only after the thesis board has been duly approved and the intimation of the satisfactory completion of the open seminar has been received. One soft copy of the Ph.D. thesis prepared according to the format prescribed in the link https://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa/data/thesisguide.pdf should be submitted.

11.6. Processing of Project/Thesis

11.6.1. M Tech/M.Des./ M.S. by Research/ D.IIT. Oral Examination

11. 6 .1. 1. The oral examination will be conducted within four months from the date of submission of the thesis/project. If a student does not appear in the oral examination within this time period, his/her programme would be deemed to have been terminated. Request for reinstatement in the programme by such a student should be addressed to the Chairman, Senate. The request may be considered by the Senate and in case the Senate grants the request it shall specify the requirements that the student must fulfill for the award of the degree.

11. 6 .1. 2. The thesis supervisor/programme coordinator will intimate the date of the oral examination to the Academic Section.

11. 6 . 1. 3. The oral examination committee will evaluate the thesis/project, conduct the oral examination and send a report of the examination to the Chairperson, SPGC through the Convener, DPGC.

11. 6 .1. 4. A thesis will be considered to have been accepted if all members of the oral examination committee recommend its acceptance. A thesis, which is not accepted, will be considered to have been rejected.

11. 6 .1. 5. If a thesis is rejected along with a recommendation for resubmission after incorporating any modification/correction suggested by the oral examination committee, oral examination of the re-submitted thesis/project will be conducted by the original committee unless a different committee is approved by the Chairperson, SPGC. If the re-submitted thesis is rejected, the matter will be reported to the Senate for appropriate action.

11. 6 .1. 6. Acceptance of thesis/project will be reported to the Senate for approval.

11.6.2. M.S. by Research Thesis

11.6.2.1 After the M.S. by Research oral examination committee has been constituted and the expert from outside IIT Kanpur has been selected, the Dean/Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will send a letter by e-mail/fax to the expert enclosing a copy of the synopsis and requesting him/her to serve as an examiner for the thesis. If the expert refuses or no response is received for four weeks (with a reminder being sent after two weeks), then steps will be taken to appoint another external examiner.

11.6.2.2 In case Dean/Associate Dean of Academic Affairs is the supervisor of the student concerned, the above communication with the expert from outside IIT Kanpur will be done by the Associate Dean/Dean of Academic Affairs. In the exception case of both Dean/Associate Dean of Academic Affairs being the supervisor(s) of the concerned student, the above communication will be handled by the Dean of Faculty Affairs.

11.6. 2 . 3 . When the report of the expert from outside IIT Kanpur is received, the Chairperson, SPGC will place it in one of the following three categories:

i) Category I: If an examiner suggests corrections regarding punctuation, grammar, spelling or language, the supervisor(s) can use their discretion regarding incorporation of such suggestions.

ii) Category II: If an examiner points out typographical errors other than those in (i) above, or minor technical mistakes, raises some queries or suggests modifications but does not imply that the acceptance of the thesis is subject to removal of these defects to the examiner's satisfaction, the supervisor will communicate to the Chairperson, SPGC the student's response to the above and the same will be incorporated in the thesis to the satisfaction of the oral board, and examiner(s) concerned should be informed of the changes made on the basis of his/her suggestions.

iii) Category III: If an examiner outright rejects the thesis or raises technical points or suggests modifications which must be answered/carried out to the examiner's satisfaction before the thesis is accepted, the supervisor will communicate to the Chairperson, SPGC the changes made in the thesis, if any, in response to the examiner's comments along with an explanatory note which will be sent to the examiner with a request to respond within two weeks; if the examiner's response is not received within this period, a reminder will be sent and if no reply is received within two weeks time, further action will be initiated by the Chairperson, SPGC .

In all such cases, the student through the supervisor submits a “response to referee comments” along with a soft copy of the revised thesis clearly highlighting the revisions incorporated (e.g. in different font color such as blue).

11.6.2.4 A copy of t he report of the expert from outside IIT Kanpur (without the identity of the examiner) along with the soft copy of the highlighted revised thesis and “response to referee comments” shall be made available to the oral board examiners for their reference .

11.6.3. Ph.D. Thesis Evaluation by the Thesis Board

11. 6 . 3 . 1. After the synopsis has been submitted and the thesis board constituted, the Dean /Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will send a letter by e-mail/fax to each member of the thesis board enclosing a copy of the synopsis and requesting him/her to serve as an examiner for the thesis. If the examiner refuses or no response is received for four weeks (with a reminder being sent after two weeks), then steps will be taken to appoint another examiner.

11. 6 . 3 . 2. On receipt of the acceptance of examinership , a soft copy of the thesis along with a thesis evaluation form for the examiner's report will be sent to each examiner.

11. 6 . 3 . 3. In case Dean /Associate Dean of Academic Affairs is the supervisor of the student concerned, above processing (detailed in paras 1 and 2) will be done by the Associate Dean/Dean of Academic Affairs. In the exception case of both Dean/Associate Dean of Academic Affairs being the supervisor(s) of the concerned student, the above processing will be handled by the Dean of Faculty Affairs.

11. 6 . 3 . 4. When an examiner's report is received, the Chairperson, SPGC will place it in one of the following three categories:

i) Category I: If an examiner suggests corrections regarding punctuation, grammar, spelling or language, the supervisor(s) can use their discretion regarding incorporation of such suggestions.

ii) Category II: If an examiner points out typographical errors other than those in (i) above, or minor technical mistakes, raises some queries or suggests modifications but does not imply that the acceptance of the thesis is subject to removal of these defects to the examiner's satisfaction, the supervisor will communicate to the Chairperson, SPGC the student's response to the above and the same will be incorporated in the thesis to the satisfaction of the oral board, and examiner(s) concerned should be informed of the changes made on the basis of his/her suggestions.

iii) Category III: If an examiner outright rejects the thesis or raises technical points or suggests modifications which must be answered/carried out to the examiner's satisfaction before the thesis is accepted, the supervisor will communicate to the Chairperson, SPGC the changes made in the thesis, if any, in response to the examiner's comments along with an explanatory note which will be sent to the examiner with a request to respond within two weeks; if the examiner's response is not received within this period, a reminder will be sent and if no reply is received within two weeks time, further action will be initiated by the Chairperson, SPGC.

11. 6 . 3 . 5. Copies of the categorized report (without the identity of the examiner) will be sent to the thesis supervisor(s) and the Head of the Department.

11.6.3.6. On receipt of two positive reports (Category I or II), the third reviewer is given a final deadline to submit his/her report. This deadline will be two weeks from the receipt of the second positive report or the original deadline whichever is later. If the third report is not received within this deadline, permission is sought from Chairperson, SPGC to proceed forward with two reports. On the grant of this permission, the subsequent steps are initiated. However, Chairperson, SPGC may ask to wait for the third report based on his assessment of the comments raised in the existing reports.

11.6.3. 7 . Irrespective of the category marked in clause 11.6.3.4, the student through the supervisor submits a “response to referee comments” along with a soft copy of the revised thesis clearly highlighting the revisions incorporated (e.g. in different font colors for each of the examiner).

11. 6 . 3 . 8 . On completion of the process detailed above, the Chairperson, SPGC will intimate the supervisor the concurrence of the Chairman, Senate, if given, to initiate the constitution of the oral board. This concurrence of Chairman, Senate will be given if all the examiners recommend acceptance of the thesis. If one of the examiners rejects the thesis, the matter will be referred to Chairman, Senate for deciding further course of action. If two or more examiners reject the thesis, the thesis will be rejected.

11. 6 . 3 . 9 . In case Chairperson, SPGC is the supervisor of the student concerned, the above processing (detailed in paras 11. 6 . 3 . 4, 11. 6 . 3 . 5 . 11.6.3.6 and 11. 6 . 3 . 8 ) will be done by Chairperson, SUGC.

11.6.4. Ph.D. Oral Examination

11. 6 . 4 . 1. The Ph.D. oral examination will be an open examination. The supervisor(s)/programme coordinator will be the convener of the oral board and will fix the date of the oral examination and intimate the date to the Academic Section.

11. 6 . 4 . 2. If a member of the oral board communicates his/her inability to be present in advance or fails to be present on the specified date and time, the Chairman, Senate may appoint a substitute in consultation with the thesis supervisor(s)/programme coordinator, Head of the department and Chairperson, SPGC.

11. 6 . 4 . 3. Each member of the oral board will be given a soft copy of the thesis along with the entire technical correspondence with the thesis examiners at least one week before the date of the oral examination. This includes a copy of the report of the thesis examiners (without the identity of the examiner), a soft copy of the highlighted revised thesis and “response to referee comments”.

11.6.4.4. The oral board shall

i) examine the thesis reports,

ii) examine if necessary modifications suggested by the thesis examiners have been incorporated,

iii) elicit the candidate's replies to the questions raised by the thesis examiners,

iv) authenticate the work as the student's own,

v) judge if the presentation of the work by the student and the answers to the questions asked have been satisfactory, and

vi) give a report of the examination, which will be communicated by the supervisor(s)/programme coordinator to the Chairperson, SPGC through the Convener, DPGC.

11. 6 . 4 . 5. If all, except at most one member, declare the student as passed, the student shall be deemed to have passed.

11. 6 . 4 . 6. If a candidate has not passed, the oral board will specify whether

i) the candidate may be given another chance to appear in the oral examination and will specify the approximate date for re-examination. The original oral board will conduct the re-examination unless a different oral board is approved by the Chairman, Senate. In the re-examination, the board will declare whether the student has passed or failed as per the criteria laid down above but will not recommend holding a third oral examination.

ii) the candidate is declared to have failed.

11. 6 . 4 . 7. On receipt of the report that the student has passed the oral examination, the Chairperson, SPGC will recommend to the Senate for award of the Ph.D. degree.

11. 6 . 4 . 8. If the candidate has failed, the matter will be brought to the attention of the Senate for further action.

11.7 Award of M.Tech. / M. Des degree with PhD degree to those students who are admitted to PhD program in Engineering directly after a B.Tech./BS(4Yr)/M.Sc. degree or have converted from M.Tech./M. Des degree to PhD degree: -

All students who are pursuing the PhD degree directly after B.Tech./BS(4Yr)/M.Sc. degree can opt to get the additional M.Tech. / M. Des degree awarded along with the PhD degree at the time of graduation. This is subject to the following conditions:

1. The minimum total credit requirement will be 216 (the same as for PhD after B.Tech/BS/M.Sc).

2. The minimum number of thesis credits will be the sum of minimum number of thesis credits of M.Tech.(63) and PhD (72), equaling 135.

3. The minimum number of course credits should be the maximum of C 1 and C2 , where C1 is the course credits required for M. Tech . / M.Des and C2 is the course credits required for PhD after B.Tech/BS/M.Sc. This number varies between 36 and 90 depending on the department.

4. The student will have the option to either submit M.Tech. / M.Des thesis or credit an additional number of courses, in consultation with thesis supervisor and on the recommendation of the DPGC of the Department/IDP. The additional number of courses to be done in lieu of M Tech / M.Des thesis would be for a minimum of 63 credits. The minimum number of thesis credits in such cases will be 72 (instead of 135).

5. If the M.Tech / M. Des thesis option is exercised , the problem which forms the major content of the M Tech . / M.Des thesis should be different from the one reported in the PhD thesis. To ensure this, there should be plagiarism check performed between the MTech / M.Des and the PhD thesis. Also, it is recommended that at least one member of the thesis oral boards should be common across the two boards.

6 Student can deliver open seminar after M. Tech / M.Des defense without waiting for six months .

12. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student shall be deemed to have completed the graduation requirements., if the student has

i) passed all the prescribed courses, ii) attained the minimum required CPI, iii) satisfied the minimum academic and duration requirements,. iv) satisfied all the requirements specified by the concerned department, if any, v) satisfied all the requirements specified by the Senate and the Ordinances..

In addition, the student should have paid all the dues to the Institute and, should have no pending case of indiscipline.

ANNEXURE I

POSTGRADUATE COMMITTEES

The Senate Postgraduate Committee (SPGC) shall consist of one representative from each of the academic departments/interdisciplinary programmes who must be the Convener of DPGC and six additional members of whom one shall be the outgoing Chairperson (if not otherwise a member) and four shall be students, two each from Ph.D. and M.Tech. /M.S. by Research programmes and nominated for the purpose by the Students Senate.

The Postgraduate Committee shall have jurisdiction in the following matters concerning the postgraduate programme of the Institute: the formal approval of new courses of instruction, modification of courses already approved, the credit value of courses, the formal approval of admission of postgraduate students, the admission of qualified students to candidacy for degrees, the rules governing the form of presentation and disposal of theses, the conduct of oral and written examinations and in such other related matters as may be referred to it by the Senate.

The functions of the Committee shall consist primarily of general policy determination, coordination and review, but the Senate shall retain the power of final review. In the discharge of its responsibilities the committee shall make full use of the appraisals and recommendations of the various academic departments concerned. This committee shall be assisted by the Departmental Postgraduate Committees.

Each department/interdisciplinary programme (approved by the Senate) shall have a Departmental Postgraduate Committee consisting of a Convener to be nominated by the Head of Department in consultation with the faculty of the department, the Head of the Department and a minimum of four and a maximum of eight faculty members to be chosen by the Department, and two students, one from the Ph D and the other from the M .Tech./M.S. by Research programme. If an M.Tech. /M.S. by Research programme does not exist , both shall be from the Ph.D. programme. The student members shall be chosen by the postgraduate students of the department for a period of one year.

The student members shall not participate when the cases of academic evaluation of individual students are being considered, although the students' opinion might be sought prior to taking any decision.

ANNEXURE II

RESERVATION OF SEATS

SC/ST Category

In each programme 15 percent seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates and 7.5 percent seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. Such candidates are required to produce at the time of admission an original certificate in the prescribed format of Government of India, which is amended from time to time. The currently prevailing format is given in Annexure II.1 .

OBC Category

Board of Governors has approved 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) candidates (other than those covered under the category of “creamy layer”) in a phased manner commencing from the academic year 2008-09 (ref: BOG 2008.3.16). The reservation is applicable to those OBC candidates who satisfy the following eligibility requirements.

1. They belong to one of the castes listed against the state of their residence on the web-site of National Commission of Backward Classes (NCBC) , i.e., they belong to the central list of OBC (visit the URL: http://ncbc.nic.in/backward-classes/index.html ).

2. They are excluded from the Creamy Layer as provided in the OM No. 36012/22/93-(SCT) dated 8 th September, 1993 of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension, Department of Personnel and Training as amended by that department vide OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 9 th March, 2004 and any other notification that may take place before the admission. More details on the definition of Creamy Layer are available at the following links:

http://ncbc.nic.in/html/creamylayer.html

http://persmin.gov.in/WriteData/WMS/ScanDocument/36033 5 2004 01April2005.htm

To ensure that the benefit of reservation is given only to the OBCs excluded from the Creamy Layer (as per the above-mentioned Office Memorandum), candidates belonging to the OBC category are required to produce at the time of admission an original certificate in the prescribed format of Government of India, which is amended from time to time. The currently prevailing format is given in Annexure II.2.

PD Category

In each category of seats (unreserved and reserved), 3 percent seats are reserved for the Physically Disabled (PD) candidates and are to be filled up as per the admission procedure laid down for that category. In case one or more of the seats reserved for the PD candidates in a category remain vacant, those are permitted to be filled up by the other candidates belonging to the same category.


ANNEXURE II.1

FORM OF CASTE CERTIFICATE FOR SC/ST

This is to certify that Shri*/Shrimati/Kumari ______________________________ Son/Daughter of

_______________________ Village/Town ____________________________. /District/Division*

_____________________ of the __________________________ State/Union Territory belongs to the

________________________Caste*/Tribe which is recognized as a Scheduled Caste/Tribe under :

*The Constitution Scheduled Castes Order, 1950.

*The Constitution Scheduled Tribes Order, 1950.

*The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) (Union Territories) (Part C States) Order, 1951;

*The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories) (Part C States) Order, 1951;

[As amended by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes List (Modification Order, 1956, the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960, the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970, the North Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971 and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976.]

*The Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir)* Scheduled Castes Orders, 1956.

*The Constitution (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)* Scheduled Tribes Order, 1959, as amended by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976

*The Constitution (Dadra and Nagar Haveli)* Scheduled Castes Order, 1962.

*The Constitution (Dadra and Nagar Haveli)* Scheduled Tribes Order, 1962.

*The Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964.

*The Constitution (Uttar Pradesh) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1967.

*The Constitution (Goa, Daman and Diu) Scheduled Castes Order, 1968.

*The Constitution (Goa, Daman and Diu) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1968. *The Constitution (Nagaland) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1970.

*The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Castes Order, 1978

*The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1978

*The Constitution (Jammu & K ashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1989.

*The Constitution (SC) Orders (Amendment) Act, 1990.

*The Constitution (ST) Orders (Amendment) Ordinance Act, 1991.

*The Constitution (ST) Orders (Amendment) Ordinance Act, 1996.

*The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Act, 2002.

*The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Second Amendment) Act, 2002.

*The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 2002.

2. Applicable in the case of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes persons who have migrated from one State/Union Territory Administration.

This certificate is issued on the basis of the Scheduled Castes/Schedul ed Tribes Certificate issued to Shri/Shrimati* _____________________ father/mother* _______________ of Shri/Shrimati/Kumari _______________________ of Village/Town* _____________________ in /District/Division* ___________________ _ of the State/Union Territory* _______________________ who belongs to the ____________________Caste*/Tribe which is recognised as a Schedul ed Caste/Scheduled Tribe in the Station/Union Territory* issued by the ________________________ dated _________________.

3. Shri/Shrimati/Kumari* and/or* his/her* family ordinarily reside(s) in Village/Town* _______________________ District/Division* of the State/Union Territory* of ______________________.

Place ________________________ Signature __________________________

Date _________________________ Designation__________________________

(with seal of Office)

State/Union Territory _____________________

* Please delete the words, which are not a pplicable.

@ Please quote specific Presidential Order

% Delete the Paragraph, which is not applicable

Note : (a) The term ‘ordinarily reside’(s) used here will have the same meaning as in Section 20 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950.

The following Officers are authorised to issue caste certificates :

  • District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/1 st Class Stipendary Magistrate/Sub Divisional Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner.

  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate.

  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.

  • Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides.

  • Certificates issued by Gazetted Officers of the Central or of a State Government countersigned by the District Magistrate concerned.

  • Administrator/Secretary to Administrator (Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands).


ANNEXURE II.2

(Format of OBC Certificate)

FORM OF CERTIFICATE TO BE PRODUCED BY OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES (NCL)

This is to certify that Shri/Smt./Kumari _________________________ ___ _________son/daughter of_____________________________of village/town ____________________________________ in District/Division _______________________ _ _________________________in the State/Union Territory________________________________belongs to the ____ __ ______________community which is recognised as a backward class under the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s Resolution No. _________________ ___ _________________________ dated _________________*. Shri/Smt./Kumari _______ _ __________________________ and /or his/her family ordinarily reside(s) in the _ ___________ _________________________________________ District/Division of the _____________________ __ ___________________ State/Union Territory. This is also to certify that he/she does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 36012/22/93 – Estt.(SCT) dated 8.9.1993 **.

District Magistrate ,

Deputy Commissioner etc.

Dated:

Seal

________________________________________________________________________________

* The authority issuing the certificate may have to mention the details of Resolution of Government of India, in which the caste of the candidate is mentioned as OBC.

** As amended from time to time.

Note:- The term “Ordinarily” used here will have the same meaning as in Section 20 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950.

ANNEXURE III

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

Course Number

Each postgraduate course will have a unique number consisting of two parts. The first part will consist of a code to identify the department/programme which will be of 1 to 3 characters of English alphabet and identical for all courses of a particular Department/Programme. In the case of Humanities and Social Sciences separate identification codes will be used for each of the approved disciplines. The second part will be a three-digit number beginning with 6, 7, 8 or 9. To ensure active participation of the identified department to run a IDP, the nomenclature of the individual courses offered under the programme shall reflect the identity of the department offering the course.

Course Credits

The credits of postgraduate courses will be arrived at as per the table given belo w:

Credits per contact hour in a week

Lecture: 3 credits

Tutorial : 3 credits

Laboratory: 1 credit

Discussion hour: 1 credit

Approval of a New Course

All postgraduate courses require the approval of the SPGC before being offered. A course should be proposed by an interested faculty member in a prescribed format at least six weeks before the pre-registration dates of the semester in which it is proposed to be offered for the first time. The Convenor, DPGC should e-mail the proposal to all faculty members to elicit their comments and suggestions, and should send a hard copy / soft copy of the proposal to the Chairperson, SPGC. A minimum period of three weeks should be allowed for such comments to be received. After this period, the Convenor in consultation with the proposer of the course will write to the Chairperson, SPGC for approval with the proposal in its final form after taking into account all comments/suggestions and making suitable modifications. The comments/suggestions received should be enclosed with the letter to the Chairperson, SPGC. If over 20 percent of the contents have been modified, the proposal should be re-circulated to all faculty members. At least one week should be allowed for the receipt of comments on the revised course proposal.

Discontinuation of Course

Any postgraduate course, which is not offered for three consecutive years, may be discontinued. The Academic Section will inform the department concerned about such course(s) and if a recommendation to keep the course in the list of approved courses is not received within one month, the course will be taken off from the list of approved courses. No course will be permitted to remain in the list of approved courses for over five years without being offered. The Head of the Department or Convener, DPGC can request in writing to the Chairperson, SPGC to remove a course from the list of approved courses for the department.

ANNEXURE IV

Credit Requirements for award of M.Tech. / M. Des degree with PhD degree

S.

No.

Dept.

Departmental guidelines for the award of M.Tech./M.Des./MS degree to those students who take a direct admission into the Ph.D programme after B.Tech./BS /M.Sc.

01

AE

1. Both additional thesis and additional course work option should be available to the student.

2. The student will opt for one of those in consultation and recommendation of his/her supervisor.

02

BSBE

Additional M. Tech. by course credits or research credits

03

CHE

Students admitted to the Ph.D. programme directly after B.Tech. shall be eligible for an M.Tech. / MS. To obtain the Master’s degree together with their Ph.D., the student must submit and pass the formal evaluation of a Master’s thesis (equivalent to 63 research credits). Student supervisor and Ph.D. evaluation committee shall exercise due care to ensure there is no duplication of the submitted Master’s thesis in the Ph.D. thesis that gets submitted later on. The department is not in favour of Master’s through course work and this option shall remain closed for all ChE direct Ph.D. candidate.

04

CSE

May be allowed to exercise either option to receive the additional M.Tech. degree along with PhD degree.

   

Thesis option

Course option

   

Min Course work: 36credits

Min Thesis work: 135 credits (to submit an additional M.Tech. level thesis which is independent of the PhD work) Total Work: 216

Min Course work: 108 credits

Min Thesis work: 72 credits

Total Work: 216

05

CE

Civil Engineering Department will offer both the options

   

Thesis Option

Course Option

   

Min Course work: 72credits

Min Thesis work: 144 credits

Total work : 216 credits

Min Course work: 135 credits

Min Thesis work: 135 credits

Total work : 270 credits

06

DES

Thesis route or course route may be exercised by the student in consultation with supervisor/DPGC

   

Thesis Option

Course Option

   

If thesis option is exercised then the student submits and defends the M.Des. thesis atleast 6 months before the open seminar. M.Des. thesis should not overlap with the PhD thesis. The minimum thesis credits in this case will be 135.

If course option is exercised by the student then the minimum thesis credits in this case will be 72, the student will then credit additional courses for 63 credits

07

EE

i. Both the course based option and thesis based options should be adopted by our department. The minimum requirement will be as per the existing norms of Electrical Engg department. A B.Tech student admitted directly to our PhD program need to take 10 courses (min) and any additional requirement will be over and above this minimum requirement.

ii. If thesis based option is adopted by the student, the M Tech thesis be made available to the PhD board to check for overlap in research work.

08

IME

Minimum course credit requirements: 90 credits which should include all the compulsory courses of both M.Tech. and Ph.D. programme.

Thesis route or course route may be exercised by the student in consultation with supervisor/DPGC

   

Thesis Option

Course Option

   

If thesis option is exercised then the student submits and defends the M.Tech. thesis atleast 6 months before the open seminar. MTech thesis should not overlap with the PhD thesis. The minimum thesis credits in this case will be 135.

If course option is exercised by the student then the minimum thesis credits in this case will be 72, the student will then credit additional courses for 63 credits

09

MSE

Students with B.Tech. background admitted directly to Ph.D. programme shall get a M.Tech. certificate as well provided they complete 90 credits of course work and 135 credits of thesis work. They may submit two separate or one thesis as decided by the thesis supervisor.

10

ME

Only M.Tech. thesis option will be available to the student.

11

MSP

M Tech degree by thesis work should fulfill the following requirements:

  • 90 credits by coursework

  • 135 credits by thesis

12

PSE

Only M.Tech. thesis option will be available to the student.