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Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur
Kharagpur, India – 721302 West Bengal
Phone: +91-3222-255221
Fax: +91-3222-255303
Email: Website:

About College:

The history of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when a committee was set up by Hon'ble Sir Jogendra Singh, Member of the Viceroy's Executive Council, Department of Education, Health and Agriculture to consider the setting up of Higher Technical Institutions for post war industrial development in India. The 22 member committee headed by Sri N.R.Sarkar, in its report, recommended the establishment of four Higher Technical Institutions in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern regions, possibly on the lines of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a number of secondary institutions affiliated to it. The report also urged the speedy establishment of all the four institutions with the ones in the East and the West to be started immediately. The committee also felt that such institutes would not only produce undergraduates but they should be engaged in research, producing research workers and technical teachers as well. The standard of the graduates should be at par with those from first class institutions abroad. They felt that the proportion of undergraduates and postgraduate students should be 2:1. 
With the above recommendations of the Sarkar committee in view, the first Indian Institute of Technology was born in May 1950 in Hijli, Kharagpur, in the eastern part of India. Initially the IIT started functioning from 5, Esplanade East, Calcutta and very soon shifted to Hijli in Sept. 1950. The present name 'Indian Institute of Technology' was adopted before the formal inauguration of the Institute on August 18, 1951, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. IIT Kharagpur started its journey in the old Hijli Detention Camp where some of our great freedom fighters toiled and sacrificed their lives for the independence of our country. The history of IIT Kharagpur is thus intimately linked with the history of the Hijli Detention Camp. This is possibly one of the very few Institutions all over the world which started life in a prison house. 

Course Name:

Ph.D Programme (Spring Semester) [disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Humanities & Social Sciences, Rural Development, Law and Management]


1.1. All candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. program under the categories mentioned below shall have to possess requisite marks/grades in the qualifying degree as shown below:

a)    Minimum 60% marks or a CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (1.2.a and/or    1.2.b) in Engineering /Science /Commerce /Management/ Law and/or equivalent OR

b)    Minimum 55% marks or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (1.2.a and/or  1.2.b) in Humanities/Social Science/MBBS degree and/or equivalent

Note: CGPA will not be converted into percentage marks if the degree awarding Institute provides marks in CGPA system. Their admission will be based on the CGPA awarded in the transcript.

1.2. a) Minimum qualifying degree required for seeking admission to the Ph.D. program 

a)    M.Tech (Master of Technology) / MS / ME (Master of Engineering)/ M.Sc.(Engg.,)

b)    M. Arch./ MCP (Master of City planning) /MRP (Master of Regional Planning)

c)    M. Phil. (2 years programme)

d)    MBA / PG Diploma in Management of 2-year duration (after completion of B.Tech/M.Sc/MA/M.Com)  

e)    LLM (2 years programme) after EITHER at least 5 years of integrated LLB degree after 10+2 examination OR 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 examination

f)    An equivalent of the aforesaid degree OR

1.2. b) Minimum qualifying degree required for seeking admission to the Ph.D. program.

a)    B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology)/ BE (Bachelor of Engineering)/ B.Sc (Engg.)

b)    B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)

c)    M.Sc. (Master of Science) / MA (Master of Arts) / M. Phil. (1 year program)

d)    MBA / PG Diploma in Management of 2-year duration (after completion of BA/B.Sc/B.Com)

e)    MBBS degree with compulsory one-year internship completed

f)    5 years (minimum) of integrated LLB degree after 10+2 examination OR 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 examination OR LLM (1 year programme) after LLB degree (minimum 5 years)

g)    A degree equivalent to any of the above.

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to apply online through College website.    

Applicants are required to apply online. Application fee is Rs.1000/- for Unreserved/OBC/Transgender candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PwD/Women candidates.


STEP-I: Fill in the ONLINE application form

Register with Your Email Id and Login. FILL in the appropriate data. Please note that you have to upload your testimonials wherever it is required to validate your information along with your digital photograph and signature.

STEP-II: Make PAYMENT and SUBMIT Application

Payment of application fee has to be made through online payment gateway only.


After final submission of your online application, you will be able to generate your online application print with your specific details/data. This application print may be retained with you for future requirement.

Please note that you NEED NOT SEND the application by post. Your application will be considered on the basis of your final submission through online. You can check submission, shortlisting, selection and other application related status from Application Status menu. You should remember your login id and password for the same.

N.B. The candidates shortlisted for test & interview will be informed through email only. Their names will also be notified in the webpage. However, candidates can see their status through login and download the interview letter, if shortlisted.

If you have any questions, you can send an email to

Closing Date:

Commencement of Online application form submission: 9th September, 2018

Website closure for submission of online application form: 22nd October, 2018

Date of Test & Interviews in Depts/Centres/Schools (for short listed candidates): 28th- 30th, November, 2018 & 3rd- 4th December, 2018

Date of admission in the Ph.D. programme for selected candidates: 2nd January, 2019 (Wednesday)


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