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Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur
Kharagpur, India – 721302 West Bengal
Phone: 03222-255221
Fax: 03222-255303
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.

Course Name:

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


3.1. 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 (3.2.a and/or 3.2.b) in Engineering /Science /Commerce /Management/ Law and/or equivalent.


b) Minimum 55% marks or a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 point scale in the qualifying examination (3.2.a and/or 3.2.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 vice versa. Their admission will be based on the CGPA or Percentage of Marks awarded in the transcript.

3.2. 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


3.2. 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

Course Name:

PhD Program for Working Professionals with Minimum Residential Requirements


1) Primary Eligibility Criteria

a) Reputation of the company or organization where the candidate is working.

      The companies (private/government), research organizations, Ministries of Central and State Governments wherein the candidate is presently employed should have well established reputation & image and possibly known to the faculty members of the department in which the candidate is desirous of seeking PhD admission.

      If this is an enterprise or company, it is expected that it should have a listing in the premier stock exchanges and should have an annual turnover of at least 20 crore rupees.

      List of the reputed companies/ organizations/ firms should be updated regularly at the departmental level to verify the credentials.

      In case the department is not sure about the company/organization, the decision will be taken by a committee consisting of the Dean PGS&R, Dean UGS, Head of the Department/Centre/School and the Chairman CDC.

b) Defence or other ministries of the Government of India or any other government organizations;

c) Established industrial research and development organizations;

d) Autonomous bodies and public undertakings excluding academic institutions

2) Requisite Qualifications

a) The candidate must meet the following criteria to be shortlisted for interview and test. She/he should be having (at least) BTech/BE/MBBS/MSc degree (or equivalent degrees) from a reputed educational institution with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 in a 10 point scale or 75 percentage of marks in their Bachelor’s as well as Masters’ degree (if applicable). However, any conversion of CGPA to marks (or vice versa) to meet this criterion will not be permitted.

B) Experience: Two years of post qualification experience (experience may include stints at multiple organizations) for candidates holding Bachelor/Master degree in relevant disciplines.

c) Candidates need to provide a ‘NO OBJECTION’ certificate issued from their company, stating it has no issues with the candidate pursuing PhD under the proposed scheme: PhD Program for Working Professionals with Minimum Residential Requirements. No commitment of financial support or the continuation of their employment during or after the PhD is required.

3) Selection of the Candidate

a) Candidates who meet the above requirements should look out for prospective faculty members in the department where he/she is interested to register for his/her PhD degree.

b) A research proposal approved by the prospective supervisor must be submitted by the candidate at the time of the application.

c) The candidates fulfilling the above will have to appear for interview/test along with other regular candidates appearing for PhD admissions.

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to apply online through the website.

Application fee is Rs.1000/- for Unreserved/OBC/EWS/Transgender candidates and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PwD/ Women candidates.

Instructions to fill online Application form.

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:

Website closure for submission of online application: 22nd October, 2019 (Tuesday)

Last date for receipt of hard copy of completed application (for project sponsored category) at the Academic (PGS&R) Section: 22nd October, 2019 (Tuesday)

Date of Test & Interviews in Depts/Centres/Schools (for short listed candidates): November 28th to 29th, 2019 and December 02nd to 04th, 2019


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