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    Mode Full time | Duration 6 Years

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is an offered Full-time three/six-year Doctoral program and it is offered by the IIT, Kanpur. Ph.D. program shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years. Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the individual Institution concerned.

    Eligibility Criteria

    A master's degree in engineering with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum.


    A bachelor's degree in engineering or science (4 year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI and a valid GATE score (the requirement of GATE score is waived for candidates with bachelor's degree in engineering from the centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs)).


    A master's degree in science or an allied area while satisfying each of the following three 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 score.

    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. 

    A valid GATE score is required for the candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Design/Architecture, except in the case of candidates with bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the centrally funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The candidates with master’s degree in science must either have a valid GATE score or must have qualified for/in JRF/NET.

    Admission Details

    Admission to the PhD programme is generally made in both the semesters in a year, i.e., July and December. Selection is done through a written test followed by interview. Industries and research organizations may also sponsor a candidate for admission to the PhD program.

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