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Admission to PhD Programmes for December 2020 Session


Applications are to be submitted online. If you are applying to more than one Department/Centre, then you can apply with the same registration. Before applying, please carefully go through information given in each of the following links.

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Application Process Start Date: 20 October, 2020 (10:00 AM)
Application Process Ended On: 11 November, 2020 (05:00 PM)

Instruction to applicants

Applications are to be submitted online. You can apply to more than one Department/Centre with the same registration by paying application fee separately for each Department/Centre. Before applying, please carefully go through information given in each of the following links.

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Other Information/ Instructions
  • Validity of OBC-NCL Certificate: The OBC-NCL certificates uploaded/ submitted by the OBC-NCL candidates must be issued on or after April 01, 2020. Any OBC-NCL certificate issued before April 01, 2020 is treated as invalid. If applicant does not have a valid certificate, an old certificate along with the declaration should be uploaded. The valid certificate (issued on or after April 01, 2020) should be submitted by January 31, 2021.
  • Validity of Income & Asset Certificate for EWS: To avail benefit of reservation under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), the candidates should upload/ submit a copy of Income and Asset Certificate (of last financial year) issued on or after April 01, 2020. Any Income and Asset certificate issued before April 01, 2020 is treated as invalid. If applicant does not have a valid certificate, an old certificate along with the declaration should be uploaded. The valid certificate (issued on or after April 01, 2020) should be submitted by January 31, 2021.
  • Reimbursement of Travel Fare by Train: For attending PhD interview, the Regular Category candidates shall be provided reimbursement of travel expenses at the rate of to-and-fro sleeper class railway fare or equivalent (as per IIT Guwahati's travel reimbursement rules). Not applicable as all the interviews are to be held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Limiting Number of Candidates for the Selection Process: The Institute reserves the right to call a limited number of candidates for written test and/or interview/ portfolio review, if required, based on performance in GATE/ NET/ CEED/ INSPIRE, grades/ marks in the qualifying degree examination, etc.
  • Candidates who are in Final Semester of Qualifying Degree: Candidates still to appear in their qualifying degree examinations may also apply, provided they appear in all their qualifying degree examinations and complete all requirements for their degrees before 15-12-2020 (to be revised looking at the situation resulted out of the COVID-19 pandemic). If selected, such candidates shall be admitted provisionally, and they will have to furnish the results of their qualifying degree examinations latest by 31-01-2021 (to be revised looking at the situation resulted out of the COVID-19 pandemic). Further, they must fulfill the minimum requirements of marks/CPI, and other conditions like valid GATE score/CEED score/NET or INSPIRE certificate (as may be applicable) etc., as mentioned under eligibility criteria for respective programmes. Failure to fulfill any of these requirements, shall automatically result in cancellation of admission.
  • Cautionary Note: The above information is not the complete set of Rules & Regulations for the PhD programmes of IIT Guwahati. Mere fulfilment of educational qualification and other essential requirements do not entitle a candidate for getting a seat in the PhD programme. The Institute reserves the right not to fill a particular seat if suitable candidate is not found.
  • Medical Insurance: Students of IIT Guwahati are covered under the Group Medical Insurance Scheme (GMIS) up to a maximum limit of rupees one lakh only. Claims under GMIS will be applicable for new students with effect from January, 2021(tentative) only.
  • Legal Jurisdiction: The Courts at Guwahati alone shall have the jurisdiction to settle and decide all matters and disputes related to the above referred admission process.
  • Merit list publication will end on 22nd December, 2020.

Contact Details
Joint Registrar (Academic Affairs)
Academic Affairs Section
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati-781039
Assam, India
Email: acadphd@iitg.ac.in
Fax: +91-0361-2582090

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