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IIITD&M, Kancheepuram, Ph.D Admissions - January 2024 Session

Indian Institute of Information Technology,
Design and Manufacturing (IIITD&M)
Kancheepuram, Chennai

Ph.D. Admissions - January 2024 Session

Important Dates

Events Dates
Portal OPEN for submission of online application 03.10.2023 (10:00 Hrs)
LAST DATE for submission of online application 10.11.2023
Shortlisting of Applications 01.11.2023-03.11.2023
Intimation to shortlisted candidates for Test / Interview on the Institute website. 07.11.2023
Tentative dates for test/interview (for shortlisted candidates)
Venue: Seminar Hall, Admin Building, IIITDM Kancheepuram.
Computer Science and Engineering 30.11.2023
Electronics and Communication Engineering 30.11.2023
Mechanical Engineering 30.11.2023
Interdisciplinary Product Design 01.12.2023
Sciences and Humanities: Mathematics, Physics. 01.12.2023
Declaration of selected candidates on the website (www.iiitdm.ac.in) 08.12.2023
Acceptance of the offer by the selected candidates. 15.12.2023
Physical Reporting and Enrollment. 20.12.2023
Candidates are requested to apply online only and there is no requirement for submission of a hard copy of the application.

The candidates are advised to visit the institute website and the respective department portal for details (syllabus and/or other details) regarding written tests/other updates.

    + Category of Ph.D. Admission (HTRA, NHTRA, Project, External, PEE, Fellowship)

    • HTRA (Regular Full-Time Program with Institute Scholarship):
      Scholars under the HTRA category are eligible for Half-time Research Assistantship (HTRA) provided by the Institute under the following regulations:
      • The scholars need to carry out Teaching Assistantship (TA ship) for at least 8 hours per week.
      • Renewal of assistantship for every subsequent semester will be contingent on enrolment, satisfactory progress in research work, and good performance during the preceding semester.
      • The assistantship under HTRA is Rs. 37,000/- per month during the first and second year and Rs. 42,000/- per month during 3rd - 5th year period subject to fulfillment of external assessment at the end of second year, and having a satisfactory performance. Enhancement of assistantship, if any, will be in line with the norms of Ministry of Education.
    • NHTRA (Regular Full-Time Program without Institute Scholarship):
      • Scholars under the NHTRA category are not eligible for any Half Time Teaching assistantship at the Institute.
    • Project (Regular Full-Time Program with Financial Support from Sponsored Project):
      • Scholars under the Project category are eligible for an assistantship from Sponsored Research project under the regulations of the Sponsored Research Office. The admission to this category is contingent upon the successful selection of the candidate as JRF by the Sponsored Research Office of IIITDM Kancheepuram. On completion of project funding, institute assistantship may be considered subject to conditions stipulated by the Senate.
    • EXTERNAL (Part-Time Program without Institute Scholarship):
      • The candidates employed and sponsored by the national laboratories, public sector companies or private industry/organization having R&D facilities and recognized by Govt. of India are eligible to apply under this category. Such organizations must be listed in the R&D Brochure of Department of Science and Technology (Refer to DST-R&D Brochure).
      • Research scholars under this category will normally carry out part or all of his/her research work in his/her own organization under the supervision of a co-guide (must be a doctorate) employed in the same organization and a Guide from IIITDM Kancheepuram. The candidate must have at least two years of regular service in the respective organization.
      • The candidates are required to submit a Relief certificate, NOC & Sponsorship certificate at the time of admission.
      • These candidates are to complete the courses as advised by the DC during the first year of their program.
    • Professional with Extensive Experience (PEE):
      • Candidates working as scientist in DRDO, ISRO and PSUs, and recognized by Govt. of India (DST) are eligible to apply under this category. (Refer to DST-R&D Brochure).
      • Candidate shall have M.Tech./MS (Research)/Equivalent degree with at least 10 years of professional experience.
      • Candidate having B.Tech./Equivalent degrees are required to have at least 12 years of professional experience.
      • Candidates should have demonstrated research potential through research papers in reputed journals/patents/technology transfer.
      • These candidates are expected to discuss with prospective research supervisors at the institute before submitting their application. These candidates are to attend courses (In-house courses, Self-study courses, NPTEL) as advised by the DC during the first year of their program.
      • No residency requirement for such candidates.
      • Research scholars under this category will normally carry out part or all of his/her research work in his/her own organization under the supervision of a Guide from IIITDM Kancheepuram and such scholars need not have a co-guide in their organization.
    • Fellowship (Regular Full-Time Scholars with Govt./Semi-Govt. Fellowship Award):
      • Candidates who have qualified for JRF from various funding agencies such as UGC/CSIR/INSPIRE/NBHM/DBT/ICMR/MeitY and if it is tenable for the year of registration may also apply for Ph.D programme under the Fellowship category subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria for admission to various departments.

    + Common Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Admission: (HTRA/NHTRA/PROJECT/External Category/Fellowship)

    • For applicants holding a PG degree:
      • Candidates with a Master's degree in Engineering/Technology (ME/M.Tech./M.Des) or a Master of Science (MS) degree by Research in Engineering/Technology or 5-year integrated Masters with a good academic record.
      • Candidates with a Master's degree in Sciences/Arts with a good academic record and of exceptional merit were eligible for the relevant Engineering discipline and with a valid GATE score or CSIR UGC NET/NBHM/DAE-JEST or equivalent qualification in the relevant area tenable for the year of registration.
    • Direct Ph.D. (for applicants having a UG degree and no PG degree):
      Candidates who have qualified for the award of a Bachelors degree in Engineering/Technology with an exceptionally good academic record in an eligible discipline will be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. Programme as a regular full-time scholar subject to the following conditions:
      • BE/B. Tech degree holder from CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institute) with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 on a 10-point scale or with a valid GATE score.
      • A Bachelors degree holder in Engineering/Technology from any other University should be among the top 10 rank holders in the University and with a valid GATE score.
      • A Bachelors degree holder in Engineering/Technology and employed in reputed R & D organization with an excellent research record recognized by Govt. of India. (Refer to R&D Brochure of DST).

    + Minimum Educational Qualification for Admission to Ph.D. Programme in different Departments/Schools/Disciplines

    An applicant should possess the following minimum qualifications in appropriate areas to be eligible to apply for admission to the Ph.D. program of the Institute.
    • Computer Science and Engineering
      Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering / Computer Engineering / Information Technology / Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Data Science / Cyber Security and relevant areas.
      (Candidates with only MCA/M.Sc./M.Phil. are not eligible)
    • Electronics and Communication Engineering (Including Electrical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering)
      Master's degree in Electrical Engineering / Electrical and Electronics Engineering / Electronics Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Instrumentation Engineering or Master's degree in Physics followed by a Master's degree in Engineering in an area relevant to the research.
      Masters in Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering / Design/Thermal Engineering / Production / Manufacturing Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Automobile Engineering / Energy Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Instrumentation / Maintenance / Management / Metallurgy / Biomechanical Engineering / Mechatronics / CAD / CAM / CIM, Robotics and Automation and other related areas depending on the research topics.
    • Mathematics
      Master's Degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Physics / Computer Science with GATE/UGC/CSIR/NBHM or M.Tech. (Industrial Mathematics & Scientific Computing) or any M. Tech degree with a Master's degree in Mathematics / Physics / Statistics / Computer Science.
    • Physics
      M.Sc. in Physics / Applied Physics / Mathematics / Material Science / Applied Optics / Optoelectronics with GATE/UGC/CSIR/NBHM or M.Tech. in Solid State Technology / Materials Science / Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
    • School of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation
      • Masters (ME/M.Tech./M.Des./M.Arch./MBA) or equivalent in any discipline.
      • MS/M.Sc. or equivalent in any Science discipline with GATE/UGC/CSIR/NBHM /DAEJEST.

    + Selection Procedure

    • Selection Procedure for HTRA/NHTRA/Project Category/Fellowship:
      • Eligible candidates possessing the minimum educational qualifications and satisfying additional and stiffer criteria set by the institute from time to time will be called for a written test/interview.
      • Selection will be purely based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the written test and/or interview.
      • All rules and regulations as given in the Ph.D. Ordinance is available on the institute website and other guidelines issued by the institute/MoE from time to time are applicable to Scholars of all Categories.
    • Selection Procedure for EXTERNAL Category:
      • External candidates are required to submit a detailed research proposal along with their application indicating therein a Supervisor available for guidance in the parent Organization/Industry.
      • The proposal should have been approved by the research Organization/Industry in which the candidate is employed.
      • The Organization/Industry should be allowing the candidate to carry out the research where he/she is employed.
      • The proposal will be scrutinized by the respective Dept. before shortlisting for test/interview.
      • Candidates are required to attend an interview conducted by the respective Department and their selection is purely based on their performance and research proposal.
      • All rules and regulations provided in the Ph.D. Ordinance are available on the institute website and other guidelines issued by the institute from time to time are applicable to Scholars under this Category.
    • Selection Procedure for Professional with Extensive Experience Category:
      • Professional with Extensive Experience (PEE) are required to submit a detailed research proposal along with their application.
      • The proposal should have been approved by the research Organization/Industry in which the candidate is employed.
      • The Organization/Industry should be allowing the candidate to carry out the research where he/she is employed.
      • The proposal will be scrutinized by the respective Dept. before shortlisting for interview.
      • Candidates are required to attend an interview conducted by the respective Department and their selection is purely based on their performance in the interview and research proposal.
      • All rules and regulations provided in the Ph.D Ordinance are available on the institute website and other guidelines issued by the institute from time to time are applicable to Scholars under this Category.
    • Candidates who wish to apply for more than one department should submit a separate application and subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria for applying to the concerned department/research programme mentioned in Annexure A.

    + Application Fees

    No application fee is required. (Candidates who have remitted application fee, if any will be refunded in due course.)

    + Course Fee Structure for Ph.D.

    Description Amount (in Rs.)
    I. Institute Fees
    A. One-time Fees:
    Admission Fee 500
    Certificate/Thesis Fee 1500
    Student welfare fee 1000
    Infrastructure Development Fee 1000
    Alumni Life Membership Fee 500
    Publication Fee / Library Fee 1500
    Total (A) 6000
    B. Semester Fees:
    Tuition fee (*) 33000
    Examination fee 500
    Registration 500
    Sports Fee 1000
    Medical Fee 1000
    Student Amenities 3000
    Total (B) 39000
    C. Medical Insurance Premium (per annum):
    Medical Insurance premium p.a. 535
    Total (C) 535
    Grand Total [A+B+C] 45,535
    II. Hostel Fees (+)
    A. Hostel Fees & Mess Charges per semester
    Hostel Admission fee 700
    Hostel Seat Rent 3500
    Hostel Maintenance Charges 9000
    Dining charges - Advance 19500
    Establishment B Charges 1000
    Development Fee 1000
    Total (D) 34,700
    TOTAL (I + II) 80,235
    * SC/ST students admitted under the Regular scheme are exempted from payment of tuition fee irrespective of their parental income.
    + Hostel is compulsory and dining charges shall vary based on tender value.
    Revised fee structure if any, shall be uploaded accordingly. The fee will be charged each semester as per Institute rules/ norms applicable from time to time.

    + Instruction for Filling Online Application

    The candidates are required to register and submit an ONLINE application by accessing the website www.iiitdm.ac.in. No Hardcopy of the application will be entertained. The candidates are also required to upload the scanned copy of the following self-attested documents:
    1 File containing your recent color photograph (Jpg).
    2 Scanned copy of your signature (Jpg).
    3 Scanned copy of your PG degree certificate (pdf) if the course is completed. If you do not have the final degree certificate, please upload a copy of the final year mark sheet or the provisional certificate. If the course is not completed, a certificate from the principal of the college or the Head of the department as per Annexure B should be uploaded.
    4 Scanned copy of your UG degree certificate (pdf) and upload a copy of the mark sheets (pdf).
    5 Upload a scanned copy of your Higher Secondary Certificate (pdf).
    6 Upload a scanned copy of your birth certificate or proof of date of birth (school leaving certificate or Class 10 certificate) (pdf).
    7 Upload the scanned experience certificate if applicable (pdf).
    8 Upload the scanned Community Certificate for OBC-NCL/SC/ST/EWS.
    (Annexure C, Annexure D and Annexure E)
    9 Candidates who are applying in the PwD category should upload a valid medical certificate issued by the appropriate authority as per Annexure F (pdf).
    10 The prescribed format for submission of the Sponsorship/Endorsement Certificate and particulars of Co-guide are provided as Annexure G and H respectively.
    11 The size of each document should not be more than 2 MB, scanned documents should be 200 dpi or above.
    12 Candidates under the External category and Professional with Extensive Experience category are required to submit a detailed research proposal along with the application and a detailed resume.
    13 The Institute shall not be responsible for wrong entries and technical error(s) while making the online application.
    It may be noted that the application received without requisite documents will be summarily rejected without any further intimation. Canvassing in any manner on the part of the candidates shall lead to his/her disqualification.
Contact:
Telephone: (044) 2747 6323
Email (General queries): phdadmission@iiitdm.ac.in
Email (Only for technical queries related to Ph.D admission portal): automation@iiitdm.ac.in
Source: iiitdm.ac.in

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