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Ph.D. Admissions (Monsoon Session, AY 22-23)

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Selected Candidates

Shortlisted Candidates

The goal of the Ph.D. program at IIIT-Delhi is to empower students to become part of the global research ecosystem, and contribute to research organizations and top class universities across the world. The program is based on the best practices models at top universities across the world. IIIT-Delhi offers Ph.D. programs in Computational Biology (CB), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE), Human-Centered Design (HCD), Mathematics (Maths), and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).

"Candidates qualified for UGC/CSIR JRF, DST INSPIRE, DBT Fellowship and fresh B.Tech. graduates with research aptitude are strongly encouraged to apply. GATE score is not mandatory for some departments."

Eligibility Criteria

For discipline wise minimum eligibility criteria, please click here. The concerned Department may use higher cut off levels for shortlisting besides giving due consideration to the way questions are answered in the application form. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Differently abled categories would be eligible for relaxations, as per norms, in the selection criteria. (Details mentioned in the FAQ point no. 2)

Admission Categories

Regular Ph.D. - Candidates who are not holding regular work/employment and are primarily engaged in their academic program only. Those who are already employed will have to resign and submit the relieving before joining the Programme.

Sponsored Ph.D. - IIIT-Delhi allows highly motivated working professionals to pursue a Ph.D. degree while still employed at the sponsoring organization. Click here for more details.

Financial Support

Students joining the Ph.D. program as regular student will be considered for Institute Fellowship. Presently institute is offering fellowship at the rate of Rs.31,000/- per month in the 1st & 2nd year and Rs.35,000/- per month in 3rd & 4th year. For 5th year, fellowship is at the reduced rate that is, Rs. 30,000/- per month.

Additional Financial Support

  • Support upto Rs 50k is provided towards purchase of laptop/ desktop.
  • Contingency grant of Rs.10k per annum.

Institute Travel Grant

Full time Ph.D. students are encouraged to present their research work at International Conferences. Financial support of up to Rs. 2L for the entire duration of the program is available.

Overseas Research Fellowship (ORF)

Support upto US $6000 may be considered in deserving cases to conduct research collaborations with reputed Universities/Labs abroad for a period of 3 to 6 months.

Admission Procedure

Rolling Admissions - It is meant for candidates who have a clear idea of the area they want to work. The interested candidates are expected to interact with the concerned faculty member(s) in IIIT-Delhi and get their consent for working with him/her. However, such candidates will undergo a full selection process before being admitted to the Ph.D. program. Click here for more details.

Regular Admissions - The regular admission happens in two cylces; once during February - April every year (for Monsoon Session) & other during September-November every year (for Winter Session).

Applications are invited from eligible candidates through an open advertisement. Admission is generally offered on the basis of an interview and/or written test, if necessary. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview based on the academic records, statement of purpose, etc. The final selection will be mainly based on academic credentials, written test and/or interview. The candidates who do not qualify in the written test need not appear for interview. The reserved category candidates will be given due relaxation in cutoff marks as per the norms.

The outstation candidates (non-NCR) who are shortlisted to appear for the written test/ interview, will be reimbursed their travel fare by second sleeper or public bus fare by the shortest route, whichever is cheapest. They will have to furnish the proof of travel. If a candidate decides to choose a different mode (e.g. 3AC, air, etc.), they will be only reimbursed the second sleeper or public transport bus fare by the shortest route.

Application Procedure

  • Candidates can apply only through the online application portal. There is no provision for offline submission of application forms.
  • If you are applying for more than one discipline, please submit a separate application for each discipline.
  • After successful submission of the application form, you will receive an application number and a link to download the application form. Please save the application form. You need to furnish hardcopy of the application form and self-attested copies of all the relevant documents at the time of interview.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • The application fee for Ph.D. program is as follow:
    Rs.150/- : For SC/ST/ PD candidates
    Rs.300/- : For other candidates
  • Apply Online. (Applications are Closed now )

The Institute reserves the right to call or not to call eligible candidates for the admission process.
Institute reserves the right to make changes in the admission procedure including schedule of test/interview. The changes made, if any, will be notified on the website.

Important Dates

Start Date of Online Application 4th April 2022
Last Date of Application Submission 25th April 2022 4th May 2022, Wednesday Gif Image
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates 6th May 2022 9th May 2022, Monday Gif Image
Conduct of PhD Interview/Test Between 14th May 2022 to 22nd May 2022 (Tentative)
Conduct of Ph.D. (ECE) Written Test and/or Interview 20th May 2022, Friday
Conduct of Ph.D. (CSE) Written Test and/or Interview 16th May 2022, Monday
Conduct of Ph.D. (CB) Written Test and/or Interview 14th May 2022, Saturday
Conduct of Ph.D. (HCD) Written Test and/or Interview 14th May 2022, Saturday
Conduct of Ph.D. (SSH) Written Test and/or Interview 20th May 2022, Friday & 23rd May 2022, Monday
Conduct of Ph.D. (Mathematics) Written Test and/or Interview 13th May 2022 (written examination followed by detailed interview that day itself) Gif Image
Announcement of Results 31st May 2022

Research Areas

Computational Biology
Research Areas
CB Systems and Mathematical Biologyy
CB Bioinformatics
CB Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Computational Gastronomy
CB Deep Learning, Single Cell Genomics, Cancer Biology
CB Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare
CB Computational Biology, Genomics, AI
CB Chemoinformatics and Genomics
CB Protein structure and dynamics, cardiovascular diease, Structural biology
CB Diagnostics and therapeutcics development for neurodegenerative diseases & Computational modeling of viral infections &Virtual screening in GPUs
Computer Science and Engineering
Research Areas
CSE High Performance Computing
CSE Machine Learning in medical imaging
CSE Software-defined Networking
CSE Neuromarketing using Deep Learning
CSE Secured Data Movement
CSE Fairness in Entity matching
CSE Document reconstruction
CSE NLP, Social Computing, Deep Learning for Graphs
CSE Speech and Audio Processing
CSE Federated Learning
CSE Neural Architecture Search
CSE Scalable Data Structures
CSE Networked Systems
CSE Computer Architecture
CSE Security
CSE Knowledge Graphs, Multimodal data analysis
CSE Applied deeplearning & Big data algorithms in Genomics
CSE Autonomous Driving (Perception)
CSE Autonomous Driving (Dynamic Planning)
CSE Cryptography
CSE Deep Learning
CSE Usable Security, Differential Privacy
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Research Areas
ECE Autonomous Driving (Dynamic Planning)
ECE Machine Learning and its applications
ECE Deep learning and its application in Healthcare
ECE Machine Learning and Computer Vision
ECE Circuits and Systems, Memory Design
ECE Circuits and Systems, System on Chip Design, Computer Architecture
ECE Nanoelectronics, Solid-State Devices & Nanotechnology
ECE Nanoelectronics
ECE Hardware Architectures for AI/ML
ECE Radar and Wireless Communications
ECE Hardware Architectures for Radar and Wireless
ECE Control theory and optimization, Robotics, Cyber-physical systems, Analysis and control of Networks
ECE Wireless and optical communication, 5G cellular standard
ECE Autonomous Driving (Perception)
Research Areas
Mathematics Approximation Theory and Harmonic Analysis
Mathematics Discrete Differential Geometry and Exterior Calculus
Mathematics Game Theory in Economics
Mathematics Machine Learning: Applications of Geometry and Topology, and Theoretical Aspects
Mathematics Mathematical Logic
Mathematics Number Theory
Mathematics Partial Differential Equations: Analysis, Linear and Nonlinear, and Numerical Methods
Mathematics Statistics
Social Sciences and Humanities (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics)
Research Areas
SSH (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics) Social and Political Philosophy, Marx and the Critical Theory tradition, Philosophy of Technology, Ethics, Applied Ethics, Ethics of AI, Kant and transcendental Idealism, phenomenology, Social and Political Philosophy in the continental tradition.
Social Sciences and Humanities (Economics / Cognitive Science)
Research Areas
SSH (Economics) Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Development Economics, Political Economy, Health Economics and allied areas
SSH (Cognitive Science) Cognitive Science, attention
SSH (Cognitive Science) Affective Cognitive Neuroscience, Anxiety disorders, Autism Spectrum Conditions
Human-Centered Design
Research Areas
HCD Design
HCD Design Futures
HCD Affective Computing
HCD Multimodal Computing

Last updated: 20-03-2023