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."
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)
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.
Students joining the Ph.D. program as regular students will be considered for Institute Fellowship. Presently institute is offering fellowship at the rate of Rs.35,000/- per month until successfully completing the comprehensive exam and Rs. 37000 per month since completing comprehensive exam until completion of the fifth year.
Additional Financial Support
- Support upto Rs 50k is provided towards purchase of laptop/ desktop.
- Contingency grant of 20000 per year.
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 $12000 may be considered in deserving cases to conduct research collaborations with reputed Universities/Labs abroad for a period of 3 to 6 months.
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.
- 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.
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.
|Timeline||Current date||Revised Date|
|Start Date of Online Application||20th March 2023||17th April 2023|
|Last Date of Application Submission||16th April 2023||23rd April 2023|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates(ECE Department)||22nd April, 2023||26th April 2023|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates(CSE Department)||22nd April, 2023||27th April 2023|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates(CB Department)||22nd April, 2023||1st May 2023|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates(HCD Department)||22nd April, 2023||28th April 2023|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates(SSH Department)||22nd April, 2023||24th April 2023|
|Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates(MATHS Department)||22nd April, 2023||27th April 2023|
|Conduct of PhD Interview/Test||Between 28th April 2023 to 13th May 2023 (Tentative)||Same|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (ECE) Interview||29th April 2023||Same|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (CSE) Written Test on campus||30th April 2023||Same|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (CSE) Interview||--||1st May 2023|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (CB) Written Test and/or Interview||12th May 2023||13th May 2023|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (HCD) Written Test and/or Interview||04th - 13th May 2023||Same|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (SSH)-Economics Interview||04th May 2023||Same|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (SSH)-Sociology Interview||12th May 2023||Same|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (SSH)-Philosophy, Communication, Politics and Governance (PCPG) Interview||05th May 2023||Same|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (SSH)-Cognitive Science Interview||02nd May 2023||Same|
|Conduct of Ph.D. (Mathematics) Interview||3rd May, 4th May, 8th May, 9th May 2023||3rd May- 4th May 2023|
|Announcement of Results||25th May 2023||Same|
|CB||Data Science for Healthcare; Bioinformatics for Healthcare|
|CB||Single Cell Genomics Data Science|
|CB||Metabolic Engineering & Cheminformatics|
|CB||Protein Structural Biology, Drug Discovery, Bioinformatics|
|CB||AI/ML based Therapeutics and Diagnostics Development & Parallel Computing for Life Science Projects|
|CB||Microbiome Informatics, Comparative Genomics|
Computer Science and Engineering
|CSE||Cloud Computing, Large Scale Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Distributed Systems|
|CSE||Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science|
|CSE||Automatic Speech Recognition, ML for Speech and Audio Processing|
|CSE||Energy Efficient Deep Learning|
|CSE||Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving|
|CSE||Federated Learning, Data Structures|
|CSE||Networked Systems, SDN, Programmable Data Planes|
Electronics and Communications Engineering
|ECE||Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, AI/ML applications in healthcare|
|ECE||Radar (Knowledge of Electromagnetics/Signal Processing)|
|ECE||Nanoelectronics, VLSI CAD|
|ECE||Control and Estimation, AI/ML applications in space|
|ECE||Coding for Interactive Communication|
|ECE||Wireless Systems, Networked Autonomous Systems|
|ECE||Computer Vision / Deep Learning for Autonomous Driving|
|ECE||Satellite communication and 6G wireless standards|
|Mathematics||Applied and Computational Mathematics|
|Mathematics||Partial Differential Equations|
Social Sciences and Humanities (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics)
|SSH||Urban Sociology, Spatial Sociology, Middle Class, Gender, Caste, Intersectional Studies, Masculinity|
|SSH||Attention, emotion perception, visual cognition|
|SSH||Applied Ethics, Moral and Political Philosophy|
|SSH||Urban Politics, Smart Cities, Southern Urbanism, Comparative Political Theory, Democracy|
|SSH||Industrial Organisation, Experimental Game Theory|
|SSH||Health and technologies, Education and Technologies, Data and Society|
|SSH||Transcendental idealism, phenomenology, Marx and Critical Theory, Ethics, Philosophy of Technology|
|HCD||Tangible Interaction, AR/VR/MR/ Metaverse|
Last updated: 24-05-2023