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Ph.D. Admissions (Monsoon Session, AY 24-25)

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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."

The PhD graduates of IIIT-Delhi hold faculty positions at multiple top-tier universities in India and abroad, such as BITS-Pilani, IISc, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIIT-Allahabad, xx and yy. Many of them also hold research or advanced development positions in industry, such as HFCL, xx and yy. IIIT-Delhi expects to continue the same level of excellence in research that has distinguished it over the past 15 years.The PhD graduates of IIIT-Delhi hold faculty positions at multiple top-tier universities in India and abroad, such as BITS-Pilani, IISc, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIIT-Allahabad, xx and yy. Many of them also hold research or advanced development positions in industry, such as HFCL, xx and yy. IIIT-Delhi expects to continue the same level of excellence in research that has distinguished it over the past 15 years.

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 students will be considered for Institute Fellowship. Presently institute is offering fellowship at the rate of Rs. 37,000/- + HRA as per the DST rates per month until successfully completing the comprehensive exam and Rs. 42000 + HRA as per the DST rates 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. 2.5L 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.

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/DA candidates
    Rs.300/- : For other candidates
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Note:
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 11th March 2024
Last Date of Application Submission for CSE 14th April 2024
Last Date of Application Submission for ECE has been extended to 22nd April 2024 Gif Image
Last Date of Application Submission for Math has been extended to 22nd April 2024 Gif Image
Last Date of Application Submission for CB has been extended to 25th April 2024 Gif Image
Last Date of Application Submission for SSH has been extended to 22nd April 2024 Gif Image
Last Date of Application Submission for HCD has been extended to 22nd April 2024 Gif Image
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates TBD
PGCAT Exam for CSE 28th April 2024
Conduct of PhD Interview/Test Between 1st May 2024 to 13th May 2024 (Tentative)
Conduct of Ph.D. (CSE) Interviews 2nd & 3rd May 2024
Conduct of Ph.D. (ECE) Interviews First Round Online 25th & 26th April 2024
The selected candidates Ph.D. (ECE) will be called on campus for the final round of interviews 10th May 2024
Announcement of Results 25th May 2024

Research Areas

Computational Biology
Department
Research Areas
CB Bioinformatics
CB Natural Language Processing, Large Language Models, Named Entity Recognition, Deep Learning, Machine Learning
CB Computational Diagnostics and Therapeutics Development
Computer Science and Engineering
Department
Research Areas
CSE Information Management
CSE Quantum Algorithms
CSE Human Computer Interaction
CSE Algorithms and Graph Theory
CSE Networks and Systems Security
CSE Networked Systems
CSE Generative Speech AI and AudioLM
CSE Machine Learning
CSE Generative AI in 3D Graphics
CSE Networks and Systems Security
CSE Compilers
CSE Operating System and High Performance Computing
CSE Autonomous Driving
CSE Visual Wildlife Monitoring
CSE Multimedia, Vision and Deep Learning
CSE Algorithms, Discrete Math
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Department
Research Areas
ECE Radar
ECE Multimedia, Vision and Deep Learning
ECE Deep Learning in Image Processing, Cancer Imaging, AI in Healthcare
ECE Machine Learning for Wireless Networks
ECE VLSI and Nanoelectronics
ECE Information Theory/Optimization theory
ECE Digital Hardware, Embedded Systems and Edge AI
ECE Photonic qubits
ECE AI in management of Optical Networks
ECE Communications Networks, Networks of Robots
ECE Autonomous Driving
ECE Generative Speech AI and AudioLM
ECE Computational Modeling for Biomedical Prosthesis; Wireless Power Transfer
Mathematics
Department
Research Areas
Mathematics Applied Mathematics
Mathematics Number Theory
Mathematics Alegbra and Number Theory
Mathematics Applied Mathematics
Mathematics Algebraic Geometry
Mathematics Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis
Mathematics Computational Geometry, Shape analysis
Mathematics Statistics
Mathematics Theoretical Deep/Machine Learning
Mathematics Optimization for Machine Learning
Mathematics Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algorithms
Mathematics Applied Optimization and Machine Learning
Mathematics Information Theory
Mathematics Machine Learning
Mathematics Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics
Social Sciences and Humanities (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics)
Department
Research Areas
SSH Urban Sociology, Spatial Sociology, Middle Class, Feminist Geography, Caste, Intersectional Studies, Masculinity
SSH Media and Health, Technologies and Social Transformation
SSH Urban Politics, Public Spaces, Smart Cities, Political Theory of Artificial Intelligence
SSH Political Anthropology, Anthropology+New Media/Design
SSH Decision Neuroscience, Neuroscience of visual spatial attention
SSH Industrial Organization
SSH Classical Phenomenology, Social & Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology, Ethics
SSH Natural Resource Economics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, Spatial Statistics, Remote Sensing and GIS
SSH State building and governance in contemporary South Asia, Social Networks and institutions of law and public policy with a focus on the global South, Digital colonialism and related themes in global governance of technology
SSH Agricultural and Resource Economics, Development Policy
SSH Game Theory, Decision Theory, Network Economics
Human-Centered Design
Department
Research Areas
HCD XR, Metaverse and Gen AI
HCD XR, Metaverse or Tangible User Interfaces
HCD AR/VR, Haptics, Digital Twin, ML, FEM
Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme Phase-II including C2S Programme
Scheme
Research Areas
Visvesvaraya C2S- Chips to Startup
Visvesvaraya ESDM- Electronics System Design & Manufacturing
Visvesvaraya IT & ITES- IT/IT Enabled Services

Syllabus

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Last updated: 16-04-2024