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Ph.D. Admissions (Winter 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

Year Amount per month (Rs.)
Until successfully completing the comprehensive exam 35,000
Since completing comprehensive exam until completion of 5th year 37,000

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 04.11.2022 (Friday)
Last Date of Application Submission 24.11.2022 (Thursday)
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates 30.11.2022 (Wednesday)
Conduct of PhD Interview/Test Between 09.12.2022 - 18.12.2022 (Tentative)
Conduct of PhD Interview/Test for CSE& ECE 13.12.2022 (Tuesday) Gif Image
Announcement of Results 24.12.2022 (Saturday)
Extended deadline for CSE 04.12.2022 (Sunday)
Extended deadline for ECE 08.12.2022 (Thursday)
Conduct of PhD Interview/Test for Mathematics 10.12.2022 (Saturday)
Conduct of PhD Interview/Test for CB 22.12.2022 (Thursday)
Syllabus of PhD Interview/Test for CSE Click Here Gif Image

Research Areas

Computational Biology
Research Areas
CB Bioinformatics
CB Systems modeling of infectious disease
CB Computational Gastronomy, Computational Creativity, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning
CB Cancer Genomics and AI
CB Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Healthcare; Bioinformatics
CB Genomics based diagnostics and theurapetics
CB AI-based Functional Metabolomics in Aging and Cancer
CB Computational diagnostics and therapeutics design
CB Human Microbiome Informatics
Computer Science and Engineering
Research Areas
CSE Cybersecurity, Privacy and Anonymity
CSE Data Science, Video Analytics, Human-Computer Interaction
CSE Distributed Computing
CSE Machine Learning
CSE Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science
(NOTE: Candidates with a good background in Mathematics and/or JRF qualification from CSIR/UGC-NET in Mathematics/Computer Science are also encouraged to apply)
CSE Wireless Networks
CSE Human-Computer Interaction
CSE Speech and Audio Processing
CSE Energy Efficient Deep Learning
CSE AI in Computer Graphics/Vision
CSE Databases and Machine Learning
CSE Natural Language Processing
CSE Computer networks and systems, Software defined networking (SDN)
CSE Program analysis
CSE System on Chip Design & Test
CSE Wireless Networks, Mobile Computing, Networked Systems
CSE Multimedia and Vision
CSE Computer Vision & Multimedia Computation
CSE Knowledge Graphs, Ontology Modelling
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Research Areas
ECE AI/ML/DL in Healthcare (Cancer Imaging / ECG Data Processing / Genomics Data Analysis)
ECE Photonics
ECE Nanoelectronics
ECE Optical Fiber Networks (Multiband)
ECE Wireless Networks
ECE Information Theory
ECE Systems and Control, Robotics
ECE AI on System on Chip (FPGA)
ECE Radar on RFSoC (FPGA)
ECE Nanoelectronics, VLSI Design
ECE Multimedia and Vision
ECE Multi-core Processor Design
ECE Wireless and optical communication, 5G cellular standards
ECE Image processing and convolutional neural networks
ECE System on Chip Design & Test
ECE Multimedia and Vision
Research Areas
Mathematics Fluid Dynamics
Mathematics Numerical analysis/Scientific computing
Mathematics Logic and Foundations of Mathematics
Mathematics Statistics
Social Sciences and Humanities (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics)
Research Areas
SSH (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics) Social aspects of Computing, Social media, gender and media & technologies, digital inequalities, Media & Health, ehealth, mhealth, Media literacy and health literacy
SSH (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics) Ethics, Moral and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics of AI
SSH (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics) Urban Politics, Urban Theory, Democracy: Theories and Practices
Social Sciences and Humanities (Economics / Cognitive Science / Sociology / Anthropology)
Research Areas
SSH (Economics) Industrial Organization, Experimental Game Theory
SSH (Cognitive Science) Affective Cognitive Neuroscience, Decision Neuroscience, Anxiety Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder
SSH (Sociology/Anthropology) Urban Sociology, Spatial Sociology, Middle Class, Gender, Caste, Intersectional Studies, Masculinity

Last updated: 20-03-2023