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Ph.D. Admissions (Winter Session, AY 23-24)

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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 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.

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
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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

TimelineCurrent date
Start Date of Online Application26th Oct 2023
Closing Date of Online Application27th Nov 2023
Shortlisting of applicants4th Dec 2023
Date of the interview Between 8th-18th Dec 2023
Conduct of Ph.D. (CSE) Programming Test & Interview (Programming Platform: Code Drills)8th Dec 2023
Conduct of Ph.D. (Mathematics) Interview11th Dec 2023
Conduct of Ph.D. (ECE) Interview13th Dec 2023
Conduct of Ph.D. (CB) Interview12th Dec 2023
Conduct of Ph.D. (SSH) Interview08th, 11th, 12th, 13th Dec 2023
Conduct of Ph.D. (HCD) Interview18th Dec 2023
Result Declaration 26th Dec 2023

Research Areas

Computational Biology
Research Areas
CB Bioinformatics
CB Systems and mathematical biology of biological networks, metabolic network modeling
CB AI for ICUs, Bioinformatics
CB Metabolic Engineering/ Chemogenomics/ AI in Drug Design
CB Computational diagnostics and therapeutics/ HPC for life science projects
Computer Science and Engineering
Research Areas
CSE Networked systems
CSE Theoretical Computer Science, Graph Theory, Algorithms
CSE Compilers, Operating systems
CSE Quantum Computing
CSE Human-Centered AI (HCAI), HCI, Virtual/Mixed Reality
CSE Graphics, AI in graphics
CSE Information Management, AI for Data Integration
CSE Distributed Machine Learning
CSE Provable Algorithms for Machine Learning
CSE Natural Language Processing
CSE ML for Speech and Audio Applications
CSE Human-AI Interaction, Human-LLM Interaction
CSE Algorithms/Computational Geometry
CSE Multimedia and Vision, Machine Learning
CSE Networks and Systems Security
CSE Autonomous Driving in India
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Research Areas
ECE Wireless Communication & System, Machine Learning for Wireless Systems, RF sensing
ECE AI/DL/ML in Cancer Imaging;AI/DL/ML in Cardiology;AI/DL/ML in Genomics
ECE Machine learning for Control systems and Robotics
ECE Nanoelectronics, Spintronics
ECE RF microelectronics, Metamaterial/Metasurface
ECE Nanoelectronics, Machine Learning in VLSI Design
ECE Communication and Information Theory
ECE Radar, communications, navigation
ECE Synthetic aperture radar
ECE Estimation and control for space robotics
ECE Neural Networks on Optical Networks, Advanced Optica Comm Testbed
ECE Quantum Key Distribution
ECE Wireless Networking for Robotic Applications (Industry 4.0, Vehicle-to-vehicle, V2X, Teleoperation, etc.)
ECE End-to-End Autonomous Driving
ECE Single photon detector, All-optical transistor
ECE Online Machine Learning, Adaptive Control, Networked Robotics
ECE Non-terrestrial networks (satelite, UAVs) and 5G/6G wireless communication
ECE Multimedia and Vision, Machine Learning
Research Areas
Mathematics Algebra
Mathematics Partial Differential Equations
Mathematics Optimization for Machine Learning
Mathematics Number Theory
Mathematics Applied and Computational Mathematics
Mathematics Statistics
Mathematics Algebraic Geometry
Mathematics Computational Geometry, Shape Analysis
Mathematics Functional Analysis, Differential Geometry
Mathematics Function Theory, Operator Theory
Mathematics Number Theory
Mathematics Applied and Computational Mathematics
Mathematics Theoretical Deep Learning
Mathematics Graph Theory, Algorithms
Social Sciences and Humanities (Philosophy, Communication, Governance and Politics)
Research Areas
SSH Theoretical/Empirical Industrial Organization (Merger policy, endogenous product differentiation, platform markets, mixed oligopoly)
SSH Social and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Ethics in AI
SSH STS, Visual Culture, Media Studies, Political anthropology and violence, topics in social and cultural anthropology
SSH Game Theory, Decision Theory
SSH Gender, Violence Studies, Digital Ethnography, Sociology of Northeast India
SSH Urban Politics, Urban Theory, Smart Cities, Political Theory and Democracy
SSH Agricultural and Resource Economics, Development Policy
SSH Political Economy, Game Theory, Development Economics
SSH Affective Cognitive Neuroscience
SSH Cognitive Neuroscience - Visual perception
SSH Digital Health, ICTs and Social Transformation | Health Psychology | media and Health
SSH Transcendental Idealism, Phenomenology, Critical Theory, Ethics
Human-Centered Design
Research Areas
HCD Assistive Technology
HCD Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Haptics, Digital Twin


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Last updated: 27-12-2023