Minimum Qualifications for admission to Full-time PhD Programmes

Table-1 defines the minimum qualifications required for admission to fulltime PhD programmes at IIT Delhi for General/OBC (Non-creamy Layer) category students. Please note:

  • These are Institute minimum requirements and any Department/Centre operating through their DRC/CRC can specify higher short-listing criteria than what is specified here.

  • This table includes most of the degrees but each DRC/CRC is free to specify the qualifications and disciplines acceptable for admission to their programmes.

Candidates in the final year of their programmes and who expect to complete all their qualifying degree requirements before the third week of July 2013 are eligible to apply for admissions. For short-listing purposes, their performance until the preceding semester (preceding year if their programmes are year based) would be considered but their admission would be provisional, subject to their meeting the minimum eligibility criteria after their final qualifying examination results are announced.

Table 1: Minimum Qualification for Admission to full-time PhD Programmes

Qualifying DegreeMinimum performance in qualifying degree for General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category studentsQualification through national level examination requirements
M.Tech./M.E./M.D. or equivalent60% marks or 6.75 CGPA on a 10-point scaleNil
M.Sc./MBA/M.A./MBBS or equivalent60% marks or 6.75 CGPA on a 10-point scaleGATE score >= 300 or qualifying or equivalent score whichever is higher CSIR/UGC NET/ICAR/ICMR/DST INSPIRE fellowship
B.E./B.Tech or equivalent70% marks or 7.5 CGPA on a 10-point scaleQualified GATE/CSIR/UGC NET/ICAR/DST INSPIRE fellowship

Exemptions, relaxations and clarifications:

  1. For SC/ST/PH category students, minimum performance in the qualifying degree with postgraduate qualifications (first two rows) is relaxed from 60% to 55% (6.75 to 6.25) and GATE score requirement from 300 to 200.

  2. Qualifying degree performance is computed by aggregating performance over all the semesters/years of the qualifying degree.

  3. In respect of MA, M.Sc. and/or B.Techs. from IITs graduating with a CGPA of 8.0 or above, the requirement of qualification through a national examination (row three in Table 1) is waived off.

  4. Students from CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (IIT’s, NIT’s, IIIT’s, etc)) having CPI/ CGPA 7.00 (at 10.00 scale) at the end of 3rd year are also eligible for admission to PhD. The requirement of qualification through a national examination (row three in Table 1) is waived off.

  5. For assistantship purposes candidates with MBBS qualification will be considered equivalent to M.Tech.

  6. For candidates with M.A. degree in English, a 5% relaxation in marks or 0.5 relaxations in CGPA may be permitted for admission to the PhD programme in Humanities & Social Sciences.

  7. Candidates holding MBA degree are eligible for applying to the PhD programme in the Department of Management Studies.