Academics Administration

Prof. Narayanan D Kurur
Dean, Academics
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Tel:+91-11-2659 1708(O),
E-mail:deanacad[at]admin.iitd.ac.in
Prof. S. Chatterjee
Associate Dean, Curriculum
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Tel:+91-11-2659 1708(O),
E-mail:adcur[at]admin.iitd.ac.in
Prof. C. T. Dhanya
Associate Dean, PG Research
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Tel:+91-11-2659 1708(O),
E-mail:adres[at]admin.iitd.ac.in
Prof. Subodh V. Sharma
Associate Dean, Academic Outreach and New Initiatives
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Tel:+91-11-2659 1708(O),
E-mail:[at]admin.iitd.ac.in
Atul Vyas
Joint Registrar (Academics)
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, INDIA
Tel:+91-11-2659 1737 (O)
Email:drpgsr[at]admin.iitd.ac.in
Mr. Suresh Kumar Gohar
Assistant Registrar (Academics)
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, INDIA
Tel:+91-11-2659 1718 (O)
Email:drugs[at]admin.iitd.ac.in, arugs[at]admin.iitd.ac.in

Minimum Qualifications for admission to Full-time PhD Programmes

Table 1 defines the minimum qualifications required for admission to full-time Ph. D. programmes at IIT Delhi. Please note:

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

  • This table includes most of the degrees, but each DRC/CRC/SRC 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 date of registration are also 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. In any case, all admissions are provisional at first and it is confirmed only after all certificates and previous records are duly checked and verified, a process which may take a few weeks into the starting semester.

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 6.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleNil
M.Sc./MBA/M.A./M.B.B.S. or equivalent60% marks or 6.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleQualified GATE/ CSIR/ UGC/NET/ICAR/ICMR/ DST-INSPIRE Fellowship
B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent70% marks or 7.00 CGPA on a 10-point scaleQualified GATE/CSIR/ UGC NET/ICAR/DST-INSPIRE Fellowship

Exemptions, relaxations and clarifications:

  1. For SC/ST/PwD category candidates, the minimum performance in the qualifying degree (S. No. 1 & 2 in Table 1) is relaxed from 60% to 55% (CGPA relaxed from 6.00 to 5.50).

  2. For SC/ST/PwD category candidates, the minimum performance in the qualifying degree (Sr. No.3 in Table 1) is relaxed from 70% to 65% (CGPA relaxed from 7.00 to 6.50).

  3. Qualifying degree performance is computed by aggregating performance over all the semesters/years of the qualifying degree, as per the credit or weightage system approved in the institution/ board where the degree has been completed.

  4. Requirement of qualification in GATE / National Exam is waived for the following categories of applicants:

    • Currently registered students in Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) pursuing B.Tech./B.E./ Integrated M. Tech/ Integrated M.Sc. Programmes (or any other programme of minimum four year duration, admission to which is on the basis of JEE), who have completed 6 semesters or more, and have CGPA of 8.00 or above (on a 10 point scale). Such students must obtain a CGPA of 8.00 or above at the time of graduation, and before they formally register for the Ph.D. programme (80% aggregate marks, if marks are the primary mode of evaluation);

    • Graduates of CFTIs (in the programmes marked under (i)) with a final graduation CGPA of more than 8.00 (80% aggregate marks, if marks are the primary mode of evaluation);

    • M.A or M.Sc. graduates from IITs with CGPA 8.00 or above.

    • For purposes of shortlisting, the primary method of evaluation (i.e., CGPA/CPI, or aggregate percentage, whichever is appropriate) followed by the institution where candidate has obtained his/her qualifying degree will be used by IIT Delhi for determining whether the candidate meets the final shortlisting requirements.

    • For assistantship purposes only (and not for qualification), candidates with M.B.B.S. qualification will be considered equivalent to M. Tech., for admission to Ph.D. programme in Centre for Biomedical Engineering;

    • For candidates with M.A. degree in English, a 5% relaxation in marks or 0.5 relaxation in CGPA may be permitted for admission to the Ph.D. programme in Humanities and Social Sciences;

    • Candidates holding an MBA degree are eligible for applying to the Ph.D. programme in the Department of Management Studies.